I have a problem with elementary OS Freya.

My computer has one of its speakers broken, so I have the sound balance totally on one side.

I can't modify the sound level trough notification area when I have the sound balance like that. It fails, doesn't let me to do nothing because the indicator is shown at 0, and if I try to modify it turns back automatically to 0.

Does this have a solution?

  • Oh my goodness. My left speaker has been blown for about a week and you just made me realise I can move it all to the right.
    – Lewis Goddard
    Jul 23 '15 at 12:15
  • Actually, if you click the slider or use media keys, it does work, just the notification sound bar jumps back to zero after moving it, but it doesn't actually modify the volume.
    – Lewis Goddard
    Jul 23 '15 at 12:16

This sounds like a known bug in wingpanel-sound-indicator. I recommend marking that bug as 'affecting me' or opening another on the bug tracker if yours is in fact different.

In the meantime you could try remapping your stereo output to mono by following one of these examples.

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