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

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volume keys not working in ubuntu 22.04

I recently installed Ubuntu-22.04 Jellyfish. Earlier volume increase, decrease and mute were working just fine. However, from yesterday - I cannot increase/decrease the volume from keyboard keys. Also,...
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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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Noob question. Running Looker on an ec2 instance and ran out of disk space. I resized my volume from 20GB to 100GB and now my instance won't start

I read the documentation that you need to resize the partition to equal the new size of the volume, but when I look at the disks I see this: disk summary in the shell They are both 100G. Does it have ...
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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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system audio control icon won't go away

Installed Ubuntu 21.10 on an HP ENVY x360. Works ok but the audio control icon dominates the desktop and wont go away. Appears on the screen at the logon screen: Tried all the suggestions I could ...
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Bluetooth headset volume control not working after some time

I am using a Bluetooth headset, a Sony WH-CH510, on Ubuntu 21.10, with Pipewire-Pulseaudio. Initially, after connecting the headset with the computer, the volume control works. After some time passing ...
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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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Audio Connection troubleshoot

Am really tired of restarting my system every time an audio device is disconnected, it will mostly not be found. I wish it was as easy as plugging it in again as you would in Windows 11. for a "...
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Treat all sound from Ubuntu as a single source for balancing and volume control?

I am using pavucontrol to send my audio from one program to the right channel and the audio from another to the left channel. Specifically, I have VLC set to mono and sent to the right (or sometimes ...
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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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Volume Slider is not linear

The volume of my computer is 0 as soon as the slider falls below a certain threshold. The function f(slider) -> volume looks like this: How can I make it so the left 10% of the Volume Bar isnt ...
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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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Stream and recording volume

OBS recordings' volume depends on the connected Bluetooth headphones but the recording is much more silent than the headphone's volume. I set OBS' and browser's (what I want to record) volume to max ...
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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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I have sound but no way to change volume - Xubuntu 20.04 LTS

I have recently installed Xubuntu 20.04 LTS and I noticed something strange, I do have sound and it works well but I don't have any indicator of volume in the panel. I tried using alsamixer to change ...
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Hp spectre x360 Mute mic button not working & LED indicators not lighting up on volume buttons [closed]

I'm currently using pop_os 20.04 LTS on my hp spectre x360. My mic mute button does not work even though all other audio buttons do. Also all audio buttons which have an LED indicator(mic mute and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 sound volume auto adjusting when headphones are plugged in

the problem is that whenever I plug in headphones in my PC headphone jack (not Line out) the system is actively adjusting my sound volume according to some sound spikes and louder voices, like in ...
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Volume AirPodsPRO too low with Ubuntu 20.04

I have airpods1 and I had the same problem. I solved following this Extremely low volume with AirPods (Ubuntu 19.10) but with my airpodsPRO i don't know how to solve it.
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My partitions are messed up and I don't know how to fix them

Storage has always been tight for me on my Lenovo laptop running Kubuntu (no dual booting, just Kubuntu). I have always thought that I have 233 GB of usable storage. But yesterday, I have opened my ...
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System loses sound configuration in Ubuntu 20.04

Sometimes, while watching an embedded Facebook or YouTube video the sound stops. That happens in a matter of seconds or minutes after the video has started and varies from browser to browser (some ...
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How to play a sound when increasing or decreasing the volumne

In Ubuntu 18.04, whenever I would increase or decrease the volume, a pop like notification sound would play, with the audio increasing or decreasing in volume - matching the action that I would do. As ...
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Problem with sound volume on 20.04 and B450 AORUS ELITE

I've 20.04.1 installed on my workstation built on top of GigaByte B450 AORUS ELITE motherboard. I'm using jack earphones connected directly to the MBs Line out output. Since the cable is a bit too ...
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HyperX cloud flight s USB headset volume is too quiet

I've tried some research online and tried the alsamixer method. Well master was pretty low so I turned it up and it didn't work so next I tried unmuting the label called headset which apparently was ...
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How to get sound quality and volume level on par with windows?

Question I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on a Lenovo Yoga ThinkPad X1 Gen4. The audio quality is noticeably lacking compared to what the same hardware shows off on windows. And the volume maximum on Ubuntu ...
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How can I reset audio settings to the original / default mode?

I messed up the audio settings and now I can’t use Skype because the computer doesn’t “listen” to the microphone (plugged or not). I can hear, but they can not hear me, as if my microphone is off, but ...
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Inconsistent Sound Volume Ubuntu 20.04

I upgraded from 18 to Ubuntu 20.04 a few days ago. I listen to music through Google Play Music's website which I load in Firefox. I noticed that now Ubuntu has app specific volumes (cool). Since I ...
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Steelseries Arctis Pro Wireless on Stereo very quiet

so I recently have got Linux. I am very new to all of this. I am currently on Kubuntu 20.04 and I have an issue with my headset. I have done quite a bit of searching and found out that pulseaudio ...
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Control sound with master volume only

When I try to control the volume of sound on my computer, the system volume does not seem to make any difference. Instead, each application has its own volume control in settings, as shown in the ...
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how to change left and right volume levels using pactl

The output of anything I record from my system sound using portaudio or parec is very low in volume. With a maximum volume as -49dB when seen using ffmpeg -i video.avi -af "volumedetect" -vn -sn -dn -...
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How to change step of volume in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS [duplicate]

How can I change volume step in my Ubuntu? I have tried next ways: dconf gconf some scripts Third way didn't work, but if it would works, it doesn't show current volume value, I think
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Kubuntu 20.04 Popping Sound brokem

after kubuntu 20.04 upgrade (from 19.10 on a Lenovo L580 laptop), it seems that popping sound (Audio Volume Settings -> Play sound when volume changes) does not work anymore: any feedback about this ...
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Output volume locked with clients - PulseAudio

When I change the volume inside a pulse-audio client like VLC , the output volume in the pavucontrol->Output Device->Built-in Audio analog Stereo gets adjusted accordingly.So when I increase the ...
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Fn Volume up/down keys not working

I have just installed Kubuntu 20.04. I want to adjust the volume using Fn + F2/F3, but it isn't quite working. It does work for adjusting the brightness of the screen and the key back lights. What ...
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There's a significant delay in Ubuntu responding to volume up/down from my keyboard (about 1 - 3 seconds) in Ubuntu 20.04

this one's got me a bit stumped. Note that this is on a fresh install of 20.04, not an upgrade. The issue can be summarised as: At any time, if I attempt to use the keyboard's volume keys, there is ...
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