Fedora :: Can't Change Global Volume Using Applet - Function Keys / Resolve It?
Jun 14, 2009
Sound is my #1 issue on F11.
Most of the time I can't change the system wide volume setting by pressing the function keys on my laptop (the volume indicator doesn't even show up). When that happens (and I havent't been able to find out why and under what conditions that happens) the volume applet on my panel also becomes useless. Useless meaning that I can slide the slider up and down with no effect on the audible volume. I can still change the volume within the individul applications (rhythmbox, totem, ...) with success.
Adjusting the volume via gst-mixer or pavucontrol does also works as expected. It's really just the volume keys and the panel applet that refuse to cooperate.
About this system (pretty standard intel_hda, no problems with F10)code...
I put together a step-by-step guide of how I installed openSUSE 11.1 on my ASUS Eee PC Seashell 1005HA Netbook. I planned on going back and re-installing using my own guide to check for mistakes, etc. but I never seem to get around to it, so I'll just post what I have and let you guys comment if you run into issues. Side notes: This guide assumes you want to wipe out Windows XP and run only openSUSE. Sorry, I'm a Gates hater.
I still haven't figured out how to configure the function keys support for volume controls and wireless. I'm hoping the "eeepc kernel module" mentioned by malcolmlewis here: Suse on my Asus 1005HA - openSUSE Forums will do the trick.
I've run in to one problem which makes me go back to Windows 7,and that's not being able to change my extra mouse buttons to function as volume up and down. I watch a lot of movies and series on my PC, and I use my wireless mouse to control volume and to pause and play. The last 2 are no problem, but I can't seem to find an option to change the function of the extra mouse buttons.I've looked all over the net, and read various forums, they don't have a clear answer or even an idea how to accomplish this. So I turned to this forum, which I should have done in the first place.
Recently I installed JACK and Ardour to try out. Later I decided against it and so I uninstalled them. After restarting my computer, I noticed that the sound applet has disappeared from the panel, although the battery and mail icons are still present. There is still sound coming out of my laptop speakers, but it is stuck at whatever volume I had it set on before the last time I shut down. Volume sliders inside Banshee and suchll function, but I cannot change the overall system volume, and my keyboard shortcuts for this have stopped working as well. When I go into System->Preferences->Sound, all I get is a message that says "Waiting for sound system to respond." and nothing happens. I've tried searching around for a solution, but nobody I could find seems to have had aimilar problem, and none of the various other solutions proposed have worked for me. I'm on Ubuntu 10.10 by the way.
I have just bought a HP Min and installed xfce Fedora 14.
However, I would like to modify the way the function keys are pressed. Currently I have to press the 'fn' key down and then press a function key.
The function keys also have a second action. For example, Brightness up and down, volume control, play, fast forward, mute, wifi, etc.
However, those secondary actions only requires a single click.
As I use my HP for doing a lot of programming using emacs. I need the function keys for compiling, book marking, cleaning, uncommenting, etc. Is slows me down having to click on an extra 'fn' key.
I am wondering if it is possible to change the actual function keys to be a single click instead of having to click on the 'fn' all the time. And change the secondary action volumen, brightness, etc, to using the 'fn'?
Volume up, volume down and mute keys on the keyboard don't control the volume any longer.They worked before. Hitting the keys brings up a progress bar widget with the volume level unchangeable, set at 0% (which is not accurate at all).It looks like the key mappings or key bindings are working, but there is a disconnect with actual functionality. The volume cannot be changed or muted anymore from the keyboard.
This worked just fine in KDE on Fedora 11 before upgrading KDE components yesterday with Yumex. I am now using KDE 4.3.2 I don't think that it's a coincidence that it stopped working after doing an update. I updated the kernel and nVidia drivers too, but this problem exists when I went back and tested with the previous kernel, so I don't suspect the kernel upgrade. No info in Xorg.conf about the keyboard. Is there a setting that I am missing?
