Bug 7275 - volume and mute settings are lost when reconnecting
Summary: volume and mute settings are lost when reconnecting
Status: NEW
Alias: None
Product: ThinLinc
Classification: Unclassified
Component: Sound (show other bugs)
Version: 1.3.1
Hardware: PC Unknown
: P2 Normal
Target Milestone: MediumPrio
Assignee: Pierre Ossman
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-11-06 15:27 CET by Pierre Ossman
Modified: 2022-05-06 12:54 CEST (History)
4 users (show)

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Description Pierre Ossman cendio 2018-11-06 15:27:59 CET
If I start a session and then change the volume or mute setting then that works fine as long as I'm connected. However if I disconnect and reconnect again then those settings are lost. This is probably not what the user wants.

The issue gets extra complicated if I reconnect from a different machine. Is the expected behaviour to get that machine's last volume setting? Or the session's? I'm leaning towards the machine as this considers the volume a property of the application, not the session. That is similar to how a video player keeps the volume even for different files.

There is also the issue of the system remembering the volume for us. PulseAudio does this on Linux¹, and I think Windows does as well. So this might be a matter of interacting properly with the local sound server.

¹ Doesn't seem to work properly using a casual test. Works if I adjust the client entry in e.g. pavucontrol locally. But it doesn't work if I change the volume from inside the session.
Comment 1 Pierre Ossman cendio 2018-11-06 15:28:32 CET
Not to be confused with bug 2045, which is about providing such a service for applications running in the session.

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