Ideas for Xubuntu Oneiric Ocelot

Jarno Suni jarno.ilari.suni at
Thu Aug 25 09:49:18 UTC 2011

On Wed, Aug 24, 2011 at 12:25 AM, Jarno Suni <jarno.ilari.suni at> wrote:
> On Sat, Jun 4, 2011 at 9:40 AM, John Alfred Nathanael Chee
> <cheecheeo at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jun 2, 2011 at 18:15, Charlie Kravetz
>> <cjk at> wrote:
>> ...
>>>> > pavucontrol - Audio controls for pulse audio. Installation of this
>>>> > resolves about 90% of the user audio/sound issues.
>>> I still think this should also be added to the default installation.
>>> Any comments? Is this a gui application?
>> I agree that it should be added to the default installation. The only
>> downside that comes to mind is that it exposes a more complex (and
>> definitely more powerful) interface to the user. And yes it's a gui
>> application.
> An alternative could be gnome-volume-control that comes in gnome-media
> package that brings also gnome-sound-recorder and
> gstreamer-properties. Its interface is somewhat simpler in setting
> left-right balance and front-rear balance (in e.g. 4 speaker system);
> it allows setting over 100% input and output volume, but does not have
> "set as fallback" button (at least in Natty), if that is needed.

Still, pavucontrol gives you more control of individual channels and
does not bring that much additional software with it. (Somebody may
want to use audacity instead of gnome-soun-recorder, for instance.)


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