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Re: Boost sound volume?

On Wed, 2011-08-10 at 16:07 +0200, Robert Blair Mason Jr. wrote:
> On Wed, 10 Aug 2011 06:01:46 -0400
> Carl Fink <carl@finknetwork.com> wrote:
> > No, it's a well-known problem with PulseAudio. It gives max volumes
> > much, much lower than Windows for no special reason I know of.
> Is it possible for me to just kill the PulseAudio server when I'm
> starting certain applications, or force them to use ALSA?
> > Robert: if you're using Gnome, run gnome-volume-control. You can use
> > the slider at the top to set volume to "more than 100%". (Yes, I know
> > that's stupid.) Unfortunately the system will forget this setting if
> > you ever lower the volume.
> Right now, I'm running LXDE, but I do have gnome-alsamixer installed,
> and all of those are at max.  Considering this is little more than a
> graphical frontend for the command line alsamixer, I'm thinking you
> mean the applet.  But the package gnome-applets pulls in 357 MB of
> dependencies.  Is there a simple way to do the same from the command
> line?  I have plenty of hard disk space - it just seems like a huge
> waste.
> Thanks,
> --
> rbmj

Have you tried alsa-utils package?
It provides these commands:

To set volume you may type e.g.
amixer sset Master 80%
amixer sset PCM 100%

Tomas Kral <thomas.kral@email.cz>

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