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Old 07-15-2005, 01:17 AM   #1
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default audio volume

Like several people using FC3 after initial install, my sound didn't work. I checked almost every audio app that comes with the distro, and finally found a wave controller in gnome-volume-control that was set to zero. I can increase that and it works fine. However every time I need to reboot my machine (I think it may also do it if i cycle the X server) the wave volume gets reset to 0. I haven't found anywhere to change this default. As a side note there are also 2 different wave controls (not talking about 2 channels for 1 wave control, there are 2 channels and 2 controls, for a total of 4 bars that I can move), the first wave controller is set to max volume (where I normally set the other to) and the second is set to zero (the one I have to adjust).
Any advice here would be greatly appreciated
Old 07-15-2005, 08:54 PM   #2
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I had the same thing happen on Fedora Core 3. It took me forever to figure it out. But I was able to move all the sliders up and didn't have a problem after that. When I installed Fedora Core 4 I didn't run into it though. Fixed in the new version maybe?
Old 07-16-2005, 12:32 PM   #3
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just see if changing the volume in alsa hels
Old 07-16-2005, 12:51 PM   #4
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as root run alsamixer in a terminal and set the volume to the required levels, then run `alsactl store`

The levels you set will then be automatically set every time you boot the computer
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Old 07-17-2005, 12:05 AM   #5
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Originally posted by phil.d.g
as root run alsamixer in a terminal and set the volume to the required levels, then run `alsactl store`

The levels you set will then be automatically set every time you boot the computer
yes there seems to be conflicting opinions about alsa shutdown script and if it should save current settings og hold one default setting.

you apearently have scripts that do the latter so you have to change the default by hand like phil.d.g
has said -- or still better change the alsa shutdown scritp to do it for you
Old 07-17-2005, 12:28 AM   #6
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from rc.alsa in slackware - this may help (assuming you're using alsa )

# Load the mixer settings and OSS compatibility for ALSA.
# (the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture)

# A function to load the ALSA mixer settings:
load_alsa_mixer() {
  if [ -r /etc/asound.state ]; then
    echo "Loading ALSA mixer settings:  /usr/sbin/alsactl restore"
    /usr/sbin/alsactl restore
    echo "ALSA warning:  No mixer settings found in /etc/asound.state."
    echo "  Sound may be muted.  Use 'alsamixer' to unmute your sound card,"
    echo "  and then 'alsactl store' to save the default ALSA mixer settings"
    echo "  to be loaded at boot."

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