Bug 588098 - output volume on USB headset is too low - always need to adjust alsamixer
Summary: output volume on USB headset is too low - always need to adjust alsamixer
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio
Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Lennart Poettering
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-02 16:56 UTC by Andre Robatino
Modified: 2011-06-27 16:02 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:02:24 UTC
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Description Andre Robatino 2010-05-02 16:56:46 UTC
Description of problem:
I and my father (who are both using the same model headset - Logitech Premium USB Headset 350) are both having the exact problem described at


It depends on the specific model of USB headset - we were previously using a non-Logitech USB headset until a few days ago, and this problem didn't exist.  It started immediately when using the new headset (and my old headset still works, so I can go back and forth to verify).

I know almost nothing about how sound works in Linux, so you'll have to patiently walk me through providing whatever info is needed.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot up with the 350 headset plugged in.
2. Try to use either Twinkle or Skype.
Actual results:
Output volume is too low.  Must run alsamixer and push the output volume on the headset all the way up.  It then works normally until the next reboot when this must be repeated.

Expected results:
Alsamixer setting should stick.

Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2010-05-06 23:02:49 UTC
Use gnome-volume-control to pull up the volume and it should be remembered.

Comment 2 Andre Robatino 2010-05-06 23:05:40 UTC
Should have explicitly mentioned that none of the controls in either pavucontrol or gnome-volume-control suffice to bring the volume up to an adequate level.

Comment 3 Andre Robatino 2010-05-06 23:11:07 UTC
(Continued) at least with the alsamixer setting all the way down.  After pushing it all the way up, I can easily adjust the volume to a normal level with pavucontrol and gnome-volume-control.

Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 14:35:49 UTC
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Comment 5 Andre Robatino 2011-06-09 08:15:42 UTC
Have not seen this problem with F14 or F15 (with the same headset). Am no longer able to test this on F13.

Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 16:02:24 UTC
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