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October 3rd, 2008, 03:02 AM
I have been having some problems hearing audio on my Ubuntu laptop. I have the volume cranked up everywhere possible, the mixer settings, the hardware volume control, and whatever player is currently in use, and still any audio is barely...well, audible. I was hoping somebody could point me to a software amplifier? I'm not sure if any such thing exists, but I know the integrated speakers on my system are capable of much more volume, if I can only get it cranked up to them. Thanks in advance for any pointers.

Bungo Pony
October 3rd, 2008, 03:32 AM
I normally have problems with too much audio, and everything ends up distorted.

Try going into a terminal and typing alsamixer. You'll find various audio controls there. Try increasing the master volume.

October 4th, 2008, 12:32 AM
This guide has helped many people with your particular problem:


October 5th, 2008, 02:11 AM
My mixer settings are already maxed, (ie. alsamixer is cranked all the way up) but I will check into that link Markbuntu. I browsed it so far and looks like the EQ may be helpful. Thanks for the ideas, and thanks in advance for any further suggestions.

November 9th, 2008, 04:51 AM
The fact of the matter is that the way Ubuntu handles volume is seriously flawed.

It needs to be in decibels, and it needs to have a good positive range.
Alternately, it should go from 0 to 200%, not just 100%.