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 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 MB to the TV, and a DVI-to-HDMI ...
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Sound Menu doesn't show Analog Stereo Output

I am using a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04. My sound card is Asus Xonar DS 7.1 and it worked fine on Ubuntu 14.04. Now when I enter in sound menu, if I choose "analog output" there is no way to ...
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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 ...
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Intel NUC5CPYH audio problem in ubuntu 16.04

I am having weird audio issue in Intel NUC5CPYH. Right after, I install Ubuntu 16.04, I change pulse audio default.pa conf file so that it only loads hdmi as audio output. After that I reboot. Then ...
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Sound problem in ubuntu (16.04)

Currently, i have ubuntu 16.04, and when i plug in my turtle beach z60's, it says it is plugged into the game audio part of the headphone, the one that is not low quality,the chat line. however, ...
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HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station ubuntu 16.04 Fujitsu s935

I have a Fujitsu S935, running under Ubuntu 16.04, with a docking station Port Replicator S26391-F1307-L100. HDMI sound works well if I use the HDMI port on the laptop. When the laptop is on the ...
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Unable to use Speech recognition module in Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to use speech_recognition module in python 2.7, everytime when I import speech_recognition I get the following errors: aravinth@Don:~$ sudo python2.7 -m speech_recognition [sudo] ...
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Sound not working on Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Seabios and then used usb to install Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 with no problems, I completely removed Chrome Os. I just realized while playing a game that the sound was not working. So my ...
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kubuntu 16.04: Sound card “access denied” error, can't play sound

I've checked out a dozen or more "solutions" (such as the one here), but my problem seems to go deeper than any of them. It all started when I built wine. I installed a few dozen dev and other ...
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No sound from Bluetooth headphones since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have Nakamichi bluetooth headphones that have synced successfully with the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS on my computer. The playing mode even comes up as A2DP in the sound options. When you try to test sound ...
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Speakers not recognized when microphone is plugged in

Having a bit of a strange issue on 16.04. I just got some new speakers for the office (3.5mm jack), but unfortunately they don't seem to be recognized by my computer. I also have a Yeti microphone ...
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No sound on 14.04 - various troubleshooting tried already

I've not used my laptop in about a week, I came back to it to stream some media from my NAS. Installed VLC and a couple of plugins since the file I was trying to play (mkv) was not working. I'm now ...
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Skype audio not working in 16.04

OS: Kubuntu 16.04 Desktop Environment:KDE 5.6.4 Issue: Skype microphone not working Skype settings screenshot: PulseAudio Screen screenshot: Packages installed: abhishek $ dpkg -l |grep ...
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Streaming audio via ices2 played by other application

I'm quite new to "linux sound issues" (so sorry for maybe stupid question). My problem is: There is a application which sometimes (event driven) plays some sounds using 'aplay' command. I need to ...
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Play a sound file through mic output

My friends and I have a VoIP chatroom. I'd like to be able to hotkey a script to play an MP3 through my mic output (e.g. a percussion sting when somebody makes a corny joke). Assigning a hotkey in ...
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Bose Soundlink II Headphones won't connect with Ubuntu 16.04

I've recently switched to using Ubuntu 16.04 on my XPS-15-9550 and so far everything is fine except I'm unable to connect my Bose Soundlink II headphones. I've read through various posts detailing ...
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Configuring PulseAudio

I want to get advice about pulseaudio config. Now my audio I/F (ONKYO SE-200PCI LTD) works enough, but well. I'd like to both analog out and S/PDIF out sounds nearly. (maybe 5.1 out is different, it ...
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default volume level for a new or unknown stream

If i am playing a video or audio stream in my internet browser, the volume of this stream is set to 100 percent in pulseaudio. This is way too loud. I can reduce the volume manually, but i like to ...
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“output-wide” audio equalizer in xenial

I have an old pair of speakers that has an annoyingly loud bass response. Switching back and forth between these speakers and any other speakers makes the effect even more noticeable. I admit I ...
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Suddenly no sound; aplay mentions xcb_connection_has_error

Ubuntu 16.04 (unity): sound disappeared all of a sudden. The only unusual observation is xcb_connection_has_error in: # aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** xcb_connection_has_error()...
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No sound in headphones. After change in mixer no saved setting

Haven't sound at front output and have sound only rear side In mixer stand mute at headphones for default and no saved, after changes and reboot ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: ...
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gnome-control-center missing options

I was having issues with microphone input and followed advice here to fix alsa-base. In doing so I have lost a number of options from gnome-control-center. Most people with the issue found that ...
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Problems with sound w/ HP elitebook 2540p

Hello people of AskUbuntu! I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my laptop, everything works perfectly apart from the fact that I have no sound! Ive tried the speaker test terminal code ...
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skype disables microphone

