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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gstreamer + pulseaudio network sink: Playback stops after each song

I have a pulseaudio sink set up to send audio to another PC as described here: Network: Using a tunnel. It works, but in multiple music players - which all use gstreamer - playback stops after every ...
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No sound over HDMI running 15.04 on NUC D54250WYK

After upgrading to 15.04, and maybe another update round, I can't hear any sound over HDMI. A sound device seems to exist: $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 1: PCH [HDA ...
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How to disable HFP support of pulseaudio on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am a Ubuntu and audio newbie and I am trying to fix an audio problem on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS that affects some tests I am working on. I would like to know how to disable the HFP support of pulseaudio. ...
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Only analog sound device in 15.04, HDMI device was accessible before

as the title suggests I can't choose HDMI audio output anymore, the only available sound device is analog. I could choose HDMI audio output before, but now it is missing.
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Xubuntu 15.04, no sound through HDMI

I've just installed Xubuntu 15.04 in my Dell laptop after using Ubuntu for over 2 years. I can't get the sound to work in my Samsung monitor, which is connected to the laptop through its HDMI port. It ...
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pulseaudio-dlna not working with ROCKI or Airport Express

Just installed pulseaudio-dlna (via the ppa) into my Ubuntu 14.04.2 system. When I run it, it seems to find my ROCKI and my Airport Express fine, but when I try to send audio to it (via VLC or mpd) it ...
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Lost HDMI sound somehow

A few days ago, everything with my HDMI was working fine - sound and video. Yesterday, PulseAudio Volume Control no longer detects HDMI output as an audio output - video still works fine. I don't ...
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Internal speakers not in output devices

Problem: My internal speakers aren't listed in the output devices tab resulting in no sound coming out of them. Just tested, headphones/headset also don't work. System does "see" sound card Things ...
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Alsamixer or Pulseaudio reverts PCM channel level to 100% in 14.04

Can anybody help me figuring out why every time I change volume with media keys, or restart my Dell E1405, the PCM slider goes up to 100%? How do I make it stay at 81% (which is one step below the red ...
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Audio capture from Stereo to USB sound card

I have a 4 channel stereo input to USB sound card that I have connected with a odroid-c1 sbc running lubuntu 14.04. I need to capture the audio from USB sound card. For this I had pulseaudio installed ...
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Skype crackling audio during Test Call?

I have a problem with Skype 4.2 during the Test Call that I don't think it matters on client side, but during the test call after the recording and then playback the audio is crackling. Now I fixed ...
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Microphone Volume changing randomly

I dont know why, my microphone volume is changing automaticly. In pavucontrol, I set my mic to 25% but when I start talking it changes to 50 %. Anyone got a solution on how to disable pavucontrol ...
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My laptop doesn't show the HDMI among the sound output options

My laptop doesn't show the HDMI among the sound output options, so I was trying to find a way to play sound through HDMI. I found this answer on the question "HDMI is not displayed in the “Sound” ...
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No sound out of Ubuntu 15.04

There is literally no sound, I've tried every solution online I could find. It start when I unplugged my Microphone. I've tried reinstalling alsa and pulseaudio, booting in different kernel, ...
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Ubuntu sound won't work after downloading necessary packages

I can't get the sound to work on my chromebook while running Ubuntu. I've done it on this very machine before and it's worked fine, but I had to do a powerwash and now the sound won't work, even ...
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Is there any dsp solution for ubuntu

I'm searching for a Audio DSP solution for ubuntu. I want to have the possibility to set some high pass and low pass filter to my 5.1 outputs. Low pass for the LFE and high pass for surround and ...
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when using pulseaudio, internal sink not selectable

using unity-control-center/sound, there is only a selection for the HDMI audio output, not for the internal sound. the internal sound has jacks on the back of the mother board. What do I need to do ...
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Sound Problem: Output sound get fixed with Headphones only

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). After installing the default sound system worked fine. Last night I was watching videos on youtube plugging my headphone. Headphone also worked well. But when I ...
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ALSA soundcard intel ALC887 not working in Ubuntu 15.04

No way setting alsa mixer. This is my alsa-info output: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bTCdTgeKBzJ1G7S3uqpuEtarc9THM_2E4UFGO9yyPMU/edit?usp=sharing Any help appreciated.
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How can I delay sound in the system?

I use some private internet video broadcasting and it comes sometimes with a delay. Also, projector that I use also adds a delay to the video. So, I'd like to delay sound a bit in order to put sound ...
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Fast user switching mutes my volume

Each time I log in to Ubuntu 14.04, using fast user switching, my volume gets reset to about 10% and muted. I have to unmute and slide the volume control back to where I want it. This even happens if ...
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Installed Chrubuntu 15.04 no sound

i know it's still in development, and I'm using Chrubuntu on a Samsung Xe303c12, I was able to finally get Xubuntu to load, the screen has some minor grpahical issues, like a blinking mouse, and faded ...
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alsamixer can see microphone, but pulseaudio doesn't

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Pixel LS laptop with a patched kernel (https://github.com/tsowell/linux-samus). Problem is - pulseaudio (pavucontrol) doesn't recognize the microphone. If I run ...
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ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet pavillion x360 system settings

I have been using Ubuntu 15.04 for a while on a Pavillion x360. Everything worked perfect! After the last time I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I started getting error messages. ...
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EasyNote mx45 Packard Bell - no Audio - mute/un-mute triggering infinitely

I installed Xubuntu in an EasyNote Packard Bell laptop. Everything works except the audio, the problem is that the volume icon flashes continuously, it seems that the issue is the mute/un-mute ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install @ Dell Inspiron 5000 - sound problem

