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PulseAudio Equalizer

#1 Post by Mauser » Sat Jul 28, 2018 3:18 pm

Since using Linux I have been asking the Linux community for an equalizer and so have some other people have also with the result of just hearing crickets. Finally the request has been answered. I don't recall if I ever asked the MX team but I came across this video of the PulseAudio Equalizer which I hope in the future the developers can integrate it into MX Linux or at least add it to the repo. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdPWKvC5SSs

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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#2 Post by sunrat » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:10 pm

It's already available from the Debian repo.

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apt install pulseaudio-equalizer
You may need some of the hints from that video to set it up. Arch wiki offers some help - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu ... #Equalizer

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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#3 Post by Stevo » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:22 pm

As already noted in its other thread, it requires newer gstreamer libs than MX 17 has. We have those in our experimental repo, but they seem to break other packages.

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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#4 Post by sunrat » Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 pm

Stevo wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:22 pm
As already noted in its other thread, it requires newer gstreamer libs than MX 17 has. We have those in our experimental repo, but they seem to break other packages.
@Stevo - you're not confusing with pulse-effects (which is not in Debian repo)? pulseaudio-equalizer is in Stretch. It doesn't have direct dependencies on gstreamer.

https://packages.debian.org/stretch/pul ... -equalizer

I haven't tested it though. My system sounds great without eq through my ADAM A5X studio monitors. ;)

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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#5 Post by fehlix » Sun Jul 29, 2018 10:06 am

sunrat wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:36 pm
I haven't tested it though. My system sounds great without eq through my ADAM A5X studio monitors. ;)
Just installed, from MXPI, seems to work for me on MX17.1 amd64:
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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#6 Post by plzd » Sun Jul 29, 2018 2:27 pm

Just installed, from MXPI, seems to work for me on MX17.1 amd64:
@fehlix
Please forgive my ignorance, but how exactly (each step you took) did you get this to work?
Thanks very much.

EDIT: Nevermind. I see that you have to go to the Archwiki page: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu ... #Equalizer

So then, to get this to work, the steps would be to

1) Install pulseaudio-equalizer from the regular MX repo using MX Package Installer or Synaptic Package Manager, or in the terminal

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sudo apt install pulseaudio-equalizer
2) Type code in terminal:

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pactl load-module module-equalizer-sink
(press enter), then

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pactl load-module module-dbus-protocol
(press enter), then

3) Type qpaeq in the terminal (and press enter) to get equalizer GUI to come up (yay, it works!) -- but only temporarily. To make it permanent you will have to:

4) Edit the your pulseaudio default.pa file found in /etc/pulse/. You will have to edit the file as ROOT, adding

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### Load the integrated PulseAudio equalizer and D-Bus module
load-module module-equalizer-sink
load-module module-dbus-protocol
at the end of the body of text.


To start Pulseaudio Equalizer you will have to manually launch it by entering qpaeq in the Application Finder (Alt+F2), or by typing it in the terminal (and press enter). Or, better yet, create an app launcher for it on the XFCE panel.


PS - I've always wondered why when, in the past, after install pulseaudio-equlizer, that I couldn't find it or an icon to launch it anywhere. I had no idea that it required extra steps like when installing qpaeq from wget, etc.

Thanks for helping me bump into to putting all the pieces together. :)
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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#7 Post by fehlix » Sun Jul 29, 2018 4:30 pm

Thanks, for writing down the stepps :number1: , which I was to lazy to do so :bagoverhead:
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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#8 Post by Mauser » Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:59 pm

sunrat wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:10 pm
It's already available from the Debian repo.

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apt install pulseaudio-equalizer
You may need some of the hints from that video to set it up. Arch wiki offers some help - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu ... #Equalizer
It won't install that way. Is there a G.U.I. way of installing it? For example like using Synaptic? What do I type into Synaptic because I tried to find it but couldn't.

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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#9 Post by richb » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:01 pm

Mauser wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:59 pm
sunrat wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:10 pm
It's already available from the Debian repo.

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apt install pulseaudio-equalizer
You may need some of the hints from that video to set it up. Arch wiki offers some help - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu ... #Equalizer
It won't install that way. Is there a G.U.I. way of installing it? For example like using Synaptic? What do I type into Synaptic because I tried to find it but couldn't.
pulseaudio-equalizer

EDIT: Installed from synaptic but will not run and cannot be found when run in terminal.
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Re: PulseAudio Equalizer

#10 Post by Mauser » Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:05 pm

richb wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:01 pm
Mauser wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 7:59 pm
sunrat wrote:
Sat Jul 28, 2018 9:10 pm
It's already available from the Debian repo.

Code: Select all

apt install pulseaudio-equalizer
You may need some of the hints from that video to set it up. Arch wiki offers some help - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Pu ... #Equalizer
It won't install that way. Is there a G.U.I. way of installing it? For example like using Synaptic? What do I type into Synaptic because I tried to find it but couldn't.
pulseaudio-equalizer
Thanks. It shows that it's installed but it's nowhere to be found on my computer. :(

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