Ubuntu 15.04 The (internal) microphone works, but stops working the moment Skype accepts or initiates a call, UNLESS I have the sound settings dialog or pavucontrol running in the background at the ...
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HDMI recognized as “unplugged”, after installing drivers

So I'll start by explaining my situation. I actually have had my current installation for some time now (Though I upgraded from 14.04 to 16.04), and the computer I used is an inexpensive one I bought ...
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no sound in subwoofer yamaha yas-105 on 5.1 surround

I've bought yamaha yas-105 soundbar whitch can play 7.1 :) http://europe.yamaha.com/en/products/audio-visual/hometheater-systems/front-virtual-surround-systems/yas-105/?mode=model It is connected by ...
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sound output to multiple simultaneous devices in xenial

I'd like to be able to play music on some speakers connected physically to my computer plus a bluetooth speaker that's in the other room, at the same time. How do I set this up in stock Ubuntu 16.04? ...
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16.04 Can't use bluetooth A2DP headphones, pairs but does not connect. Logs inside

First of, I have tried following both of these: https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ubuntu-16-04-bluetooth-speakers/ and PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04 When I try to connect my ...
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Headphones Issue

I got a new computer several months ago (MSI Ghost Pro GS60) and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The whole time I've been using it, I've had some issues with the headphones that I haven't been able to ...
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PulseAudio equalizer distortion (16.04 LTS)

Is there anything I can do to eliminate the distortion at 100% volume that happens when using PulseAudio Equalizer and presets like Laptop, Headphones, Rock, etc.? 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel ...
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Per-app volume control (16.04 LTS)

I'd like to control the volume on each application I use in Ubuntu, but in Sound settings --> Applications and in pavucontrol I only get Chrome and System sounds. How can I control the volume of ...
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No sound from speakers after headphones have been used - Ubuntu 16.04

I boot Ubuntu 16.04; speakers (plugged into read analog audio output) work fine. Audio configuration after boot - speakers work: Then, I plug in headphones to from headphone jack; speakers stop ...
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Sound playing ok on speakers & headphones, but not TV

I just assembled PC thats intended to be HTPC. The motherboard has DVI output, regular audio in/out/mic. It also has SPDiF output. The problem I have is that I can play audio on speakers but when I ...
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Is there a program for computer audio playback transcription? [duplicate]

Is there a program for computer audio playback voice to text transcription?
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Sound settings refuse to be saved; Audio works as it should

Every time I log out or reboot, the sound output settings change from HDMI to the native speakers. I've tried Googling the last couple of days, but the only things I can find are answers for if the ...
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Pulseaudio drops HDMI output at screen power save

I recently upgraded my media center computer from Ubuntu 15.04 to 16.04 (in-place upgrade, via 15.10). One new problem has been introduced: I use the HDMI output for audio. When the screen goes to ...
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Choppy and Distorted Audio

I have exactly the same problem as explained in this question, however the question is very old and the provided answers doesn't work so I decided to ask the question again: Sound from audio,video ...
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Noise sound on HP envy 15

Hi guys I have a Hp envy 15 with Bang & Olufsen sound I install the last ubuntu but I have a constant noise sound in my right speaker on Ubuntu, on windows no problem... I hope I will be specific ...
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HDA Intel PCH with Realtek ALC1150 no working sound

I recently installed latest Ubuntu ver. 16. Everything is working fine except the sound through the headphones. I tried checking a youtube video to test sound and nothing. I checked around and saw ...
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Pulseaudio bluetooth fallback device

I have a Intel NUC with an HDMI Audio out and PCM (headphones) audio out and I have a bluetooth speaker that is working fine with pulseaudio. And I have connected it to a display with a HDMI cable. ...
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After updating to 16.04, bluetooth audio A2DP mode stopped working

I have a nice bluetooth audio receiver connect to my HiFi stereo, and I used to be able to connect it in 14.04 as a A2DP sink with nice quality. After upgrading to 16.04, the device connects only as ...
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Speakers not detected

My speakers and headphones are not detected in the sound settings. They work fine but I can't change anything via pulseaudio. What should I do?
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Audio Output being piped through audio input in Skype

As stated in the title, my audio output seems to be piped into my audio input, and I'd like to change this. (For example, if I am talking to someone on Skype, not only is what they say being piped ...
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Route mic audio to output device

Currently I have 2 pc's. One of which is my main machine which is almost always running. I would like to pipe audio from the second pc through my main pc to my headset. Quick DuckDuckGo'ing told me I ...
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Weird muted audio issue - 16.04

My audio output devices disappeared after I plugged a VGA cable between my PC and the TV. The following audio test was successful: $ speaker-test -c 6 -D 'surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0' Furthermore, ...