[mythtv-users] volume control from keyboard

Dan Wilga mythtv-users2 at dwilga-linux1.amherst.edu
Wed Feb 27 14:25:17 UTC 2019

On 2/27/19 7:41 AM, James Abernathy wrote:
> On 2/25/19 4:46 PM, Yann Lehmann wrote:
>> Le 25.02.19 à 16:57, James Abernathy a écrit :
>>> I've tried the  f9, f10, f11 buttons in mythfrontend and it show a 
>>> status line with changes to volume settings, but no change in the 
>>> volume occurs.  Any ideas how to fix this??
>> I have the same setup on my desktop computer. Only 2 channels with 2 
>> speakers.
>> AFAIK, you have to set the mixer device in the audio settings of the 
>> frontend. You can choose between 'master' and 'pcm'. You will find 
>> this setting by expanding 'Use internal volume controls' in the audio 
>> settings of the frontend. Try both to find the right one.
> Okay, I see the Internal Controls in the Audio settings of Frontend.  
> PCM didn't work, but Master did.  So now F9, F10, F11 work for 
> controlling volume.
> However, If I screw up and press the Dell Keyboard buttons for volume 
> control it's locks up Mythfrontend. Any idea on how to fix this from 
> happening? Could I assign whatever these keys do to nothing or f9, 
> f10, f11?
Are you sure it really locks up the frontend, or does it, perhaps, 
switch focus to some other window? Sometimes these sorts of keys get 
programmed to do things in other applications, and MFE loses focus. You 
might try pressing Alt-Tab afterward (depending on your window manager), 
to see if this is the case.

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