Pavucontrol would be the best option.
# apt-get -y install pavucontrol
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On Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:24 AM, Andre Campos Rodovalho <
> I'm not sure how Pulseaudio and ALSA are related, but I know some
> softwares require pulseaudio to work, e.g. Skype.
> 2016-09-19 13:10 GMT-03:00 Aere Greenway <a...@dvorak-keyboards.com>:
>> On 09/19/2016 06:50 AM, Stefan Kleyer wrote:
>> as far as I know, ALSA is working, but ALSA can only accept audio input
>> from one stream. So
>> if e.g. you are playing music via media player, Firefox can't play a
>> YouTube video with audio.
>> Pulseaudio is kind of a wrapper for ALSA, that allows the OS to play
>> sound from multiple
>> sources and to multiple sound devices. So it is:
>> audio source (e.g. VLC) -> Pulseaudio -> ALSA -> sound device
>> So you need ALSA in order to have sound. You can alternatively try JACK (
>> jackaudio.org/) instead of Pulseaudio but it's specifically made for
>> audio professionals such
>> as DJs etc. Afaik ALSA is in Linux the "base of sound" if you say so.
>> Please correct me, if I'm wrong, but that's what I get.
>> Best regards,
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>> *Betreff:* [lubuntu-users] always have to use pulseaudio volume control?
>> Hello guys. I was just wondering if installing Pulseaudio Volume Control
>> is really necessary to have sound in a Lubuntu system.
>> The default is ALSA Mixer, correct? When I was started using Lubuntu and
>> there was no sound, someone told me to install Pulseaudio, and I have been
>> using Pulseaudio ever since, it is one of the first things I install in
>> order to have sound.
>> My question is, is it really necessary? Isn't there a way to make ALSA
>> mixer work? Because if it doesn't work, then why is it always bundled with
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>> JACK (Jack Audio Connection Kit) is a good thing to have, being low
>> overhead, and it lets you connect arbitrary audio and MIDI devices. It's
>> (to me) the "ASIO device driver" of the Linux world.
>> Unfortunately (as it is with ASIO in Windows), it is hard to make it
>> co-exist well with ordinary (ALSA) devices.
>> PulseAudio Volume Control gives you a better GUI interface (than ALSA
>> mixer) for controlling your audio devices.
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