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Fedora 22 xfce: Volume resets to 100% while streaming video

asked 2015-06-12 09:01:42 -0600

updated 2015-06-12 19:25:13 -0600

I installed Fedora 22 xfce via netinstall yesterday and whenever I view a video on youtube for example the system volume resets to 100%. It happens every time i play a new video regardless of what my volume settings were at it becomes 100% as soon as the video plays.

How can I stop this behavior?

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This may be an Xfce-specific issue. Try asking over at the Xfce Forum as well, to get as many ideas as possible. If they answer your question, please let us know here.

sideburns gravatar imagesideburns ( 2015-06-12 15:44:01 -0600 )edit

Will do, just need to register an account over there.

krharkey gravatar imagekrharkey ( 2015-06-12 16:45:11 -0600 )edit

What browser are you watching the YouTube video on?

cynicofsinope gravatar imagecynicofsinope ( 2015-06-12 17:14:13 -0600 )edit

Let's isolate this. (1) Can you try to play a video through your systems player? (2) Can you try a different browser (firefox & chromium). (3) Can you try a video site that uses flash, and one that uses html5? (4) Can you try using your systems music player. (5) If you're not scared of the command line, can you try using cmus to play music instead?

bthomas gravatar imagebthomas ( 2015-06-12 18:06:26 -0600 )edit
  1. Playing a video via parole and vlc acts normally
  2. Tried Firefox, Chrome and Midori, problem persists
  3. HTML5 plays as expected, flash still resets volume
  4. Audio files work just fine (pragha and clementine)
  5. I am very comfortable with the cli and can check if need be but local files of any kind were never the issue, only streaming video.

I've noticed ever since a restart the problem no longer happens every time I play a video but it does happen.

krharkey gravatar imagekrharkey ( 2015-06-12 18:43:52 -0600 )edit

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answered 2015-06-13 11:36:19 -0600

Ok, it seems as though for whatever reason the audio didn't get properly installed, or perhaps something happened when i removed a couple packages, in any event I reinstalled pulse and noticed a couple new items got installed. Rebooted and tested a few videos and everything has been working just fine.

So it seems the issue has been resolved, how that could have caused it i'm not sure though but I've experienced stranger things in linux haha.

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