Can't adjust volume using buttons on laptop

Hello fellow Susers,

I have an Inspiron E1705 and openSuse 11.2 installed.

The volume buttons on the front of my laptop don’t work when I turn up or down the volume it acts as though the volume is adjusting (ie…dialog box showing what percent the volume is at) but the sound does not change. It seems the only way I can actually get it to turn up or down is to open up the volume and adjust the PCM volume adjusting the master volume makes no change.

Sounds like you need to open up the Mixer, go to Settings and then Select Master Channel. Select PCM instead of Master and now your controls should work properly.

Thank You,

In case it helps, you could also look at this thread:
how to get Hp Mutimedia Keyboard buttons to work - openSUSE Forums
and this wiki: Keytouch - openSUSE