[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#644098: Panel-Plugin: Cannot select Pulseaudio's Default device

Thorsten Schulz contact.thorsten at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 19:25:34 UTC 2011

Package: xfce4-mixer
Version: 4.8.0-2
Severity: wishlist

Dear Maintainer,

upfront: this issue might instead affect gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio, 
please see for yourself.

I am using Pulseaudio and their pavucontrol as my main mixer 
application. I guess xfce4-mixer was not designed to fit pulseaudio 
well, never mind.

But I do use the panel plugin for mains control and so does 
xfce4-volumed which relys on the panel-mixer-plugin's choice to control 
a channel. This works fine basicly. My trouble is, that I like to stream 
audio to several bluetooth devices, which come and go throughout my 
marry working day.

In the panel-plugin-properties I can only select a certain device and 
only when it's available. As far as I understood pulseaudio, there is 
something like a default-device/sink. When bluetooth devices are 
available for audiostreaming they automatically become the default sink.

I would like the xfce4-mixer-panel-plugin to also be able to address 
pulseaudio's (more or less virtual) default-device, so I can control the 
volume of the device where default-streams go to, which should be the 
interest of 95% of people using pulseaudio with bluetooth/usb sinks and 
alike. (I'd estimate roughly 13 people ;) )

thumbs up for your great work!

-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: amd64 (x86_64)

Kernel: Linux 3.0.0-1-amd64 (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=de_DE.utf8, LC_CTYPE=de_DE.utf8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-mixer depends on:
ii  gstreamer0.10-gconf [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]         0.10.30-1 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]   0.10.22-3 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-base                            0.10.35-1 
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]  0.10.30-1 
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]    0.10.30-1 
ii  libc6                                                 2.13-21   
ii  libcairo2                                             1.10.2-6.1
ii  libgdk-pixbuf2.0-0                                    2.24.0-1  
ii  libglib2.0-0                                          2.28.6-1  
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0                       0.10.35-1 
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                                    0.10.35-1 
ii  libgtk2.0-0                                           2.24.6-1  
ii  libxfce4ui-1-0                                        4.8.0-3   
ii  libxfce4util4                                         4.8.2-1   
ii  libxfconf-0-2                                         4.8.0-3   
ii  xfce4-panel                                           4.8.5-1   

xfce4-mixer recommends no packages.

xfce4-mixer suggests no packages.

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