[pulseaudio-discuss] Sound output is muted at 16% volume

Marti Raudsepp marti at juffo.org
Mon Apr 12 04:03:42 PDT 2010

>>> 'Twas brillig, and Marti Raudsepp at 11/04/10 21:06 did gyre and gimble:
>>>> I tried working around this by changing the PCM level in alsamixer,
>>>> but whenever a new client connects, PulseAudio thinks it's smarter
>>>> than me and resets the PCM mixer -- to somewhere between 0.00 ...
>>>> -0.60 dB (?!), and sets the master level to 0% again
>>>> So there are 2 distinct problems:
>>>> [...]
>>>> 2. If PulseAudio wants to maximize some volume controls, it should set
>>>> them at 0.0 dB, not -0.60 dB

On Mon, Apr 12, 2010 at 1:56 PM, Colin Guthrie <gmane at colin.guthr.ie> wrote:
> This is a product of how PA controls the volumes. It maintains
> completely control over the whole pipeline in order to adjust the volume
> in the most appropriate way.

Yeah I know that! The bug I'm describing above is that it should set
the volume to 0.0 dB, not randomly one of -0.20 dB or -0.40 dB or
-0.60 dB like it does now.


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