Karmic - Gnome volume keyboard shortcuts do not affect gnome-volume-control-applet

Bug #403609 reported by William Bohn on 2009-07-23
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Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Low
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Bug Description

On Asus EEE PC 1000HE running 9.10:

Keyboard shortcuts (XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume, XF86AudioRaiseVolume keys) for controlling volume (through gnome-keybinding-properties application) do not change the sound output at all. The gnome-volume-control-applet shows no changes, but the GNOME popup that appears when hitting the keys shows changes that are not realized.

Adil Arif (adisari06) on 2009-07-24
affects: ubuntu → gnome-volume-manager (Ubuntu)
Adil Arif (adisari06) on 2009-07-24
affects: gnome-volume-manager (Ubuntu) → ubuntu
affects: ubuntu → gnome-volume-manager (Ubuntu)

I'm pretty sure you wanted to report this against the gnome-media package, which contains gnome-volume-control, rather than against gnome-volume-manager, which is for things like CD autoplay and automounting. Feel free to change it back.

affects: gnome-volume-manager (Ubuntu) → gnome-media (Ubuntu)
Sebastien Bacher (seb128) wrote :

thank you for your bug report, what gnome-media version is installed? do you have pulseaudio running?

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: New → Incomplete
William Bohn (shambler) wrote :

Pulseaudio is running.
I'm gnome-media package version 2.27.4-0ubuntu2 installed.

I am having the same issue but on Jaunty, 2.6.28-14-generic, pulseaudio 1:0.9.14-0ubuntu20.2

gnome-settings-daemon 2.26.1-0ubuntu2.

XF86AudioRaise/LowerVolume are recognized but are not having any audible effect, nor affecting any mixer control. Pause/Play and Prev and Next work fine though.

gnome-settings-daemon issue?

Workarounds?

lvleph (erichlf) wrote :

I have discovered a workaround. Deleting the .pulse folder works only temporarily. Once the user logs out the issue returns upon log in. To fix this add
rm -rf .pulse
to the Startup Applications.

abujafar (abujafar) wrote :

I have a similar problem (if not the same). I figured out that keyboard shortcuts operate on "Master Volume" instead gnome-volume-applet let you choose the channel to track. In my case, the channel "Master" doesn't affect the output volume at all. The real master volume is instead "Headphone". This is a common problem due to non perfect sound card detection at kernel-level, and explains the channel chooser option in gnome-volume-applet.

For desktop consistency, you should force keyboard shortcuts to operate on the channel chosen in gnome-volume-applet.

powerpanda (zveda2000-gmail) wrote :

What worked for me was changing profile to Analog Surround 4.0 Output (or any other surround option) in sound preferences hardware tab.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for gnome-media (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in gnome-media (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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