[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume control with hda_intel

Steve Greenland steveg at moregruel.net
Thu Mar 27 11:41:54 PDT 2008

Sound/music playing works fine, but volume control doesn't. What I
figured out (by watching alsamixer) is that the PA volume control is
manipulating the "PCM" mixer item, but the stereo analog line-out is
controlled by the "Front" mixer item. Some searching led me to the
assertion that PA tries for "Master" and then "PCM", but I couldn't find
anything that let me change that search in PA. Hopefully, I just failed
to find it? :-)

Alternatively, is there a way in ALSA to remap/rename those items? I did
look at the various ALSA docs/wiki, and didn't see anything obvious, and
am hoping that someone here knows how to do it, because my experience
with ALSA docs is that mostly they make my brain hurt.

Linux kernel 2.6.24
Pulseaudio 0.9.9-1 (Debian lenny/testing)


Steve Greenland
    The irony is that Bill Gates claims to be making a stable operating
    system and Linus Torvalds claims to be trying to take over the
    world.       -- seen on the net

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