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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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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Audio broken, sound related settings are missing

OK, first I will list the symptoms of the problem No volume icon in tray No sound unless manually adjusted using a audio mixer No items in sound settings (input, output, and applications) No "sound" ...
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How do you disable audio input in Ubuntu 14.04/ Mint 17 [migrated]

I am using VM Workstation to run Mint 17. Because I did not plugin a microphone, everytime the VM try to access input device it disconnects my virtual sound adapter which also disconnects output. In ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and playing songs from cron

I recently upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 14.04. After the upgrade the system no longer plays the few songs I had it play via crontab. The crontab lines look like so: 0 9 * * 1-5 ...
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Autoenable pulseaudio-equalizer

pulseadio-equalizer does not turn on automatically. Moreover it turns off after some time when I enable it manually (pulseaudio-equalizer enable). Is there any way to keep it always running?
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No soundcard detected after reinstalling audio drivers

So I've followed this guide to install the OSS4 sound drivers, but after installing it (second terminal command in the guide), it failed loading it, and I was left with no sound. I reinstalled ...
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Microphone not working

My sound input device stopped working without any update or changes in the system. I've tried several ways to make it work, including reinstalling PulseAudio, checking alsamixer, mute buttons, etc.. ...
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Sound balance issues

Since last night my sound has become strange. At first it went quiet, then I found out if I change the balance to the left or the right(Anywhere but the exact center) the sound goes back to a semi ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped, reinstall alsa, pulseaudio not helping

I have recently successfully upgraded my ubuntu to 14.04. However, I've realized today that the sound is not properly working. The sound stopped working while skyping. I logged out and still no ...
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3 sounds of the buntu . OSS ALSA and PulseAudio

I am running L-Buntu ( Light wt Ubuntu) 14.x (the trusty something ) one. It came installed with just ALSA MIXER. I noticed pulseAudio was already in there and all I had to do is install the ...
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Terratec Phase 26 mixer / recent Ubuntu versions

I just got a Terratec Phase 26 USB sound card as a temporary solution (sold old sound card, haven't bought a new one yet). I am wondering how far does support go for this old card in recent Ubuntu ...
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Audio jumps to full volume or mutes randomly

I'm on 14.04 and I get volume spikes randomly. I first noticed it only when using Spotify so I thought it was a software issue with Spotify, now I've started it noticing sometimes when playing through ...
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How to make each application have its own audio monitor in pulseaudio?

I want to record two live video streams (rtmp flash videos in a browser) at the same time and I'm running two instances of the SimpleScreenRecorder for that. Each instance records a different region ...
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Dummy Output on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and no sound

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS desktop x64 and my sound is not working. When I first installed Ubuntu it worked fine. But, after opening up my computer and attempting to switch some components (now ...
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No sound on 14.04

As the title, I'm getting no sound on Ubuntu 14.04; sound are correctly reproduced on Windows. I've tried many solutions, but the problem seems to be that pulseaudio doesn't recognize my sound card. ...
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Sound Input Works in Audacity but not in PavuControl

I have a weird problem with my sound input. Namely the internal microphone of my laptop does not work with Skype, but it does work with Audacity. When I tried to configure everything, I installed ...
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Sound cuts out in Ubuntu 14.04

Hi Im very new to Ubuntu/Linux. Im on 14.04 LTS. When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts ...
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Asus x552cl headphone output not working on 14.04

I am having problems with my ubuntu 14.04 Gnome 3 audio The soundcard is an Realtek ALC270 and here is the alsa-base.conf # autoloader aliases install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0 ...
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Headphone Jack output gets redirected to internal speakers, Ubuntu 14.04

I had audio problems when I had Ubuntu 12.04 and managed to fix them (see here). I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 (I actually formatted right now because I just installed 14.04 and I did a bit too ...
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How to disable headphone output in ubuntu [HW issue]

I have a HW issue that needs SW fix : my HW is sending false detection of headphone output plug in / plug out (1-4 time per seconds...) to the SW (ubnutu or windows) on windows i have been able to ...
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14.04 HDMI output channels

Mag Zotec with NVidia chipset. Mythbuntu 14.04LTS upgraded from 12.04LTS aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 ...
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How to limit master volume?

There's a possibility to set a maximum limit for the master volume? Because I use loud speakers and sometimes, when I click something wrong in audio settings I nearly damage my ears because of the ...
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Audio capabilities not being detected properly

Built a new computer that is a dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My motherboard has onboard 5.1/8.1 audio capability, which works fine on windows, but is only detected as a basic audio out on Ubuntu. ...
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trying to get built in analog sound working

Ubuntu 14.04 I am trying to get audio output from my built in line out set as default for all applications. I have an NVidia card that I use for video HDMI display to a monitor. My monitor does ...
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audio stops after login

running 14.04LTS - recent updates this morning audio chimes the default startup tones when bootup. ALL AUDIO STOPS after login. if I use my prime login - all audio stops, audio controls disappear, ...
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No sound after Ubuntu base update

