[pulseaudio-discuss] non-GUI tools

Colin Guthrie gmane at colin.guthr.ie
Sat Oct 25 14:40:04 PDT 2008

Sean McNamara wrote:
> With recent PA if you run alsamixer with no arguments it should show
> the emulated PA mixer, which it manipulates with ALSA calls.
> Otherwise, you could build some CLI gui (ncurses?) that uses pactl in
> the background.

This is nothing to do with recent PA, this has always been the case 
assuming your alsa configuration is correct.

The pulse plugin for alsa has been around for many years.

You can run pacmd or pactl to control things from a terminal, but for 
basic volume control etc. building some ncurses app as Sean suggests 
would be useful as the interfaces for pacmd/ctl are not really user 
friendly (not that they are meant to be!)



Colin Guthrie

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