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I want to apply distinct sound volume for distinct users in Ubuntu 12.04. But now all users share the same master volume.

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I've found the solution here. It sets volume level to a particular value after every login. It works with PulseAudio only.

  1. Copy default pulse config file to your home location:

    cp /etc/pulse/ ~/.pulse

  2. In your config file locate the following line:

    load-module module-always-sink

    Immediately after the above line, add the following line:

    set-sink-volume 0 {your-volume-level-here}

    Volume level is a number in a range 0..65535. For example:

    set-sink-volume 0 32768

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