Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 506732
"System Sounds" volume setting "breaks" or "lowers" all sound levels
Last modified: 2009-07-09 00:38:30 EDT
Description of problem:
I noticed that each time I logged in, the volume setting was being reset to 0% (i.e., I was getting a red x on the volume applet). Setting this to something more reasonable, say 100%, would restore sound to the current session, but it would return to 0% the next time I logged in.
After "fiddling" for a while, I noticed that I also had "lost" the "system start" sound on login.
I changed the setting for "sound effects" to something other than 0%, logged out and back in, and I got both the "system start" sound as well as a non-zero volume level for my apps.
In addition, I noticed that if the sound effects level was set to something other than 100%, each time I logged in, the system sound level got lower and lower (83% the first time, about 65% the second, ...)
Is there some "deadly dance" here?
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Steps to Reproduce:
Does this still happen with PA 0.9.15-14?
Yes, this is still broken with:
Here is how I tested this:
1. I had my "usual" setup with the system-wide volume set at 95% and the "Alert Volume" slider set at 100%.
2. Logging in plays a nice loud "login sound", and the system-wide volume (as displayed by putting the cursor over the volume applet) remains at 95%.
3. I reset the "Alert Volume" slider to about 50% and reboot.
4. Logging in again, I get a much quieter "login sound", and the system-wide volume now says 45%.
I'm guessing, but it appears that some code is multiplying the system-side volume with the "Alert Sound" setting percentage and getting 45%.
Sorry, adding libcanberra version:
This is actuall a libvorbis bug, it seems
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 505610 ***