volume help please

Janina Sajka janina at rednote.net
Tue Mar 18 16:57:22 UTC 2008

Isn't aumix an oss app? 

Willem van der Walt writes:
> This can be a difficult one, but here is what I normally do:
> 1.  Run aumix -q
> This list all the sound controls it thinks your machine has with their 
> settings.
> If aumix give a command not found error, do apt-get install aumix
> or the equivalent on your distro.
> 2.  The microphone setting is usually set by using:
> aumix -m 80
> if you want to set it to 80.
> You can just query the microphone setting with:
> aumix -mq
> Mine currently for example gives:
> mic 0, 0, R
> The R says that it is set for recording.  If it is a P, or no setting, you 
> should set it to R with:
> aumix -m R
> 3.  With a value of 80 and R at the end, you should get at least an 
> audible recording.
> I have also had to change the values of i think output gain on one box to 
> get anything recorded.
> If you have had no luck up to this point, you might need to play with 
> amixer and that can be quite a mission.
> HTH, Willem
> On Tue, 18 Mar 2008, Kristoffer Gustafsson wrote:
> > Hello!
> > How do I set the recording volume for my microphone?
> > I've searched on google and tried everything but the recording is very, very low.
> > I've tried amixer.
> > 
> > /Kristoffer
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