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    Can't turn volume down

    Installed 8.04 yesterday, and most things seem to work well enough. My only problem though, is that I'm unable to adjust the volume, it just stays on 100%. When I try to slide the volum button downwards, it just goes back up again to 100%.

    Maybe not such a huge problem, but the loud log in tune annoys my wife , and I didn't have this problem in 7.10.

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    Re: Can't turn volume down

    Go to System -> Preference -> Sound and select Master Volume (and/or any other channels you want to be controlled with the slider or multimedia keys)

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    Re: Can't turn volume down

    Quote Originally Posted by kpkeerthi View Post
    Go to System -> Preference -> Sound and select Master Volume (and/or any other channels you want to be controlled with the slider or multimedia keys)
    Hi, thanks for the reply.

    I am aware of this configuration tool. The problem is, however, that when I try to move the slider down, it goes straight back to 100% by it self. I can adjust the volume within each sound application, such as last.fm, by I just can't make the slider on PCM-2 on my OSS mixer (Realtek ALC861) go down. Any hints?

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    Re: Can't turn volume down

    You see, I can mute the volume, but I can't adjust it. It's just either 100% or 0%. I'd like ii to be around 30%, I think

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    Re: Can't turn volume down

    I have exactely the same problem.

    When I, in a terminal, writes "alsamixer", I get the message:

    alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: No such file or directory

    I have found a way of modulating the sound:

    When PCM-2 is set to 100% (there is only the possiblity of 100% or 0%), then I can go into Totem and regulate the sound from the soundbutton there. But it should not be necessary to go that way.

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    Re: Can't turn volume down

    Quote Originally Posted by Erikhh View Post
    I have exactely the same problem.

    When I, in a terminal, writes "alsamixer", I get the message:

    alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: No such file or directory

    I have found a way of modulating the sound:

    When PCM-2 is set to 100% (there is only the possiblity of 100% or 0%), then I can go into Totem and regulate the sound from the soundbutton there. But it should not be necessary to go that way.
    Seems like the same problem. I, too, get the same message upon writing "alsamixer" in the terminal. I've tried reinstalling all the alsa and pulseaudio related packages, but that didn't do anything either.

    It is possible to adjust the volume within every application, such as totem and others. But it is a bit impractical, especially when streaming media over the net. I have to make sure to turn the volume down every time I open e.g. a flash movie, or else I'm afraid my speakers will blow.

    It seems, then, that the problem is alsa-related. Anyone have any clues as to a possible solution?

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