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Old 04-26-2017, 03:40 PM   #1
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Is it possible to save the sound settings in Debian?


Hi all,

This is my first post here. I'm not sure if this is the right board to post in but I've only been using Linux for a couple of months or so. I'm still new to it really. Anyway, I'm happy to be here.

I've got Debian Jessie installed and it's all going well. The only issue I have is that I have to configure the sound each time I reboot. When I boot, the sound icon in the aggregator on the top right in GNOME [I moved the panel to the top of the screen] shows a headphone icon. I then have to go into Sound in Settings and then click on my soundcard [X Fi] to get it to work, as well as disabling sound alerts, which I don't like.

I have tried all sorts of things to get these settings saved, from using
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alsactl store
to using this thread to create a script to installing Pavu control. My BIOS doesn't seem to allow me to select sound inputs. Nothing works... I am just wondering if this is an ongoing bug or maybe I haven't come across the right solution. Does anyone know? Thank you very much.
 
Old 04-27-2017, 01:04 AM   #2
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for ALSA, it should store things automatically once you set them up in alsamixer.
so i guess your problem is pulseaudio related.
just yesterday i listened to this nice podcast, it has a very friendly audio troubleshooting section, starting around 1:06:00
and lo and behold, there's a fresh episode with more audio help!
 
Old 04-27-2017, 08:58 AM   #3
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$ sudo alsactl store

It depends on what you have installed though. Long ago, if you had aumix installed and saved settings, it would detect those at boot and restore them. Instead of those stored by alsa. But most things are governed by pulseaudio these days. Especially if using a fancy (modern) desktop environment.
 
Old 04-27-2017, 10:16 AM   #4
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ondoho - thanks for the podcasts, I'll have a listen.

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$ sudo alsactl store

It depends on what you have installed though. Long ago, if you had aumix installed and saved settings, it would detect those at boot and restore them. Instead of those stored by alsa. But most things are governed by pulseaudio these days. Especially if using a fancy (modern) desktop environment.
I mentioned in the OP that I had used the sudo alsactl store command with no success. I also tried installing Pavu which works through Pulse but that didn't do anything either. I wonder if there's something else I could use in Pulse that would let me save the settings.
 
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Hi.

If you have room could try KDE or Xfce &c?

Personally prefer: https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ml#post5702619
 
  


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