Volume control applet does not handle keyboad up and down on Intrepid Ibex

Bug #268949 reported by Cleber Santz
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GNOME Applets
Expired
Medium
Ubuntu
Undecided
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gnome-applets (Ubuntu)
Low
Ubuntu Desktop Bugs

Bug Description

When click on gnome volume control applet on gnome-panel the keyboard key`s UP and DOWN not work to control the volume. On Hardy the keyboard works, in intrepid i need click over button`s "+" and "-"

refer to: gnome-volume-m 2.22.1-1ubuntu

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Cleber Santz (clebersantz) wrote :
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Parthan SR (parth-technofreak) wrote :

I am facing the same issue in Ubuntu Inrepid. I have a Volume mute, up and down keys in my keyboard, in addition to having a Fn+Esc=Mute, Fn+F2=Vol Up and Fn+F1=Vol Down key combination as well.

When playing some media in a player, be it Rhythmbox or Totem, I could use either of it to reduce the Volume as in the volume provided by the Volume/Sound applet in the notification area as well. But now, when I use these buttons I still get a Volume applet popup, but this is not anyway relating to the notification area's Volume applet. As a result, when I press the keyboard keys though the popup shows volume to be changing, there is no actual change in the Master volume. Thus my keyboard volume buttons are actually of no use in altering the volume. I had to use the notification area volume applet every time I want to change the volume.

Am attaching my lspci -vvnn output to the bug report. Am not sure which package does the sound/volume applet falls into. Please let me know if it requires additional information.

Changed in gnome-volume-manager:
status: New → Confirmed
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Parthan SR (parth-technofreak) wrote :

$apt-cache policy gnome-volume-manager
gnome-volume-manager:
  Installed: (none)
  Candidate: 2.24.0-0ubuntu1
  Version table: 2.24.0-0ubuntu1 0

I wonder why it says none. Doesn't this get installed by default and is this the reason for this bug?

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Stanislav Terentyev (stas-chinese-russian) wrote :

Completely the same here with Ubuntu 8.04 on HP Pavilion dv3016tx.

Besides, I've never paid attention until see Parthan SR mentioning (https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux/+bug/268949/comments/2) an issue I'm having, too: it seems to that neither of "Fn+" keys work properly on my keyboard, except for "Fn + F2" (=Print), "Fn + F3" (=Open browser window)", "Fn + scroll" (=Num Lock), "Fn + Insert" (=Print Screen) and "Fn + Delete" (=Print Screen, although it says "sys rq", which I'm unaware of the functionality of).

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Chris Coulson (chrisccoulson) wrote :

Pathan - thats because gnome-volume-manager has nothing to do with this. gnome-volume-manager is a legacy application for managing removable volumes. The mixer applet you speak of is part of gnome-applets, so re-assigning.

This also has nothing to do with the kernel so I'm closing that task

Changed in gnome-volume-manager:
status: Confirmed → New
Changed in linux:
status: New → Invalid
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

It seems you're mixing things here, the original report is about the applet not being able to work with the UP and DOWN keys there's nothing about FN keys, if you're facing that issue, you should open a new bug rather.

Changed in gnome-applets:
importance: Undecided → Low
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

it seems that the applet is not grabbing the focus, instead this is going to the app being used, for example, if you run a web browser and then click on the volume applet, the browser will grab the up,down events instead of the applet, will look upstream, thanks.

Changed in gnome-applets:
assignee: nobody → desktop-bugs
status: New → Confirmed
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Pedro Villavicencio (pedro) wrote :

I've sent this upstream at http://bugzilla.gnome.org/show_bug.cgi?id=562471 ; I've also changed the linux task to ubuntu since i don't to spam the subscribers of that product with information regarding a bug which is not related to it. thanks all for reporting.

Changed in gnome-applets:
status: Confirmed → Triaged
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Parthan SR (parth-technofreak) wrote :

@Pedro, thanks for that additional information of grabbing focus which I missed before. Just as I was reading the bug mail in thunderbird, I pressed the volume up/down buttons on my laptop and the active mail being marked in the thunderbird started blinking.

If there is any additional info that I can find in this issue, I am ready to help by providing it.

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Vamsee Kanakala (vamsee) wrote :

I faced the same problem, but was able to solve it. It seems like more of a UI design problem. Just go to System > Prefernces > Sound > Default Mixer Tracks (on the Devices tab) and select 'Master'. The sound control should work fine now.

Changed in gnome-applets:
status: Unknown → New
Changed in gnome-applets:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in gnome-applets:
importance: Unknown → Medium
Changed in gnome-applets:
status: Confirmed → Expired
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