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I'm running slackware64 13.1 and GSB 2.30. I'm puzzled as to what to use to control sound volume. When I right click on the panel and open "Add to Panel" utility I can see the volume control applet but it says "deprecated" next to it. What is recommended then?


asked 12 Jun '10, 20:05

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Answer from a Debian 5 (lenny) user.

My gnome desktop has a volume control GUI that says alsamixer in the window title-bar. Also, when I type alsamixer at the command line I get a perfectly useful text-type GUI that works. Do you have alsa installed at all? My recollection is that OSS is the other linux sound system.


answered 16 Jun '10, 14:06

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Try aumix to control sound volume. Its interface is quite simple and can be accessed from command line which means you will be able to control volume when working in run level 3 too, which is not true for GUI utilities.

Here is the link :


answered 30 Jun '10, 17:04

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