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

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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) ...
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Can't volume or brightness levels be remembered?

I'm on Ubuntu 11.10 with gnome shell. If I change volume or brightness levels, they won't be remembered within the next login. Is this normal?
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Pulseaudio not using card I want output from

Sound on Ubuntu stopped working (however on Windows 7 it works). I just tried ubuntu-bug audio and gave the following output: You don't seem to have configured PulseAudio to use the card you want ...
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Why is my volume sometimes not working when I start the computer?

Here is a screenshot of my problem: Basically the volume only starts at certain times. I can reboot my machine and sometimes the volume will work, sometimes it won't. If I run: alsamixer It ...
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How to configure hardware volume control buttons on a Dell Inspiron 9400?

I run Ubuntu 11.10 (32 bit) on a Dell Inspiron 9400. Per default, however, the multimedia buttons control a weird mix of Master, PCM and LFE settings that lead to a jump in volume on the first step ...
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Why don't my Fn keys work for brightness or media after upgrading?

I recently upgraded from 11.04 to 11.10. After the upgrade, I can no longer adjust the screen brightness or the volume using keyboard (before the upgrade, using Fn+F4, Fn+F11, etc. worked). Using ...
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volume up/down reset after unplugging headphones

If I use Fn+VolumeUp/Down key combination to turn down the volume in my laptop, and then unplug the headphones from it, the volume goes back to what it was before. Has anyone noticed this bug? How can ...
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How to get xfce4-volumed to work in Lubuntu?

I want to use xfce4-volumed in Lubuntu, because I like the volume notification popup that it gives when changing the volume in Xubuntu. Lubuntu still lacks this feature. Simply installing ...
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Sound muted when headphones are connected in hp dv4

I'm using a hp dv4 running Ubuntu 11.10. The sound is fine when the speaker is on and the volume control works fine too. But when I plug in the headphones, the sound gets muted. Even if I change the ...
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How can I permanently set the master volume level?

Previously in Ubuntu, up until version 11.04, once I set the master volume to a level, it stays that way (regardless if I turn the machine off and back on) until I manually change it. Apparently, in ...
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How can I change the volume icon in Lubuntu 11.10?

I've got a clean install of Lubuntu 11.10, with pulseaudio and pulseaudio-dbg installed. The thing that bothers me is the volume icon. I've got a VOL+ and VOL- button on my keyboard that both work, ...
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Change hotkeys/shortcut keys for volume control [closed]

I need to change the hotkeys for volume control, since I suffer from a bug, which disallows me to use the standard function hotkeys of my notebook. Since I have updated I to Oneiric, I am not able to ...