My computer has 3 audio outputs: built-in, jack in the back (for speakers), jack in the side (for headphones). In my case speakers are always plugged, headphones are plugged occasionally. I've been ...
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Pulseaudio With SimpleScreenRecorder Problem

I just installed SimpleScreenRecorder to record my screens with audio. SSR is working smoothly. Only problem is my voices are not recording with pullseaudio as Backend! When I record audio using ALSA ...
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pulseaudio not running on nonstandard /home 14.04.1 LTS permissions errors

The issue that I am having with pulseaudio seems to be slightly different than I have been able to find, but I think I have an idea how to fix it. I have a dual boot Win7/Ubuntu laptop, HP ProBook ...
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I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 with 15.04 Desktop. Sound no longer works

My motherboard is a MSI 760GM-E5I (FX) which uses a Realtec audio chipset ALC888S/ALC889. Sound worked fine on the previous 14.04 version, but hasn't worked since the upgrade. System Settings says I'm ...
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USB audio input is recording too slow, playing back too fast

There is a thread that explains how this happens, and what fixes it, but they did not show how they fixed it. Any information would be much appreciated. Here is the thread USB Audio Input recording ...
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Bluetooth music playback slow and choppy

How do you diagnose slow choppy sound playback with Bluetooth headsets on Ubuntu 14.04? My headset worked perfectly on 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04, I can still pair just fine and select the ...
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Failed to get D-BUS connection (systemctl, pulse) after upgrade to 15.04

I upgraded to 15.04 and I seem to have issue with permissions talking to D-BUS. Pulseaudio is completely broken (no sound, no volume controls), and systemctl (and also sudo systemctl) reports: $ ...
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ubuntu 14.04 sound issue suddenly stopped working

when I started my computer this morning my sound was not working i searched google and found the this topic (second answer) sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Audio switches to Headphones after suspend, but there is no sound through headphones or speakers

Ok, so I have been getting a strange issue since I updated to 15.04. After a reboot, audio works fine through the speakers, and I'm able to plug the headphones in and it switches to them and works ...
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Audio is not streamed to bluetooth headset

i bought a new bluetooth headset for cordless music but my ubuntu notebook does not want to play any music over it. However, it does connect to it and i can choose it in pulseaudio-manager but music ...
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Audio Lag/Delay with USB Headset

I own the Corsair Vengeance 1500V2 USB Headset and I like them quite a lot. I have recently switched back to Linux by installing Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit. Everything is fine expect from some audio ...
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Pulseaudio fails to autodetect USB headphones

Pulseaudio doesn't detect my USB headphones automaticly (but the system does), so I'm to do pulseaudio -k every session time. I lose sound in some apps and sound notification event. Is there a less ...
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How do I Change the Muting of Headphones Upon Pluging Policy - Gnome Shell 3.16.1

I'm using Gnome Shell 3.16.1. Every time I unplug my headphones and plug them back in, it reverts to mute. It used to be that the shell will remember the level you set the sound at and load it when ...
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How can the outputs of sounds be set by command in PulseAudio?

I'm trying to automate the setup process needed to pipe the output of Festival speech synthesis into Skype for the purposes of allowing a person who cannot speak to have a synthetic voice on Skype. I ...
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How to make speaking clock ( via cron and festival tts) work while playing music

I switched to linux since last 11 months,I am on ubuntu 15.04, I have learned to use cron for various tasks. I use Cron to announce time via festival tts(using mbrolla voice) hourly. This is the ...
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Why was pulseaudio installed on Ubuntu server 14 after dist-upgrade?

I noticed after doing apt-get dist-upgrade that pulseaudio was using 100% of one of the CPUs on my server. I can stop it but it restarts after after rebooting. Why would this have been installed and ...
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Re-compiling PulseAudio

I'm having an issue getting PulseAudio re-compiled. I decided to recompile to try out the WebRTC echo cancellation as well as get access to the equalizer. I'm not doing anything crazy here, I simply ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04 | Always Maximum

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. This is on an old & faithful HP 32bit System, one of the friendliest Linux Laptops I've ever owned. Currently, I can't get the volume to work (using Unity). It's ...
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Audio Playing on Headphones and Speakers (Ubuntu 15.04)

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04. The upgrade went fine, except that now audio plays from the headphones and the speaker at the same time. My speakers are plugged into the ...
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I recently installed Ubuntu but I can't get any sound

So I recently installed Ubuntu, and there is no audio output with or without headphones plugged in, while playing music in the browser, music streamed from rhythmbox or while playing music on the ...
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Using Jacks in Patchage

I just installed patchage, but My jacks (mic and headphones) are not showing up. Do I have to install some more package, to configure something with ALSA or pulseaudio ? Regards, FliiFe
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Ubuntu 15.04 application audio status bar widget

I am looking for a widget that would reside in the status bar of my Ubuntu 15.04 install. There is currently the standard volume control which controls the master volume. What I am looking for is a ...
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Audio jack output muting since 15.04 upgrade

Since I upgraded to 15.04, when I plug in headphones there is no output. I can get sound, but I must open alsamixer, un-mute and turn up the "Speaker" (which is listed as Speaker and Line out) AND ...
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Delayed system sounds

My SYSTEM audio is delayed, when I get a notification there is no sound, but there is a background buzzing that tells me the sound has become active. When testing sound I click Front Right all I hear ...
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Reuse front headphone jack as microphone jack

I have a Realtek ALC 882 internal audio device in my computer, which supplies three front jacks. The microphone jack is broken (can confirm this from Win7) and I want to use the headphone jack to ...