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       amixer - command-line mixer for ALSA soundcard driver


       amixer [-option] [cmd]


       amixer  allows  command-line  control  of the mixer for the ALSA soundcard driver.  amixer
       supports multiple soundcards.

       amixer with no arguments will display the current mixer settings for the default soundcard
       and device. This is a good way to see a list of the simple mixer controls you can use.


       help   Shows syntax.

       info   Shows the information about a mixer device.

              Shows a complete list of simple mixer controls.

              Shows a complete list of simple mixer controls with their contents.

       set or sset <SCONTROL> <PARAMETER> ...
              Sets the simple mixer control contents. The parameter can be the volume either as a
              percentage from 0% to 100% with % suffix, a dB gain with dB suffix (like  -12.5dB),
              or  an  exact  hardware value.  The dB gain can be used only for the mixer elements
              with available dB information.  When plus(+) or minus(-) letter is  appended  after
              volume  value,  the  volume  is  incremented or decremented from the current value,

              The parameters cap,  nocap,  mute,  unmute,  toggle  are  used  to  change  capture
              (recording) and muting for the group specified.

              The  optional  modifiers can be put as extra parameters before the value to specify
              the stream direction or channels to apply.   The  modifiers  playback  and  capture
              specify  the  stream,  and the modifiers front, frontleft, frontright, frontcenter,
              center, rear, rearright, rearleft, woofer  are  used  to  specify  channels  to  be

              A  simple  mixer  control must be specified. Only one device can be controlled at a

       get or sget <SCONTROL>
              Shows the simple mixer control contents.

              A simple mixer control must be specified. Only one device can be  controlled  at  a

              Shows a complete list of card controls.

              Shows a complete list of card controls with their contents.

       cset <CONTROL> <PARAMETER> ...
              Sets  the  card control contents. The identifier has these components: iface, name,
              index, device, subdevice, numid. The next argument specifies the value of control.

       cget <CONTROL>
              Shows the card control contents. The identifier has same syntax  as  for  the  cset


              Shows the events for the simple mixer controls.

       events Shows the events for the mixer controls.


       -c card

              Select  the card number to control. The device name created from this parameter has
              syntax 'hw:N' where N is specified card number.

       -D device

              Select the device name to control. The default control name is 'default'.

       -s | --stdin

              Read from stdin and execute the command  on  each  line  sequentially.   When  this
              option is given, the command in command-line arguments is ignored.

              Only  sset  and  cset  are  accepted.  Other commands are ignored.  The commands to
              unmatched ids are ignored without errors too.

       -h     Help: show syntax.

       -q     Quiet mode. Do not show results of changes.

       -R     Use the raw value for  evaluating  the  percentage  representation.   This  is  the
              default mode.

       -M     Use  the mapped volume for evaluating the percentage representation like alsamixer,
              to be more natural for human ear.


       amixer -c 1 sset Line,0 80%,40% unmute cap
              will set the second soundcard's left line input volume to 80% and right line  input
              to 40%, unmute it, and select it as a source for capture (recording).

       amixer -c 1 -- sset Master playback -20dB
              will set the master volume of the second card to -20dB.  If the master has multiple
              channels, all channels are set to the same value.

       amixer -c 1 set PCM 2dB+
              will increase the PCM volume of the second card with 2dB.  When both  playback  and
              capture volumes exist, this is applied to both volumes.

       amixer -c 2 cset iface=MIXER,name='Line Playback Volume",index=1 40%
              will set the third soundcard's second line playback volume(s) to 40%

       amixer -c 2 cset numid=34 40%
              will set the 34th soundcard element to 40%




       None known.


       amixer  is  by  Jaroslav  Kysela  <>.   This  document  is  by  Paul Winkler
       <> and Jaroslav Kysela <>.

                                           11 Aug 2000                                  AMIXER(1)