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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Tinny sound on Lenovo U510

I want to ask, how can I tweak my sounds from speakers. It now sounds so tinny, like the sound comes from a tin can. In Windows, I don't have any problems with it, but in Ubuntu it sounds just awful. ...
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No audio through speakers but headphones work fine

1I recently bought a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled and eveything works fine with it. But I'm planning to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and when I boot from a USB stick, ...
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Logitech headset USB not working properly on Kubuntu 14.04

I have a Logitech USB Headset. It worked fine on Kubuntu 13.04, 64 bits, but not on Kubuntu 14.04, 64 bits. When I plug in the headset, Kmix does not show it on the master channel window (Right click ...
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Sound jumping between speakers and headphones when volume is high

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, but had this problem on previous versions of Ubuntu. When the volume is higher than 45% and I am playing music the sound switches between head phones and speakers, but there ...
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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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Change channel of pulseaudio default device [duplicate]

I am using pulseaudio. I have set the Bluetooth as default device, it set perfectly but I wanted to change the channel of that default device. Can I change the channel of default device to right only ...
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PulseAudio channel map at run time

Could I map (Swap) the channel at run time. I am using the ffmpeg to record the both video and audio from two logitech cam/mic and bluetooth mic. Now currently at the starting of recording bluetooth ...
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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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Lost audio after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04

After the upgrade I've lost the audio output immediately: no hardware change ! With Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.13.0-24-generic (#47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014) - the audio doesn't work at ...
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Noise removal from USB soundcard

I am using the Syba USB soundcard for live audio from other audio sources like bluetooth or logitech mic. It's working perfectly, I am able to hear the live audio of bluetooth and logitech from the ...
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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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Toshiba Tecra A8 without audio with Ubuntu 14.04 Bug alsa

I can't hear nothing, but sometime it had worked. uname -a Linux PCIFP26 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux aplay -l **** Lista de PLAYBACK ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped working, reboot did not fix

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X52J laptop. I was watching a lecture on Google Chrome, when suddenly, all sound was lost. Throughout the PC. No sounds from Chrome (even though Chrome indicates ...
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Sound keeps repeating (stuttering)

Yesterday while I was watching a YouTube video the sound started glitching. There are two kinds of glitches: The most common kind is where the sound repeats an approximately 1/4 second bit of sound ...
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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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HDMI / DisplayPort audio at wrong bitrate (audio too high and fast

I am trying to play audio from an Ubuntu 14.04 Dell Precision M3800 through a Dell U2414H monitor; the monitor has HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity and has an audio out feature; it can supply ...
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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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Blacklisted module is still loaded?

I have a problem with the module ivtv_alsa being loaded despite me having blacklisted it. No other module depends on it: # lsmod | grep ivtv Module Size Used by ivtv_alsa ...
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Internal mic works but external mic does not

When I plug my external mic in, sound settings recognizes the switch, however when I try to record anything or use skype all I hear is audio from the built-in mic just being played. I have tried ...
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Sound problem in Pulse Audio

When I closed my Samsung Laptop with the audio jacked in my pulseaudio stoped working, in login screen I can see the sound icon, but when i log in to my account i can't see my indicator and can't ...
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Pulseaudio CPU load after Skype starts during session restoring

I have Kubuntu 14.04 upgraded from 12.04. If Skype starts up with system automaticly, by previous session restoring, the pulseaudio loads one core of CPU. But when I restart the Skype, everything is ...
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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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Sound settings not work on 14.04 but I have sound

Fresh 14.04 install. Everything was fine in 13.10. lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) Subsystem: Gigabyte ...
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How to automatically change the volume after Pulse Audios starts?

I am suffering from the problem described here and here, which unfortunately still hasn't been fixed. Basically after rebooting my computer my volume is at 100% until I trigger the volume. What I mean ...
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Slight sound “crackle/pop” in 14.04

I have a slight sort of crackling noise coming through my headset when I play, well, anything. It doesn't seem to happen if I just open a youtube video and let it play, not touching ANYTHING else. But ...
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Acer TimelineX 5830TG internal microphone not working

Problem: In Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, if you try to use internal mic, it gets a lot of static and is almost impossible to hear on the other side because of extremely low sound (voip calls). Recorder ...
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Check condition in shell script

I have the following command: pactl list sinks | perl -000ne 'if(/#1/){/(Volume:.*)/; print "$1\n"}' it returns the output as: Volume: 0: 50% 1: 50% it denote the pulseaudio volume for sink 1 ...
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Check PulseAudio sink volume

Is there any command to check the PulseAudio sinks volume. Means I want display PulseAudio volume of particular sinks in % i.e. 50% I already set the volume using pactl set-sinks-volume 1 50% ...
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HDMI audio to Samsung TV not working Ubuntu 14.04

I have seen many people have had problems with this topic and have tried pretty much every solution I can find (google is an ubuntu users friend) but still have not been able to get audio working ...
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Sound not working after installing 14.04 from mini CD image

I'm working with a clean install of 14.04, but because my USB ports are broken and I didn't have a spare DVD handy I've installed from the mini CD image. The only problem I've had is that the sound ...
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Every Video in Fast forward motion 14.04

No Sound just fast playing video it doesn't matter which ever player or browser i use. While checking in System Monitor pulseaudio in very high priority. I tried to uninstall and re-install pulse ...
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Control volume of Pulse Audio from command

I load the modle-loopback for Logitech mic and bluetooth device using the sinks. After doing that now I am hear the audio from both but the audio coming from devices is very high. So is there any way ...
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Hear the audio of bluetooth and logitech mic from the USB soundcard

I have Syba USB audio souncard (That contain two pins one for mic and one for speaker). I have load the module-loopback using the following command: pactl load-module module-loopback ...
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system settings not showing all settings

This is a weird problem I am having after installing ubuntu 14.04. When I click on system settings, it shows only 7 fields:           Personal: Language ...
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Bluetooth high quality support gone in ubuntu 14.04?

I have a bluetooth speaker (http://www.sound2go.net/produkte/bigbass-plus). In ubuntu 13.10 I could go to the audio settings and choose the bluetooth mode (Telephony - Low Quality, of High Quality). ...
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I accidentally killed all of my pulseaudio, now I have no sound.

Ok I made a mistake. I was investigating on how to make it so that I could listen to music or watch videos when I wasn't using qjackctl after being connected to the computer. This is the youtube video ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Netflix-Desktop slow playback

so I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then installed Netflix-Desktop. When I playback an video the audio plays back just fine, but the video is lagging behind a lot. Had this working on Linux Mint 16 just ...
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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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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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UAC1 DAC (ODAC): digital vs analog output

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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...