Bug#514685: gstreamer0.10-alsa: Erratic volume control behaviour

Alberto Garcia agarcia at igalia.com
Tue Feb 10 01:17:38 UTC 2009

Package: gstreamer0.10-alsa
Version: 0.10.19-2
Severity: important
Tags: patch

The alsamixer plugin from GStreamer has an erratic behaviour. When
trying to adjust the volume level it often changes its value randomly,
making it almost unusable.

This can be reproduced with the GNOME Panel's volume slider, but the
underlying problem seems to be in GStreamer.

This bug has been reported upstream and is caused by a race condition:


The patch included in comment #38 fixes the problem for me (tested
against 0.10.19-2):


-- System Information:
Debian Release: 5.0
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux (SMP w/2 CPU cores; PREEMPT)
Locale: LANG=pt_PT, LC_CTYPE=pt_PT (charmap=ISO-8859-15) (ignored: LC_ALL set to pt_PT at euro)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages gstreamer0.10-alsa depends on:
ii  libasound2                    1.0.16-2   ALSA library
ii  libc6                         2.7-18     GNU C Library: Shared libraries
ii  libglib2.0-0                  2.16.6-1   The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10 0.10.19-2  GStreamer libraries from the "base
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0            0.10.19-3  Core GStreamer libraries and eleme

gstreamer0.10-alsa recommends no packages.

gstreamer0.10-alsa suggests no packages.

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