Is it possible to set the default sound level more than 100% ?Every time after booting i have to manually increase the sound level from the sound settings which is a bit irritating. I am using Ubuntu 13.04.


Using the following command in terminal, you can set sound level as you wish:

pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 150%

In this case we have set the volume of the sink #0 to 150%.

Now, if you want to set this setting as default at startup, add the above command in /etc/rc.local file. You can use sudo -H gedit /etc/rc.local to open an edit this file:

#!/bin/sh -e
# rc.local
# This script is executed at the end of each multiuser runlevel.
# Make sure that the script will "exit 0" on success or any other
# value on error.
# In order to enable or disable this script just change the execution
# bits.
# By default this script does nothing.

pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 150%

exit 0
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    ...and if I want it back to normal I execute pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 100% ?? – Mina Michael Mar 20 '14 at 15:25
  • (that's the default right?) – Mina Michael Mar 20 '14 at 15:43
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    @MinaMichael Right! – Radu Rădeanu Mar 20 '14 at 15:57
pactl list short sinks

Sample output:

0  SymbolicNameHere  value value value valueHz  RUNNING

To increase volume:

 pactl set-sink-volume SymbolicNameHere value%

Supporting Answer: https://unix.stackexchange.com/a/565397/430146

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