max volume setting won't "stick"

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Fri Mar 16 18:21:22 UTC 2012

On 03/16/2012 08:00 AM, Karl Auer wrote:
> Hopefully someone out there can save me a bit of searching time:
> Ubuntu 10.10, the sound applet on the task bar. If I open the "sound
> preferences" dialogue, I see the output level is at about 60%. The
> applet itself, and all other applications, treat that as the maximum
> volume. That is, the most I can get out of my computer is about 60% of
> the maximum volume I know it is capable of.
Use alsamixer first! pavucontrol second. Pulse merely sits on top of 
what alsa is set to. If you set alsamixer to 50%, pulse will show 100% 
of of what is actually 50%. This should fix it for you. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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