need suggestions for sound GUIs [was: Re: Configuring sound output on Lubuntu 14.4]

Walter Lapchynski wxl at
Tue Nov 18 19:20:59 UTC 2014

On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 11:08 AM, Leszek Lesner <leszek.lesner at> wrote:
> If your computers are powerfull enough I would recommend installing the
> package
> pulseaudio
> and
> pavucontrol

I do not recommend this. People will disagree with me, but pulse is a
bloated and unnecessary. It adds extra layers on top of ALSA that have
no real value. This is inconsistent with the goals of Lubuntu. If
you're doing music production, I'd simply suggest JACK. But for just
having sound for browsers and such ALSA is good enough. This is
especially true for Marc as I know he's dealing with older machines.

There was much discussion in the past about having a GUI for sound control:

I think we need to revisit this discussion, personally.

I might throw down for xfce4-mixer.
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