[pulseaudio-discuss] Pavucontrol level meter bug (at least on "Input Devices")

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Thu Aug 4 09:19:49 PDT 2011

'Twas brillig, and David Henningsson at 04/08/11 14:21 did gyre and gimble:
> Ok, while testing 0.99.1 I seem to have found a bug in the pavucontrol
> level meter. Go to the "input devices" tab and notice that the fact that
> this tab is open, is not enough to keep the stream alive. E g, start
> gnome-volume-control and check the level meter there, it works, and now
> the pavucontrol level meter works as well, but as soon as you close
> gnome-volume-control (or at least a few seconds after), the recording
> stream goes to idle and the level meter stops.

This is a feature.... we use the DONT_INHIBIT_SUSPEND flag.

I remember at some point someone complained that pavucontrol kept the
device open when it shouldn't - can't remember the exact scenario now
but there were cases when this was a total pain before.

So it's easily "fixed" but I'm not sure we should... but then if memory
serves the complaint was about keeping sinks open (for monitors)...
keeping the mic open for the vu is probably a good idea as there is
usually some degree of background noise etc. and users shouting "test"...



Colin Guthrie

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