Bug 392666

Summary: KDE Volume control resets volume on each pause
Product: plasma-pa Reporter: Axel Braun <axel.braun>
Component: generalAssignee: David Rosca <nowrep>
Status: RESOLVED NOT A BUG    
Severity: normal CC: plasma-bugs
Priority: NOR    
Version: 5.12.4   
Target Milestone: ---   
Platform: Other   
OS: Linux   
Latest Commit: Version Fixed In:

Description Axel Braun 2018-04-03 07:11:35 UTC
The issue was introduced in one of the latest plasma-updates( I noticed first in Tumbleweed 20180324). It is quite annoying if you have a device where the maximum volume is quite low (in this case: My T520 Laptop):

In the system settings one can set the maximum volume for output to 150%.
If you start a stream you can increase the volume in the KDE volume control (menu bar) to lets say 150%. Pause the stream: stays on 150%. Play the stream again: Volume reduced to 100%.
Expected behaviour: Volume stays on 150% (or the value it was set to
Comment 1 Axel Braun 2018-04-04 09:12:31 UTC
It seems that this can be worked around by setting 
; flat-volumes = no
in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and then restarting pulseaudio (resp. logging off and on again)
Comment 2 David Rosca 2018-04-04 11:45:18 UTC
It has nothing to do, you should not use flat-volumes if you don't like it (it is disabled by default in almost all distributions).
Comment 3 David Rosca 2018-04-04 11:45:36 UTC
Sorry, it has nothing to do with plasma-pa.
Comment 4 Axel Braun 2018-04-04 11:48:29 UTC
(In reply to David Rosca from comment #2)
> It has nothing to do, you should not use flat-volumes if you don't like it
> (it is disabled by default in almost all distributions).

Sorry, but I never touched this before.