I've been playing around with the newest LXDE live CD to see if I want to make the switch from the increasingly resource hungry KDE4. The only real issue I have is that (like all Linux Distros) my video card's HDMI port is automatically set as the primary sound output dev. I looked in the menu and found Gmixer but it wouldn't open. So I tried in LXTerminal and got:
[guest@localhost ~]$ gmixer
** Message: pygobject_register_sinkfunc is deprecated (GstObject)
W:Failed to load icon Icon 'stock_line_in' not present in theme
Traceback (most recent call last):
File "/usr/bin/gmixer", line 1168, in <module>
GMixer(options.daemon, options.custom_mixer_cmd, options.pixmap)
File "/usr/bin/gmixer", line 640, in __init__
File "/usr/bin/gmixer", line 1013, in _build_gvolumes
UnboundLocalError: local variable 'sep' referenced before assignment
I searched the forums and saw people like Volumeicon but in LXTerminal:
[guest@localhost ~]$ volumeicon
volumeicon: alsa_backend.c:88: asound_get_volume: Assertion `m_elem != ((void *)0)' failed.
I can use alsamixer to change the volume settings on whichever device i choose, but I don't know how to select my desired card as primary output without blacklisting the snd_hda_intel driver. That requires a reboot which is pointless on a live CD.
My basic questions:
1) Are Gmixer and Volumeicon broken on live CD or is there something about my hardware they don't like?
2) If do a full HDD install of LXDE will the sound problem persist and make me wish I hadn't dumped KDE?