Why pavucontrol is not installed by default?

Adam Williamson awilliam at redhat.com
Fri Dec 11 18:21:44 UTC 2009

On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 14:05 -0500, Jon Masters wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-12-08 at 12:59 +0100, Tomasz Torcz wrote:
> > On Tue, Dec 08, 2009 at 09:51:55AM -0200, Paulo Cavalcanti wrote:
> > > I did a clean install of Fedora 12 and realized
> > > that pavucontrol was not installed by default.
> > > I have two sound cards and I only got sound when
> > > I manually installed pavucontrol and used it.
> > > Any reason?
> >   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 Current gnome-volume-control superseded most of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.
> The new gnome-volume-control is so cut-down it's not useful to me. In
> the quest to be more Mac-like in removing mixer controls (and not even
> having any obvious "advanced" mode), I now have a choice of no audio or
> having full volume LFE output *and* whatever mixer level I have set for
> the master output. alsamixer works fine, but then I can't use the volume
> sliders on my desktop and it gets rather awkward.

pauvucontrol is no different in that respect. If gnome-volume-control /
pavucontrol do not correctly control your volume, please file an
appropriate bug report:



Adam Williamson
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