Cant find Pulse Audio equalizer ?

I was looking for the Pulse Audio equalizer in the repos and saw that it wasnt there? All the other Pulse Audio stuff is there but not the Pulse Audio equalizer? Any one who can help to install it?

It is this i am talking about:

Equalizer for Pulse Audio « Explore Ubuntu

It comes with both Ubuntu and Fedora…

To the best of my knowledge, this has not been packaged for openSUSE. It appears to use

  • ladspa (which is packaged for openSUSE and rpms can be found by searching here: and
  • ladspa-swh-plugs which I do not believe packaged. Source is here: Index of /releases/0.4.15 and also possibly
  • padevchooser (which is packaged for openSUSE and rpms can be found by searching here:
    However since this has not been packaged by anyone for openSUSE, it is possible there is some integration work required and it may be more than just a simple matter of installing the above noted packages.

There is also a thread here for a pulse audio equalizer which may or may not be the same, and it is also not packaged for openSUSE: pulseaudio equalizer - Gitorious

I noted on one Ubuntu thread a caution that the equalizer may not work on 64 bit systems, as extra 32-bit libraries could be required.

In some cases the code as packaged does not use the standard tarball convention but uses something specific to Ubuntu, which does not help other distributions. Still, I notice Fedora have implemented a version of this recently.


But the pulse audio equalizer runs fine in a x64 bit system.
I have never had any problems to get it running on Ubuntu x64 or Fedora x64 when i ran them :wink:

How do i add this git clone from your link:

git clone

Thats a link I found, but its not my site.

I note this is where the fedora packaged version is being kept: pulseaudio-equalizer | Package Info | Koji

but I do not know where the tarball source is located.

I downloaded that .rpm but it gave me:

Could not find the rpm-Package in Pool

When i did try to install it?

Thinking about this, the safest way to go about this is to raise a request on openFATE that openSUSE also package pulseaudio-equalizer. Or you could ask on the Packman Packagers mailing list, for one of them to package it, pointing to the Fedora location.

The URL I provided does have the Fedora rpm .src file. I did a rebuild of that Fedora rpm on openSUSE with this (as a regular user):

rpmbuild --rebuild pulseaudio-equalizer-2.7-1.fc12.src.rpm

where the rpm is populated in /usr/src/packages/RPMS/noarch/ and I noted this:

oldcpu@corei7:/usr/src/packages/RPMS/noarch> rpm -qip pulseaudio-equalizer-2.7-1.noarch.rpm         
Name        : pulseaudio-equalizer         Relocations: (not relocatable)                            
Version     : 2.7                               Vendor: (none)                                       
Release     : 1                             Build Date: Sat 15 May 2010 12:01:13 PM CEST             
Install Date: (not installed)               Build Host: corei7.darmstadt                            
Group       : Applications/Multimedia       Source RPM: pulseaudio-equalizer-2.7-1.src.rpm           
Size        : 39661                            License: GPLv3+                                       
Signature   : (none)                                                                                 
URL         :                         
Summary     : A 15 Bands Equalizer for PulseAudio                                                    
Description :                                                                                        
PulseAudio Equalizer is a 15 bands system wide equalizer, that means                                 
any application that is using PulseAudio, will benefit from the sound                                
Distribution: (none)                                                                             

and I noted these files:

oldcpu@corei7:/usr/src/packages/RPMS/noarch> rpm -qp pulseaudio-equalizer-2.7-1.noarch.rpm -l      
/usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/presets/Full Bass & Treble.preset
/usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/presets/Full Bass.preset
/usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/presets/Full Treble.preset
/usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/presets/Large Hall.preset
/usr/share/pulseaudio-equalizer/presets/Soft Rock.preset

but frankly I’m not willing to risk breaking my audio to install nor to test that. I don’t at this time have a PC available that I would want to test it on. I do NOT recommend this to you. Its also not clear to me what dependencies are needed to be solved for that rpm to work, and I note Fedora dependencies may be different from openSUSE dependencies.

I think openFATE or getting someone who knows more than I to package is a safer approach.

I sent an e-mail to the Packman people now and asked if they could package it and include it to the repos.

I note packman have ladspa-swh-plugins packaged already, so it may not be difficult for them to package this …
PackMan :: Informationen zum Paket ladspa-swh-plugins
… or alternatively one could adopt the Ubuntu approach noted earlier in this thread.

One thing would be to download the .deb for Ubuntu and rebuild it to .rpm? That maybe works better?

Could you please let us know what they say? I decided I really need an EQ just now and found this thread. I would be willing to do some development / packaging work to get a universal EQ if there we can’t find a suitable one. I remember trying this a long time ago and I’m surprised there isn’t a better solution by now.

Another thread to look at:
Alsa graphic equalizer - openSUSE Forums

They have not sent any reply yet, but yes i can post their reply when they answer.

@RimFrost: Hi, did you happen to have any luck with this ?
Wondering as I would love a global eq for opensuse


in the meantime there is a package for pulseaudio equalizer available at Index of /repositories/home://jenewton tried the 11.3 and factory packages with no luck. equalizer app starts but sound is stuttering and the speed sometimes increases.
I’m using the built-in equalizer of banshee at the moment but this equalizer consumes +7% cpu (intel core duo 2,5 Ghz) if activated. Because of this I tried the pulseaudio equalizer.

Maybe the whole thing is working better on 11.2…

Seems like there are different equalizers - I found the one mentioned above at SystemEqualizer the fedora package from pulseaudio-equalizer | Package Info | Koji includes a python script that makes use of ladspa

Seems like there are different equalizers - I found the one mentioned above at SystemEqualizer the fedora package from pulseaudio-equalizer | Package Info | Koji includes a python script that makes use of ladspa

There are various patches that needed apply to fix a few issues, so using an alien generated files isn’t a good idea. I have it packaged up and building here;

You should find it soon (OBS is slow at present for publishing) Search Results