Volume control applet doesn't start

Hi

After recent updates the volume control gnome applet ceased to work. After rebooting it said that volume control exited unexpectantly and asked if I wanted to reload it or not. Reloading it ends up with the same result. I have sound and all, I can change volume with the mixer from the menu, it is just gnome applet that refuses to work. I don’t know where to look for the description of the error (where applets have error outputs?).
I have OpenSUSE 11.1/32bit. I don’t use PulseAudio, because it behaved strangely sometimes.
Do you have any ideas, what might have happend and how to fix it?

best regards
twilk

On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 06:06:01 +0000, twilk wrote:

> After recent updates the volume control gnome applet ceased to work.

On mine, the Volume control applet says “deprecated” on it now, and if I
try to use it, it just exits. I guess we’re not supposed to have volume
control any more.

> I have sound and all

I envy you.

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We will fix that !! :slight_smile:

We just need to figure out how to install those rpms. Hopefully you have success via the rpm command.

On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 16:16:01 +0000, oldcpu wrote:

> David Gersic;2058818 Wrote:
>> I envy you.
> We will fix that !! :slight_smile:
>
> We just need to figure out how to install those rpms. Hopefully you have
> success via the rpm command.

Sorry, I don’t mean to hijack this guy’s thread with my problems. I’ll
try manually installing the RPMs tonight when I get home.

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: David Gersic
It kind of puts my problems into perspective :wink:

Nevertheless this applet was very useful to me, as I could turn the volume up/down directly from the task bar and with the keyboard function keys.
I guess pulseaudio is preferred way now, but as I said before, I had problems with it before on 11.1 (strange, loud noises on playback start, desynchronization of audio/video when watching movies etc.).

If anyone could think of any solution, it would be very helpful

Thanks.

On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 21:46:01 +0000, twilk wrote:

> :David Gersic
> It kind of puts my problems into perspective :wink:

Yeah, sorry about that.

> Nevertheless this applet was very useful to me, as I could turn the
> volume up/down directly from the task bar and with the keyboard function
> keys.

Yeah, I know. At one point in my debugging, I had a task bar volume
control that looked like it would work. Somewhere in the remove and
reinstall dance I’ve been doing with Pulse and Alsa, though, that
disappeared. If I find it again, I’ll let you know.

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On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 06:06:01 +0000, twilk wrote:

> After recent updates the volume control gnome applet ceased to work.

Some digging around via Google tonight suggests that this may be
intentional. The Gnome and PulseAudio guys seem to think that a simple
volume slider (like the Gnome Volume Control, now deprecated) isn’t good,
and that we should use padevchooser. There’s plenty of discussion of
this, and various alternate solutions, especially in the Fedora and
Ubuntu forums.

I haven’t tried it yet, but this:

http://code.google.com/p/gnome-pulse-applet/

looks like an interesting project to keep an eye on.

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On Mon, 02 Nov 2009 06:06:01 +0000, twilk wrote:

> After recent updates the volume control gnome applet ceased to work.

Are you using Gnome 2.26 by chance? That seems to be where they
introduced the removal of this applet. I’ve gone back to Gnome 2.24 here,
and the volume control panel applet is working for me again (as are a
bunch of other things, which is why I downgraded to 2.24).

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