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System Sound Will Not Stay Muted On System Restart
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Class: OS bug

System Info

HardwareLibrem 13v4
Operating SystemPureOSPrometheus 8.0 Beta 1 (64-bit)

Reproducible: On every system restart, even from shutting down and manually powering on.


I am working with others in the same vicinity and often mute myself as to not distract others. To do that, I use the keyboard's function keys Fn+F4 which do indeed mute the system. When I need to restart the computer for various reasons, such as modifying the "hosts" file, I restart the computer, log back in, and accidentally make a sound from an application, such as Tilix when I press the arrow keys to parse through previous commands, which at the very least startles me.

This is just a hassle rather than a blocking bug since all I need to do is mute the system again.

I keep the system up-to-date with apt update and apt upgrade. This bug has been occuring even before the latest updates as of writing this report. I am not running the OEM version of PureOS but from the ISO provided on the PureOS website.

Steps to Produce/Reproduce

  1. Use Fn+F4 to mute the system sound while logged in.
  2. Restart computer.
  3. Note that the sound icon from the upper-right corner of the screen is unmuted.
  4. Log in and notice that the sound icon shows that it is muted for a moment but then after waiting for about 30 seconds to a 1 minute, it unmutes itself.

Expected Results

The system sounds should be muted on boot/login.

Actual Results

Upon logging in, the icon shows that the system sounds are muted but after 30 seconds to 1 minute, it becomes unmuted.


Re-mute the system with Fn+F4.

Event Timeline

hansolo added a subscriber: hansolo.May 2 2019, 06:25
jonas.smedegaard triaged this task as Normal priority.May 25 2021, 12:30