Questions related to adjusting and controlling the volume level of a computer system.

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Can't volume or brightness levels be remembered?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome shell. If I change volume or brightness levels, they won't be remembered within the next login. Is this normal?
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Pulseaudio not using card I want output from

Sound on Ubuntu stopped working (however on Windows 7 it works). I just tried ubuntu-bug audio and gave the following output: You don't seem to have configured PulseAudio to use the card you want ...
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Why is my volume sometimes not working when I start the computer?

Here is a screenshot of my problem: Basically the volume only starts at certain times. I can reboot my machine and sometimes the volume will work, sometimes it won't. If I run: alsamixer It ...
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How to configure hardware volume control buttons on a Dell Inspiron 9400?

I run Ubuntu 11.10 (32 bit) on a Dell Inspiron 9400. Per default, however, the multimedia buttons control a weird mix of Master, PCM and LFE settings that lead to a jump in volume on the first step ...
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Why don't my Fn keys work for brightness or media after upgrading?

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. After the upgrade, I can no longer adjust the screen brightness or the volume using keyboard (before the upgrade, using Fn+F4, Fn+F11, etc. worked). Using ...
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Need pointer to make simple oss volume manager [closed]

I can not get my ALSA or Pulseaudio get working for my headphone sound. So for last 2-3 distros, I am using OSS. But problem is, with the introduction of Unity panel(which I could not get it work ...
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How to control volume of external amp from mythbuntu (alsa) [closed]

I have a mythbuntu setup with S/PDIF sound going to an external receiver that amplifies the sound into a 5.1 surround speaker arrangement. Currently I have to control the volume on the receiver (Arcam ...
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volume up/down reset after unplugging headphones

If I use Fn+VolumeUp/Down key combination to turn down the volume in my laptop, and then unplug the headphones from it, the volume goes back to what it was before. Has anyone noticed this bug? How can ...
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How to get xfce4-volumed to work in Lubuntu?

I want to use xfce4-volumed in Lubuntu, because I like the volume notification popup that it gives when changing the volume in Xubuntu. Lubuntu still lacks this feature. Simply installing ...
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Sound muted when headphones are connected in hp dv4

I'm using a hp dv4 running Ubuntu 11.10. The sound is fine when the speaker is on and the volume control works fine too. But when I plug in the headphones, the sound gets muted. Even if I change the ...
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How can I permanently set the master volume level?

Previously in Ubuntu, up until version 11.04, once I set the master volume to a level, it stays that way (regardless if I turn the machine off and back on) until I manually change it. Apparently, in ...
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How can I change the volume icon in Lubuntu 11.10?

I've got a clean install of Lubuntu 11.10, with pulseaudio and pulseaudio-dbg installed. The thing that bothers me is the volume icon. I've got a VOL+ and VOL- button on my keyboard that both work, ...
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Change hotkeys/shortcut keys for volume control [closed]

I need to change the hotkeys for volume control, since I suffer from a bug, which disallows me to use the standard function hotkeys of my notebook. Since I have updated I to Oneiric, I am not able to ...
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Headphone output is far too loud

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), with a "Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)" sound card. When I plug headphones into the front headphone port, the sound ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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How can I apply a global pedestal to PulseAudio?

On my system, analog output works, but the volume of the headphone output is very low. Internal speakers work well, and the volume level is reasonable. However, even at 150%, the volume of headphone ...
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Broken sound volume indicator - can't change volume

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and the sound indicator in the panel sometimes breaks down. I assume it is probably because the sound system crashes or something. When this happens, The sound ...
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How to boost volume in lubuntu 11.04 on laptop

The audacious audio player volume is fine, but when I try to watch videos on youtube the volume is far too low. Is there a way to boost the overall sound? THank you for your time.
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Master volume versus application volume [closed]

I just got Ubuntu 10.10 a few days ago on a new desktop and for the first few days the volume worked as expected. However, now the master volume seems to impact nothing. When I am playing Rhythmbox, ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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ALSA mixer applet? [closed]

I have recently installed Narwhal. Everything seems to look good so far, but as usual sound via PulseAudio is deeply unsatisfactory; scratchy sound from Skype, choppy sound from command line apps, ...
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Notify PCM Volume change instead of Master?

I prefer to leave the Master volume at 100% and just adjust volume with PCM. I used this askubuntu answer to separate the controlling of each of these channels. Unfortunately the volume applet and ...
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How can I view a live volume meter?

I want visual feedback of the sound that is currently coming out of the computer. How can I view a live volume meter?
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Why can the volume go higher than 100%?

How come the maximum volume on the sound menu isn't actually the maximum volume possible? If I select "Sound Preferences..." and look at the volume slider in the window, it can go quite a bit higher. ...
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On an HP nc6400 laptop the mute light on the mute button stays on?

On an HP nc6400 laptop the mute light on the mute button stays on even when Ubuntu is not on mute, this only is happening after I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04, it worked fine in 10.10. Even though the ...
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Xine always starts muted [closed]

I'm suffering from the issue that xine is always starting up muted so that I have to manually increase the volume. I tried all options (with Configuration experience level set to maximum). The startup ...
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Adjust PCM volume?

The default sounds levels of master volume 100%, application/stream 100%, are too loud through my headphones. I can adjust applications or the master volume down, but if a new application makes a ...
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Reinstall Sound Preferences

I am running 10.10 and it has been a nightmare getting my X-fi soundcard to work with it. But I finally have sound coming out of 1 speaker. Anyway, somehow during the whole ordeal of trying to get ...
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What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?

What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?
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Deactivate volume amplification?

I would like to deactivate the amplification feature on my sound volume slider. Using any amplification makes the sound really bad with clipping sounds taking over. It's really annoying to have to ...
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graphics problem and no volume control icon after installation

After my installation, I saw a message saying 22 files were broken. Then a window appeared, and I selected the broken files and removed them. Since then, I haven't had a volume control icon on my ...
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Sound Volume after boot always at loudest level

I installed 10.04 a couple of weeks ago. My primary OS is Windows and i could not install Linux up until very recently because of lack of hardware support for my notebook. 10.04 is the only ...