View Full Version : [ubuntu] low sound volume - headphones?

February 7th, 2009, 01:56 AM
There are a lot of threads about this problem, I tried all the suggested solutions but they didn't work for me. I have PCM and SIDE all up to 100%, I followed the setting sound threads etc.

Everything seems to be working ok, I think the sound through the speakers is ok, I can get it very loud.

Maybe it's just about my Headphone settings, this is why I thought it might be it:

http://img162.imageshack.us/img162/5159/screenshotalsafu0.png (http://imageshack.us)

I can change every setting here except the headphones, I see 00 and it won't move up when I try.
If I go to my Volume manager by double-clicking the panel icon and untick Headphones on one of the tabs I instantly get MM instead of 00 in Alsamixer.

Is this where I need to adjust the volume scale for headphones? is it about permissions?

February 9th, 2009, 08:18 PM

October 8th, 2009, 09:41 PM
I am not sure if this will help, or if you have solved this problem, but here is how I fixed my low headphone volume.

First of all, click on the volume button and click on volume control. Click the tab that says "switches." Be sure headphones is checked. Then click back to playback.

Here is the interesting part. Click the "mute" button under "Front" and then turn that volume all the way up. By doing this, it mutes the speakers while allowing you to adjust the volume of the headphones.

Kubuntu was a little better with this, as it had a separate volume control for headphones. However, this works just as well.