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Thread: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

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    Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    This questions concerns how to save the volume settings in sound mixer applications.

    Here's the situation:
    There is a 'sound mixer' icon in XFCE panel that allows me to increase my speaker volume.
    The sound mixer window offers two apps; Yamaha DS-1E (YMF754) Alsa mixer and Asahi Kasei Ak4543 (Oss mixer).
    Each of the apps have configuration choices which seem to work properly.
    The problem is that they do not save my choices at the end of a session.

    My sound is low on this machine (Toshiba Satellite vintage 2002). I set the volume when I power up in the morning and then have to reset it the next day as the configuration is lost at power down. I have sound but it is low so I boost it up when I go to listen to videos or newsclips...

    The mechanical volume adjuster on the machine set to high.

    Is there a 'save' button I am missing?

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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    are you using the save session option?
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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    I thought I was. Oh, oh!
    I found the save sessions settings. No, I am not saving sessions. Looks like I need to look at this and set up my save sessions configuration.

    Question: Does 'saving the session' begin to build a large archieve file that might hinder my limited storage space?

    Thank you...
    Last edited by Sky Aisling; January 24th, 2010 at 10:56 PM. Reason: Stupidity

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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Aisling View Post
    I thought I was. Oh, oh!
    I found the save sessions settings. No, I am not saving sessions. Looks like I need to look at this and set up my save sessions configuration.

    Question: Does 'saving the session' begin to build a large archieve file that might hinder my limited storage space?

    Thank you...
    i don't believe so. it should only create some config file while with some info on open apps and their settings when exiting the system.
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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    I am testing the save session now. If this solves the problem I will return and mark this thread saved. Thank you in advance.

    Questions: By turning the volume to max on either one of these mixer apps will I cause any problems for the tiny speakers in this machine? Will turning up volume to max cause the machine to draw extra power? Should I be circumspect in raising the volume?

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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    Quote Originally Posted by Sky Aisling View Post
    I am testing the save session now. If this solves the problem I will return and mark this thread saved. Thank you in advance.

    Questions: By turning the volume to max on either one of these mixer apps will I cause any problems for the tiny speakers in this machine? Will turning up volume to max cause the machine to draw extra power? Should I be circumspect in raising the volume?
    i know that pulseaudio can overload the speakers. if you have a physical colume control, you could set the software controls to the max you like and use the physical one to prevent your speakers from getting fried during boot/halt.
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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    Situation:

    Logout Settings:
    Automatically save session at log out option is on.
    Prompt at log out is on.

    I 'restarted' the system.

    Volume control settings on mixers did not save.

    Hummm?

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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    have you checked the pulseaudio settings?
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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    I am not familiar with 'pulseaudio'. Catfish tells me I have 'pulseaudio' icons but does not show an application in the system.

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    Re: Sound Volume Settings - How to Save?

    Regarding: the 'save session' at log out time...
    Do 'Shut Down', 'Restart', 'Log Out' all save the session setting?
    Are the 'save session' options related only to the 'Log Out' command?

    I am setting the save sessions options via Applications/Settings/Session and Startup.

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