[lubuntu-users] how to access sound preferences in lubuntu 16.04

Aere Greenway Aere at Dvorak-Keyboards.com
Sat Oct 14 20:32:24 UTC 2017

On 10/14/2017 10:47 AM, salima salima wrote:
> somewhere i read that it cant be done. then how to set the sound 
> preferences?
> the main thing i need to do is to shut off the internal speakers and 
> plug in external speakers connected with usb to my dell inspiron 5559. 
> or any other way to deal with the issue of speakers that have low 
> volume and are actually really lousy. what i mean to say is that when 
> i plug in the external speakers the internal speakers just go on 
> playing and nothing comes out of the external speakers.
> have been searching the web fo a long time now and getting nowhere.

Though there is an ALSA component for controlling audio on Lubuntu, it 
doesn't work for multiple audio devices (as I understand it).

I recommend installing the pavucontrol package (and making sure the 
pulseaudio package is already installed).

Run (from the menu) "PulseAudio Volume Control" from the "Sound & Video" 

Its "Configuration" tab should show you the audio devices you have.

Then, in the "Output Devices" tab, specify the device you want to use as 
the "Set as fallback" device.

You can also set the volume level (including above 100%, if you need).

See if that helps.

If you have further questions, I may be able to help you from there.

In my experience, in general, when you plug-in an audio cable to the 
earphones connector, it turns off the internal laptop speakers.

But I have seen on an older machine, where you have to select (via 
PulseAudio Volume Control) whether to use the internal speakers, or the 
audio out plug.


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