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SubjectRe: [Bug 623] New: Volume not remembered.
Actually, I agree with the submitter. Having the volume default to 0
is stupid - userspace tools are all very well, but no substitute for
sensible kernel defaults.

--On Wednesday, April 23, 2003 18:45:58 +0200 Matthias Schniedermeyer <> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 23, 2003 at 09:23:18AM -0700, Martin J. Bligh wrote:
>> Summary: Volume not remembered.
>> Kernel Version: 2.5.x
>> Status: NEW
>> Severity: normal
>> Owner:
>> Submitter:
>> Distribution: Gentoo
>> Hardware Environment: ALSA, 82801AA AC'97 Audio
>> Software Environment: Gnome
>> Problem Description:
>> Not certain if this is kernel or ALSA specific. In 2.4.x OSS volume levels
>> were remembered for the various mixers. Now all of them always default to 0
>> at bootup. I never ran ALSA with the 2.4 series, but it would be nice to
>> remember volumes.
>> Should I be bugging the alsa-project people instead?
>> Steps to reproduce:
>> Set a volume level, reboot, level has been reset.
> OSS didn't do that "itself". He must have had a (maybe init-)script that
> saved the mixer-settings at shutdown (or whenever) and restored the
> values at startup.
> Definitly not a kernel issue. (Hint, time for a FAQ on "common" issues
> that are not problem of the kernel. And maybe a "RESOLVE because it's a
> FAQ"-Status :-)
> e.g. Debian does install an init-script it when you install the
> "aumix"-package.
> Bis denn
> --
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