How to improve improve quality of audio in Linux

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Mon Jul 21 18:42:26 UTC 2008

On Sun, Jul 20, 2008 at 1:20 PM, Sergio Belkin <sebelk at> wrote:
> Hi,
> Since a lot of years ago I don't use Windows no more, but a coworker
> has recently installed Linux (Ubuntu Hardy Heron) and he complains at
> me saying that sound is lower than in Windows, I had no much time to
> see it and sorry I don't remember which is the sound card, but of
> course I checked that  mixer has high volumen... but still it sounds
> low.  What can I do to improve the audio, what is better for a user
> with many years using Windows: Alsa, Pulse audio, OSS, any idea, tip,
> hint, etc...

On my laptop (Intel something soundcard), I had to double-click the
volume slider (in Gnome), and select edit->preferences.  On that
screen, I had to make "front" visible and increase the volume.  He may
try checking them all at once or one by one and then increasing the
volume on each slider.

'alsamixer' in a terminal will also show these "hidden" channels.

Good luck!

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