I am using ubuntu 11.10 . last night i am searching some help on using my headfone mic . but i found nothing. then i install pavcontrol and remove that . by this cmd :

sudo apt-get install pavucontrol

then i uninstall that

 sudo apt-get purge pavucontrol

but i found something which says me it will use start using ur mic then i try this :

sudo apt-get install paman padevchooser paprefs pavucontrol pavumeter

but some package error comes then i leave this and move ahead error was :

Package padevchooser is not available, but is referred to by another package. This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or is only available from another source E: Package 'padevchooser' has no installation candidate

then after restart my sound is not working but i am able to hear sound on my sound system & headfones only problem is i am not able to use my system inbuilt speakers .

i check my alsamixer & sound setting nothing is mute everything is working fine

my pactl stat

Currently in use: 1 blocks containing 64.0 KiB bytes total.
Allocated during whole lifetime: 6707 blocks containing 21.8 MiB bytes total.
Sample cache size: 0 B
Server String: unix:/home/gaurav/.pulse/bc36bc434b13df8339b314820000000d-runtime/native
Library Protocol Version: 24
Server Protocol Version: 24
Is Local: yes
Client Index: 11
Tile Size: 65496
User Name: gaurav
Host Name: Gaurav
Server Name: pulseaudio
Server Version: 1.0
Default Sample Specification: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
Default Channel Map: front-left,front-right
Default Sink: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo
Default Source: alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor
Cookie: 66d0:548d

i also check whether pulseausio is running or not :

E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running.
E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed.

is there anything is did worng i tried with this question But nothing helps me


Open pavucontrol (if it was installed correctly) and check the configuration tab, you need to select one of the duplex profiles if you want to channel the sound to 2 different connectors.

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After you have selected the profile go to the output tab and for each device on the list set the desired volume.

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  • Pereria: Just re-install pavcontrol and i selected analog setro duplex . but problem is when i open alsamixer its shows me that speaker is mute when i unmute that . then my system sound works fine but when i restart that is again shows me that my system speakers is mute – twister_void Feb 3 '12 at 13:16
  • Pereia : How i adjust on pavucontrol. guide me – twister_void Feb 3 '12 at 14:39
  • Great news ;) regards – Bruno Pereira Feb 3 '12 at 16:15

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