How to install Pulse Audio Equalizer in Fedora 25

Pulse Audio Equalizer is a free audio utility that adds 15-band audio equalizer to your computer’s output sound.  The equalizer comes with 19 preset functions like Classical, Dance, Full Bass and Treble, Large Hall, Live, Party, Rock, Techno, and several others.

If you are an audiophile, this application comes in handy to tune the frequencies to overcome speaker shortcomings.

Install Pulse Audio Equalizer in Fedora 25

STEP 1: Pulse Audio Equalizer is included in Fedora’s official repositories, therefore installation is straight forward. We shall use the dnf command to download and install it. Go to ‘Activities’ and launch ‘Terminal’.

STEP 2: Use the following command:

sudo dnf install pulseaudio-equalizer

STEP 3: Pay attention to the Terminal. You must enter the root password and also enter ‘y’ when prompted to complete the installation.

Pulse Audio Graphic Equalizer Installation in Fedora 25
Pulse Audio Graphic Equalizer Installation in Fedora 25

STEP 4: Installing it doesn’t do anything. You need to activate it. Go to ‘Activities’ and launch ‘Pulse Audio Equalizer’.

STEP 5: In the Pulse Audio Equalizer dialog box, check the box that says ‘EQ Enabled’. As soon as you do this, you will see the ‘Enabled’ in the dialog box title.

Pulse Audio Graphic Equalizer Enabled in Fedora 25
Pulse Audio Graphic Equalizer Enabled in Fedora 25

STEP 6: Now check the box ‘Keep Settings’.

STEP 7: Apply your favorite ‘Preset’.

STEP 8: Finally click ‘Apply Settings’ and quit the program.

STEP 9: Go to ‘Settings’ and the ‘Sound’.

STEP 10: Make sure to select ‘LADSPA Plugin Multiband EQ on Built-in Audio Analog Stereo’ so that your PC’s output sound will go through the Pulse Audio Graphic Equalizer.

Sound Output Settings in Fedora 25
Sound Output Settings in Fedora 25

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  1. OMG! Please remove the link and page /article to this. Compared to PulseEffects this is horrible and people trying to uninstall this will kill their audio in linux , and you know why. Either that or update the article explaining how to remove this without killing linux audio. Thank you


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