Change sound volume

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Change sound volume

Post by codepeak » Sun Aug 26, 2018 1:59 pm


I'm using an Asus UX550VE laptop with Linux Mint 18 and having some trouble with adjusting sound volume using the system volume. What setting max/min nothing changes. Mute works

Running alsamixer in terminal, I can change the volume using the PCM-column.

Is it possible to change what field Linux Mint Desktop sound control uses?

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Re: Change sound volume

Post by Lord Boltar » Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:32 am

you may need to add PulseAudio on top of ALSA - PulseAudio sound server provides further tools to better control our sound system. This is done with modules to define volume levels, audio card profiles, output sinks, or input sources, and more for easy access from most Ubuntu/Mint applications.
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Re: Change sound volume

Post by Hoser Rob » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:11 am

Lord Boltar wrote:
Mon Aug 27, 2018 10:32 am
you may need to add PulseAudio on top of ALSA ...
pulseaudio should be there unless the OP removed it, I think you meant installing pavucontrol, which is a useful addition.

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