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 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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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped working, reboot did not fix

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X52J laptop. I was watching a lecture on Google Chrome, when suddenly, all sound was lost. Throughout the PC. No sounds from Chrome (even though Chrome indicates ...
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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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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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How do I change the way Ubuntu adjusts my volume mixer levels?

I've had a mildly annoying problem with my sound for quite awhile now, and I've finally decided it's time to do something about it. Every time I adjust the main volume slider in the toolbar, or use ...
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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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How to Pass/Record audio output as an input device?

I used to use a mixer of some kind and I can't remember which... I would like to record audio from the output, without leaving the computer. I remember in the Juanty days you could easily enable ...
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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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How do I redirect input from one sound card to output on another sound card?

I have a TV card with its sound output connected to the CD-in of my mainboard's built-in sound card. There is also a USB sound device connected to my machine. Now I want to play the sound from the TV ...
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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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Problem with 5.1 AC-3 through Alsa, Pulseaudio on SPDIF, Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (i386 Architecture) on Zotac ZBOX-ID18. I am trying to output digital surround audio through digital SPDIF output, I understand that the default SPDIF output is on PCM ...
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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 card detected in Sound Settings, although sound works

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop. When I go to Sound Settings while logged into my user, no sound card appears detected. In spite of this, the sound on my laptop is working ok, and I can ...
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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 through speakers but headphones work fine

1I recently bought a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled and eveything works fine with it. But I'm planning to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and when I boot from a USB stick, ...
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How do I re-activate PulseAudio? (followed guide on skype.com)

I disabled PulseAudio to be able to use my microphone for Skype, and now the volume controls don't work, which I understand, is a common problem. I read that somebody fixed their Skype microphone by ...
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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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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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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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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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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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Record desktop and microphone audio with Avconv

I'm using Avconv on Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.10 to record Minecraft screencasts. However, I can only get the sound from my microphone and not the laptop speaker. How would I go about recording both ...
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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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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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No sound… How to re-enable pulseaudio?

Ok, back when I had 12, I was using Pulseaudio equalizer, and it worked great. but now the I have 13.04, It doesn't work, and there are no options under "play sound through", where it used to say ...
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No Sound, Ubuntu 13.04

Ok so I just upgraded to ubuntu 13.04 and I have no sound, when I go to sound it shows dummy device. I have upgraded to the latest kernel I believe, its 3.8.0-31-generic. I've tried all the ...
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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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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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Upgrade to 12.04 - No Audio Pulse Broken

Trying to fix audio output. NVIDIA GT 520 is the card so HDMI audio. It was working perfectly in 11.10. Following the steps at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/So...otingProcedure 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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Setting the default ALSA device for Pulseaudio

I recently got an external soundcard/DAC (Fiio E17) and am currently trying to properly configure it on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When plugging it in via USB, it's immediately recognized and shows ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.04 RAOP to Airport Express 2nd Generation doesn't work, how do I debug and get it working?

I have never had any luck with RAOP or Stream2Ip from Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 to my airport express 2nd generation. In pulseaudio the airplay device either discovered by RAOP in paprefs or connected to ...
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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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Lubuntu no sound at all; no mute, alsa, pulse

Apologies if this question has been answered already but I've scoured these forums and I haven't found anything that works. I recently put together a low spec machine with plans on running Lubuntu ...
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Mute key mutes Alsa and PulseAudio, but unmutes only Alsa

When I press the mute key on my keyboard, both the Alsa master channel and the PulseAudio master channel get muted, pressing it again only unmutes the alsa master channel, the pulseaudio master ...
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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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HDMI is not displayed in the “Sound” settings on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need some assistance, I have 2 laptops, a Toshiba and a DELL XPS M1330, the problem is using my DELL laptop, when I use the HDMI cable to use the TV as monitor the display works fine however the ...
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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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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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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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Dummy Output in Audio; nothing is working (ALSA broken?)

Problem: My audio is not working. I'm getting that "Dummy Output" in the sound settings. I've been scouring the web, but nothing I try is working. I've tried sudo alsa force-reload sudo apt-get ...
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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No sound from laptop speakers in Ubuntu 14.04 after booting into Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537. I had installed 14.04 on it, and had no problems with the sound initially. However, like my with ethernet card, it seemed expecting to not have driver/software issues ...
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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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Subwoofer not working in 13.10 on Asus N56DP

Currently have an Asus N56DP. Using an older answer I could get the subwoofer to work under 12.04 but after an upgrade to 12.10 that method stopped working. lspci|grep -i audio 00:01.1 Audio device: ...
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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 ...