Why pavucontrol is not installed by default?

Bastien Nocera bnocera at redhat.com
Wed Dec 9 14:14:55 UTC 2009

On Wed, 2009-12-09 at 13:51 +0100, Christof Damian wrote:
> 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 Current gnome-volume-control superseded most of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 I am curious: If pavucontrol is obsolete, is there some other tool to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?

It's not obsolete, it's just not installed by default.

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

File bugs!

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