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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No headphones audio in Alienware 15 laptop

I recently purchased an Alienware 15 laptop and I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 8.1. This is my first Ubuntu installation and am very new to it and linux in general. Unfortunately, the one ...
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Set pactl max volume to 100%

My pactl set-sink-volume can be set to anything, even above 500% values. I really hope this is limitable to 100%. Unity did fine with limiting it to 100%. I'm using i3 now. Is pactl set-sink-volume ...
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How do I set up live audio streams to a DLNA compliant device?

Is there a way to stream the live output of the soundcard from our 12.04.1 LTS amd64 desktop to a DLNA-compliant external device in our network? Selecting media content in shared directories using ...
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Sound no longer recognized after latest kernel upgrade (14.04)

This morning Software Updater showed notification of new updates. The kernel was part of the update which then required a reboot. Once I rebooted, my sound was gone and no longer recognized buy the ...
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Sound permissions not persisting after reboot

I just upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 I am having an issue with sound. It seems to be a permissions problem. When I use the command below sound works with no problems. sudo setfacl -m u:lt:rw ...
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Audio sync through LAN

I have home server which is pc with 2gb ram. I've got www server and mpd which alows me to controll music playback from any device but thing that I want to have is to synchronize sound from laptop ...
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Audio Malfunction Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with my audio, it is not working anymore. When I open system-settings and go to sound there is nothing listed for output. When I try to play a song it says 'autoaudiosink' couldn't ...
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ubuntu pc connected to tv via onboard hdmi suffers off sync delay when using samsung soundconnect

I am still not sure where the problem comes from, so I am asking here and I also sent an email to Samsung asking for support. If anyone can provide me with some pointer on where the problem could ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer ...
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No Sound when i start Ubuntu

i have ubuntu 14.04. After login my audio is disabled and it gets enabled only when i do pkill -f jackd what should i do to turn on audio by default in startup
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Skype and VLC sounds sizzle/distorted/bad

I have the same problem as described in the questions skype notification sounds sizzled and bad sound on login to skype. But it is not only the login, notification, but also when talking to somebody. ...
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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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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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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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plugging in headphones messes up audio

Every time I plug in/unplug headphones, everything gets muted and I have to reinstall alsabase, pulseaudio, and libasound2-data then restart. Why does this happen? How do I fix it? Thanks. Output ...
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No sound on my inspiron 14 3000 series

E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running. E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed. erwin@MkJoker:~$ pulseaudio -vvv I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: ...
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Clevo P650SE - Ubuntu no headphone sound

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Clevo P650SE model laptop (dual boot with Win 8.1). The headphone jack does not appear to work (sound continues through the speakers) in Ubuntu only. Running ...
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VLC sounds problems after seek

When VLC Media player is used for playing 720p+ videos, it starts out fine. But when we seek, it stops producing any sound at all (like the player is in mute) and when we seek for couple of times more ...
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No sound Ubuntu 12.04

Sound from both speakers and headphones was working fine. After a recent update, the sound from speaker was not working but it was working from headphones, to fix the issue I did something I don't ...
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Audio is no longer working, after trying to fix In-game sound for playonlinux

So, following this guide here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure) this is the output for the ALSA debug script: http://pastebin.com/zZTAxeQN Everything was working ...
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After recent updates sound stopped working

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and do not have a background in computer programming. Ubuntu 12.04 came pre-loaded on my Dell Inspiron 3442, Intel Pentium 3558u@1.7GHz x2, 64-bit. I loaded my music library ...
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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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Xubuntu 14.04 bluetooth headphones problem

This morning I installed Xubuntu 14.04 with Xfce 4.12 and everything works fine but my bluetooth headphones system. Before I was using Ubuntu 14.04 and it worked correctly. Reading on the web, I ...
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How to enable noise suppression in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm trying to use a 3.5 jack microphone in Ubuntu 14.04, the problem is that Ubuntu doesn't have noise suppression by default, so I got a very loud static noise. I installed ...
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Problem with audacity

I'm recording Teamspeak conversations via audacity for a Let's Play. The recording sounds kind of slow, as if it was a tape, running on low battery. Very much like in this post: ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after updating

On March 19, 2015 Software Updater in Ubuntu 14.04 informed me that there were new updates available and to accept in order to install them. The surprise came when trying to play sound my laptop no ...
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What are possible reasons of regular sound glitches on recording with jack

