16 thoughts on “Enhance Audio with equalizer on Arch Linux

    • Tofeeq says:

      Bill! you can run these as follow

      $ sudo nano /etc/pulse/default.pa

      or

      $ sudo nano /etc/pulse/default.pa

      make your changes, and press ctrl+x

  1. Elian says:

    I’d like to know why I cant see presets on Manjaro. Also, the GUI is not like the one in te picture. Any help? How can I set a preset? Maybe downloading a configuration file of presets, but where should I introduce de configuration? In wich file? Thanks and sorry for my English

    • Tofeeq says:

      probably you need to un install the equalizer and install it back
      Plus do following if it helps
      $ rm -rf ~/.config/pulse
      $ rm -rf ~/.pulse
      and run it again

  2. Roland says:

    Hi Tofeeq,

    Thanks for a very helpful guide to install an audio equalizer for Arch Linux. Especially for Notebooks (and the like) and/or when listening with headphones, an equalizer greatly improves sound quality.

    The installation as instructed worked without problems.

    To start the application in the console window (bash), enter:

    $ pavucontrol & qpaeq &

    Thus, both programs run in the background (symbol &).

    Best wishes,
    Roland

  3. Gilgames says:

    Hi Tofeeq, I got this error:

    $ sudo pacman -S pulseaudio
    resolving dependencies…
    looking for conflicting packages…
    error: failed to prepare transaction (could not satisfy dependencies)
    :: pulseaudio-bluetooth: installing pulseaudio (9.0-1) breaks dependency ‘pulseaudio=8.0-3’
    :: pulseaudio-zeroconf: installing pulseaudio (9.0-1) breaks dependency ‘pulseaudio=8.0-3’

    What should I do? Thanks in advance!

    • Tofeeq says:

      It seems like you are installing new version of pulseaudio that is not compatible with bluetooth and zeroconf. Probably removing pulse audio and then installing might solve the problem

    • Roland says:

      “could not satisfy dependencies”

      Is your system up to date?
      Have you switched to another mirror?

      I have (Arch Linux) pulseaudio-equalizer version 9.0-1 installed.

      Do:

      sudo pacman -Syyu

      (with two ‘y’)

      and then try to install again.

  4. mh272 says:

    Everyone, the equalizer pictured is in the AUR. It’s called, pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa. Has the presets and everything. For me this one is better than equalizer 9.0

  5. mh272 says:

    Guys, the equalizer pictured is in the AUR. It’s called, pulseaudio-equalizer-ladspa. Has the presets and everything. For me this one is better than equalizer 9.0

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