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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Sound via HDMI sometimes pitched too low

Sometimes it happens that sound that I play via HDMI is pitched too low. It sounds a bit like everything would be played back with half the tempo. I tried Youtube videos via Firefox and VLC for ...
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Device missing in PulseAudio, shows in Alsa

Couple months ago, I got a fancy new Asus Strix SOAR sound card. With my eyes gleaming and ears ready for top of the line audio, I shut down my PC and installed the card. Low and behold, I boot and ...
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How to permanently set the 'Internal Microphone Built-in-audio' as the default Sound Input device

I recently moved to Ubuntu 16.04 from Windows 10 for various reasons. A major hiccup which I faced in the transition was the audio device compatibility which magically disappeared after I tried a few ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I am Using ubuntu 16.04 on ASUS X555L. sound was working correctly but instantly it just not working. I have try every possible solution given on internet but still blank . My sound setting does not ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 - PulseAudio Equalizer stops working after 10 seconds

I am having problems with the Pulseaudio Equalizer in Kubuntu 16.04 - after 10 seconds the equalizer seems to stop having effect and sound goes back to stock
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Bluetooth - Connection Failed: blueman.bluez.errors.DBusFailedError: Protocol Not available

first time posting a question - I've searched high and low for an answer. Trying to add a BlueParrott B-250XT+ bluetooth headset On a Thinkpad X230 tablet running Ubuntu 16.04 with its hardware ...
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Sound problems with intel DG41WV (alc888, intel hdaudio)

I recently built a basic pc for home use (core2duo E8500, Intel DG41WV (with realtek alc888 audio), 2G DDR3 1066 ram, 250G WD HDD), and installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on it. Everything went smoothly, but ...
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Can't detect sound card (Ubuntu 16.04)

My soundcard has suddenly stopped working after a reboot. No audio devices appear on sound settings and alsa doesnt detect my soundcard. I've tried to follow some guides I found on the Internet but it ...
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Audio issues in Ubuntu 16.04 with Speakers and headphones

While using this guide on the forums, https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036044, I used the fixed as posted and my laptops speakers audio channels are fixed however when headphones are used ...
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Persistent Dummy Output

The soundcard I want to use is detected and works (it only recently switched to dummy output and didn't allow me to go back). HDMI is no longer listed under Audio and Video - KDE Control Module; ...
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Sound (tray and audio) problem made worse

I had a "dummy output" problem and started messing with the terminal. After trying multiple users' solutions I decided to uninstall pulseaudio and use alsamixer instead. That didn't fix my issue, ...
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Jack audio suddenly does not work on Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Audio was working perfectly, even jack, I was able to listen to music using headphones or external speakers. Today I tried to install tuxguitar from its .deb installer and ...
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No sound on the internet!

I tried using this code gksu gedit /etc/asound.conf then pcm.pulse { type pulse } ctl.pulse { type pulse } pcm.!default { type pulse } ctl.!default { type pulse } and it returns name@name-...
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Bluetooth speakers appears and disappears on searching for devices to connect

I have an Wren V5US bluetooth speakers which was working fine with my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I restarted my system yesterday and it doesn't connect automatically anymore. I feel like I might have made some ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts audio stopped working

Audio just stopped working. I reinstall alsa. also I did this: aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-...
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Sound Goes Out In Ubuntu 16.04 But Works From Headphones

When I start Ubuntu 16.04 (I dual boot with Windows 7) the sound works from both the headphones and speakers. I can listen to music, watch YouTube videos, and test the sound. After a while, (I don't ...
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Video conferencing: Audio compressor / auto-limiter for the audio output

My work machine is running Ubuntu 14.04, and recently, I had to join several regular video and audio conferences. Those conferences use various conference tools, and I can't influence those. Most ...
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Ubuntu SPDIF input not working

I bought this product , The problem is the SPDIF input not working Linux 4.4.0-28-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 24 10:09:13 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:03.0 ...
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Vokoscreen Microphone Audio Not Working

Ok, so recently, I decided to start making youtube videos using a screen recorder. I had previously tried several other Linux distributions, but am now using Xubuntu 16.06 LTS 32-bit on a Dell d410. ...
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Trying to use squeezelite with existing PulseAudio outputs

So I am trying to set up a squeezebox (Logitech media server) client using squeezelite on my Ubuntu 16.04 install, and am having some trouble getting what I want out of it. What I am trying to ...
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How to prevent Pulseaudio from downsampling

How to prevent Pulseaudio from downsampling my music when played? The target is to be able to play lossless formats without any loss. Using Kubuntu 16.04
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Huge amount of static/echo over microphone

My microphone regularly bleeds through large amounts of static and the overall quality is terrible. I've tested all the hardware on windows with no problems, so the hardware is fine. I tried using a ...
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How to use alsa systemwide and still have a volume tweak

I have found that using alsa and not pulseaudio greatly improves the quality of my sound. I tested this using DeadBeef and "direct ALSA output". I'd like to have my entire system use ALSA directly ...
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No bass from my laptop's build in subwoofer on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on my laptop, running alongside Windows 10 on UEFI, but I run into a few problems. Most of them are fixed now but one thing that bothers me is the fact that ...
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DisplayPort without sound in lubuntu

I have installed Lubuntu on my old laptop with Nvidia graphics card. However, when I try connecting it to the TV through DisplayPort, I don't get any sound. I have checked the Nvidia config and there ...
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Headphone Jack causes immediate shutdown

Every time I plug in my headphones into my laptop, its seems to power-off immediately after about 1.5-2 seconds. I have tried this with several other Linux distributions and they have all failed, so I ...
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Static noise in microphone recording when laptop connected to power cable

