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Old 09-10-2015, 12:34 PM   #1
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"Master" volume acting bizarre

This has been driving me absolutely crazy for months. I'm on debian testing with KDE4, and the volume adjustment controls have always been acting absolutely bizarre. I'm absolutely fed up with this, and really need to be able to fix this.

1. Every time I adjust the supposed "master" volume, it keeps adjusting the volumes of most other programs, too. I can't get it to change *just* the master volume. This happens regardless of whether I use the GUI sliders or the physical keyboard's volume controls.

2. Every time I increase a program's volume above whatever percentage the master volume just happends to be set to, it automatically increases the system master volume too!!

These behaviors makes absolutely no sense, and *completely* destroy my control over overall system/application volume levels.


3. On the volume mixer popup, different programs actually have DIFFERENT maximum volumes. For example, QuodLibet has the same "max" (total volume slider height) as the "master" volume. But "Event Sounds" and Iceweasel seem to...go all the up to 11, so to speak. They have a larger "max" volume.

How can I fix this?
Old 09-10-2015, 08:48 PM   #2
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which audio subsystem do you use?
Plain alsa or pulseaudio?
Old 09-11-2015, 10:22 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by derive View Post
which audio subsystem do you use?
Plain alsa or pulseaudio?
Uhh, no idea really. Whatever's the default for debian/kde4.


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