[pulseaudio-discuss] Couple of PA problems

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Sun Nov 28 06:48:19 PST 2010

Am Sonntag, den 28.11.2010, 17:12 +0800 schrieb James Harkins:
> 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.
> It gets a little more weird. Today, I tried to reproduce the behavior after opening rhythmbox. No problem -- the volume controls seemed to be independent.
> After a couple hours, and listening to some music, they are linked again.
> It seems like, if the master volume is at a high level, lowering the volume in rhythm box doesn't change the master volume. But, if the master is turned down, bringing up the rhythm box volume slider also increases the master.
> Changing the master (in either direction) also changes the rhythm box setting.
> I wonder... the problem started to reproduce after plugging in my iPod. I can't imagine why that would make a difference, but this whole thing is strange enough, anything is possible.

Could you please post more information.

1. What version of PA do you run?
2. Did you try the latest release 0.9.22?
3. Does that happen with another media player, for example Banshee, too?
4. What version of Rhythmbox do you use?


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