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

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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 ...
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How do I control the volume in KDE from the command line?

I want to use xbindkeys to set a key combination to increase/decrease the volume, but to do that I need a command to run to change the volume, without having to click the volume icon and change it ...
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Is there another volume control sliding bar for Xfce?

I'm on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I've recently had this issue. As a result the sliding bar that is used to control the volume is gone. I can live without it, I can control the volume from my keyboard but ...
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Configuration changes resist to apply, and some other mess; need help!

Can't say exactly what might have done this, (I was trying Xephyr and removed some old kernels in my last good session..) but now I can see that some mess has been made. The themes don't apply ...
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Problem with sound indicator plugin

After reading this: Volume indicator issue after xubuntu 13.10 upgrade I checked and I am on the saucy salamander release. I tried to kill the indicator and restart the panel, but this problem is ...
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Xubuntu 13.10: I have to choose beteen: no sound Vs no shutdown

I'm running on Xubuntu 13.10 64 bit. I have a funny issue, I'm currently laughing :) I have similar issue to this . And Yes I was able to solve it by RUN=yes, otherwise, I will not be able to shut ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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how to assign a command to a single keypress

I want to run some commands when certain single keys are pressed. Specifically, I have a volume up key and a volume down key and want to assign the following commands to these keys: volume up: pactl ...
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Pulseaudio all volumes set to 100%

It happens when flat volumes = no. When pulseaudio daemon is starting, it set all volumes to 0dB. On logon screen my speakers sounds like "BOOM!" It is not as annoying to change them every time as ...
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Default Volume is Maximum

I've been having some issues fixing my audio in Ubuntu. Everything was working fine until I went into System Settings > Sound and dragged a slider. That caused all of my audio devices to disappear. ...
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What shows up in the Unity panel by default, and how to interface it?

So when I duplicate each of those interfaces, I could run “full” Ubuntu experience on whatever DE or window manager, see everything supposed to be seen on Ubuntu and do everything as expected. – ...
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Volume adjuster and icon at the top of the screen is missing

Click here to see the picture. As you can see there is no sound icon and I cant adjust the sound without going into the sound settings every time.
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how to change the volume change command that is run by the volume change shortcuts

I want to be able to access volume levels above 100% using the volume control buttons on my computer. The commands I want to run are as follows: volume up: pactl set-sink-volume 1 +10% volume down: ...
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no notification when I change brightness and/or volume

I user Ubuntu Gnome 13.10 (Gnome Shell 3.8). When I change the volume or brightness via hotkeys or my volume +/- buttons on my keyboard I do not get the notification in the middle of the screen. ...
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Is it possible to define the maximum voize computer can output in Ubuntu?

I'm living in an apartment building and it is forbidden to make hard noise at nights. Is it possible to configure Ubuntu such that the speaker won't output noise in too high volume at nights?
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How can I save my bluetooth headset volume settings?

I'm running ubuntu 13.10, but I first saw this on 13.04. Whenever my headset connects to my computer, the audio gets set for "Telephony Duplex" instead of "High Fidelity Playback". Additionally, the ...
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How to set a default volume setting for each audio/sound device?

Where the desired situation is this: when I change a sound output setting to a specific audio device, the volume is set to my default for this device, instead of a maximum volume. EDIT: Actually I ...
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How to fix: monitor's speaker volume resets to max upon system restart?

How can I set monitor's speakers volume to be remembered after system restart? If every change would be hard to remember I'd like to at least set default volume. The Samsung monitor is detected as a ...
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how to prevent output volume popping back to 100%

The output volume in Ubuntu normally can go up to 100% unamplified. It is possible to go beyond this to amplified levels using settings in the interface of gnome-control-center sound. However, when a ...