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Re: No volume change possible

On 07/02/2014 01:29 AM, Chris Bannister wrote:
On Tue, Jul 01, 2014 at 02:22:42PM -0400, Ric Moore wrote:
On 06/30/2014 02:44 PM, Bzzzz wrote:
On Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:30:46 -0400
Ric Moore <wayward4now@gmail.com> wrote:

Problems of this sort would be much lessoned if pavucontrol was a
depend. RIc

I wouldn't say 'depend' but much more 'recommend'; 'depend'
should only be used for _mandatory_ dependencies IMHO.

I would tend to agree, except that over 50% of configuration errors
reported, regarding audio, is due to the lack of pavucontrol being installed
at all and/or the user being aware that it needs to be invoked.

Recommends are on by default, so a wishlist bug would be appropriate to
get it moved from Suggests to Recommends, although some may consider it
cruft, *esp* if it is only needed in rare cases.
Depends are for the benefit of the package NOT the user. :)

True Chris, for the very average user with only one stereo audio out and one mono mike inpuo in. But once you have a speaker set up and a stereo headphone to chose between for audio out, or a headset mike for ,skype then you NEED pavucontrol ...without a doubt. To be able to switch sources both in and out on the fly, which is what it's for.

It's kinda like buying a new Corvette and the dealer is telling you it will do zero to sixty in three seconds, once you install the transmission. Then, to top it off, he bings happy telling you so, since it cut costs to GM. Heheheh, Ric

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