Sound Volume Setting At Login

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Hey all,

When I log on my sound level is set at about 35%. I have to use the sound preferences to turn the sound level up every time I log in.

Other users on this same system do not have this issue. When they log in their volume is set at 100%.

This leads me to believe that there must be something in my local settings that is turning down my sound volume settings.

Does anyone have a clue were the config file might be that is causing this to happen to me and not to others?

6 thoughts on - Sound Volume Setting At Login

  • What do you think Y’all. Anyone want to take a stab at it?

    CentOS release 6.4 (Final)

    Linux mushroom.patch 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Wed Aug 28 14:27:42
    UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    19:02:51 up 6 days, 1:31, 2 users, load average: 1.00, 1.05, 1.07

    Adapter: Virtual device temp1: +40.0

  • Mark LaPierre wrote:

    when you log out isn’t there a check box asking whether you want to
    “save your settings”?
    if yes: bring the volume up, log out and check that box, then log back in, doesn’t this work?

  • Hey Nicolas,

    Thank you for responding.

    There is no check box at log out. Just a dialog box with three buttons:
    [Switch User] [Cancel] [Log Out]

    I see that I failed to indicate what system I’m running in case it makes any difference.

    CentOS release 6.4 (Final)

    Linux mushroom.patch 2.6.32-358.18.1.el6.i686 #1 SMP Wed Aug 28 14:27:42
    UTC 2013 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    [mlapier@mushroom ~]$ rpm -qa | grep -i pulse alsa-plugins-pulseaudio-1.0.21-3.el6.i686
    [mlapier@mushroom ~]$

  • Hey Frank,

    Thank you for helping me find the “Save Current Session” button. Unfortunately it did not solve the problem with the low sound level at log in. The sound is working, but sound level is still set at about
    35%. I can adjust it up to 100% quite easily, but it’s a pain. Other users on the same system have their sound level set at 100% at log in without having to adjust anything.

    These are the sound related programs that are running on my system.

    ps aux
    /usr/bin/pulseaudio –start –log-target=syslog
    /usr/libexec/pulse/gconf-helper gnome-volume-control-applet

    Is there a mail list for the pulse audio? Maybe I can find a person who specializes in the subject who might be able to help me with this seemingly unusual problem.

    ^ ^ Mark LaPierre Registered Linux user No #267004