pacmixer is an alsamixer alike for PulseAudio.
I started this, because I've found no full-blown, terminal based mixers available for PA. All there are are either CLI or some kinds of GNOME/KDE applets. That's not what I wanted, so in the end I decided to go for it myself.
It was also a good starting point to finally learn myself some ObjC :).
Back in the old days, there were a good mixer for ALSA (alsamixer), so I thought about taking some of their ideas, mix it with mine, and see what happens.
- gcc-objc (for compilation)
$ make # make install
and you're done.
pacmixer comes with built-in help, but here's the shortcuts reference, just in case.
h (or left arrow): move to the previous control l (or right arrow): move to the next control k (or up arrow): increase the volume j (or down arrow): lower the volume m: mute the volume d: set as default i: enter inside mode s: enter settings mode q (or Esc): exit settings/inside mode or exit the application F1-F5 (or 1-5): switch to all/playback/recording/outputs/inputs view, respectively F12 (or 0): switch to settings view
Used to change card wise settings (e.g. profiles) and control views filters.
h (or left arrow): move to the previous group of settings l (or right arrow): move to the next group of settings k (or up arrow): move to the previous setting within group j (or down arrow): move to the next setting within group space: (un)check highlighted setting q (or Esc): exit the application
Note: All settings are applied and saved automatically.
Note: Tired of the
~/GNUstep directory? Rename it and replace the value of
GNUSTEP_USER_DEFAULTS_DIR variable in the
Used to adjust specific channel's volume.
All shortcuts (besides
q) work the same, except that they affect single channel instead of the whole sink/source.
Used to change controls settings (e.g. ports).
Shortcuts work like in outside mode, except that:
spaceis used to check setting.
literate only over controls which actually have settings.
Please compile pacmixer using
$ make debug
then run it, reproduce the problem and send the contents of
~/.pacmixer.log file with your bug report.
That will make it easier to identify the problem.
$ make tests $ ./pacmixer_run_tests
Note: You will need
g++ for this.