Introduction to pavucontrol

PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is a simple GTK based volume control tool ("mixer") for the PulseAudio sound server. In contrast to classic mixer tools, this one allows you to control both the volume of hardware devices and of each playback stream separately.



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Package Information

pavucontrol Dependencies


Gtkmm-3.24.9, JSON-GLib-1.8.0, libcanberra-0.30, libsigc++-2.12.1, and PulseAudio-17.0

Installation of pavucontrol

Install pavucontrol by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/pavucontrol-5.0 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program: pavucontrol
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/pavucontrol and /usr/share/doc/pavucontrol-5.0

Short Descriptions


is a GUI configuration tool for sound settings using pulsaudio