Media volume drops after silence in music

Whenever there is a long enough pause (meaning silence, not that I pause the music) in my music or other audio I’m listening to the volume drops and fades back in when the music or media starts again. It seems like some kind of overly aggressive hearing protection, but who knows. It happens with all apps I’ve tried, but it doesn’t happen if I’m using my bluetooth audio speakers in my car. Phone is a Nokia 6.0, Android version is 9. Anybody know if this can be disabled?

Media volume drops after silence in music

Whenever there is a long enough pause (meaning silence, not that I pause the music) in my music or other audio I’m listening to the volume drops and fades back in when the music or media starts again. It seems like some kind of overly aggressive hearing protection, but who knows. It happens with all apps I’ve tried, but it doesn’t happen if I’m using my bluetooth audio speakers in my car. Phone is a Nokia 6.0, Android version is 9. Anybody know if this can be disabled?

My audio volume gets automatically increased to its maximum after 2 seconds

I have a self-assembled machine consisting of : 1. Motherboard: MSI x470 with Realtek ALC892 chipset 2. RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 3. Storage: SSD 1TB Samsung Evo 970 4. Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 5. CPU: AMD Ryzen 2600x

I have a dual-boot installation of Windows 10 Professional, and Ubuntu 18.0.2 LTS. Earlier today, I had an issue with my audio volume where it kept going down automatically and get fixed at 42/100 every 2 seconds, even after I increase it myself. So while looking up for a solution online, I stumbled upon [this thread][1] and tried the solution. The problem didn’t get resolved, however, but instead it reversed: now the volume automatically shifts back up to the maximum no matter how I change it.

What could the problem be?

Thanks in advance for your answers.

What app is changing my volume?

My media volume occasionally and randomly jumps to 100%

Usually when it does happen it’s in the first few seconds after I start playing music on my headphones, which makes me suspect Spotify or Bose.

How do I tell what app is doing this?

How do I tell what apps can change the media volume?

Can Marvelous Pigments be used to expand the area or volume of a Portable Hole or similar extradimensional space?

The description of the Nolzur’s Marvelous Pigments magic item states:

When you complete the painting, the object or terrain feature depicted becomes a real, nonmagical object. Thus, painting a door on a wall creates an actual door that can be opened to whatever is beyond. Painting a pit on a floor creates a real pit, and its depth counts against the total area of objects you create.

The description of the Portable Hole magic item states:

the portable hole creates an extradimensional hole 10 feet deep. The cylindrical space within the hole exists on a different plane

Can Marvelous Pigments be used to expand the area or volume of a Portable Hole (or similar extradimensional space, such as the area of a Demiplane spell, a Bag of Holding, a Heward’s Handy Haversack, etc.)?

The idea is to open a Portable Hole and then “paint” a pit (or something similar) inside of the hole.

“pam_mount.conf.xml” only mounts first volume

I’m using pam_mount to mount home directories and other volumes at login (Ubuntu 18 client, Ubuntu 14 file server.)

It works, but only for the first listed volume. The second volume does not even attempt.

Is it possible to have more than one mount created by pam_mount – and if so, what is the syntax?

pam_mount.conf.xml

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?> <!DOCTYPE pam_mount SYSTEM "pam_mount.conf.xml.dtd"> <!--         See pam_mount.conf(5) for a description. -->  <pam_mount>                  <!-- debug should come before everything else,                 since this file is still processed in a single pass                 from top-to-bottom -->  <debug enable="1" />                  <!-- Volume definitions -->                 <volume                          fstype="cifs"                         user="*"                         path="staffshares/%(DOMAIN_USER)"                          server="FileServer.domain.de"                         mountpoint="/common/homes/all/%(DOMAIN_USER)"                          options="domain=smbad,exec,vers=2.1"                   />                  <volume                          fstype="cifs"                         user="*"                         path="studentshares/teststudent"                          server="FileServer.domain.de"                         mountpoint="/mnt/%(DOMAIN_USER)"                          options="domain=smbad,exec,vers=2.1"                   />                  <!-- pam_mount parameters: General tunables -->  <!-- <luserconf name=".pam_mount.conf.xml" /> -->  <!-- Note that commenting out mntoptions will give you the defaults.      You will need to explicitly initialize it with the empty string      to reset the defaults to nothing. --> <mntoptions allow="nosuid,nodev,loop,encryption,fsck,nonempty,allow_root,allow_other" /> <!-- <mntoptions deny="suid,dev" /> <mntoptions allow="*" /> <mntoptions deny="*" /> --> <mntoptions require="nosuid,nodev" />  <!-- requires ofl from hxtools to be present --> <logout wait="0" hup="no" term="no" kill="no" />                   <!-- pam_mount parameters: Volume-related -->  <mkmountpoint enable="1" remove="true" />  </pam_mount> 

auth.log

(...snip...) Jun 27 09:34:38 i61pc010 su[7975]: Successful su for MyUser by root Jun 27 09:34:38 i61pc010 su[7975]: + /dev/pts/2 root:MyUser Jun 27 09:34:38 i61pc010 su[7975]: pam_unix(su:session): session opened for user MyUser by root(uid=0) Jun 27 09:34:38 i61pc010 su[7975]: (pam_mount.c:568): pam_mount 2.16: entering session stage Jun 27 09:34:43 i61pc010 su[7975]: (mount.c:267): Mount info: globalconf, user=MyUser <volume fstype="cifs" server="FileServer.domain.de" path="staffshares/MyUser" mountpoint="/common/homes/staff/MyUser" cipher="(null)" fskeypath="(null)" fskeycipher="(null)" fskeyhash="(null)" options="domain=smbad,exec,vers=2.1" /> fstab=0 ssh=0 Jun 27 09:34:43 i61pc010 su[7975]: (mount.c:664): Password will be sent to helper as-is. Jun 27 09:34:43 i61pc010 su[7975]: command: 'mount' '-t' 'cifs' '//FileServer.domain.de/staffshares/MyUser' '/common/homes/staff/MyUser' '-o' 'username=MyUser,uid=123456,gid=1513,domain=smbad,exec,vers=2.1' Jun 27 09:34:43 i61pc010 su[7975]: (mount.c:558): 21 26 0:20 / /sys rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime shared:7 - sysfs sysfs rw Jun 27 09:34:43 i61pc010 su[7975]: (mount.c:558): 22 26 0:4 / /proc rw,nosuid,nodev,noexec,relatime shared:13 - proc proc rw Jun 27 09:34:43 i61pc010 su[7975]: (mount.c:558): 23 26 0:6 / /dev rw,nosuid,relatime shared:2 - devtmpfs udev rw,size=8190000k,nr_inodes=2047500,mode=755 (...no further CIFS mount attempts...) (...snip...)