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Old 04-24-2006, 03:19 AM   #1
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Unhappy Volume reset on KDE startup


I usually set the PCM volume to 29 using alsamixer. However, when I log into KDE the volume gets reset to 52 automatically. The volume is at the right level until I log into KDE.

I do not remember any recent change done by me which might cause this. Please help me.
Old 04-24-2006, 07:18 AM   #2
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Had the same here, launch kmix (if not on the systray), display mix window, then configuration, configure kmix and unclick: restore volume on startup.
Old 04-24-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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run alsamixer with su powers.....unfortunately its available to normal users which is the problem.....but alsactl is a command only available to su users....if that fails try kmix if you are using KDE
Old 04-27-2006, 03:05 AM   #4
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Thanx nx5000, your solution worked lika a charm. I think I was a bit too hasty to post something which I should have tried more on. Sorry for that.
Old 04-27-2006, 05:07 AM   #5
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Don't be sorry, I had the same problem and it took me some days to find it.
I don't particularly like how KDE superseed system things without even telling you it can create unexpected behaviour, the integration is not perfect.


alsa, kde, volume

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