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Re: Xfce4 - uninstalled pulseaudio - no volume control for alsa for the panel




On Wed, Jul 04, 2018 at 11:27:07PM +0200, Michael Lange wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> On Wed, 4 Jul 2018 19:54:35 +0200
> Aldo Maggi <sentiniate@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 
> > As for the Subject, I' ve uninstalled pulseaudio because after an
> > upgrade I couldn't hear anything from the speakers (it happened already
> > in the past more than once).
> > 
> > Now I have audio again but it appears that there is no plugin for alsa
> > to use in the lower panel.
> > 
> > I've installed "volti", it works but I cannot have it in the lower
> > panel.
> > 
> > Aldo :-)
> 
> you might want to have a look at pnmixer.
> It works with both pulseaudio and plain alsa and should work with any
> DE's system tray.

Sounds great. By default, it simply starts, in XFCE, in the tray.

The man page needs a patch as it says "Any other sound driver like
OSS or FFADO, or sound server like PulseAudio or Jackd, are currently
not supported (patches welcome)."

Clicking on "Mixer" button (after right clicking the tray icon)
brings up a window which appears to endlessly attempt to connect to
PulseAudio.

I thought pulse was not installed. Appears it is.

Time to experiment with removing it again, as I only use ALSA
anyway...

Thanks :)