Problem with Sound settings

Liviu Andronic landronimirc at
Wed Jan 21 22:05:45 CET 2015

On Wed, Jan 21, 2015 at 9:57 PM, James Moe <jimoe at> wrote:
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> On 01/21/2015 01:12 PM, Liviu Andronic wrote:
>> You're probably hitting this supremely aggravating bug:
>   Yes, that is it.
>> Either use the workaround suggested there,
>   That does not work :-(.
It should help. First unmute Xfce Mixer from the panel, then Run
Mixer, Select Controls..., select all controls, then if it's still
muted try to mute/unmute either Headphone, Speaker, Master or PCM. If
that doesn't work try to increase/decrease slightly volume on those
controls. If it still doesn't work, check if you have an Auto-mute or
similar option, and ensure that it's enabled/disabled as appropriate.
Experiment like this  until you find the exact culprit on your system.

>> or switch the mixer to use Pulseaudio and in my experience then the
>> panel plugin behaves much better.
>   I followed a method that required Settings Manager :: Settings
> Editor :: xfce4-panel to change settings in "plugin-6":
> plugin-6 -> "mixer"
> plugin-6::command -> "pavucontrol"
What I did and works here, was to right-click plugin properties,
select Playback: PulseAudio Mixer or similar. Then mute/unmute happens

Another way to work around this is to simply open PulseAudio Volume
Control, and unmute. THat should work too.


>   Is this the correct way to achieve pulseaudio use?
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