Package Details: xfce4-volumed 0.1.13-7

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Package Base: xfce4-volumed
Description: A volume keys control daemon for Xfce
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Licenses: GPL3
Submitter: ava1ar
Maintainer: None
Last Packager: padfoot
Votes: 238
Popularity: 4.637806
First Submitted: 2009-11-03 07:26
Last Updated: 2015-07-09 07:28

Latest Comments

padfoot commented on 2016-05-16 07:25

@ belette, I am assuming you have pulseaudio. If so, ensure the device in the XFCE Audio Mixer is set to the corresponding device ending with (pulseaudio mixer).
If you have the panel applet running, ensure that is also set to the device with (pulseaudio mixer).

If the problem persists, unfortunately you will need to wait until Xfce 4.14 which repcaces the mixer with a pulseaudio compatible one.

From (Xfce 4.12 release announcement 28/02/15)
"due to gstreamer1.0 having dropped the mixer-interface entirely, and xfce4-mixer and xfce4-volumed relying on this interface with gstreamer0.10, our mixer application and volume daemon cannot be ported to 1.0 and are consequently not maintained anymore."
So with 4.14, volumed along with mixer will be going away entirely to be replaced with a pulseaudio compatible solution.

Saying that, unfortunately I would say no bugs will be fixed for this. It is no longer maintained.

Alternatively, if you do not have pulseaudio, in the mixer panel applet, ensure you have the (alsa mixer) device selected and change the mixer track from master to PCM.

belette commented on 2016-05-15 22:50

I have tried and it is working well in ecxeption of the unmute.
I have tried what uboot suggested but I am not able to unmute through the shortcut (even if I got the right notification only my master is unmute but not my speakers and I need to manualy unmute them in alsa-mixer to get the sound back..)
Any idea how I can fix this?
many thanks

glaville commented on 2014-11-01 08:50

Did you try to restart your session ?

xfce4-volumed should have been added automaticaly to your autostarted applications.

vohof commented on 2014-11-01 01:45

Hmm, I can't get the keybindings to work.

Sidnioulz commented on 2014-04-30 21:19

Hi, I'm the author of xfce4-volumed. gstreamer-0.10 is probably still needed because as far as I know 1.0+ do not contain the mixer interface. This is the interface used by xfce4-volumed to watch and adjust the volume. Thanks.

uboot commented on 2014-03-25 12:36

For all of you having trouble with hardware keyboard mute button not unmuting properly (i.e. unmuting only master, but not speaker device):

This may be related to xfce4-volumed / xfce4-mixer not working properly with PulseAudio.

In order to make xfce4-volumed work on my Thinkpad X200, I had to

1.) Install gstreamer0.10-good-plugins
2.) Set the actual sounddevice of xfce4-mixer via xfce4-settings-editor to the correct PulseAudio device.

PulseAudio can only be controlled by xfce4-mixer if gstreamer0.10-good-plugins are installed. Otherwise, xfce4-mixer will show ALSA devices only and thus xfce4-volumed will affect alsa device directly.

It took me quite a while to find this out...

glaville commented on 2013-07-21 15:44

@Ennoia Alas, there has been no release of xfce4-volumed since 2011... The configure explictly requires gstreamer0.10, even if it may works with the final version with some patching... A bit again the "vanilla software, unless broken otherwise" Arch policy.

@santodelaespada, I have the same version of libkeybinder here (python2-keybinder2 is not required) and no problems. What does the following command say on your system?

pkg-config --exists --print-errors "keybinder"

SuperV1234 commented on 2013-07-21 14:29

Thank you for this package. Hope it is included in extra soon!

Bazon commented on 2013-06-25 15:38

If unmuting by keyboard doesn't work:
For me worked
amixer set Master toggle
(then binded to the XF86mute key.)

Bazon commented on 2013-06-25 09:46

If unmuting by keyboard doesn't work:
For me worked
amixer set Master toggle
(then binded to the XF86mute key.)

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