Why pavucontrol is not installed by default?

Christof Damian christof at damian.net
Wed Dec 9 12:51:39 UTC 2009

On Tue, Dec 8, 2009 at 12:59, Tomasz Torcz <tomek at pipebreaker.pl> wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 09:51:55AM -0200, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
>  pavucontrol is regarded as advance tool, but also partly
> obsolete. Current gnome-volume-control superseded most of
> its functionality: controlling different streams volume,
> switching profile, outputs, fallback devices.

I am curious: If pavucontrol is obsolete, is there some other tool to
tell skype to use headsets, while rhythmbox uses the speakers?

pavucontrol currently crashes (and pulseaudio) for me on one machine
and I need this functionality.


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