[pulseaudio-discuss] Couple of PA problems

James Harkins jamshark70 at gmail.com
Sat Nov 27 05:15:39 PST 2010

At Sat, 27 Nov 2010 06:02:51 -0500,
Sean McNamara wrote:
> Why they are not independent: Good question ;-) The answer is that
> PA's flat-volumes feature is enabled by default. Don't like it? Join
> the club! But the PA devs believe that overall, most users will
> appreciate the flat volume experience more than without. And, they've
> made many refinements over the years to try and fix it. Some users are
> happy with flat-volumes, and others aren't. Rather than drag out the
> "validity of flat-volumes" debate again, I say, just disable it if you
> dislike it, and move on with life. Maybe one day flat-volumes will
> improve to the point that it doesn't randomly blast your ears out, and
> then we can all enable it again ;)

Ah... a controversial option with no gui configuration. Nice.

I'm quite happy to customize it for myself, no worries.

> Where is the preference: In /etc/pulse/daemon.conf, the flat-volumes
> flag is commented out and the default (if uncommented) is yes.
> Uncomment and set it to no, and restart PA, and you'll be good to go.

Uh-oh, that's not it -- it is already uncommented and 'no':

dlm at dlm-laptop:~$ grep flat /etc/pulse/daemon.conf 
flat-volumes = no


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