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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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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bt-audio: Command not found

I've performed the update on Ubuntu 16.04 recently and everything works fine, but I discovered that the command bt-audio does not work anymore. More specifically, if I enter the command the terminal ...
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Headphones not working in 16.04

I have spent some time searching around the various threads relating to headphone issues in Ubuntu and none of the answers seem to resolve my issue, so I will post it here. This problem started a ...
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Is there a program for computer audio playback transcription?

Is there a program for computer audio playback voice to text transcription?
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How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?

Whenever I launch hydrogen it breaks my audio in all other applications which use Pulse, for example, I can no longer play videos in Chrome after having launched Hydrogen once, until I restart my PC ...
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Installed Lubuntu 16.04 version no audio now

I apologize if I am to vague in my question/statement. I just installed LUbuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which is a HP Pavilion G6 series, AMD Processor, and it does have an HDMI port. I can't seem to ...
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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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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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Can't switch headphones and speakers [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 16.04 with windows 10. The pavucontrol can't get started. Error on pavucontrol: If I plug out the headphones in middle of some video I don't get any sound from the ...
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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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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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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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Problems with Audio device (ALC-889) - Ubuntu 16.04

Okay I think I need some help with my on-board audio device and Ubuntu 16.04. My on-board Audio device according to sudo lspci is: *Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High ...
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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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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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Strange sound issue. Hear sound from a running Vbox VM but can't from Xbuntu

I have a weird issue that I have no idea where to even start looking. My sound on my Xubuntu 16.04 is not working if played though the GUI but if I have a VM running in Virtual box I have sound coming ...
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No audio output devices detected in new computer build with Skylake (Z170) motherboard in 14.04

I'm guessing the problem is that my motherboard is very recent; it's a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 using the new Z170 (Skylake) chipset. The output of lspci -v shows two "Audio device" blocks, but 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, ...
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Problem using Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm having trouble getting input or output from my firend's Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm setting up a studio system for him, and didn't expect this much trouble. I installed QJack and ...
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Cant open pavucontrol

I just installed pavucontrol and cant open it. I get this Error whenever I open pavucontrol. When I tried to open it by sudo pavucontrol I get this error => altair@Aiden:~$ sudo pavucontrol Home ...
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16.04 Headphones detected, but not switched on automatically after startup

I have this issue since 15.10, but it started to really grind my gears after making an upgrade to 16.04. Let's say that I have headphones plugged in. I reboot\relog on\boot to ubuntu, and play the ...
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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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Microphone and line-in are only receiving the output

The problem is that the microphone and line-in of my soundcard are receiving the output, means that if I play music it is send straight to the microphone and line-in channels (note that output works ...
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Bluetooth audio sink refuses to connect in Ubuntu 14.04 (bluez, blueman)

Bluetooth just absolutely refuses to connect to any audio sinks. I've tried with two separate speakers that I can pair with just fine on iOS, yet when I try, I get this error in blueman: Connection ...
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amplifier on network. can not see or find it

Ubuntu 16.04 recently installed. Dual boot with Windows 10. Amplifier/Speakers are accessible in windows. Intel Core i7 (4 year old Toshiba laptop) and tons of storage. The access is to the local ...
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How do I split my USB sound card recognized as 5.1 into 3 stereo channels?

I have a NI Komplete Audio 6, and I want to use its stereo channels separately, not all the outputs combined as 5.1. It is recognized by Ubuntu, however I only get the choice of using it in 2.1, 4.1, ...
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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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Headphones no longer detected in 16.04

When using Ubuntu 15.10, my headphones were auto-detected properly. Since upgrading to 16.04, that is no longer the case. I can force output to them using either pavucontrol or ...
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Play sound through two or more outputs/devices

I think this is a pretty simple concept. I have one sound card and one pair of bluetooth headphones. I want to play my audio through both my sound card and my bluetooth headphones. I believe ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 15.10

I have been using Ubuntu 15.10 for the past 6 months in my current laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook S series). Suddenly today the sound stops working. I tried the following steps with no success: 1. sudo ...
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control volume using python script

I can control volume using this command through terminal amixer -D pulse sset Master 0% . My question that how can I do the same thing using python script.
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No sound icon in top panel in Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I bought an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the computer, I changed the sound interface to HDMI and everything worked, when I tried to watch a movie with VLC I had to change the sound ...
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HDMI sound works , no analog sound

I installed Ubuntu 12.02 and i can't hear sound, but if i connected to HDMI, I can hear sound in HDMI Device. This is my sound device ~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH ...
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Logitech USB headset not working in 14.04

I recently converted my laptop to Ubuntu 14.04 (two days ago at the time of this posting) and just encountered this problem (an hour or so ago at the time of this posting). The problem is that my ...
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Audio equalizer in Lubutu 16.04?

I want to install an audio equalizer in Lubuntu 16.04LTS. Is there one I can use? I was going to install pulseaudio equalizer but it does not work. Is there anyway to install pulseaudio system wide?
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PulseAudio Recording Permanent setting

I am trying to record Mic and system sound together thought pulesaudio for that I have created 2 loopback modules in pulseaudio and set one loopback to builtin and another to monitor,the problem is ...
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No sound on Dell xps l702

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS l702. I have sound in the form of headphones or the HDMI out but not the on-board WAVES MaxxAudio sound card. I have tried a few different steps, like in ...
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5.1 Subwoofer only

After installing Ubuntu I activated 5.1 for my 5.1 Sound System, which worked just fine. One day only the subwoofer worked. Every other channel is just muted. Every channel is unmuted and turned up to ...
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Hotkeys to Switch Between Sound Devices

As the title suggests, is there any way to map hotkeys to switch where the audio is being routed to? I want to be able to do ctrl + page up to switch to a USB sound card, and ctrl + page down to ...
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Sound disappeared after changing PCM volume in Xubuntu 15.10

Today I've accidentally changed value of PCM channel at alsamixer and all sound has disappeared. There were no sound even after I removed the slider back to original position. Here is screenshot of ...
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Fix sound issue for Teamviewer 9 on Ubuntu 13.10 (valid also for Teamviewer 11 on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS)

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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No sound after suspend on Ubuntu 16.04

After recently upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 16.03 (and fixing most of the problems caused by that) I still have one persistent problem that won't go away. After a "suspend" of the system the HDMI ...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...
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On reconfiguring hdajackretask after a clean install of 16.04 'Apply Now' to test would fail yet installing 'Boot Override' was successful

I performed a clean install of 16.04 yesterday and ran into a strange issue. I've followed this process in the past - ...
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“Jack audio server could not be started” in QJackCtl

I have been trying to start the JACK audio server in QJackCtl, but I get the message: DBUS: Jack server could not be started. Sorry So the symptoms of my problem are exactly the same as in this ...
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How can I reinstall pulseaudio? (12.04 64bit)

I accidentally removed pulseaudio from my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have tried reinstalling it using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio but my sound card doesn't appear in the list of the devices (in ...
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Is it possible to control app volume from taskbar?

I currently have Pulse Audio Volume Control and I'm using it to control audio between my laptop & external monitor as well as volume of different apps. Is there a faster way of controlling these ...