[Pkg-pulseaudio-devel] Bug#539258: pulseaudio: Volume drops by 10 when skipping tracks on any application

James Anderson pl4yer0ne at gmail.com
Thu Jul 30 07:53:07 UTC 2009

Package: pulseaudio
Version: 0.9.15-4
Severity: normal

When skipping tracks using audio applications (tested on audacious and rhythmbox) the volume drops 10 points every time, eventually muting the sound.
The volume drop is not displayed anywhere, ie: volume bars do not move.  The drop is only seen if you run pulseaudio -vvvv and attach to that process.
If you click on the volume bar slider the volume immediately goes back up.
If the track changes on its own after the previous one is finished then the drop doesnt seem to happen, only when you manually change.
Was seeing same behaviour on version in testing, now using latest from unstable, have also cleaned out ~/.pulse and /tmp etc.

Tried everything I can think of, re-installed all the pulse and audio apps in question and have got the latest from unstable.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: squeeze/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (990, 'testing'), (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.26-2-686-bigmem (SMP w/4 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_AU.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_AU.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/bash

Versions of packages pulseaudio depends on:
ii  adduser      3.110                       add and remove users and groups
ii  consolekit   0.3.0-3                     framework for defining and trackin
ii  libasound2   1.0.20-2                    shared library for ALSA applicatio
ii  libasyncns0  0.3-1                       Asyncronous name service query lib
ii  libc6        2.9-12                      GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libcap2      1:2.16-5                    support for getting/setting POSIX.
ii  libdbus-1-3  1.2.16-2                    simple interprocess messaging syst
ii  libflac8     1.2.1-1.2                   Free Lossless Audio Codec - runtim
ii  libgdbm3     1.8.3-6                     GNU dbm database routines (runtime
ii  libhal1      0.5.12~git20090406.46dc48-2 Hardware Abstraction Layer - share
ii  libice6      2:1.0.5-1                   X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libltdl7     2.2.6a-4                    A system independent dlopen wrappe
ii  libogg0      1.1.3-5                     Ogg Bitstream Library
ii  liboil0.3    0.3.16-1                    Library of Optimized Inner Loops
ii  libpolkit-db 0.9-4                       library for accessing PolicyKit vi
ii  libpolkit2   0.9-4                       library for accessing PolicyKit
ii  libpulse0    0.9.15-4                    PulseAudio client libraries
ii  libsamplerat 0.1.7-2                     audio rate conversion library
ii  libsm6       2:1.1.0-2                   X11 Session Management library
ii  libsndfile1  1.0.18-2                    Library for reading/writing audio 
ii  libspeexdsp1 1.2~rc1-1                   The Speex extended runtime library
ii  libvorbis0a  1.2.0.dfsg-5                The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libvorbisenc 1.2.0.dfsg-5                The Vorbis General Audio Compressi
ii  libwrap0     7.6.q-18                    Wietse Venema's TCP wrappers libra
ii  libx11-6     2:1.2.1-1                   X11 client-side library
ii  libxtst6     2:1.0.3-1                   X11 Testing -- Resource extension 
ii  lsb-base     3.2-22                      Linux Standard Base 3.2 init scrip

Versions of packages pulseaudio recommends:
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio      0.10.15-2  GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  libasound2-plugins            1.0.20-1   ALSA library additional plugins
ii  pulseaudio-esound-compat      0.9.15-4   PulseAudio ESD compatibility layer
ii  pulseaudio-module-hal         0.9.15-4   HAL device detection module for Pu
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11         0.9.15-4   X11 module for PulseAudio sound se

Versions of packages pulseaudio suggests:
ii  paman                         0.9.4-1    PulseAudio Manager
ii  paprefs                       0.9.8-1    PulseAudio Preferences
ii  pavucontrol                   0.9.8-1    PulseAudio Volume Control
ii  pavumeter                     0.9.3-1    PulseAudio Volume Meter
ii  pulseaudio-utils              0.9.15-4   Command line tools for the PulseAu

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