Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

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Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby igorzwx » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:11 am

Hi all!

In Ubuntu Repositories (9.04 and 9.10), there is a nice application

asoundconf-gtk

It can make your life more comfortable, when you remove PulseAudio and configure ALSA.
You can select soundcard, set the proper config files, etc.
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=311320

Temüjin reported: "Removing pulseaudio is okay for now, but GNOME is becoming increasingly dependent on Pulseaudio. In Ubuntu 9.10, it's a real challenge to go without PulseAudio (I run an Ubuntu 9.10 with OSS4 and the volume control and sound settings dialogs don't run without it.)"
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1229804&page=3

"volume control" is not a problem, for we have ossxmix

But "System->Preferences->Sound" may not work (if I understood correctly).

Perhaps, a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk may solve the problem.
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby Temüjin » Mon Oct 12, 2009 1:12 am

I've documented command-line tricks to get around the lack of the GNOME sound preferences dialog: viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3324#p13408
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby igorzwx » Mon Oct 12, 2009 2:51 am

Thanks!

Why not simply edit such files with gedit?

~.gconf/system/gstreamer/0.10/default/%gconf.xml

~.gconf/desktop/gnome/sound/%gconf.xml
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby Temüjin » Mon Oct 12, 2009 8:02 am

Better yet, I realized that one can just use the Jaunty GUI in Karmic by installing two files:
/usr/bin/gnome-sound-properties and /usr/share/gnome-control-center/glade/sound-properties.glade
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby igorzwx » Mon Oct 12, 2009 12:16 pm

Hi Temüjin!

Thank you very much.

This is really a scientific discovery!

Many thanks once more.

Igor
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby igorzwx » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:04 pm

Perhaps, reinstall

gnome-control-center

http://packages.ubuntu.com/karmic/gnome-control-center
This package contains configuration applets for the GNOME desktop, allowing to set accessibility configuration, desktop fonts, keyboard and mouse properties, sound setup, desktop theme and background, user interface properties, screen resolution, and other GNOME parameters.
It also contains a front end to these applets, which can also be accessed with the GNOME panel or the Nautilus file manager.

http://crunchbanglinux.org/forums/topic ... roperties/
gnome-sound-properties is part of gnome-control-center. gnome-control-center, gnome-sound-properties, metacity and nautilus are not in #! by default.

oh now i understand
in short-
gnome control center pulls in the sound package as a dependency
so regardless of what you do there is no way to get around the dependency tree

*****************************************
or simply

cp /usr/bin/gnome-sound-properties ~/

cp /usr/share/gnome-control-center/glade/sound-properties.glade ~/

and, perhaps, some other files too.

What is the most optimal way?
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby Temüjin » Mon Oct 12, 2009 6:29 pm

igor, see the first post in this thread (I just edited it this morning): viewtopic.php?f=3&t=3324

Perhaps, reinstall gnome-control-center

The problem is not that the Karmic version of gnome-sound-properties isn't installed (it comes pre-installed). The issue is that Ubuntu redesigned the applet and now it does not work without PulseAudio: https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/400973
That's why we need to install the Intrepid/Jaunty version.
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby igorzwx » Mon Oct 12, 2009 7:30 pm

Hi Temüjin!

Thank you very much again and again.

I will implement it as soon as possible.

I am now installing Ubuntu 9.10 on the ancient box.
As usual, no ethernet connection.
I managed to fix this bug in 9.04 by editing menu.lst
Just added "acpi=force pci=noacpi" to the "kernel" line.
Hope it may work for 9.10 too.
Otherwise, I should search for drivers, perhaps.

Best,
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Re: Is there a kind of oss-soundconf-gtk?

Postby igorzwx » Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:54 pm

Hi Temüjin!

Your trick with "gnome-sound-properties" works well.
Really perfect.
And the method itself might be very useful for hacking Ubuntu.

Thank you very much!

QUESTION:

It is rumoured that “notify-osd” does not work on Ubuntu 9.10 without PulseAudio.
I do not know what “notify-osd” is, and how it should work.

Does this problem exist?
Can it be solved in a similar way?

Best,
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