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

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Pulseaudio resets volume control to 100% — doesn't save volume

Running Ubuntu 13.10 and each time I login, my volume control is reset to 100%. Pulseaudio never saves its state. I can run pacmd set-sink-volume 0 26000 on the cmd line to set it back to 40%, but it ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to fix sound control problems?

I'm having some issues with sound control. I'm running ububtu 13.10 on HP Pavilion g6. For a while sound worked perfectly, but since skype started barring,I got too lots of sound issues. The ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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how to prevent output volume popping back to 100%

The output volume in Ubuntu normally can go up to 100% unamplified. It is possible to go beyond this to amplified levels using settings in the interface of gnome-control-center sound. However, when a ...
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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 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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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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Volume bar automatically changing while playing sound

I am facing issue while playing sound, either through Rythmbox or even while playing videos at youtube. I get a randomly volume changed sound. then I observed that the volume bar is actually vibrating ...
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Fn volume keys stick down

I installed Xubuntu 13.04 on this laptop: http://www.novatech.co.uk/laptop/range/novatecheliten1535.html The Fn keys for WiFi and screen brightness work fine, but the volume keys are problematic. ...
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Volume control either mute or max - no inbetween

I have recently installed ubuntu and am having trouble with my soundcard. It is an external usb card (the laptop also has an inbuilt intel one which I am not using). The problem is that when I change ...
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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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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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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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Line of Pixels 12.10

I there was a question asked a while ago, but still with no answer. When I change the volume in Ubuntu 12.10 it has an orange line of pixels that appear for a second above the volume indicator(?) ...
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How to replicate the Volume Up/Down keyboard shortcuts?

I have a notebook with no dedicated (working) keys for volume, so I've set under the Shortcuts Settings to use Win+Up/Down to change volume. That's working fine and I get that nice popup showing the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 volume control not showing

I installed ubuntu 12.04 and everything was fine and working. Recently when I start my computer the sound controller in top bar is not working. If I click on volume control icon on top bar it doesn't ...
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How do I get function keys to work?

I can't use the volume keys on the keyboard of my Acer C7 Chromebook. Actually, none of the function keys work, including brightness.
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Volume Control Question

I have my computer setup through my tv through hdmi1. If I am playing music in the audio player and then I switch my tv display to hdmi2 I cannot use the change the music file or adjust the volume. I ...
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HP pavilion dv4 volume randomly goes up and down

I have a pavilion dv4 that I just upgraded to 13.10 and the volume randomly goes up, down, and mute. I first saw it when loading "steam" but it seems to happen even if steam is not running. The manual ...
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Problem with sound indicator plugin

After reading this: Volume indicator issue after xubuntu 13.10 upgrade I checked and I am on the saucy salamander release. I tried to kill the indicator and restart the panel, but this problem is ...
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Function volume keys get stuck; volume raises to max/min rapidly

I have two function keys for raising and lowering sound volume in keys [3] and [4]. Occasionally, when raising or lowering the volume, it's like the key gets stuck and the volume quickly raises to ...
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how to assign a command to a single keypress

I want to run some commands when certain single keys are pressed. Specifically, I have a volume up key and a volume down key and want to assign the following commands to these keys: volume up: pactl ...
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Default Volume is Maximum

I've been having some issues fixing my audio in Ubuntu. Everything was working fine until I went into System Settings > Sound and dragged a slider. That caused all of my audio devices to disappear. ...
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how to change the volume change command that is run by the volume change shortcuts

I want to be able to access volume levels above 100% using the volume control buttons on my computer. The commands I want to run are as follows: volume up: pactl set-sink-volume 1 +10% volume down: ...
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no notification when I change brightness and/or volume

I user 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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How to set a default volume setting for each audio/sound device?

Where the desired situation is this: when I change a sound output setting to a specific audio device, the volume is set to my default for this device, instead of a maximum volume. EDIT: Actually I ...
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How to fix: monitor's speaker volume resets to max upon system restart?

How can I set monitor's speakers volume to be remembered after system restart? If every change would be hard to remember I'd like to at least set default volume. The Samsung monitor is detected as a ...
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How to keep volume above 100% in Ubuntu 13.10

Sometimes when watching a YouTube video I need more volume. I go into "sound settings" and there's an option to increase the volume to something like 150%. Problem is, when I bring the volume back ...
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Restore default sound levels

I changed my sound levels, but I prefer the stock settings that Ubuntu was installed with. Removing every $HOME folder to delete all possible config files (besides the Downloads, Documents, etc.) has ...
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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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Volume Control vor HDMI Audio Output

I have an AV receiver connected to my PC via HDMI. Audio and Video work fine, but I am not able to adjust the volume using the control in the taskbar. What is wrong? Currently I have to use the ...
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Why is my sound so quiet?

I use my motherboard's built-in audio and Ubuntu 12.04.3. My volume is turned all the way up to 100%, and it's still too quiet. The common solution of turning PCM to the maximum in AlsaMixer didn't ...
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Sound works but cannot change settings or volume

Volume is always on max. The volume indicator is showing three dashes and does not show anything when I click on it. Clicking the "sound" button in settings causes it to recursively reopen settings. ...
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Ubuntu keyboard shortcuts not working when I reboot

I have assigned shortcuts for Volume Up, Volume Down and Volum Mute in Shortcuts Window. But whenever I reboot or logoff system, this shortcuts aren't working. When I open the Shortcuts Dialog Window ...
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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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A couple USB audio-related issues

A few weeks back, my headphone jack stopped working properly on my laptop, and I've resorted to a USB sound card that has headphone and microphone ports. However, I've only just now tried it on ...
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Volume icon stuck on screen

Running Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 with Gnome 3.8 PPA, and occasionally when adjusting volume, the volume icon that normally fades after a few seconds gets "stuck" and does not leave the screen. Any ideas!?
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Mythbuntu: no volume control

I just installed Mythbuntu 12.04 and when I exit it, I cannot find a volume control anywhere on the XFCE Ubuntu desktop or in the menus.
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Cant Download VolumeControl

I tried to download VolumeControl but this massage comes out The following packages have unmet dependencies: volumecontrol.app: Depends: gnustep-back0.22 (>= 0.22.0) but 0.22.0-1ubuntu1 is to be ...