I use jack connection kit (cadence with jackd) with my external USB audio card to record audio in Audacity. The problem is that regularly (about each 4-5 minutes of recording) a 'glitch' sound is ...
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Pulse Audio not showing audio stereo duplex

In the Configuration tab of pavucontrol, there is no option to select Audio Stereo Duplex. This always worked but I came back from a camping trip and now only HDMI output is showing in the list. I ...
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14.04 Google Chrome Audio Playback Issues

So after about an hour trying to find a solution for this problem, I've had no luck. The issue: Audio playback in Google Chrome is way too fast/high pitched/choppy. Steps I've taken to try and fix ...
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U14.04/14.10 SoundCard Creative Audigy FX SB1570 unstable behaviour, sometimes noise instead of sound after power off

As I have troubles with integrated Conexant CX20641 Chip I have decided to try one PCIe sound card. It is Creative Audigy FX SB1570. (more info here) Actually it works with a standard snd-hd-intel ...
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Audacity playback speed much too fast, on Ubuntu Mate 15.04

I just had a major issue with Audacity, on the first Ubuntu Maté distro. I was doing some sound work, and recording directly from microphones and audio monitors; but when I attempted to play back the ...
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Too much noise while recording sound from mic on 14.04 LTS

I want to record sound from mic in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do this with good quality in windows 7 or 8.1. I am using the pulse input(pulse audio) with audacity. It records voices but with lots of noises. ...
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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 resample settings with USB DAC

2 USB DAC which support 192/24bit resampling. I connected it to my laptop and changed settings in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf to default-sample-format = s24le default-sample-rate = 192000 and It seems ...
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Installing sound driver on HCL Me Ubuntu

I am trying to install sound driver on my HCL Me machine but in vain here is the status !!Kernel Information !!------------------ Kernel release: 3.0.84-030084-generic Operating System: ...
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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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Analog Output vs Speakers

These are two outputs I can choose from which to play under sound settings. Analog output does not output to my built in Sub but the other does. What is the difference between these two? And how can I ...
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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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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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No sound on VLC and default movie player

I don't get any sound on both VLC and the default movie player on Ubuntu 14.04 while playing both video & audio. But I do get sound when playing audio files via RhythmBox, while browsing on the ...
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CSGO, glitchy audio on Ubuntu Mint 17.1

I'm having some sound related issues in CSGO, every single other application works perfectly, except CSGO. It has a very glitchy audio, like if it played a part of the sound and cut to the next part. ...
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My microphone records a background noise, that I don't have on Windows. How do I get rid of it?

On my laptop with Windows, my microphone sounds fine. But on my computer with Ubuntu, I have a constant background noise. Example: http://vocaroo.com/i/s1XVNSEWXbU1 Any ideas on how I can get rid of ...
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After playing videos, Ubuntu 14.10 loses all system sound through speakers (but not headphones)

Symptoms: Play any videos in Ubuntu 14.10. After playing several videos, all system sound stops completely even though the video player and Sound Settings are NOT muted. Adjusting the system ...
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No Sound & No Pulse Audio Control on Fresh 14.10 Xubuntu Install on Dell Latitude E6420

I just did a fresh install of Xubuntu 14.10 on my Dell Latitude E6420. Unfortunately there is no sound and no pulse audio control panel. When I click on "Sound Settings", the dialog opens and says ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting external mic (thru 1/4inch jack), needs to be replugged to work

The external microphone is not recognised until physically replugged. here's my lspci sound card entry: $ lspci | grep Audio 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia ...
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Pulseaudio / wine stop / start issues

So I'm writing aliases so that I can start/stop pulseaudio for the purpose of running some Wine apps. My aliases currently look like: # Reload pulse audio devices alias rldpulsdev='sudo service ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound on HDMI output

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an issue with switching audio output to HDMI when an external monitor (TV) is connected. Here is my setup: I created "udev rule" 10-hdmi_sound.rules in ...
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How do I give Kazam permission to access .config/pulse//daemon.conf

I tried opening Kazam with the terminal and got this: W: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Failed to open configuration file '/home/advanced/.config/pulse//daemon.conf': Permission denied W: [pulseaudio] ...
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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 ...