# sound – How can I prevent pulseaudio from overriding alsamixer settings?

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after updating to 22.04 from 20.04 I had no sound at all. After unmuting “Front” in alsamixer I can hear sound as I’m used to. However after shutting down and rebooting settings are back to default.

OS: Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

Device: HDA ATI SB

Chip: Realtek ALC892

I tried different stuff, for example as stated here: Howto save AlsaMixer settings?

sudo alsactl store


and also

alsactl --file ~/.config/asound.state store


followed by

alsactl --file ~/.config/asound.state restore


Also tried this dev.to/luisabianca/fix-alsactl-store-that-does-not-save-alsamixer-settings-130i
which got me close to a solution, however I need to start the terminal in every session to restore alsamixer settings.

I also found out, pulseaudio is actually overriding alsamixer settings since pulseaudio -k resets alsamixer settings even if I changed them manually before.

Any ideas on how to solve my problem?

Any help is appreciated! 🙏🏽