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Old 04-03-2014, 08:58 AM   #1
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Question Erratic Sound Levels


Hello,

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?

Thanks,
Phil
 
Old 04-03-2014, 02:19 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 ?
Gnome3
Cinnamon hack
KDE4
xfce
ldxe
e17
?????
 
Old 04-03-2014, 03:43 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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