Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian
User Name
Debian This forum is for the discussion of Debian Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 03-19-2009, 11:51 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Croydon UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 33

Rep: Reputation: 15
No Devices tab in Sound Preferences

I run Debian Etch and have just changed from KDE to Gnome, by installing gnome-core and removing kde.

I noticed this had somehow also removed alsa-base, but I wasn't bothered as I can still get sound, presumably via the OSS drivers, and I tend to only use mplayer and Real Player for audio anyway.

However, I notice when I open the Sound Preferences dialogue that the Devices tab is missing. Is this anything to be concerned about?
Old 03-20-2009, 05:06 AM   #2
Registered: Mar 2008
Location: Croydon UK
Distribution: Debian
Posts: 33

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I reckon I can answer my own question here. I think the version of Gnome I pulled in from the Debian repositories was an older one than I'd been used to on Ubuntu, and the older version did not have the Devices tab on Sound Preferences.

I also had another problem in that gnome-volume-control was muted after each login. My solution was to install aumix then go to System, Preferences, Sessions and add

aumix -v100

as a startup command.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mouse pointer preferences tab gone? netjack Ubuntu 7 11-14-2008 08:38 PM
2 sound devices vmelkon Ubuntu 1 07-03-2007 08:05 PM
Winecfg *crashing* on sound tab? Tisch Slackware 1 10-17-2006 05:39 AM
FC 4. Modify ALT+TAB behaviour to CTRL+TAB xtracto Linux - Software 1 09-22-2005 03:06 PM
Redirecting output of tab tab benjaminrtz Linux - General 1 04-28-2003 11:11 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Debian

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:10 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration