I am running a rather fresh install of EndeavourOS on my machine (i3wm) and I noticed my volume control doesn’t seem to work as expected. I am using a ROG Strix Fusion Wireless from Asus as my audio device. The weird behaviour with the control is that it kind of works, but only values that do anything to the actual audio volume are 1-5 which I assume is half volume and 10 (according to pavucontrol and i3 status bar) after which I feel like the audio is at 100%. Application specific audio control seems to be working as expected, but master volume does not. It could be just me making a mistake and application specific slider actually overriding the master volume for the output, but this feels strange.
so TLDR: master volume doesn’t seem to affect audio output in a linear fashion on USB headset
Audio: Device-1: NVIDIA TU106 High Definition Audio vendor: Gigabyte driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 1 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 16 link-max: gen: 3 speed: 8 GT/s bus-ID: 07:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:10f9 class-ID: 0403 Device-2: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASUSTeK driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 09:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403 Device-3: ASUSTek ROG Strix Fusion Wireless type: USB driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 7-1:5 chip-ID: 0b05:185a class-ID: 0300 Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.15.31-1-lts running: yes Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 15.0 running: no Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.48 running: yes