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SubjectRe: [Bug 623] New: Volume not remembered.
Matthias Schniedermeyer wrote:
> I can only guess why. My buest guess is that not all
> sound-configurations are the same, on some systems the "defaults" could
> much to loud. (e.g. waking the neigbours when you restart you computer
> at night)

This is certainly the case. When I was packaging OSS for Xandros, our
initial default was 50 percent. We eventualyl made it about 30, because
even that was too loud on a laptop we were testing. There was little
coherance between the various soundcards.

Waking the neighbors is the smallest problem. Blowing a speaker or
makign the user deaf if quite another.

Yes, it's a distro problem. My Gentoo was build "-alsa" and so the
alsa-sound init script does not 'go'. A simple rebuild will solve the


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