[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#654633: XFCE4-VOLUMED: mute and set the volume to 0, when I unmute it, it leave the volume in 0

Adrian Fita adrian.fita at gmail.com
Sun Feb 17 23:01:55 UTC 2013

Package: xfce4-volumed
Version: 0.1.13-3
Followup-For: Bug #654633


I also experienced this while using Openbox and I found the solution in
the Ubuntu bug #883485 [1], comment #3 [2].

 1. https://bugs.launchpad.net/xfce4-volumed/+bug/883485
 2. https://bugs.launchpad.net/xfce4-volumed/+bug/883485/comments/3

But while for the comment #3, the issue was fixed by setting the
active-card property to
PlaybackInternalAudioAnalogStereoPulseAudioMixer, in my case I had to
install the xfce4-mixer package, start the xfce4-mixer application and
set the soundcard to "Playback: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo (PulseAudio
Mixer)". After I made this operation, a new soundcard appeard in
"xfconf-query -c xfce4-mixer -l":
/sound-cards/PlaybackBuiltinAudioAnalogStereoPulseAudioMixer. So I set
the active-card to "PlaybackBuiltinAudioAnalogStereoPulseAudioMixer"

 xfconf-query -c xfce4-mixer -p /active-card -s PlaybackBuiltinAudioAnalogStereoPulseAudioMixer

and the xfce4-volumed started muting/unmuting correctly.

I think this behaviour is due to the fact that the active soundcard is
not set if the xfce4-mixer is not started and I presume this doesn't
happen in xfce, where xfce-session is working and starting all the
applications and setting the right properties in xfconf. That would be a
reason why this bug is overlooked.

-- System Information:
Debian Release: 7.0
  APT prefers unstable
  APT policy: (500, 'unstable'), (1, 'experimental')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 3.2.0-4-686-pae (SMP w/2 CPU cores)
Locale: LANG=en_US.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=en_US.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages xfce4-volumed depends on:
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]         0.10.36-1.1
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-bad [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]  0.10.23-7.1
ii  gstreamer0.10-plugins-good [gstreamer0.10-audiosink  0.10.31-3+nmu1
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio [gstreamer0.10-audiosink]   0.10.31-3+nmu1
ii  libc6                                                2.13-38
ii  libglib2.0-0                                         2.33.12+really2.32.4-5
ii  libgstreamer-plugins-base0.10-0                      0.10.36-1.1
ii  libgstreamer0.10-0                                   0.10.36-1.1
ii  libgtk2.0-0                                          2.24.10-2
ii  libkeybinder0                                        0.2.2-4
ii  libnotify4                                           0.7.5-1
ii  libxfconf-0-2                                        4.8.1-1

xfce4-volumed recommends no packages.

xfce4-volumed suggests no packages.

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