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Questions tagged [pavucontrol]

PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is a simple GTK based volume control tool ("mixer") for the PulseAudio sound server.

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Microphone no longer works on Firefox, how to revert settings of pavucontrol?

I messed up on pavucontrol and now my microphone doesn't work on Firefox (although it works with another non-root user account) so how can I revert settings back to their original state for what ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 no sound

My Ubuntu has no sound, but when I try to run pavucontrol in my terminal It has sound. So I must run Pavucontrol first to get the sound. If not, then no sound can be heard. So.. what's the solutions.....
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Obtain current pulseaudio volume per application

I want to retrieve an applications actual currently audible volume, ideally using some Terminal command. To clarify, I don't need the volume settings (which i can easily see in pactl list sink-inputs)....
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Ubuntu 18.04 Audio Disabled After Suspension

Whenever I open my laptop from suspension, the audio does not work. I have tried restarting pulseaudio, which does not fix it. Pavucontrol detects that there is sound output, but I still cannot hear ...
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iMac Retina digital sound not working nor switching to analogue

I have a iMac 27" Retina (late 2015) on which I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I thought perhaps the internal speakers were not connected at all to the system, however, by using the speaker test in ...
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How to configure pavuncontrol

I am struggling with the configuration of pavucontrol. I think I did something to the settings when trying to get pulseaudio and alsa to play well together. This is what is what I did in /etc/pulse/...
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Get percent volume

I am trying to show the percent of my sound volume on my desktop. Using amixer get Master amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0 pavucontrol works, but it causes the light for my webcam ...
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Problem with sound ,headphones

I recently installed 18.04,I know little about it.I hope to improve my current knowledge. I noticed after yesterday's update,headphones are not getting detected,But I'm able to hear from the speaker. ...
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Sound not working, pulseaudio is not working daemon cannot be killed because directory doesn't exist

So I am really stuck on what to do. I installed ubuntu following the instructions on http://www.jfwhome.com/2016/01/04/latest-steps-to-install-ubuntu-on-the-asus-t100ta/ including using the sound file ...
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Sound Back on pavucontrol

I have soundback on my earphones, I hear the sounds of my environment. How repair that ? I use pavucontrol. Thanks
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Cannot open pavucontrol

I just updated to 17.10 and found the following problem. THe sound works through the laptop speakers but i cant control the volume via pavu control or even recognize my headset or iphone headphones. ...
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USB Webcam microphone not working until re-plugged

I use pulseaudio + pavucontrol So I boot in with the device plugged in the USB port. I check the Input device tab in the Volume Control application (pavucontrol) I see only my GEMIX_WEBCAM_USB_AUDIO ...
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Set upper volume limit for pavucontrol

I'm using Lubuntu Xenial with pulseaudio and the issue which I'm facing is that the upper volume limit isn't set for pavucontrol which leads to unnecessary amplification which in turn results in bad ...
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Use pavucontrol via Command Line

I am trying to set the input and output sinks for 2 applications on pavucontrol (PulseAudio Volume Control). I can do it on Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop: But on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS I cannot seem to do it ...
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How to save the configuration of pavucontrol in Ubuntu 16.04?

There is probably a bug in the package alsa-mixer for Xenial, because when I try to save the audio configuration with alsactl, the recording level of the internal audio is not saved (but the rest of ...
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Can not change profile of sound card in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a PC built on Asus Rog Rampage V Edition 10 running Ubuntu 16.04. This PC has 2 sound card modules with several outputs and inputs e.g. analogue stereo and digigal S/PDIF: $ pactl list short ...
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Output sound device changes automatically in Clementine

I am using Clementine 1.2 on Kubuntu 14.04. I have the default sound card set to my USB headphones but I have Clementine set to use the HDMI output via pavucontrol. While playing from a playlist, when ...
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I can only choose proper sound output through pavucontrol, how to fix this?

Update: i may have found workaround, see at the end. I have confirmed this behavior with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.10 on my machine. My soundcard and pulseaudio work fine, but the only way to ...
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Stream all audio FROM my android phone TO pulseaudio

I have seen a lot of apps and solutions online to receive audio from a desktop to an android phone. I also know how to stream audio from one desktop to another, using paprefs and pavucontrol. What I ...
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Volume keys stop working when I switch audio outputs

I'm using pavucontrol to swap between my sound card and my USB DAC. Whenever I change my output device - the volume keys no longer control the audio volume. Here is my .i3/config file bindsym ...
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Audio source not appearing in pulseaudio but playing over headphone jack

I use a headset with internal USB sound card running on Ubuntu 16.04 with KDE 5.5 and Firefox 56.0 (64-bit). Recently playing music using the Amazon Music web player stopped working. Using the same ...
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change soundcard profile with pactl instead pavucontrol

I have a media center (Asrock Nvidia ION330) server with Ubuntu 16.04. It runs Kodi and is connected to my TV through an HDMI cable. The PC has more audio outputs, like stereo jack and iec958 ...
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Built-in mic does not work in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

Problem: The built-in microphone does not work (sound recording, Skype, Video conferencing apps, etc.). Although all the apps recognize the built-in microphone as "Built-in analog stereo", none of ...
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Microphone isn't working (Kubuntu 17.04)

Hello! I have a lot of troubles with microphone - it doesn't work on my laptop ASUS x556U I tried testing in several sites What shall i do? OR How to solve (from what i should start searching) Thx in ...
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Analog Audio doesnt work

Just installed 16.04, the front audio jacks don't work. When I looked into Pavucontrol, saw that it was set on Digital Stereo IEC958. Changing it to Analog Output works, except it always says ...
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Microphone is playing back my internal audio Ubuntu 16.04

There's a problem with my input device (internal mic), is getting my internal audio instead of external source. When I play music or any audio the input values move like showed in the linked image ...
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How to choose my graphic cards as a source in pavu control if it is not listed?

my system: ubuntu 16.04 suite nvidia gtx 1050 ti Usually when I run a newly installed program, it has no sound. However, this is simply fixed, I just run it and open the pavu-controll to select as ...
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Constant delays and disconnections with bluetooth headset (a2dp)

Need help! Bluetooth-headset without any problems connects to the notebook with Ubuntu, but it is almost impossible to use it. There are constant delays and disconnections. And this problem is not ...
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Lubuntu sound settings from sound applet

I configured a Lubuntu 16.04 system for a friend. While configuring we wanted to change sound settings. We clicked on the Lubuntu sound applet and on sound settings but nothing opened. I remeber that ...
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USB Sound Card detected only as input

I have a USB sound card connected to my PC (HyperX 7.1) and whenever I boot or restart my PC the sound card is not shown. So I run pavucontrol and I found out that my sound card is detected as only ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not switching automatically to headphones [duplicate]

every time the OS starts, the headphones are detected in pavucontrol, however I need to select them manually. Is there a way to automatize this process?
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pavucontrol, pulseaudio “home directory not accessible: permission denied”

Within the Ubuntu 14.04 GUI terminal (using TightVNC java viewer from a Mac), I can't seem to get out of root# and enter the user$ directory in order to start pulseaudio and/or pavucontrol... ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 not detecting when headphones are plugged

My Ubuntu doesn't recognize when the headphones are plugged in. If I go to pavucontrol and switch the output to "Headphones(unplugged)" it works perfectly whoever it doesn't detect them automatically. ...
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How can the volume of a program be set to louder than 153%?

I'm dealing with a video that has very quiet but intact audio. I want to increase the volume of VLC a lot so that the audio can be heard. In pavucontrol, I can raise the volume of VLC from 100% to 153%...
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My sound stop working in Ubuntu 16.04

My sound stopped working few days ago and for what I could see online it seems to be the problem that many people have with Ubuntu 16.04. I don't have any clue of what could have caused that. My ...
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Mic problems with Analogue Stereo Duplex

Ubuntu Unity 16.04 Toshiba Chromebook 2 I'm trying to get my mic working, either external or internal. There is no input sound available within settings and no internal external mic option within ...
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Remove grey border around pavucontrol in 16.04 [closed]

This issue is best illustrated with an image: As you can see above there is a grey border around the actual contents of the application. What I've tried thus far is to modify the contents of .config/...
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Microphone input volume too low in Cheese, Ubuntu 14.04

Microphone volume is too low to be heard in Cheese and Skype but works ok when I record with Audacity and when I do this: vlc pulse:// I dual-boot Windows 10 and the microphone works ok in Skype on ...
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how to call using a synthetic voice in Skype

My goal is to use a synthetic voice in a Skype call. This could be used in a scenario such as being in two meetings at once (one local, one remote) and not being able to speak out loud (in the local ...
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Microphone - external sound card noise suppression [duplicate]

I have the same problem as described here, so I tried to solve it with procedure in reply. When everything was installed I changed files according to reply and restarted computer. When computer ...
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No Sound even after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64

I have done everything that I could get off Google to correct the sound problem but none of them is working. My last install of Ubuntu had the sound working, but this one, I don't know why it is not. ...
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command line tool that will return sound volume ubuntu 12.04

Is there a command line tool that will return the output volume setting on pavucontrol. I can set this volume using a python script from some other posting, but cannot figure out how to see what the ...
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Changing in pavucontrols tab “Recording” via command line

I'm using pavucontrol to make changes in the "Recording". I'm changing the source (??) of a Loopback to Null-Output from "Internes Audio Analog Stereo" to "Monitor of Internes Audio Analog Stereo" see ...
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Selected audio ports in pavucontrol not being used for audio

I am trying to use pavucontrol to control my audio ports on my Samsung Series 9 laptop. I am using Ubuntu 13.04. I am using pavucontrol because in 13.04, the standard Sound Options config page only ...
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Playing audio stream not showing in pavucontrol

My Pulse Audio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is not shown volume bar which present below the volume control slider for right and left channels in the Play tab . However, I can hear audio,and the ...
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how to use pulseaudio to detect name of media player?

I am new to the pulse audio system.I want design application which required show name of media player which currently playing audio or video like play tab shows in the pavucontrol (pulseaudio volume ...
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How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype?

I'm trying to listen to the audio output of a specific process (A) and another process (B) while redirecting A's audio output to B's audio input. This would be the equivalent of playing music into ...
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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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One of my two speakers doesn't work

I had ubuntu 12.04 alongside with windows and my speakers both worked fine. Now i have only Ubuntu 12.04 in my dasktop installed by a cd, and only one of my speakers work right now. Any ideas? Thanks ...
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pavucontrol doesn't show Bluetooth headset

I'm trying to use an LG HBS700 Bluetooth headset with my laptop (Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon running Xubuntu 12.10). I'm able to successfully connect the headset using the Blueman program, but when I go ...