my audio card has some issues under ubuntu. everytime i fiddle with the volume, it messes up microphone.
i can't set the microphone at all under ubuntu GUI. it tries to assume things from the channels and boost and i end up with clicks instead of voice.
but i also want to keep using the GUI for volume output (as it works and is quite convenient)
so, is there any way to work around this by taking a snapshot of the mic setting in alsamixer after i set them manually, and have them replayed programatically so i can have a icon on my desktop that says 'fix mic' instead of opening a terminal, remembering what i have to change, do it manually...