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    pavucontrol quit metering sound

    earlier today it was working fine. now, a few hours later, as i play the same music with same player (mplayer) those graphics in the pavucontrol that meter the audio level are showing nothing. but everything else still works. i can hear the audio on every userid (pulseaudio is in system mode). i can adjust the levels in pavucontrol. but the meter bars that earlier showed the activity of the audio with a fluctuating red bar now show nothing. any idea what broke?

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    reboot ... now the metering works, again. maybe pulseaudio needed a restart.
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    Re: pavucontrol quit metering sound

    I had tried Sound troubleshooting procedure Step 6 when I faced an issue somewhat similar to this.

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    Re: pavucontrol quit metering sound

    the playback device was not muted. i could hear the audio just fine. i could even set the levels in pavucontrol. i just could see the meters doing anything. they are working, now.
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    Re: pavucontrol quit metering sound

    Don't forget to mark this [SOLVED] for the next user with the same issue. PulseAudio was very troublesome at first, but it sure seems to have leveled off for the last few years.


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    Re: pavucontrol quit metering sound

    there probably will never be a solution. rebooting is, at best, a work-around for, what appears to be, a transient issue.
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    Re: pavucontrol quit metering sound

    Yup. I bet some future update will prob'ly fix it. In the meantime you could make a bug report


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    Re: pavucontrol quit metering sound

    i could, but i usually don't unless it is persistent in some way. it's working fine tonight.
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