Joined: June 2004
||Posted: Jan. 18 2006,17:44
davea0511, I am going to assume that you have a hard drive install, and that when you say you need to run the setup each time, you mean that you need to choose myDSL -> Alsa Setup from the menu. I don't think there is an easy answer if you have a frugal install or a liveCD besides rematering.
If you want alsa to start each time, you should place these two commands in you bootlocal.sh file:
sudo /etc/init.d/alsasound start
/usr/bin/amixer set Master 20 unmute
You should change the 20 number. I would recomend using alsamixer from an xterminal and playing around with the level until you get what you want. Then run amixer | more to read the number you see for front left and front right playback for the master channel. The maximimum values are also shown. Remember, it's not 20%, it's 20/some maximum = % volume. You may need to umute other channels as well depending on your particular card, and I've read that some cards use different capitalization for the word "Master", but again, check it out in alsamixer right after you set alsa using the menu option.