On 07/18/2012 03:50 PM, Timothy Pearson wrote: >> All, >> >> With the latest R14 builds, I am experiencing crazyness with the sound. >> Critical stops/errors are very very loud, while normal sound events are >> low. >> Changing the volume with kmix has NO effect on the volume of the Control >> Center >> -> Sound -> Sound System -> Test Sound volume. Sound System uses ALSA. If >> alsamixer is run from the cli, then volume can be controlled. However >> using kmix >> to adjust sound levels and switching back and forth between pulse/ICH6 on >> the >> mixer causes sound to be reset to high level for errors. >> >> The sound processes are: >> >> 18:48 supersff:~> ps ax | grep "pulse\|arts" >> 3390 ? Sl 1:26 /usr/bin/pulseaudio --start >> 3400 ? S 0:00 /usr/lib/pulse/gconf-helper >> 14133 ? S 0:06 /opt/trinity/bin/artsd -F 10 -S 4096 -a alsa -d >> -s 60 >> -m artsmessage -c drkonqi -l 3 -f >> >> There is also a 1-2 second delay between the sound event being triggered >> and >> the sound actually happening. What could cause such symptoms? > > PulseAudio itself? ;-) In my experience PulseAudio only works correctly > on a (random) handful of computers. > > Tim > Been working with 3.5.12 for a long time. I can kill it, and I'll test that way and report back. I think I have found the reason why the error were so darn loud and the rest of the sound wasn't. http://www.3111skyline.com/dl/dt/trinity/ss/tde-sound-player-setting.jpg In Sound -> System Notifications -> Player Settings (button) volume is 100% and is NOT slaved to the mixer volume. This is a bug. This has always tracked the mixer controls. Some hook got broke somewhere. Also, the 'TDE is exiting' sound needs changing from the current Logout_3.ogg. The KDE_Logout_new.wav is much, much better and it is what I'm used to seeing as the default logout sound. -- David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.