Problem with very low sound

Karl F. Larsen klarsen1 at
Fri Dec 26 14:09:25 UTC 2008

Mark Pyles wrote:
> 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.
> Mark
    When you right click the little speaker on the upper right corner 
you get many choices. Click on Open volume control and make sure master 
and PCM are both turned up at least to 3/4. Adjust to suit your listening.



	Karl F. Larsen, AKA K5DI
	Linux User
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