Sound volume don't work on the cairo-dock of my computer after a killall pulseaudio.

Bug #913101 reported by Rudy85 on 2012-01-07
This bug affects 3 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Cairo-Dock Plug-ins
Matthieu Baerts

Bug Description

Sound volume don't work on the cairo-dock of my computer after a killall pulseaudio.
I have to quit and relaunch cairo-dock to get this function working

Ubuntu 10.04
Linux 2.6.32-37

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Fate (zogato) wrote :

I am also having a bug similiar to this. The sound applet only allows me to decrease the volume using a mouse scroll wheel, but I can never increase the volume unless I change it manually. Clicking on the sound applet and moving the bars. This problem fixes itself If do a killall on pulse audio.

Ubuntu 11.04
Linux version 2.6.38-13-generic

Fate (zogato) wrote :

Sound Applet not working or not being able to change in volume via mouse scroll may be due in part because it uses the integrated gnome sound menu. Killall pulseaudio reverts it back to the original state before the integration and everything works fine.

Joe Lippl (ickyslug) wrote :

Doing killall pulseaudio doesn't fix it for me. Scroll wheel will still lower volume but not raise it.

Mint 12
Running XFCE with no panel
Cairo Dock
Asus EEEPC 1015PX netbook

Various other desktops installed, if it matters:
Mint's default GNOME3 and MATE

Joe Lippl (ickyslug) wrote :

...although, if I change the "Varition for 1 mouse scroll, in %" config setting to 2 instead of 1, it will then scroll in both directions. However, with the setting at 2%, then according to the popup notification thingie, up-scrolling increases the volume in 1% increments, while the down-scrolling increment is 3%. If I set the Variation at 10%, the up and down scroll increments are 9% and 11% respectively. So there's a faulty variable somewhere which is causing the 1% Variation to scroll up at 0% instead (and down at 2%). But at least the Sound Control is usable this way.

Matthieu Baerts (matttbe) wrote :

Hello and thank you for this bug report (and sorry for the delay but it seems we've not been notified...)

This applet works differently if you're using Ubuntu 11.04 and newer or Ubuntu 10.10 and older.
For newer versions of Ubuntu, you should have a sound-indicator menu (just like the indicator sound in Unity) and the scroll action should be different.

Is it possible to launch the dock from the terminal and post the debug messages produced by this alsaMixer applet:
 $ cairo-dock -l debug | sed -n "/alsaMixer\// {N;p;}" > cairo-dock_debug.txt

affects: cairo-dock-core → cairo-dock-plug-ins
Changed in cairo-dock-plug-ins:
status: New → Incomplete
Fate (zogato) wrote :

I can confirm with Joe that, that is indeed the case. I can change the volume variation to 2 and it will work both ways.

cairo-dock -l debug | sed -n "/alsaMixer\// {N;p;}" > cairo-dock_debug.txt

Output in attachment

Changed in cairo-dock-plug-ins:
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
summary: - Sound
+ Sound volume don't work on the cairo-dock of my computer after a killall
+ pulseaudio.
Changed in cairo-dock-plug-ins:
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
assignee: nobody → Matthieu Baerts (matttbe)
Arun Selfstar (angvil-selfstar) wrote :

ubuntu 16.04 cairo dock volume notification on screen and key problem if i press volume up or down nothing happens is there any solution. i am nubie wid weak english

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