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

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Low volume problems Asus Xonar DX [closed]

I have problems with my sound card, an Asus Xonar DX on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. To hear something, i need to set Ubuntu's volume at 100% and speakers volume at 75%. At this moment i can barely hear ...
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adjust max possible volume in pulseaudio

Somtimes some sound/movie/music on my Ubuntu_12.04 system is at a very low volume by itself. Henceforth I increase the volume of the sound output. I can use the following setting (see screenshot) It ...
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How to reset setting of Wine, avoiding uninstalling all applications in it?

Foobar2000 volume slider stopped working in Wine Sound is good but volume cannot be changed from the player's slider anymore. Is there a setting in Wine that might have entailed this? I have tested ...
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Quiet Sound on 12.10, ThinkPad T530

Everything in alsamixer is maxed. What other things can I try? My audio device is: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev ...
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Command line volume control amixer has problems with muting

Because my laptop volume controls are state of the art in the field of bad usability, I decided to map two keyboard shortcuts to make my own volume controls. I found that amixer should be helpful: ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 volume control not showing

I installed ubuntu 12.04 and everything was fine and working. Recently when I start my computer the sound controller in top bar is not working. If I click on volume control icon on top bar it doesn't ...
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Where did the volume slider go? [closed]

i upgraded to 12.10 2 days ago and that time the volume slider in the sounds menu was perfectly present! but the lst time i switched on the laptop,now its gone! only "Volume" can be seen written! ...
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Volume control not working on one account

I am getting sound out of my speakers but, the volume control is not working and in the sound settings there is nothing listed in play sound through and test sound is not working. I am only having ...
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System starts without sound in Lubuntu

When I log in the sound is muted. Why is that? This image is from the Xfce mixer, while the lxde volume does not show that the sound is off. So, I can see the sound muted only in Xfce Mixer. But ...
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Volume level changes by itself [closed]

My volume level changes all by itself,without me touching physical buttons or the indicator or something at all. It usually decreases the volume every 30 seconds or so,but sometimes it mutes it ...
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Ubuntu sound volume is 40% lower than in Windows

I have 2x 2.1 speakers connected to the computer where I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. On the software side I've set all the volume controls to 100% with the alsamixer program. The speakers have ...
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How do I see my system volume level when changing it?

Back when I used 10.04 LTS and would change my system volume via custom keyboard shortcuts I would always get a nice volume level box that would appear to the top right corner of the screen. I had ...
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How do I set a custom keyboard shortcut to control volume?

I would like to be able to set three custom keyboard shortcuts to be able to decrease, increase and mute the volume in Ubuntu 12.04 (Unity). On my old Ubuntu 10.04 (Gnome) system I made CTRL + [, CTRL ...
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How to keep volume optimum irrespective of bitrate?

I am using VLC media player on Ubuntu 12.04. A few videos having high bit-rate play sound very loudly. To an extent I feel that it may affect my speakers. Some references: ...
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How to make popup volume bar linear instead of pixely box?

I used to have a nice sleek-looking linear popup volume slider bar like this: Now I have a pixelly volume slider box whenever I change the volume on my keyboard: How do I change my pop-up ...
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volume jumps to 100% when inserting or removing headphones

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T530. When I insert my headphones, the volume jumps to 100%, even if it was set lower before I inserted them (and also was lower the last time I used ...
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How to use amixer to change the volume in pulseaudio?

I suspect that the volume of pulseaudio is off so I want to use amixer to turn it up from the command line. Can I do this? The amixer syntax is a bit confusing.
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Fn-keys stopped working on a Lenovo Thinkpad Edge

I'm running 12.04 on a Lenovo ThinkPad Edge. I'm having these possibly related issues with things that worked perfectly when I installed Ubuntu: Most of the Fn-keys worked seamlessly after I freshly ...
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System volume setting muted when headphones unplugged, but normal with headphones in?

My system volume is muted in general, but when I plug in my headphones, the volume gets set to about 50% of its range. If I change the system volume to another value, the volume still gets reset when ...
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Is there a program that edits audio files to have the same volume?

When listening to music in Banshee or any other player, I always have to up the volume for certain songs and turn it back down for others because they don't have the same replay gain. Is there an ...
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How can I make xfce4-volumed keep giving notifications in Lubuntu?

I'm using Lubuntu 12.04, with xfce4-volumed installed, see this question. When I'm changing the volume using FN+Vol-, a nice notification balloon pops up. This is what I want. However, when I try to ...
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How can I control the volume of the line-in input + normal output at the same time?

I have a sound source connected via line-in to my computer. But when I change the master volume, only the volume of sounds being played on the computer (e.g. media, alerts, etc.) changes; the output ...
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How to save volume settings for digital output (S/PDIF)?

In Sound Settings I can choose between analogue and digital output. When I choose "Digital Output (S/PDIF)" I have to decrease the volume every time after I boot up. What could I do for saving these ...
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Is there a per-application volume control indicator?

