sblive surround mixer?

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at
Fri Nov 18 13:45:36 UTC 2005

On Thu, Nov 17, 2005 at 06:50:25PM -0500, Martin Duclos wrote:
> Hey!
> I have a sound blaster live 5.1. I am running FC3. It does come with a 
> sound mixers (volume control 2.8.0) which allows me to control everything 
> fine. However, there is an annoyance i'd love to remedy. This particular 
> mixer lets me tinker with more sliders than I can shake a stick at... 
> Here's where it lacks: when i turn master volume up, the surrounds, sub and 
> center are unmodified. When I mute, main speaker mute while surrounds etc. 
> are still humming along. I would like to know if any of you have any 
> positive experience with other sound mixer? I would like to be able to 
> contol volume of the 6 channels with one master slider.  I did some 
> googling and foudn

Well assuming you are using the alsa driver (and if you are not,
switch now), there is usually a master volume slider (in alsamixer and
other proper alsa aware mixers), which I thought did all the speakers.
If it doesn't, you can always write a script that uses amixer to adjust
everything up and down at the same time.  amixer is very handy for
scripting or attaching to special keys on keyboards that have such keys.

Of course I setup the mixer on by sb live once properly, and then use
the volume control on the speakers when I want to change the total

Lennart Sorensen
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