AlsaMixer is a console ncurses application that is not to eveyone's liking, whereas Zmixer is a GTK2 app. I will have both in 4.3.
4.3beta3 testers, those with working sound, are invited to test Zmixer:
Comments:Posted on 14 Sep 2009, 22:22 by dogone
zmixer v alsamixer
Zmixer is too limited to replace alsamixer, but it would be a great complement - possibly replacing absvolume. That said, I'd welcome a fully capable replacement for the otherwise dreadful alsamixer. Puppy is light years behind the curve in this regard.
Posted on 14 Sep 2009, 22:45 by robert359
12th hour Q?
Will the new version update the wireless support at all? I have a RaLink USB and none of the drivers work with it, and I can't do the wrap thing because I don't have windows on the machine. And I don't comprehend some of the fixes mentioned on the forum. Firefly Linux uses a Wext thing, which works great, but I'd rather use Puppy. I could buy another wireless device, but rather save that as a last resort. Thanks for your hard work.
Posted on 15 Sep 2009, 2:36 by Squidy
Robert, you don't need Windows to use the ndis wrapper, just the windows drivers. They should be on the CD that came with your wireless.
Posted on 15 Sep 2009, 3:40 by Pizzasgood
dogone: Don't worry, I have something in the works. Not sure when I'll be done, but certainly before the end of October, barring catastrophe.
Posted on 15 Sep 2009, 6:40 by disciple
> That said, I'd welcome a fully capable replacement for the otherwise dreadful alsamixer. Puppy is light years behind the curve in this regard.
What's to dread about alsamixer?
No offense to HW, it's absvolume where we could best improve... Rarsa's tcl/tk volume control is light-years better.
Posted on 15 Sep 2009, 7:41 by dogone
"dreadful" was perhaps unfair, but comprehending audio configuration under Linux remains a challenge (run "amixer" or examine your asound.state file). We need a mixer that's flexible yet intuitive. Hear me, oh Pizzagood!
Anyway, too late for 4.3.
Posted on 16 Sep 2009, 3:45 by happypuppy
* For the more advanced user who likes to have more control over his/her sound hardware, alsamixer is still the best choice. Much better than any other mixer/frontend.
* But really advanced users usually disable ALSA completely and compile/install OSS 4.2 :)
Posted on 17 Sep 2009, 21:10 by robert359
12th hour Q?
to Squidy, re: ndis wrapper
Oh :] I'll give that a try.