[pulseaudio-discuss] Sound Volume Setting At Login

Mark LaPierre marklapier at aol.com
Sat Oct 26 20:57:50 CEST 2013

On 10/25/2013 07:19 AM, Arun Raghavan wrote:
> On Mon, 2013-10-14 at 19:23 -0400, Mark LaPierre wrote:
>> On 10/12/2013 07:37 PM, Mark LaPierre wrote:
>>> Hey all,
>>> When I log on my sound level is set at about 35%.  I have to use the
>>> sound preferences to turn the sound level up every time I log in.
>>> Other users on this same system do not have this issue.  When they log
>>> in their volume is set at 100%.
>>> This leads me to believe that there must be something in my local
>>> settings that is turning down my sound volume settings.
>>> Does anyone have a clue were the config file might be that is causing
>>> this to happen to me and not to others?  Maybe it's not located in my
>>> home because I've searched for it but I've come up empty.
>> It has occured to me that I didn't include any information about my
>> system.  Maybe this will help one of you to find an answer to my problem.
>> CentOS release 6.4 (Final)
>> Linux mushroom.patch 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Wed Aug 28 14:27:42
>> UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux
>> [mlapier at mushroom ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i pulse
>> alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.21-3.el6.i686
>> pulseaudio-utils-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-module-x11-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-libs-zeroconf-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-libs-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-module-gconf-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-libs-devel-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-gdm-hooks-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-libs-glib2-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> pulseaudio-0.9.21-14.el6_3.i686
>> [mlapier at mushroom ~]$
> Wow, those are old versions of PulseAudio indeed. Don't suppose you can
> move to something newer?
> A few options:
> 1. Enable verbose logging (log-level = debug in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf)
> and see what is changing the volume
> 2. Wipe out ~/.pulse (which will remove all your settings) and see if
> that “fixes” it
> -- Arun

Hey Arun,

I set logging level to "debug" and then logged out.  Then I logged in as
a different user and blew away my .pulse directory and my .pulse-cookie

That did not solve my problem.

Where is the default location for the pulse log file?  I looked in
/var/log but did not find it there.

You are right about the older versions of pulse.  I use CentOS because
I'm more interested in stability that I am in cutting edge goodies.  I
used to use Red Hat, then Fedora when Red Hat went to a subscription
format, but I got tired of always having to chase upgrades to keep
everything up to date.  I was spending too much time verifying that the
system was stable and supported my software services.

   ^ ^  Mark LaPierre
Registered Linux user No #267004

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