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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Using Jacks in Patchage

I just installed patchage, but My jacks (mic and headphones) are not showing up. Do I have to install some more package, to configure something with ALSA or pulseaudio ? Regards, FliiFe
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Ubuntu 15.04 application audio status bar widget

I am looking for a widget that would reside in the status bar of my Ubuntu 15.04 install. There is currently the standard volume control which controls the master volume. What I am looking for is a ...
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Audio jack output muting since 15.04 upgrade

Since I upgraded to 15.04, when I plug in headphones there is no output. I can get sound, but I must open alsamixer, un-mute and turn up the "Speaker" (which is listed as Speaker and Line out) AND ...
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Delayed system sounds

My SYSTEM audio is delayed, when I get a notification there is no sound, but there is a background buzzing that tells me the sound has become active. When testing sound I click Front Right all I hear ...
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Reuse front headphone jack as microphone jack

I have a Realtek ALC 882 internal audio device in my computer, which supplies three front jacks. The microphone jack is broken (can confirm this from Win7) and I want to use the headphone jack to ...
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Poor sound quality from the headphone jack

I am on ubuntu-14.04. The headphone port was working fine before but since a few days its behaving abnormally. But when I test the sound settings of my headphone drivers the test voice is crystal ...
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Microphone of MacBookPro8,1 running Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. The internal microphone is not working now. When I connect an external headset with a microphone, the headphone(speakers) seem to work fine but the ...
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Building Pulseaudio and Bluez from source messes up the System Settings

I need to upgrade BlueZ and Pulseaudio to their latest versions, and currently the only way to do that is to build them from source. For this to work I need to first apt-get remove their old versions ...
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Audio output port always must be set to “Headphones” in pavucontrol to get sound

I've just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04. Everything looks great, except that now when my headphones are unplugged, I get no sound out of my speakers. That is, until I run pavucontrol and set the "Port" ...
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LMMS maxes CPU and plays no sound

So I start LMMS normally, but whenever I hit Play it plays no sound and it's thread uses up the entire CPU. That plus the timing appears to move twice the speed of normal time. My audio output is set ...
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Sound Settings window too wide

In the picture you can see that the sound settings window is absurdly wide. There is one sound output device that plays to all connected devices, and it's name is very long, as it lists all of the ...
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My sound is not working in ubuntu 12.04LTS

I am using using ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspiron laptop.. Last week only i have taken my laptop. after updating my laptop sound only coming in the headset not in the laptop speakers ...once ...
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Bluetooth Audio is Jerky in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

My Bluetooth headphones when in the a2dp mode do not stream properly. There is excessive lag and cut and chops in the sound stream. (Present in videoplayback/mp3 and any kind of audio). The sound ...
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Logitech USB headset not working in 14.04

I recently converted my laptop to Ubuntu 14.04 (two days ago at the time of this posting) and just encountered this problem (an hour or so ago at the time of this posting). The problem is that my ...
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On reboot headpoones are muted

After I upgraded Ubuntu to 15.04 alsamixer mutes my headphones on every reboot. I have tried changing settings in alasamixer and saving it with sudo alsactl store. I've edited file ...
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Buzzing Noise on X11 Startup [closed]

I'm using Debian Jessie, and have been for quite a while now. Although this is not Ubuntu, I still think that you guys can help, especially since I'm using pulseaudio (just like Ubuntu), which seems ...
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ALSA Audio errors - Trusty

New Ubuntu user here...just tried to run an app that uses USB to get to an external sound card which then connects to another box that both sources and receives audio from and to this PC (Dell). On ...
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Stream audio from VNC/RDP server

My server is running Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop, which is running an RDP client, is also running Ubuntu 14.04. I want to connect to my server and be able to listen to videos over the connection. How do ...
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Subwoofer doesnt work (Ubuntu 15.04)

I've just installed a fresh Ubuntu 15.04 and the first thing I tested was the sound. At first it seemed it works (the speakers are playing) but the subwoofer isnt working. As default the sound played ...
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Audio via NVIDIA HDMI skipping

Everything else regarding audio, HDMI (video) ja the video card works, except seemingly not randomly the audio skips if I direct it over HDMI to my TV. And by seemingly not randomly it is very ...
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Cannot kill pulseaudio (respawns ignoring autospawn=no)

Pulseaudio causes choppy recording on my 14.04 system (the same as described in my post in Microphone crackling in Ubuntu 12.04 which is now unfortunately deleted), and I'd like to temporarily disable ...
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No audio when DVI to HDMI cable is plugged. How to fix this?

I have been using LG TV as monitor with Audio Cable and DVI to HDMI cable I am getting audio when VGA cable is plugged. But when the DVI to HDMI cable is plugged I couldn't get audio (Probably ...
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Terrible Sound Quality in Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual boot, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. In windows it sounds amazing. But in Ubuntu sound quality is terrible. Tinny and cracking, pooping sound, I don’t know how to exactly explain this ...
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Problems while re-installing Ubuntu 15.04

I was trying to re-install Ubuntu 15.04 and it got stuck when it was restoring previously installed packages. The error it showed was: Apr 25 07:16:49 ubuntu pulseaudio[1382]: [autospawn] ...
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No audio in DELL XPS 13 (Ubuntu 15.04)

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (desktop edition, 64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) notebook. Prior to installation, I upgraded the computer bios to A03. The kernel I am running is 3.19.0-15. I ...
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How to play sound by Front Mic In sounds?

