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Offline rexi

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alsamixer not working
« on: January 26, 2024, 10:17:45 AM »
Hello,
so I installed pulse audio, alsa and alsa-config (everything works, even the sound in firefox).
When I open a terminal and type alsamixer, alsamixer opens (command line version) and if I press F1 (help) in it, alsamixer quits and I end up in the command line (this happens with multiple keys, I think it's the F2 and F6 keys).
« Last Edit: January 26, 2024, 10:19:56 AM by rexi »

Offline Rich

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Re: alsamixer not working
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2024, 02:38:29 PM »
Hi rexi
I just tried it under TC9 and TC10 and got the same
results, so this is not a new issue. F1 and F2 cause
the program to exit. F6 pops up a little menu that
allows you to select your sound card.

A little googling turned up this (emphasis mine):
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You can switch to the help mode and the proc info mode via F1
and F2 keys, respectively. On terminals that can't use function keys like
gnome-terminal, ? and / keys can be used alternatively for help and
proc modes.
Found here:
https://manpages.debian.org/unstable/alsa-utils/alsamixer.1.en.html

I can confirm:
  ?  does call up the  Help  window.
  /  does call up the  System information  window.

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Re: alsamixer not working
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2024, 01:53:11 AM »
Ok, I'm glad it's not just me, but is there a way around it, if not, what does the command look like to adjust the volume (something like alsamixer set 10%+)?

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Re: alsamixer not working
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2024, 04:42:33 AM »
Hi rexi
I feel like I just answered that.
Instead of  F1  you can press the  ?  key.
Instead of  F2  you can press the  /  key.

If you press the  ?  key, this help menu appears:


It shows:
Instead of  F3/F4/F5  you can press the  Tab  key to cycle through the view modes.
Instead of  F6  you can press the  s  key.
The  Left/Right  arrow keys select which control to adjust.
The  Up/down  arrow keys adjust volume.
The  +/-  keys adjust volume.
The  Page Up/Page Down  keys adjust volume in big steps.

The rest of the menu item meanings should be clear.

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Re: alsamixer not working
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2024, 06:02:17 AM »
...what does the command look like to adjust the volume (something like alsamixer set 10%+)?
See this page on the alsa amixer app which should give you all the details you need for command-line control of the mixer.

ie: amixer sset Master 50% (uses the default card/device PLAYBACK volume)
« Last Edit: January 27, 2024, 06:11:49 AM by CentralWare »
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Re: alsamixer not working
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2024, 09:28:40 AM »
Hi rich, I'm sorry, I didn't understand your message (I don't speak English very well, so I use a translator that sometimes makes mistakes).

Also thanks to CentralWare.