Low sound volume on laptops

Using my T430 on the road again.

I had very low volume with pulse now removed, there are lots of post about this I found one that works well for me with out reinventing the wheel.
I only use alsa.

By adding preamp to alsamixer just add the below to your etc/asound.conf file


pcm.!default {
      type plug
      slave.pcm "softvol"

  pcm.softvol {
      type softvol
      slave {
          pcm "dmix"
      control {
          name "Pre-Amp"
          card 0
      min_dB -5.0
      max_dB 20.0
      resolution 6

Very nice! Thanks for sharing this.

I for my part in Debian use only pipewire, which works great.
The bug I mentioned once here in the forum (can not find it now) is the reason that pavucontrol does not switch headset and internal speakers.

Good tip @KoO

I will install Steelhead on the T430 when I get home, pipewire with Steelhead works well on my home machine. Also nice to see something other then pulse main reason I use alsa only. :butterfly: