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

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Scripts to get, set and restore sound level

I want to adjust the Master sound level and later restore it. In a terminal I can use amixer to get and set the level. How can I incorporate these commands in a script? For example I have a background ...
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sound volume bar is moving but sound is not changing ubuntu 24.04

Is anyone facing an issue with ubuntu 24.04, ubuntu 22 as well as popOS, with increasing/decreasing volume for the built in speakers? When I increase/decrease sound with/for builtin speakers it just ...
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System audio level intermittendly gets set to about 40%

I just moved from windows so im a bit of a noob but enjoying it so far. Every so often i will go to do something like watch a vide or play a game and i will notice my volume is really low. i got to ...
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Extremely loud headphone crack

When changing input source to headphones there is an extremely loud crack from both speakers. Changing input source away from the headphones creates a slightly less loud crack. The same happens when ...
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Max volume extremely low

I'm experiencing a problem: the volume is very low, even though it's mechanically at maximum. It worked well on Windows.
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I now have to press the Fn button to get normal F key operation. How do I change it back?

I randomly pressed some keys while playing solitare and now the normal F key operations require me to hold down the Fn key. For example, I have always been able to press F3 to raise the volume. Now ...
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Where does Ubuntu 22 store per-app sound volume settings?

For some reason on Ubuntu 22, it keeps resetting my firefox volume to be 80% or so. I'd really like it to stay at 100%. I'm sure these values exist somewhere, so if someone could point me at them I'd ...
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volume controls discrepancy in Ubuntu/KDE

I'm not sure if this is an issue with Ubuntu or KDE, because I've only used KDE. I've noticed this with 20.04. I've noticed that the main KDE volume control has an issue where the volume percentage ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 LTS - volume slider not working

volume slider does not work. I hear the audio and I can modify it from the volume control of the specific app (for example, the slider of YT videos or spotify and so on), but when I use the key in my ...
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Sound volume control not working until device switch

Since some days my volume control is not working. I open the settings and can move the slider and nothing happen. If I run Youtube on Chrome I can move the specific slider for Chrome and this works. ...
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Physical side key volume button stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 23.04

After upgrading to 23.04, the physical volume buttons on the side panel of the HP EliteBook stopped working. Though audio, volume increase/decrease works fine with Fn + F6/F7 buttons are not ...
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Built in speakers volume control not working, it is either mute or too loud

I cannot adjust the volume properly because it would be mute or too loud even at 1%. I'm using a laptop with built in speakers of probably 4-6 internal speakers. I noticed that when using alsamixer+...
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System volume doesn't change app volume

I recently set up a dual boot laptop (Lenovo Yoga pro 7) with Ubuntu 22.04 and I'm having troubles with the volume control. At the moment the system volume slider doesn't change the volume of apps ...
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Low microphone volume on Ubuntu 20.04

I am having an issue when using external mic, either with bluetooth, jack cable or USB cable: the input volume is very low, I can barely hear my voice. It seems this has been a problem in the past (...
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Removing Volumes/ Loop Device post snapd removal/purge

I have discovered some remaining "volumes" or "Loop Device" after purging snapd. One is nearly a half gigabyte so my question is can I remove these to free up additional memory. I ...
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Where is the volume-file (sound)?

I have a script that prints the volume of my laptop, which is really convoluted and slow: /bin/sh -c \"amixer get Master " "| tail -n1 " ...
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Volume control problems on laptop

Installed Ubuntu on Huawei matebook s14, everything seems fine except volume control. When pressing volume up/down buttons in alsamixer 'Speaker' mixer goes up/down, but it doesn't do anything. '...
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Lenovo (yoga) slim 7 pro volume cannot be changed

I just bought the brand new Lenovo (Yoga) Slim 7 Pro Gen 8 (AMD, 14.5 inch). I didn't face any major incompatibility when installing Ubuntu 23.04, except for one: it seems that I can't set the volume. ...
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Sound volume fluctuates randomly

Zoom and in-browser video volume fluctuates randomly without volume sliders changing. Running Ubuntu 22.10. Output of lspci | grep -i audio below: 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-...
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Ubuntu 22.04LTS media keys stopped working

I've been using Ubuntu 22.04LTS Desktop for over a year now (on a Ryzen 9 5950X, which is awesome, but I don't think that matters). The specific version is: sudo dmesg | head -1 | fmt -w 80 [ 0....
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How to change volume indication overlay [duplicate]

The volume overlay is quite intrusive when I screen-share during meetings and change my volume. Is there a way to change the UI? Maybe make it smaller and out of the way like windows?
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Problem with RUN command in Dockerfile on Ubuntu 22.04.1 LTS

I am new with docker. I have the following Dockerfile and docker-compose.yml file FROM python:3.9-alpine3.13 ENV PYTHONUNBUFFERED 1 COPY ./requirements.txt /tmp/requirements.txt COPY ./app /app ...
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Low sound after upgrading from Kubuntu 22.04 to 22.10

Even at 150% speakers output I can barely hear any sound My sysinfo: Operating System: Kubuntu 22.10 KDE Plasma Version: 5.25.5 KDE Frameworks Version: 5.98.0 Qt Version: 5.15.6 Kernel Version: 5.19.0-...
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How do I control the volume of individual programs that are not actively playing sound?

