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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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an audio device with an OSS driver in modern Ubuntu

My audio device has no driver in Linux. There's an OSS driver for it, MMUSBAUDIO. MMUSBAUDIO provides an OSS driver. It seems to work. When I cat foo.wav > /dev/sdp I get expected audio output ...
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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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How to reinstall PulseAudio (Ubuntu 12.04)

I was trying to fix my audio problems using suggestions from this forum. One of the comments suggested I execute this and only this: killall pulseaudio So I did, and I restarted my computer just ...
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No rear audio when front jack is connected

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit dual booted. When I connect something on front audio jack then rear audio is not working. I have tried changing analolog-output-headphones.conf file. After changing that ...
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No sound into headphones

I will make it quick : I have no sound in my headphones when they are plugged in on my Asus F200CA running Ubuntu 14.04, but : I have sound in the laptop speakers when the headphones are plugged ...
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No audio working

PulseAudio uses up a lot of processing when I open up a video on YouTube or play something on Rhythmbox. The YouTube video never loads, and the music on Rhythmbox starts skipping like a minute every ...
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Asus N550L external surround woofer not working

I need some help, I just can't make work external surround woofer with 14.04. This is my hardware: raul@bromo:~$ lspci | grep Audio 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio ...
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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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How to improve the quality of music playing in Ubuntu?

I don't know how to start debugging it, but when I play music using XBMC it sounds a lot better than when using Clementine. I know it is a little subjective, but although I love XBMC great features, ...
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Dell Inspiron 7377 Sound Problem

Install of 14.04.1 was smooth, and everything runs beautifully...except there's no sound.At all.It shows that I'm using the realtek ALC283 drivers, and the card shows up in both ALSA and pavucontrol, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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Sound Card HP Beats Edition ENVY 14 - Codec: IDT 92HD81B1X5

I've been trying to put 8 channels working on ubuntu since the 11.10 (I'm now with the 12.04) but with no luck. I only get 2 channels working. I've tried many internet posts but with no luck. Does ...
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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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First second of audio stream cut off

Whenever I play any kind of audio from any source (VLC, kdenlive, YouTube, Facebook etc.), the first 1-2 seconds of the stream is cut off. I already tried enabling module-suspend-on-idle in the ...
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HDMI sound out only sends left speaker

I have my 14.04 machine hooked up to my Sony Bravia TV via HDMI. When I tests the left and right speaker I only get a sound when I click on the left speaker. My TV has stereo output to my amp so sound ...
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How do you mute from the command line?

How do you mute the sound system from the command line?
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Sound over multiple xservers

I'm currently using multiple X-Server displays. Is it possible to share the sound which all the programs generate (through pulseaudio) over all displays? So for example I have a music program on ...
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Pulseaudio - Sound starts to get distorted/crackling after supsend

First off, I know there are lots of threads but none helped me yet. Basically my audio output works great, but for some reason it starts to get distorted. I think it is related to the suspend. After ...
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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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Strange audio noise (clicking) during log on / off to desktop

Any time i boot up xubuntu, the speakers are turned on, immediately after entering the password and hit enter, there is a strange clicking from the speakers .. almost as if it was a sound effect for ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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System settings and pavucontrol report different sound cards

I want to select the soundcard on a per program basis. I read that I could specify that with pavucontrol. However, pavucontrol only sees the currently active sound card, while system settings shows ...
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Multiple sound source playback broken after Pithos

I have an odd situation. I have a recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 that I've been using as a work environment. It's not uncommon for me to use pianobar or MPD to provide background music, but still ...
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iMac Late 2013 Audio Cirrus Logic CS4206 Issues

I have just switched from OSX to Xubuntu 14.04 on my iMac Late 2013. I've got everything running smooth, except for my freakin' audio card. It works occasionally for a few minutes and then it just ...
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How can I record audio in & mic in as 1 channel in Audacity?

I am trying to record my podcast, which I do using Google Hangouts & Audacity. I recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. In Windows I was using the software Virtual Cable ...
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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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How to start/configure pulseaudio remotely with ssh?

I have a remote machine to which I can ssh. On the remote machine there is a program that uses pulse audio to get input from a USB microphone attached to the remote machine. This setup works fine when ...
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Switching to HDMI Audio when HDMI is plugged into a laptop (14.04)

I'm trying to get my laptop to switch the audio to HDMI when it's plugged in, and back to standard analog when it's removed. I set up a udev rule to trigger a script to perform the switching, however ...
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PulseAudio Manager gives the error Connection failure: Connection refused [on hold]

I'm using Ubuntu 10.04 and recently had to upgrade to PulseAudio due to Skype not working with ALSA. However it doesn't seem to be working. I've tried the following Why am I getting this ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 No Sound from Speaker

This appears to be a popular topic recently so appologies for only adding to it. I have recently dual booted a Dell Inspiron 7000 series with Ubuntu 14.04. The sound initially worked but after some ...
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Script to Mute an Application

My goal is to be able to mute the Spotify application, not the entire system. Using the command: ps -C spotify -o pid= I am able to find the process ID of Spotify, in this case the ID is "22981". With ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in headphone mode (no sound through speakers)

The basic symptom I was having is that sound was not working in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I had recently used the front headphone jack, and after unplugging the headphones, I noticed in the sound ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound through Headphones but not through Speaker

I am running dual boot on lenovo yoga 2 pro. I set my default sound card to be the pc-speakers since alsamixer kept randomly changing it to the hdmi after every reboot. There is no sound through the ...
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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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how to enable beats audio for hp 7040tx for the intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset

I have installed 12.04.3 in my HP DV6 7040tx. It has quad speakers + one sub woofer (Beats Audio). I went through many posts and i was not able to find the solution. I tried the package ...