Debian Hardware :: Wheezy 7.8 With LXDE Desktop - Task Bar Volume Control No Longer Functions
Feb 11, 2015
Running Wheezy 7.8 with LXDE desktop. I have noticed that the task bar volume control no longer seems to function. Volume can be controlled by apps, such as Youtube in Google Chrome. The volume control used to work. I really don't know exactly when this started but probably after the last update on Monday, Feb. 10 2015.
I have checked the PulseAudio settings and don't see any way there. Ran a sound test and the volume can be controlled from the PulseAudio panel but NOT the task bar volume control.
Here is a bit of interesting additional info. When I play the audio thru my analog speakers the volume control has no affect. But when I play the sound thru my USB headset, the volume control works. Very strange.
* more or less solved. still not exactly what I want but it works, mostly.
This has been bugging me for a few weeks now all of a sudden i lost my email icon chat etc and the volume icon in the top notification area. i have tried deleting and re adding the notification area back but they are still missing. also sometime when i boot up i loose my minimize and close window icons on the windows??? not sure if this connected i am running Ubuntu 10.04 on a dell vostro 200
I had a question about how to configure wheezy 7.2 on a laptop with a Synaptics touchpad. As installed, the touchpad is recognized; I can move the mouse pointer with it, and even scroll vertically with the touchpad's scroll strip. However, it won't let me tap or double-tap on the pad to emulate mouse clicks, like I can in other OSes. I am running the LXDE desktop on Debian Wheezy 7.2.
And, there is no configuration that I can find for the Synaptics touchpad in the default setup; I looked all through the menus.
So far, I've tried a few suggestions I've found while searching. I installed a GUI-based config program called "GPointing Device Settings", and *some* of the settings in that program seem to work with the Synaptics touchpad, but others, like the tapping settings, don't.
One point of confusion for me is that some of the solutions I've seen mention a folder /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/synaptics.conf; however, on my system, there is no xorg.conf.d folder underneath /etc/X11, and in fact, I can't find that folder anywhere on the system. The page I was looking at is here: [URL] .... does LXDE use a different X setup than other desktop environments?
I saw that on every computer in which I installed LXDE on Debian 8 (the problem was not existing on Debian 7.8.0)
So I decided to use mate-desktop-environment but a brand new problem (always ) made his apparition when I try to use tightvncserver on a Mate desktop (no task bar, and memory growing GB after GB up to the memory explosion after 1 or 2 minutes with 16GB RAM -I will post another subject for that once I will know more things about it - since it is, after all, an huge problem causing the computer to crash if "reboot" our "vncserver -kill :1" is not quickly done)
But here talking about LXDE taskbar: others LXDE users, do you have this problem with the icons ?
Laptop is Dell Latitude C600/C500 with Pentium III 850Mhz, 256Kb L2 Cache, 256MB RAM, ATI M3 video card, HD 20005 MB and sound card is EES Maestro 3i. After trying to do something with Windows 2000 which was installed on the machine, I decided to put Linux without keeping windows on the machine. First I try with Xubuntu (latest version) which was working but slowly, then I found that Debian could work fine on that machine. I have installed latest version 5.08 and was surprised how goodly old machine can work. I solved problems with screen resolution (change from 800x600 to 1024x768) but I couldn't find solution how to fix problem with sound.
Actually I don't have sound on the machine. I looked for a linux driver for that sound card and Dell is only providing windows drivers. Then I found that I can solve the problem with ALSA drivers but I couldn't find the easy way (or any way at all) to install drivers and to get back the sound. When I click on 'Volume Control' (top right corner of the screen) I get the message: 'Volume control did not find any elements and/or devices to control. This means either that you don't have the right GStreamer plugins installed, or that you don't have a sound card configured.'
I did a clean DVD install of 11.3 instead of the upgrade. I'm using a 64 bit Panasonic CF-52 Toughbook with a 250 Gig removable drive. I have noticed on 11.3 that the on-screen volume control applet is gone! It was right next to the battery and the WiFi indicators on 11.2 but it is gone with 11.3.
Now what ever you listen to is FULL BLAST! It makes you go back to the desktop and use the hardware adjusters on the laptop. Even the usual keyboard key combos are not responding. It can be embarrassing especially in quiet, public settings.
I believe I'm using Ubuntu 9.1 (how can I know for sure anyway?) and I use Harman Karman sound sticks that I got from a Mac. I use a Gateway PC and the volume control in the upper right toolbar of the desktop doesn't work. If I want to adjust the volume intensity I go into System > Preferences > Sound > Applications and I adjust the Firefox volume control. Sound comes through the speakers perfectly but I can't adjust volume with the desktop icon.
