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

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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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Can't save default microphone volume

I've tried sudo alsamixer changed values and then sudo alsactl store Every time I boot up, the default microphone volume always gets back to something like 25%.
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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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Gnome-sound-applet mouse wheel function is broken

I'm using Gnome Classic session in Ubuntu 12.10 and am running the gnome-sound-applet in order to have a volume control in the systray (tint2). Mouse wheel scrolling to change the volume doesn't seem ...
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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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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 ...