View Full Version : [xfce] Pulseaudio percentage in volume notification is greater than actual percentage

December 10th, 2011, 04:25 PM
When I use XFCE4's mixer plugin (a panel applet) and choose the Pulseaudio as soundcard and when I use the mousewheel to adjust the volume, the volume bar width doesn't match the real percentage (in tooltip):


Is anybody else experiencing this problem?

December 23rd, 2011, 11:57 PM
Just sharing a solution:

Not sure what happens in gnome, but I solved my problem after reading this post:


1. sudo gedit /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/analog-output.conf.common
2. Go to the block titled "[Element PCM]" and change the line "volume = merge" to "volume = ignore"
3. Reboot (restarting PulseAudio isn't enough)

Restarting PulseAudio without rebooting worked in my case.

PulseAudio has an algorithm to control both Master and PCM volume with a single volume control and it is defined in that file. I set it to ignore my PCM channel and set it manually via alsamixer.