Questions related to adjusting and controlling the volume level of a computer system.

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linux volume change after plugging USB camera or changing playback from a different SW

When I plug in a USB camera then the volume levels are changed to some preset values. It also happens sometimes when I start some audio playback from a different SW (e.g. radiotray or mplayer). I ...
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How to increase system-wide sound volume in GNOME?

When I try to set maximum volume in GNOME sound settings (for example, to 150%), it resets after I increase or decrease sound volume on top-right angle on my Desktop. How can I increase default volume ...
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Change system volume using crontab & pactl

I am trying to change Ubuntu 14.04 system volume using crontab. I am using following command: pactl set-sink-volume 1 75% Which works fine when I use it in terminal or when I run script which ...
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I can hear but others cannot hear me in Skype

I instilled Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 but I have the problem that the people who I am talking with cannot hear me. What should I do to fix that? (The people I'm trying to talk to are using Skype on ...
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volume buttons control the wrong output device (Xubuntu 14.04)

In my Xubuntu 14.04 sound works fine for all the applications (the working output device is "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"), but the volume up, volume down and mute button don't have any effects. How ...
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Volume buttons don't work when connected to bluetooth hifi adapter

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. When I play audio via the laptop speakers, I can use the keyboard buttons to change the volume. I have a Philips bluetooth hifi adapter to play music from ...
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Mic volume settings

I'm a gamer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I have a microphone set up, but when I log out and back in, the mic volume level has changed to 0. It's a pain to have to reset the volume every ...
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Latest xubuntu Mute volume stuck

I've tried a few things but I can't unmute the volume. I can move the slider up and down but it this pop up, http://i.imgur.com/rIScBth.png remains. Please let me know what further info you require ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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Can't listen input device (external soundcard)

I have an Xbox 360 plugged to my laptop through an external USB sound card. I can see the sound card in my input devices and even the sound meter moves indicating sound activity, but I can't hear ...
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Adjust volume level of individual application

How can I adjust volume levels of individual applications? Everyone suggest using PulseAudio Volume Control, but it only allows to adjust volume of applications like video/music players, etc. How can ...
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Increase default Ubuntu sound volume?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the volume is too low for me. Even when I adjust to 100% volume, I can only hear a little from music. I know that I can open the sound control and adjust to 150% ...
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Hardware audio keyboard keys stopped working

I have hardware "volume up" and "volume down" on my Lenovo Thinkpad W530. They used to work to increase and decrease volume. A day or two ago, they stopped working. xev sees them, in ...
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Volume mutes when set below ~20% 14.04

Since updating to 14.04, I'm unable to set a lower volume. According to the alsamixer, it automatically mutes when I try to go below 18%. How can I restore access to the quieter volumes? Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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Listening to mic over speakers (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a little problem here. I was using an option in Windows called Listen to this device (in audio tab in control panel) and I was able to listen to microphone (in my case that was a bassguitar) ...
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Finer volume control in 14.04

In 14.04, the volume slider (controlled by HW switch) seems to move in very large jumps: for instance, from to in a single keystroke. Sorry about the tricky screenshot, but that looks ...
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Volume louder than 100% XFCE

I know in Unity, for example, in System Settings you can toggle "Allow volume louder than 100%" on or off, however, I recently switched to Xubuntu and I can't find the option in Settings or even under ...
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Problem with side panel buttons Thinkpad L412, ubuntu 14.04

I have the following problem: After a kernel update, my side panel buttons on my L412 to incresa/decrease and mute volume (also de mic mute) stopped working. I don't know how to fix this, and the ...
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Keyboard Input Control and Sound Controls not Working Kubuntu 14.04

I tried Kubuntu for a month now, and suddenly I'm having trouble with two components from the plasma toolbar: I can't switch the keyboard input from English to Spanish. I had configured the ...
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mute built-in speakers without muting external output speakers/headphones from command line

I have been looking for an answer for this and couldn´t find one. I am trying to mute/unmute the built-in speakers of my comuter from the command line without affecting the external speakers ...
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Sound Balance and volume adjustment - Ubuntu 14.04

When I change the balance of the sound output in sound settings, I try to maximize the volume with the icon in the right upper part near the language icon. Every time I try, either it hardly changes ...
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Strange bug with sound slider

I have a strange bug with sound slider in Ubuntu 14.04. This problem was described here too but with no answer and the author was using another desktop - I'm using default Unity. I can confirm that ...
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No sound and no volume indicator in lxpanel

I'm on a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 64bit and I already got the network indicator back using this guide: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/04/fix-lubuntu-1404-network-manager.html I have no sound. The ...
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the volume boot has only 5.9mb disk space remaining [duplicate]

I have ubuntu 12.04 and I need to clear some space for my updates. I did a procedure that a tech showed me where I purchased my computer where you go to fur and copy-paste a line beginning with dpkg ...
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Volume Buttons Not Working Ubuntu 14.04

