PulseAudio and ALSA volumes are unsynchronised after changing volume in guest session

Bug #915035 reported by lipstick on 2012-01-11
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
pulseaudio (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

I was listening to music while using my pc as a normal user

then opened a guest session and changed the volume level, after then

when i turned back to my normal account, the volume shown on the previous level, but the real sound level was just like the guest one.. i had to change the volume to get the real value on it

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: pulseaudio 1:1.1-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-8.14-generic-pae 3.2.0
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-8-generic-pae i686
NonfreeKernelModules: wl
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC269VB Analog [ALC269VB Analog]
   Subdevices: 0/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
ApportVersion: 1.90-0ubuntu1
Architecture: i386
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC269VB Analog [ALC269VB Analog]
   Subdevices: 1/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 /dev/snd/controlC0: shududy 2131 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: shududy 2131 F...m pulseaudio
 Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xf7cf8000 irq 45'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC269VB'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0269,1043841c,00100100'
   Controls : 14
   Simple ctrls : 9
Date: Wed Jan 11 23:03:45 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Alpha i386 (20120104)
SourcePackage: pulseaudio
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 08/23/2010
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0607
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: 1015PE
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: x.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: 0x00000000
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.chassis.version: x.x
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0607:bd08/23/2010:svnASUSTeKComputerINC.:pn1015PEM:pvrx.x:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rn1015PE:rvrx.xx:cvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:ct10:cvrx.x:
dmi.product.name: 1015PEM
dmi.product.version: x.x
dmi.sys.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.

Related branches

lipstick (sinanaykut-gmail) wrote :
David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

I can confirm this behaviour.

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: New → Triaged
summary: - the volume level gets the same when turning back to the normal user
+ PulseAudio and ALSA volumes are unsynchronised after changing volume in
+ guest session
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Medium
Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → In Progress
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package pulseaudio - 1:1.1-0ubuntu15

pulseaudio (1:1.1-0ubuntu15) precise; urgency=low

  * 0125-alsa-sink-source-Really-set-volumes-on-port-change.patch:
    Fix volume not being correctly set on port change. With this fixed
    we can also drop
  * 0022-allow-analog-input-path-for-no-volume.patch:
    Allow inputs with no volume controls to still have ports. The lack of
    ports caused a problem for the new sound settings UI (LP: #978109)
  * 0126-alsa-sink-source-Make-sure-volumes-are-synchronised-.patch:
    Fix volumes not synchronised in guest session (LP: #915035)
 -- David Henningsson <email address hidden> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:24:20 +0200

Changed in pulseaudio (Ubuntu):
status: In Progress → Fix Released
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