Just to be clear
Fluxbox 1.3.6 does not work on this Toshiba Satellite A-100, but 1.3.3 from standard sources does while available.
The volume controls on the players like smplayer and youtube appear to work fine, this laptop does have a physical volume control wheel that also works.
So I simply have to remove the xfce panel volume and icewm panel volume as they do not function on this particular laptop.
This means that my previous customizations of the desktop are no longer possible ...perhaps a relief to all...
edit: wrong option..xfce req.smplayer option/pref/audio/ option alsa rather than oss, alsa(00HDA intel), alsa (06-HDA intel), PCM, etc and no change to panel options. changed every thing but..da
fluxbox 1.3.3 is no longer available