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#1 2016-02-13 21:37:17

Tcheko
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Registered: 2016-02-12
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[SOLVED] Multimedia keys and volume mute

Hi,

I had some problem with the mute multimedia key. Once triggered, the only way to recover sound was to run 'amixer set -D pulse Master toggle' or run alsamixer and then 'm' to unmute the sound.

To solve this:

Get ride of volti (toolbar widget) and xfce4-volumed (multimedia key handling)
sudo apt-get remove volti
sudo apt-get remove xfce4-volumed

Install something doing both at the same time

sudo apt-get install volumeicon-alsa

Edit ~/.config/openbox/autostart and add at the end:

(sleep 2s; volumeicon) &

Search for volti and xfce4-volumed and remove those lines.

That's it. No more mute problem with multimedia key.

Last edited by Tcheko (2016-02-14 06:53:00)

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#2 2016-02-13 22:23:29

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Re: [SOLVED] Multimedia keys and volume mute

I think that should be

sudo apt-get install volumeicon-alsa

NB Many sound problems can be overcome by using our backported xfce4-volumed package


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#3 2016-02-14 06:52:00

Tcheko
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Re: [SOLVED] Multimedia keys and volume mute

Hi damo.

You're correct. That's volumeicon-alsa. Correcting my previous post in that way.

Well. Two tools for doing mute/volume against a single one that has recent github commit. My choice is made.

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#4 2016-02-14 10:40:44

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Re: [SOLVED] Multimedia keys and volume mute

@Tchecko -- do you have the double pop-up problem with volumeicon-alsa when you hover over the icon and change the volume with the mouse wheel?

IIRC, this is why we decided to go with volti

Also, github commits are irrelevant in respect of a Debian stable based distribution (this is why @twoion has built a version of compton from git) wink

See https://wiki.debian.org/FAQsFromDebianUser#Using_Debian


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#5 2016-02-14 13:39:49

Tcheko
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Re: [SOLVED] Multimedia keys and volume mute

@Head_on_a_Stick
I didn't notice any problem with mousewheel over the icon. Works perfectly fine here (at least for me!).

About github commits and Debian stable: another solution was to use a backport of xfce4-volumed for fixing my mute problem. I didn't tested that tbh. It is mostly like using something 'recent' in Debian afaik.

The most important thing for me: it works. wink

1. Fixed the trashed icons in tint2.
2. Fixed the mute button handling

Thanks for feedback.

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