[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#677014: Bug#677014: xfce4-volumed: no support for pulseaudio / multiple cards

Andres Cimmarusti acimmarusti at gmail.com
Mon Jun 11 13:07:08 UTC 2012

> Didn't yet read the whole ubuntu bug, but xfce4-volumed uses gstreamer,
> it doesn't “speak directly to the sound card”. Can't you just switch to
> gstreamer-pulseaudio?

I have it installed and I used these two commands to make it use
pulseaudio by default:

$ gconftool-2 -t string --set /system/gstreamer/0.10/default/audiosink pulsesink
$ gconftool-2 -t string --set /system/gstreamer/0.10/default/audiosrc pulsesrc

But that didn't work at all. In gnome I remember using a GUI called
gstreamer-properties to adjust this sort of thing, but from what I
found online, these two commands should have done the same thing.

Is there anything I need to do to "switch"?

> If you feel lucky/adventurous (and know how to use git and compile
> sources), you can try an experimental port of xfce4-volumed to
> PulseAudio I wrote 2 weeks ago:
> <http://lionel.lefolgoc.net/code/xfce4-volumed-pulse>
> It doesn't support gstreamer anymore, only pulseaudio, hasn't received
> much testing (well, I installed PulseAudio to test :), but at least
> here, it seems to work, and it should do what you want (i.e. it follows
> what output you set as default in pavucontrol).
> (It's for testing purposes only, and not really ready for inclusion in
> any distribution. I haven't decided yet what to do with it: merge it
> back in xfce4-volumed, or release a pulse-only fork. I need to talk with
> the original author about that...)

I might give this a try later when I have a bit more time.

Shouldn't xfce4-volumed (for purposes of Debian wheezy release) be
uninstallable if pulseaudio and pavucontrol are to be used?

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