Bug 617551 - paplay: volume change and "Invalid memory segment size" error
Summary: paplay: volume change and "Invalid memory segment size" error
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: pulseaudio   
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Version: 13
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Lennart Poettering
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-23 12:11 UTC by Tethys
Modified: 2010-11-25 17:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-11-25 17:10:34 UTC
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Description Tethys 2010-07-23 12:11:34 UTC
Description of problem:
paplay gives an error message and changes the volume

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

How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. paplay /usr/share/sounds/purple/send.wav
Actual results:
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.

Expected results:
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.

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Comment 1 Lennart Poettering 2010-11-25 17:00:16 UTC
"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.

Comment 2 Tethys 2010-11-25 17:10:34 UTC
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.

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