Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123920
sound volume reset to zero when you enter X
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:43 EST
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Description of problem:
I chose a component for this bug report that is probably not the
problem. The deal is that the component which fixes the problem is not
a selectable component of FC2. So... this bug is probably not related
to redhat-config-soundcard but alsa-utils-1.0.3-1 is not a selectable
component and neither is system-config-soundcard. I guess bugzilla is
a bit behind.
Anyway here's the problem:
While in gnome I set all my sound volumes. I have to use alsamixer to
do it because the GUI tools do not seem to work. Then... if I log out
of X (no reboot... just logout and then log back in) my sound values
are back to zero again. Running alsactl restore fixes it so I know
that the /etc/asound.state file is being written correctly.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Set sound volumes with alsamixer
2. Log out.
3. Log back in and I have to set the sound values again (alsactl restore)
Actual Results: Exactly as I said... if I set the volume and then log
out the volume settings are back to zero again. Running "alsactl
restore" puts it back to where I had it before.
Expected Results: I should not have to mess with sound once again I
set it up.
I don't know if it's relevant or not but while running the
gnome-cdplayer I tried to adjust the sound volume using the volume
applet on the toolbar... I adjust it up... and it adjusts itself right
back down again and I can watch it slide back down on it's own. Weird!
I can also see how the volume level starts going down. Red Hat folks
probably added gravitational forces in their latest desktop. If I set
the volume level to maximum it stays there. However any other volume
level, and it starts slowly decreasing until it gets to zero.
I have exactly the same problem as described in the original bug
report, the additional comment, that volume level slides down does not
Additional information that may help: it's not fresh FC2 install, but
an upgrade from RH8 - RH9 - FC1 - FC2
This would be the mixer applet. Could you confirm that you have the
mixer applet in your panel?
I'm seeing the volume slider decrease on its own as stated in comment
#1. This is also on FC2. Was a solution for this problem found?
It's a bug in the gnome-applets (the mixer in your panel). Are you
We have gnome-applets-2.6.0-5 installed. I'll upgrade to 188.8.131.52-1 to
see if that helps. Thanks!
This bug is being closed because it has been in the NEEDINFO state for a long
time now. Feel free to reopen the bug report if the problem still happens for
you and you can provide any information that was requested.