Fails due to missing /dev/mixer

Bug #656890 reported by Barry Fishman on 2010-10-08
This bug affects 6 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
aumix (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Binary package hint: aumix-gtk

The aumix (installed by aumix-gtk) program does not work after a fresh Maverick (RC) install.

It reports a missing mixer file.

This has repercusions in icewm which uses aumix in its keys file (keyboard shortcuts).

I assume this has something to do with a downgrading of OSS support. If any workaround package
is available it probably should be made a dependency for aumix. And the dependencies of
icewm should be looked at. icewm does not require aumix.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.10
Package: aumix (not installed)
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.35-22.33-generic
Uname: Linux 2.6.35-22-generic x86_64
Architecture: amd64
Date: Fri Oct 8 09:24:32 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.10 "Maverick Meerkat" - Release Candidate amd64 (20100928)
 PATH=(custom, user)
SourcePackage: aumix

Stefan Reichör (stefan-xsteve) wrote :

I have the same problem.
Are there any workarounds?

martinwguy (martinwguy) wrote :

This is a consequence of "fixing" bug #579300
The fix at the moment is to reconfigure and compile your own kernel, undoing the damage.

Niklas Jakobsson (nico-niconet) wrote :

Are there any command-line tool that does the same thing as aumix but uses pulse-audio?

I have the same problem in 12.04 (lubuntu). aumix is important since I am using the i3 window manager where I have to use a command-line tool or a GUI tool independent of the desktop to control multimedia settings. I am using alsamixer but it does not seem to control all my settings correctly - I have to drop back to lxde to unmute sound or to get my microphone working which is not the desired outcome for me.

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