I have a laptop with two speakers: one is blown and playing unpleasant distorted sound.
How do I permanently deactivate it or control it using balance?
A terminal command is preferred, I reckon.
Also, I use Gnome's basic sound settings and PulseAudio Manager. The latter is used to maximize volume, because the former does not allow me to go beyond 150%. But when I use PulseAudio Manager, it automatically rebalances the speakers to 50%/50%. So, any solution must be permanent enough so PulseAudio Manager cannot alter the balance.