Bug 2177784 - Sound volume is sometimes 0% after login (a race condition)
Summary: Sound volume is sometimes 0% after login (a race condition)
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: wireplumber
Version: 38
Hardware: Unspecified
OS: Unspecified
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Peter Hutterer
QA Contact:
Whiteboard: openqa RejectedBlocker AcceptedFreeze...
Depends On:
Blocks: F38FinalFreezeException
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2023-03-13 15:48 UTC by Kamil Páral
Modified: 2023-04-01 00:05 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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system journal (254.84 KB, text/plain)
2023-03-13 15:48 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details
package versions (61.51 KB, text/plain)
2023-03-13 15:48 UTC, Kamil Páral
no flags Details

Description Kamil Páral 2023-03-13 15:48:15 UTC
Description of problem:
I have noticed that sometimes, randomly, Fedora 38 Workstation starts with a 0% volume after login. Because I do a lot of LiveCD boots, I noticed this first when booting LiveCD frequently, usually the volume would be regular (non-zero), but sometimes 0%. I've now verified the same problem even on an install system, I kept rebooting and after some time it started with a 0% volume.

I haven't yet seen the issue on my bare metal, but given how infrequently I reboot, I don't have a good sample set. So it definitely happens with VMs, unclear whether it also affects bare metal yet.

I have captured a system journal after booting an installed system into the 0% volume state. It is attached.

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How reproducible:
a race condition

Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot installed F38 Workstation over and over and eventually it boots with a 0% volume

Comment 1 Kamil Páral 2023-03-13 15:48:36 UTC
Created attachment 1950255 [details]
system journal

Comment 2 Kamil Páral 2023-03-13 15:48:41 UTC
Created attachment 1950256 [details]
package versions

Comment 3 Kamil Páral 2023-03-13 15:49:14 UTC
Proposing for a blocker discussion.

Comment 4 Geoffrey Marr 2023-03-13 19:22:05 UTC
Discussed during the 2023-03-13 blocker review meeting: [0]

The decision to classify this bug as a "RejectedBlocker (Final)" and an "AcceptedFreezeException (Final)" was made as this isn't serious enough to be considered a criteria violation. The criterion says "The installed system must be able to play back sound with gstreamer-based applications"; if affected by this bug you can play sound, you just have to turn the volume up first. It is bad polish, though, so we grant an FE.

[0] https://meetbot.fedoraproject.org/fedora-blocker-review/2023-03-13/f38-blocker-review.2023-03-13-16.00.txt

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