[PC-BSD Testing] Volume icon in taskbar broken in PCBSD 8.1 i386

Kris Moore kris at pcbsd.org
Mon Dec 13 06:30:40 PST 2010


On Sun, Dec 12, 2010 at 02:39:08PM +1300, Sam Lin wrote:
> > Message: 4
> > Date: Fri, 10 Dec 2010 13:14:09 -0500
> > From: Kris Moore <kris at pcbsd.org>
> > To: PC-BSD Testing list <testing at lists.pcbsd.org>
> > Subject: Re: [PC-BSD Testing] Volume icon in taskbar broken in PCBSD
> > 	8.1 i386
> 
> > On Thu, Dec 09, 2010 at 07:34:36PM +1300, Sam Lin wrote:
> >> Dear PCBSD fellows,
> >>
> >> Recently the volume icon in my taskbar appears broken (or missing) for
> >> no reason. As you can see in the attached snapshot, it just shows a
> >> question mark but it in fact is still functioning. I recall that this
> >> also happened some time early this year, though I cannot remember I
> >> fixed it by whether just restart or reinstall the system that time.
> >> This time the broken volume icon is still there even after restarting
> >> the system. The audio is still working; the volume control bar still
> >> pops up if click on the question mark and the volume is also
> >> controllable. So far it seems it's only the icon that is not right.
> >> Why is this, and how to fix this?
> >>
> >> My system is PCBSD 8.1 (i386). Any suggestion would be appreciated.
> >>
> >> Regards,
> >>
> >> Sam
> >
> >
> > I've never seen that on my systems here... Have you been changing the ports
> > around on the system, or
> > icon sets? What happens if you close it, and re-open from a konsole session
> > using the "kmix" command
> > does it throw any interesting errors?
> >
> > --
> > Kris Moore
> > PC-BSD Software
> 
> I don't know what's going on with my system, but yesterday I noticed
> that when I switched mute off (i.e. audio on) the icon showed
> properly, and then switching mute on again (i.e. audio off) it
> returned back to the question mark. Then mute off, proper audio icon
> again; and mute on and question mark again. Then today and as of this
> writing now the audio icon showed properly, regardless of the mute
> being turned on or off.
> 
> I haven't been doing any development work e.g. PBI or testing for the
> last couple weeks and didn't bother any ports or icon sets as far as I
> can remember....
> 
> Apparently this issue cannot be reproduced easily... it's a mystery...
> 
> 
> Regards,
> Sam

It almost sounds like the "mute" mode icon is missing. What size do you have your panel? If you
mute and then re-size the pannel to use different icons, does it re-appear now?

-- 
Kris Moore
PC-BSD Software


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