[PATCH] alsactl init: Mute CD Playback volume by default

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Mon Apr 4 11:28:47 CEST 2011

The CD analog playback line is seldom used these days, as all
modern players rip the CD and use the DAC on the sound card.
In addition, it causes background hum on some machines.
Therefore keep it muted by default.

BugLink: http://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/747184
Signed-off-by: David Henningsson <david.henningsson at canonical.com>
 alsactl/init/default |   13 +++----------
 1 files changed, 3 insertions(+), 10 deletions(-)

diff --git a/alsactl/init/default b/alsactl/init/default
index 7f8ec4c..b7cb941 100644
--- a/alsactl/init/default
+++ b/alsactl/init/default
@@ -144,17 +144,10 @@ CTL{name}="Music Playback Switch",CTL{do_search}=="1", \
-CTL{name}="CD Playback Volume",PROGRAM!="__ctl_search", GOTO=""
-# if master volume control is present, turn CD volume to max
-# exception - some HDA codecs have shifted dB range
+CTL{name}="CD Playback Volume",CTL{do_search}=="1", \
+  CTL{values}="0%"
 CTL{name}="CD Playback Switch",CTL{do_search}=="1", \
-  CTL{values}="on"
+  CTL{values}="off"
 CTL{name}="Mono Playback Volume",CTL{do_search}=="1", \


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