[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume Restore

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Mon Oct 12 12:37:58 PDT 2009

On Tue, 06.10.09 10:45, 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

Which PA version is this?

In recent versions of PA you can enable verbose mode and it will then
tell you which app changes the volume when. This can be used to track
down broken applications that reset the volume on startup, where they
better shouldn't.


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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