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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PulseAudio see only internal sound card. USB sound card is missing in Sound Settings. Alsa see both sound card

PulseAudio see only internal sound card. USB sound card is missing in Sound Settings. Alsa see both sound card. Fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04. After starting PulseAudio pulseaudio E: [pulseaudio] ...
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ubuntu 12.04, desktop no sound in headphones, but sond working ok in speakers

i installed ubuntu 12.04 in my desktop someday before and i noticed that sound is coming from speakers without any problem, but no sound coming from headphones. the motherboard i am using is asrock, ...
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Pulseaudio card-profile for Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

This is my first question here and I'm not quite sure what data to include for this question. Please ask me if you need me to provide more information. I recently got the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 a day later sound is disabled

Screenshot at bottom. Hi, so I upgraded my Dell xps13 to 14.0f4 and everything went smoothly. Today when I was just checking out the new os my sound disappeared? The menu bar say volume is muted, ...
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Pulseaudio randomly mute itself without a reason

I recently installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04. I've got external audio card Audiotrak Maya U5. It always worked fine until new Ubuntu. Music randomly get muted and there's no visible changes in sound ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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Constant Popping/Cracking sound

So after fresh installing 14.04 I get this nearly constant pooping or cracking sound coming from my laptop speakers. I tried removing pulse audio but it does not help. This sound is also in live ...
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Pulseaudio resets volume control to 100% — doesn't save volume

Running Ubuntu 13.10 and each time I login, my volume control is reset to 100%. Pulseaudio never saves its state. I can run pacmd set-sink-volume 0 26000 on the cmd line to set it back to 40%, but it ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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14.04 Headphones do not appear as an output device

I installed 14.04 yesterday. I always leave my headphones and speakers plugged in together, so I know I have them in the right ports. Sound came though the speakers just fine, but nothing came ...
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Sound 2.1 not working on 14.04

I have an Inspiron 17R SE 7720, with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, and I want to enable 2.1 audio. The OS is installed as is, without changes. However, my subwoofer isn't working. And not working the ...
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How to install Trust SC-5500p USB 5.1 external sound card?

(I use Ubuntu 14.04 64bit and the sound card is not broken as it works fine on Windows) According to most of the reports online installing SC-5500p on Ubuntu seemed to be a cinch for most of the ...
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Audio “Buzz” noise from headphone jack into external speakers

ASUS N550JV laptop dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8.1. I have an external speaker plugged in all the time since I usually use my laptop as a desktop. The problem occurs when the laptop is not ...
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UAC1 DAC (ODAC) and Ubuntu sound settings

I am trying to get Ubuntu to output I2S output to my ODAC. When I go into sound settings, I get two options. Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IEC958, so it must actually mean S/PDIF...) Analogue Output (This ...
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sound not working ubuntu 12.04

I killed the pulseaudio with 'killall pulseaudio'. and then reinstall pulseaudio. Later i came to know that it is not just enough we have to install the few additional packages for the sound to work. ...
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How can I apply a LADSPA plugin to a PulseAudio stream?

I want to apply a LADSPA plugin to everything that streams through the default PulseAudio sink. How should I set this up?
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How to play audio from different applications on different output devices?

How can I play music on my speakers while I use my headset for video chat applications like Skype? Shouldn't this be possible via this PulseAudio sound server that Ubuntu uses?
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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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WINE: minor delay on sound playback

When running a game under WINE pulseaudio is showing a constant delay of what I would estimate to be 100-200ms that on occasion climbs to over 500ms. I can't put my finger on why it increases on some ...
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Pulseaudio: route audio from sink to source

Is it possible to set up pulseaudio such that the audio playing in a given sink is routed also to a source (in this case a microphone)? If so, how would I go about it? I've looked at module-loopback ...
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How to deactivate headphones output

I've got a broken piece of jack stuck into my headphones output : I cannot get any sound from my laptop speakers. I've tried many things (using alsamixer, pavucontrol, checking the different mute ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically

The Pavucontrol on my Xubuntu 13.10 detects my bluetooth headset, but only after I type the commands : pulseaudio -k sudo alsa force-reload After a few seconds the headset appears in the ...
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Pulseaudio all volumes set to 100%

It happens when flat volumes = no. When pulseaudio daemon is starting, it set all volumes to 0dB. On logon screen my speakers sounds like "BOOM!" It is not as annoying to change them every time as ...
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USB audio device not working

I have recording device it record the audio frombluetoothand usb audio sound card. I assigned the bluetooth device to the right channel and usb audio sound card to the left channel. I am using pulse ...
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Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter Not working

I have a recording device it records the audio and video using different devices like logitech webcam, vga2usb, bluetooth and Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter etc. using the ALSA, pulse audio ...
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Ubuntu and WiFi Speakers

I recently bought a set of panasonic Wi-Fi speakers, I switch them on and Ubuntu 13.10 sound I can see the panasonic speakers. I am using a Lenovo U410 ideapad. What is odd is that as soon as I switch ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.10, tried everything

I've read through a bunch of differen't suggestions. I've restarted/rebuilt alsa as well as pulse audio. I've ran speakertest. I've installed ubuntu restricted extras. Here's what's happening... ...
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How to make pulseaudio work again?

