How do I un-mute the sound?

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How do I un-mute the sound?

Postby noorali on Tue Sep 18, 2012 5:14 pm

I am using Mint Debian, XFCE, on a Compaq nc6400 I hit the mute button, and now don't know how to un-mute it. I have tried restarting and hitting the mute button and turning the volume up and down and nothing seems to work.

Can any one help me with me stupid newb question?
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Re: How do I un-mute the sound?

Postby sagirfahmid3 on Tue Sep 18, 2012 6:24 pm

Terminal > alsamixer
Use the up, down, left, right keys to select the master option, then increase the volume.

FYI, for future reference:

"amixer set Master 5%-" to decrease volume by 5%
"amixer set Master 5%+" to increase volume by 5%
"amixer sset Master toggle" to mute/unmute

Now, to apply all that, just assign or edit your keyboard shortcuts.
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Re: How do I un-mute the sound?

Postby noorali on Tue Sep 18, 2012 11:44 pm

Ok thanks that did the trick :D
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Re: How do I un-mute the sound?

Postby psycam on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:25 pm

You can also run the fix given here for XFCE, and not have to mess with binding.
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Re: How do I un-mute the sound?

Postby jjaythomas on Thu Nov 08, 2012 10:47 pm

Not sure about the media-keys/hardware config
But
On the panel you have a mixer control (default in Mint's I believe). You can click on and bring up a 'mini-mixer'.
Make sure sound card selected (alsa-playback, pulseadio-playback ect). Selectet control to show (will save & show from now on). The master control usually does the trick. :wink: The icon below (looks like speaker) toggles mute on and off (normally show red x to show state in also).

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Re: How do I un-mute the sound?

Postby jpala16 on Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:46 pm

Awesome!
I have been looking for so long the solution to this and didn't find it!

This did the trick for me on LMDE with MATE:

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amixer sset Master toggle


I binded that command to my multimedia mute/unmute key on the keyboard and now it works like it had to out of the box. Still I have to press this key to unmute either I decrease volume one level at a time or I mute directly. But it's no problem. Before I had to end session or restart to make it work :cry:

Thanks sagirfahmid3 for the solution.
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Re: How do I un-mute the sound?

Postby dancork1 on Mon Sep 16, 2013 4:55 am

Sorry to ressurect an old thread.

sagirfahmid3's shortcuts work, except that when I mute the audio it gets stuck like that (ie can't unmute with the same shortcut).

any idea what might be causing this?
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