Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 617551
paplay: volume change and "Invalid memory segment size" error
Last modified: 2010-11-25 12:10:34 EST
Description of problem:
paplay gives an error message and changes the volume
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. paplay /usr/share/sounds/purple/send.wav
mrburns:~% paplay /usr/share/sounds/purple/send.wav
Invalid shared memory segment size
The sound does play, but the master volume is set to 10. Sometimes, the volume is set to 0 for Master, PCM, Front, Surround and Side. I can't see any pattern to when it just changes the master volume, and when it changes all of those listed.
paplay should *never* be changing the volume. I just want it to playback what I've asked it to play. If I want the volume changing, I'll do it myself.
"Invalid shared memory segment size" is an indication that you are running and old PA server against a new PA client, or vice versa.
PA always sets the hw volume to the max of the stream volumes.
Well, I can't see how that could have happened, given it was a fresh
install, with a handful of yum updates. But since I can't reproduce
it any more, I'm going to close this.