asmix - the AfterStep volume control knob
asmix [-h] [-V]
[-iconic] [-shape] [-withdrawn]
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.
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Starts the asmix applet in the "withdrawn" mode.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.
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
The applet will execute the specified command on a mouseclick
with the middle mouse button in the window.
The applet will attempt to opern the specified mixer device
instead of the standard /dev/mixer.
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
user@host% 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Copyright (c) 2000 John "wizgrav" Gravezas <email@example.com>
Distributed under GNU General Public License, see LICENSE file for the
The application: original author unknown, was maintained by Albert
"Tigr" Dorofeev <firstname.lastname@example.org>, currently maintained by ... well,
again by himself.
The man page: Albert Dorofeev <email@example.com>