Questions related to PulseAudio, the default sound server in Ubuntu, which manages all audio devices like internal and external sound cards (and therefore all speakers, microphones, headsets, etc.) through its ALSA backend.

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How to play audio from different applications on different output devices?

How can I play music on my speakers while I use my headset for video chat applications like Skype? Shouldn't this be possible via this PulseAudio sound server that Ubuntu uses?
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Pulseaudio resets volume control to 100% — doesn't save volume

Running Ubuntu 13.10 and each time I login, my volume control is reset to 100%. Pulseaudio never saves its state. I can run pacmd set-sink-volume 0 26000 on the cmd line to set it back to 40%, but it ...
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WINE: minor delay on sound playback

When running a game under WINE pulseaudio is showing a constant delay of what I would estimate to be 100-200ms that on occasion climbs to over 500ms. I can't put my finger on why it increases on some ...
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Pulseaudio: route audio from sink to source

Is it possible to set up pulseaudio such that the audio playing in a given sink is routed also to a source (in this case a microphone)? If so, how would I go about it? I've looked at module-loopback ...
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How to deactivate headphones output

I've got a broken piece of jack stuck into my headphones output : I cannot get any sound from my laptop speakers. I've tried many things (using alsamixer, pavucontrol, checking the different mute ...
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USB audio device not working

I have recording device it record the audio frombluetoothand usb audio sound card. I assigned the bluetooth device to the right channel and usb audio sound card to the left channel. I am using pulse ...
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Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter Not working

I have a recording device it records the audio and video using different devices like logitech webcam, vga2usb, bluetooth and Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter etc. using the ALSA, pulse audio ...
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Ubuntu and WiFi Speakers

I recently bought a set of panasonic Wi-Fi speakers, I switch them on and Ubuntu 13.10 sound I can see the panasonic speakers. I am using a Lenovo U410 ideapad. What is odd is that as soon as I switch ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.10, tried everything

I've read through a bunch of differen't suggestions. I've restarted/rebuilt alsa as well as pulse audio. I've ran speakertest. I've installed ubuntu restricted extras. Here's what's happening... ...
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Audio “Buzz” noise from headphone jack into external speakers

ASUS N550JV laptop dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I have an external speaker plugged in all the time since I usually use my laptop as a desktop. The problem occurs when the laptop is not ...
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Are my choices really limited to stream sound or hear sound?

I followed the instructions at How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype? in order to load-module sinks. I can stream to my twitch feed no problem. My problem is that I ...
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How can I set my Bluetooth-speakers “default” volume lower than 100%?

I finaly got my Jabra Solemate playing nice with my desktop computer. However, every time I connect my Solemate, the volume setting in PulseAudio pops (back) up to 100%. What I'd like, is for it to ...
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Recorded sound using mic heard in only one speaker

I just installed vokoscreen to record screen and sound.I have also installed Pulse Audio Volume Control to control the devices.I am using my mobile earphone to record sound. So when I record,I speak ...
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pulseaudio and pacmd crash

My pulseaudio crashes repeatedly and I need a method to recover from it without a reboot. When the crash happens, executing pacmd says "Daemon not responding". I have tried removing ~/.config/pulse ...
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mix two PCM audio

I am capturing audio data using pulse audio for every sink index index in file. but after this I want to mix two audio sample from different file . my sample specification is format = ...
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Fn keys not working

I wanted to give Lubuntu a try. Everything works, even audio now, except the volume control with fn keys, and it would be nice to have those back. lol Running on a Toshiba Satellite C75D-A if that's ...
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How to install pulseaudio 5 on Ubuntu

Guys how i can install pulseaudio 5? i don't understand the installation step on this link http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/multimedia/pulseaudio.html anybody can tell me how to install ...
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How do you feed two audio inputs into one input using pulseaudio?

I'm very unfamiliar with pulse audio. That being said, I'm trying to take the inputs from a line-in audio jack and a usb microphone and combine them into one virtual input device. Anyone have a decent ...
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double jack mic/headphone not working for output

I am a professional musician, who studies post-grad in music and really wants to use linux on my research, with Csound, PureData, SuperCollider and so on. I have sound playback thru speakers, but not ...
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How do I get my Sound indicator back

I run Xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo S10 Ideapad Netbook. I have 200GB HDD Space and 1GB of ram. I wanted to give ubuntu a second chance but I installed it using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I was ...
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Bluetooth Headset audio delayed, broken up, and not always working

I have a Harmon BT headset works great on Android with a little work it was alright on Windows. But Ubuntu is just jacking up the audio left and right how do I fix this? Im currently running 13.10.
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Enabling module-http-protocol-tcp makes PulseAudio crash

According to Rygel documentation module-http-protocol-tcp must be enabled in order to use rygel. If I do this by calling pacmd load-module module-http-protocol-tcp the module loads. If I put ...
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Microphone shuts off when Audacity starts

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS for my church's sound-room for recording and cd-burning. The setup is great with a Gnome3 desktop and Audacity. I'm using the microphone jack on the computer's sound card ...
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Headphone jack intermittently working on Asus A55VD with Ubuntu 13.10

I have seen many posts about problems with headphone jacks on Ubuntu and have even tried some of the solutions, however my issue seems to be slightly different in the fact that quite often my ...
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No sound with Lubuntu

I've installed Lubuntu as a dual OS with Windows XP. I have sound as per normal in XP but when I boot with Lubuntu I have no sound from the laptop speakers or through headphones. I have downloaded: ...
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No sound output both speakers and headphone toshiba satellite m55 Xubuntu 12.10

I am running Xubuntu 12.10 and I was trying to repair the sound on the headphone jack since I had sound output through there and now I have no sound what so ever. So I think I made things worst. No ...
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Recording game audio with SimpleScreenRecorder

I'm following the tutorial www.maartenbaert.be/simplescreenrecorder/recording-game-audio/ (PulseAudio: The Hard Way) to get SimpleScreenRecorder to record both the Monitor of Plantronics and ...
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Listen to pulseaudio rtp stream using VLC

I want to listen to Pulseaudio's RTP multicast stream using VLC, but it's not working out. First, I try to determine where it's playing: tcpdump -n net 192.0.0.0/8 -c 10 Which gives me listening ...
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Pulseaudio: Loopback decreases volume?

