how to handle now sound control needs?

drago01 drago01 at
Sun Dec 21 08:12:46 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 21, 2008 at 8:46 AM, Kevin Kofler <kevin.kofler at> wrote:
> Matthias Clasen wrote:
>> Kevin, I know that you are proud of kde, and thats fine, but its really
>> getting tiring to see you jump in any thread where a Gnome application
>> is discussed, and advertise the kde equivalent.
> Well, he was asking for a graphical alternative to alsamixer, which is what
> KMix is. Now there may be other alternatives from XFCE etc., but I'm afraid
> I'm not familiar with those. As for GNOME:
>> And don't talk about things if you have no idea whats going on. "They"
>> don't want you to use pavucontrol instead.
>> The plans for volume control in F11 have been laid out here:
> Indeed I wasn't aware of this. Mea culpa, and thanks for pointing it out to
> me.
> However, quoting from that feature page, this:
>> Graphical mixers (such as the volume applet, the mixer, and the multimedia
>> keys handler) should be restricted to modifying PulseAudio's default
>> output's mixer (which could be aggregated outputs).
> sounds like I wasn't too far off.
> Now maybe that page is incorrect, so I'll ask: What options are there for
> people who want to tweak their hardware mixer settings from GNOME for
> whatever reason? Will this be possible from the volume applet/icon? From
> the gnome-control-center? Or only from non-GNOME apps (e.g. alsamixer, KMix
> etc.)?

you shouldn't have to.
Pulseaudio abstract the "tons of different mixers provided by alsa" to
something clear to the user.

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