Using a kernel module from old Linux kernel in a new Linux kernel

Rashkae ubuntu at
Wed Sep 30 14:26:14 UTC 2009

Rune Svendsen wrote:

> When running alsamixer I noticed that the Master volume level had a dB
> gain of 128 dB!:
>         Item: Master [dB gain=128.00, 128.00]
> I presume this means that the audio is (digitally) amplified by 128 dB
> before being sent to my sound card to be converted to analog at line
> level and subsequently amplified by my amplifier.

Sounds like a bug, but just to make certain, try this:

Stop alsa

sudo /etc/init.d/alsa-utils stop

Delete the alsa configuration  (this is saved from current in memory
values every time alsa-utils stops, so you must stop alsa first)

sudo rm /var/lib/alsa/asound.state

Then reboot your system, and see if the values are still funky.

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