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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iMac 27" (Late-2012) Headphone audio not working

I cant seem to get my headphone audio working for the life of me! The speakers work just fine, but when I plug in my headphones they are recognized by the computer, but no sound comes out of them. I ...
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There isn't coming any sound out of the headphone jack [on hold]

When I take the headphones out, there is sound and when I set the HDMI as output there is sound to.
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How to record with sox?

I would like to record some text-to-speech. Right now I pipe the audio to play so that it can be played. The command that I use to play the tts is play -q - I have tried using audio-record and ...
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How to exclude certain device from being grabbed by PulseAudio?

To cut a long story short: I have a specific case with application run in Wine. The thing is this application is not seeing my sound input device when this device is grabbed by PulseAudio. ...
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Mic Static Ubuntu 14.04

I have been looking around online and I have yet to find anything about this. I tried looking at this post on here and that never helped. Any advice would be great. I'd be down to try anything that ...
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Duplicate CyanogenMod's DSP Manager effect on Ubuntu

I have an Android phone with CyanogenMod installed. I use it to listen to music on the way home, and I prefer to listen to it with a slight bass boost. CyanogenMod comes with a built-in DSP Manager, ...
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sound card issue

I followed this link in order to install vmware workstation, after i installed vmware workstation, i lost sound. i tried by reinstalling alsa and pulse but no luck with it. sound is working with ...
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My Headphones crackles and sound dies?

This has been bothering me for a while. Mostly when my headphones have just finished playing something. I hear a crackling sound for a second and the sound dies out. I have to put my computer to sleep ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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Difference between mpg123 and mpg123-alsa

On my Ubuntu machine I have both mpg123 and mpg-alsa in /usr/bin (though former is linked to /etc/alternatives/mpg123). The documentation for both just says that they read files and URLs and play ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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PulseAudio not Showing Devices/No Sound

I've been searching the help sections here and the Ubuntu forums for the last 2 days and still can not get my Audio to start working again. I'm not sure how but I booted up after work a few days ago ...
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no sound after upgrade to 15.04

hello I tried the alsamixer in the terminal and the GUI both have volume all the way up and was unmuted and I had sound before but I had to upgrade case something happened and every one said an ...
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Line-in microphone not functioning 14.04 LTS

I have a problem with my line-in microphone, it is detected by Ubuntu when plugged in, but it's audio slider only reacts when I speak into my built-in laptop microphone. Why might this be? I have ...
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losing the sound in my Laptop after running the command alsamixer

I have lost sound from my laptop since I tried this command "alsamixer" I posted this question in UBUNTU alsa-driver Package but can't get a solution. the proposition to try this command line didn't ...
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pacmd followed by list-cards shows 0 card(s) available. What does this mean?

So as of now there is no sound on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's working fine on windows. I did pacmdfollowed by list-cards and it showed 0 card(s) available. Does this mean pulse audio is not able to ...
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Why is it impossible to set audio jack connector to input?

I have got an Acer Aspire V3-371 notebook which has only a single audio jack connector. I am quite sure that it should be possible to set it to input (for recordings) as well. I have found and tried ...
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pulseaudio - startup failed - no sound

Approximately 3 days ago the sound stopped working. What worries me that I had a working system and I haven`t made any changes to it. Quite long time now that the pa-equalizer(webup8) stopped working, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Headphone Glitch

Ok so here's my problem. I was listening to music on my laptop earlier and all was well then for some reason the sound got really quiet to the point where i could barely hear it. I went in the pulse ...
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Sound problems after upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had no sound after upgrading ubuntu 12.04 LTS using sudo apt-get upgrade. In the window Sound settings there is no device through which sound can be played. Alsamixer says that this sound device ...
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Thinkpad T440s internal mic not working in Ubuntu 15.04

My internal microphone on my thinkpad t440s is not picking up any audio on Ubuntu 15.04. For reference, here is the output of lspci and my kernel I am running. philip@philip:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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Lag on pulseaudio to react to media keys

I'm using *Ubuntu 15.04 and when I start (turn on) the pc, pulse audio lags minutes to react to media keys. So, if I press the up or down volume key, the volume of the system reacts minutes later on a ...
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How to configure 2 bluetooth speakers with 2 bluetooth dongles?

I normally stream to my computer speakers and to a bluetooth speaker by using pulseaudio. So far no major problems. But then I though about connecting a second bluetooth speaker. I use the bluetooth ...
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External audio interface sometimes not recognized

I just bought and external usb audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) and tried to set it up with my laptot running Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that it behaves weirdly. Sometimes, it is recognized ...
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problem to push volume beyond 100% on Ubuntu GNOME

I made a bash script to push the volume beyond 100% in Ubuntu GNOME, to be able to start it during the boot process as my laptop's sound in Ubuntu is so weak. The script is /usr/bin/volume150.sh and ...
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How should i overcome the installation that had failed to create secure directory

And i'm new in the Ubuntu World. i'm on the final stage trying to intall Ubuntu 14.04 in my pc. i fisrt met a partitionning issue which i have overcameth by forcing it to pass and continue the ...
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Real-Time Volume Leveling & Audio Outputs

I've been looking around for something like this, but the only solution I found here only works for one output, and is very inelegant. I want something that will raise quiet sounds, lower loud ones, ...
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Where's device file of the sound card?How can I play by C

In /dev, I just find /dev/console, rather than /dev/dsp, /dev/audio, etc., which friends told me the device file of sound card in Linux. Now, I want to play music and change the volume by C in Ubuntu ...
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Blue Snowball iCE Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently purchased a Blue Snowball iCE microphone. It seems like this person and this person had success using this on earlier versions of Ubuntu. When I plug in this microphone, it's not recognized ...
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No sound in Lubuntu 14.04 but everything seems to be OK?

