Bug 106251 - In KDE 3.5 when I use volume keys on my laptop, volume does not go over 10% in the progress bar, and real volume does not change at all. I copied kmix binary to /usr/kde/3.4/bin and it works.
Summary: In KDE 3.5 when I use volume keys on my laptop, volume does not go over 10% i...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 134820
Alias: None
Product: kmilo
Classification: Miscellaneous
Component: general (show other bugs)
Version: unspecified
Platform: Gentoo Packages Linux
: NOR normal
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Christian Esken
Depends on:
Reported: 2005-05-25 06:47 UTC by Slava
Modified: 2009-07-17 21:31 UTC (History)
0 users

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Latest Commit:
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Fix nonworing volume by using masterVolume (1.00 KB, patch)
2006-09-18 23:08 UTC, Vladimir

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Description Slava 2005-05-25 06:47:52 UTC
Version:            (using KDE KDE 3.4.0)
Installed from:    Gentoo Packages
Compiler:          Gentoo default no specific notes.
OS:                Linux

I have Sound keys mapped (lower, mute, rise) to be used by kmix.

Works perfectly fine with kde 3.3, but does not work with 3.4

The problem is that when I press any of the volume keys, the progress bar appears, 
and I can lower and raise the volume from 0 to 10% maximum. It does not go over 10%.
I can also mute. (Mute on and Mute off). 

All these manipulations DO NOT change the actuall volume.
If I click on the system tray sound volume icon, the volume remains unchanged. 

I have fixed the problem by copying the "kmix" executable from kde 3.3 to 3.4. 

The distribution is Gentoo.
Comment 1 Dik Takken 2005-05-25 14:41:56 UTC
Duplicate of Bug 90557?
Comment 2 Slava 2005-05-25 20:23:58 UTC
Dik Takken wrote:
[bugs.kde.org quoted mail]

Very similar, except that the KDE versions are different.
They upgraded from KDE 3.2 to KDE 3.3
I upgraded from KDE 3.3 to KDE 3.4

Therefore they have it working in 3.2, but not 3.3
I have it working with 3.3, but not 3.4


Comment 3 Christian Esken 2005-05-25 21:12:19 UTC
There is no such thing as a "progress bar" in KMix. The volume bar that you see is most likely coming from KMilo.
Reassigning to KMilo.
Comment 4 Slava 2005-05-25 22:00:54 UTC
Christian Esken wrote:
[bugs.kde.org quoted mail]

Ok. Thank you.


Comment 5 Slava 2005-06-09 03:35:19 UTC
I just want to make a correction.

When I start KDE ans kmix starts automatically, the volume keys don't work still, even with binaries from 3.3, but if I close kmix and start it again, then everything works perfectly fine.

Are there any new command options, possibly, that may cause this issue?

Comment 6 Christian Esken 2005-06-11 00:30:19 UTC
No, no command options.
Again: Please report, wheterher you run KMilo (see comment 3) !
Comment 7 Sebastien Morin 2005-07-09 22:22:13 UTC
I also have the same kind of problem, but with no known solution...

With kde-3.3.2 : fine!

With kde-3.4.1 : bad...

* kmix opens at startup
* the volume window from the laptop controls (little square on top of anything on the screen) opens also.
* there is no way to get the volume up (stays at 0% even with the keyboard keys or the gkrellm bar)
* the only way to get rid of the volume panel in the center of the screen is to kill kded (killing kmix doesn't work)
* starting again kded gets the volume panel back...
*copying the kmix exec from /usr/kde/3.3/bin/kmix to /usr/kde/3.4/bin/kmix doesn't work. The problem weems to arise from kde-3.4.1 directly because when asking which kmix in kde-3.3.2, I get /usr/kde/3.4/bin/kmix...

I don't use kmilo and don't have it installed.
I have kmix from kde-multimedia (I think).
I have kdebase with kde-env, kdeaccessibility, kdeadmin, kdebase-pam, kdegraphics, kdelibs, kdemultimedia, kdenetwork, kdepim, kdeutils...
My distribution is Gentoo.
My laptop is a Dell Inspiron 8600.

I have a colleague with the laptop, but different CPU. This one doesn't get any problem with the volume panel or sound control even if its kmix opens at startup... This guy uses 'kde' instead of 'kdebase' with lots of separate packages...

Thanks for helping me get to kde-3.4.1...
Comment 8 Jools Smyth 2006-08-31 19:07:39 UTC
I also have this problem (Kde 3.5.4) on kubutu.

Kmilo only adjust my volume from 0% to 10% when using laptop keys.
Comment 9 Nicolas Ternisien 2006-09-09 22:48:22 UTC
Same problem occurs on KDE 3.5.4, using Edgy Eft Ubuntu packages, on a Asus A6T AP014H laptop.
Comment 10 Vladimir 2006-09-18 23:08:38 UTC
Created attachment 17832 [details]
Fix nonworing volume by using masterVolume

kmilo try to regulate volume of channel 0. On my laptop this is not a master
volume. Instead setMasterVolume shall be used. This patch fix the 10% problem
in generic module. Maybe the same shall be done to other modules.
Comment 11 Gregorio Guidi 2007-11-06 13:09:50 UTC
This should be probably closed as a duplicate of bug #134820
Comment 12 Christian Esken 2009-07-17 21:31:38 UTC
This is likely a duplicate of bug 134820. In any case this is a very KDE3 specific bug, and development on that has ended. Thus we could close this as duplicate or wontfix. Lets select "duplicate".

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 134820 ***