Bug 248171 - Alsamixer does not store volume settings
Alsamixer does not store volume settings
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: alsamixergui (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Tom "spot" Callaway
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-13 13:10 EDT by Overflow
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-09-17 15:39:18 EDT
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Description Overflow 2007-07-13 13:10:52 EDT
Description of problem: Alsamixer doesnt store the volume settings, even if the
settings are set and save with alsactl store ( from the alsa-utils package)


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): 2.18.0


How reproducible: 
Seems to ne be reproducible by everyone, but there are some people encountering
this " bug " if it is.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Open alsamixergui
2.Set the volume setting you want for PCM for example
3.Reboot
4.Re-open alsamixergui, The settings were not saved
  
Actual results:
The settings must be saved and applied at every boot 

Expected results:
The settings aren't saved and we need to open alsamixergui at everyboot to set
the volume

Additional info:

Example : http://forums.fedora-fr.org/viewtopic.php?id=22118
Comment 1 Jonathan Steffan 2007-07-13 13:12:40 EDT
I also have this issue on my compaq presario v2000.

00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio
Controller (rev 02)
Comment 2 Overflow 2007-07-13 13:15:35 EDT
I've forgotten but my audio controller is also an AC'97 one

00:02.7 Multimedia audio controller: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] AC'97
Sound Controller (rev a0)
Comment 3 Jean-François Martin 2007-07-13 13:58:15 EDT
This bug occur also on my Targa Traveller 826T

00:14.5 Multimedia audio controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 AC'97 Audio
Controller (rev 01)
Comment 4 Overflow 2007-07-14 07:58:34 EDT
I found an issue about the fact that " they are not saved "
NO, in fact they are saved when entering in runlevel 0 or 6, but there is
apparently with some people, NO "restore" ( salsa restore or alsactl restore )
at boot ( rc.sysinit )

Workaround :
This can be solved by writing in a console under root " salsa restore " or "
alsactl restore " under normal user 
Comment 5 Overflow 2007-07-14 08:23:03 EDT
Little error :

it's salsa -l and not salsa restore

anyway, you can put " /sbin/alsactrl restore " or " /sbin/salsa -l " in
gnome-session-properties ( I don't know for KDE )
Comment 6 Tom "spot" Callaway 2007-09-17 15:39:18 EDT
Neither alsamixer nor alsamixergui (two separate applications) seem to support
saving mixer state to the /etc/asound.conf file. As this would be a significant
amount of new code (and alsamixergui is no longer maintained upstream), I have
no intent to add it to alsamixergui. If you'd like to make your case to the
alsa-utils maintainer, feel free to open a bug against that component.

Using alsactl or salsa is the correct solution here.

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