In Windows in Realtek HD menager i need opt "play sounds in front and rear in output devices" and double click in "Front Mic" (Red) and change source from Mic to "Front Speaker Output" and It cause ...
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Overlapping system and Rakarrack playbacks on a X-Fi Gamer soundcard (setting up guitar)

I've gone through installick JACK and Rakarrack. I then had the problem with other audio (like YT flash videos or music player) disappearing when I turn on JACK etc., I've just installed pulseaudio ...
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Simulate Universal Bootloader (DAS U-BOOT) with Qemu

I was trying to simulate u-boot with qemu for the ARM based versatile_pb board. I was successfully able to CROSS_COMPILE my u-boot source code with the gcc-linaro-arm-none-eabi-toolchain and create ...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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Different applications, different sound output devices

I would find it really useful if I could make it so that music I am playing on YouTube in Chrome comes out of speakers, and the sound from other applications comes out of my earphones, so I am ...
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How to make steam use alsa with plugins on a x64 ubuntu?

I have disabled pulseaudio, I'm using alsa only with 2 plugins and of course there is Steam. The problem is Steam can't use alsa. The error seems to be: ALSA lib ...
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14.10 - HDMI audio not working on Dell Vostro 3750 - nVidia card not detected by aplay -l

Summary: Sound card on nVidia is not detected by ALSA so even though video works on HDMI, no audio plays. It is detected in pci. How can I get ALSA to detect the nVidia card? Output of aplay -l ...
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How to use alsamixer for line in microphone input?

I'm new hear and I am trying to get my computer to work with a microphone for input audio. I am using the line in 3.5 mm jack for the microphone, not a usb. I am using Xubuntu version 12 on a desktop ...
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Ubuntu On Mac External Speakers via Headphone Jack Not Working

Running 14.10. I've already taken a look at the other threads with similar issues. I went to alsamixer and turned of the auto mute and made sure the headphone section wasn't muted. When I look at ...
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Modifying pulseaudio Daemon.conf, cannot get permissions

I'm trying to modify the pulse audio Daemon.conf located in /ect/pulse. I'm having no luck as the folder is read only. No joy trying various approaches to modify or unlock the file using google so ...
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How can I forward the audio output of my Ubuntu desktop to another (Debian) machine?

(Full disclosure: I've asked a question on the Pi side of this process over on the Pi StackExchange.) I have a Raspberry Pi (with OSMC, so practically Debian) that I want to leave on permanently, and ...
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How To Disable PulseAudio Remote Sound

I have been running my music player (Clementine) headless on a file server that is plugged into my stereo. I open the player up on my workstation via ssh X11 forwarding (ssh -f -X me@fileserver ...
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Sound system on Ubuntu 14.10 not working

I'm aware that Ubuntu has common problems with the sound system. I've already looked into alsamixer, made sure all things are unmuted, my analog is also the default sound, computer recognizes the ...
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Set a max volume for the Terminal bell

Is there a way to set the max volume the terminal bell can be? That us say it is at volume x when system volume is at 50%, when I go over 50% I want the bell sound to stay at x volume. There does not ...
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What is 0 and 0 in hw:0,0 mean? and how can I get those value?

I'm trying to do screencast and record application sound too with ffmpeg. But, I can't get the application sound recorded. I think there's something wrong with my command. What I'm doing is like this: ...
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No sound driver in GNOME sound applet

I cannot see anymore any sound device in the GNOME sound applet, after updating Ubuntu 14.04 (the update contained the kernel 3.13.0-49). I tried to come back to the preceding kernel (3.13.0-48) ...
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Audio fades out

I can find what is dropping my audio. I have my headphones audio at 100%, master volume 100%, the audio controls for the headphones at 100%, and the volume remains at a whisper. If I change the ...
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How to prevent a Bluetooth headset to autoconnect without disabling Bluetooth?

I have Xubuntu 14.10, with the package pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed, which works fine with my Bluetooth headset. I find annoying though, that the headset is automatically connected to the ...
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Use headphones with mic and a 4 ring jack

I have sennheiser mm 30i headphones. The plug is a 4 ring jack that i can fully plug in the audio output of my motherboard (green plug). Ubuntu (14.10) does not see the mic, only the headphones. How ...
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How to use a bluetooth headset mic in Ubuntu?

I have a bluetooth headset (Sennheiser MM 550-X) connected to my computer through a USB bluetooth dongle (Asus USB-BT400). I'm running Ubuntu 14.10. I would like to configure the headset both as ...
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Kubuntu 14.10 as bluetooth audio sink using a2dp

Is Kubuntu 14.10 usable as a Bluetooth audio sink? I am asking, as I experience the following: I pair a smartphone with Kubuntu 14.10 I choose Media-Audio on the Smartphone That caused Kubuntu in ...
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Alsamixer shows headphone bar at zero and doesn't let me increase it

The alsamixer shows the headphone bar at zero. Even when I try to increase it, alsamixer does not let headphone bar go up. Sorry I don't have enough reputation for a picture upload, but here is a ...
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sound is cutting when increase the volume more than 100%

I have problem when increase the volume more than 100%, it is the sound is cutting. I tried to specify the problem and I found it changes between built-in speaker and headphone automatically while ...
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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 ...