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Is there any good GUI app to control my sound settings?

When I use Ubuntu, I use the sound indicator and have no problems with sound configuration. Unfortunately, sometimes sound stops working when I use an Ubuntu based distribution (for example, Lubuntu and Bodhi).

I searched in Google and read about Pulseaudio. Unfortunately, I did not manage to install it correctly. This is not an easy topic for me.

Thanks in advance

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I use alsamixer in the terminal if the GUI is broken. It's pretty easy to use; just use left/right key to move to different channels, and up/down key to adjust the levels. Then Esc to quit when you're done. – Paul Tanzini Dec 12 '13 at 15:30
Have you tried gnome-alsamixer a gui utility to control alsa-mixer – g_p Dec 12 '13 at 15:31
@Dash_plus_Java: Thanks for your comment. – pablofiumara Dec 12 '13 at 16:00
@guruprasad: Thanks for your comment. I think Lubuntu does not have alsamixer but it can be installed anyways. – pablofiumara Dec 12 '13 at 16:01
up vote 1 down vote accepted

I solved the problem in this way:

sudo apt-get install pulseaudio pavucontrol && pavucontrol

Reboot. Change options in "Configuration" tab and you will suddenly hear the sound again.

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