[pulseaudio-discuss] Volume is not maxed on reboot; known bug?

Tanu Kaskinen tanu.kaskinen at linux.intel.com
Thu Jun 5 06:17:32 PDT 2014

On Wed, 2014-06-04 at 10:47 +0300, Nikos Chantziaras wrote:
> When I boot the system (Gentoo), "pacmd list-sinks" says:
>    left: 65520 / 100% / -0.01 dB, right: 65520 / 100% / -0.01 dB
> I have to first apply a manual volume change (with pavucontrol or kmix) 
> for it to get to 65536 (0dB.)
> I'm using PulseAudio 5.0 with software volume (hardware volume is not 
> supported by PulseAudio for my sound card, which is an Asus Xonar D1.)
> There is no "restore volume at startup" business going on. This is how 
> PA initializes the volume. Is this a known bug?

No, it's not known (or at least I don't remember a similar report). What
do you mean by there being no volume restoring going on? Have you
removed module-device-restore from the configuration, or do you mean
that there's no external program restoring the volume on boot?

Can you reproduce the bug with these steps:

1. Disable autospawning:
       echo "autospawn = no" >> ~/.config/pulse/client.conf

2. Stop pulseaudio:
       killall pulseaudio

3. Start pulseaudio in a terminal with verbose logging:
       pulseaudio -vvv

4. Check the volume:
       pactl list sinks

If you can reproduce the bug (i.e. the volume reported by pactl is not
0.00 dB), could you attach the log output?


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