Linux Mint 18.2 MATE.

I tried to increase the volume in headphones via alsamixer, but thereafter I have different volume levels for speakers and headphones. How can I make the only one level for everything (or make headphones sounds a bit louder, but anyway it has to relate to speakers' Master level)?

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Firstly I suggest using pavucontrol for more detailed Pulse Audio controls. alsa-mixer is just not enough these days I'm afraid.

With pavucontrol you can individually modify applications and hardware volumes etc.

Beyond that have a look at the arch wiki, you can link the volumes with a script by using the pactl backend.

I'm not exactly sure how but I bet you can find some inspiration here: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/PulseAudio/Examples

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