nmixer(1) An interactive text-based sound-mixer control program


nmixer [-q] [[-s mixdev=setting] ...]
nasmixer [-q] [[-s mixdev=setting] ...]


NMixer is an interactive text-based sound-mixer control program that you can use to set the volume of each supported mixer device of your soundcard. It automagically detects all devices that are supported by your sound hardware, and shows a list of scrollbars for each of these devices.

You can use the up and down arrow keys (or k and j resp.) to scroll though the list of scrollbars (some do not fit on the screen, but you can reach them by simply scrolling down at the bottom of the screen). The left and right arrow keys (or h and l resp.) change the volume for the currently highlighted device, and (if you're lucky), you can use home/end/PgUp/PgDn on the numerical keyboard to set left and right volume independently. You can also use 0..5 to set the volume to the position indicated by the numbers on top of the screen.

If a device can be recorded from, red brackets will be displayed under the device's name. If it's selected as recording source, a red 'X' is displayed as well. You can set a recording device with the space bar.

If nmixer is compiled with NAS (Network Audio System) support and it's called as 'nasmixer', it will show the settings for the NAS mixer device.


-d device
Setst the mixer device to use (default = /dev/mixer) -s mixdev=setting Sets a specific mixer device to the volume specified by setting. Example: bass=100
Immediately quit (after the command-line specified settings are set!). This only makes sense if you use command-line options to set volumes. (currently, the interface is drawn while setting the mixer, and removed afterwards, which might be annoying, but it's in the way of being changed :)


If you find bugs, please report them on the sourceforge project site.


nmixer was written, directed and performed by Bram Avontuur <[email protected]> <http://www.stack.nl/~brama/>

Please send comments, suggestions, complaints, bug fixes, coffee and porting experiences to me, including the version number of nmixer in your mail.