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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volume range levels on laptop

I have a dell latitude e6420 laptop. The problem is I have to raise volume up to 30% to hear something, but with windows 7, only 1% to barely hear, which is good, but with ubuntu even 100% is low ...
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How to configure 2.1 speakers?

I have a 2.1 speakers system that was working fine on Windows 7. I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and now just the front-left and front-right speakers are working. The subwoofer is not working. In ...
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JACK audio server stopping other media from playing

I've just installed ShowQ which requires a JACK audio server to output audio. I've got that working fine, however once I open ShowQ other audio sources will no longer play (youtube videos, online ...
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Sound permissions not persisting after reboot

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I am having an issue with sound. It seems to be a permissions problem. When I use the command below sound works with no problems. sudo setfacl -m u:lt:rw ...
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Is there a way to know which application is producing sound(audio output) in ubuntu, through code?

I want to write a code which detects the applications that are producing sound
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Set pactl max volume to 100%

My pactl set-sink-volume can be set to anything, even above 500% values. I really hope this is limitable to 100%. Unity did fine with limiting it to 100%. I'm using i3 now. Is pactl set-sink-volume ...
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Audio sync through LAN

I have home server which is pc with 2gb ram. I've got www server and mpd which alows me to controll music playback from any device but thing that I want to have is to synchronize sound from laptop ...
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ubuntu pc connected to tv via onboard hdmi suffers off sync delay when using samsung soundshare

I am still not sure where the problem comes from, so I am asking here and I also sent an email to Samsung asking for support. If anyone can provide me with some pointer on where the problem could ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer ...
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No Sound when i start Ubuntu

i have ubuntu 14.04. After login my audio is disabled and it gets enabled only when i do pkill -f jackd what should i do to turn on audio by default in startup
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Clevo P650SE - Ubuntu no headphone sound

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Clevo P650SE model laptop (dual boot with Win 8.1). The headphone jack does not appear to work (sound continues through the speakers) in Ubuntu only. Running ...
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Audio Malfunction Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with my audio, it is not working anymore. When I open system-settings and go to sound there is nothing listed for output. When I try to play a song it says 'autoaudiosink' couldn't ...
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No sound Ubuntu 12.04

Sound from both speakers and headphones was working fine. After a recent update, the sound from speaker was not working but it was working from headphones, to fix the issue I did something I don't ...
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No sound on my inspiron 14 3000 series

E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running. E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed. erwin@MkJoker:~$ pulseaudio -vvv I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: ...
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After recent updates sound stopped working

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and do not have a background in computer programming. Ubuntu 12.04 came pre-loaded on my Dell Inspiron 3442, Intel Pentium 3558u@1.7GHz x2, 64-bit. I loaded my music library ...
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plugging in headphones messes up audio

Every time I plug in/unplug headphones, everything gets muted and I have to reinstall alsabase, pulseaudio, and libasound2-data then restart. Why does this happen? How do I fix it? Thanks. Output ...
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How to enable noise suppression in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to use a 3.5 jack microphone in Ubuntu 14.04, the problem is that Ubuntu doesn't have noise suppression by default, so I got a very loud static noise. I installed ...
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Problem with audacity

I'm recording Teamspeak conversations via audacity for a Let's Play. The recording sounds kind of slow, as if it was a tape, running on low battery. Very much like in this post: ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 bluetooth headphones problem

This morning I installed Xubuntu 14.04 with Xfce 4.12 and everything works fine but my bluetooth headphones system. Before I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and it worked correctly. Reading on the web, I ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after updating

On March 19, 2015 Software Updater in Ubuntu 14.04 informed me that there were new updates available and to accept in order to install them. The surprise came when trying to play sound my laptop no ...
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What are possible reasons of regular sound glitches on recording with jack

I use jack connection kit (cadence with jackd) with my external USB audio card to record audio in Audacity. The problem is that regularly (about each 4-5 minutes of recording) a 'glitch' sound is ...
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Pulse Audio not showing audio stereo duplex

In the Configuration tab of pavucontrol, there is no option to select Audio Stereo Duplex. This always worked but I came back from a camping trip and now only HDMI output is showing in the list. I ...
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U14.04/14.10 SoundCard Creative Audigy FX SB1570 unstable behaviour, sometimes noise instead of sound after power off

As I have troubles with integrated Conexant CX20641 Chip I have decided to try one PCIe sound card. It is Creative Audigy FX SB1570. (more info here) Actually it works with a standard snd-hd-intel ...
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Audio is no longer working, after trying to fix In-game sound for playonlinux

So, following this guide here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure) this is the output for the ALSA debug script: http://pastebin.com/zZTAxeQN Everything was working ...
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Audacity playback speed much too fast, on Ubuntu Mate 15.04

I just had a major issue with Audacity, on the first Ubuntu Maté distro. I was doing some sound work, and recording directly from microphones and audio monitors; but when I attempted to play back the ...
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VLC sounds problems after seek

