[pulseaudio-discuss] Alsamixer and pulseaudio

Tanu Kaskinen tanuk at iki.fi
Mon May 10 20:30:05 PDT 2010

On Mon, 2010-05-10 at 14:41 -0600, Jeremy Nickurak wrote:
> Alsamixer seems to be unable to adjust volume using the ctl.pulse
> virtual alsa control, at least in any normal way.
> Pressing 'up' or 'down' on the sliders produces no result. However,
> pressing the number keys 0..1..2 thru 10 sets it to various
> percentages correctly.
> Known issue?

The issue is that using the up and down keys in alsamixer changes the
volume by some small number of steps, and the Pulseaudio volume scale
has 65537 steps. Therefore you have to hold the up or down key very long
before you notice anything happening.

Tanu Kaskinen

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