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Date:      Wed, 8 Aug 2018 23:33:15 +0700
From:      Victor Sudakov <vas@mpeks.tomsk.su>
To:        Polytropon <freebsd@edvax.de>
Cc:        sergio lenzi <nervoso@k1.com.br>, freebsd-questions@freebsd.org
Subject:   Re: Alternative to x11/gnome3 ?
Message-ID:  <20180808163315.GB66626@admin.sibptus.transneft.ru>
In-Reply-To: <20180801162045.f3653b7d.freebsd@edvax.de>
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Polytropon wrote:

[dd]

> > > > 2. The sound control app in Mate is completely unrelated to the real
> > > > sound system of FreeBSD (as of 11.2 and mate-1.18.0). The volume and
> > > > input/output controls do nothing. I have to use the good old
> > > > /usr/sbin/mixer and "sysctl hw.snd.default_unit" to manipulate with
> > > > sound. Is this my misconfiguration or Mate's fault?
> > > 
> > > Is it using the wrong mixer? Can you select a different mixer
> > > device for the Gnome / Mate mixer control?
> > 
> > What's "Mate mixer control" ? The Mate sound app lists all my
> > soundcards correctly (maybe it just takes them from /dev/sndstat) but
> > selecting any of the devices and trying to set parameters (set volume
> > or test speakers) does exactly nothing.
> 
> Okay, so you've already checked that more than one mixer
> can be present in the system (/dev/mixer*), and none can
> be manipulated.

Yes, I have 5 mixers: /dev/mixer{0,1,2,3,4}

/dev/mixer0 is manipulated by the volume control at the top bar.
I actually had to write a script to figure it out:

#!/bin/sh
mv ~/tmp/mix1 ~/tmp/mix0
for i in 0 1 2 3 4
do
        echo mixer$i >> ~/tmp/mix1
        mixer -f /dev/mixer$i >> ~/tmp/mix1
done
diff -u ~/tmp/mix0 ~/tmp/mix1

> 
> 
> > > I fully understand that most GUI software is ported from Linux,
> > > it's not a native BSD development result, so maybe it expects
> > > some ALSA instead of the standard OSS...
> > 
> > A question to you as you said you are a Mate user. Does this sound app
> > work personally for you? Can you at least set the volume and run the
> > speaker test from it?
> 
> I can only talk about the normal volume control accessed
> from the top bar: It works. The one slider present changes
> the master volume. The result can be checked from a terminal
> with the system's "mixer" command afterwards.

I have 5 mixers: /dev/mixer{0,1,2,3,4}

How do you select which mixer would be connected to the volume slider
in the top bar? In my configuration, moving this slider changes the
volume on /dev/mixer0 (Rear Analog), and I'd prefer to associate it
with /dev/mixer1 (Front Analog).

> 
> Sidenote: I'm not a Mate user, but I have a few Mate users.
> I'm primarily a WindowMaker user myself. :-)

Oh, but WindowMaker is not a DE, it's just a WM.

-- 
Victor Sudakov,  VAS4-RIPE, VAS47-RIPN
AS43859



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