[kde-linux] volume automatically resets to zero in KDE

Suchit Jhunjhunwala jsuchit at gmail.com
Thu Dec 29 01:13:12 UTC 2005

Solved the problem. Kmilo seems to be the culprit. Check kdeutils version.
If reinstalling/upgrading kdeutils does not help, go to Kmenu > Setting >
KDE Components > Service Manager and uncheck kmilo.You can manually
configure your keyboard to change the volume. The following configuration is
for dell inspiron 8600. Other notebooks can be configured similarly, I

Go to control center > regional & accessibility > key board layout : select
Laptop/Notebook Dell Inspiron 8xxx
now go to khotkeys
create new action "volume increase".  assign keyboard shortcut (in triggers)
fn+pageUp. Assign the command "aumix -v +5"
Similarly, for volume decrease, assign keyboard shortcut fn+pageDown and
command "aumix -v -5"
For mute, use kmix: open kmix, right click on master, and go to keyboard
shortcuts. enable the toggle mute shortcut for fn+End. Assigning volume
increase and decrease shortcuts from kmix didn't work for me, so i used
khotkeys for these purposes.


On 12/27/05, Suchit Jhunjhunwala <jsuchit at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi
>  I'm using a dell inspiron 8600. I upgraded from fc3 to fc4, and now I'm
> having a weird problem with the sound volume in kde. when I start kde, I get
> the volume splash screen which remains permanently stuck on the screen as
> long as kde is running, superceding all applications. And the master sound
> remains at zero. i can increase the volume using kmix or the volume buttons
> on dell's keyboard, but it immediately goes back to zero. In Kmix the other
> volumes can be increased, but master volume remains stuck at zero. The
> problem persists when i downgrade from KDE 3.5 to KDE 3.4.2 (all kde
> application were downgraded). It was not occuring in KDE 3.4.2 with fc3.
> This problem does not occur when i use gnome. I really want to use KDE.
> Kindly suggest me what to do.
> Suchit
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