Arch Linux - GNOME volume control problems
I seem to be having problems with the GNOME volume control restoring my settings. Everytime I boot up, the GNOME volume settings are all muted and at 0. Other than this, after unmuting them all and turning up the volume, the sound works fine. Any ideas as to why this might be?
A little more complete answer
I was having the same problem and google was making me come here.
Well adding alsa in /etc/rc.conf, is not enough.
I now have:
DAEMONS=(syslog-ng network alsa netfs crond gdm)
the trick is to set the volume right, then open a terminal with applications/accessories/terminal, then use 'su' to become root.
Well you did set a root password at installation, did you?
before you do the next command, you are supposed to have done:
#pacman -Sy alsa-lib alsa-utils
#pacman -S alsa-oss
Ok, THE trick is mostly this:
that create '/etc/asound.state', the current volume settings.
That's what alsa in DAEMONS line in /etc/rc.conf will restore!
Ok, I did not found all this by myself, I give credit to:
ArchWiki :: ALSA - ArchWiki
Hope this will help the next one, as it did for me.