[F11] sound mutes at 50%

Tony Nelson tonynelson at georgeanelson.com
Wed Aug 5 17:52:19 UTC 2009

On 09-08-05 06:40:53, Zacharie Elcor wrote:
> hi,
> I have a sound problem since I installed F11 : if I lower volume 
> below 50%, no more sound (and 50% is too high).  I tried gnome-
> volume-control, pavucontrol, alsamixer and they all have the same 
> behavior.

This is how PA volume controls work, and appears to be By Design.  They 
have a logorythmic scale with about 100 dB range.  A mouse hover over 
the closed volume control may show the attenuation.  I think they are 
all intended to be left at or near maximum, and you are expected to 
control the actual volume with some other volume knob, say on your 
external amplifier.  This is problematic for those who aren't using an 
external amplifier, but that isn't PA's target audience.

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