help with mixer settings

Bernt Hansson bah at
Sun Jan 22 15:42:04 UTC 2017

On 2017-01-11 11:19, Anton Shterenlikht wrote:
> Hi
> My skype4 sound quality is quite bad.
> (Yes I know about jitsi.
> It used to work great, but for a couple of
> weeks I cannot see or hear and cannot be heard or seen).
> I wonder if part of the issue is to do with my
> mixer settings:
> Mixer vol      is currently set to  80:80
> Mixer pcm      is currently set to 100:100
> Mixer speaker  is currently set to  74:74
> Mixer rec      is currently set to  37:37
> Mixer igain    is currently set to   0:0
> Mixer ogain    is currently set to 100:100
> Mixer monitor  is currently set to  67:67
> Recording source: monitor
> mixer(8) man page doesn't really explain
> what each setting refers to.
> Can anybody explain or point to a more detailed
> source of information.
> Thanks
V4l uses alsa. You should have alsa-mixer try alsa ^d in xterm.
Since you are "invisible" there is some more to it than mixer.

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