[arch-general] Sound problems

Martín Cigorraga msx at archlinux.us
Fri Feb 1 21:10:46 EST 2013

On Fri, Feb 1, 2013 at 8:00 PM, Frank Zimmermann <
frank.zimmermann.berlin at freenet.de> wrote:

> Am Donnerstag, den 31.01.2013, 21:23 -0300 schrieb Martín Cigorraga:
> > # /usr/sbin/alsactl store
> shouldn't this keep the settings for the speaker? In my case it doesn't

Yes, of course, that's the purpose of that command.

> >
> > So you've installed PulseAudio, may be the problem is related with PA
> then.
> comes with Gnome
> > Check carefully the PA wiki and if you can't find where the problem
> resides
> > you will need to make some debug; the first step shall be uninstall PA
> and
> > check that ALSA's systemd units are working right, then you can try
> reins-
> > talling PA and looking carefully for any change you do to config files.
> I'll check Pulseaudio and see where it'll brings me.
> KR Frank
There are two things that come to my mind right now:
1) have present that some of the sound settings you can change with
alsamixer depends on other
settings. For example it is totally worthless to set the Master channel to
it's maximum if PCM
channel is muted.
2) because you use PA (well, you use GNOME but it triggers the PA
installation) it may be worth
to take a look at the various PA mixers found in the official repositories
and in the AUR.

I also found these threads related to your issue in the forums - it might
be more to check:


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