Every time I hit my hotkeys for sound(and I rechecked the system settings, they are properly assigned), I don't get any action from them. Matter of fact, even when I manually go to mute my audio ...
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Weird internal microphone level

This is abnormal properly, when I set this mic level into 40-50% level, the level is too high than normal level condition (usually quite low level). Formely, I set into that level and microphone level ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Audio doesnt work until I change the volume

I have this weird bug that I think I also had with 13.30, where I a movie or Spotify, it doesnt matter which application, and the audio wouldn't play at all. Of course my first reaction would be to ...
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Volume control keyboard shortcuts not working in 14.04?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio CS series laptop. Normally, the volume is controlled by pressing Funcion+F2, F3, and F4 for mute, volume down, and volume up respectively. I accidentally reassigned ...
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Remapping Keyboard Volume Controls

I want to use this keyboard with Ubuntu (12.04): http://www.amazon.com/Filco-Majestouch-2-Tenkeyless-FKBN87ML-EFB2/dp/B0050ODQEI It has no media keys. What I'm wondering is, will I be able to remap ...
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Ubuntu Has Low Volume After Start-up

After booting my computer running Ubuntu 13.10, the volume always starts at around 30%. This happens with the default volume program and pulse audio. How can I fix this?
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Is there a way to lock my volume settings in l/ubuntu?

Every now and then it seems that some application has taken control of my mic volume settings and/or completely turned it down to 0. At the worst of times I load up alsamixer and find that the elected ...
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Set default pulseaudio volume

When I reboot, the volume on the PulseAudio sinks is set to 100%. I know how to change the volume using pactl set-sink-volume, but that is only set temporarily. I could write a script that is run at ...
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Prevent light-locker from setting volume to 100%

I'm on 14.04 with XFCE. When I lock the screen it appears to mute the system volume (or perhaps just mute anything from the locked session?). When I log back in the volume is reset to 100%. This ...
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Ubuntu volume control slider moves strangely

I have a really strange problem with the volume control of Ubuntu 14.04. When I move the slider it jumps from side to side and does not follow my mouse pointer. When I remove my mouse pointer from the ...
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Lost volume control OSD for Ubuntu

I've been happily chugging along with Ubuntu 14.04 (love it), and something I must have done removed the on screen notification when I change the volume via keyboard buttons. When I change the volume ...
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Media keys for volume control registers getting pressed multiple times

When I use my function keys for volume control, I only press it once, but the volume adjustment keeps happening and repeating itself without stopping and the notification for volume keeps blinking. If ...
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14.04: Volume keyboard shortcut stopped working

Once i have started up the ubuntu 14.04 (upgraded from 13.10 and 13.04) the media keyboard shortcuts was not working. As i didn't know why i tryed to set the volume down shortcut again (it was set ...
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Volume level not remembered after shutdown/restart

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and the volume level always starts at 100% when I turn on the computer. Is there a way for the volume level of the previews session be remembered in the new session? (and can ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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How to map volume buttons on Apple EarPods

I cannot control volume using Apple EarPods's buttons. Is there any way to do so? My system: Ubuntu 14.04 64bit.
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How to automatically change the volume after Pulse Audios starts?

I am suffering from the problem described here and here, which unfortunately still hasn't been fixed. Basically after rebooting my computer my volume is at 100% until I trigger the volume. What I mean ...
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Using Amixer to control volume

I'm running 14.04, and I was told I could use amixer to control volume via the command line. For example, to mute sound you would use amixer set Master mute The output for me is amixer: Unable to ...
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volume increased beyond 100%

In sound settings there is an option to increase the volume beyond 100% . If we use this setting will it cause any damage to the speakers eventually?
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Pulseaudio resets volume control to 100% — doesn't save volume

Running Ubuntu 13.10 and each time I login, my volume control is reset to 100%. Pulseaudio never saves its state. I can run pacmd set-sink-volume 0 26000 on the cmd line to set it back to 40%, but it ...
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How do I get function keys to work?

I can't use the volume keys on the keyboard of my Acer C7 Chromebook. Actually, none of the function keys work, including brightness.
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Volume Control Question

I have my computer setup through my tv through hdmi1. If I am playing music in the audio player and then I switch my tv display to hdmi2 I cannot use the change the music file or adjust the volume. I ...
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HP pavilion dv4 volume randomly goes up and down

I have a pavilion dv4 that I just upgraded to 13.10 and the volume randomly goes up, down, and mute. I first saw it when loading "steam" but it seems to happen even if steam is not running. The manual ...
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xubuntu volume multimedia keys not working despite changing the active card

The indicator applet works. alsamixer works. amixer commands work but they won't use notify-osd to display the volume levels. I followed the solution present here: Volume keys are working in unity ...
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How to fix sound control problems?

I'm having some issues with sound control. I'm running ububtu 13.10 on HP Pavilion g6. For a while sound worked perfectly, but since skype started barring,I got too lots of sound issues. The ...