[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#529269: Re: Bug#529269: xfce4-mixer: Problem with unmute

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon May 18 12:35:18 UTC 2009

On lun, 2009-05-18 at 14:15 +0200, krzysio77 at poczta.onet.pl wrote:
> Użytkownik Yves-Alexis Perez <corsac at debian.org> napisał:
> >On lun, 2009-05-18 at 12:49 +0200, Krzysztof Bielatowicz wrote:
> >> When I unmute my sound card the sound does not come back and I have to
> >> change volume to get it back.
> >
> >How do you mute/unmute?
> >
> By pressing third mouse button on mixer applet or left mouse button on speaker icon in  mixer window.

Ok, same here.
> >> You can also open mixer window, click mute/unmute (on panel and window) and see
> >> how speaker icons and volume level indicators are not synchronized.
> >
> >Volume level has nothing to do with mute/unmute, so it should be ok that
> >when you mute, the level stays where it was. Are you sure that the
> >defined mixer for the plugin is the same one you're muting in
> >xfce4-mixer window?
> When you open the mixer window and mute sound on panel you will see that volume level on slider in window will be set to minimum and speaker icon will not get red cross.
> Then you should unmute sound on applet (by pressing third mouse button) and you will see that sound lever slider will remain set to minimum.
> And I am sure that I have the same settings for applet and window.

Hmh, definitely not. Here, when I mute (wether by middle clicking on the
panel or left-clicking on the “mute” button in xfce4-mixer window, the
volume is left unchanged, and I get the red cross on the mixer plugin
and on the associated chanell in the mixer window

xfce4-mixer uses gstreamer to drive the sound stuff, so maybe there's a
problem there, wether in gstreamer, pulseaudio if you use it, or even
alsa. Maybe your card doesn't really support muting this channel and it
then drops the volume to 0 instead of muting, which then confuses the
mixer at unmuting time.

Could you detail your sound system (software) and maybe try with another
channel. Try on another box too, if you can.


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