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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Volumeicon +xfce-mixer part two : better volume applet in #lxde for !debian or #Lubuntu

Dedicated to Jancsi who just switched from unity to Lubuntu

As you might now from part one i use volumeicon for controlling my speakers when i listen to music
There is no easy graphical mixer in lubuntu but
There is the help of xfce4-mixer to the rescue

open console and type to in
sudo apt-get install xfce4-mixer
next install and compile volumeicon with the patch to use xfce4-mixer by default
it places an icon in status bar and when you right click you can choose mixer and it will show you the xfce4-mixer in all it's glory

git clone
cd volumeicon
sudo apt-get install libasound2-dev
./configure --prefix=/usr 
sudo make install

I have two soundcars so i have added in the config
cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [HDMI           ]: HDA-Intel - HDA ATI HDMI
                      HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfeaec000 irq 44
 1 [default        ]: USB-Audio - Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000 
                      Microsoft LifeChat LX-3000  at usb-0000:00:1d.2-1, full speed

vi ~/.config/volumeicon/volumeicon
Start volumeicon or add it to the startup session
volumeicon &
if you are on pure LXDE/Debian
editor ~/.config/lxsession/LXDE/autostart
#add to the file
If you are on Lubuntu
editor ~/.config/lxsession/Lubuntu/autostart
#add to the file
by default when you click on volume icon it mutes the sound card so in preferences i put Left Mouse Button Action to open the Slider And the Channel will be PCM

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