[pulseaudio-discuss] How to save mixer settings?

Frode Severin Hatlevik frodeseverin at gmail.com
Mon Sep 20 12:59:09 PDT 2010

2010/9/20 Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie>:
> 'Twas brillig, and Frode Severin Hatlevik at 18/09/10 22:14 did gyre and
> gimble:
>> What happens is this:
>> After KDE loads the desktop, all the mixer levels seem to be reset to
>> factory default levels, which are not appropriate. The worst part is
>> that the mic in the 'Playback' category is unmuted and at a high
>> level, and hence constantly feeds all the nearby sound to the
>> speakers. If I turn the master volume up I easily get a feedback.
> In older version of kmix, it had the option to "restore mixer settings".
> I suggest you turn this option off.

I did so, for all users, and hopefully this fixes the issue.

Now I have a separate problem with kmix, seemingly.
If I use 'alsamixer -c0' in a terminal to monitor what kmix is
actually doing to my soundcard when raising and lowering the volume, I
notice that the 'Master' control slider sets PCM to 100 or 98 when I
raise the volume. If I lower the volume to 0, the PCM volume is also
set to 0. Sometimes when I rise it again, the 'Front' channel is also
set to 100.

Is there a way for me to link the kmix 'master' volume to only
manipulate the master volume of my hda_intel soundcard?


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