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Thread: audigy 2 + RM-1000W + kmix vol OSD

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    nkent001 NNTP User

    Default audigy 2 + RM-1000W + kmix vol OSD

    Not really a problem, just trying to save time for others. I lost few
    days searching the Internet and then some more time testing.

    I'm running KDE 3.5.10 on openSUSE 11.1 x64 and I wanted to use the
    remote that came with my Audigy 2 Platinum. I also wanted the OSD when
    the volume changes.

    LIRC comes with openSUSE 11.1, it installs but is not configured by
    default. I found many documents and references on installing LIRC but
    none clear enough on the configuration.
    I found useful information for my case at:
    'LIRC - Linux Infrared Remote Control'
    'Index of /remotes' (

    Here are the steps needed to make the remote work on my system:
    1. Enable the remote in YaST-Hardware-Sound. Edit the card and enter 1
    for enable_ir.
    2. Get the remote configuration file from LIRC. I used
    3. Rename the file to lircd.conf and copy to /etc (overwrite).
    4. Edit these lines in /etc/sysconfig/lirc >
    `LIRCD_DRIVER="livedrive_midi"` and `LIRCD_DEVICE="/dev/snd/midiC0D1"`
    5. Enable lircd in YaST-System-`System Services`. Save and reboot.
    6. Could test with irw the remote is working (sends codes). mode2 does
    not work with this remote.
    7. Start IRKick from `KDE Control Center`-Hardware-`Remote Controls` -
    you can now configure the actions for the remote.
    To make IRKick start automatically, start it and then close - it will
    ask to start automatically next time.

    I also wanted to have some sort of OSD indication of the volume level.
    In previous versions I was using linEAK but is was dropped from 11.1. I
    was able to compile ok but it scrolls errors when trying to run.
    I looked for several options for OSD and I decided to go for xosd
    (comes with openSUSE 11.1).
    Basically I just had to add another action for remote vol- and vol+
    buttons. Beside adjusting kmix volume they also run the following

    VOL=`dcop kmix Mixer0 masterVolume`
    osd_cat -c green -b percentage -T "VOLUME" -P "$VOL" -s 2 -p bottom -o
    60 -A center -d 1 -f lucidasanstypewriter-bold-24

    The font may not be available on all systems - run xlsfonts and select
    another one.


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    geoffro NNTP User

    Default Re: audigy 2 + RM-1000W + kmix vol OSD

    Great info made a sticky hope you don't mind


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