Fedora :: Removed Pulseaudio - Now Desktop Shortcut Keys Don't Work
Jul 31, 2009
I removed pulseaudio save for the libs, and now I can't lock down my desktop with ctrl+alt+l anymore. I can still lock the system with the menu (System > Lock Screen), but it's kind of annoying. Removing pulseaudio has cleared up all of my mplayer stutter issues, but I would like to be able to use the keyboard shortcut keys. Here's the command I used to strip out pulseaudio:
I was using alsa, but then reverted temporarily to pulseAudio due to a minor issue. Later on, I did remove pulseaudio through yum. And that was the end. No matter what alsa/pulseaudio version I install or reinstall...
Because of a horrible problem (volume bursting, this is known bug), I completely removed Pulseaudio and some related packages. So I'm now using pure ALSA, and it's working fine. Yet, the volume control tray icon was disappeared. How can I recover it?
I took out some USB speakers that had been working for many months because I needed them on another PC. I plugged the audio out (lime colored female connector on back of Ubuntu PC) into my stereo receiver's VCR audio in (Red and white jacks), no sound. Yes, the cable is fine (same cable I took off the other PC which was working fine), and the receiver is set to VCR. I recall having to go through some hoops to get the USB speakers working way back when. The Pulseaudio volume control shows left and right pulsating bars when I have on Pandora, but sound is obviously not being sent to the right output. I also tried the optical audio out on the PC into the receiver's DSB optical in but again no sound.
At one point, I thought I needed pulseaudio for sound, so I messed around with installing it, even though at the time I had ALSA installed. (suffice to say, I know very little about linux sound). Pulseaudio never did work, I removed it with aptitude. But now ALSA seems to reach to pulseaudio for some reason.
More confusing is that there are no "alsa" looking processes in ps -A. But apparently, the basics are there
There's only one thing in init.d that seems relevent to alsa:
But doing this does not help anything. Does anyone know what to do from here?
And because I'm curious, how come I get sound from Flash Player and Audacity with no problem?
I use Thunderbird on Ubuntu Linux and have just upgraded to Ubuntu 10 / Thunderbird 3. One of my gripes however is that Thunderbird uses a number of shortcut keys that have no secondary key requirements, for example, "Mark as Read" is M. Not ControlM. Just M. Worse, "Mark as Junk" is J. Which means I sometimes inadvertently mark messages as Junk.
How can I customize Thunderbird's shortcuts so, for example, "Mark as Junk" is ControlJ?
I have Ubuntu 10.10 running on a partition off of my Win7 hard drive. The thing I really like about Windows 7 is when I hit windows key+left or win+right, the current window will snap over to the left half or right half of the screen, respectively.
I have a PC installed with Fedora 11 and I want to use this machine headless as a music server, my amplifier is connected to this machine. After a normal installation I've changed the default runlevel from 5 to 3. I can connect from a client, using FreeNX, to this machine and I get a normal Gnome desktop. So far so good.
The problem is there is no sound. But when I log into the machine directly, still in runlevel 3 and execute the script /usr/bin/start-pulseaudio-x11 an make a new remote-desktop connection there is music. Is there a way to make pulseaudio working in a remote desktop.
This should be simple, but I just don't see it. KDE 4 desktopI have an application located in /usr/Kompozer that I'd like to add a shortcut to on my desktop. It's not on the menu. Runs fine from the command line. Right clicking on desktop doesn't seem to have what I need. I tried using Dolphin file manager, but still no joy. Can copy, but again can't paste a shortcut on the desktop... or so it seems.
I*am using Kubuntu 10.04. I would like to change some of the standard shortcut keys for bash (terminal).
Ctrl-C to copy the selected text to the clipboard. Ctrl-V to paste from the clipboard into the terminal. Ctrl-Z to undo. Ctrl-Shift-C (or even better, Super-C) to terminate the command. Ctrl-Shift-Z (or Super-Z) to be the background command. I*don't even know what Ctrl-V did before, some I*won't worry about remapping it.
