Audio on Linux can be a bit like playing with the dark arts at times.
On Tuesday 30 December 2008 20:18, Paul Smith wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 30, 2008 at 5:39 PM, Nigel Henry
> <cave dnb2m97pp aliceadsl fr
> >> After some updates, the volume of audio became too low. Any ideas? I
> >> am using F10.
> > As usual I suspect Pulseaudio as the culprit, as it can be responsible
> > for low volume levels.
> > First though, open alsamixer as user in a terminal, as below.
> > alsamixer -D hw:0
> > Assuming that your card is card0, this should show all sliders for your
> > soundcard. Check for ones like, Master, PCM, Front, CD, which should be
> > up.
> > If all's ok in alsamixer, try disabling Pulseaudio (unless you
> > particularly want it), by removing the package, alsa-plugins-pulseaudio,
> > then reboot, and see if the sound levels are any better.
> Thanks, Nigel and David. After having played a bit with alsamixer, I
> got the audio back to its usual volume. I do not know how was it
> changed without my intervention...