There was per-application volume control applet for Gnome 2. There is a per-app volume control extension for Gnome-Shell. Is there any indicator applet for Unity like this two?
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how to silently adjust system volume? [duplicate]

I am using 12.04 LTS. Is there a way to properly disable that feedback sound when you are adjusting the volume? I would like to adjust the volume on my system without producing those "pops". ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 microphone Acer Aspire One 150

The microphone was set to 0db according to alsamixer. I had trouble seeing how to set to a sensible level. Then I found how to set it but, but the microphone is still not working.
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Upgraded to XFCE 4.10, keyboard media keys no longer work [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4 I've been looking for a solution for this all night, to no avail. I did a dist-upgrade from the Xubuntu default XFCE ...
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Using headset controls like a smart phone

I have a generic pair of smartphone earphones that have the button (along with a microphone) and I would like to use the button as a pause/play key in Ubuntu, like I would on an Android phones music ...
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XFCE Volume adjusting sound applet for 12.04

Recently I upgraded the Mythbuntu 10.10 to 12.04 which uses Xfce, and realised there is no one click volume adjusting sound applet with a slider, like in 10.10. Is there something else to do this? Or ...
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Increasing volume beyond 100% using keyboard [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut? I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I saw, it is possible to increase volume beyond 100% using sound control GUI. I ...
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Rear/Front Mic not shown on Sound manager

With Ubuntu 11.10, in the Sound options, in the Input tab were my 2 microphones, an usb one and the headset, connected to the Rear/Front Microphone. Now, 12.04, it only shows the Usb microphone. The ...
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My netbook volume + and volume - buttons stopped working after 12.04 update

That's it... Brightness buttons are still working great but volume button simply won't do anything... What can I do? Thanks. ps I have an Asus 1215n and Ubuntu 12.04
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Volume keys are working in unity but not in xfce4

My volume keys are not working in xfce. When I used them it shows an indication on the screen that the volume is being changed, but the volume is not changing at all (same thing with the mute key). ...
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How to change Ubuntu 12.04 Unity volume notification?

I'm using Unity on Ubuntu 12.04 and when I change the volume, I get a different volume indicator than the stock 12.04 notification. Based on what I've found searching through google, it is the gnome ...
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How to set volume control using a mouse shortcut?

I used to be able to use btnx in ubuntu 11.10 to do this, but now i can't find the software from the software centre. can anyone help me with this?
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Volume icon from top panel has disappeared after upgrading [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Volume icon disappeared in the classic desktop I have upgraded my system to 12.04 but the problem is after upgrading the volume icon from the top panel has been ...
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Enabling Mic Mute button and light on Lenovo Thinkpads

I have a mic mute button on my Lenovo Thinkpad T420 , but it doesn't work. So I tried xev command to monitor press event, and that key wasn't captured. Is there anyway to fix it , like add raw key ...
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Is there a volume mixer?

i was using windows 7 and decided to replace it with ubuntu 12.04 ,but i couldn't find any program that do the job of "Volume Mixer" like in windows 7: if there is any program or a way you know ...
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Adjust the volume using the mouse wheel

Please tell me how can I adjust the volume control with the help of Ctrl + Scroll up / Ctrl + Scroll down? Need a solution that would use NotifyOSD.
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Volume control applet doesn't work, but alsamixer does!

My volume control applet and the "Sound Preferences" / "Output Volume" doesn't work (it doesn't affect the volume). alsamixer on the other hand works. Any ideas of what could cause this? (Running ...
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low volume sound even with the volume up to max?

This wasn't the case before, but recently I get relatively low volume sound in my laptop, both the integrated speakers and the headphones, even with the volume up to max. I checked alsamixer and ...
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How can I increase volume beyond max in xubuntu?

How can I increase the volume beyond the maximum in xubuntu, (preferably without using anything from gnome)? Something similar to what you have in gnome on ubuntu.
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Headphones Don't work

hello im new at this in linux,i have a problem the computer speakers works fine but when i connect the headphones i cant listen anything, i have a packard bell easynote mz35-f withe ubuntu 11.10 ...
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Is it possible to lock the volume slider?

I was wondering if there was anyway that I could lock the volume control for a user because I have a computer hooked up to a sound system but if the computer does any amplification at all i.e. above ...
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How can I install Docky 2.2?

I heard that Docky 2.2 has volume control ingetrated. How can I update my Docky to 2.2 on Ubuntu 11.10?
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volume & brightness control

I have just installed ubuntu 11.10 oneiric on my dell studio 1569. I am experiencing a strange problem with brightness control, volume control etc: my hotkeys are enabled and, apparently, when I use ...
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Two volume levels, if headphones are in and out

I'm using XFCE on xubuntu. But there is a volume control on the main taskbar thing. On windows 7, when I plug in headphones, I have a separate set level of the volume. Generally I leave the ...
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Why do I have no sound when resuming from sleep, but if I plug in then remove headphones sound returns?

I am having strange issues with sound and volume with Ubuntu 11.10 I've noticed very often, especially when I get my computer out of sleep, it lacks sound even though the volume slider is cranked all ...
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Terminal command to set audio volume?

I have an external sound card which mostly works fine, except that when its first plugged in, or when I turn on my laptop, the volume gets set to 100%. That is, the overall system volume, as shown in ...
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Volume widget issue with sound card hotplugging

When plugging a USB sound card may sometimes cause the current audio output (ie. Banshee and PC speakers) to switch immediately. But the volume controls (sound widget in systray, volume keyboard keys) ...