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I followed the tutorial mentioned here but after the sound is much quieter even at 100%. I have loooked at the Pulseaudio volume controls and alsamixer and they are all also at 100.

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I faced the same problem: I've used pactl load-module module-jack-sink; pactl load-module module-jack-source on startup while using QJackCtl to redirect PulseAudio output to Jack, it worked but the sound was quiet.

I've found out that if my volume level was, say, 30% before I've started QJackCtl, it seems to think that this is the max volume it can get, so this volume will be 100%.

So I just turn volume to maximum and started QJackCtl and now sound volume is okay.

Hope this helps.

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I have found that it's the alsa mixer that had the headphone volume down to 0. all I had to do is start alsamixer, select my sound card and up the headphone volume. hth

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The OP says they checked alsamixer and it was already 'at 100' – Zanna Jun 14 at 8:24

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