How to Use ALSA Utilities to Manage Linux Audio from the Terminal

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The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides Linux computers with audio support. Popular distros such as Ubuntu and Arch Linux run it by default, so there’s a good chance you’re using it right now to play music through your speakers or headphones. In this article we’ll show you two ways to adjust the volume of that playback by using the Alsamixer and Amixer utilities. Installation The installation for this project is minimal. Both Alsamixer and Amixer should arrive as part of the Alsa-utils package. Run these commands to install that package: Ubuntu: sudo apt install alsa-utils Arch Linux: sudo pacman

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