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 through ssh/get raw audio from pulseaudio

How to carry audio over SSH? was closed with a reference to pulsaudio, which is not what i am asking. How do I tunnel sound through ssh? I distinctly want a solution using ssh which would work on a ...
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No sound with Thunderbird 12.0.1

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Thunderbird 12.0.1 from scratch but I hear no sound when new mail arrives. I have installed pulseaudio-esound-compat and esound-common but the problem persist. How ...
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PulseAudio does not recognize laptop microphone

I was trying to tune my guitar and when I increased the microphone input volume, I went into the sound settings, changed it, and it worked. In the connector options list, analog ...
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Revert audio configuration to defaults

I messed up the audio on my 10.10 installation. I had a problem of having no sound when plugging in the headphones and following many different solutions for that problem I (de)installed several ...
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bluetooth headset problem (Ausdom m04 with bluetooth 4.0)

I have a bluetooth headset (Ausdom m04). At first, I couldn't set up the device as the laptop couldn't find the device. Then, after a couple of hours, I managed to connect it but there was no sound. ...
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Airplay sink no longer visible in pulseaudio

I'm trying to send audio over airplay (RAOP) from Ubuntu 14.04. The pulseaudio-module-raop in Ubuntu used to support my 2nd-gen Airport Express, but it no longer appears in my list of pulseaudio ...
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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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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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No sound after upgrading to 15.10

Situation: After seeing the EOL reminder I decided to upgrade my 15.04 to 15.10 and I did so using the terminal (sudo do-release-upgrade -d) without any problems during the upgrade. After the ...
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JACK breaks audio. How do I fix it?

Audio was working fine until I tried to use qjackctl and qsynth to play a MIDI keyboard. I followed this answer* to setup the keyboard and it worked. But then I noticed other applications couldn't ...
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Sound issue on Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot [on hold]

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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Ubuntu 15.04 - setup the headphone volume to 100% not speaker volume to 100% [on hold]

Ubuntu 15.04 is used in a call-center. Where they are using this PC Agent have random headphone to listen audio, so they connect or unplug the headphone in the Asus speaker output jack. The moment ...
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Audio stops working after playing one item on kodi

I have an ubuntu box running with pulseaudio and kodi, playing audio over HDMI. After I play one video my audio stops working for all next video files. If I restart pulse audio with pulseaudio -k ...
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How to disable microphone from auto adjusting it's Input volume

I want to disable the way the microphone lowers itself depending on the input. Here is an image: The microphone started at 100% and slowly started to drop to where the image is showing. This is ...
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lost sound in internal speakers after installing pulseaudio

I have an all-in-one desktop with Lubuntu 14.04.3 installed. In order to be able use Skype I installed pulseaudio. I used to be able to change volume with alsamixer so that I could hear things out of ...
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bluetooth does not appear in pulseaudio as a possible source/sink

I am trying to setup my ubuntustudio 14.04 , 64bit as a bluetooth audio sink (service a2snk in a2DP), so that I can redirect music from the android phone to the pc and from there to my speakers. I am ...
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...
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Individual audio programs controlling master volume

I recently disabled pulseaudio and prevented it from autospawning in its config file. Now, even when I start it manually using pulseaudio --start, it doesn't work properly. for instance, when I use ...
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ALSA Find Only Output Focusrite Saffire6

I was working with python and sounddevice. Till now i only was sending out some sound true my (usb1.1) saffire 6. For now i want record and sending audio at the same moment. I found out that my ...
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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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pactl Loopback and Sink for mic + VLC with low CPU load? latency settings?

Hello AskUbuntu community! I've looked up a lot of Q&A here about loopbacks and sinks, but I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to get things working the way that I need them to. It seems like I ...
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Is There an Alternative to PulseAudio?

I've experienced many problems with pulseaudio one of which my bluetooth headphone never works properly after it wakes from the idle mode if there are no sounds for a while. I even tried to go to ...
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firefox+html5+hdmi audio = crackling

I'm having problems watching videos, mostly on youtube, using the html5 player. The sound has a lot of crackles and is not easy to listen to at all. This only happens when I'm outputting the audio to ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

i have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with windows 8 in different partitions. Sound is not working in ubuntu. I checked all answers for all similar questions but nothing helped. I have an asus n-550jk ...
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libvirt: Configure guest to share host audio

For the past days I've been trying to get a x64 Windows 8.1 VM's audio mixed with the host audio with mixed success. The solution which kind of works for me right now is using Spice for audio, and ...
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How to use Computer as a HeadSet using a bluetooth dongle paired with Android phone

