[pulseaudio-discuss] PA is very silent; doen't use the max hardware volume

Alexander E. Patrakov patrakov at gmail.com
Thu Jan 23 09:03:45 PST 2014

2014/1/23 Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at gmail.com>:
> I'm not sure what's going on here. I get conflicting control names when
> using amixer to show them. "amixer -c0" shows the following:
>   http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=TxauYevj
> There is no "Master Front" anywhere to be seen.

OK. The problem is that the card has a 6-channel Master control that
alsamixer converts into three controls, including "Master Front" that
confused us. Unfortunately, PulseAudio cannot handle such controls.
There is a FIXME about this:


To Clemens Ladisch: sorry for falsely blaming you about this bug.

To Nikos Chantziaras: until this is fixed, you'll have to live with
software volume control. To make the desired hardware Master volume
persist across reboots, please follow these two steps.

1. alsamixer -c0, set it to the desired level.
2. sudo alsactl store

Alexander E. Patrakov

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