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

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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 ...