I was having problems with sound (mono only output), so following advice from another askubuntu question I made some edits in /etc/pulse/default.pa After rebooting I had no sound at all. So I deleted ...
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Is there another way to restart Ubuntu 12.04's sound system if pulseaudio/ALSA don't work?

I was listening to music, and my sound suddenly went dead in all my applications. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, which uses pulseaudio, so I tried sudo /etc/init.d/pulseaudio restart, but nothing happened. ...
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Are my choices really limited to stream sound or hear sound?

I followed the instructions at How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype? in order to load-module sinks. I can stream to my twitch feed no problem. My problem is that I ...
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How can I set my Bluetooth-speakers “default” volume lower than 100%?

I finaly got my Jabra Solemate playing nice with my desktop computer. However, every time I connect my Solemate, the volume setting in PulseAudio pops (back) up to 100%. What I'd like, is for it to ...
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Recorded sound using mic heard in only one speaker

I just installed vokoscreen to record screen and sound.I have also installed Pulse Audio Volume Control to control the devices.I am using my mobile earphone to record sound. So when I record,I speak ...
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pulseaudio and pacmd crash

My pulseaudio crashes repeatedly and I need a method to recover from it without a reboot. When the crash happens, executing pacmd says "Daemon not responding". I have tried removing ~/.config/pulse ...
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mix two PCM audio

I am capturing audio data using pulse audio for every sink index index in file. but after this I want to mix two audio sample from different file . my sample specification is format = ...
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double jack mic/headphone not working for output

I am a professional musician, who studies post-grad in music and really wants to use linux on my research, with Csound, PureData, SuperCollider and so on. I have sound playback thru speakers, but not ...
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Fn keys not working

I wanted to give Lubuntu a try. Everything works, even audio now, except the volume control with fn keys, and it would be nice to have those back. lol Running on a Toshiba Satellite C75D-A if that's ...
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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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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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Teamviewer 9 Ubuntu 13.10 Sound

TeamViewer gets shipped with Wine 1.6. Pulseaudio is working in installed wine 1.6.1 from PPA. Copying over the winepulse.drv.so and fakedlls/winepulse.drv does not work. You can approve this with ...
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How do I debug issues with Pulse Audio?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my machine. I have logged in as USER_A. My external audio device is a Headset and I was able to hear the audio properly. I need to join my Ubuntu machine to a ...
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How to install pulseaudio 5 on Ubuntu

Guys how i can install pulseaudio 5? i don't understand the installation step on this link http://www.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/view/svn/multimedia/pulseaudio.html anybody can tell me how to install ...
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How do you feed two audio inputs into one input using pulseaudio?

I'm very unfamiliar with pulse audio. That being said, I'm trying to take the inputs from a line-in audio jack and a usb microphone and combine them into one virtual input device. Anyone have a decent ...
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adjust max possible volume in pulseaudio

Somtimes some sound/movie/music on my Ubuntu_12.04 system is at a very low volume by itself. Henceforth I increase the volume of the sound output. I can use the following setting (see screenshot) It ...
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Microphone not capturing sound on 12.04 Lenovo G580

In both Skype and the Sound Recorder application, I am not capturing any audio from my built-in microphone. I'm not sure why. Otherwise, sound output is working well. I have tried running ...
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Default playback audio output on Xubuntu 13.10

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to 13:10, and since then I have no sound when I start my PC, because it's being sent to the HDMI output (my TV). I want it to go to the Analogue output (my PC) ...
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How can I restart pulseaudio without logout?

Sometimes pulseaudio service stops and it doesn't restarts itself when I open an audio file with banshee or totem. How I can make it start again without logout?
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How do I get my Sound indicator back

I run Xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo S10 Ideapad Netbook. I have 200GB HDD Space and 1GB of ram. I wanted to give ubuntu a second chance but I installed it using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I was ...
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Bluetooth Headset audio delayed, broken up, and not always working

I have a Harmon BT headset works great on Android with a little work it was alright on Windows. But Ubuntu is just jacking up the audio left and right how do I fix this? Im currently running 13.10.
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How to change volume of pulseaudio playback-apps / -streams that aren't currently in use?

I can change sound volumes with "gnome-volume-control ". But there are listed only playback-apps / -streams that are currently in use. In "~/.pulse "-directory I found e.g. "*-stream-volumes.tdb" and ...