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

Lennart Poettering mznyfn at 0pointer.de
Mon Apr 14 18:58:11 CEST 2008

On Sun, 13.04.08 00:09, Rene Herman (rene.herman at keyaccess.nl) wrote:

> On 12-04-08 23:55, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> > Most consumer distos do not agree with me and want the volume turned up 
> > already by default. The problem is deciding on a generally good level for
> > these distros.
> I believe it can be concluded that there is no "generally good level". ALSA 
> should ship /usr/share/alsa/cards/<card>.state files which at least lets a 
> driver author decide on a sensible set of default mixer settings.

Yet another file that needs to be maintained.

Why not export this data like all the other data from the kernel? That
way other apps (not just alsactl) could make use of this information. 


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