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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bluetooth headset problem (Ausdom m04 with bluetooth 4.0)

I have a bluetooth headset (Ausdom m04). At first, I couldn't set up the device as the laptop couldn't find the device. Then, after a couple of hours, I managed to connect it but there was no sound. ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - setup the headphone volume to 100% not speaker volume to 100% [on hold]

Ubuntu 15.04 is used in a call-center. Where they are using this PC Agent have random headphone to listen audio, so they connect or unplug the headphone in the Asus speaker output jack. The moment ...
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JACK breaks audio. How do I fix it?

Audio was working fine until I tried to use qjackctl and qsynth to play a MIDI keyboard. I followed this answer* to setup the keyboard and it worked. But then I noticed other applications couldn't ...
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Audio stops working after playing one item on kodi

I have an ubuntu box running with pulseaudio and kodi, playing audio over HDMI. After I play one video my audio stops working for all next video files. If I restart pulse audio with pulseaudio -k ...
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lost sound in internal speakers after installing pulseaudio

I have an all-in-one desktop with Lubuntu 14.04.3 installed. In order to be able use Skype I installed pulseaudio. I used to be able to change volume with alsamixer so that I could hear things out of ...
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No sound after upgrading to 15.10

Situation: After seeing the EOL reminder I decided to upgrade my 15.04 to 15.10 and I did so using the terminal (sudo do-release-upgrade -d) without any problems during the upgrade. After the ...
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Individual audio programs controlling master volume

I recently disabled pulseaudio and prevented it from autospawning in its config file. Now, even when I start it manually using pulseaudio --start, it doesn't work properly. for instance, when I use ...
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pactl Loopback and Sink for mic + VLC with low CPU load? latency settings?

Hello AskUbuntu community! I've looked up a lot of Q&A here about loopbacks and sinks, but I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to get things working the way that I need them to. It seems like I ...
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firefox+html5+hdmi audio = crackling

I'm having problems watching videos, mostly on youtube, using the html5 player. The sound has a lot of crackles and is not easy to listen to at all. This only happens when I'm outputting the audio to ...
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ALSA Find Only Output Focusrite Saffire6

I was working with python and sounddevice. Till now i only was sending out some sound true my (usb1.1) saffire 6. For now i want record and sending audio at the same moment. I found out that my ...
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How to use Computer as a HeadSet using a bluetooth dongle paired with Android phone

My goal is simple. Whenever someone makes a called on my phone I want to be able to use my computer as a headset. This way I could use my Mic to talk back at the person on the other end, and my ...
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How to enable pacmd index

I ran the following command to turn off one of my sound card profiles: pacmd set-card-profile 1 off And now when I try to turn it back on I'm not sure what profile I'm supposed to enter in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + bluetooth microphone does not produce sound

I am trying to use a bluetooth microphone (Nolan MIC Bluetooth Wireless Microphone) with my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Using the standard bluetooth tool, I can connect to the device and I can see it appearing ...
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Sound only out of internal speakers, never headphones (Alienware laptop, Ubuntu 15.10)

Alienware 17 r3 laptop, internal speakers work fine, headphone jack(s) seem to be ignored, so I can't get sound to an external speaker. (The Alienware has a second "microphone" jack, which apparently ...
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Select sound from a2dp with pulseaudio

I have successfully connected my phone to the computer via a2dk (bluetooth audio). Pavucontrol shows in the "input devices" the audio signal of my phone. Nevertheless, the sound is not played by the ...
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No sound for built-in speakers but works fine for headphones

Yesterday I bought Dell inspiron 15 3542, with fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, sound was working fine for the first time for both built-in laptop speakers and headphone. After installing some ...
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Audio system Realtek ALC 899 doesn't work on 14.04.3

I have a notebook (MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro), on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. It seems, that audio driver for Realtek ALC 899 downloaded automatically (for example file ...
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Pulse Audio does not work after Resume

Hy, After Suspend - Resume Sound Applications still play, but there is no sound. I need to issue (in a shell) /usr/bin/pasuspender /bin/true then sound is there again. This command of course ...
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No audio in gmusicbrowser, guayadeque, banshee etc but VLC OK

first post here, new to Linux/Ubuntu (14.04). I had Gmusicbrowser, Guayadeque all working then I decided to install Banshee through software center to have a look. Something went wrong during the ...
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Audacity Keeps Crashing

I'm running the latest version of audacity and the playback keeps crashing when I try to pause it. Ive seen elsewhere on line that this is a bug and that there are workarounds for it but i cant seem ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...
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How do xmms/modplug tune volume?

I'm using xmms2 0.8 DrO_o + modplug 1.0.0 to have a rich playlist featuring some .ogg/mp3 songs together with old-school sound tracks (.mod, .s3m, .it, .xm). All this runs on ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, ...
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Ubuntu 15.10: Set HDMI sound automatically on connect/disconnect

I've read on this SO question: Set HDMI sound output automatically on connect/disconnect But it does not work. Using pactl set-card-profile 0 output:hdmi-stereo does not work on terminal even though ...
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Audio Stutters while listening to music

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. While listening to music, They have stutters sometimes. The audio garbles up, sound stops coming for 2 seconds then resumes, and stuff like that. Model is Lenovo s20-30, and I ...
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No Sound after Upgrade to Xubuntu 14.04

After the upgrade to 14.04 I can't hear anything anymore. The basic troubleshooting looks good, but with aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav nothing is to hear. # lspci -v | grep -A7 -i ...
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How to stop an application from outputing sound?

