Using amixer to go beyond 100%

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Using amixer to go beyond 100%

Postby LesPaltaX » 2018-02-28 21:29

Hi everyone! I've been using Debian for a couple months and the volume of my computer tends to be too low, so I like to go over 100% but I have to use the graphical tool to do it.

I've been reading and I can change the volume with amixer but it doesn't let me go over 100%. On the other hand, I've seen solutions with "pactl", but that command does nothing in my computer.

I'm using Debian 9 with Gnome. A Lenovo HP laptop.


Thank you !
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Re: Using amixer to go beyond 100%

Postby sunrat » 2018-02-28 21:49

The PulseAudio volume control is called pavucontrol not pactl.
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Re: Using amixer to go beyond 100%

Postby stevepusser » 2018-02-28 22:28

You can install pasystray and use your mouse scroll wheel to crank it up to 11. Actually, it has no upper limit as far as I can tell.

The PA volume control will let you go up to 150%, I think.
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Re: Using amixer to go beyond 100%

Postby steve_v » 2018-03-01 22:57

Amixer is for plain ALSA, If you are using pulseaudio, use it's tools (pavucontrol etc.)
If you're not using pulseaudio, look into ALSAs softvol plugin, specifically the max_dB parameter. Something like this perhaps.
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Re: Using amixer to go beyond 100%

Postby golinux » 2018-03-02 00:29

Hey, steve_v . . . thanks for the tip. My speakers are also on the low side . . .
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Re: Using amixer to go beyond 100%

Postby debiman » 2018-03-04 10:03

LesPaltaX wrote:I've seen solutions with "pactl", but that command does nothing in my computer.

let me guess:
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$ pactl
No valid command specified

oh and you do know this is NOT a graphical app, so you have to use it from hte terminal?
also:
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man pactl
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