very limited volume adjustment range

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https://bbs.archlinux.org – Hey all,When i try to adjust the volume, my sound is completely silent until about 3/4 the way through the volume slider.  In that upper 1/4 of the volume slider, there is only coarse adjustment from very quiet to max volume.I know it's an arch/linux issue, because it doesn't happen in Windows on the same machine, and it was there before I reinstalled from scratch last week (not for this issue). It's also in both gnome and xfce4--whether through the GUI, or through alsamixer.  It's always the same.Does anyone know what is causing this, or how to fix it? jdog (HowTos)