Almost every common graphical environment, I know, has a program/dialog where you can change the volume of your devices AND of every stream which is playing sound. But I'm not able to find such a ...
I've installed XFCE for Ubuntu and use it as my default X session. After this change some sound problems appeared: I can mute sound with alsamixer or with hotkey on a keyboard. But just reenable it ...
I have got my audio card and alsamixer working on my Gentoo installation, as I'm too bored to visit that program all the time I need to make a subtle audio adjustment I'm looking forward to doing this ...
I don't know if this is a linux problem or an xfce one, Default installation (mint 7) came with Gnome and I don't remember this problem happening then. It only occured after I switched to Xfce, ...