When I use the volume controls from my keypad I can go from 0-100%, and this works fine. But the audio at 100% is still quiet and I'd like to use the 'extra' range that I can get from Volume Icon on Panel > Right Click > Sound Preferences > Output volume slider. How can I do this?
See the image in case I'm not being clear. With the volume at max on the small slider, the sound preferences slider is set at 100%, but I can use the mouse to push it up to 150%. I'd like to get that extra range available from the volume keys on my keypad.
Any suggestions appreciated.
FYI: Win 7 on the same laptop is much louder at 100%, so I guess the win 7 driver is pushing the volume up all the way past the 100% mark, so I guess it should be safe to do that on Linux as well.
My system config:
Using the MATE desktop environment
$ cat /etc/lsb-release
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 14 Nadia"
$ uname -a
Linux tpe420 3.5.0-17-generic #28-Ubuntu SMP Tue Oct 9 19:31:23 UTC 2012 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
Processor : 4x Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2410M CPU @ 2.30GHz
Audio Adapter : HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH
Audio Adapter : ThinkPad EC - ThinkPad Console Audio Control