Introduction to KMix

The KMix package contains a volume control application for the KDE Plasma Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7-systemd platform.

Package Information

KMix Dependencies


KDE Frameworks-5.18.0



libcanberra-0.30 and PulseAudio-8.0

User Notes:

Installation of KMix

First, fix the CMake search path by running the following command:

sed -i "s:\${ECM_MODULE_PATH}:\${CMAKE_SOURCE_DIR}/cmake/modules &:g" CMakeLists.txt

Install KMix by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release         \
      -DLIB_INSTALL_DIR=lib              \
      -DBUILD_TESTING=OFF                \
      -DKMIX_KF5_BUILD=1                 \
      -DQT_PLUGIN_INSTALL_DIR=lib/qt5/plugins \
      -Wno-dev .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply higher level of the compiler optimizations.

-DLIB_INSTALL_DIR=lib: This switch is used to get libraries to install to $KF5_PREFIX/lib instead of $KF5_PREFIX/lib64 on a 64 bit system.

-DBUILD_TESTING=OFF: This switch is used to prevent building test programs and libraries that are of no use to an end user.

-DKMIX_KF5_BUILD=1: This switch is used to ensure that KDE Frameworks 5 based application is built.

-DQT_PLUGIN_INSTALL_DIR=lib/qt5/plugins: This switch is used to ensure that Qt5 plugins are installed in the correct location.


Installed Programs: kmix, kmixctrl and kmixremote
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: $KF5_PREFIX/share/kmix

Last updated on 2016-03-21 23:32:23 -0500