Re: GNOME mixer 'feature'

On Mon, 2003-08-25 at 10:00, iain wrote:
> On Mon, 2003-08-25 at 14:03, Luis Villa wrote:
> > On Sun, 2003-08-24 at 18:00, Ted Gould wrote:
> > > Okay,
> > > 
> > > So I've been chasing down issues with the labels in the mixer, and it
> > > turns out that there are names of the various sliders stored in GConf. 
> > > This is kind of annoying for internationalization, and I can't figure
> > > out what anyone would use it for.  Is there anyone out there changing
> > > the names of the sliders in the mixer?
> > 
> > I do on my laptop- the default names of some of them are pretty cracked
> > out. I'm not sure that I'm a general use-case, though. [Where are those
> > gotten from in the first place, anyway? kernel-land?]
> Thats why I change them too.
> Once you get into using Alsa 9 in the mixer there is going to be a
> million more controls with even weirder names like "IEC958 TTL". Now I
> have no idea what that means or what its ever used for, but someone
> somewhere might need it and want a more friendly name than that :)
> The names come from Kernel land. For ALSA it can have any name, for OSS
> I think there's only 10 names or something dumb like that. For OSS I
> seem to remember that they're hard coded somewhere in the code.

Is there no information supplied with ALSA userland utils for mapping
these names to real names?  If there is, it would be excellent if the
mixer could look those up.  If not, maybe the desktop folk need to nudge
ALSA to start providing it.

> iain
Sean Middleditch <elanthis awesomeplay com>
AwesomePlay Productions, Inc.

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