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    Speakers volume set to zero by default

    Hi
    I'm using ubuntu lucid lynx (64bit).

    In alsamixer, the speakers volume is set to zero and I can't hear anything (headphones work properly, though). I turn it up and the speakers work, but each time I reboot it goes back to zero. I've gone through the alsa wiki without finding anything. Can someone tell me how to change the default values in alsamixer so speakers work on start?

    Thanks.
    Last edited by Padro89; June 22nd, 2010 at 12:20 PM.

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    Re: Speakers volume set to zero by default

    I found this command in this thread

    Code:
    sudo alsactl store 0
    (where 0 is the sound card number)

    which is supoosed to save the alsa configuration even after rebooting but it didn't work.

    In case I haven't explained properly, I leave here a screen caption where you can see the default configuration in alsamixer I want to change.



    Thanks again.
    Last edited by Padro89; June 21st, 2010 at 05:28 PM.

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    Re: Speakers volume set to zero by default

    Do this. Open this file for editing:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa
    Scroll down to this line:
    Code:
    load-module module-device-restore
    Comment it out so it looks like this:
    Code:
    #load-module module-device-restore
    Save. Close. Logout/in.

    No help? Comment out line 372 in /etc/init.d/alsa-utils
    Should look like this when you're done:
    Code:
    # mute_and_zero_levels "$TARGET_CARD" || EXITSTATUS=1

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    Re: Speakers volume set to zero by default

    Thanks! Commenting the line in default.pa was enough! After rebooting the sound still works.

    Where can I find information about this configuration files, by the way? I'd like to know more about this subject, as sound is a usual problem for me.

    Thanks again!

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    Re: Speakers volume set to zero by default

    Quote Originally Posted by lidex View Post
    Open this file for editing:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa
    Scroll down to this line:
    Code:
    load-module module-device-restore
    Comment it out so it looks like this:
    Code:
    #load-module module-device-restore
    Save. Close. Logout/in.
    great solution..... thanks.

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    Re: Speakers volume set to zero by default

    Quote Originally Posted by lidex View Post
    Do this. Open this file for editing:
    Code:
    gksudo gedit /etc/pulse/default.pa
    Scroll down to this line:
    Code:
    load-module module-device-restore
    Comment it out so it looks like this:
    Code:
    #load-module module-device-restore
    Save. Close. Logout/in.

    No help? Comment out line 372 in /etc/init.d/alsa-utils
    Should look like this when you're done:
    Code:
    # mute_and_zero_levels "$TARGET_CARD" || EXITSTATUS=1
    Thanks buddy.. Its working fine now !!

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