[pulseaudio-discuss] pulseaudio equalizer

liebrecht at grossmann-venter.com liebrecht at grossmann-venter.com
Fri Feb 8 02:01:06 UTC 2019

I guess the equalizer must be third party software not developed by 
As is on a clean stretch install with pulseaudio working, pulseaudio 
equalizer fails.

I install
root$ apt install  pulseaudio-equalizer

After which i execute from a user terminal
user$ qpaeq
johhnycrash at Tango:~$ qpaeq
Which gives error:
There was an error connecting to pulseaudio, please make sure you have 
the pulseaudio dbus module loaded, exiting...

Ok fair I do what it requires.
$ pactl load-module module-dbus-protocol

I then execute
user$ qpaeq

Then it throws a popup  with error message

pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated

and a terminal error:
It seems that running pulseaudio does not support equalizer features and 
loading module-equalizer-sink module failed.

Whats up with this ?

The Equalizer is included in Debian stretch, but it seems severely 

It would be nice to have the equalizer working with pulseaudio as there 
is a boatload of applications for that.

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