I'm having trouble hearing anything at all under Fedora 16 on this Lenovo T520. Everything in alsamixer is at 100% (both pulseaudio and card). I installed Windows 7 on the laptop to check if the same issue is present on windows, and it's not.
Does anyone know how to deal with this? I've been annoyed by this problem for almost a year, but now with the heat wave on the east coast, I have to run my AC at full blast and I can't hear anything with the AC on.
Under audacity I can get definitely get high volume out of my speakers by just mixing up the sound volume. Is there a way to run a software amplifier between PulseAudio and alsa to crank up the volume or is there something that can be done in alsactl.conf to get the card to normalize the sound volume scale at a lower point? Since this laptop is quite common among Linux users, I would hope that someone has come up with a solution.