I want visual feedback of the sound that is currently coming out of the computer. How can I view a live volume meter?


A simple VU-meter-like graphical feedback is provided by pavucontrol Install pavucontrol or by pavumeter Install pavumeter

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  • Neither of these show any movement while sound is playing. Is some kind of extra setup required? – ændrük May 23 '11 at 14:07
  • That's weird. I took the shots while they wer bumping happily. This in 10.04, 10.10, 11.04. Hmm – Takkat May 23 '11 at 14:11
  • I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. No movement in pavucontrol or pavumeter when playing sound from Banshee, Clementine, or YouTube (npviewer.bin) in two different 11.04 installations. pavucontrol lists each in the playback tab, just like your screenshot. – ændrük Jun 10 '11 at 4:29
  • But you do hear a sound? For me the signal levels work fine in 10.04, 10.10, 11.04 on two different boxes. – Takkat Jun 10 '11 at 6:13

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