Razvan Deaconescu | 3 Apr 16:49 2008
Picon

Dell Inspiron 1521 - volume controls configuration

Hi!

Although I had some problems, I have managed to get the sound working in
Debian/GNOME on my Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop.

However, I don't know how to adjust the sound using the laptop's control
keys. (sound on/off, increase/decrese volume).

When I push the increase/decrease volume button a small volume window
appears on the screen reacting to my actions. However, there an
increase/decrease in the 'Capture' bar from the Recording Menu in the
Mixer (Volume Control)

Can someone give me a hint on how I can "map" the volume controls with
the 'Master' bar in the mixer (the one that is actually used for
increasing/decreasing the volume)?

I've read some posts about using xkeybindings. However, that will only
help me on mapping _key_ combinations, not laptop control buttons.

Razvan
Germán Poó-Caamaño | 3 Apr 16:53 2008
Picon

Re: Dell Inspiron 1521 - volume controls configuration

On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 17:49 +0300, Razvan Deaconescu wrote:
> Hi!
> 
> Although I had some problems, I have managed to get the sound working in
> Debian/GNOME on my Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop.
> 
> However, I don't know how to adjust the sound using the laptop's control
> keys. (sound on/off, increase/decrese volume).
> 
> When I push the increase/decrease volume button a small volume window
> appears on the screen reacting to my actions. However, there an
> increase/decrease in the 'Capture' bar from the Recording Menu in the
> Mixer (Volume Control)
> 
> Can someone give me a hint on how I can "map" the volume controls with
> the 'Master' bar in the mixer (the one that is actually used for
> increasing/decreasing the volume)?

Right click on the volumen applet, Preferences and then Select the
device and track to control.

Regards,

--

-- 
Germán Poó Caamaño
Concepción - Chile

_______________________________________________
gnome-list mailing list
gnome-list <at> gnome.org
(Continue reading)

Razvan Deaconescu | 3 Apr 17:04 2008
Picon

Re: Dell Inspiron 1521 - volume controls configuration

On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 10:53 -0400, Germán Poó-Caamaño wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 17:49 +0300, Razvan Deaconescu wrote:
> > Hi!
> > 
> > Although I had some problems, I have managed to get the sound working in
> > Debian/GNOME on my Dell Inspiron 1521 laptop.
> > 
> > However, I don't know how to adjust the sound using the laptop's control
> > keys. (sound on/off, increase/decrese volume).
> > 
> > When I push the increase/decrease volume button a small volume window
> > appears on the screen reacting to my actions. However, there an
> > increase/decrease in the 'Capture' bar from the Recording Menu in the
> > Mixer (Volume Control)
> > 
> > Can someone give me a hint on how I can "map" the volume controls with
> > the 'Master' bar in the mixer (the one that is actually used for
> > increasing/decreasing the volume)?
> 
> Right click on the volumen applet, Preferences and then Select the
> device and track to control.

It doesn't work. I had tried that before. I'm using HDA ATI SB (Alsa
Mixer). I tried using the PCM track, Master, Front. The controls are
still mapped to Capture.

Is this mapping wrong because of ALSA configuration or because of GNOME
configuration?

Razvan
(Continue reading)

Sven Arvidsson | 3 Apr 17:51 2008
Picon

Re: Dell Inspiron 1521 - volume controls configuration

On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 18:04 +0300, Razvan Deaconescu wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 10:53 -0400, Germán Poó-Caamaño wrote:
> > Right click on the volumen applet, Preferences and then Select the
> > device and track to control.
> 
> It doesn't work. I had tried that before. I'm using HDA ATI SB (Alsa
> Mixer). I tried using the PCM track, Master, Front. The controls are
> still mapped to Capture.

Hi,

Isn't this set in the sound preferences capplet (gnome-sound-properties)
in "Default Mixer Tracks"?

--

-- 
Cheers,
Sven Arvidsson
http://www.whiz.se
PGP Key ID 760BDD22
_______________________________________________
gnome-list mailing list
gnome-list <at> gnome.org
http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-list
Razvan Deaconescu | 3 Apr 19:06 2008
Picon

Re: Dell Inspiron 1521 - volume controls configuration

On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 17:51 +0200, Sven Arvidsson wrote:
> On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 18:04 +0300, Razvan Deaconescu wrote:
> > On Thu, 2008-04-03 at 10:53 -0400, Germán Poó-Caamaño wrote:
> > > Right click on the volumen applet, Preferences and then Select the
> > > device and track to control.
> > 
> > It doesn't work. I had tried that before. I'm using HDA ATI SB (Alsa
> > Mixer). I tried using the PCM track, Master, Front. The controls are
> > still mapped to Capture.
> 
> Hi,
> 
> Isn't this set in the sound preferences capplet (gnome-sound-properties)
> in "Default Mixer Tracks"?

