Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506716
second user in second session can control first user's volume
Last modified: 2017-11-07 08:42:26 EST
Description of problem:
When user locks screen, second user starts it's own session, changes volume and logs out, the volume is changed even for first user when (s)he comes back.
Real life example: I'm listening an internet radio with volume set low, I lock screen and leave the computer. Second user starts his own session, watching some video with high volume set. When he leaves his session, system switches back to my locked screen and speakers are very loud, because volume was changed by second user.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. log in
2. set volume to 50 %
3. log in as second user
4. set volume to 100 %
5. second user logs out
first user has volume set to 100 %
first user has volume set to 50 %
I don't know how this should work... if this is a bug report or feature request
I think it's a feature request. I'm pretty sure this has always been the case - it'd be the same without PA, as far as I can see, ALSA volume control is not per-user - and I don't think this is something PA has been designed to handle but it's just not working. I think this'd be a fairly significant new feature. Assigning on that basis.
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Here is probably not the best place for feature requests either, and given this is so old... there's little point in cluttering our buzilla. Upstream is the place to revisit this.