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

Takashi Iwai tiwai at suse.de
Mon Apr 21 18:06:34 CEST 2008

At Mon, 21 Apr 2008 18:01:24 +0200 (CEST),
Jaroslav Kysela wrote:
> On Mon, 21 Apr 2008, Takashi Iwai wrote:
> > Yeah, I'm indeed very fond of automatic volume setup for desktop
> > users, too.  I don't know whether it's a role of PA.  Rather I feel
> > we'd need to add a feature to alsactl, such as,
> > 	% alsactl init
> > then it'll either initialize or restore the previous setup.
> > 
> > So, anyway, what we really need is to gather the data for each
> > available device to initialize to the "sane" state...
> I agree that initialization should be implemented in alsactl, too. I think 
> that only necessary values (Master, PCM, Front, Wave, enable recording 
> from Mic) should be kept in database and all other "advanced" controls 
> should be untouched. Initial values should be hearable minimum.

BTW, there is another thing to care - the capture.
In most cases, people don't understand why they can't record from the
microphone on their laptops out of the box.


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