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Old 12-16-2006, 08:54 AM   #1
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gnome-volume-control "Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found"


I am using Linux Debian. The sound is working correctly inside applications like XMMS and totem movie player.

But I can't control the volume with the gnome-volume-control applet.
When I move the cursor to change the volume, it always goes back down to zero.
When I open the gnome-volume-control, I get the error message:
"Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found"

I have already run alsaconf several times, but it doesn't change anything.

lsmod output:
Module                  Size  Used by
snd_ali5451            22412  1
snd_ac97_codec         84512  1 snd_ali5451
snd_ac97_bus            2432  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm                79624  2 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec
snd_timer              22532  1 snd_pcm
snd                    49764  6 snd_ali5451,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm,snd_timer
soundcore               9440  1 snd
snd_page_alloc         10760  1 snd_pcm
isofs                  34104  1
zlib_inflate           15360  1 isofs
pcmcia                 36116  2
firmware_class         10240  1 pcmcia
lp                     10436  0
parport                24000  1 lp
8250_pci               20352  0
8250                   20564  1 8250_pci
serial_core            19072  1 8250
usbhid                 29060  0
ehci_hcd               27400  0
uhci_hcd               29968  0
usbcore               118276  4 usbhid,ehci_hcd,uhci_hcd
yenta_socket           25484  2
rsrc_nonstatic         11648  1 yenta_socket
pcmcia_core            40080  3 pcmcia,yenta_socket,rsrc_nonstatic
nls_iso8859_1           4352  2
ntfs                   95604  1
nls_base                7296  3 isofs,nls_iso8859_1,ntfs
sr_mod                 15652  0
ide_cd                 39428  1
cdrom                  36768  2 sr_mod,ide_cd
joydev                  9664  0
lspci output:
0000:00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS200/RS200M AGP Bridge [IGP 340M] (rev 02)
0000:00:01.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc PCI Bridge [IGP 340M]
0000:00:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: ALi Corporation M5451 PCI AC-Link Controller Audio Device (rev 02)
0000:00:07.0 ISA bridge: ALi Corporation M1533/M1535 PCI to ISA Bridge [Aladdin IV/V/V+]
0000:00:08.0 Modem: ALi Corporation M5457 AC'97 Modem Controller
0000:00:0a.0 CardBus bridge: O2 Micro, Inc. OZ601/6912/711E0 CardBus/SmartCardBus Controller
0000:00:0b.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
0000:00:0b.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1 Controller (rev 50)
0000:00:0b.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 51)
0000:00:0c.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB21 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
0000:00:10.0 IDE interface: ALi Corporation M5229 IDE (rev c4)
0000:00:11.0 Bridge: ALi Corporation M7101 Power Management Controller [PMU]
0000:00:12.0 Ethernet controller: National Semiconductor Corporation DP83815 (MacPhyter) Ethernet Controller
0000:01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon IGP 330M/340M/350M

Last edited by [KIA]aze; 12-16-2006 at 08:55 AM.
Old 06-24-2010, 04:14 PM   #2
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Post SOLVED: xmms and gnome-volume-control PERMISSIONS

chmod -R a+rw /dev/{audio,dsp,midi,mixer,snd}
fixed two related problems on a CentOS release 4.8 machine.

xmms error:
WARNING **: alsa_get_mixer(): Attaching to mixer hw:0 failed: Permission denied"
gnome-volume-control error:
Sorry, no mixer elements and/or devices found


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