How To Install PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04

The PulseAudio is a sound server, and this package is released for some Linux distributions, macOS, and Windows. The PulseAudio sound server manipulates the audio before processing it to the hardware. Afterward, the modified sound can be heard on the speakers (output device).

In this blog, the installation method of PulseAudio has been discovered for the latest release of Ubuntu.

How to Install PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04

The package PulseAudio comes in the default repository of Ubuntu 22.04. The following steps will lead you to install PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04:

Step 1: Update the Core Libraries of Ubuntu 22.04

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The core library of Ubuntu 22.04 can be updated to load the latest package in the default repository. To do so, run the command:

$ sudo apt update 

Step 2: Install PulseAudio

After updating the repository, run the command to install PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04 using the command:

$ sudo apt install pulseaudio -y

Step 3: Install GUI For PulseAudio

After the successful installation of PulseAudio, install the graphical user interface for controlling the PulseAudio. For this, the package of “PavuControl” will be installed by running the command:

$ sudo apt install pavucontrol -y

Step 4: Verify the Installation

Use the following command to check the version of PulseAudio:

$ pulseaudio --version

The “15.99.1” version of the PulseAudio has been installed on Ubuntu 22.04.

Further, users can launch the “PulseAudio” by searching the application name in the application menu:

Click on the “PulseAudio” icon, and the application will be launched:

The GUI of PulseAudio is easy to understand and use. The users can easily modify the sound with it.

How to Remove PulseAudio From Ubuntu 22.04?

The PulseAudio package can be removed from Ubuntu 22.04 by issuing the below-mentioned command:

$ sudo apt purge pulseaudio -y

The package of PulseAudio has been removed from Ubuntu with all its configuration files.

That is all about this guide!


To install PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04, run the command “sudo apt install PulseAudio -y” in the terminal. PulseAudio is a sound server that modifies the sound before processing it to any hardware (i.e., speakers). This post has provided a detailed installation method for PulseAudio on Ubuntu 22.04.