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Author Topic: Need volume control in taskbar at startup  (Read 1202 times)

TLM

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Need volume control in taskbar at startup
« on: April 08, 2009, 08:31:42 pm »

This is probably really easy, however I am still fairly new to Linux. Currently running SOHO 5.9 Deluxe with KDE desktop. I would like for the volume control to be in the taskbar by the clock. I have used other distros where the volume is there on startup, and all I had to do was place my cursor over it and run the mouse wheel to adjust the volume. As of right now, I have to open Kmix, and then adjust the volume that way. If I pin the Kmix shortcut from the start menu to the panel, it does not function as a volume control; I still have to click on it and open Kmix. I did go to the Kmix Settings page and checked the box that says "dock into panel" and "autostart" however that did not seem to do anything. Also, is there a networking icon I can place in my panel to let me know the status of my LAN connection? Thanks for any and all input. May the Redmond Bulldozer feel the mighty Penguin Push!! :)
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kukibl

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Re: Need volume control in taskbar at startup
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2009, 06:47:17 am »

Probably your session is not being saved on logout. Open KDE Control Center > KDE Components > Session Manager and check On Login - Restore previous session. Then run kmix, log out and login again, it should be present...

Otherwise, you could i.e. add kmix.sh file to ~/.kde/Autostart.

Open your favourite editor, enter next code and save it as kmix.sh in your home folder:

Code: [Select]
#!/bin/sh
/usr/bin/kmix &

Then make it executable and move it like this:

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$chmod +x kmix.sh
$mv kmix.sh ~/.kde/Autostart/

That should solve your problem.

About networking icon... In Slackware there is knemo - network monitor. If it is not available in VL repo, you could request it or maybe use Slackware package. Otherwise, you could use wicd to manage and monitor your network connections.
« Last Edit: April 11, 2009, 06:49:28 am by kukibl »
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TLM

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Re: Need volume control in taskbar at startup
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2009, 11:21:41 am »

Thanks! I will try the steps you suggested.
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