[Pkg-xfce-devel] Bug#752901: Multiple sound cards in XFCE

Karsten Malcher debian at home.decotrain.de
Sat Jun 28 08:51:45 UTC 2014

Am 28.06.2014 10:31, schrieb Yves-Alexis Perez:
> On sam., 2014-06-28 at 10:17 +0200, Karsten Malcher wrote:
>> The final question is how to handle multiple sound cards in Debian
>> with XFCE?
> Well, for me “handle multiple sound cards” doesn't mean really anything.
> Xfce doesn't “handle” sound cards (the kernel does, somehow).

Yes - of course - but you know what i mean.

> If you want to tune the volume, then xfce4-mixer can do that, and
> xfce4-volumed does it too.

Controlling the volume of the different sources is really the minimum.
But there are different reasons to select a sound device.
1. You use XFCE as desktop on a laptop and you want to switch to an external device e.g. HDMI
2. You use an additional sound card as simple DA-converter for different purposes.

> xfce4-volumed is designed to be minimal, so it doesn't have any
> configuration interface, it just use the 'active-card' property of
> xfce4-mixer settings in xfconf.

Please check the screenshot i posted first.
The 'active-card' property is missing in the Debian configuration!
How can i add it (correct) ?


> Regards,

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