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

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Slow volume fade-in when playing audio tracks

I have a system running fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 When a music track starts to play, the volume is gradually increased. It takes about 2 seconds to hear anything and 3 seconds to reach full ...
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Play sound at a given volume bypassing system volume

I want Ubuntu to play an alarm sound at a given volume (say, 100%), regardless of the current master volume setting. For instance, if master volume is at 0%, I still want my alarm to play at 100%. ...
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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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Toshiba A200 very low volume on Lubuntu 14.04

A few days ago my Dad decided he was done with Windows on his, pretty old, laptop. He's got a Toshiba A200-1CN which has the Realtek ALC861-VD sound chip onboard. We decided it would be best to ...
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Audio clips at higher volumes

I am new to ubuntu. General information: chip: Realtek ALC883 card: HDA Nvidia Currently, I am on ubuntu 12.04. I use sennheiser HD435 on it. When I play the audio at low volume, it plays smooth, ...
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Keyboard volume hotkey lag

After I upgraded to Ubuntu 14.10 i got problems with my Fn+ F5, Fn + F6 and Fn + F3 (they are my volume hotkeys.). Sometimes when I press them there is a large lag 10sec to 1min, and some times they ...
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Rhythmbox and iPod Shuffle (4th gen) volume

Under Ubuntu 14.04 (MATE) Rhythmbox detects my iPod Shuffle (4th gen) without any additional configuration. I can transfer songs to it, however, once I do so, the volume is considerably lower when I ...
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Carbon X1 and Ubuntu 14.10 issues - hibernation, key mapping, brightness and volume keys

I got a Thinkpad Carbon X1 (2nd Gen) with Ubuntu 14.10 and I have a few issues/questions: 1. hibernation (Edit - ...
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No volume control after joining PulseAudio with Jack

I have installed and configured jackd server following the Fedora's Integrating PulseAudio with JACK tutorial. The integration was successful. But now I'm not able to controll PulseAudio's volume ...
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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 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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14.04: Volume keyboard shortcut stopped working [closed]

Once i have started up the ubuntu 14.04 (upgraded from 13.10 and 13.04) the media keyboard shortcuts was not working. As i didn't know why i tryed to set the volume down shortcut again (it was set ...
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AudioQuest Dragonfly inaudible unless pushed over 100% volume

So I've been struggling with this issue for a little while and I can't seem to figure it out. I am on a clean install of Ubuntu (meaning I haven't messed about with audio stuff yet), and I am facing ...
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Problem with sound volume with xfce on Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I find that when I mute or set the volume to zero using the mixer control in the top xfce4-panel, I cannot raise the volume again. It remains silent until I sign out and sign back in again using the ...
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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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Volume slider not working

Every once in a while, my sound stops working. So, I did what I normally do and reinstalled alsa-base, pulseaudio, and libasound2 then restarted. After reboot, the sound worked again, but the volume ...
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Volume mutes when set below ~20% 14.04

Since updating to 14.04, I'm unable to set a lower volume. According to the alsamixer, it automatically mutes when I try to go below 18%. How can I restore access to the quieter volumes? Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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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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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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linux volume change after plugging USB camera or changing playback from a different SW

When I plug in a USB camera then the volume levels are changed to some preset values. It also happens sometimes when I start some audio playback from a different SW (e.g. radiotray or mplayer). I ...
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Ubuntu volume control slider moves strangely

I have a really strange problem with the volume control of Ubuntu 14.04. When I move the slider it jumps from side to side and does not follow my mouse pointer. When I remove my mouse pointer from the ...
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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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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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Change system volume using crontab & pactl

I am trying to change Ubuntu 14.04 system volume using crontab. I am using following command: pactl set-sink-volume 1 75% Which works fine when I use it in terminal or when I run script which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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I can hear but others cannot hear me in Skype

