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Old 06-04-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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Sound, RealPlayer, Alsamixer

Hi all.

So here I am again seeking some expert help for a couple of irritating issues I have on my Slack 11.0 install on my Panasonic CF-T1 laptop.

First off. I want to store the mixer setting as an ORDINARY user when I log off. I can do this as root, no problem, using Alsamixer. But when I run Alsamixer as none root the settings are not stored and on start up the sound is fully on and fear for the safty of my speakers!!
So how do I get sensible volumes as a none root user?

And lastly. I like to listen to the radio using the RealPlayer plugin in FireFox. However sometimes I get no sound. The player shows 'contacting', buffering & then 'playing' but I have no sound. I can run alsaconf again and the result is the same. But KDE sounds work and I can use 'play' to play a sample sound. Other times it just works fine. Any idea how I can sort this?

Thanks in advance and all advise very much appreciated.

Old 06-05-2007, 08:59 AM   #2
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Are you running KDE and do you have kmix running. Or does it also not store the sound options?
Old 06-05-2007, 05:09 PM   #3
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After adjusting the volume with alsamixer,
run command
alsactl store
as root
and that will save your current volume settings.
Old 06-06-2007, 09:18 PM   #4
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Thanks, 'alsactl store' works a treat.

Now if only I could sort Real Player



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