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I'm using XFCE on xubuntu. But there is a volume control on the main taskbar thing.

On windows 7, when I plug in headphones, I have a separate set level of the volume. Generally I leave the non-headphone muted, and the headphone-in one at an appropriate level.

How do I do this?

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The only way I know is this:

  • Go to AccessoriesTerminal Emulator

  • Type alsamixer

Something that resembles the Windows 7 menu should appear.

Just use the cursor to navigate and m to mute or un-mute.

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This has no separate controls or settings for headphone usage – Supuhstar Jan 28 '13 at 18:47

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