When VLC Media player is used for playing 720p+ videos, it starts out fine. But when we seek, it stops producing any sound at all (like the player is in mute) and when we seek for couple of times more ...
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PulseAudio resample settings with USB DAC

2 USB DAC which support 192/24bit resampling. I connected it to my laptop and changed settings in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf to default-sample-format = s24le default-sample-rate = 192000 and It seems ...
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Installing sound driver on HCL Me Ubuntu

I am trying to install sound driver on my HCL Me machine but in vain here is the status !!Kernel Information !!------------------ Kernel release: 3.0.84-030084-generic Operating System: ...
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Analog Output vs Speakers

These are two outputs I can choose from which to play under sound settings. Analog output does not output to my built in Sub but the other does. What is the difference between these two? And how can I ...
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No sound on VLC and default movie player

I don't get any sound on both VLC and the default movie player on Ubuntu 14.04 while playing both video & audio. But I do get sound when playing audio files via RhythmBox, while browsing on the ...
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CSGO, glitchy audio on Ubuntu Mint 17.1

I'm having some sound related issues in CSGO, every single other application works perfectly, except CSGO. It has a very glitchy audio, like if it played a part of the sound and cut to the next part. ...
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My microphone records a background noise, that I don't have on Windows. How do I get rid of it?

On my laptop with Windows, my microphone sounds fine. But on my computer with Ubuntu, I have a constant background noise. Example: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1XVNSEWXbU1 Any ideas on how I can get rid of ...
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After playing videos, Ubuntu 14.10 loses all system sound through speakers (but not headphones)

Symptoms: Play any videos in Ubuntu 14.10. After playing several videos, all system sound stops completely even though the video player and Sound Settings are NOT muted. Adjusting the system ...
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No Sound & No Pulse Audio Control on Fresh 14.10 Xubuntu Install on Dell Latitude E6420

I just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude E6420. Unfortunately there is no sound and no pulse audio control panel. When I click on "Sound Settings", the dialog opens and says ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting external mic (thru 1/4inch jack), needs to be replugged to work

The external microphone is not recognised until physically replugged. here's my lspci sound card entry: $ lspci | grep Audio 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia ...
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Pulseaudio / wine stop / start issues

So I'm writing aliases so that I can start/stop pulseaudio for the purpose of running some Wine apps. My aliases currently look like: # Reload pulse audio devices alias rldpulsdev='sudo service ...
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How do I give Kazam permission to access .config/pulse//daemon.conf

I tried opening Kazam with the terminal and got this: W: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Failed to open configuration file '/home/advanced/.config/pulse//daemon.conf': Permission denied W: [pulseaudio] ...
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jack plugin not working in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I try to install alsa-utils and edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf please help
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Audio not working kubuntu dell xps 13 9343

I am facing audio problems on kubuntu 14.04. I have already removed the fast boot from windows 8. So, That can't be the problem. I was trying this: ...
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FiiO E17 not outputting sound

I have a USB E17 DAC, which works normally on windows, but is having some trouble on Xubuntu. Normal analog audio works, so does HDMI, but for some reason I'm not getting any sound in my device. It ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound on HDMI output

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an issue with switching audio output to HDMI when an external monitor (TV) is connected. Here is my setup: I created "udev rule" 10-hdmi_sound.rules in ...
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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No sound anymore on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried Renoise on Ubuntu 14.04, but it complained about Jackd and ALSA threads. I installed pulseaudio-module-jack and jackd hoping that it would help. It didn't. Instead I now lost all my sounds ...
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Automatically switch sound output device to Bluetooth headset & force to A2DP profile on connection

My bluetooth headset (Plantronics Backbeat Go2) is connected just fine with my system, but there are several manual steps I have to take to make this work that I would very much like to have ...
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No sound and 'Dummy Output' in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running a dell XPS 13 (developers edition). I had Ubuntu 14.04 from the beginning and for about 2 months everything was working great. After a while, sometimes when i had my earplugs plugged in, ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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I need help configuring PulseAudio Equalizer default.pa

Recently I faced an issue with pulseaudio equalizer on my PC with Ubuntu 14.04 the thing is that each and every reboot it puts pcm level to max db and the sound becomes distorted. It does that when ...
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How do I stop my speaker from POPPING when I plug and unplug my headphones?

my laptop speakers pop very loudly every time I plug in or unplug my headphones. I followed the suggested advice of disabling Auto-Mute Mode in alsamixer, and voila, no more popping. HOWEVER, now I ...
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Pulseaudio doesn't work with Jack

At my wits end with Pulseaudio and Jack. I have followed every how to guide I can find, I've installed and reinstalled the Jack sink and source modules for PA and tried Qjackctl and Cadence. I am at ...
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Too much noise while recording sound from mic on 14.04 LTS

I want to record sound from mic in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do this with good quality in windows 7 or 8.1. I am using the pulse input(pulse audio) with audacity. It records voices but with lots of noises. ...