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    Question Audio Volume control in Plasma suddenly broken?

    I have installed a new SAS controller on my machine. No other changes.

    Suddenly I noticed that the audio volume control in Plasma 5 got broken:



    Right clicking that and then Audio volume settings gives:



    Interestingly I am able to play audio. I just can't control the volume.

    Any ideas how to fix that?

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    Default Re: Audio Volume control in Plasma suddenly broken?

    Use pavucontrol or the veromix widget.

    Note there are only settings on that screen if you have a program playing sound

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Use pavucontrol or the veromix widget.

    Note there are only settings on that screen if you have a program playing sound
    I can't find what veromix widget is and pavucontrol gives:



    also I run this as user:

    Code:
    # start-pulseaudio-x11 
    Connection failure: Connection refused                                                                                                                      
    pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused

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    Default Re: Audio Volume control in Plasma suddenly broken?

    veromix is from the KDE repo.

    Have you run initrd to register the new hardware??

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    veromix is from the KDE repo.
    I have never heard about it and so far everything worked perfectly. Do I really need additional software to run the same hardware?

    Have you run initrd to register the new hardware??
    I have rebooted several times. Does that mean I have? All hardware actually works fine. The problem is missing software control of audio volume.

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    No just rebooting is not enough to discover new hardware. initrd will force a new hardware scan


    You don't need veromix but I like it better the the default volume control. It messes with pulse better IMO. In any case the problem is obviously with Pulse

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    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    No just rebooting is not enough to discover new hardware. initrd will force a new hardware scan


    You don't need veromix but I like it better the the default volume control. It messes with pulse better IMO. In any case the problem is obviously with Pulse
    Oops should be mkinitrd

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    Default Re: Audio Volume control in Plasma suddenly broken?

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    No just rebooting is not enough to discover new hardware. initrd will force a new hardware scan
    Then how do you explain the new hardware is working fine? I hope you can clarify.

    You don't need veromix but I like it better the the default volume control. It messes with pulse better IMO. In any case the problem is obviously with Pulse
    I will try to find veromix.

    Quote Originally Posted by gogalthorp View Post
    Oops should be mkinitrd
    Can you explain how to do what you suggest?

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    Default Re: Audio Volume control in Plasma suddenly broken?

    Ok, I installed vermomix but I can't find a way to use it. How do I do that?

    Another thing: Going to System settings > Multimedia I see this:



    Previously I could see more stuff in there (I am using SB Audigy2).

    Also going to YaST > Sound gives me:



    I have no idea why a second SB Audigy appears but when I try to configure it with Quick automatic setup I am getting:



    Just for info: I don't use the sound card of the motherboard. I have always used the SB Audigy.

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    Default Re: Audio Volume control in Plasma suddenly broken?

    Ok, I fixed it myself:

    Code:
    diff ~/.config/pulse/default.pa /etc/pulse/default.pa 
    33c33
    < load-module module-stream-restore restore_device=false
    ---
    > load-module module-stream-restore
    ...
    I have no idea how what this line does and how it has changed in the local default.pa but after making it the same as in the /etc/pulse version and logging in again everything works like before.

    So nothing to do with veromix or mkinitrd.

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