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 have installed no updates and made no changes to configuration in any way. Computer has been left on for some time. Finally rebooted to clear any caches. When it came up again the system does not recognise the monitor. So I get the default resolution. Not hardware as a windows install comes up fine.
Using Wheezy with MATE Running on Haswell Installed backport to stop crash on exit 3.13-0.bpo.1-amd64
I have tried several versions of live CD. These all give the same symptom - which is why I tried the windows install. So I suspect this is something to do with recognising the onboard graphics in Haswell.
I have googled and found, however, means using a shell script. This seems rather drastic and I don't want to go that way unless there is no other possiblity of a solution. In that post the output of xrandr is posted so doing the same here.
Code: Select all xrandr -q --verbose xrandr: Failed to get size of gamma for output default Screen 0: minimum 1600 x 1200, current 1600 x 1200, maximum 1600 x 1200 default connected 1600x1200+0+0 (0x138) normal (normal) 0mm x 0mm Identifier: 0x137 Timestamp: 4622 Subpixel: unknown
Resolution : Linux system does not like both DVI and VGA cable plugged in at the same time.
I don't know how this happened, but my keyboard copy and paste functions have stopped working. Oddly enough, I discovered that I can only copy and paste by using the third mouse button. Pressing down on the scroll wheel after highlighting text copies the text, pressing it again pastes it Ican still use the Edit-copy and Edit-paste menu functions.
I'm sure it has something to do with all the tinkering I have been doing with my desktop. I have been experimenting with CompizConfig and Cairo dock, changing my themes and things of this nature.
I migrated back from Maverick because I couldn't get Tvtime to work because /dev/mixer is no longer created in 10.10 so no volume control from within tvtime. I'm now back to 10.04. The issue that I'm having is that I have 4 devices that show up as /dev/mixer, /dev/mixer1,/dev/mixer2 and /dev/mixer3. I need to have tvtime use the mixer associated with my soundblaster audigy card.
whenever I reboot, the order of these devices changes. Sometimes the soundblaster is assoaciated with /dev/mixer , sometimes it's /dev/mixer2 etc. Is there a way to ensure that the devices are always in the same place/order? On a related note, sometimes my usb webcam is video1 other times it's video0 , this also causes problems with tvtime. How can I ensure that my system is the same after each boot? I tried dev rules but couldn't get them to work properly.
I upgraded my testing/Wheezy Inspiron N5010 to 2.6.38-2-amd64 recently (along with a bunch of other updates, of course) and now my Samba network share is no longer automatically mounting, I have to open a root terminal and do a "mount /mountpoint"; my relevant /etc/fstab entry:
I've tried over options, as well, but it isn't automatically mounting. Any suggestions (including where to file a bug report)?
Used to be, when I connected my phone and turned on USB Storage, it would automount, and I'd get a popup window asking me what I wanted to do (open and view files, or import photos with gthumb). I would just choose open and view files, move photos, music, etc. back and forth...
I would see the device listed in pcmanfm or thunar. Now, nothing happens. I do not get the popup, nor see the device in any file manager, etc. When I do fdisk -l, I do not see the phone listed, but when I do lsusb, I do see it.
Code: Select allBus 008 Device 067: ID 0482:0734 Kyocera Corp. Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
It's a Kyocera Hydro Elite, an android device, set for USB Mass Storage upon connection. The phone knows when it's been connected and gives me the option to turn on the mass storage, which used to trigger the popup on the computer, but the computer no longer responds.
I have thunar-volman and mtp-tools installed.
I don't seem to have any relevant entry in /etc/fstab. Not sure if I did before upgrading to jessie from wheezy or not... I don't believe so...don't think an upgrade would wipe anything from there.
Why I'm not getting access to the phone now? Or how I can mount it without knowing it's location from fdisk? I do not use gnome, but rather plain openbox.
On a Supermicro 6027R TRF, I run the latest Debian Wheezy. I have a problem with the server, because I cannot control fan speed anymore.
My plan was to control the drive bay LEDs via software, so I installed i2c-tools and ledmon packages. While I was at it, I also installed fancontrol and lm-sensors.
Then I ran the Superdoctor program (distributed on the Supermicro website) that prints information on fan speed, temperatures and system voltages. I ran it only once by executing the command "sdt" as root. After the command completed, the 3 system fans started spinning at max RPM. And this is extremely noisy! The program had run before, but without spinning up the fans.
