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Thread: Alsamixer won't retain settings

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    Alsamixer won't retain settings

    I get no sound on bootup and have to run alsamixer to tell it to use my sound card instead of the default. Then I have to force alsa to reload. Because alsamixer doesn't retain the setting, I have to do this every time I bootup.

    I've tried this with no success:
    sudo alsactl store (had to run it as root, though)

    Any help appreciated.

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    Re: Alsamixer won't retain settings

    I think trying to forcefully save your volume settings as a way to set your default sound device is probably doing it wrong.

    ALSA has a configuration file for that kind of thing. asound.conf? Something like that. I haven't really played with ALSA much.
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    Re: Alsamixer won't retain settings

    Take a look at this bug, Sound muted after boot, in particular see posts #3 and #77

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    Re: Alsamixer won't retain settings

    Find you desired sound settings in alsamixer then store them
    Code:
    sudo alsactl store
    Apply the settings, typically in a user autostart entry
    Code:
    alsactrl restore
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    Re: Alsamixer won't retain settings

    LewisTM,

    I used
    sudo alsactl store and got Permission Denied error.

    Tried gksudo alsactl store and that seemed to work.

    However, I don't know how to do a "user autostart entry."

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