By default, the gnome-volume-control applet is on the panel. If you
start X on a machine with no sound card, you get an error dialog with
the message Couldn't open mixer device /dev/sound/mixer.
In addition to this, when starting Gnome I get this error message as above,
click "Okay", and then promptly get "The volume-control-applet died
unexpectedly." If I click "Reload", I get the "/dev/sound/mixer not found"
again. If I click "OK" again, the applet successfully returns.
Thia box (allegedly) has on-board sound.
It would be really nice if there were a way of globally disabling
gnome-volume-control applet for LTSP servers. Any GUI checkbox or text based
Disabling in what sense? It's no longer on the default panel, and you could have
made that change yourself in the same way the gnome-panel RPM does.
Or I guess you could just remove it from the gnome-applets package...
Surely LTSP involves modified packages/config already?
Oops, you are right, I apologize. I just tested this with a new user, and it
does indeed not add it by default to the panel anymore.