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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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Need pointer to make simple oss volume manager [closed]

I can not get my ALSA or Pulseaudio get working for my headphone sound. So for last 2-3 distros, I am using OSS. But problem is, with the introduction of Unity panel(which I could not get it work ...
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How to control volume of external amp from mythbuntu (alsa) [closed]

I have a mythbuntu setup with S/PDIF sound going to an external receiver that amplifies the sound into a 5.1 surround speaker arrangement. Currently I have to control the volume on the receiver (Arcam ...
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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 ...
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Headphone output is far too loud

I am using Ubuntu 11.10 (Oneiric Ocelot), with a "Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)" sound card. When I plug headphones into the front headphone port, the sound ...
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How to use(/enable) FN keys to adjust volume at my asus laptop?

I have an ASUS laptop (ASUS X53S series) and I want to adjust the volume by using the FN key and F10 (mute), F11 (vol down), F12 (vol up). Also F9 key is not working as well(this is for ...
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How can I apply a global pedestal to PulseAudio?

On my system, analog output works, but the volume of the headphone output is very low. Internal speakers work well, and the volume level is reasonable. However, even at 150%, the volume of headphone ...
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Broken sound volume indicator - can't change volume

I have Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty Narwhal) and the sound indicator in the panel sometimes breaks down. I assume it is probably because the sound system crashes or something. When this happens, The sound ...
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How to boost volume in lubuntu 11.04 on laptop

The audacious audio player volume is fine, but when I try to watch videos on youtube the volume is far too low. Is there a way to boost the overall sound? THank you for your time.
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Master volume versus application volume [closed]

I just got Ubuntu 10.10 a few days ago on a new desktop and for the first few days the volume worked as expected. However, now the master volume seems to impact nothing. When I am playing Rhythmbox, ...
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How can I reach over 100% volume with a keyboard shortcut?

sometimes the sound of videos isn't enough for me. so i reach the sound indicator , over sound preferences and change it to a level higher than 100%. the question is how can i do it from the keyboard? ...
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ALSA mixer applet? [closed]

I have recently installed Narwhal. Everything seems to look good so far, but as usual sound via PulseAudio is deeply unsatisfactory; scratchy sound from Skype, choppy sound from command line apps, ...
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Notify PCM Volume change instead of Master?

I prefer to leave the Master volume at 100% and just adjust volume with PCM. I used this askubuntu answer to separate the controlling of each of these channels. Unfortunately the volume applet and ...
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How can I view a live volume meter?

I want visual feedback of the sound that is currently coming out of the computer. How can I view a live volume meter?
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Why can the volume go higher than 100%?

How come the maximum volume on the sound menu isn't actually the maximum volume possible? If I select "Sound Preferences..." and look at the volume slider in the window, it can go quite a bit higher. ...
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On an HP nc6400 laptop the mute light on the mute button stays on?

On an HP nc6400 laptop the mute light on the mute button stays on even when Ubuntu is not on mute, this only is happening after I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.04, it worked fine in 10.10. Even though the ...
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Xine always starts muted [closed]

I'm suffering from the issue that xine is always starting up muted so that I have to manually increase the volume. I tried all options (with Configuration experience level set to maximum). The startup ...
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Adjust PCM volume?

The default sounds levels of master volume 100%, application/stream 100%, are too loud through my headphones. I can adjust applications or the master volume down, but if a new application makes a ...
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Reinstall Sound Preferences

I am running 10.10 and it has been a nightmare getting my X-fi soundcard to work with it. But I finally have sound coming out of 1 speaker. Anyway, somehow during the whole ordeal of trying to get ...
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What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?

What does the /apps/indicator-sound/volume_mute GConf key do?
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Deactivate volume amplification?

I would like to deactivate the amplification feature on my sound volume slider. Using any amplification makes the sound really bad with clipping sounds taking over. It's really annoying to have to ...
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graphics problem and no volume control icon after installation

After my installation, I saw a message saying 22 files were broken. Then a window appeared, and I selected the broken files and removed them. Since then, I haven't had a volume control icon on my ...