Sound works just fine. I can listen to whatever source I like. This is not a problem with the sound drivers as far as I can tell.I just want to be able to control the volume with the keys on my Logitech Illuminated Keyboard, model Y-UY95. Is anyone else experiencing this?I can adjust the volume with Kmix 3.5 or GNOME Volume Control V2.1
I've got my xubuntu 10.10 install just about perfect on a little acer aspire d250, apart from a small sound useability issue: In the interests of simplicity and resource usage I removed pulseaudio. After a bit of fiddling I got it so that my USB soundcard (ProDac) is recognized and automatically set as the default soundcard when plugged in. Any sound applications automatically use the USB sound if it present, no need to around with pulse. The only problem is that my netbook's volume control keys still only control the master volume of the inbuilt soundcard, and have no effect on the usb sound. Does anyone know of a way to change which sound device these keys actually effect? I'd like to write a little script so that when the usb device is detected the keys are remapped.
Is there a way to default volume to 100% in the terminal with gnome-volume-control-applet or any other program? I am setting up a dedicated Zsnes machine which boots into Fluxbox but the volume is muted by default. There isn't a man page for gnome-volume-control-applet.
When I log into Gnome the volume is set to 100%, but Fluxbox is always set to mute.
For awhile now, I've been trying to set two global hotkeys to control my volume level in Banshee. Before anyone comes in here and says to use the Volume Up/Volume Down keybinds in gnome-keybinding-properties, that does not work. That controls the master volume. I'm looking for a global hotkeys that control JUST the application volume.I've been playing around now, and I think I might have found a way. Since 9.10, Pulseaudio is integrated and the default sound manager. It also allows controlling the application volume level. While changing the volume would be through Pulseaudio and not in the specific application, this would work.
My question is if there's a way to set a keybind to control a specific application's volume within Pulseaudio? Or even a way to set a keybind to the event that happens when a specific application's volume is turned up or down within Pulseaudio.
I recently put Ubuntu on my HP G series laptop that originally had Windows Vista and ever since some select function keys (i.e. dim/brighten display) and the num lock/num pad won't work. Why is this and can I fix it?
I know it is possible to have the Gnome nm-applet store keys under KDE (Fedora's KDE flavor does it by default) however I am at a loss as to how to make it do this on Ubuntu. It is a pain having to look up my wifi key(s) every time I boot my system up. I have the gnome keyring installed but this did not resolve the issue.
I had my procedure down for setting up the keys on my various machines on my LAN when I was running Fedora9 - I just followed my own notes to set up 'ssh' on one of my machines that I am upgrading to Fedora13 and am finding discrepancies. I used to be able to set files up such that if I am on one machine, I could just ssh to another and I wouldn't be prompted for passwords or passphrases etc. Whatever I did before doesn't work any more (I keep being prompted for passwords/passphrases) - does anyone have a hint to point me in the right direction on how to set up the keys etc. - or what changed from F9 to F13? Also is the handling of ssh keys the same from F9 to F13? Reading the documentation it seems that on my old machines the man page says this:
<snip> that passphrase will be used to encrypt the private part of this file using 3DES.
<snip> that passphrase will be used to encrypt the
I have a Logitech K830 wireless 'Living Room' keyboard for general use under Debian/Gnome. The function keys (F1-F12) operate in conjunction with the FN key. Various multimedia options are alternately available by pressing the function keys (F1-F12) without the FN key.
I want to make the function keys primary (not requiring FN). 'xmodmap -e "keycode 172 = F11"' reassigns F11 as expected, but xev reveals multicode output for some keys that I cannot similarly remap. The (de-tabulated) table shows xev output for press-events. Single F(n) keycodes are followed by the equivalent multimedia keycodes (e.g. F2[+FN] key is also 'Minimize window'[without FN]).
KEY STATEKEYCODE KEYSYM
FN+F1 0x0167 0xffbe, F1 Adjust backlight ---- -- ------, --
I installed the Global Menu Bar applet for my top panel, thus removing the menu bar from most, if not, all of my apps on Ubuntu. I removed the applet, mainly because of how God-Awful and inconvenient it was. Now, I don't have any menu bars on my apps!