My Info: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=cbf6b64acdde8c2f2d3a24cae453b4f2817e8a1e Today I updated Ubuntu base via Software Updater and now my sound does not work out of built in laptop speakers or ...
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no audio except on system config

first of all i've done a bad thing: i was on ubuntu then i've switched to xfce (so no new install, sorry). it worked for a lot of time (6 months probably)... now i don't know why i cannot hear sound ...
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How to fix very well the problem from Pulse Audio error on Ubuntu 14

Well, recently I have an a problem with Pulse Audio software on UBuntu 14. I was searching some solutions but never i get it. So, in this post i will to share us how to fix the problem with Pulse ...
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inconsistent hdmi sound control (“normal” sound settings vs pulse audio volume control)

at first, in the standard ubuntu sound settings, no hdmi sound out option was available when having a tv connected to my notebook. i've solved this problem using pulseaudio volume control, where i ...
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What is the difference between Analog Input and Internal Microphone?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and my sound works just fine. However, when I open the Sound dialog, I notice that under Input there are two available options As far as I can tell, my laptop has an ...
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Need help setting up virtual surround sound on Logitech G430

I've googled and googled, looked through tons of results, but I can't seem to get anything to work. I've looked into everything I can find, looked into pulseaudio along with alsa, and even OSS (But I ...
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How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback?

I am trying to use bluetooth audio speakers, as my integred laptop speakers are so awful... The speaker is a Bose Soundlink mini and works just fine with my smartphone for example. When I try to use ...
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Getting “Failure: Module initialization failed” error

I have created a script file ( approximately 3-4 months before) capturing the live audio and it worked fine we are able to capture the live audio and also can hear from the headphone. Here is my ...
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PulseAudio problems (only showing dummy output)

I have always avoided using PulseAudio because of how problematic it is, but since Skype 4.3 has now dropped Alsa support, I am forced to use PulseAudio, but one problem; it just doesn't work. I can't ...
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how to call using a synthetic voice in Skype

My goal is to use a synthetic voice in a Skype call. This could be used in a scenario such as being in two meetings at once (one local, one remote) and not being able to speak out loud (in the local ...
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Audio device changes on reboot

I'm using Ubuntu with Rise Vision for digital signage at our company. Its hooked up to a HDMI display with audio coming through the display. Its been working great until the end of summer after ...
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Sound mysteriously gone missing (lubuntu 14.04 32bit)

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 on a non-sse2 machine (amd duron 1800). Strangely, right after installation there was no sound at all even though ALSA was present and my sound card detected and installed ...
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Delay while recording piano input

I connected my digital piano to my laptop via a JACK cable and an USB sound card adapter. After running pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 I am able to hear live sounds from piano. ...
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Kubuntu audio duplex input problem

Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.1.3.0-32-generic Hello, My problem here is my sound input suddenly stopped working properly. One day I decided to use my laptop when I found out that my applications audio was ...
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Pulse audio problems if I start its mixer/controls `pavucontrol`

I have a very strange problem in a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Audio output/input works fine in all programs, but if I open the Pulse mixer/controls pavucontrol (for example, from the sound ...
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How to I get the right Pulseaudio profiles to show up without restarting Pulseaudio?

Some times my USB headset microphone disappears from my list of input devices. Reconnecting the headset doesn't work, but killing Pulseaudio does: pulseaudio -k When Pulseaudio starts back up, my ...
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No sound after suspend/standby

For some reason I don't have any sound after suspend/standby on Ubuntu 14.04.1. It happens on a XMG C504, and the online solutions do NOT work. According to alsamixer the 0 is a Intel Haswell HMDI ...
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Broken Audio on Chromebook. Xbuntu

I have dual-booted my Chromebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and have found that the sound is broken. I have tried everyhting that has been mentioned on the internet. I have restarted pulse, uninstalled it, ...
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VLC 2.1.4 audio “pumping”/compressed

On Ubuntu 14.04 + VLC 2.1.4, I hear prominent audio compression when playing back mp3 audio. I have tried turning on "Allow louder than 100%" in the Sound setting thinking that, perhaps, having this ...
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an audio device with an OSS driver in modern Ubuntu

My audio device has no driver in Linux. There's an OSS driver for it, MMUSBAUDIO. MMUSBAUDIO provides an OSS driver. It seems to work. When I cat foo.wav > /dev/sdp I get expected audio output ...
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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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No audio working [duplicate]

PulseAudio uses up a lot of processing when I open up a video on YouTube or play something on Rhythmbox. The YouTube video never loads, and the music on Rhythmbox starts skipping like a minute every ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - PulseAudio / ALSA will not work with USB headset

Being relatively new to Linux, I just shot for Xubuntu. I had to reformat yesterday, because I somehow nuked it in my tired adventures. Ever since then, I haven't been able to get my USB audio ...
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Dell Inspiron 7377 Sound Problem

Install of 14.04.1 was smooth, and everything runs beautifully...except there's no sound.At all.It shows that I'm using the realtek ALC283 drivers, and the card shows up in both ALSA and pavucontrol, ...
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Asus N550L external surround woofer not working

I need some help, I just can't make work external surround woofer with 14.04. This is my hardware: raul@bromo:~$ lspci | grep Audio 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio ...