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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Audio distorted?

So whenever I'm playing audio wether it's youtube, music or a game I randomly get like half a second of weird really annoying distortion than it's fine for a short while...The onboard sound dosen't ...
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Can't Hear Audio Properly [on hold]

I have a guitar. I connect it to the PC using the mic socket at the back and the onboard sound. With Windows I can hear thus the guitar through the computer. With Ubuntu I cannot. Why? The ...
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Sound stopped working on hdmi on 14.04

I have a Dell inspiron 15 3542 and i could never get HDMI working properly and a few days ago I finally got it working after installing intel drivers. All was working fine until today my tv wouldn't ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install - No Sound

I have a fresh install of 14.04.1 on a Asus N550J and I have no sound whatsoever. I have googled and found the original culprit was because the HDMI was set to the default output, this was solved (I ...
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14.04 lts hdmi audio is at full volume after restart

hi I need to have my volume set at 30% to avoid blowing my speakers, but when I boot it has not remembered this and plays full volume and nearly gives me a heart attack. is there anything I can do? I ...
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DAC only works when volume turned to max

I'm using a Audioengine D3 DAC with my laptop. It works, but only if I set volume to 100% using the pulseaudio volume control app. Otherwise it is just silent. At max volume, the output is much too ...
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Audio fading in and out during normal playback

The weirdest thing is happening on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when I listen to music/watch videos, or have something play back through my headphones. Currently in my system is an on-board Realtek HD Audio ...
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Slow volume fade-in when playing audio tracks

I have a system running fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 When a music track starts to play, the volume is gradually increased. It takes about 2 seconds to hear anything and 3 seconds to reach full ...
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bluetooth does not appear in pulseaudio as a possible source/sink

I am trying to setup my ubuntustudio 14.04 , 64bit as a bluetooth audio sink (service a2snk in a2DP), so that I can redirect music from the android phone to the pc and from there to my speakers. I am ...
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External subwoofer not working Asus N76VM

I have installed the latest Ubuntu [14.04 LTS] on my Asus N76VM laptop. The subwoofer was not working at all at this stage. I have followed the next steps: Added in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Play sound at a given volume bypassing system volume

I want Ubuntu to play an alarm sound at a given volume (say, 100%), regardless of the current master volume setting. For instance, if master volume is at 0%, I still want my alarm to play at 100%. ...
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Headphone jack gets detected but doesn't work automatically

I have bought DELL inspiron 15 with pre installed ubuntu 12.04 with no problems.But after new updates my headphone jack gets detected but sound is played through speaker.I have to manually change to ...
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Pulseaudio recommended use

How do I accomplish basic tasks with Pulseaudio, like playing a sound? I'm finding "documentation", e.g., https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PulseAudio or http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578, and ...
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no sound in xfce4 after chrome os update

this morning, 12/14/14, i allowed chrome os to "update and shut down." on reboot, i logged into xfce4 which is my primary workspace, and i had no sound. additionally, youtube videos load but do not ...
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no sound in headphone , ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Asus X450cc. some day ago, every things work fine. To day, when i plug my headphone into computer, it does not sound although speaker work perfectly. Some body give me a solution. Thanks . ...
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pulseaudio input sound priorities

How might I set certain audio sinks as having above-normal or below-normal priority? For example: High priority: No matter what I'm doing, if Skype rings then the other sounds should mute. Low ...
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How can ensure that a certain sound card device is being used

I have edited my ~/asoundrc file, after much googling and playing, in order to configure the alsa vdownmix plugin. When I run aplay -L I see my new aliases listed. surround51:CARD=CMI8738,DEV=0 ...
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No option for 5.1 Surround through HDMI even with successful speaker-test

I recently set up a new HTPC on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the only option for audio (that works) is HDMI / DisplayPort but there is no dropdown box for 5.1 surround sound. I did a lot of digging and after ...
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Configuring Pulseaudio for receive mode

I am working on a project where I'll be sending an RTP stream to Pulseaudio by means of a custom server running on windows. The receiving pulseaudio client is a linux system. I've already ...
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Audio clips at higher volumes

I am new to ubuntu. General information: chip: Realtek ALC883 card: HDA Nvidia Currently, I am on ubuntu 12.04. I use sennheiser HD435 on it. When I play the audio at low volume, it plays smooth, ...
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How Do I Get Pulseaudio EQ As Default At Boot

I have installed pulseaudio with system-wide equalizer in Ubuntu 14.04 and it works great. So, how would I get the pulseaudio eq (FFT based equalizer on Built-in Audio Analog Stereo) to load as ...
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Volume indicator is missing from the notification area of the Panel

I have already uninstalled PulseAudio because of the audio bug, though in the end I did not change anything and therefore I removed it and the volume indicator from the Panel. Now I reinstalled ...
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After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 I have no sound from my speakers

When i updated from 14.04 to 14.10, everything worked fine, except my sound. I have no volume button in my status bar. when i go to sound, the interface is glitched and the only audio output says ...
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MPD with pulseaudio

