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  1. #1

    alsamixer doesn't change the real sound volume of my USB sound card

    alsamixer doesn't change the real sound volume of my USB sound card (though the dials move okay)
    # uname -a
    Linux RPN #1 SMP Tue Jun 7 07:23:01 EDT 2011 i686 GNU/Linux
    # cat /proc/asound/version
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.18rc3.
    # dpkg -l | grep alsa
    ii alsa-base 1.0.17.dfsg-4 ALSA driver configuration files
    ii alsa-oss 1.0.15-1 ALSA wrapper for OSS applications
    ii alsa-utils 1.0.16-2 ALSA utilities
    # cat /proc/asound/cards
    0 [default ]: USB-Audio - USB AUDIO
    USB AUDIO at usb-0000:00:1d.0-1, full speed
    1 [default_1 ]: USB-Audio - USB PnP Sound Device
    C-Media Electronics Inc. USB PnP Sound Device at usb-0000:00:1d
    # lsusb
    Bus 005 Device 002: ID 0d8c:013c C-Media Electronics, Inc.
    Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 004 Device 002: ID 1631:5000 Good Way Technology
    Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 002 Device 002: ID 1130:f211 Tenx Technology, Inc. TP6911 Audio Headset
    Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
    Bus 001 Device 006: ID 0755:2626 Aureal Semiconductor
    Bus 001 Device 003: ID 05e3:0608 Genesys Logic, Inc. USB-2.0 4-Port HUB
    Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub

  2. #2
    While in alsamixer

    ┌───────────────────────────── AlsaMixer v1.0.23 ──────────────────────────────┐
    │ Card: HDA Intel                                      F1:  Help               │
    │ Chip: Realtek ALC662 rev1                            F2:  System information │
    │ View: F3:[Playback] F4: Capture  F5: All             F6:  Select sound card  │
    │ Item: Master [dB gain: 0.00]
    Notice How card and chip are shown. You can also select sound card by using F6. Does your

    C-Media Electronics Inc
    Show up in alsamixer like my HDA Intel does .

    Another useful tool I use

    $ inxi -F
    System:    Host: Biker Kernel: 2.6.36-1-mepis-smp i686 (32 bit) 
               Desktop IceWM 1.3.7 Distro: antiX-M11-686 Jayaben Desai 01 May 2011
    Machine:   System: ASUSTeK product: 900 version: 0405
               Mobo: ASUSTeK model: 900 version: x.xx Bios: American Megatrends version: 0601 date: 05/26/2008
    CPU:       Single core Intel Celeron M (-UP-) cache: 512 KB flags: (nx sse sse2) clocked at 899.940 MHz 
    Graphics:  Card: Intel Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller 
               X.Org: 1.10.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x600@59.5hz 
               GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 915GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 7.10.2
    Audio:     Card: Intel 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio Controller driver: HDA Intel
               Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.23
    Network:   Card-1: Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet driver: atl2 
               IF: eth0 state: down speed: 65535 Mbps duplex: full mac: edited
               Card-2: Atheros AR242x / AR542x Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath5k 
               IF: wlan0 state: up mac: edited
    Drives:    HDD Total Size: 20.2GB (11.0% used) 1: /dev/sda ASUS 4.0GB 
               2: /dev/sdb ASUS 16.1GB 
    Partition: ID: / size: 3.7G used: 1.7G (49%) fs: auto 
    Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 59.0C mobo: N/A 
               Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 1500 
    Info:      Processes: 95 Uptime: 3:06 Memory: 164.7/2016.4MB Client: Shell inxi: 1.7.15-1
    If interested

    inxi - A newer, better system information script for irc, administration, and system troubleshooters. - Google Project Hosting

    I run it in Puppy Linux also.
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  3. #3
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    Mar 2008
    olexandr, did U solve the problem? Notice when you run: cat /proc/asound/cards
    Do the devices switch numbers after booting at different times? Also, did U try alsamixer -c # ? Where # is one of those numbers.
    I should not be writing this as I HATE ALSA, nevertheless, did U run alsaconf and alsactl store?

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