[alsa-devel] What does 0dB refer to? (Logitech USB Speakers)

stan ghjeold_i_mwee at cox.net
Sun Apr 13 17:17:39 CEST 2008

Rene Herman wrote:
> On 13-04-08 12:51, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
>> It seems to me that whatever way you look at this, A default value of 
>> "MUTE" is really the only safe level for all sound card types.
> Always good to be ignored. How about that card specific "defaults" setup 
> that I suggested?
> Rene
I think this would theoretically work, but it requires creating and 
maintaining a database of all sound cards.  And if a card is not in the 
database, there still has to be a default behavior.  ;-)

Perhaps an entry could be added to the .asoundrc or asound.state file 
that sets this.  Although the main time this is of import is the first 
time a sound card is used, so there would have to be a default entry  
:-).  After that it retains its previous state and is not as important.

It looks like mute is a reasonable compromise, except for blind users.

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