FS#68686 - [pipewire-pulse] GNOME volume control keys don't work

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by Laurențiu Nicola (lnicola) - Friday, 20 November 2020, 15:10 GMT
Last edited by Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig) - Tuesday, 09 February 2021, 11:46 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 2
Private No


Sorry, I don't know whether this is a pipewire-pulse or gnome-settings-daemon issue, but my volume keys no longer work (nothing happens, as opposed to an X volume icon being shown when there's no valid sink) after switching from pulseaudio to pipewire-pulse

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Closed by  Jan Alexander Steffens (heftig)
Tuesday, 09 February 2021, 11:46 GMT
Reason for closing:  Upstream
Comment by Laurențiu Nicola (lnicola) - Friday, 20 November 2020, 16:55 GMT
Update: this only happens with my HDMI display, which probably doesn't support volume control. PulseAudio probably used software volume, but IIRC MacOS can't. Still, it would be nice if it worked.

On the other hand, I can change the volume from pavucontrol, so maybe it's a different issue.
Comment by Merlin Schumacher (merlin.schumacher) - Saturday, 12 December 2020, 00:14 GMT
For me the keys change the wrong device. Instead of the onboard soundcard it switches to the HDMI output.
Comment by Zhang Hai (dreamingincode) - Sunday, 20 December 2020, 03:59 GMT
+1 for this. I'm running GNOME Shell on Xorg on my laptop (no external speakers), and after replacing pulseaudio with pipewire-pulse, my volume keys (Fn + F2/F3) stopped working after reboot. Adjusting volume in top-right menu still works. Replacing pipewire-pulse with pulseaudio back and reboot fixed the volume key regression for me.
Comment by Laurențiu Nicola (lnicola) - Wednesday, 23 December 2020, 13:56 GMT
@dreamingincode this seems to work fine for me (in `pipewire 0.3.18`).
Comment by Laurențiu Nicola (lnicola) - Thursday, 24 December 2020, 08:34 GMT
Actually, it still happens from time to time. Restarting pipewire and pipewire-pulse might help.
Comment by mattia (nTia89) - Sunday, 10 January 2021, 16:23 GMT
I have a similar issue but it has been fixed with current software version: either pipewire 0.3.18 and gnome 3.38.2;
Is it still valid for you?
Comment by Laurențiu Nicola (lnicola) - Sunday, 10 January 2021, 17:20 GMT
The volume keys work in pipewire 0.3.19, but they don't change the right volume. Still, I suppose we can close this -- it's clearly an upstream issue,