max volume setting won't "stick"

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Mar 16 21:02:24 UTC 2012

On Fri, Mar 16, 2012 at 02:21:22PM -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
> 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.

That is a strange suggestion.

> 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

I've a feeling it won't, if the issue is what I understood it to be
(PA's software amplification to 150% can't be enabled with alsamixer).

Marius Gedminas
Read what I mean, not what I write.
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