[ltp] T520: Not loud enough

Richard Neill linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Sun, 29 Apr 2012 18:27:07 +0100

> I'm running the T520 with openSUSE 12.1, KDE 4.8.2 and Pulseaudio.
> I noticed that the volume level is quite low - for example, on the old Z60m
> the sound can be made much louder. Is there a way to increase the base
> volume level?

I suspect you may have the usual problem of multiple different mixers, 
all in series. Check:
  - Application volume control
  - Mixer (kmix/alsamixer-gui/pavucontrol): has application and master 
and maybe more
  - hardware buttons on the keyboard.

If that doesn't help, you may find it useful that VLC allows playback at 
 > 100 % gain