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#51 2008-08-20 20:31:31

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Ah, wolwheel is nice. Did anyone try to add the support the OSS4 mixer API?


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#52 2008-10-12 08:49:19

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Thanks for this. It's exactly what I needed.

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#53 2008-10-29 11:40:55

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

i've just started using this and it's a great little tool. I had the same request as niten is it possible to make the icon update incase you use your multimedia keys?
thanks
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#54 2008-10-29 12:26:06

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

volwheel --help
usage: volwheel [option]

  -i --increase        increase volume
  -d --decrease        decrease volume
  -m --mute            mute or unmute
  -s --status          show the current channel and volume
  -h --help            show this help
  -v --version         show version informations

ps: forget about this. i thought/expected that the cli options of volwheel would affect the trayicon. but this is not true.

pps: ok the cli options affect the trayicon, but the it changes only when mouse hovers above.
       cannot the icon refresh automatically?

Last edited by DonVla (2008-10-29 13:24:51)

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#55 2008-10-29 22:32:55

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Hi there !

Thank you for your comments. Everything you said was added to my TODO list. I just moved from France to San Francisco so I am still quite busy, but soon or later things will move smile

See you !

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#56 2008-10-30 10:30:11

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

np oliwer!
good luck/ nice stay in sf smile

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#57 2008-11-27 14:14:13

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Yesterday i switched from gnome to openbox. I was searching on the internet to find some program like this until i finaly checked AUR and find this wonderfull software.

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#58 2008-12-19 14:10:37

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

What an awesome application! Thankyou so much for writing it smile

I'm using this with a SoundBlaster Audigy LS (alsa module snd-ca0106), which as no 'PCM' or 'Master' channel, the channel I use is called 'Analog Front', with a space in it.

I have to put this channel into VolWheel as "Analog Front" (with the quotes) for it to work properly, but work it certainly does!

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#59 2008-12-20 04:05:37

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Thanks for the report. ALSA is such a mess !

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#60 2008-12-30 06:59:00

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

I have the same problem as Super Jamie, but can't use the same solution.  I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2, so the card comes up as CA0106, as well.  After experimentation I realized that the only functional channel was 'Analog Front', just like the post above.  However, using "Analog Front" for "Default channel" and "xterm -e 'alsamixer -c CA0106'" for "Default mixer" only results in a not found message.  Note that I use PulseAudio, so I have to specify the card in alsamixer as Pulse is the default.

Common sense would say to simply use PulseAudio, but my ALSA volume for my speakers and USB headset tends to be erratic, defaulting to zero most of the time.  Also, modifying the ALSA volume has more of a dramatic volume change than PulseAudio for me.

Oh, and the GTK input boxes in the "VolWheel Settings" window don't expand when the window is widened.

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#61 2009-01-01 13:51:46

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

This app is just what I was looking for a few days ago in the AUR. I mainly use Alsamixer to control my volume, but having to put up a terminal every time isn't as comfortable as using the tray.

One little bug I have here:
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I've tried to get the icon in front of kicker (the kde panel) with compiz window rules, but it didn't work. Could you add something like stay on top for it? Also it would be cool if the slider gui didn't show up as an extra window in the programs bar, where firefox is, for example.

Note: As I took the screen, compiz started to fade it out.


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#62 2009-01-02 01:27:30

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Ok Ok, I get it. I'm fixing the bugs...      done !

VolWheel 0.2.6 is out ! This is a bugfix release. The new features will have to wait a little more.

2009-01-01 - v0.2.6
* Added a timer to refresh the icon automatically
* Fixed several bugs in the mini-mixer (should work better on KDE)
* Updated help
* Improved command line performances
* Added support for spaces in channel names (no quotes required)
* Various bug fixes and code rewrites

The package in [community] should be updated very soon.

