Sound, RealPlayer, Alsamixer
So here I am again seeking some expert help for a couple of irritating issues I have on my Slack 11.0 install on my Panasonic CF-T1 laptop.
First off. I want to store the mixer setting as an ORDINARY user when I log off. I can do this as root, no problem, using Alsamixer. But when I run Alsamixer as none root the settings are not stored and on start up the sound is fully on and fear for the safty of my speakers!!
So how do I get sensible volumes as a none root user?
And lastly. I like to listen to the radio using the RealPlayer plugin in FireFox. However sometimes I get no sound. The player shows 'contacting', buffering & then 'playing' but I have no sound. I can run alsaconf again and the result is the same. But KDE sounds work and I can use 'play' to play a sample sound. Other times it just works fine. Any idea how I can sort this?
Thanks in advance and all advise very much appreciated.