[pulseaudio-discuss] Stream volumes as the universal volume adjustment method
davidk at lysator.liu.se
Fri Jan 15 01:55:25 PST 2010
Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> writes:
>> By the way, with the per-output stream restoring it might make sense to
>> also include the sink name in the onscreen display that shows the stream
>> name. So instead of just "Music", it would show "Music via M-Audio
>> FastTrack Pro (Headphones)". That would again provide more hints about
>> what really happens (but I guess it would really be too much
> I thought about this too. It might make sense to show the device
> string in the streams line iff there is more than one device. In that
> case it is useful and otherwise the information is redundant.
There is a related case that I mentioned a long time ago. I had a
Creative X-mod USB card (I sold it, so I can no longer test this). It
has a big round volume knob that I thought would be nice to use to
control the volume of the sound coming from the device.
But no, the volume knob doesn't do that. I simply acts as a keyboard and
sends increase-volume/decrease-volume keystrokes. This means that it
would usually (depending on how I configure things) not control what
comes out of the Xmod, but instead control the main volume (which are
the internal laptop speakers or headphones.
The workaround was of course to make the Xmod the "main" device, and use
the internal card as a secondary. But I was really annoyed by this
Could this be solved in PA somehow?
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