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Month: July 2012

Re: [trinity-devel] Sound control (kmix/alsamixer) pulse/ICH6 weirdness.

From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@...>
Date: Wed, 18 Jul 2012 16:25:23 -0500
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.

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.