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Old 12-31-2009, 12:16 AM   #1
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Make alsa louder?

Does anyone know how to make alsa louder, more like windows if you know what I mean. I've maxed out all mixers and such but still its just not as loud as I think it could or should be.

Old 12-31-2009, 03:04 AM   #2
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Whatever app you are running generally has a volume control as well. I did the same as you and thought it could be louder. I found that in vlc and amarok, the volume level started at about 50%. A quick slide on the bar boosted sound tremendously.
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I think it depends on the driver: alsa behave like this (softer at max volume) also for me on my realtek intel-hda on a toshiba laptop.
I guess that maybe some modprobe options for snd-hda-intel would help but I dunno which are.
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HDA-Intel is a very strange hardware. For different drivers you have to pass different options to the module. For example on Sony laptop I had to pass model=toshiba06 (or something like this do not remember exactly). And after that internal mic started to work and volume became reasonable.

For newer kernels - - everything is detected automatically for my hardware, so I do not need to pass this options anymore. Look at Documentation in source tree of kernel.


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