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PostPosted: Thu Dec 19, 2013 6:04 pm    Post subject: XFCE: Sound Applet wanted Reply with quote

Hello Forum,

I feel kind of stupid posting this, but I googled for the last days and found nothing......

I recently uninstalled a bunch of gnome-related packages (What do I need GNOME-Stuff for? I run XFCE - Right? -.-) and now I miss my sound applet....

Installing the package gnome-panel did not bring it back and searching for "sound-indicator" or "notification-indicator" did not solve the problem either.... this just seems to work for Ubuntu....

Unfortunately I can not remeber much about the applet.... I know, that I was able to "overamplifiy" the volume (eg. to 115%) and that it was pretty slim and not fancy looking.

Sorry for the lack of information.

Is there maybe something like a Portage-History? I soppuse not, since this would get pretty large real quick.....

Kind regards
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 7:47 am    Post subject: Re: XFCE: Sound Applet wanted Reply with quote

SpiderPigLoki wrote:
Is there maybe something like a Portage-History? I soppuse not, since this would get pretty large real quick.....


There's "emerge.log" in /var/log/. It's a pretty big file, so your best bet is to search through it with "grep". "grep 'unmerge success' /var/log/emerge.log" will give you a list of every package you've removed from your system (and because of how Portage works, a list of every package you've upgraded).
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

xfce-extra/xfce4-power-manager is what you need to get the volume icon back. It sounds odd but they have hooked both of them together. Just check for it.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the replies so far, but the right answer was not among them (yet... have to check the log some more).

XFCE-Power-Manager was still installed, but it only says
Code:

XFCE_PLUGINS="brightness"


Is it maybe supposed to say XFCE_PLUGINS="brightness sound" or something similiar?

Thanks so far for your efforts!
Really appreciated! :)
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 2:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

No you are looking at the wrong place . Do you have xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed installed with power-manager?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hadrons123 wrote:
Do you have xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed installed with power-manager?


I guess so..... I'm not sure, what you mean when you say "with Power-Manager"..... Power-Manager and volumed are both installed on the system...did I maybe forget to start it? It that possible? When I enter "xfce4-volumed" in the terminal nothing happens.

I now killed "xfce4-volumed" and startet "xfce4-volumed-pulse" but still no improvment -> no applet

Which should I start? "xfce4-volumed" or the pulse one?
I have pulseaudio installed and it's running


Code:

Calculating dependencies             ... done!                   
[ebuild   R    ] xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed-0.1.13  USE="alsa libnotify -debug -oss" 0 kB
[ebuild   R   ~] xfce-extra/xfce4-volumed-pulse-0.2.0  USE="libnotify -debug" 0 kB
[ebuild   R    ] xfce-extra/xfce4-power-manager-1.2.0-r1  USE="networkmanager policykit udisks -debug" XFCE_PLUGINS="brightness" 0 kB

Total: 3 packages (3 reinstalls), Size of downloads: 0 kB

Would you like to merge these packages? [Yes/No]
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Everything is in order. No need to rebuild. I think you are expecting volume icon to appear in the notification area which I guess XFCE doesn't work like gnome in that front. But you can add an audio-mixer from the panel preferences to the panel when you have installed the xfce4-volumed and xfce4-power-manager apps. I dont use pulse. I have alsa.
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