4 years ago
With Mint 18 Beta out I see that the sound applet is now written in Python:
A perfect point in time to add this feature of being able to name sound devices. If Mint 18 doesn't implement it there is hope that if the applet is in python and I can find it, I can patch it myself to support that and make a contrib to the project if it's willing to accept it.
it is to my mind pretty paramount for the management of multiple sound devices (and I routinely have a few) to be able to name them locally to get around the lousy default names that need testing typically to work out which is which.
It strikes me this could be a Cinnamon idea mind you, not a LinuxMINT idea. Thoughts?
Hammer459, I agree, It might be a support issue, if the LinuxMINT Sound Settings window names for sound cards can be renamed somehow (y tweaking a file in the filesystem) and I'll post a question in the forums.
But, it is also an idea. To make such a tweak and further access to sound device properties accessible here for a slick user experience.
It is not a support questions to suggest as I have that the Sound Settings window should provide access to teh properties of sound devices and notably a name.
It is not sufficient that the name reported by the HID is used for reasons described above (namely as a user I want to be able to personalize the names of these devices). I can one Windows 7 (for sound devices, but furstratingly not for video sources but that's a side issue and we could do better no MINT).
It's also a support offer as much as it is a question given I'm, happy to consider contributing code to make at least basic naming in that window possible or cut my teeth at an extension - with concerns that it's one of many things on along list of course, but one that I have some personal passion for clearly ;-).
LinuxMINT purports to be and out of the box media ready system and it plays to its pitch that it make a diversity of media devices easily identifiable (by correctly reporting the names the USB device provides) and customizable so it can be set up for less savvy users - for example in my family who would know how to select "Wireless headset" as a play device but not what a "G930" is without training.
USB device driver asks the attached device what it is and then (presumably) the sound settings dialog presents those devices. So ask the developer of the device why the name is missing...
This is really a support issue that should have been posted in the Forums. (link provided at bottom of this page)