gnome mixer applet and suspend/resume.

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Sat Sep 29 16:33:24 BST 2007

On Fri, Sep 28, 2007 at 10:16:29AM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> mdz has suggested that I distribute this to a wider audience.
> On Wed, Sep 26, 2007 at 01:30:15PM -0600, Tim Gardner wrote:
> > On platforms where the sound module must be removed prior to suspend or
> > hibernate, is there an elegant way to stop the Gnome mixer applet? If
> > you killall prior to suspending, upon resume Gnome pops up an annoying
> > dialog and asks if you want to restart the mixer applet. I would like to
> > be able to stash the state of the mixer applet, stop it,
> > suspend/hibernate, resume, and finally restart the mixer applet.
> > 
> > Suggestions appreciated.

Might it be possible to fix the mixer applet such that it doesn't need to be
killed and restarted?  It's always seemed a bit odd to me that it needs to
hold the mixer device open perpetually.

 - mdz

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