Arthur Pemberton wrote:
When I try to play audio in Amarok, it says that it's falling
internal audio; I'm not sure if that's good or bad,
This one is a Phonon bug. Rather harmless, but annoying. If this doesn't get
fixed properly very soon, I'll commit some sort of workaround to silence the
notifications. (In fact, I've been wanting to do that since before F13 got
released, but got busy with other stuff.)
however changing the audio volume inside amarok changes the volume
on my front channel on the sound card itself, I'd much prefer for it to
have it's independent volume control like I thought it used to have.
This is PulseAudio's "flat volumes" "feature".
It can be disabled by setting:
flat-volumes = no
in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf or ~/.pulse/daemon.conf .
Also, every time the machine starts up (which is often as I am still
reacquainting myself) The master volume level on the card is all the
way down giving me very low volume. I can't find out how to preserve
the master volume level
This is probably the doing of that same PulseAudio "feature".
or even change it via KMix. I have to use alsamixer.
for how to start KMix with the ALSA backend.