Amarok + PulseAudio: volume control changes global volume

Ian Monroe ian at
Wed Jun 23 12:56:17 BST 2010

On Wed, Jun 23, 2010 at 6:47 AM, Nikos Chantziaras <realnc at> wrote:
> My MSN client doesn't offer any kind of volume adjustment, so I don't
> see how PA can help here.  If I lower the volume of Amarok, it lowers my
> sound card's volume, which in turns lowers my MSN client's volume, which
> achieves nothing compared to what I wanted to achieve: Amarok having a
> much lower volume than my MSN client.

It won't lower your sound card volume below what it was before.

Things might get a little screwy if the unnamed MSN client isn't using
pulseaudio. But overall this is a pulseaudio issue, Phonon is now just
behaving more correctly with Pulseaudio.

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