My goal is simple. Whenever someone makes a called on my phone I want to be able to use my computer as a headset. This way I could use my Mic to talk back at the person on the other end, and my ...
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Microphone refuses to work (Kubuntu 15.04)

I have a headset that has a built in microphone (these), with a single line that is supposed to connect to the computer via the headphone jack. I've tested ti on my android phone, and it can record my ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 bluetooth headset connected but not working

Ever since I have upgraded my Ubuntu GNOME 15.04 to 15.10 (clean install), I have been facing an issue with my bluetooth headset. The device is paired and connected but is neither listed as output ...
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Record a programs output with PulseAudio

I would like to record an output of a program with PulseAudio using command line/bash script. It is important not to record every output of the sound card, but only the one of one specific program. I ...
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“Dummy Output” sound in Ubuntu 14.04

None of the other questions about this have solved my issue. I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110. The sound on my Ubuntu 14.04 is driving me crazy. It works and doesn't work randomly as I turn my PC on. ...
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Automatically switch equalizer preset based on audio output (internal speaker or external)

The facts below come from experience with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64-bit laptop. Context/problem: bad speakers As many people know, laptop speakers have "highly unequal frequency response" as audio ...
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Sound only out of internal speakers, never headphones (Alienware laptop, Ubuntu 15.10)

Alienware 17 r3 laptop, internal speakers work fine, headphone jack(s) seem to be ignored, so I can't get sound to an external speaker. (The Alienware has a second "microphone" jack, which apparently ...
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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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 + bluetooth microphone does not produce sound

I am trying to use a bluetooth microphone (Nolan MIC Bluetooth Wireless Microphone) with my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Using the standard bluetooth tool, I can connect to the device and I can see it appearing ...
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Audio system Realtek ALC 899 doesn't work on 14.04.3

I have a notebook (MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro), on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. It seems, that audio driver for Realtek ALC 899 downloaded automatically (for example file ...
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How to enable pacmd index

I ran the following command to turn off one of my sound card profiles: pacmd set-card-profile 1 off And now when I try to turn it back on I'm not sure what profile I'm supposed to enter in the ...
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Select sound from a2dp with pulseaudio

I have successfully connected my phone to the computer via a2dk (bluetooth audio). Pavucontrol shows in the "input devices" the audio signal of my phone. Nevertheless, the sound is not played by the ...
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Pulseaudio loopback unload audio output devices

I need to know how to unload pulseaudio loopback outputs. I'm using pulseaudio to create a loopback mix to capture my microphone and system audio for streaming. Every time I launch my script which ...
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No sound for built-in speakers but works fine for headphones

Yesterday I bought Dell inspiron 15 3542, with fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, sound was working fine for the first time for both built-in laptop speakers and headphone. After installing some ...
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Audio applications not playing on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch, overwriting 13.10. Ever since then, I haven't been able to play audio in most desktop media applications: Spotify, Rhythmbox, Pithos, Banshee...all of ...
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SUDO and sound, how to make them work together

Basically inside a sudo session, even one emulating another none root user (sudo -u username command) there is no sound available. Inside a sudo session sound appears disabled. I need sound, how do ...
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Pulse Audio does not work after Resume

Hy, After Suspend - Resume Sound Applications still play, but there is no sound. I need to issue (in a shell) /usr/bin/pasuspender /bin/true then sound is there again. This command of course ...
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Volume Control not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Top Panel

For some reason volume control widget is not showing on my Ubuntu 14.04 panel. I reinstalled alsa and something else, because my sound broke. Now I can't get my audio control panel to display on Unity ...
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play audio through bluetooth speakers in 12.04 using CLI

I have gone through the whole gamut of trials with setting up playing audio through bluetooth and have not been able to make it work reliably (i.e., got it to work one time, and has not worked after ...
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No audio in gmusicbrowser, guayadeque, banshee etc but VLC OK

first post here, new to Linux/Ubuntu (14.04). I had Gmusicbrowser, Guayadeque all working then I decided to install Banshee through software center to have a look. Something went wrong during the ...
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Audacity Keeps Crashing

I'm running the latest version of audacity and the playback keeps crashing when I try to pause it. Ive seen elsewhere on line that this is a bug and that there are workarounds for it but i cant seem ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...
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How do xmms/modplug tune volume?

I'm using xmms2 0.8 DrO_o + modplug 1.0.0 to have a rich playlist featuring some .ogg/mp3 songs together with old-school sound tracks (.mod, .s3m, .it, .xm). All this runs on ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, ...
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No soundcard detected after reinstalling audio drivers

So I've followed this guide to install the OSS4 sound drivers, but after installing it (second terminal command in the guide), it failed loading it, and I was left with no sound. I reinstalled ...