sound is playing to loud

Asked by supiik on 2008-12-06


sound is playing so loud that sometimes I have feeling that it is going to crash my speakers.
I have to use only 3% of maximum in order to distinguish speech in movies.

Same problem I had in 8.04 beta5 but that is disappeared sudenly.

Please let my know what kind of diag data you need and how to get it.


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This question was originally filed as bug #305748.

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supiik (peter-iring) said : #2

Please check this attachements if it helps. Problem is still remaining on my PC.


toothrot (scissorjammer-gmail) said : #3

Hi Peter!

I am going to convert this bug into a question, because there are ways to configure alsa to have different loudness granularity. Hopefully someone there can help you better (and faster!)


P.S. You will be able to find this at

David Henningsson (diwic) said : #4

Your PCM and Master is set to max or almost max - they can be lowered using this terminal command:

alsamixer -Dhw:0

Where do you adjust the volume?

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