pavucontrol works fine without pulseaudio, if you control another
machine's pulseaudio instance over the network:
$ PULSE_SERVER=another-box pavucontrol
Not sure about xfce4 packages, don't use them.
On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 1:11 AM, Friedrich Strohmaier
> Hi all,
> some time ago xfce sorted out xfce4-mixer in favour of
> - agreed removing xfce4-mixer
> - Installed xfce4-pulseaudio-plugin - no sound mixing available at all
> - Installed optional dependency pavucontrol - no sound mixing available - no
> connection to pulseaudio server
> - Installed optional dependency pulsaudio - yay! sound mixing up an running.
> I don't understand much about dependency quirks but I wonder about the reason
> both dependencies beeing made optional.
> xfce4-pulsaudio-plugin is out of any functionality without working pavucontrol
> pavucontrol is out of any functionality without a running pulseaudio server.
> So what is the reason making both dependencies optional?
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