Description of problem:
One of the recent xfce4 updates seems to have replaced the xfce4-mixer plugin on my system with xfce-pulseaudio-plugin. So I've added this new plugin to my XFCE panel, but with this plugin I can now not access the full audio mixer dialog anymore.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Click on the speaker icon (i.e. the xfce-pulseaudio-plugin) in the panel
2. Select the "Audio mixer..:" menu entry
An error dialog shows up, saying:
Failed to execute command "pavucontrol".
Failed to execute child process "pavucontrol" (No such file or directory)
Audio mixer dialog shows up instead of the error message.
I didn't see any RPMs in EPEL which provide a "pavucontrol" binary, "yum whatprovides pavucontrol" says "No matches found" ... is there a way to get this binary with EPEL?
Yes. That's because, as far as I know, there is no pavucontrol in EL-7 ... :(
I have been meaning to file a bug report requesting an EPEL-7 package for pavucontrol but have not had the chance yet .. If you are willing, please file one requesting el-7 branch.
If not, I will do it (possibly) next week.
The problem is simply that the pavucontrol package from epel provides pavucontrol-qt, not pavucontrol. Linking pavucontrol-qt to pavucontrol in /usr/bin bypasses the problem as a temporary resolution.
Actually, this should probably be closed now that we are at RHEL 7.3
root @ hobbiton ~# rpm -qi pavucontrol
Name : pavucontrol
Version : 3.0
Release : 5.el7
Source RPM : pavucontrol-3.0-5.el7.src.rpm
Build Date : Mon 23 May 2016 10:58:20 AM EDT
Build Host : x86-030.build.eng.bos.redhat.com
Relocations : (not relocatable)
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
Vendor : Red Hat, Inc.
root @ hobbiton ~# cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 7.3 (Maipo)
I just installed the package, and it works fine, thanks a lot for that!