I want to be able to control the volume of individual applications. In the volume control in system settings, as well as PulseAudio Volume Control (what I found through similar questions), only ...
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Volume control problem

When you change the sound through the system mixer, the speaker value changes, but the headphone value remains the same, because of this the sound is distorted, but if you change both of these values ...
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Can not control blutooth device's volume from ubuntu 22.04LTS

I have just upgraded my ubuntu to 22.04LTS and I have a problem controling volume on my bluetooth speaker. When I increase or decrease the voulme the slider appears on the screen but nothing happens. ...
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How to change jumps (make smoother) of adjusting volume level on notebook? Ubuntu 22.04

When I use hotkeys in my notebook to adjust the volume level the level jumps too far from the previous position. Here are only 16 positions 9plus a few for bolstered amp). Can I change jumps to, say, ...
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volume keys are not working in Ubuntu 22.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 22.04. Earlier volume increase, decrease and mute were working just fine, however since yesterday I cannot increase/decrease the volume from the keyboard keys. Also, Please ...
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Can't control bluetooth volume level, only mute or full volume

I recently upgraded to 22.04 from 21.10. And now I can't control volume level for my Bluetooth headset. I can only mute it or it plays at full volume(regardless of the volume selected). It didn't ...
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Ubuntu doesn't let me switch between headphones and line out

I'm using ubuntu 20.04. I've tried switching from line out to headphones from settings and pavucontrol. Neither works. I've a 4.0 surround sound system on line out, but I've tried stereo and that ...
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Automatically adjust volume based on time of day?

I'd like to run a script based on the time of the day, that changes to volume output through the jack-port. Is the an existing script that could help me with this?
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Prevent volume keys from changing both ALSA master volume and Ubuntu volume

I'm running Ubuntu 21.10 on a desktop PC with an external USB sound card and a gaming keyboard with a wheel for volume control (which I think just fires "volume up/down" key events when ...
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Speakers not firing at max volume

I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and I have Mivi Play Bluetooth speakers connected in stereo. They are connecting to the laptop without any problem but the speakers are firing only at around 30-40% volume ...
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Volume buttons in keyboard not working in Ubuntu

I'm new to Linux and have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I'm in a Samsung notebook (NP550XDA) with a Portuguese Brazilian keyboard. It came with Windows 10. That's my problem: my keyboard volume up and ...
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System Volume Controls Act Like Low Pass Filter

I can't seem to get volume to work correctly on my built in laptop speakers on my ASUS Zephyrus M16. If I open AlsaMixer, the master and speakers channels don't actually control volume, they act like ...
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Zoom keeps changing its output audio volume

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04, using the Zoom 5.5.4 client (but I experienced the problem with previous versions as well). More often than not (but weirdly enough not always), whenever I start or join a meeting,...
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Set max limit for volume increase with i3, pactl and bash

I would like to configure i3WM to set maximum volume level (let's say 150%) so I won't accidentally increase volume to some huge value. I made bash script which execution is binded to volume_up key. ...
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volume buttons behaving wierdly

I have 3 volume buttons on my keyboard, mute (which works fine), volume up and volume down. when I press volume up for 0.5 seconds the volume instantly maxes out (same story for volume down except it ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 as Bluetooth Speaker (A2DP sink) - volume control broken

I have been able to pair my iPhone SE (iOS 14.4.2) with my Ubuntu Desktop (20.04) using the default bluetooth settings application and I can play music and this is great but controlling the volume ...
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Laptop Volume Up key is decreasing key sets volume back to 100% from overamplified value

I used Windows for a long and yesterday I switched to Linux, Ubuntu 20.04. Sound is much lower here than Windows. But if I go to Settings -> Sound -> Output volume to max (more than 100%) it ...
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Firefox volume keeps resetting to 40-50% when playing Youtube, existing solutions don't help

I have recently begun having a very annoying issue with audio playback in Firefox 87 (Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity Desktop; application-based volumes are a thing there too), possibly due to a Firefox ...
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Searching for a Linux command to play an audio file in the background with ZERO volume

The reason I am doing this is that my bluetooth headset disconnects a few seconds after I stop any playing audio. I noticed that if I let cmus play something in a minimized terminal window with zero ...
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Brightness and volume control not working on ubuntu 20.04

I have newly installed Ubuntu 20.04.2.0 LTS on my laptop (Asus Zephyrus G15, AMD 5900HS, Nvidia 3070). Two major issues I'm having trouble fixing: Neither the brightness slider in ubuntu nor the ...
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Fixing broken volume up/down and mute keys on LG Gram 14 2-in-1

I am running Kubuntu 20.04 on the LG Gram 14 2-in-1 (late 2020, 14T90N-R.AAS9U1), and having a problem with the volume up/down keys -- they act as if they are held down even when pressed and released ...
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How do I separately change left and right volumes using pactl?

The pactl man page claims that separate channel volumes can be set by simply listing the volume for each (and every) channel, using the set-sink-volume command: set-sink-volume SINK VOLUME [VOLUME ...]...
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Getting two same volume levels - spotify

I've installed Spotify via a normal .deb file. I haven't restarted the application nor had a crash since the last boot. My uptime: up 3 hours, 41 minutes PS I've seen the same sometimes in Skype as ...
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Benq GW2480 Gnome controls not working

I've a problem with a new Benq GW2480. I've just plugged it in with a hdmi to usb-c cable to my Intel nuc 8i5. It found it immediately. But I cannot control the brightness or volume, the Gnome ...
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Volume level divided by two, like locked to 50%

Good evening, I recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS and I have a sound problem, I think it's coming from Pulseaudio. The maximum volume is like limited to 50%. When I start the computer and I go on ...
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Why is my 20.04 System Sounds volume slider non-functional?

In my Sound settings interface, ostensibly I can separately adjust the volume of System Sounds, such as the alert notification sound. But adjusting this slider--even setting it to mute--has no effect. ...
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How to adjust the volume of the alert sound in Ubuntu 20.04?

How can I lower (or increase) the volume of the alert sound only, while leaving other sound volumes at the current level? Older versions of Ubuntu had allowed the user to explicitly control the volume ...
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