Amarok + PulseAudio: volume control changes global volume

Nikos Chantziaras realnc at
Thu Jun 24 15:44:51 BST 2010

On 06/23/2010 04:36 PM, Colin Guthrie wrote:
> 'Twas brillig, and Nikos Chantziaras at 23/06/10 13:01 did gyre and gimble:
>> On 06/23/2010 02:56 PM, Ian Monroe wrote:
>>> 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.
>> It does.  I have it set to 100% (0dB).  When I start Amarok and change
>> the volume there, Amarok's volume control changes my sound card volume
>> to the same percentage.
> Hmm, in that case, something somewhere is busted.
> Flat volumes will generally be able to increase your device volume but
> wont decrease it.
> Can you mail me a debug log from pulseaudio when you make the changes.

Any tips on how to get a debug log?

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