Following some manipulation I lost completely my sound in Lubuntu 14.04. When trying to play a file, this message is printed: $ aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav Playing WAVE ...
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Praat is not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.02

I installed Praat Speech Analyzer from Ubuntu Software Center.I wanted to record a sound by my laptop's microphone,i tried it by my headphone and earphone too.It showed that it recorded sound but when ...
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15.04 - Delays after logging off

Preparing Windows 10 arrival and refusing to let Microsoft or any other company to watch my activity, I finally also installed Ubuntu on our family computer in the leaving room after using it on my ...
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Audio devices not listed for playback

Newbie and I messed something up. I originally had sound but now I do not. When I use aplay -l I get this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 ...
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How to stream music on ubuntu 14.04 to Apple TV

My apple TV is on the same network as my computer and I would like to stream any audio which goes through my laptop to the apple tv. Is this possible? Edit:When I installed paprefs and associated ...
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Pulseaudio Auto limiter cutting off .wav output

How to go about disabling the Auto Gain / Auto Limiter function of Pulseaudio? ..Installed old Doom series through Wine. And Timidity with proper .sf2 for MIDI.. But when any Loud .wav file transients ...
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14.04 bluetooth lag (latency, delay) and skipping

i came across: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/405294 Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback? (didn't ...
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PulseAudio & ALSA - Set ports as separate output devices

I'm trying to separate "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" into two separate devices (front panel audio and back panel audio, they are currently combined). Using a Realtek ALC887 on Kubuntu 14.04. I've ...
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mpd - pulse and/or alsa problem

What am I doing? I'm trying to get mpd working for the first time so I can stream my audio on multiple Linux devices. My mpd.conf file shows: music_directory "/home/john-mcbride/.mpd/music" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dell e5440 no sound

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my dell e5440. Every time I start ubuntu there is no sound at all unless I plug in headphones. The only way that the speakers work is if I suspend my laptop and wake it up. ...
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Audacity doesn't list USB Microphone

I got a new USB Microphone. It is listed at lsusb: Bus 004 Device 011: ID 0d8c:0031 C-Media Electronics, Inc. And it works fine on e.g. TeamSpeak. But at Audacity, it isn't listed. (Just for ...
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How to change the default alert sound in Gnome

I am running Ubuntu Gnome 15.04, and I want to change the default alert sound from "Drip" to "Sonar". I have tried going into Settings > Sound > Sound Effects, however, there is no obvious way ...
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ALSA not recognizing sound card in Ubuntu 14.04

My system suddenly stopped recognizing my internal sound card. When opening the Sound application, no output hardware devices are listed unless I connect an HDMI device (sound bar or television), or ...
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how to install DSP or LV2 effects(realtime effects) while playing music and videos in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want install effect realtime processor sound while playing music and videos, which are similar to windows applicatios such as SRS Audio Sandbox or Viper4Windows... I tried Creox but is very outdated ...
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Connect microphone to combo port in Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus S400CA, however it comes with a combo port(headphone port and mic port combined). For some reason, in Ubuntu if I connect a microphone, it always detects it as a headphone, and I cannot ...
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Shortcuts volume specific output

Ubuntu 15.04. I have multiple audio outputs, all correctly recognised and shown by Pulseaudio. Through pavucontrol GUI I can individually change the volumes of all the outputs. The volume shortcuts ...
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kubuntu 15.04 no sound - nvidia 970

My issue is very similar to this item: Xubuntu 15.04, no sound through HDMI but a bit different. Using a pair of nvidia 970 with an asrock exctreme6 MB. Sound output through display port to ...
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USB speaker not detected

I am connecting an USB speaker but it the speaker gets detected on USB buts gets rejected after a while. However it works in Fedora [ 9548.214066] usb 5-3: new full-speed USB device number 19 using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Sound in Headphones

For some reason, my headphone jack no longer works. I have tried numerous fixes online, yet none of them have fixed my problem. Here is what I have tried - Download PAVC - Open alsamixer in terminal, ...
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Audio stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04

Audio stopped working when I booted up my PC, it was working fine the day before. Usually it's fixed with a reboot, or two, but no luck. I followed the usual precedures: 1. checked for muted volume ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Audio failure

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2. This is a new installation, but I was able to play audio through speakers or headphones yesterday by selecting the desired output in the Sound|Output dialog. Today, I ...