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Old 04-14-2006, 12:51 PM   #1
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storing settings on reboot


I have just installed Slackware 10.2 onto my partner's machine, who dual boots between windows and slackware and hence often reboots. I am wanting to establish the following on that machine, so would appreciate any assistance please:

1. How can I automatically load aumix settings on each reboot into KDE?
2. is there a way of getting slackware to automatically recognise/mount a cdrom when it is placed into the tray and the tray closed?
3. on kde aumix offers settings for bass and treble, but using xfce (as I do) aumix only offers a truncated range of settings. Is this a kde-specific issue or can I also utilize this from within xfce?

Thanks for any help.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 01:57 PM   #2
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Whay are you using aumix? Is there a specifix reason why you can't use kmix?
 
Old 04-14-2006, 02:01 PM   #3
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I'm confused by your question: is there a specific reason that I shouldn't be using aumix? I could use kmix, but have traditionally used aumix, and wasn't aware of any reason not to.

Nonetheless, would using kmix fix one of the issues I raised?
 
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Yes kmix has all the options you require. In the configuration is a tick box for restore volumes on login. Also becuase kmix is part of KDE, it integrates nicely with everthing else in KDE. You can even set the multimedia keys om keyboards to operate the volumes quite easily with it as well.

As far as your problem with xfce is concerned kmix would probably work as well, but I haven't tried it. Check what sound system is enabled in xfce maybe its using oss instead of alsa? that would give you less options.
 
Old 04-14-2006, 02:23 PM   #5
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Hi there

Thanks - I wasn't aware of the diffs. As for kmix working in xfce4 - it does, but has even fewer options than aumix to be honest. I will try that on the dual boot machine though, so thanks for that.

All the best
 
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If you are using alsa you can use amixer to set things up. You can put the commands somewhere in a startup script like rc.local. EG:

amixer sset 'Audigy Analog/Digital Output Jack' 'on'
amixer sset 'Tone' 'on'
amixer sset 'Surround' '90'
amixer sset 'Treble' '80%'
amixer sset 'Bass' '80%

Type amixer to see full options
 
Old 04-15-2006, 02:48 AM   #7
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2. is there a way of getting slackware to automatically recognise/mount a cdrom when it is placed into the tray and the tray closed?
If you use 2.6, there is HAL which lets you do this. You need to insert appropriate line into fstab as well:
Code:
/dev/cdrom       /mnt/cdrom       auto        noauto,owner,ro  0   0
 
Old 04-16-2006, 04:58 AM   #8
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Thanks for your help here folks - lots of good ideas to work with

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