I have a Creative Audigy 2 ZS soundcard. The restoration of volume
settings does not work, i tried all three methods discribed in the wiki.
With the onboard soundchip, it works however.
What annoys me is, that i have to unmute some channel called
'SPDIF / Output Jack' or whatever (i'm not sitting on my machine at the moment).
That one doesn't have a volume, just the mute/unmute box. Without
it unmuted, i have no sond at all. My speakers are connected analog.
I have the strong feeling, that this is a hardware issue, since i also had
problems with this card on Ubuntu und Windows 7. However, it basically
works, so i stick with it. Sometimes, i even had to mute to channel,
instead of unmuting it to hear some music. This behaviour is too strange,
that i think it's a software issue. However, if somebody has an idea
what i can try, i'd be glad to hear that.
Anyway, what i would like to do is to write a script, which unmutes this
specific channel, so that i don't have to open alsamixer all the time,
search the channel and unmute it by hand. I might even put that script
Has anybody done something like this or is familiar with alsa(mixer) access
from some bash script?
amixer -q set "Channel Mode" "6ch" amixer -q set Center 90% unmute amixer -q set LFE 94% unmute amixer -q set Surround 96% unmute amixer -q set Master 80% unmute amixer -q set PCM 90% unmute amixer -q set Front 96% unmute amixer -q set "Input Source",0 "Front Mic" amixer -q set 'Mic Boost',0 0 amixer -q set 'Capture',0 80%
Create a script e.g. /usr/local/bin/resetvolume
Edit: Can also be mixed into 1 command:
amixer -s -q <<EOF set "Channel Mode" "6ch" set Center 94% unmute set LFE 94% unmute set Surround 86% unmute set Digital 0 set Master 80% unmute set PCM 92% unmute set 'Mic Boost',0 0 set Mic,0 0% mute set 'Capture',0 85% unmute set "Auto-Mute Mode" Enabled set Headphone 96% set IEC958 off set 'IEC958 Default PCM' off set 'Speaker CLFE' on set 'Speaker Front' 92% unmute set 'Speaker Surround' 92% unmute EOF
Last edited by brebs (2013-10-09 22:49:26)
Thanks a lot brebs, this is exactly what i wanted.