Bug 587522 - gnome-volume-control (using pulseaudio) only shows stereo options when 5.1 are available
Summary: gnome-volume-control (using pulseaudio) only shows stereo options when 5.1 ar...
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio
Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lennart Poettering
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-04-30 06:48 UTC by Justin Clift
Modified: 2011-06-27 15:58 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2011-06-27 15:58:46 UTC

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Screenshot of profiles shown in gnome-volume-control (42.38 KB, image/png)
2010-04-30 06:48 UTC, Justin Clift
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Description Justin Clift 2010-04-30 06:48:05 UTC
Created attachment 410318 [details]
Screenshot of profiles shown in gnome-volume-control

Description of problem:

Stereo out works, but no option other than stereo is being given.

This is F13 install on a new system with an on board ALC887 chip set.

Chip set is capable of stereo, 5.1, and 7.1 sound.  Aplay (-l and -L) shows the 5.1 and 7.1 devices, however they're not available for selection using gnome-volume-control, which seems to be getting it's device info from pulseaudio.

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

$ rpm -qa | grep pulse

$ rpm -qa | grep gnome-media

How reproducible:

Constantly.  This F13 install has been in place for a few weeks through multiple-reboots, and no options other than stereo have ever been displayed. :(

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Log in as a standard user
2. Right click on the gnome volume applet, select "Sound Preferences"
3. Choose "Hardware" tab.  Only one device being displayed.
4. With that device selected, open the list of available profiles in "Settings for the selected device".
Actual results:

All profiles listed are only stereo output

Expected results:

All capabilities for this chipset should be displayed, at least up to the level detected by aplay.  Note the output from aplay below, showing 5.1 and 7.0 capabilities:

$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC887 Analog [ALC887 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC887 Digital [ALC887 Digital]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
$ aplay -L
    HDA Intel, ALC887 Analog
    Front speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC887 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC887 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC887 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC887 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC887 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
    HDA Intel, ALC887 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output

Additional info:

Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2010-05-06 22:59:23 UTC
PA detects the profiles available by trying to open them during initialization. That apparently didn't work for you. To find out why, please set "autospawn=no" in ~/.pulse/client.conf and then run "pulseaudio -k ; pulseaudio -vvvvvv" in a terminal. This will start PA and print the debug output. Please attach the output generated here.

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