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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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

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 ...
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How to keep my logitech headset configuration persistent?

Hello dear Ubuntu people, I have a Logitech H390 usb headset. I plugged it into my laptop with KUbuntu 14.04. It took some work to have Ubuntu recognize it correctly, but eventually it did. However ...
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HDMI sound out only sends left speaker

I have my 14.04 machine hooked up to my Sony Bravia TV via HDMI. When I tests the left and right speaker I only get a sound when I click on the left speaker. My TV has stereo output to my amp so sound ...
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Sound over multiple xservers

I'm currently using multiple X-Server displays. Is it possible to share the sound which all the programs generate (through pulseaudio) over all displays? So for example I have a music program on ...
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Pulseaudio - Sound starts to get distorted/crackling after supsend

First off, I know there are lots of threads but none helped me yet. Basically my audio output works great, but for some reason it starts to get distorted. I think it is related to the suspend. After ...
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Strange audio noise (clicking) during log on / off to desktop

Any time i boot up xubuntu, the speakers are turned on, immediately after entering the password and hit enter, there is a strange clicking from the speakers .. almost as if it was a sound effect for ...
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System settings and pavucontrol report different sound cards

I want to select the soundcard on a per program basis. I read that I could specify that with pavucontrol. However, pavucontrol only sees the currently active sound card, while system settings shows ...
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Multiple sound source playback broken after Pithos

I have an odd situation. I have a recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 that I've been using as a work environment. It's not uncommon for me to use pianobar or MPD to provide background music, but still ...
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How can I record audio in & mic in as 1 channel in Audacity?

I am trying to record my podcast, which I do using Google Hangouts & Audacity. I recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. In Windows I was using the software Virtual Cable ...
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How to start/configure pulseaudio remotely with ssh?

I have a remote machine to which I can ssh. On the remote machine there is a program that uses pulse audio to get input from a USB microphone attached to the remote machine. This setup works fine when ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound through Headphones but not through Speaker

I am running dual boot on lenovo yoga 2 pro. I set my default sound card to be the pc-speakers since alsamixer kept randomly changing it to the hdmi after every reboot. There is no sound through the ...
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PulseAudio Manager gives the error Connection failure: Connection refused [closed]

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and recently had to upgrade to PulseAudio due to Skype not working with ALSA. However it doesn't seem to be working. I've tried the following Why am I getting this ...
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restore audio in skype 4.3 on Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit + cinnamon 2.0.14

I just noticed that my audio is no longer working in the newest version of skype (4.3) (I got the "error" 'virtual device' for microphone speakers, and ringing). I understood that the problem might ...
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First second of audio stream cut off

Whenever I play any kind of audio from any source (VLC, kdenlive, YouTube, Facebook etc.), the first 1-2 seconds of the stream is cut off. I already tried enabling module-suspend-on-idle in the ...
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Headphone Input Missing 14.04

So I run an dual-boot Alienware M14x with Windows 8.1 as my main OS and Ubutnu 14.04 as my secondary. I love Ubuntu and it's great to take a break from Windows, but one problem I've had with 14.04 ...
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why is there dobble sound in pulseaudio loopback module?

I installed the pulseaudio loopback module and use it to play music from my phone to speaker's, but it's outputing dobble sound and it's very quick. Do anyone have an answer on that?
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Sound issues: master Volume stuck at 0 in alsa sound mixer :(

http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=12d99c98ffc9b7675fc5b4410ca123e7d89b5009 I'm trying to use the onboard 3.5mm jack for audio. In the ALSA MIXER I can unmute the master audio but when I press the up ...
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How to make A2DP device automatically connect

I have this mini speaker (called sboom500) which is a rather standard A2DP bluetooth audio device. My problem is that when I turn on the device, first of all it does not automatically connect. It ...
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PulseAudio Connection Failed

A couple of days ago I upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 with the latest updates from the update manager. Everything was working fine prior the updates, but once the update were completed and the system ...
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Sound doesn't work after running VLC

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now, after I ran VLC for the first time, the audio doesn't work anymore. Before, everything worked just fine, but as soon as I opened a mkv-Video in VLC, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Asus G550JK SonicMaster External Subwoofer not working

I have bought Asus G550JK laptop(G version of N550) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm just a beginner in using Ubuntu, but I managed to make everything work fine except the external SonicMaster ...
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Sound issue on Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7. Recently after starting windows to play a game Ubuntu would no play any sounds. looking in the sound settings there are no input or output devices ...
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Audio input prompt not updated

I am currently running 14.04 on a dell xps 13. I have installed some of the drivers from the driver support pack. However, these drivers were created for 12.04. The problem I am getting is that the ...
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No sound from speakers on Ubuntu 14.04

I've this problem...Once, when I restart a PC the sound goes mute and I don't know how to fix it :( There's my sound card (from list of lspci): Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High ...
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Graphic sound equalizer for Ubuntu

Is there a graphic sound equalizer for Ubuntu? I want one for Pulseaudio's global system settings.
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Sound from Speaker

This appears to be a popular topic recently so appologies for only adding to it. I have recently dual booted a Dell Inspiron 7000 series with Ubuntu 14.04. The sound initially worked but after some ...
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USB sound card input (Xonar U7)

I have an Asus Xonar U7 usb sound card and it works except for the microphone input which isn't recognized at all by pulseaudio. The "Input" tab in the sound settings is completely empty. I've tried ...
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Microphone volume very low [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu, but microphone volume level very low. (skype for example) Looks like the problem only on settings page, because on if I open "Pulse Audio Meter", looks like working fine. Could ...
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Laptop speakers sound not working but headphone sound working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop speakers do not produce sound but when I plug in headphones, I can hear sound. I am a newbie in Ubuntu. Please see the screenshot below. Is this setting OK?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Pulseaudio in HDMI sound crackling

I've recently change my PC OS from MS to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 14.04 can correctly find my HDMI audio but with terrible echo and crackling sound. I fix the echo issue by following the guide here: Sound ...
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No sound ubuntu minimal

I have no sound in Ubuntu 13.10. Xfce window manager After re-installing ubuntu minimal twice, I still have the same problem: Sound works fine at first but after I reboot to Windows and back to ...
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Speakers stopped working after reinstalling Unbuntu 12.04

Previously I installed Ubuntu 12.04 with windows 7 then I installed Ubuntu because my laptops speakers were working fine in ubuntu and were not playing sound in windows7 or some times had a very low ...
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Default sound device different when run as service

I use squeezelite to play audio streams on my laptop. The laptop has a built-in Intel sound card, but I use the HDMI connection to my monitor to play the sound on my monitor speakers. This works well ...
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PulseAudio: Setting a default sink for created sink inputs

From what I can tell, each time youtube loads a new video, it changes the index of the sink input that it uses, or creates a new sink input to use for that new video and trashes the old one. The ...