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#1 2013-10-01 00:24:41

powerpoint45
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Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

hey guys! Been loving arch so far and the support along with community is terrific. I am having a slight problem with mate after a recent update. My volume keys (Fn volume up)(Fn volume down)(Fn mute) are not working in any way. alsamixer works but shortcut does not even though I have it set to turn up/down/mute with the desired keys in the "Keyboard Shortcut" preferences for mate. Any ideas what I should do? Any logs to help out the cause?

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#2 2013-10-01 03:10:01

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

its probably because you dont use pulseaudio

there was a bug before  that volume keys controlled first sound card instead of pulse master volume before. which now is fixed.
but that break it for the users who arent using pulseaudio

theres a work going on for mate-media-gstreamer which should be for those who use alsa.
but the obstacle atm is the lack of gstreamer 1.0 support in mate.

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#3 2013-10-01 07:15:48

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

You have to bind them first. See: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys

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#4 2013-10-03 00:55:54

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

xpander wrote:

its probably because you dont use pulseaudio

there was a bug before  that volume keys controlled first sound card instead of pulse master volume before. which now is fixed.
but that break it for the users who arent using pulseaudio

theres a work going on for mate-media-gstreamer which should be for those who use alsa.
but the obstacle atm is the lack of gstreamer 1.0 support in mate.

thanks for the info. I attempted switching to pulseaudio but it still did not work. Do you think I will just have to wait for an update or is their anything I can do?


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#5 2013-10-03 00:59:03

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

archie0 wrote:

You have to bind them first. See: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xbindkeys

I do not think that is what I want. Mate is based off gnome 2 and gnome 2 has built in keybinding (I think). I used the keyboard shortcuts application that came with mate. It used to work but it recently stopped working. Besides if I use Xbindkeys I do not think it will show the volume status notification popup..


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#6 2013-10-03 08:02:16

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

That's how it's done if there's no GUI tool. You can also switch to something like E17 or XFCE which have built in GUI tools for binding keys.

Or you can stick to Ubuntu if this distro is too hardcore for you.

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#7 2013-10-04 22:22:44

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

archie0 wrote:

That's how it's done if there's no GUI tool. You can also switch to something like E17 or XFCE which have built in GUI tools for binding keys.

Or you can stick to Ubuntu if this distro is too hardcore for you.

I am saying it has a gui tool and the keys are set but it is not working...


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#8 2013-10-10 21:33:23

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

any ideas???


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#9 2013-11-02 02:06:07

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Re: Mate WM volume key not working [Solved]

solved:

was having a problem with pulse. basically all I had to do to fix pulse was:
chown -R michael /home/michael


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