Run pulseaudio-equalizer with applet

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Run pulseaudio-equalizer with applet

Post by hardt68 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:24 am

My solution on LMDE3 / Debian Stretch 9 - Cinnamon

Solves Stuttering sound too !

As far I could read, the official (in debian repository) pulse-equalizer isn't supported anymore.

This is a fork of the 2.7 pulseaudio-equalizer

So, I installed this instead:

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(apt-get install swh-plugins ladspa-sdk python-gnome2)
apt-get purge pulseaudio-equalizer

git clone (the link from github download link)
cd pulseaudio-equalizer... (full name to be completed)
mv ./bin/* /usr/bin/
mv ./share/pulseaudio-equalizer /usr/share/
mv ./share/applications/pulseaudio-equalizer.desktop /usr/share/applications/
Then install the Cinnamon appler "Equalizer"

It works with some issues in the sound level setting that can be controlled only by the sound level of the application (, not the general sound level.

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Re: Run pulseaudio-equalizer with applet

Post by phd21 » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:31 pm

HI hardt68,

Thanks for providing information and instructions on this version of "pulseaudio-equalizer".

I was not aware that "pulseaudio-equalizer" was not supported in any edition and version of Linux Mint. I think it is available in the Linux Mint 19.x Software Manager or Synaptic Package Manager (SPM). I also think it required using a PPA for earlier versions of Linux Mint. I always have this installed and it seems to be working fine.

But, I wanted to try this version you brought up. This version seems to be working well too.

Revised instructions for installing this version of "pulseaudio-equalizer".
To install this, open a console terminal, type in, or copy & paste, each line below one by one: Click "Select All" above command, right click the highlighted command, select Copy (or Ctrl+Insert), click in the console terminal window, and right click paste ("Shift+Insert" or "Ctrl+Shift+v"), repeat for each command.

Get rid of any currently installed version of "pulseaudio-equalizer"

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sudo apt purge pulseaudio-equalizer
Install some sound plugins

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sudo apt install swh-plugins ladspa-sdk git wget

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git clone

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cd pulseaudio-equalizer

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cp -R share/pulseaudio-equalizer/presets/ ~/.config/pulse/

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cp equalizerrc ~/.config/pulse

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sudo cp -R share/applications/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/ /usr/share/

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sudo cp bin/pulseaudio-equalizer bin/pulseaudio-equalizer-gtk /bin/

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cd ~/.config/pulse

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touch ~/.config/pulse/equalizerrc.availablepresets

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sudo chmod +x /usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/
This command runs the application, but there may also be menu items now. There is also a ".desktop" file that can be copied to your desktop folder.

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python /usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/
If you are using Linux Mint Cinnamon, then install the Cinnamon appler "Equalizer"

Phd21: Mint KDE 18.3 & 19, 64-bit Awesome OS, Ancient Dell OptiPlex 780 Core2Duo E8400 3GHz,4gb Ram,256gb SDD, Video: Intel 4 Graphics, DVD Lightscribe. Why I use KDE?:

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