I have recently made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 and once again I am left with trouble with MPD. I think I had managed to fix it last time, but I am not sure how. My issue is to be able to use an ...
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Audigy LS sound card plays static or white noise on Dell 9100 with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am upgrading and old Dell 9100 that came with a Dell (OEM) Audigy LS sound card and Windows XP. Everything is working OK except the sound. When you try to play a sound, all you get is static or ...
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My Sound Card Stopped Working - Message: Dummy Output

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and suddenly my sound stopped working! When I go to sound settings appears that my sound card is a dummy output - just like that! Use a Dell Latitude 3440 without HDMI and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 no audio, Dummy output , model lenovo z570 codec Realtek ALC272

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec output: Codec: Realtek ALC272 Codec: Intel CougarPoint HDMI laptop Model: Lenovo z570 "HD-Audio-Models.txt" contains ALC662/663/272 ...
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How to reduce streaming Pulseaudio output using Rygel?

I followed this procedure to stream my Pulseaudio output into a dlna device (A Samsung TV) with Rygel : https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Rygel/Pulseaudio It's working, but, I have a latency around 40 ...
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No volume control after joining PulseAudio with Jack

I have installed and configured jackd server following the Fedora's Integrating PulseAudio with JACK tutorial. The integration was successful. But now I'm not able to controll PulseAudio's volume ...
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Pulseaudio acting strange with X11

I don't know what could be causing this, and all research I have done has come up blank. But when I try to play a sound from any app, the sound will not play until I switch virtual terminals, but I ...
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PulseAudio: Module Initialization Module

I'm trying to connect my phone via bluetooth to my PC. But I'm unable to load the module-bluetooth-discover in pactl. I have pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed. Also all of the bluetooth modules ...
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Apply LADSPA plugin to input (microphone)

Similar to How can I apply a LADSPA plugin to a PulseAudio stream?, but I'm trying to apply the plugins to my source, not a sink. Basically, I want other people to hear my voice with plugins applied ...
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ubuntu stream microphone to dlna in near real time

I want to use 14.04 to stream LineIn or microphone out to my cinema-theather, I used this tips: ...
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Updated audio mixer for 14.04+

Is there any advanced audio mixer where I can have more control of my microphones (audio input)? There's almost no options on alsamixer and the default pulseaudio mixer. Also, I can only see stereo ...
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Windows (Realtek) Stereo Mixer in Linux?

On Windows there is a virtual device - Stereo mixer that mixes all system sounds in a single virtual input device. And in all the programs you can choose this instead of the microphone mixer. This is ...
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Microphone not working?

I am new to ubuntu and have recently installed the latest version instead of windows. I installed skype and the microphne seemed to not be working... So I checked settings and the built in mic on my ...
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Icecast2 streams microphone input instead of sound card output

I'm trying to set up my laptop (14.04 32 bit) to broadcast the music it is playing (using Clementine) to my local wireless network. That way I can listen to my music everywhere on this network using ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus laptop - dual boot

I have an Asus N551jk. I have dual boot on it. Sound works on Windows 8.1, but not on Ubuntu 14.10. More precise sometimes it works, but various events like a simple reboot, can make it not work ...
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Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 no sound in stereo Kubuntu 14.10

With this card I have no sound in stereo mode. In Pavucontrol I can see there is signal, but I can't hear any sound. I need this, because if I'm using 4.0 or higher there is no microphone. I tried all ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04

This may be a possible dublicate... Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100% I can't change my volume anymore using Fn+Left/Right on the Keyboard (MSI GS70) But all ...
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How to use ubuntu as a bluetooth headset to the mobile phone?

I know how to connect bluetooth headset to Ubuntu, so I can e.g. speak with Skype remotely. Now I have the opposite question: How to turn Ubuntu into a sophisticated headset, that can record both ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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Wha't kind of model I've to add in my alsa-base.conf file

I've several problem with my sound card as : No sound when the HDMI is plugged, External SubWofer and the laptop speaker didn't switch off when I plugged headphone. It's an ASUS N550LF with 14.04 ...
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pulseaudio does not ring bell through XBell function (urxvt)

I do not get an audible bell / beep through urxvt when using pulseaudio-module-x11. urxvt uses XBell in this case: https://github.com/exg/rxvt-unicode/blob/master/src/screen.C#L1971 (I could also ...
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Jack not working with usb Microphone

I have a usb microphone that works with alsa but when I set it up for jack in Audacity nothing is being recorded I've tried each of the settings/options for the microphone in jack and both options in ...
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How to limit maximum volume on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to change what Ubuntu considers to be 100% volume? I want the current 50% volume to be the maximum volume.
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USB headset mic not working, but output is working

Neither my built in mic, nor my usb headset mic is working. I'm trying to get the headset one to work now because the headset is detected, it just won't let me speak into the headset I seriously ...
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Alsa, internal mic on macbook works sometimes

I've had my internal microphone working twice. I'm using simplescreenrecorder, and the internal microphone was working when the input options were set to alsa and [default] default source. So I had it ...
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Pulseaudio: Sound but no pickup

I am trying to get audio recording with pavucontrol working. Problem is I can hear the sounds playing just fine, but the pickup-bar in pavucontrol is not picking up the sound, hence no recording is ...