[Mageia-discuss] missing volume control

TJ andrewsfarm at gmail.com
Mon Jan 23 19:35:25 CET 2012

On 01/22/2012 05:44 PM, TJ wrote:
> On 01/08/2012 11:54 AM, TJ wrote:
>> This has happened once in a while before, but considerably more often in
>> the last few days.
>> I have Mageia set up to automatically log in my one and only ordinary
>> user when I boot up. Lately, maybe 25% of the time, when I boot up the
>> volume control is missing from the system tray. Logging out and back in
>> (reboot not needed, but would probably work, too)restores it. I noticed
>> today and yesterday that when this happens the "welcome" music is
>> truncated to one or two notes. I didn't notice one way or the other
>> before yesterday.
>> Anybody else see this?
>> I'm using a fully-updated 32-bit Mageia 1 with KDE and an AMD Sempron
>> 3100+ processor, Fujitsu D1711 (modified Asus K8V-MX) motherboard, 2GB
>> RAM, IDE hard drives. Sound settings other than volume are wherever the
>> installer put them last June. Speakers are plugged into the back panel,
>> as this case doesn't have front panel audio ports.
>> TJ
> "Fixed" this one. I learned that the volume control was missing every
> time I booted with Ktorrent also active. Brain eventually thawed, and I
> right-clicked on the system tray and selected System Tray Settings. Once
> there I changed Kmix from "Auto" to "Always Visible" and because I
> rarely use it, changed Klipper to "Hidden."
> After rebooting with Ktorrent active, the volume control was visible in
> the system tray, as desired.
> TJ
Rats! Booted up this morning with things set the same, and the volume 
control was again missing. Only difference I know about is that in the 
first test I did a "restart" while in the second I did a full shutdown 
for several hours.


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