[ltp] Re: T520: Not loud enough

Tim Prince linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Mon, 30 Apr 2012 11:01:24 -0400

On 4/30/2012 9:34 AM, Axel Braun wrote:
>>> 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.
> Thanks for your hints, gents,
> I have already tried alsamixer as well a Kmix and pavucontrol, all on max
> level....where alsa and KMix 'only' link to the one Pulseaudio-device.
> The hardware-buttons are somewhat linked to the mixers - they work
> synchonous.

My T520 is locked down to Windows, but it has the similar issue; 
marginal volume on some mp3 feeds with degraded S/N.

Tim Prince