Volume Control use

Antonio Olivares olivares14031 at yahoo.com
Thu Jun 21 19:15:11 UTC 2007

----- Original Message ----
From: Karl Larsen <k5di at zianet.com>
To: For users of Fedora Core releases <fedora-list at redhat.com>
Sent: Thursday, June 21, 2007 1:59:19 PM
Subject: Volume Control use

    If you have either F7 or F6 with all the updates you will have a 
Volume Control that is broken. When you click it up if your in the Alsa 
mixer mode you on the right side a Microphone listed on the Playback 
tab. This is wrong and if you look at the device below the Mike it shows 
a speaker!

    To use this bad system first turn up the Master and Master Mono to 
the top and set Mike to the top. Now click File and select the TriTech 
OSS Mixer. On Playback this has just one Speaker on playback and that 
should be at max. Now click on the Capture tab. Here you will see 4 
devices. Volume will have the little mike symbol with a read X on it. 
Line in I reset to 3/4 up. Microphone is clear up but there is a red X 
on the little mike so it can't work. Click on the red X on the mike and 
all the other things get red X on their mikes. This might make sense but 
I really don't care :-!

    OK the Volume Control will control your playback on the Alsa Mixer 
and the mike gain is on the OSS mixer. The next problem is, if you turn 
off your computer then the next time you use Volume Control it will need 
all this done again. But we can make this setting default by doing this.

    Well the Upgrade erased the thing you use to make this the default. 
As root you typed #alactl restore but an Update has removed this capability.

    So you must reset Volume Control each time you use it on an Updated 
FC6 and any F7.

Karl Larsen

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I have found a solution, but was hesistant to post it.  It is not an elegant one, but I read on some forum/wki mythTv or something similar.  

1.  First change the settings to your liking.
2.  Then do as root user $ su -
     alsactl store
3.  Also as root add the line 
     /sbin/alasctl restore
     to /etc/rc.local file with your favorite text editor, vi, gedit, kedit, kwrite, etc.

In one of my machines I have the following: 

[olivares at localhost ~]$ cat /etc/rc.local
# This script will be executed *after* all the other init scripts.
# You can put your own initialization stuff in here if you don't
# want to do the full Sys V style init stuff.

touch /var/lock/subsys/local

# martian configuration 
/sbin/modprobe martian_dev
/sbin/alsactl restore

[olivares at localhost ~]$ 

And it restores the sound settings which I like.

I asked the question once

Answered myself what I tried

added the line to /etc/modprobe.conf
install snd-intel8x0 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install
snd-intel8x0 && { /usr/sbin/alsactl restore >/dev/null
2>&1 || :; }
remove snd-intel8x0 { /usr/sbin/alsactl store >/dev/null 2>&1 || :; }; /sbin/modprobe -r --ignore-remove 


But I was hesistant to send in the solution that works till I made sure that it does work.  IT does work for me, and I hope that it works for you and others interested.  



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