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Volume of Bluetooth devices isn't saved across sessions

Issue I run Linux Mint on my Satellite P55W-C laptop, and what I've observed was that the Bluetooth volume for my ear buds starts at 80% whenever I connect to this Bluetooth device after closing and ...
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Cannot change volume or access audio settings in KDE Plasma suddenly

One time when I rebooted my computer, suddenly, the audio won't change and the audio settings only say No output or input devices found. I have replaced pulseaudio with pipewire, but it stilled worked ...
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VU (dB) meters for surround 5.1 (PipeWire, KDE, Debian)

I guess this is sort-of a software recommendation question, but if I post it there I think even less people will be familiar with this specific setup (5.1 surround, Debian 12, KDE and PipeWire) I ...
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GUI volume indicator in Openbox

I am using plain openbox as my window manager. I have configured keyboard special keys, such as XF86AudioMute, XF86AudioLowerVolume and XF86AudioRaiseVolume. But how can I get the gui indicator, when ...
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How to bind the DAS keyboard volume knob in dwm / void linux?

My setup: Void Linux, xorg, dwm + dmenu + st, DAS keyboard. I can probably figure out how to bind some "normal" keys for volume control, but I really like this big round knob on my keyboard :...
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Can't change sound volume anymore since upgrading from Linux Mint (Kernel 5.4) to Linux Mint 21.1 (Kernel 5.15) using an external sound card

I've upgraded from Linux Mint 19.3 with kernel 5.4 to Linux Mint 21.1 with kernel 5.15. Now I cannot change the sound volume (using the sound icon in the task bar) of my speakers which are connected ...
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Only the "Front Left" audio is working in Pop OS 22.04

The right audio output is not working in Pop OS 22.04 Hello there, I did many attempts through these links and it's still not working.: https://www.reddit.com/r/pop_os/comments/uem5uk/...
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Volume can't be increased via keyboard volume knob after suspend

Below is pavucontrol GUI. As you can see, volume is 100%. I can use the knob of my Roccat external keyboard, to change it to any value between 0% and 100%. Now I do the following set it to something ...
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Bluetooth speaker volume control doesn't work (but muting does work)

$ neofetch OS: Pop!_OS 21.10 x86_64 Kernel: 5.15.8-76051508-generic I have two Bluetooth devices: a speaker SoundCore Boost and headphones EDIFIER W830BT. When I'm trying to change the volume on ...
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How can I set the amount by which the sound keys increase/decrease volume?

On my laptop, when I press the volumeup/volumedown key, the sound lever go up/down by 10 units. I can check that with alsamixer: when I press volume up, the sound level indeed go up by 10 points. But ...
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Root does not have access to Master control

TL;DR: root doesn't have access to the Master controls on ALSA My problem I cannot control volume with my keyboard The diagnostics I have done journalctl -f reveals the error amixer: Unable to find ...
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Sound unmutes automatically after switching applications

Whenever I press the mute button my sounds are muted successfully, unmuting works fine too. But when I mute the volume and switch applications and it plays a sound, it's automatically unmuted again ...
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How to stop Zoom from randomly muting itself?

I'm on Arch right now, but I had the same problem (although slightly less often) on openSUSE Tumbleweed. Basically, whenever I enter or leave a breakout room in Zoom, and sometimes randomly while I'm ...
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Unable to use speakers when the headphone is plugged

I want to be able to use my internal speaker without unplugging the jack headphone so I set the Speaker Playback Switch to on: $ amixer -c1 cset numid=4 on numid=4,iface=MIXER,name='Speaker Playback ...
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Setting per-application volume in JACK

Is it possible to set the volume on a per-application basis in JACK as in pulseaudio? I know that pavucontrol can do that for PA but is it possible to do the same for JACK via something like QJackCtl? ...
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How to create a gesture that changes the system volume

Can you create a gesture that lets you do a three finger swipe, which increases and decreases the system volume?
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Volume change in Fedora only applies when the volume icon is gone?

So I have this unexpected behavior when changing volume under newest Fedora 32 (Gnome 3 default version): When I change volume, it doesn't change right away on every Fn+F2/F3 keypress - the volume ...
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How to keep Linux Mint volume media keys and tray volume control working after HDMI switch

Normally, after a recent fresh install of Linux Mint 19.3 x64 MATE on an Acer Aspire E15 laptop, media keys (using Fn+arrow keys on the built-in keyboard, or dedicated keys on an external keyboard) ...
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How can I select sysdefault as the global audio device?

I'm having this problem (except without the Nvidea GPU, I think) after upgrading from Stretch to Buster; I can't play sounds through default, but I can play sounds through sysdefault. However, the ...
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How to configure audio volume change during login

After a recent update, when I now log in to my system, my audio volume control suddenly goes to 100% and nearly deafens me. This appears to be something to do with (I guess) systemd changing the ...
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How to set microphone volume for specific channel via command line?

There is a tool pavucontrol which can be used to setup input device channel (left or right) level. For example, I can set left front channel to -18dB and right front channel to -10dB by using GUI ...
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Issue All-In-One Inspiron 2310 Monitor Volume Keys

At the side panel from my all in one monitor, there are 2 keys for raising and lowering volume (see picture). After installing Ubuntu 16.04.03, both keys working proper but after the first system ...
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How to disable the volume popup in KDE Plasma 5.13?

