I have just installed Kubuntu (Alienware M17x R4). Things generally seem fine but when it starts up the volume is at 100% by default for a moment until the volume control applet launches and remembers where it should be.
The login sound is turned off but there is a pop from the speakers every time I log in. I assume this is because of the high default volume.
Can I lower the default volume, or is there another way to fix this?