You're right. And I'm the one that messed the whole thing up in the
first place. When I finnaly managed to get the sound working I took some
time to check all the menus and options. And that's when I set up the
Default Mixer Track option on Capture.

Thanks, Sven.

Razvan

_______________________________________________
gnome-list mailing list
gnome-list <at> gnome.org
http://mail.gnome.org/mailman/listinfo/gnome-list
Michael B Allen | 5 Apr 05:55 2008
Picon

Saving Workspace

Hi All,

I'm trying out GNOME after almost 10 years of WindowMaker so natrually
I'm struggling.

How does one save their workspace so that the next time they login it
restores all of the applications to that state? I see that there's a
way to save the session when you exit but that saves whatever was
running *every* time you exit. I want things to be set a specific way
when I login so that if things get messed up I don't have to manually
restore everything.

Mike
Michael B Allen | 5 Apr 16:45 2008
Picon

Re: Saving Workspace

Hi Sean,

That doesn't seem to work for me. If I have a few workspaces with
multiple xterms, when I do gnome-session-save, logout and back in all
the xterms are gone except for one.

Ideas?

Mike

On 4/5/08, Sean C. Nichols <nicholsc <at> ucalgary.ca> wrote:
> $ gnome-session-save
>
>
>  Michael B Allen wrote:
>
> >
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I'm trying out GNOME after almost 10 years of WindowMaker so natrually
> > I'm struggling.
> >
> > How does one save their workspace so that the next time they login it
> > restores all of the applications to that state? I see that there's a
> > way to save the session when you exit but that saves whatever was
> > running *every* time you exit. I want things to be set a specific way
> > when I login so that if things get messed up I don't have to manually
> > restore everything.
> >
> > Mike
(Continue reading)

Michael B Allen | 5 Apr 21:11 2008
Picon

Re: Saving Workspace

Apparently this issue is specific to xterms. The session manager is
only restoring one xterm. Multiple gnome-terminals are restored
correctly.

Can anyone recommend as to how one can get xterms to behave correctly
with session management?

Mike

On 4/5/08, Michael B Allen <ioplex <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sean,
>
>  That doesn't seem to work for me. If I have a few workspaces with
>  multiple xterms, when I do gnome-session-save, logout and back in all
>  the xterms are gone except for one.
>
>  Ideas?
>
>  Mike
>
>
>  On 4/5/08, Sean C. Nichols <nicholsc <at> ucalgary.ca> wrote:
>  > $ gnome-session-save
>  >
>  >
>  >  Michael B Allen wrote:
>  >
>  > >
>  > > Hi All,
>  > >
(Continue reading)

Andrea Vettorello | 5 Apr 17:23 2008
Picon

Re: Saving Workspace

On Sat, Apr 5, 2008 at 4:45 PM, Michael B Allen <ioplex <at> gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Sean,
>
>  That doesn't seem to work for me. If I have a few workspaces with
>  multiple xterms, when I do gnome-session-save, logout and back in all
>  the xterms are gone except for one.
>
>  Ideas?

It's a known problem, and there isn't yet a (good?) solution:

http://blogs.gnome.org/metacity/2008/03/08/session-management/

--

-- 
Andrea
Jason Cipriani | 5 Apr 21:03 2008
Picon

Gnome hang on logout.

I am running Gnome 2.20.3. I just recently updated from a previous
version of Gnome (I do not remember what the previous version was but
it was at least 4 or 5 months old). I do not use a graphical log in. I
am not logging in to a remote machine, this is all local.

Since updating, when I kill the X server with Ctrl+Alt+Bkspc, or when
I log out properly via System -> Log Out, everything disappears
(including the mouse cursor) except for the desktop background, and
then it gets stuck. I know the machine is not completely hung, because
if I press Ctrl+Alt+Del the system will shut down properly and reboot
-- although the desktop background will remain on the screen until the
reboot actually happens. When it is in this state, I can't switch to
text terminals, or do anything at all (including Ctrl+Alt+Bkspc). I've
given it at least 5 minutes to exit but it does not (I remember having
issues logging out with the old version where gconfd or something
would stay running for a long time after the gnome desktop ended -- I
do not know if this is related; that didn't cause me problems logging
out but it did cause me problems if I tried to restart gnome again too
quickly before gconfd had died).

This problem happens 99% of the time -- it does *not* seem to happen
if I log out within the first few minutes of starting Gnome, but I
haven't been able to determine what I need to do to make it start to
hang. It does not seem to be a general X problem, because I can use
other desktops and window managers (and just X by itself) with no
issues. This problem did not happen at all before I updated Gnome.

I am not familiar enough with Gnome to know where to start looking;
it's becoming a major issue because it is not possible for me to log
out or switch users without rebooting the machine. What I found on
(Continue reading)


Gmane