[pulseaudio-discuss] Couple of PA problems

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sun Nov 28 07:34:13 PST 2010

'Twas brillig, and Paul Menzel at 28/11/10 14:48 did gyre and gimble:
> 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?

Also, in almost all cases, attaching "pacmd list" output (as your
regular user) is almost always useful.



Colin Guthrie

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