[alsa-devel] Plumbers: Please split audio topics into separate sessions

David Henningsson david.henningsson at canonical.com
Tue Aug 7 13:19:46 CEST 2012

On 08/07/2012 10:35 AM, Takashi Iwai wrote:
>> New topic suggestion:
>> Simplifying volume setting on startup/shutdown
>> ====================
>> Currently, on a normal desktop session, volume is set four times on
>> startup - initally by the kernel, then by alsactl, then by PulseAudio in
>> the DM session, then by PulseAudio in the logged in session.
>> When shutting down, both PulseAudio and alsactl saves volumes to restore
>> them later. And then we also have suspend and hibernate to consider, and
>> that cards can be plugged in at any time.
>> First, isn't this quite complex for something as simple as setting
>> volumes? Second, can we facilitate new features, such as 1) having a
>> "set this volume as default, for all users, on startup" button in the
>> volume control, or 2) "allow the DM user to introspect different users'
>> volumes"?
>> ===================
>> This is mostly a problem statement. I don't have a good proposal for how
>> to simplify it.
> OK, could you create a blueprint with that content?
> Then I'll inform plumbers committee about the addition as another
> (5th) slot at first.  Then we can rearrange topics in 5 slots.

Ok, new blueprint added as 

David Henningsson, Canonical Ltd.

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