[pulseaudio-discuss] pavucontrol -- server selection?

Matthew Patterson matt at v8zman.com
Sun Feb 24 17:53:33 PST 2008

I believe you can just specify the environment variables and then run 
the app. So try this:

export PULSE_SERVER=xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx

Another variable option is PULSE_SINK. I forget where I found this 
little tidbit, but it works for me!


Paul Fox wrote:
> can pavucontrol be used to control the volume or streams of a
> remote server?  if so, how does one specify the server?  there's
> no usage message, and PULSE_SERVER doesn't seem to be honored.
> so, assuming it must be local, i still can't get it to work.  when
> i run it on the same machine as the server,  i get a "Connection
> failed:  invalid server" error.
> any ideas?  (i'm on ubuntu, so the version is 0.9.6)
> paul
> p.s.  is there more documentation planned for the pulseaudio
> utilities and commands?  honestly, a statement (quoting from
> the website) like "There is not much to say.  Just run
> pavucontrol and see for yourself." is kind of insulting to a
> user looking for help -- why have a documentation link at all? 
> even a usage message in the program saying "there are no options"
> would be more useful.
> =---------------------
>  paul fox, pgf at foxharp.boston.ma.us (arlington, ma, where it's 31.5 degrees)
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