EDIT:*I*have no idea what is putting the * char after each "I". Maybe this is a non-breaking space?
Sometimes, in fact quite frequently, when I boot up my system, PulseAudio does not work. ('Connection Refused'). If I log out of my normal account, log in as root, log out of root, and log back in to my normal account, this seems to reset Pulse Audio and it works again. Seems like a security glitch, but I can't be sure.
Is there any way to disable shortcut keys in XFCE Terminal ? I can't seem to bind the shortcut keys, and F1 especially really gets in the way for some programs. Have no clue who thought it would be a good idea to bind F1 to a stupid help screen, when many terminal programs need this. I am using fluxbox, so maybe this has something to do with it.
I`ve problem with my microphone on fedora 14 with Gnome 2. When i try to use alsamixer command there everything is ok. I tried pulseaudio and HDA nvidia sound cards, but microphone don`t work. How to fix this problem?
first off, I wanna say that Fedora 12 really impresses me. I am a longtime Ubuntu User and Fedora really suprised me especially in terms of speed. Unfortunately my sound is not working. I had this problem a long time in Ubuntu, too. Then I discovered that I only had to switch off Exchange Front/ Surround in the alsamixer and everything worked fine. However, with the arrival of PulseAudio I don't get any sound from my speakers.
I went through some Guides but nothing seems to work. When I play an audio file I can see the amplitude going up and down in the Volume Meter of PulseAudio. So I think PulseAudio is working on the application side.
with Code: alsamixer -c 0 I can see that everything is set as it was in the passed for my soundcard. Exchange Front / Surround is switched off. Code: cat /proc/asound/
I hope you have any suggestions. Usually I look through the net till I find a solution. This time, however, I don't really know what to search for, since I tried everything I found except getting rid of PulseAudio which is my last option.
I have a java program that needs to be launched with root privileges (from an account that doesn't have root privileges) from a desktop shortcut. The command would look something like this: java -jar /file/location/whatever.jar I've searched and searched and can't figure out how to do this. EDIT*** I would like it to pop up and ask for the root password before it launches the application.
When I installed my 64 bit system of Ubuntu 10.04 the sound worked very well and I were very happy. The problem started however when I installed Skype which uses pulseaudio. As soon as I start skype (or any other application that uses pulse, HoN for example) the applications sound output or input does not work at all. If I have pulseaudio started in some way, applications that I suppose do not use it like spotify or flash player stops to produce sounds. And when I type "pulseaudio" in the terminal it gives me this:
I've had nothing but trouble with Pulseaudio in Fedora 14. I had managed to get rid of it in Fedora 10 with the command: su -c "yum remove alsa-plugins-pulseaudio pulseaudio" I just don't want to have to deal with Pulseaudio anymore. It does not like my sound card and gets in the way. Is there a Linux distribution that does not use Pulseaudio ?
I am trying to stream my Desktop through VLC. Video isn' t a problem but audio is.The problem is with the upgrade from 11.3 to 11.4 I got pulseaudio again.I can't find a way to stream all local audio channels with VLC and pulseaudio.I tried "padsp vlc" and used oss:///dev/dsp which kinda works but the audio is very very low as in useless.I also tried setting up rtp/multicast pulseaudio but I couldn't get it working.
I have corrupted my /usr/ partition. I thought I recovered my server thingies okay. The problem is with gnome desktop. It won't show the login screen and furthermore there's a lot of error in ldconfig messages -- because of the corrupted /usr/ partition.I started picking out these erring files -- using aptitude purge and the rm command if it cannot be purged...That's how I tried to clean my /usr/ corrupted partition.How do I know I managed to cleanly removed all traces of the desktop gnome? -- also how could I install the desktop again.
Have accidently removed a desktop background image (lotus/pond) and would very much like to have it back. Would someone please tell me how to do this? I've read in Help that this image is not removed from my computer but don't know how to proceed.