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       asmix - 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               [-iconic] [-shape] [-withdrawn]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              Starts  the  asmix applet in the "withdrawn" mode.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

       -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 <>

       Copyright (c) 2000 John "wizgrav" Gravezas <>

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


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

       The man page: Albert Dorofeev <>