[pulseaudio-discuss] Gnome panel applet

Jan Schmidt thaytan at noraisin.net
Thu Jul 26 04:35:32 PDT 2007

Lennart Poettering wrote:
> On Sun, 15.07.07 16:11, Jon Smirl (jonsmirl at gmail.com) wrote:
>> I have libgstreamer-plugins-pulse0.10-0 installed on Ubuntu. I'm able
>> to use the panel applet to control the volume and mute it, but
>> sometime the panel applet is showing the sound muted (when it's not)
>> or at a different volume than it is. There seems to be some kind of
>> synchronization issue between the display state of the panel applet
>> and the real state in pulse.
> The Gst mixer API is plain awful. It wouldn't surprise me if it ate
> babies for breakfast. So I am not really surprised by this issue.
> There has been done some work upstream to at least add notification
> for volume changes. But that's very recent and the gst-pulse doesn't
> make use of this yet. Needs some work and you problem would likely go
> away.

Hrmn, I don't think that the notification would fix it. At the moment, 
the applet is polling the state of the channels it cares about - if it's 
getting wrong answers from the gst-pulse mixer implementation, it's 
likely to continue to get wrong answers, just not needing to poll for them.


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