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Re: volume mgmt w/o gnome

On Dec 1, 2007 3:42 PM, Mark Grieveson <dg135@torfree.net> wrote:
> Hello.  I use fluxbox most of the time.  But, when I plug in my hp315
> photosmart camera, I rely upon gnome to find it, and automagically
> mount it for me.  Is it possible to completely remove gnome, and just
> mount this camera (or other USB storage devices) myself?  Or, and even
> better, find a utility that, sans gnome, can automagically mount the
> camera itself?

It Depends on if the camera is a usb-mass-storage device or if it is
using one of the specialized protocols. If it is mass-storage, you just
mount it with a command like "mount -t auto /dev/sda1 /media/usb"
(mount point and device might be different). Or you can put a line in
/etc/fstab :

/dev/sda1   /media/usb   auto   noauto,users   0    0

Then you could just say "mount /media/usb".

If it is not mass storage, gphoto2 is the basic command line program
to use. Programs that use libgphoto2 include Digikam (KDE), F-Spot
(Gnome, Mono), gtkam (gtk), and gthumb (gtk).

I like gthumb for general light weight photo viewing and management.
There is also a FUSE file system called gphotofs, which would let a
gphoto-using camera appear on the file system, just like a mass
storage camera.

> Also, I use kmix for a volume control, because this seems the only
> application that provides a small speaker applet on the fluxbox panel
> to control sounds.  I'd like to get rid of it, and the kde libs that
> accompany it.  So, is there a fluxbox-specific volume control that sits
> nicely on the panel? (Preferably one that actually looks like a volume
> control, and not something gawd-awful looking?)  If not, fine, I'll
> just use xmixer, or alsamixer, or something.  Still, there really should
> be a something other than kmix, for a volume control, that can sit
> nicely on the fluxbox panel.

I don't know about this, but a search in aptitude for "volume" or "mixer"
ought to turn up some options.

Kelly Clowers

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