[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume too loud in headphones with Intel HDA

Ludovic Courtès ludo at gnu.org
Wed Mar 3 09:18:42 PST 2010


Lennart Poettering <lennart at poettering.net> writes:

> On Wed, 03.03.10 16:47, Ludovic Courtès (ludo at gnu.org) wrote:
>> Hi,
>> The document at http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/PulseAudioStoleMyVolumes
>> didn’t really answer my question, so here we go.
>> I’m using PA on a Dell Latitude D430 laptop that has an Intel HDA sound
>> card [0] with a “headphone” jack.  When actually plugging in headphones
>> in that jack, the volume is too loud, and pavucontrol doesn’t allow me
>> to make it softer: if the master or per-application volume slider is
>> moved below a certain threshold (around 20), it becomes completely
>> silent.
> Sounds like a case of incorrect dB information.
> http://0pointer.de/blog/projects/decibel-data.html
> http://pulseaudio.org/wiki/BadDecibel
>> [0] FWIW, here’s the beginning of the output of ‘dbverify’:
> So, you did find our about dbverify. The printed output of it is quite
> irrelevant, what matters is what your listening tests with it
> reveal. And, what do they reveal?

It all seems correct, i.e., the volume is the same for every pair of 1s


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