I have an application which makes a lot of noise, and there seems to be no way of turning off the noise it makes (it plays some music while running etc), so I was wondering if I can just make it so ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 bluetooth headset connected but not working

Ever since I have upgraded my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 to 15.10 (clean install), I have been facing an issue with my bluetooth headset. The device is paired and connected but is neither listed as output ...
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Splitting front/rear audio ports

I have a headset connected to the front panel and speakers connected to my rear panel (stationary computer). I want to be able to play audio either from the speakers or the headset, but none at the ...
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How do redirect microphone audio output to headphone output?

I'm trying to to redirect the sound that's being inputted into my microphone jack out into my headphone jack, is there any easy way to do this? I've tried doing the following command: pactl ...
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No sound icon in top panel in Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I bought an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the computer, I changed the sound interface to HDMI and everything worked, when I tried to watch a movie with VLC I had to change the sound ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 15.10 running on Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on an Acer CB3-111-670 Chromebook. I am running directly off of the internal ssd after following this guide: https://wiki.galliumos.org/Installing/Preparing#Bay_Trail and ...
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how to dissable internal mic in lubuntu 14.04

I have MSI notebook with Realtek ALC882 sound card. I want to record from line in but in Pavucontrol the intenal mic volume setting follows the in line volume setting so the fan noise is ...
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CM106 USB Audio Device v0d8c p0102 has no control for headphone

Logilink 7.1 UA0099 CM106 USB Audio Device v0d8c p0102 shows no headphone. In modinfo snd-usb-audio there is no entry for this vendor, hence no options . There are no headphones in alsamixer nor in ...
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Cannot switch profile on Bluetooth headphones

I've just switched to ubuntu 15.10 and I encountered a quite annoying bug. When I connect the headset (Betron BT1050) to the laptop, it connects only as a mono device, when I try to switch the ...
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libvirt: Configure guest to share host audio

For the past days I've been trying to get a x64 Windows 8.1 VM's audio mixed with the host audio with mixed success. The solution which kind of works for me right now is using Spice for audio, and ...
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Headphones and internal speakers suddenly broken Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sager laptop (or Clevo P750ZM). I'm not exactly sure what triggered it, but suddenly I have no sound output from either the internal laptop speakers or the headphone ...
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Pulse Audio crackling sound

A week ago I started getting a crackling noise whenever I played videos using VLC. Initially I thought the problem was with VLC so I installed MPV but the issue persisted because it was pulseaudio ...
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How to get bluetooth headset to work as normal? I.e., play audio & record microphone for calls

How can I get my bluetooth headset to work as normal? I would like to be able to play audio and record sound for video calls. I would like it to work similar to using a bluetooth on an android phone. ...
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ubuntu14.04 can't find/connect to philips BT100 Bluetooth speaker

I can't find this device in ubuntu 14.04, while my android phone or ipad can connect to the speaker correctly. (MI_SCALE is not the speaker) I have used my bluetooth connecting thinkpad keyboard ...
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Sound muted and locked but still working

Just reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 on this computer. The sound is working perfectly in every application but it seems i don't have control from the desktop. I do have full controm from alsamixer. Top ...
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sound played by headphones contain much noise, where the sound of printscreen screen capture works perfect

I've a laptop (Vaio VPCM13M1E) with ubuntu 14.04 installed. The sound of my laptop speakers works fine, but the sound of my headphones while playing a medium or through internet contains much noise. ...
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Skype microphone static?

When I go into my skype options, I can't change the recording program - it just says pulse audio. How can I make it use my mic/fix static? I don't know the cause.
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Re-enable pop sound checks in ubuntu gnome 15.10

I tried http://askubuntu.com/a/86750/469695 but it didn't work. It stopped working when I re-installed PulseAudio. I also tried toggling sound effect in sound settings. Another strange thing is ...
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How to fix hdajackretask error tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/reconfig

I tried using hdajackretask to make my mic jack act as another headphone jack, but when I hit apply it would say tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/reconfig and then wouldn't work.
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No Sound in ubuntu 14.04 x64 used to work and suddenly stopped

im having some audio problems within ubuntu, iv tried all the fixes on google but still no joy, aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 00:1b.0 Audio ...
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How do I simulate microphone input?

I want to, when in a skype call and gaming, use a soundboard to play sounds that can come in hilariously depending on what is happening. I already have this system in place, but it depends on a ...
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Do “multiple users one machine” work well on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to set up my Ubuntu desktop with multiple users (all except one users are locked and that one is currently working): one for me, one for brother and one guest account. But I've discovered ...
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Hard time applying noise canceling fix

I am new to ubuntu and linux, not a programmer, and I would like to fix background noise that I am getting from mic. I found other people had the same issue with the same soundcard (ALC892) and tried ...
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“crepitation” when viewing videos on facebook with Firefox

Problem only occurs when I try to view videos on my facebook wall in Firefox. There is no sound for the video, only a very loud "crepitation". Using Ubuntu 14. I already tired to reinstall ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Can't change output source from HDMI to wireless Blutooth Headset

I have researched similar problems, and have not had any success. I've connected my Sony headsets over Blutooth. "HDMI" and "Headset" are both listed as outputs in the GUI sound settings. It seems ...