Is there a way to control volume of a remote system via ssh? we have a media center server and we want to remotely control the volume.

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Thought it's not a command per-se, alsamixer is great for this kind of thing. It's part of the alsa-utils package

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  • super awesome, thanks. that's what we've been looking for.
    – Jon Doe
    Dec 20, 2010 at 3:57

You can also write a bash script using pacmd utility of PulseAudio sound system.

I have found an example script for you: pulsevol.sh

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