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

Yves-Alexis Perez corsac at debian.org
Mon Jun 11 13:23:52 UTC 2012

On lun., 2012-06-11 at 09:07 -0400, Andres Cimmarusti wrote:
> > 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"?

No idea, I don't use pulseaudio.
> > 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?

Why? If there's a problem somewhere, it might just be in
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