I instilled Skype in Ubuntu 14.04 but I have the problem that the people who I am talking with cannot hear me. What should I do to fix that? (The people I'm trying to talk to are using Skype on ...
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volume buttons control the wrong output device (Xubuntu 14.04)

In my Xubuntu 14.04 sound works fine for all the applications (the working output device is "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"), but the volume up, volume down and mute button don't have any effects. How ...
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Volume buttons don't work when connected to bluetooth hifi adapter

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on my laptop. When I play audio via the laptop speakers, I can use the keyboard buttons to change the volume. I have a Philips bluetooth hifi adapter to play music from ...
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Volume control keyboard shortcuts not working in 14.04?

I run Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sony Vaio CS series laptop. Normally, the volume is controlled by pressing Funcion+F2, F3, and F4 for mute, volume down, and volume up respectively. I accidentally reassigned ...
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Mic volume settings

I'm a gamer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I have a microphone set up, but when I log out and back in, the mic volume level has changed to 0. It's a pain to have to reset the volume every ...
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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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Hardware audio keyboard keys stopped working

I have hardware "volume up" and "volume down" on my Lenovo Thinkpad W530. They used to work to increase and decrease volume. A day or two ago, they stopped working. xev sees them, in ...
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Latest xubuntu Mute volume stuck

I've tried a few things but I can't unmute the volume. I can move the slider up and down but it this pop up, http://i.imgur.com/rIScBth.png remains. Please let me know what further info you require ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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Can't listen input device (external soundcard)

I have an Xbox 360 plugged to my laptop through an external USB sound card. I can see the sound card in my input devices and even the sound meter moves indicating sound activity, but I can't hear ...
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Adjust volume level of individual application

How can I adjust volume levels of individual applications? Everyone suggest using PulseAudio Volume Control, but it only allows to adjust volume of applications like video/music players, etc. How can ...
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Problem with side panel buttons Thinkpad L412, ubuntu 14.04

I have the following problem: After a kernel update, my side panel buttons on my L412 to incresa/decrease and mute volume (also de mic mute) stopped working. I don't know how to fix this, and the ...
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Increase default Ubuntu sound volume?

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and the volume is too low for me. Even when I adjust to 100% volume, I can only hear a little from music. I know that I can open the sound control and adjust to 150% ...
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Listening to mic over speakers (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a little problem here. I was using an option in Windows called Listen to this device (in audio tab in control panel) and I was able to listen to microphone (in my case that was a bassguitar) ...
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Finer volume control in 14.04

In 14.04, the volume slider (controlled by HW switch) seems to move in very large jumps: for instance, from to in a single keystroke. Sorry about the tricky screenshot, but that looks ...
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Volume louder than 100% XFCE

I know in Unity, for example, in System Settings you can toggle "Allow volume louder than 100%" on or off, however, I recently switched to Xubuntu and I can't find the option in Settings or even under ...
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Keyboard Input Control and Sound Controls not Working Kubuntu 14.04

I tried Kubuntu for a month now, and suddenly I'm having trouble with two components from the plasma toolbar: I can't switch the keyboard input from English to Spanish. I had configured the ...
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mute built-in speakers without muting external output speakers/headphones from command line

I have been looking for an answer for this and couldn´t find one. I am trying to mute/unmute the built-in speakers of my comuter from the command line without affecting the external speakers ...
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Strange bug with sound slider

I have a strange bug with sound slider in Ubuntu 14.04. This problem was described here too but with no answer and the author was using another desktop - I'm using default Unity. I can confirm that ...
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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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Sound Balance and volume adjustment - Ubuntu 14.04

When I change the balance of the sound output in sound settings, I try to maximize the volume with the icon in the right upper part near the language icon. Every time I try, either it hardly changes ...
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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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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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No sound and no volume indicator in lxpanel

I'm on a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 64bit and I already got the network indicator back using this guide: http://www.webupd8.org/2014/04/fix-lubuntu-1404-network-manager.html I have no sound. The ...