Author Topic: How do I save the Alsamixer settings ?  (Read 1076 times)

Offline jwhitmor

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How do I save the Alsamixer settings ?
« on: August 27, 2015, 06:12:25 pm »
When I boot up my laptop, there is no sound through the speakers. So I open Alsamixer in a terminal window, and find the speakers muted, and the S/PIDF auto enabled, which is wrong for what I am doing. I set everything in Alsamixer correctly and everything works, until I re-start the computer. After a restart, I need to make my adjustments in Alsamixer again. How can I  keep the settings I make, so that after a reboot, Alsamixer is setup the way I want it?
Thanks for Sparky!
Jim W.

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Re: How do I save the Alsamixer settings ?
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2015, 05:05:21 am »
are you changing the mixer settings as root?   

I'm not totally positive, nut i think you need to use root in order to preserve the change.

Jesse

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Re: How do I save the Alsamixer settings ?
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2015, 05:21:13 am »
OK, I will give that a try and report back.

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Re: How do I save the Alsamixer settings ?
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2015, 07:04:25 pm »
if not, this may help:     http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1652691 

Offline jwhitmor

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Re: How do I save the Alsamixer settings ?
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2015, 06:45:41 am »
Unfortunately, I tried saving as root, and I tried all of the suggestions on the URL provided, but every time I reboot, the alsamixer settings revert to speaker muted, and S/PDIF enabled, so no sound until I reset it again. Not sure if I am the only user with this glitch or not ?
Jim

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Re: How do I save the Alsamixer settings ?
« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2016, 01:57:51 am »
I guess this is a little late now ... but it could be that you need to make a .asoundrc

mine looks like this for a Toshiba satellite

defaults.pcm.!card Generic_1
defaults.ctl.!card Generic_1
defaults.pcm.!device 0
defaults.ctl.!device 0