Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97077
Volume Control applet confuses master balance control
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:31 EST
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Description of problem:
When I have the Volume Control applet in the gnome panel I am unable to use the
balance mixer control properly. Instead of panning the sound to the left or the
right, it lowers the volume. This happens with the master mixer control and
apparently not with any other (like pcm).
If I remove the applet from the panel it works fine.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. put the volume control applet in the gnome panel
2. play some sound
3. open a mixer application (let's say aumix)
4. try to pan the master volume to the left only
Actual Results: The volume lowers a lot.
Expected Results: It should pan the volume to the left.
It is funny that the panning control in aumix instead of going from the center
to the left (in the above example) goes back to the center when it reaches the
left side. It does this until the volume is down to zero.
I have a soundblaster live! with the kernel oss drivers (2.4.20-18.9).
Things have changed dramatically here in Fedora Core 2 - please let us
know if you see the same problem in FC2. Thanks ..
The problem hasn't gone away in FC2. Actually I didn't expect it to,
even though I'm now using ALSA. Whenever there is a mixer change, the
volume applet sets the volume to the average of the left and right
channels, so this isn't going away while that behavior isn't corrected.
Ah, I see you've logged this upstream - that's great. I'm going to
close this bug as UPSTREAM as there's no point in tracking the problem
in two places and the fix is more likely to come from upstream anyway.