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Old 02-16-2004, 02:29 AM   #1
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sound card, kernel 2.6

I have never this issue with my 2.4.x kernel. With my new kernel, 2.6.2, everytime I boot into my Linux, the volume is 0. So if I want to enjoy the sound, I have to turn the volume up with XMMS, or Kmix. So how can I solve this problem?
Old 02-16-2004, 05:06 AM   #2
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The 'quick and dirty' solution is to add two lines to your startup scripts:
amixer sset Master 20 unmute >/dev/null
amixer sset PCM 20 unmute >/dev/null
On my sound card (nForce2 onboard), those two channels max at 31, so 20 is a reasonable value. Experiment a bit to find a pair of values that work nicely.

On my system, the relevant startup file is /etc/conf.d/local.start. I don't know where it is on Fedora, but try locate local.start and try any result that it turns up.
Old 02-16-2004, 06:40 AM   #3
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In Fedora you should put these lines in /etc/rc.d/rc.local
Old 02-16-2004, 08:34 AM   #4
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Talking It works

Ok, thank you, guys. It works. I have to downloaded alsa-drivers, alsa-utils, alsa-tools first so that I have amixer command. Now I have fun with my new kernel, 2.6.2, though why I got this problem is still mistery for me.


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