sound, gnomemeeting, sane, powerdown

Matt Zimmerman mdz at
Tue Sep 28 07:18:31 UTC 2004

On Tue, Sep 28, 2004 at 05:02:21PM +1000, David wrote:

> Sound:
> I had to tweak alsamixer to get any sound at all, but now the desktop
> sound icon is non-functional (set to zero).

If you right-click and open the volume control, does it work correctly?

> GnomeMeeting:
> Can't get video at all. No Video manager/plugin option and I can't figure
> out how to configure it. Is this a GnomeMeeting problem, or an Ubuntu
> problem? I've installed Camorama which finds the webcam without problems.
> There are video4linux libraries, but how do I marry them to GnomeMeeting,
> assuming that's what's needed?

I bug was just fixed in this area; have you upgraded recently?

> Sane:
> Sane looks for devices and finds nothing, but /proc/bus/usb says that an
> AGFA snapscan 1212u is present. I've added my username to /etc/group but
> still no go. There seem to be drivers: /usr/lib/sane/

Did you log out and log back in after adding yourself to the group?
(addgroup <your username> scanner).

> Powerdown:
> It doesn't. I have to hold the power button for 5 seconds to power off
> after shutdown.

Someone else on a Dell machine reported a similar problem, and it should be
fixed in the most recent kernel:

I also have a similar problem on my ThinkPad, which persists with the new
kernel, but I found a patch which seems to correct the problem:

 - mdz

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