As usual, thanks a lot for your comments/bug reports smile

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#63 2009-01-04 18:44:08

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Working great! With the timer feature volwheel is everything I'm looking for. Thanks Oliwer. smile

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#64 2009-01-05 12:17:04

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I'm sorry but the behind-the-kicker bug is still not fixed. But it doesn't have its own window bar now smile


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#65 2009-01-05 12:55:16

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

patroclo7 wrote:

Ah, wolwheel is nice. Did anyone try to add the support the OSS4 mixer API?

Same question for me too.
I'd like to cut off gnome mixer applet since it doesn't work properly with OSS4 and volwheel could be the right substitute.. roll:rolleyes:


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#66 2009-01-05 16:12:36

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

thoughtcrime wrote:

I'm sorry but the behind-the-kicker bug is still not fixed. But it doesn't have its own window bar now smile

This does the same thing with pypanel, I just never noticed it before since I don't click the icon. Anyways, by changing the type to "normal" it pops up where it should. Change line 359 to:

$winscale->set_type_hint('normal');

Or wait for oliwer to issue a proper fix, since my way is probably wrong for some reason. smile

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#67 2009-01-05 19:00:03

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Thanks for the tip bslagowski ! I don't understand why it works though. Each DE/panel has its own way to interpret standards roll Can you tell me if it works with KDE thoughtcrime ?

To the OSS people : I've checked to code of ossvol and I think I can implement the same thing in VolWheel. Since I don't have OSS on my computer, you'll have to do the debugging for me wink

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#68 2009-01-05 19:26:32

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

oliwer wrote:

Thanks for the tip bslagowski ! I don't understand why it works though. Each DE/panel has its own way to interpret standards roll Can you tell me if it works with KDE thoughtcrime ?

To the OSS people : I've checked to code of ossvol and I think I can implement the same thing in VolWheel. Since I don't have OSS on my computer, you'll have to do the debugging for me wink

Oliwer, I sent you an email about OSS support wink


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#69 2009-01-05 22:56:58

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

oliwer wrote:

To the OSS people : I've checked to code of ossvol and I think I can implement the same thing in VolWheel. Since I don't have OSS on my computer, you'll have to do the debugging for me wink

Willing and ready...   tongue

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#70 2009-01-06 02:23:03

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

oliwer wrote:

Can you tell me if it works with KDE thoughtcrime ?

vMTNrMw

Yep, it worked big_smile
Thx @ bslagowski!

Now your volwheel is all that i need to control the volume on my xserver. thanks, oliwer.

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#71 2009-01-06 02:41:25

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

oliwer wrote:

To the OSS people : I've checked to code of ossvol and I think I can implement the same thing in VolWheel. Since I don't have OSS on my computer, you'll have to do the debugging for me wink

I'll test it too, keep us oss users updated smile

thanks.

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#72 2009-01-06 03:15:08

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Installed in x86-64 machine.

Wheel adjusts volume when over the volume icon and when over the video cursor controls the video/audio position both forward and back!


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#73 2009-01-06 15:08:33

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

great app! thanks!

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#74 2009-01-06 19:13:00

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

Well that was quick ! For once.

Here is the first beta of VolWheel with OSS support (and the alsa part was completely rewritten too) : http://olwtools.googlecode.com/files/vo … ta1.tar.gz

There are more files to install than before so I added an install script. Look at the end of the readme. Then go to the configuration window and select OSS.

It should work...

Last edited by oliwer (2009-01-06 19:18:15)

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#75 2009-01-06 19:36:43

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Re: VolWheel - easy volume control

oliwer wrote:

Well that was quick ! For once.

Here is the first beta of VolWheel with OSS support (and the alsa part was completely rewritten too) : http://olwtools.googlecode.com/files/vo … ta1.tar.gz

There are more files to install than before so I added an install script. Look at the end of the readme. Then go to the configuration window and select OSS.

It should work...

Great work in a so short time!
Here something to fix:
- OSS driver has to be selected every time I launch volwheel
- When launched, volume slider is set to 0 too.
- When increasing volume from the tray, the slider doesn't move.


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