Problem with Sound settings

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Wed Jan 21 21:12:58 CET 2015

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 7:00 PM, James Moe <jimoe at> wrote:
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> opensuse 13.2
> linux 3.16.7-7-desktop x86_64
> xcfe v4.10
>   Tweaking the settings for xfce sometimes causes the sound settings
> to disconnect. All sounds go silent.
>   The first symptom is that the speaker icon on the panel shows as
> muted, and it is not possible to unmute it. The only solution I have
> found to this situation is to reboot. Then I have to log into Gnome
> (KDE might work also, haven't tried) to re-connect and set the volume
> up in the Gnome "Sound" settings. I can then return to xfce and have
> sound.
>   There does not appear to be a similar settings panel for Sound that
> is required to re-enable sound after it has been damaged. The only
> sound option in Settings Manager is "Audio Mixer," which is not useful
> in this instance.
>   Perhaps I am missing something?
You're probably hitting this supremely aggravating bug:

Either use the workaroud suggested there, or switch the mixer to use
Pulseaudio and in my experience then the panel plugin behaves much


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