View Full Version : [ubuntu] Headphone volume low?

October 4th, 2008, 05:20 PM
I'm running Ubuntu 8.04 on a motherboard with an integrated Intel 82801I HD Audio controller. Volume from the main audio port is fine, but the front audio connectors have extremely low volume; the sound I get out of headphones is easily 3 times louder in windows, with all sliders set to maximum.

Is there any way to fix this?

October 8th, 2008, 09:37 PM

November 15th, 2008, 08:44 AM
im running ibex and i have the same problem...ever find a solution?

November 15th, 2008, 08:51 AM
have you tried this process?.. right click on the speaker icon on the top right hand corner and then click on "open volume control" then from there you can adjust the volume for mic, headphone that will suit your taste! ;)

November 15th, 2008, 02:01 PM
I'm not sure about ckybam, but for me, I had all the volume sliders at max, and pulseaudio volume at 100%, and it still didn't sound loud enough to be heard above any sort of background noise.

I eventually fixed it by putting in a discreet sound card. My X-Fi that was gathering dust finally has a use!

April 8th, 2012, 04:47 AM
Press CTRL+ALT+T to open terminal


sudo alsamixer
Now press F6, and select the headset device (IF USB), if it's plugged into a green port (Standard Speaker Port), then you should skip the next step

(skip if you don't use USB headset)
Press F6, select the device

Now, turn the speaker volume almost all the way up, if the bar has a red tip, lower it a tad bit. Volume should now be fixed.

This option is not available by the PulseAudio configuration

August 19th, 2012, 06:18 AM
Alsamixer thing works.

Else do this:

1. Remove headphones.
2. It will start showing system volume. Set it to high.
3. Plug back headphones. set the headphone volume.

It should be fine.

August 19th, 2012, 10:41 PM
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