Since our fault solving session, the system worked fine for a while, and then the fault occurred again! Running the script did not fix it, so I took the opportunity to upgrade to Mandrake 9.1. This solved a number of other problems (applications which did not want to install because of conflicts or dependancies) - so the Gnome problem is nolonger relevant.
Good news there!
Here I cannot get the Mandrake CDs so I am stuck with other distros.I can download the Mandrake ISOs at the university but the connection is not that reliable and I don't think I want Mandrake that badly.(Incidentally I downloaded Redhat 7.1 that way)
But I note that the audio mixers (kmix, gmixer, aumix) nolonger have a record option on the master volume control. That means that recording can only be done on 'line' 'microphone' 'CD' phone' 'video' etc. Sometimes it is useful to be able to record off the master volume (which would be anything that can be heard.
Is there a way to restore this function?
Are you using alsa driver or oss?
KDE3.0 had a kmix configuration file named 'kmixrc' - but KDE3.1 does not have this file. I have not been able to find where the options are stored.
An 'undocumented' feature of 'kmix' is the ability to 'right-click' on 'kmix' to restore lost menu functions.
I don't have kde3.1 and never intent to use it either.
Mostly I use blackbox/gnome/icewm as I think KDE is 'crap'
So I don't know .
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