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Old 02-01-2004, 08:02 PM   #1
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Default alsa volumes to zero!

I'm running a MDK 9.2 with a 2.6 kernel and ALSA.
When i start the PC and all the stuff is loaded (thus i'm facing the KDE desktop), all the volumes are set to zero and a few channels are also muted. If i go into kmix i can unmute the channels and raise the volumes and the sound works. There's also an option to save the current kmix settings as defaults, but when i boot my pc the sound is mute again and i have to manually go into kmix and load the defaults.

Ever happened to anyone else?
Old 02-01-2004, 08:06 PM   #2
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yah actually it has ;-)
anyways fire up a terminal and type :
and set the volumes accordingly ...
then when you press ESC to exit type :
alsactl store
and give that a shot
Old 02-01-2004, 08:06 PM   #3
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Alsa's default volume is set to 0. At one time I had script wrote that would turn the volume and channels up at boot. I think is is the amixer program that will do it.

Old 02-01-2004, 08:27 PM   #4
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i still got to reboot (i'm not used anymore to reboot for such trivial matters! ) but it looks good. Thanks
Old 02-02-2004, 05:30 AM   #5
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Try this:

It's probably the same with Mandrake 9.2.


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