Since then I didn't manage to regain control of the fans. Even after a reboot the fans start to speed. Also, removing the installed packages again does not work.
I also tried to control the fans with the fancontrol package, but this fails because I do not have a correct fancontrol config file. I am supposed to run pwmconfig first to create such a file, but this fails as well ("/usr/sbin/pwmconfig: There are no pwm-capable sensor modules installed")
I have collected the output of sensors-detect, sensors and pwmconfig here: [URL] ....
I have recently had my ubuntu 10.04 updated and lost the show desktop (minimise button usually attached to the desktop panel located at the bottom far left corner of the screen. (The one you click on which minimises all windows and takes you direct to the desktop.
I have tried looking for options in the Appearance and Windows options in Menu-system-preferences but cant find anything, that could be used to enable or disable this feature. Secondly, since upgrading to the current version of Ubuntu I have been missing the volume control button usually located by the date/wireless/ Power off button/ icons on the panel located top right of screen.
Is there a way to add lxterminal to the LXDE task bar?I noticed that it was not listed as a selection under Add/Remove Panel Items and when clicking Add, the "plugins" listed do not include this.I previously used LXDE with Mandriva and their implementation included it on the Task Bar.
I've installed Squeeze on my two machines and now I discover that the Gnome Time GUI no longer has the ability to control NTP. Did they move the NTP GUI somewhere else or did we go backwards on this one?
By pressing 'properties' on a folder it freezes and I have to do killall nautilus && nautilus to get it working again. I have found no fix when googling (saying some packages that isn't installed is the problem).
It just takes a really long time to load based on the CPU usage.
I'm having a problem with Pulseaudio for quite some time, I already made some topics about it. But still no solution. The thing is, I can't use my keyboard volume control, it's only manipulating my ALSA configuration. Not my main Pulseaudio volume. Here is some information about my sound card:
$ pacmd list-cards Welcome to PulseAudio! Use "help" for usage information. >>> 3 card(s) available. index: 0 name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0> driver: <module-alsa-card.c> owner module: 4 [Code].....
In my last installation of debian (Squezee unstable), i dont have problems with the sound.But with my new installation of squezee, when i tried to activate the volume control (With the gnome applet), the system told me this (Aprox):Volume control cant find devices to control. You dont have the correct addons of Gstreamer or sound device configurated
I feel little silly asking this, I accidently removed from my gnome panel my internet connection, volume control and battery indicator on F11. how can I add this back. It does not show up in the add to panel menu and the applications do not give you back the default feel.
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.
I'm running Kubuntu 10.10 32 bit on an old DFI KT600AL motherboard based system using the onboard VIA 3058 AC97 audio (because it supports front panel audio connections and none of the add-in PCI soundcards I have do). I have an old Gateway/STB TVPCI TV tuner card (mainly wanted the FM radio part to work) hooked up to the cd audio connector on the motherboard because the digital audio over the pci bus apparently isn't supported for this card (neither is the onboard analog mixer on the tv tuner card, I had to hack a CD-ROM audio cable and solder it to the audio outputs of the tv tuner module on the TV tuner card). When I use the master channel as the master channel (selected in Kmix) then as one would expect it affects the output volume of all other audio playing on the system except that which is being handled by the PCM channel. On Windows the PCM channel was also affected by the "Volume Control" slider such that ALL volume levels were reduced when moving the slider. I'm hoping someone can help me figure out how to make it work like this on Kubuntu.
First off I should warn you that I (like many users of older hardware that is not properly supported under PulseAudio) have uninstalled PulseAudio (because it's garbage) and am using Alsa to manage my audio hardware. I would think that there would be some way to do this using the 'amixer' application to add the PCM channel as a component of the 'Master' channel so that when the volume is turned down using the 'Master' channel control it will affect the PCM channel too (at least the output to the speaker jack, not necessarily the capture or mix volume though), but I'm not really any good at doing things from a terminal window and the options for the amixer command kind of confused me.
I have installed the LXDE desktop on my Debian Testing setup (It also has XFCE desktop installed). On the LXDE desktop I am trying to increase the virtual desktops from 2 to 4 desktops but every time I right click on the desktop pager icon on the task bar and then click on Desktop Pager Setting (from the menu that appears), nothing happens I don't get any configuration window for the desktop pager. AM I missing something from my install of LXDE??
What is the rigth way to intall n configure it with LXDE desktop? i has been search in this forum and it's pointing to GNOME..i also already google about this.. i see many tutorial about compiz with ubuntu gnome distro..i'm now using LXDE the vise-versa to the tutorial.