Request for Comments (RFC): Potential change in setting sound card volume on boot

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at
Thu Jun 28 11:21:32 UTC 2007

On Tue, Jun 26, 2007 at 09:20:59PM -0400, Daniel T. Chen wrote:

> (4) Additionally, users seem split on whether a default login sound in a
> graphical environment should be muted[4] or audible.
> To alleviate the issues given above, I am requesting comments from
> developers and users alike regarding the following proposal that changes
> alsa-utils's initscript usage[0]:

I'm not sure this alleviates number 4 - surely it will always result in 
the login sound being muted? mixer_app won't be started until some time 
after the sound has started playing. It also leaves us with the issue of 
what to do with the GDM sound. Muting that by default would be an 
accessibility problem...

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at

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