also won't properly restore sound levels, sometimes
this has been a problem that i've had as long as i can remember.
also seems to not restore sound levels properly.
i can save with
and it works, and the levels are stored in the default file, /var/lib/alsa/asound.state just like they should be.
i've done test reboots and yea verily, the levels are restored properly.
and yet, sometimes they are not.
so i wondered to myself, WTF ?!
1 at shutdown, the levels have gotten wacked and the wacked levels are being saved
2 some application is stomping on the levels and then those levels get saved.
so after some experimentation i found at least one of my problems. when i plug the headphones in to the front jack the mixer settings get wacked, but more interestingly they do NOT get restored properly.
however i'm having a hard time tracking down how that's being handled in the system.
anybody have any ideas ?
once i solve this problem i can test some more and see if that is the only problem.