So, whenever I try to record my microphone, and my laptop is plugged to the power socket, I get static noise, but when I disconnect the laptop from the power socket, the noise is gone. I know I can ...
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Sound on speakers, but headphones don't work on Asus X553M [Ubuntu 14.04.1]

I'm having a big problem with my headphones on partner's notebook: it's running on dual boot (Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.1) and although sound works fine on speaker, it doesn't work on headphones. I've ...
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Audio devices detected, but no sound outputting

I cannot seem to get any audio outputting from my computer. Things I've already tried: Alsamixer (un-muting everything) PulseAudio Mixer (testing different devices) Setting my snd-hda-intel to ...
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No Audio from Ubuntu 14.04 installed Dell Optiplex 7040 PC

We have Dell Optiplex 7040 PC. Everything works fine in factory installed Windows 7 OS. However we installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. And now there is no audio from speakers as well as from headphones. I ...
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No sound in Ubuntu after login

After I installed and uninstalled lxde with Ubuntu 16.04, I can not hear any sound in ubuntu after login with my user (in the login screen, it works). It started with (from history | grep apt): ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: cannot turn audio back on

I recently changed the settings of my audio driver to play 24 bit / 96 Hz tracks. After a reboot, when I tried to play sound again, I noticed that the audio is muted and cannot be turned on again. I ...
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Pulse audio error module-echo-cancel.c not found

I am trying to activate echo cancel module . i added the line load-module module-echo-cancel But when i try to restart now the pulseAudio i get the error saying E: [pulseaudio] module-echo-cancel.c:...
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Q: I want to use SPDIF to output DTS 5.1 audio at 96Khz to Z5500 sound system using Ubuntu 16.04

I want to output audio to a Logitech Z-5500 using SPDIF DTS 5.1 at 96 Khz I use the integrated audio card on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and I use Ubuntu 16.04 x86-64 Is there a easy way to do this?
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miniDSP usbstreamer b and Ubuntu?

Has anyone had success streaming music via a miniDSP usbstreamer b unit? I'm attempting to cut out an extraneous digital->analogue conversion in my laptop-powered stereo system. The usbstreamer b ...
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Make terminal alias, to group video and audio setting changes, for using a/v receiver

Kubuntu 14.04 LTS (3.16.0-45-generic)- KDE - Pulse Audio volume control - System settings > display settings. Current in/outputs and system setup. 1st HDMI output to main PC screen. 2nd HDMI ...
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connection to pulse audio failed lubuntu 16.04

Im kind of new to lubuntu 16.04 Computer model P755 S5120 Toshiba After an update im getting error saying connection to pulse audio failed Volume works correctly from computer speakers but since ...
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No HDMI sound on Nvidia card on Ubuntu but no problem winth windows

Tested Mint 17,ubuntu 14LTS,kubuntu 16LTS,currently on ubuntu 16LTS. Nvidia driver installed. Checked alsamixer for muted device & unmuted them. pavucontrol shows all HDMI output unplugged. In ...
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Background static when sending audio to stereo receiver via bluetooth

I'm running xubuntu on my HP laptop. I have a bluetooth stereo receiver, and I use my laptop to send audio to the receiver from my laptop via bluetooth. When I do this, there is a constant static ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 sound menu - Unable to select 2.0 output in Asus Xonar DS

In "Analog Output" option, it's not possible to select 2.0 output for stereo speakers, only 4.0, 5.1 or 7.1. Now there is a new "Headphones" option for the same sound card in sound menu which provides ...
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No audio after unlocking screen on Intel Graphics HD 520 (NUC6i3syk)

I just installed 16.04 on my NUC 6i3SYK. It has integrated Intel Graphics HD 520 with an HDMI output, which I've plugged into my TV. After locking the screen and letting the TV turn off, then ...
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AMDGPU driver won't play audio over DisplayPort

I threw an R9 380 into my machine the other day, and with the AMDGPU drivers everything seems quite fine . . . except I no longer have any sound. I've tried setting the audio priority, but considering ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Recording from the output port of an Alesis DM6 drums to the headphone/mic input of an HDA Intel PCH onboard sound card

I am trying to record the sound of my eletronic drums Alesis DM6, which has an output port(jack connection), connecting it to the headphone/mic input from my laptop, which has an HDA Intel PCH onboard ...
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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Sound will not default to s/pdif (DVI-to-HDMI) without unplugging headphone jack

I have recently installed Lubuntu 16.04 on my HTPC and it has an Asus M3A78-EM motherboard and a nVidia 9500 GT videocard. I have a 3.5mm audio cable running from the motherboard audio out to the TV, ...
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Headphones automatically mute when plugged

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I have the following problem: When I plug in the headphones they are muted and to resolve this I have to un-mute the "speaker" in alsamixer, as seen in the ...
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I hear clicks whenever the volume of some audio stream is adjusted

(Almost) whenever the volume of an audio stream is adjusted, I hear a clicking sound. As I am using an application that emits multiple streams and adjusts their volume frequently (and shall be able to ...
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Firewire audio puzzle: works in Xenial but

It doesn't seem to be a variant of other questions on firewire. Basicaly, my FW Solo works in Ubuntu 16 with pulseaudio (playback only but it's ok for my needs). But... it has to be initialized by ...
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Headphones not working on Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Alienware 17 R3

I own a Sony MDR-XB450 headphones and it is not being detected. Sound keeps playing through external speakers Alsamixer gives the details as below Card: HDA Intel PCH Chip: Creative CA0132 I can mute/...
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ALSA Keeps Throwing Me Errors, really Frustrating

The Situation So my sound cards aren't totally fried, and everything works fine, it's just annoying when working with python scripts and Speech Recognition for Python. This being the result of my ...