Notify-OSD and sound-indicator contradict each other after unmute

Bug #871093 reported by Redsandro on 2011-10-09
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
indicator-sound (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Trouble starts at point 3. I can best illustrate this with images, so they will follow.

1. When I change the sound volume using function keys on my Lenovo Thinkpad Edge, the volume changes in both the indicator and OSD.
2. When I press the mute function key, both the indicator and OSD mute the sound.
3. When I press mute again to unmute, the indicator stays in the mute state but the OSD shows the unmute state.
4. The audio is still muted for real, so the indicator is right and the OSD is misinformed by some evil piece of code in a raincoat.

Ofcourse, I expected the audio to unmute. I like the OSD to be right. After all, I did press the (un)mute button.

5. Workaround: Open the sound indicator and slide the volume slider up. Now the audio is unmuted again.

$ lsb_release -rd
Description: Ubuntu oneiric (development branch)
Release: 11.10
$ uname -a
Linux Redsandro 3.0.0-11-generic #18-Ubuntu SMP Tue Sep 13 23:38:01 UTC 2011 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
$ apt-cache policy indicator-sound
  Installed: 0.7.8-0ubuntu1
  Candidate: 0.7.8-0ubuntu1
  Version table:
 *** 0.7.8-0ubuntu1 0
        500 oneiric/main amd64 Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

I'll upload the next images in a new comment (due to 1 attachment limit)

Redsandro (redsandro) wrote :
Jari Laamanen (yartsa) wrote :

Do you have HDA Intel card/chip? In my Kubuntu 11.10 I have a similar problem. Muting works ok, but unmuting not. After unmuting I have to toggle also both the Front and Headphones switch:

$ amixer sset Front toggle; amixer sset Headphone toggle

After that the sound is restored. I do not have indicator-sound installed, so I suppose my problem is a kernel bug in snd-hda-intel module or so.


uname -a
Linux 3.0.0-12-generic #20-Ubuntu SMP Fri Oct 7 14:50:42 UTC 2011 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

Redsandro (redsandro) wrote :

Yes, it is mentioned, but how generic is that description?

$ lspci | grep -i audio
00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Wrestler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6250/6310]
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)

When trying out a keyboard with a mute key, it has the opposite effect. The OSD responds, but no actual mute/unmute is taking place.

Not sure where exactly the bug is, but it's buggy somewhere. Just hope a bunch of people click on 'this bug affects me too' so it wil be looked into.

Jari Laamanen (yartsa) wrote :

If it is a kernel but for that specific module, it's enough that those cards use the same module. Please take a look at the Bug #876913.

Redsandro (redsandro) wrote :

You are right. Looks similar, not entirely but maybe the mute-part and OSD-part are two bugs that seem like one bug. I will add my description there.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

This bug was filed a long time ago. Is it still an issue for you?

I can't reproduce it on 13.10.

Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
Redsandro (redsandro) wrote :

Unfortunately I sold the Thinkpad Edge laptop.
I cannot reproduce on my desktop but I don't know if it was an issue on this desktop back then.

So this can either be closed, or wait for someone with Thinkpad Edge to verify.

Lars Karlitski (larsu) wrote :

Thanks Redsandro.

Changed in indicator-sound (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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