The top row of keys on my notebook are currently assigned to various media functions (brightness, volume, play, stop, etc.) These keys are rarely used, and it would be better if they were assigned to the function keys (f1,f2,f3,...) by default, rather then using the fn key to access them. Locking the fn key down is not an option. What can I do?
I have just upgraded to xubuntu 10.04 and although some function keys are working (like volume control), the screen brightness function keys aren't (the screen brightness is at top level and can't be reduced)Notes:I am using a Compaq 610 laptopThe brightness keys are working on Ubuntu 10.04 (live session)How can I fix this?, and at least is there any other way to adjust screen brightness?
I'm using Ubuntu 9.10. All of a sudden several of my function keys stopped working and several keyboard shortcuts that I had setup involving function keys stopped working as well.
For example, when I go to preferences->keyboard shortcuts and try to set "Toggle fullscreen mode" to Alt+F11, the text "XF86AudioRaiseVolume" appears where it should just say "Alt+F11". Pressing Alt+F11 does nothing.
All of my function keys somehow got mapped to XF86AudioBlahBlah and no longer work. How do I undo this? I recently installed ffmpeg and gtk-recordmydesktop but I don't think I installed anything else.
My calling application will accept only strings and interger. we are replacing RSA bsafe library to openssl. using RSA bsafe, we have generated the private and public key in BER format. Then convert the keys, BER format into ASCII format to send the calling function. (these everything done by using RSA supplied bsafe library) same way i have to right using openssl..i m now able convert the RSA public and private key into DER format
In Fedora 8 File: /etc/inittab contained S0:2345:respawn:/usr/sbin/faxgetty ttyS0 S1:2345:respawn:/sbin/vgetty ttyS1 In Fedora 13 Created folder: /etc/event.d Created files: /etc/event.d/ttyS0 [Code]....
Neither faxgetty or vgetty start on reboot or changing runlevel. How do you implement the equivalent of the old inittab function?
I'm running squeeze (last updated today), and everything has been working great. There is only thing that would simplify my life minutely..Anybody know how can I have the volume buttons on my laptop change the "pcm" channel volume rather than "master"? If they could control pcm, then I could adjust the volume coming out of my headphones or my computer speaker (both controlled by pcm, but not master...seems strange to me) with just one click.I tried to find this info online, but all results seem to refer to an older version. The simple "click here, set this" solution no longer is possible.
I don't care if this is done in the bios or a kernel module or software. Is there any way at all to do make the 'fn' key act as 'control' and the 'control' key act as 'fn' in linux running on a macbook pro?
PS. You can do this with software in OSX with the application KeyRemap4MacBook.
I am a linux newbie. I had dual boot fedora 9 with windows XP before. Now I decided to change to fedora 11. I choose the option Replace existing linux while installing the fedora 11. My windows used to be in C drive while my linus in D drive. So I thought it would replace the D drive and remain dual boot.
However, after I reboot the computer, I realize that it can only boot linux. My windows partition appear as a File System in linux. code...
When using the HyperWorks FEA software HyperView with Ubuntu Lucid the following error is displayed,ChoosePixelFormat Failed. Cannot find a suitable pixel format.Also in the terminal this error appears,Unable to resolve function glXQueryExtension is displayed.This issue can be fixed by doing the following for nvidia cards, sudo ln -s /usr/lib/nvidia-current/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
or for ATI cards,sudo ln -s /usr/lib/fglrx/libGL.so.1 /usr/lib/libGL.so.1
Note you must install the Nvidia or ATI proprietary drivers for opengl graphics support to be able to use HyperWorks.
I am missing a volume/sound applet for the GNOME panel. The only way to do this I found is the indicator applet, but this also shows an email icon which takes up space and does not seem to be removable. I do not want that networking stuff and I use Thunderbird as my email client. So, is there a way to just get a volum applet?