[linux-audio-user] Re: best window manager for making music

Brian Dunn job17and9 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Mar 5 18:09:50 EST 2006

Thanks again, lau. You've help me sort through the bazillion options out 
there and i'm now bedazzling myself with the glamor of fluxbox... so 
fresh, yet so clean.
For a while i was frustrated by the absence of a good dockapp alsa 
mixer, then i discovered the beauty of the .fluxbox/keys file.  Mod4 +, 
rear speakers louder.  Mod4 -, rear speakers quieter.  sweet.
amixer provides no mute toggle for rear out of an emu10k1. so i wrote 
this goofy script and bound it to Mod4 m.

        # Check if the Wave Surround level is already 0
VOL=`amixer sget 'Wave Surround' | grep 'Front Left:' | cut --delimiter=' '  --fields=6`
if [ $VOL -gt 0 ]; then
        #store the current wave surround volume in VOL
        LASTVOL=`amixer sget 'Wave Surround' | grep 'Front Left:' | cut --delimiter=' '  --fields=6`
        #turn the sound all the way down.
        amixer sset 'Wave Surround' 0
        echo $LASTVOL > ~/.lastvol
        amixer sset 'Wave Surround' `cat ~/.lastvol`

is this like a really dumb way to add a mute toggle? This is like my 
first real bash script, so any suggestions are welcome.  Here i'll get 
the ball rolling: i should learn to use sed or awk so i don't have to 
pipe grep and cut together.

well, thanks  to ya'll my computer is looking and sounding sweeter than 
ever and it's oh so customized.

God Bless,

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