In older versions I used to comment out osd.show(percent) in the functions increaseVolume and decreaseVolume in the file /usr/share/plasma/plasmoids/org.kde.plasma.volume/contents/ui/main.qml (blog ...
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How to increase volume beyond 100% on Kubuntu KDE

I'm using Kubuntu and need to increase my volume beyond 100% on many youtube videos, because the recording level was too low, and my speaker is capable of generating much louder volume.
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How can I change (volume) hotkey permissions on debian login screen?

usually I use the laptop to hear music at home while doing things off the computer. As it is supposed, after some time of inactivity the screen saver starts on my debian (stretch) system. To change ...
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Debian 9: USB-volumes are not displayed in PCManFM-Qt's sidebar

I run Debian 9 with LXQt what is completely fine. However, attached USB-volumes are not getting displayed in the PCManFM-Qt sidebar in category Devices intended for that (see screenshot). Which ...
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Google assistant volume too low, why?

I have Google assistant running on a headless system. The sound output is via a USB sound card but the volume is too low, even with volume set to max in alsamixer. I've been trying to figure out how ...
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Extract VU meter value as text from arecord

I want to save a VU meter output (like arecord -V mono -f cd /home/sound) in a file as a simple ASCII table and not as a sound wave. In other words, I need to save VU meter value in dB every second. ...
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Using brightness/volume keys in tty/virtual console?

I'm wondering if it's possible to adjust (increment/decrement) brightness or volume with a laptop keyboard's dedicated brightness/volume keys in the virtual console. Can the system be configured to ...
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sound in FreeBSD 11 up suddenly down suddenly [closed]

i'm coming from linux i installed freebsd 11 xfced all things is right but i have some problem not dangrous, the most important is sound when i installed xfce4-volumed some people told me that isn't ...
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How do I automatically adjust volume according to the sound around me?

I live next to a big road. Having the window open at night is blessedly cool and, intermittently, very loud. How could I adjust the volume automatically, based on the built-in microphone input? If I ...
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Sounds from applications are too big, but I can barely hear them

I was streaming a game, and people said the sound is way too big and distorted. I tried lowering the volume, and they said the volume is not anymore big but still severely clipped. At first I didn't ...
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Lower or increase pulseaudio volume on all outputs

I'm frequently changing the audio setup of my laptop (sometimes using the built-in jack port, sometimes nothing at all, sometimes using USB headphones, sometimes using the jack port in the dock of my ...
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Volume control widget that can control a USB microphone

I'm looking for a convenient GUI widget to control audio volumes on my computer. Here's what I mean by “convenient” and “volumes”: I have two audio interfaces: the laptop's built-in loudspeaker and ...
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Altering volume without amixer or alsamixer

On a fresh, minimal install of say, Debian (i.e. one without standard system utilities, nor a desktop environment installed), is there any way to alter the volume level or mute/unmute a device without ...
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Sound output limiter to prevent volume spikes on a Linux desktop?

Is there a way to prevent sudden sound spikes in Chrome browser like those caused by streaming TV commercials? I've Googled for a solution to this but the only thing I've found is a Windows utility ...
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Volume icon for PulseAudio on Tint2 -- nothing works!

I'm using Debian 8 with Openbox which comes with PulseAudio by default. And I cannot find a volume icon which works properly. I try Volti (the volume becomes very low and sometimes doesn't work), ...
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How to increase or decrease volume in Xfce with keyboard shortcuts?

In "Settings->Window Manager" I can customize keyboard shortcuts for actions such as window tiling or maximizing and minimizing windows. There is no option to control the volume with keyboard, though. ...
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How to dynamically control the audio volume based on current decibels

Since the Internet videos have different sound volume levels I am wondering is there a way to dynamically decrease the audio volume if it's above certain decibels to a normal value. Could someone ...
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Command line per-application volume (maybe amixer or pactl?)

I can change the master volume with these commands (from the command line), and it affects all applications, but how do I change the volume for just one application (XMMS for example)? amixer -q set ...
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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How can I synchronise kmix and alsamixer volumes at maximum?

Occasionally, I can increase kmix's volume to its maximum (using the volume hotkeys), but the sound is still very quiet. I can open up alsamixer, and see Master at ~8%, even though kmix's volume is ...
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Reset PulseAudio (Application) Sliders on reboot?

Using PulseAudio is awesome as long as everything works as expected, but it can also be a huge pain in the neck. Recently, I found myself glancing at pavucontrol more often than I'd like to, because ...
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How to configure LinuxMint 17 to invoke commands from the mouse?

My PC runs LinuxMint 17 in the 64-bit MATE edition. How can I configure X (or MATE?) to invoke these two commands from my mouse (which is a 6-button Logitech M705)? send the clicked window behind all ...
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Set fixed audio volume on external USB sound card

I have an external USB sound card to hook up my PC (Fedora 20) to my stereo amplifier: http://www.project-audio.com/main.php?prod=usbbox&cat=boxes&lang=en Now, this normally works fine, ...
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XFCE how to show pop up when using sound function keys

On Unity and Ubuntu, I noticed that if I change the volume via function keys, it shows a pop up. Can I have the same ability with Arch and Xfce? It already does it with brightness (if I press the ...
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Change audio volume when headphones are plugged in KDE

I am working on Debian 7 with KDE Version 4.8.4. I want the volume to be reduced automatically when I plug my headphones, I know it is not a problem with my computer (at least directly) because it ...
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volume hot keys in Crunchbang don't work

I've spent 2 hours on this and still can't figure this out. It's driving me insane. Please save my sanity. When I press mute, the pnmixer control in the top right shows that I've pressed mute, but ...
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get fn+volume control working in xfce

I'm running xubuntu 12.10 (xfce 4.10) (on a lenovo thinkpad X121e) and the function (fn) + volume control do not change the actual output volume. they do something and a volume change is displayed, ...
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