Dave Ulrick schrieb:
On Mon, 8 Feb 2010, Dave Ulrick wrote:
> The other night, a 'yum update' updated my FC11 system to KDE 4.3.5.
> I've noticed a rather annoying little change: while a KDE system
> notification is being played, the master volume is temporarily lowered.
> (If KMix is open I can see the Master Volume slider move down and back up
> as the sound plays.) This means that if I have the volume adjusted to a
> comfortable level for music listening that I can barely hear the sound
> that alerts me to new mail.
> Although I suppose some folks might like to have new mail alerts, etc.,
> played a bit quieter while they're playing music, I'm of the opinion that
> I'd like alerts to be audible over the music so I can hear and act on the
> alert. Before the upgrade to 4.3.5 I used to be able to hear the
> notification sounds quite well. Is this a bug or feature? If the latter,
> is there any way for me to switch things back to the old behavior?
Most likely this is a pulseAudio thing. I f you want to reset the volume
slider, start pavucontrol and set the volume to a value you want.
pulseAudio has the big advantage of setting volume for every program by
A few additional details:
1. The problem occurs when "Use the KDE Sound System" is selected in the
Player Settings tab under Notifications settings. (I have the volume
slider set to 100%.)
2. I can work around the problem by selecting an external player in that
tab. That way, notifications play with no master volume reduction.
3. My KDE release:
$ rpm -q kdebase:
4. My sound card is identified as a Ensoniq AudioPCI in KMix. PulseAudio
is installed and running.
5. From '# lspci -v':
02:02.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq 5880B [AudioPCI] (rev 02)
Subsystem: Ensoniq Creative Sound Blaster AudioPCI128
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 32, IRQ 19
I/O ports at a400 [size=64]
Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 1
Kernel driver in use: ENS1371
Kernel modules: snd-ens1371