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Old 09-17-2009, 08:36 AM   #1
jnewman.hhfds
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Having audio problems


I've downloaded Ubuntu onto both a flash drive and an external HD. My problem is that I have to turn the volume all the way up just to barely hear anything. What do I need to do?
 
Old 09-17-2009, 09:10 PM   #2
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Open a terminal: (applications > accessories > terminal) and run alsamixer. You can choose between the different volume levels with the <-- --> arrow keys. Move all the volume levels all the way up with the up arrow key. (The down arrow key lowers the volume). If anything is muted, you can unmute it by using the M key. Then hit the Esc key twice to exit. Then test the sound. If the volume is better, run:
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sudo alsactl store
in the terminal to keep it that way when you reboot.

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