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

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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 ...
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keyboard shortcut to “Output volume” in sound control [duplicate]

I sometimes want to increase the output volume on my laptop beyond 100 %. In order to do so I need to open "Sound" in "System Settings". I would like to set a keyboard shortcut to do that. I found out ...
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Per-application volume control

Is there a way to get per-application volume control similar to Windows 7? I am looking for a way to do this in both Lubuntu and Kubuntu.
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Missing volume app from notification area in Xubuntu 12.10 panel!

The volume control icon is missing from the panel. The n/w and battery icons are shown. When I try to edit the Notification Area from the Panel preferences I see the volume is not available as a known ...
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When a Bluetooth audio device auto-connects volume settings won't work until I manually select it

I have an Asus UX32VD running 12.10 and for audio I'm using a Big Jambox. They're paired and connect quickly every time. It also correctly directs audio to the Jambox every time it connects. The ...
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Change keyboard shorcuts? alsamixer

I use "master mono" for my audio. I like using the volume up and volume down buttons on my keyboard but they only change "master" not "master mono". Anyway to change this?
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Function keys on an external keyboard

So I bought a keyboard for my laptop. Unfortunately, it doesn't have the function key (though I know many people say it's useless). On my laptop, I control volume with the function key and F9-11. How ...
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How can I adjust system volume from within XBMC?

While running XBMC, I can adjust the volume of the XBMC application itself. However, this volume is limited by the current system volume. For example, if the system volume is at 80% and XBMC is at ...
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KMix and Banshee and other applications

Is it possible to control individual applications in KMix (I'm using Kubuntu 12.10) without having to click 'Restore'? I'm hoping for an open-on-right-click temporary window. Also, how do you ...
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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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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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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 ...