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       FvwmAudio - the FVWM Audio module


       FvwmAudio  is spawned by fvwm, so no command line invocation will work.
       From within the .fvwmrc file, FvwmAudio is spawned as follows:

       Module FvwmAudio

       or from within an fvwm pop-up menu:

       Popup "Module-Popup"
            Title     "Modules"
            Module    "GoodStuff"    GoodStuff
            Module    "NoClutter"    FvwmClean
            Module    "FvwmIdentify" FvwmIdent
            Module  "Banner"        FvwmBanner
            Module    "Debug"        FvwmDebug
            Module  "Audio"          FvwmAudio
            Module  "Pager"         FvwmPager 0 3


       The FvwmAudio module communicates with the Fvwm window manager to  bind
       audio  sounds  to window manager actions. Different audio queues may be
       assigned to any window manager action. FvwmAudio can be used  with  any
       independent  audio  player,  and  therefore  requires  no special audio
       library APIs of its own. Simple in its  design,  it  merely  binds  the
       audio  filenames  to  particular actions and forks off the audio player
       program with the appropriate filename when that action occurs.

       FvwmAudio can also have builtin support for the rplay library.


       FvwmAudio reads the same .fvwmrc file as fvwm(1) reads when  it  starts
       up, and looks for certain configuration options:

       *FvwmAudioPlayCmd /usr/bin/X11/demos/auplay
              This  determines  the independent audio player program that will
              actually play the  sounds.   If  the  play  command  is  set  to
              builtin-rplay  then the builtin rplay support will be used.  For

              *FvwmAudioPlayCmd builtin-rplay

       *FvwmAudioDir /usr/lib/sounds
              Specifies the directory to  look  for  the  audio  files.   This
              option is ignored when rplay is used.

       *FvwmAudioDelay 5
              Specifies that sound events will only be played if they occur at
              least 5 seconds after the previous event.   Sounds  events  that
              occur  during  the  delay  period  are  ignored.  This option is
              useful if you don’t want several  sounds  playing  at  the  same
              time.  The default delay is 0 which disables the audio delay.

       *FvwmAudioRplayHost hostname
              Specifies  what  host the sounds will play on.  The hostname can
              also be an environment  variable  such  as  $HOSTDISPLAY.   This
              option is only valid with builtin rplay support.

       *FvwmAudioRplayPriority 0
              Specifies what priority will be assigned to the sounds when they
              are played.  This  option  is  only  valid  with  builtin  rplay

       *FvwmAudioRplayVolume 127
              Specifies  what  volume will be assigned to the sounds when they
              are played.  This  option  is  only  valid  with  builtin  rplay

       *FvwmAudio window-manager_action audio_filename
              Binds particular window manager actions to sound queues.

              *FvwmAudio startup
              *FvwmAudio shutdown
              *FvwmAudio unknown
              *FvwmAudio add_window
              *FvwmAudio raise_window
              *FvwmAudio lower_window
              *FvwmAudio focus_change
              *FvwmAudio destroy_window
              *FvwmAudio iconify
              *FvwmAudio deiconify
              *FvwmAudio toggle_paging
              *FvwmAudio new_page
              *FvwmAudio new_desk
              *FvwmAudio configure_window
              *FvwmAudio window_name
              *FvwmAudio icon_name
              *FvwmAudio res_class
              *FvwmAudio res_name
              *FvwmAudio end_windowlist


       The  invocation  method  was  shown in the synopsis section. No command
       line invocation is possible. FvwmAudio must  be  invoked  by  the  fvwm
       window manager.


       It’s REALLY noisy when fvwm starts and restarts.


       This  module is heavily based on a similar Fvwm module called FvwmSound
       by Mark Boyns. FvwmAudio  simply  takes  Mark’s  original  program  and
       extends it to make it generic enough to work with any audio player. The
       concept for interfacing this module to the Window Manager, is  original
       work by Robert Nation.

       Copyright  1994, Mark Boyns and Mark Scott. No guarantees or warranties
       or anything are provided or implied in any  way  whatsoever.  Use  this
       program  at  your  own  risk.  Permission  to  use this program for any
       purpose is given, as long as the copyright is kept intact.


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       Mark Scott (