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Old 03-15-2011, 03:43 PM   #1
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Gnome, better gnome-volume-control, setting default playback channel

The 'mute' button on my keyboard will only mute the "Front" channel, and the volume up/down keys also only control this channel.

When I go in to the gnome-volume-control, I can mute the whole system and all speakers from the 'PCM' slider.

I installed a few other sound apps (sound recognition, etc) a few days ago but have since reverted to the previous state. During that time, something changed somewhere and the volume control applet was MUCH better, allowing me to set a default channel for mute/etc, set my setup to 5.1, set the correct default recording channel (mic 1 instead of line-in)

I'd like to set PCM as my default channel for mute/etc... but I can't figure out how to bring that 'advanced' gnome volume control applet up, or even get to those settings.

Any advice would be appreciated!

Debian squeeze, (2.6.32-5-amd64)
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: VT1828S Analog [VT1828S Analog]
Subdevices: 1/2
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
Old 03-15-2011, 04:33 PM   #2
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I installed pulseaudio, did an 'alsa unload', made sure 'pulseaudio' was running.
Then the gnome-volume-control.pulse opened up, but I don't see any "default mixer/channel" option.

(I then removed pulseaudio and restarted alsa.)

Somehow this fixed my "mute" button, it now mutes everything (rather than only just the front channel), but the volumeLower and volumeRaise still only apply to the front channel.


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