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Old 04-03-2014, 09:58 AM   #1
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Question Erratic Sound Levels


I have problems with erratic sound levels, that coupled with headphone occasionally cause me physical pain.

The volume level changes unexpectedly perhaps when trying to adjust the volume of some music a little bit, it will go to either max or min. Or when a video starts in a web-page, it is set to max.

I'm using the sound-card on a gigabyte X79-UP4 m'board, Opensuse 13.1 with pulseaudio.

I suspect that this is some sort of minor Linux incompatibility. So one solution would be some sort of hard limit on the max volume on the output?

Old 04-03-2014, 03:19 PM   #2
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Or when a video starts in a web-page, it is set to max
that is likely the videos issue
some are very quite , others are 20 DB past the normal MAX
just BAD recording

you do have a "speaker" icon on your desktop ?
mouse over it and use only that with the middle wheel

What desktop are you using ?
Cinnamon hack
Old 04-03-2014, 04:43 PM   #3
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I'm using KDE.

I don't think its the videos, it happens with all sorts of things. I can see the volume change in the pulseaudio volume control window. It goes straight to max. Also minor adjustments in a music player or something can cause the volume to jump to either the max or the minimum.


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