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Old 01-17-2011, 12:27 AM   #1
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Strange issue with mpd + ncmpcpp volume after pausing (pulse)

Hi everyone, first time posting here

I've done a minimal Debian testing install today, I spent a while installing everything including mpd and ncmpcpp.

When I first installed them, everything was working great IIRC. But after installing Flash as per the Debian Wiki instructions, something strange started happening with the ncmpcpp pause behaviour.

Since I installed pulseaudio, I had to add the following to my .asoundrc :

pcm.pulse {
    type pulse

ctl.pulse {
    type pulse

pcm.!default {
    type pulse

ctl.!default {
    type pulse
Unfortunately, I have no idea what all this means, all I know is that I need it for Flash to work under Chromium.

After doing this, the following happens in ncmpcpp:
  1. Playing a song (say, at 100% volume)
  2. Pause it
  3. Resume it
  4. Volume indicator says 0%, but songs still plays at the volume it was before
  5. Try to increase volume
  6. Volume indicator starts increasing from 1%, so does the actual volume at which the song is playing at

So if I want to pause a song, resume it and then change the volume, I need to keep holding down the right arrow for a while. Pretty annoying.

Note that if I rename the .asoundrc file, everything instantly starts working as it should (except sound in Flash).

Is there a way to make them both work?

Thanks in advance for all the help!


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