Why pavucontrol is not installed by default?

Lennart Poettering mzerqung at 0pointer.de
Wed Dec 16 18:58:05 UTC 2009

On Wed, 09.12.09 13:51, Christof Damian (christof at damian.net) 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 Current gnome-volume-control superseded most of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 I am curious: If pavucontrol is obsolete, is there some other tool to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?

This is about the only feature still only available in pavucontrol,
that we'd like to support in g-v-c as well. During GUADEC we discussed
a few possible designs for this, so hopefully this will come soon.

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

File a bug.


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