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Old 07-08-2012, 10:14 AM   #1
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Low Volume


My laptop (Dell LX702x) is setup as a dual-boot, Win7 and Slackware 13.37_64bit.
The only issue I'm currently having at the moment is low volume. Regardless of file type or player I can not get near the same volume level as I get under Windows.

The audio chipset is a Realtek ALC665. How, if possible, does one pump up the volume?

I would like to remove Windows completely, but, until this annoyance is figured out I can't.
This laptop is my source of entertainment when I travel....
 
Old 07-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #2
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Run the command
Code:
alsamixer
and look if the soundlevels are maxed out.
 
Old 07-08-2012, 11:43 AM   #3
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Run the command
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alsamixer
and look if the soundlevels are maxed out.
Thank you TobiSGD, that showed the issue. Master was 100%, Speakers were 100%, but Front was only 50%.

Front wasn't visible on the GUI version of the mixer (didn't know I needed it), I added it, turned it up and now all is well.

Again, thank you...
 
Old 07-08-2012, 03:35 PM   #4
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Here is a script I use to set the volume quickly:

#!/bin/sh

amixer -c 0 sset Master,0 $1%,$1% unmute
amixer -c 0 sset PCM,0 $1%,$1% unmute

amixer -c 0 sset Mic,0 0,0
amixer -c 0 sset Beep,0 0,0

Name the script setvol and use it like:

setvol 70
 
  


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