[linux-audio-user] Saving Alsa Mixer Settings

nigel henry cave.dnb at tiscali.fr
Wed Aug 31 15:33:57 EDT 2005

Hi Dave. I don't know if you've fixed it, but if not try the following. Later 
versions of KDE. 3.3, 3.4 have a menu bar on Kmix with a settings menu item. 
If the menubar's not there, right click on Kmix, then show menubar. Next. 
Settings/config Kmix, and theres probably a checked box for "load volumes at 
startup" . Just uncheck the box. Earlier versions of KDE like on FC1 have the 
mixer config stuff in. Control centre/sound & multimedia/mixer. And the load 
volumes at setup checkbox is there. HTH . Nigel.

On Wednesday 31 Aug 2005 7:28 pm, Dave Price wrote:
> Nigel,
> Yes, I am using KDE.  I have now read the alsactl man page, and run (as
> sudo ) 'alsactl store'
> When I restart X/KDE (ctrl-alt-back) my sound cuts off as KDE
> initializes, indicating that the capture channel is unmuted.
> But if I then bring up a console and run 'alsactl restore' - even as a
> normal user, sound output returns.
> (I am running mpd at bootup, so it is pretty obvious when the sound
> stops / starts)
> As an aside, mpd rocks for playing mp3 files.  I usually 'control' it
> with phpmp from my web browser.
> Thanks for the reply.
> aloha,
> dave
> PS: I have to send to the list from mutt, because google mail seems to
> put 'questionable headers' into my messages, which gets 'em suspended.
> So if the threading is funny, that's why.
> On 8/31/05, nigel henry <cave.dnb at tiscali.fr> wrote:
>     Hi Dave. Are you using KDE by any chance, as it's likely to change
>     mixer settings after alsactl has restored your settings. Nigel.

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