Problem with very low sound

Mark Pyles markfpyles at
Fri Dec 26 03:43:39 UTC 2008

Hi everyone:

I am having a problem with my sound. It is very low. It is so low that I 
have to use earphones to listen to any type of sound.
I am using Ubuntu 8.04 on a Dell Inspiron 1525. When I right click on 
the sound icon I go to preferences and it shows me that my setting is 
set for HDA Intel (Alsa Mixer) and below, the selection that is 
highlighted is "Master". I have tried the other choices in the drop down 
box which are "SigmaTel STAC9228 (OSS MIXER), Playback: ALSA PCM on 
front, Capture: Monitor source of ALSA,", but nothing seems to improve 
my sound.

Unfortunately I am not knowledgeable enough yet to find out what the 
name of my sound card is from the terminal.  Is there some way to get 
the sound to work so that I can actually hear it? Thank you.


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