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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Silent audio in vlc, ubuntu 15.04

When skipping trough videos in vlc by clicking on the timeline the audio sometimes goes silent. I can sometimes bring it back by clicking around on the timelime, or restarting the audio track. I'm ...
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No sound from Headphone Jack on an Asus G46vw

Suddenly my headphone jack has stopped working. I believe it happened after an update. It worked for a long time previously. I've searched everywhere looking for known issues before posting this, and ...
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Sound suddenly stops working in Ubuntu 15.04

My system is dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I've just reinstalled it in a new HDD because my last HDD died. I use Ubuntu mainly, and keep Windows for emergencies and games. So, I ...
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No sound - Skype 4.3 KUbuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.04 I lost sound in Skype. Tried many things suggested on different forums etc. but nothing worked. So I upgraded to 14.10 hoping this will resolve this issue, but alas it didn't. ...
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Audio problem with line out and Rear

Recently I built a system with Asus Sabertooth Z97 motherboard. Motherboard has 5 audio ports and two of them are labeled as 1. Line Out 2. Rear. Problem is that when I login to windows audio output ...
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No sound at all in Ubuntu 14.04

Attempting to better word a prior question. The basics are as follows: Fresh build of 14.04 on newly built custom PC Gigabyte GA-F2A88X mother board with on board audio Asus Xonar DGX Audio Card ...
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PCI Soundcard to function

I've installed a PCI Soundcard, and it seems like Ubuntu is recognizing it, I'm able to see it in alsamixer but when I go into the Ubuntu sound settings I can't get any sound. I've tried a few ...
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Can't Use Audio in One Application Because Another Has Taken Full Use of Sound Card

One of the applications I'm trying to use tells me that the audio device is not available. Is it possible to check what applications are using the sound card at the moment?
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Audio stops working after I pug in my fiio DAC

On my fresh install of Ubuntu when I plug in my Fiio x3 II to use as DAC all audio devices disappear from the sound settings menu. Ubuntu also hangs on shutdown waiting on soundcard job. after ...
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Have to reapply settings via PulseAudio control every time I restart for headphones to work

When I installed Kubuntu 14.04 headphones didn't work. So I installed Pulseaudio Volume Control GUI app for KDE and I have to change where it says Built-in Audio Analogue Stereo to Headphones ...
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Audio related: can't make any connections via JACK, also tried with Cadence

I'm just beginning to check audio features in my system and I want to use some music related programs (yoshimi, space theremin, Din is Noise) but I can't get any sound out of my speakers. Listening ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Headphone not detected

I have exactly the same problem : No headphones audio in Alienware 15 laptop I also have an Alienware 15. Everything works great with Ubuntu 15.04 ... Except wifi and headphone ... There is no sound ...
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How can I toggle between speakers and headphones through the command line?

I am making a script that switches between my speakers and my headphones. Switching between the following 2 commands almost does the trick: amixer -c 0 sset "Auto-Mute Mode" Enabled and amixer -c ...
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No microphone input Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Lenovo T420

I was trying to do some recordings with my new jack splitter. It's a Y cable with a 3.5mm 4 segment male jack, connecting to the computer port, and two female 3.5mm sockets, one for headphones ...
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sound card not recognized in ubuntu

My inbuilt soundcard was not working well(no bass sound,voice screeching) Testing: Speaker:working well with mobile devices Headphones:screeching sound Before I had Windows 7 : Got the screeching so ...
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Internal mic is not working on my lenovo b50 series laptop with ubuntu 14.04

Internal microphone of my laptop is not working whereas when I connect earphones with mic, it works fine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo b50 series laptop. As per suggetion Internal microphone not ...
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set volume with usb headset

I have a usb headset. It works great but I can't change the volume using the normal volume control (in the system tray). I have found a way to change its volume through pulseaudio volume control: I ...
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Lenovo M90z: No Sound after reloading Alsa (“Dummy Output”)

I have a problem which seems to be rather common, but I have not been able to solve: I recently used the command alsa force-reload (though not quite sure why) on my Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z which is ...
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Digital audio does not work

I am having problems getting S/PDIF and HDMI audio working on Ubuntu 15.04. The S/PDIF output shows up in "System Settings > Sound", but no sound is outputted. The HDMI output does not show up. I ...
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Audio through iec958 super quiet

I've tried a lot of things I can find, but nothing helps. Problem in Ubuntu 14.04: Audio plays fine through HDMI, but not through s/pdif. When I unlock and raise the left front or right front ...
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Ubuntu MATE: If no sound is playing it will automatically mute

Hi iam have Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my Notebook, which has physical buttons for volume control (+, -, mute). Whenever plays no sound mute indicator turns red and it will play something like beep (not ...
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How to reset sound and bluetooth settings on Ubuntu 14

When I was using Ubuntu 12.04, sound with a Bluetooth headset worked perfectly. After turning on the headset, it would autoconnect and the sound manager would automatically switch to it in ...
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How do you make ubuntu play stereo sound as mono into one earbud?

