alsamixer: lock levels

Colin Law clanlaw at
Sun Apr 7 20:01:56 UTC 2013

On 7 April 2013 20:41, Phil Dobbin <bukowskiscat at> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I'm hoping somebody's going to take pity on me here...
> My three kids all have Ubuntu machines (2 off 12.04 & 1 off 12.10) &
> boy, do they love You Tube. Which, in itself, is no big thing but, kids
> being kids, the volume levels can get ear shattering when all three are
> at it together.
> Is there anyway I can ssh into each machine (ssh & ssh keys are already
> set up) & lock alsamixer's output levels to say, 25%? Or, indeed, any
> other way to tame the output levels. They're using You Tube in Firefox
> if that's any help.

Buy them headphones?


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