[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume not adjustable

Lennart Poettering lennart at poettering.net
Sun Oct 25 16:47:17 PDT 2009

On Thu, 22.10.09 12:50, Philipp Reuters (philipp.reuters at googlemail.com) wrote:

> Hi,
> I can not adjust the output-volume anymore. neither in pavucontrol nor
> in gnome-settings. muting in pavucontrol works. setting the device's
> volume to 0 mutes, too. but when moving the slider to 1% i will have the
> full volume, as it would be set to 100%. Moving the slider around just
> keeps useless. any ideas, how to fix this?

This really smells as if one of your card's lowe-level mixer controls
are mislabelled. i.e. PA chooses to control "Master" and the effect of
that control is actually not the effect that is expected from

Please run a low-level volume control tool such as "alsamixer -c0" and
try to figure out which control PA changes that actually has no effect
on the volume you hear. Then, please file a a bug against your audio
driver and ask them to fix the routing or labelling of this mixer


Lennart Poettering                        Red Hat, Inc.
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