Master volume temporarily lowered while playing system notifications
d-ulrick at comcast.net
Tue Feb 9 16:46:44 UTC 2010
On Tue, 9 Feb 2010, Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Dave Ulrick wrote:
>> It looks like my problem was indeed a pulseAudio feature. In pavucontrol
>> I found a slider for "System Sounds" that was set to 90%. (I have no idea
>> of how it got set that way to begin with; I don't recall ever changing
>> volumes in pavucontrol.) Increasing it to 100% eliminated the master
>> volume level changes. Problem solved!
> Looks like you're a victim of the PulseAudio "flat volumes" "feature": set:
> flat-volumes = "no"
> in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf to disable it.
> Setting all volumes to 100% works around that, but the best solution is
> probably to disable it entirely.
Thanks for the tip. A quick Google for "pulseaudio flat volumes" suggests
that this "feature" is not beloved by all. Turning off flat volumes does
eliminate the master volume fluctuation.
Email: d-ulrick at comcast.net
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