[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume Restore

Sean McNamara smcnam at gmail.com
Tue Oct 6 04:03:02 PDT 2009


On Tue, Oct 6, 2009 at 6:45 AM, Nasa <nasa01 at comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am having some issues with volume being set to 100% everytime I start mplayer.  Basically what happens is I start application (mplayer) which is set initially at 100% (blowing my ears out :} ), I use my remote (via usb-uirt and lirc) to reduce the volume to something reasonable and after a little bit of listening I shutdown the system.  Upon restarting the system and starting the application, the volume is once again set to 100% -- until I use the remote, once I hit the down volume button (which is set to 5) volume adjust to (what seems like) slightly less than what I had it before.  It looks like the volume is being set to 5 below the last volume setting.  Is there any way to have the volume reset to the appropriate level, before mplayer starts playing?  Thanks
> Nasa

I would be very interested in hearing of a way to fix this without the
workaround I'm about to suggest, but the first thing I do when I
install pulseaudio (or a distro using it) is to disable flat volumes,
which is the feature that seems to cause this. It's an option in
daemon.conf. I'm not sure if this is a bug or just user error on your
part (as well as mine), but I don't appreciate PA messing with my ALSA
mixer controls at all. Disabling flat volumes seems to restore the
older behavior of not messing with them, like how it was in e.g. PA
0.9.10. I can then set my ALSA mixer to listenable volumes, and still
adjust PA stream volumes relative to one another. Does disabling flat
volumes help with your issue too, or am I misunderstanding your issue?
There might be a more robust or correct way of fixing this while
keeping flat volumes enabled; hopefully someone will explain it here.
If they do, I will add this to the FAQ on the PA wiki.



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