I'm trying to set up PulseAudio for some streaming, and I thought I had it set up correctly. Apparently I was wrong. I was having some issues with volume in my setup, so I decided to start from ...
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Conexant Multi-Stream

In Windows, the Conexant SmartAudio driver lets me enable multi-stream mode, which lets me play one audio stream through the headphones, and a different stream through the speakers at the same time. ...
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How to install Trust SC-5500p USB 5.1 external sound card?

Update: I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 beta - which works great - but doesn't help resolving the issue with SC-5500p. I would also accept as an answer (not to mention the upvote) any help that gets ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 (Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic) No HDMI Sound

I am a complete noob to Xubuntu. I have been trying all day to get HDMI audio to work, I have a Radeon HD 6800 using a HDMI to TV and I can not do it at all. It shows up in PulseAudio Volume ...
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No sound after restart in Ubuntu 13.10

After restarting my computer (the first time in a while) I no longer had any volume indicator or any output devices in my sound settings, but still had sound. I tried some various things to fix this ...
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Rediricting Applications into virtual sinks

I want to separate sound from different applications, using virtual sinks, then mix them together into single output of my soundcard, all using pulseaudio. is there an option to do such thing?
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PulseAudio GUI images

Can anyone tell me what the symbols mean in the sound manager GUI under the "Output Devices" tab? There is one symbol that is a green rectangle and a blue music note. The other is a dark grey square ...
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Audio does not work in upstart job

I'm trying to run the gmediarender UPnP media renderer as an upstart job. When I run it from the command line as myself, everything works fine. When it runs as an upstart job, I get error messages in ...
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No HDMI output option even though hdmi option shows up in pulse audio control - Ubuntu 13.10 64bit

Checked for the answers earlier but the provided solutions didn't work, there was one question exactly the same as mine but it got no answers. As stated in the subject, the hdmi option shows up in ...
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Sound Input/Output w/ Mudita24 and Delta 1010LT

I have a fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 LTS (64-bit) with an M-Audio delta 1010LT soundcard. I installed Mudita24 which allowed me to hear system sounds and applications once I turned up the DAC ...
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Freerdp looses connection: pa_queue_push() Aborting. Why?

On a Ubuntu machine, I have the problem, that freerdp looses it's connection to the remote machine (Windows 7 virtual machine) caused by the following error: Assertion 'q->font' failed at ...
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Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100%

Problem Every time I've logged into my Ubuntu desktop the volume is set to 100%. Except it doesn't state it's at %100 in the icon, and when I do change the volume it suddenly remembers the setting ...
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No sound from speakers

Just installed a new Kubuntu 13.10. It seems the Intel HDA sound card are recognized as a HDMI(Digital) output rather than both an analog output and a digital one. AlsaInfo is here Any ideas how to ...
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Audio on Firefox doesn't work after using Hydrogen

I am new to Ubuntu and just installed Ubuntu Studio. After Googling a previous audio problem regarding no sound on Youtube, I uninstalled pulseaudio. Audio works fine both on Youtube and Hydrogen on ...
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Sound not working on Dell XPS M1210

I have a Dell XPS M1210, I used to run Windows XP Home Edition and the sound worked perfectly, I could plug-in my headphone and listen to stuff or use its built in speakers. I always have been a big ...
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How can I get my pci-audio card(VT1723 + VT1617A) to work?

I have one pci audio card with VT1723 + VT1617 codec. It works normally in Windows, but has no sound in Ubuntu 12.04. I have enabled ice1724 module in alsa-base.conf. Some detail of the interface ...
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Popping sound on volume change not playing

I was having issues with my Beats Audio playing in Ubuntu so I followed a guide for HDAJackRetask which fixed my Beats issue, but now the popping sound that is supposed to play when you use the volume ...
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No sound over HDMI on Desktop 13.10

I have the option for HDMI and have the output set to 100% but no sound. I get sound from the speaker port on the front of my case and the back but not over HDMI to my TV. I have tried a ton of thing ...
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Internal Microphone not working with Ubuntu 13.10 on Compaq CQ-45

I am unable to get the internal microphone working with Ubuntu. It works perfectly with Windows. Here is the output of lspci: 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 ...
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Can't get any sound from Ubuntu

I can't get any kind of sound from my PC. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my somewhat old desktop as the soundcard wasn't recognised by my (unlicensed) Windows 7. Ubuntu seems to have detected my card, as ...
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Extra noise in speakers when all media applications are closed

I use Ubuntu 12.04 system on my laptop and have the following problem. I plugged sound speaker and now I have some extra noise... The most wondering thing is that this extra noise appear only if I ...
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usb video capture device: video displayed OK but NO sound?

I'm trying to digitize my old Video8 videos with a Terratec GrabsterAV350MX usb device on a Kubuntu system. Video display, and capture on basis of v4l2 is no problem. However I cannot get any sound. ...