Bug#761515: pulseaudio slowly loses volume balance

Felipe Sateler fsateler at debian.org
Mon Sep 15 20:54:59 UTC 2014

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On Sun, Sep 14, 2014 at 11:26 AM, Krylov Ivan <krylov.r00t at gmail.com> wrote:
> Package: pulseaudio
> Version: 2.0-6.1
> Severity: normal
> Dear Maintainer,
> Using openbox-bound commands:
>         <command>amixer sset Master 1%+ >/dev/null</command>
>         <command>amixer sset Master 1%- >/dev/null</command>
> to control volume, I sometimes notice that volue balance gradually becomes
> skewed towards some channel. Indeed, after opening alsamixer I find that
> PulseAudio's Master playback channel has one side lower than other.
> This happens to both PulseAudio's Master channel and my sound card Master
> channel.

Does this happen if you use pactl instead of amixer?

pactl set-sink-volume <device> +1%
pactl set-sink-volume <device> -1%

You can discover the pulseaudio device string with

pactl list sinks


Felipe Sateler

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