[pulseaudio-discuss] How to save mixer settings?

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Tue Sep 21 01:16:07 PDT 2010

'Twas brillig, and Frode Severin Hatlevik at 20/09/10 20:59 did gyre and
> 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.

Fingers crossed.

> 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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and try and find solutions for any bugs they present rather than just
disabling it.

If you genuinely don't like it, then disabling is perfectly acceptable!



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