Currently I’m running Mandriva 2009.1 Cooker, and while I’m satisfied overall, I’m having a hard time with the new Gnome volume control.
I wanted to play an audio book for my girlfriend who was feeling sick, so I downloaded one and played it over my amplifier while I continued reading my daily dose of weblogs. I was unpleasantly surprised when I pressed a wrong cursor key and the system beep (played through my line-out) was so loud that my heart skipped a beat.
OK, no problem, right? Just turn down the volume for the PC Speaker. That used to be a question of double-clicking the volume control to get a full mixer and setting a simple slider, but I fear that it had to go in the name of progress. (Note: I’m not trying to bash PulseAudio here— I have no problems with PA as such!)
So I went and asked on irc, and people suggested to unload the
pcspkrmodule. W.T.F.? I feel like being thrown back ten years in time. Sorry people, but that’s unacceptable. Here’s the bug report.
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