[K12OSN] No Volume Control Elements and/or devices found

Gideon Romm ltsp at symbio-technologies.com
Mon Jul 18 16:11:35 UTC 2005

You're getting this message because your server does not have a sound
card and Gnome is trying to load the mixer applet by default (which
cannot find a sound device to control).  

One way to get rid of the message, I believe, is to remove the Mixer
applet from the panel (I don't believe the applet can be made to work
with network sound since it only supports writing to the device).

Try this with a single user and see if it helps.

If it does, then you may be able to make a system-wide change by
removing (or moving to say /root if you are afraid to delete) the
following folder:


Log out and log in again.

Caveat:  I haven't tried any of this (I don't have FC4 setup on a system
here), but if it works, I wouldn't be surprised.  For whatever reason,
Ubuntu does not seem to suffer from this.

Anyhow, hope that gets someone closer to an answer!


On Mon, 2005-07-18 at 09:07 -0500, Mark Cockrell wrote:
> Every thin-client login is producing this error message.  A quick search 
> of the archives shows at least one other person asking about the same 
> issue but no responses.  I'm using K12LTSP 4.4 Pre 1.  Does anyone know 
> what this is and how to make it go away? 
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