[pulseaudio-discuss] system sounds on KDE 4.3 too loud
malte.gell at gmx.de
Thu Jul 16 12:24:25 PDT 2009
Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote
> 'Twas brillig, and Ozan Çağlayan at 16/07/09 06:49 did gyre and gimble:
> > Malte Gell wrote On 16-07-2009 08:09:
> >> Hello,
> >> i use pulse 0.9.14 with KDE 4.3. In the Phonon setting of KDE I set
> >> pulseaudio as the top device for playback.
> >> Ok, and in pavucontrol I've set system sounds to 50% loudness. But
> >> system sound is still much louder than e.g. MP3 playback which has 85%
> >> loudness! How can that be? Is Phonon broken and does not use pulse?
> > It's possible that the system sounds widget in pavucontrol is not
> > working at all if the distribution you're using isn't using libcanberra
> > for playing the event sounds which should be the case with all the major
> > KDE4 distributions around.
> I suspect this is indeed the case. The KDE system sounds are not tied in
> to the pulse ones. I think there is a little hack you can do for this
> tho' (I've not tested):
> Write a small script called kdepulsenotify.sh and put it somewhere,
> In the script do:
> export PULSE_PROP_media.role="event"
> exec paplay "$1"
> Make your script executable.
> In systemsettings go to:
> Notifications -> Player Settings -> Use External Player
> enter the path to your script.
Hey, that's a nice and short hack! Works just fine!
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