I have a broken set of headphones where only the left earbud works. When listening to stereo sounds/music, I can only hear the left track. How can I make ubuntu output stereo sounds and music as ...
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HP Laptop No Sound

I have an HP Envy Touchsmart m6 Sleekbook. I am solely running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and nothing else. I have: Memory : 8 GB Processor : Intel i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz * 4 Graphics : Intel ...
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NO AUDIO BECAUSE AUDIO JACK CANNOT DETECT ANYTHING [14.10]DeskTop [duplicate]

So one day there was a power outage and it seemed to have disabled everything,my ethernet port and audio jack, i enabled my ethernet port with a command but my audio jack seems unfixable..i know sound ...
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Setting pulseaudo card for sound spekaer and bluetooth headset

I'm trying to write a script where I change outputs of my sound using shortcut key. I'm using similar for changing between hdmi and analog and also I'd like to do the same for changing between laptop ...
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laptop making popping noise

I have ubuntu installed on my laptop, but the speaker makes a popping noise (Capacitor discharge) every 10-30 second.. Im close to de soldering the speaker by now! I have tried: edit ...
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sound problem. sound setting only shows analog output, but only headphones work

i have ubuntu version 12.04. Recently i have been facing this problem where i can hear sounds only by using headphones. speakers are not working. in the sound setting , it only lists analog output ...
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Kubuntu is doing weird sound even after reboot every 15 seconds or so

I rebooted, then closed every program I could think of and I still hear repeating after around 15 seconds: Here's what it sounds like. (Minus the static, that's just the recording) Is there any way ...
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microsoft lifechat lx-3000 ubuntu microphone not working

First of all, before marking as duplicated, please know that I already tried every related question, but none of them work. I had a microsoft lifechat lx-3000 in Ubuntu and it was working perfectly. ...
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Trine, Ubuntu 14.04, no audio

I downloaded and installed Trine. The game launches, and everything seems to work, except the audio. I tried playing around with the settings on Pulse Audio Volume Control, but nothing has changed. If ...
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Stop Auto volume gain up, down

When i am using Google Chrome web browser, it use audio auto gain control. As a result the default audio volume keep getting changed from 20% to 100% or 50% and it creates a serious annoying problem. ...
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No audio jack senses

I plug in headphones and it's not detected at all same with my speakers. I try to use USB headphones and they pop up in the sound options as Logitech headphones. I want to get the green headphone jack ...
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Unknown audio device pop up not coming

I installed pulseaudio in my pc and now when i insert my headphone the pop up of "Unknown audio device" is not coming to select the HeadPhone/HeadSet/MicroPhone. How can i enable it back.
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Microphone refuses to work (Kubuntu 15.04)

I have a headset that has a built in microphone (these), with a single line that is supposed to connect to the computer via the headphone jack. I've tested ti on my android phone, and it can record my ...
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No audio devices in audio settings Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04. I recently connected my laptop to my TV via HDMI. After that my sound through speakers stopped working. It was working via audio jack for some time. The audio devices in audio ...
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HDMI tone output not working with PC audio but with test audio

just at the beginning: I'm not good in using Ubuntu (i've been using it for app. one moth) so please do not give me any unexplained instructions. Please do give me detailed information what i have do ...
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Analog sound output does not appear in “Sound settings”

I recently moved my computer, and after I set my speakers up again, I've had problems with outputting sound on them. It just doesn't work. The sound card is a Asus Xonar DX. I'm running Ubuntu 15.04 ...
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15.04 Boot Freeze due to pulseaudio

Since upgrading to 15.04 it always takes me 2 or 3 tries to get through the boot process. When I examine the syslog file, it always stops at: Jun 12 14:03:24 laptop2 pulseaudio[1786]: [pulseaudio] ...
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sound static if disconnected from power on startup

Im using ubuntu 14.04 and there is a loud static (sounds like tv fuzz) which is audible in my headphones (but not in the built in laptop sound) when the sound driver is idle. So if I were to listen to ...
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PulseAudio volume control switch widget for XFCE

Is there a xfce desktop switch widget for pulseaudio volume control? I have a wireless speaker and I hate having to open pulseaudio and change the output setting everytime I turn it on or off
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Media audios stopped-vUbuntu 14.04

When I was watching a film in VLC, I paused it to check my mail. When i played it, I could not hear any sound. I tried to play the movie with the in package video player "Videos"; but had the ...
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Pulseaudio Redirection

Hi i am new to linux and was wondering if anyone can help me with a step-by-step instruction set for pulseaudio redirection. Any help would be appreciated. P.S. I tried doing it on my own but Ubuntu ...
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Getting airplay to work with airport express

I'm running Ubuntu 15.04, and I would like to stream audio to an apple airport express. To do this, I've installed the following packages: sudo apt-get install pulseaudio-module-raop ...
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Bose USB speakers fail to load driver

I've followed several guides to get my speakers working. Primarily the need to modify /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf for the proper index. The speakers were working with my current config. However, ...
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No output from amixer and pulseaudio

After upgrading to 15.04 I lost the ability to control my audio with my media keys which I set up in my awesome wm config file (~/.config/awesome/rc.lua) The script called amixer to change or toggle ...
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How to fix low volume with headphones in Ubuntu 15.04

I've made a clean install of Ubuntu 15.04 but I'm having this issue when using headphones. Volume is very low, even when turning it to maximum. Everything worked fine under Ubuntu 14.04 that I was ...
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Creative Soundblaster Z “almost” works on (K)Ubuntu 15.04

So, since some time back I've had a dedicated sound card. A Creative Soundblaster Z, but after installing Ubuntu 14.04.2 some time back I noticed that the sound card was either found or working. So, ...
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Bluetooth headsed + Pulseaudio Equalizer

My primary sound output device is a bluetooth headset and every time I boot, I have to click through Blueman to connect the Audio Sink and switch to high-fidelity playback. With that done, its then ...
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High pitched voice in Skype when using external USB microphone

I am using Skype for Linux (v. 4.3.0.37) on Kubuntu 14.04.2 LTS. When making a Skype test call and using an external USB connected microphone, I noticed that my own voice is very high pitched ...