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 <email@example.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
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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>