asmix(1) the AfterStep volume control knob


asmix [-h] [-V]
        [-iconic] [-shape] [-withdrawn]
        [-geometry [+|-]x[+|-]y]
        [-channel channel-id]
        [-exe command]
        [-device mixer-device]
        [-name window-name]


The asmix is a X11 application that acts as a volume control knob for the /dev/mixer device. The applet provides a distinctive AfterStep window manager look.

The best thing about this applet is that you do not have to learn how to use it. If you used any volume knobs before - you know how to operate this one. If you never came across such a thing then just grab the knob with the left button of your mouse and turn it into the position you like.


Prints a short description and usage message.
Version control. Prints the version of the applet.
-geometry [+|-]x[+|-]y
Displays the window at the specified location on the screen. This works as standard X Windows geometry option.
Starts the asmix application in the iconized mode. The icon has the same appearance with the main window.
Starts the asmix application without groundplate.
Starts the asmix applet in the "withdrawn" mode. Necessary to be able to dock it to the Window Maker's dock.
-channel <channel-id>
Specifies the channel to control (default: volume). The possible channels include: volume, pcm, bass, treble, synth, speaker, line, mic, cd, imix, pcm2, record, igain, ogain, line1, line2, line3, digital1, digital2, digital3, phone-in, phone-out, video, radio, monitor. Note that not all systems support all channels.
-exe <command>
The applet will execute the specified command on a mouseclick with the middle mouse button in the window.
-device <mixer-device>
The applet will attempt to opern the specified mixer device instead of the standard /dev/mixer.
-name <window-name>
The applet will set the name of the window to the specified window-name instead of the standard "asmix". This is useful when swallowing multiple instances of asmix into the AfterStep Wharf.


asmix was written to be swallowed by the AfterStep wharf module, but it can be used with everything else too. A common invocation is the command line:
        user@host[1]% asmix &
Another way to call asmix is from the AfterStep Wharf:
        *Wharf asmix nil Swallow "asmix" asmix -shape &
This line, when placed in the wharf file in the users Afterstep configuration directory will cause asmix to be a button on the Wharf (1) button bar under the afterstep (1) window manager.


None that I am aware of.




Copyright (c) 1998 original author unknown

Copyright (c) 1998-2004 Albert "Tigr" Dorofeev <[email protected]>

Copyright (c) 2000 John "wizgrav" Gravezas <[email protected]>

Distributed under GNU General Public License, see LICENSE file for the details.


The application: original author unknown, was maintained by Albert "Tigr" Dorofeev <[email protected]>, currently maintained by ... well, again by himself.

The man page: Albert Dorofeev <[email protected]>