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

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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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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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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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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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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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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 enable notifications while changing brightness and/or volume?

I'm using 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 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 ...
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A simple, one-knob volume control for KDE (kubuntu)?

What's the easiest way in KDE (Ubuntu 13.10) to have a simple, one-knob volume control for the default playback device? Right now there's kmix in the taskbar, which shows 3 volume sliders, none of ...
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Restore default sound levels

I changed my sound levels, but I prefer the stock settings that Ubuntu was installed with. Removing every $HOME folder to delete all possible config files (besides the Downloads, Documents, etc.) has ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Volume up down mute stopped working

I'm using a Lenovo SL500 for several years now and suddenly the Volume keys stopped working. It could be that a kernel updated caused it - I don't know. However when I go to the keyboard settings -> ...
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How can I make Xfce click when changing the volume?

In Unity, when I change the volume, I'll see a notification and hear a click sound to indicate the current volume. In Xfce, there's a notification too, but no click. I want to hear a click too. How ...
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How to increase or decrease system volume from terminal? [duplicate]

How to increase or decrease overall system volume from terminal like I was doing it in the GUI?
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How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive?

How do I alter the keyboard volume control to be less sensitive? I have a Logitech Media Keyboard 600 which has a wheel for volume control. I find the amount the volume changes between 'clicks' is ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 volume panel item always shows “muted”

When I use the Fn keys for volume (up, down, mute), I get a nice notification of the current volume, and everything works. However, the panel item for volume, between battery and network, always ...
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XFCE4 Empty Volume Control Applet

I just wanted to ask, what could I mess up? My situation is this: In XFCE4.10 (!) on the panel0 I put the Indicator Applet. It always showed me the volume control and network icons. When I updated to ...
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How to adjust maximum Output Volume

The maximum output volume as allowed by the slider control in the menu bar is never loud enough. I have to open the Sound Settings and boost it past 100%. This has been the case in 12.04, 12.10, and ...
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Alsamixer is out to get me?

I've been unable to piece together a proper solution to get alsamixer to properly manage my sound. Here's my desired behavior: On rebooting, hibernating or sleeping and then waking up, I want all ...
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How do I add my Samsung laptop's volume keys?

I have a Samsung NP355V5C, and just installed Ubuntu Gnome. When I try to bind the volume keys, the keyboard settings do not recognise the keys. How do I restore these keys?
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Control volume via headphones volume control

Anyone know if it is possible in Ubuntu to control the system volume with the volume control on your headphones? Using bose QC 15 if that makes any difference?
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Applications and Volume level bug/glitch

I have an HP dv4 laptop running Ubuntu 13.04, that has a weird bug when I play some games on it. So when I go into the game, the volume will just go crazy, going up and down, and does not stop. I'm ...
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no hardware listed in sound settings, but audio works, failed after selecting a different output. 13.04

The audio was working fine, all hardware listed, but I made the mistake of selecting a different output. The audio stopped working, for a while, I reinstalled pulseaudio and managed to get sound back. ...
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Volume control microsoft lifechat lx-3000

When I plug in my MS LifeChat LX-3000 headphones into my usb drive into Dell Inspiron, I have to manually change the sound output to the headset. The sound will sometimes automatically transfer from ...
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How to detect ThinkPad T530 volume up and down keys?

I'm using my Logitech M510 mouse's scroll buttons (left & right) to change the volume level. Using xbindkeys I can set them with command like this: amixer -c 0 set Master playback 2dB+ unmute ...
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How do I change the volume control icon?

I recently switched to gnome 3 (love it!), but the default icon theme was a little dreary and gray, so I switched that back to ubuntu-mono-dark. But now whenever I change my volume, I get this ugly ...
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How to make the volume change more gradually?

So I'm currently using Ubuntu 13.04 on a Lenovo Thinkpad R61i laptop and the problem I have is that the actual sound volume doesn't grow linearly with the change of the volume slider position: in the ...
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lxpanel volume control not visible plus no sound

I installed Lubuntu on my laptop, and it is working extremely well. However, I cannot figure out how to add applets to the panel. In particular, I cannot add volume control, so I cannot figure out how ...
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LXPanel Volume Control tells me to install alsamixer

I am using lubuntu 13.04 and out of the blue, the volume control icon that sits in the panel stopped opening alsamixer, when I right-click on it and chose "Volume Control Settings" - it used to open ...
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Save microphone and audio out volume levels in PulseAudio to a file that can be restored from

I have to fiddle around far too often to use Skype, and it's not clearly Skype's fault. I want to work around the problem by saving the audio level settings to disk and restoring them. Please tell me ...
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Sound icon not working

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. last time i installed Pulse-audio-4.0 after which a weird problem started with my sound icon.In sound icon there are two hyphens following the speaker like <|-- i clicked ...
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Is there some plugin for gnome-screensaver to control Banshee or another media player from the lock screen?

Is there some way to control a media player and the system volume from the lock screen (e.g. after waking from sleep)?
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Random volume changes after starting games

I've been having this problem for a while now, and even though I found a half-patch at some point perhaps someone can tell me how to properly solve it once and for all. Essentially, certain games and ...
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Does anyone know how I can set the safe-volume for headphone in KDE?

I dont even know if this is the right term "safe-volume"....but I have just changed to KDE and before I used MATE. In MATE when I plugged in my earphones.....the system immediately set the volume to, ...
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Resize Boot Device Volume [duplicate]

I'm Wondring how can I resize Boot Volume because it got 15GO of space and he use only 71.7MB only almost 0% of space. So I want to reduce This space and add it to principle Device "/"
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Audacious uses volume control when I've configured the media hotkeys

Using Ubuntu 12.10 on an Asus u30sd. I've managed to get Audacious to recognize my laptop's media keys (fn-play, etc) for playback, but it also hijacks the volume hotkey, so I can't change the system ...
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Lenovo X200s volume buttons stopped working on Ubuntu 12.04

I have Lenovo X200s and I have been using Ubuntu on it for several years now, it is running Ubuntu 12.04 since it was released in April 2012. Everything was fine until a week or so ago volume buttons ...
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I don't have a volume taskbar icon&keyboard shortcuts not doing anything

I don't have a volume shortcut to my taskbar. When I use my Logitech's VOL+ and VOL- keys, I see the transparent popup icon but the actual volume is not changing. I tried experimenting with ...
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Prevent a fullscreen game from disabling the volume control keys

I just installed Puddle which automatically goes to full-screen when you start it. As soon as it starts, the keyboard shortcuts for increasing/decreasing the volume (Fn+F5 and Fn+F6) stop working. (I ...
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Replace default audio control with pavucontrol

Thanks to Ask Ubuntu, recently I discovered PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) and started using it with joy. My question is this: is there a way to use it in place of the default audio control ...