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Old 07-08-2004, 04:39 AM   #1
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How to change volume/audio settings using the command line?

How do I change the volume for everthing using only the command line?
And where are any audio config files? I don't see no audio device in the xorg.conf file.
Old 07-08-2004, 04:47 AM   #2
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What kind of soundcard do you have? Are you using ALSA or the kernel audio module? Which kernel? There are options for using the command line, but I think probably the easiest, assuming ALSA, would be to use the alsamixer which uses ncurses to give a gui look from the command line. You can also of course use the asoundrc file, again, I believe is ALSA specific.

Old 07-08-2004, 08:32 PM   #3
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alsamixer, like MasterC says, or amixer is a CLI version. There's rexima and aumix has an ncurses (maybe CLI, too?) version. Probably several others. I use alsamixer interactively (it looks so cool ) and amixer in scripts and whatnot - who needs the extra junk when alsa does it well and you're going to have alsa anyway? But if you're using OSS, then probably rexima or aumix.

-- Just remembered - aumix is CLI as well, definitely.

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Old 07-08-2004, 10:50 PM   #4
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Howdy guys,

Need some help with alsamixer here...
I got sound working since I can see the sound modules loaded using lsmod
But when I start alsamixer from the console, it hangs with half the mixer bars displayed... i cannot hit Esc or do anything but close the console and start a new one...

Here are some relevant info, I'm running kernel 2.6.4, redhat 9, onboard via82xx, and alsa stuff version 1.04...
Also upgraded ncurses and ncurses-devel from from 5.3.4 to 5.4.5...

I have just downloaded version 1.05, going to try that later... In the mean time, i hope to veify the problem before moving on...



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