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    Default Can't open volume control

    I cannot open volume control (via the panel icon) in my totally fresh openSUSE 11.1 installation. Linux has detected two sound devices in my computer (built-in AC'97 audio and Creative Audigy 2 Platinum). The weird thing about this is that I have disabled the built-in audio in the BIOS (I have checked this three times). I have made the Audigy the default sound device via YaST2's hardware manager, and I do have sound, but whenever I try to open the volume control I get an error message "Cannot connect. Connection refused."

    How do I fix this please?

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    Default Re: Can't open volume control

    Right click and quit it

    Then open a terminal and type

    kmix

    do errors get logged in the terminal as kmix starts?
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    Default Re: Can't open volume control

    I should probably have mentioned that I am using the Gnome desktop and do not have kmix installed.

    Anyway, the problem magically sorted itself out after executing the updater.

    Thanks for your help.

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    Default Re: Can't open volume control

    Quote Originally Posted by karx11erx View Post
    I should probably have mentioned that I am using the Gnome desktop and do not have kmix installed.

    Anyway, the problem magically sorted itself out after executing the updater.
    Glad to read its sorted.

    Note gnome users typically use "alsamixer".

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    Default Re: Can't open volume control

    AFAIK, there is also gnome-volume-control, but if PulseAudio is installed, it has its own interface:

    [Phoronix] New Volume Control Interface For GNOME

    Some Gnome users have had issues with it, as per this thread.

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