14 November, 2009
Making pulseaudio work sensibly
Pulseaudio on my laptop has been giving me trouble since updating to Karmic. It thinks the PCM, LFE and master mixers should be mixed together like RGB. Turning up the volume first maxes out PCM and LFE and then starts on Master, so when you do get to what PA thinks is arounf 50%, it goes from silence to LOUD.
This fixed it nicely and at least I now know where the configuation is.
It's great that I have more control now - I have the behaviour I ideally wanted before (changing PCM rather than Master when using the media keys) but why is it not in /etc?