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 sound in Ubuntu 13.10

My computer doesn't play any sounds. I've tried to chown /run/user/1000/pulse and removed it. I've killed pulseaudio and force-reloaded alsa. Sound settings recognizes my soundcard. Happens both ...
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No audio input device on ubuntu 13.10 with front-mic plugged-in

I have sound but can't see any audio-input (mic) device in settings. The mic works, I have tested using gnome-alsamixer by redirecting the mic to output. But when I try the sound recorder it says ...
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Kazam is not recording audio from Logitech USB headset [closed]

I am trying to record a short screencast using Kazam. Unfortunately, it refuses to record sound from my Logitech USB headset. The Kazam preferences show only "Monitor*" devices. What can I do to make ...
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Weird volume levels

I have a old HP Pavilion dv6645eo with the HP Quicklaunch buttons. When I use the volume buttons, the only sound in the upper echelons of the 'sound bar'. I've been looking long after why it happens. ...
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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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HDMI audio not working on NVIDIA nForce 780a chipset

I am on Ubuntu 13.10 with an AMD Phenom II X4 processor and nForce 780a chipset. I do not have a video card installed. When I use the built in hdmi port, I get good video, but no audio, even after ...
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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 to listen live sounds from input from external sound card?

I have an external sound card. It is connected to my laptop via USB and to piano via a jack - jack cable. I can record sounds from piano (using Audacity) but I cannot hear the sounds in the live ...
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“Starting jack server… Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory” [duplicate]

I am trying to start jack audio server. It works the first time after i restart but then it says "D-BUS: JACK server could not be started. Sorry" and i get a long message. Do i need to stop pulseaudio ...
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Recording audio from one multi-channel interface vs multiple single-channel interfaces

I've decided it's time I started recording some of my music. So I've bought a couple of Samson Meteor USB microphones. They're quite nice and works out of the box. I'll use one to mic up my guitar ...
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No audio through HDMI with Gigabyte Brix

Newbie to Ubuntu (13.10 x64 desktop) and have been trying to get audio to work on a Gibabyte Brix (GB-BXi3-4010) through HDMI but no go. If I plug into the standard headphone jack audio works no ...
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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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Controlling the stereo output levels separately from overall volume level

I don't know why, but to get my right loudspeaker sounding equally loud as the left one, I have to set the levels in alsamixer like so: http://s18.postimg.org/91nx9ojex/alsa.png 54/100 in Headphones ...
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no sound indicator or sound settings after playing with hda-jack-retask

I was playing with hda-jack-retask (changed mic input to line out output), after I finished everything was ok, system settings showed new device in sound tab, after few restarts that what happens: In ...
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Skype on 13.10 32 bit, mic not working

I am trying to get skype working, I'm currently running kubuntu 13.10. I can't get the mic to work during the test call. I start up the test call. Listen to the nice lady. Wait for the beep. Talk ...
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Very choppy sound Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4 PC. When I go to system settings and click on sound, the screen keeps flashing between Analog Output and Headphones in the ...
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Terminal shows “Couldn't open audio: Couldn't open audio device or ESD connection” after launching a game and there is no sound in the game

So I tried installing a Heroes of Might and Magic 3 linux loki game version into Ubuntu 13.10 and everything is fine but I don't have sound. When I try to launch a game through a terminal it throws ...
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Headphones not detected in 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu, running 13.10 on an Alienware M14x R2. The laptop comes with a "Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller" sound card (for which I couldn't find a Linux driver). ...
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Can't find Bluetooth file

This may sound dumb, but i have searched everywhere for /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf . I cannot find it. I have tried searching and doing everything of the manner, but I cannot find it. Please help.
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How to install alsa-base and pulseaudio?

I was having a sound issue where sound settings show "dummy output" meaning it wasn't reading my audio card. I followed this instructions here, got to the "alternate" method, ran "sudo apt-get remove ...
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Turn off audio loopback from microphone

I just set up my machine and plugged in my headset, but now I'm currently wondering how to disable the audio loopback from my microphone. I've found nearly the same question over here How do I turn ...
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5.1 HDMI Mixed Channels, Stuttering/Choppy Audio

I've bought an Intel Core i3 4130 with a Gigabyte H87N-WIFI motherboard with the intention of creating an HTPC. I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 on a live USB and everything works except for 5.1 Surround ...
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How do I route the output of a single program to a mic input?

First, some context: I'm a part of a TF2 server that includes lots of micspam. I'm in the process of writing a guide on how to do this properly- namely using a media player and some form of audio ...
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Buzzing noise Xubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I'm using Xubuntu 13.10 on a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C. Recently, I get a buzzing noise on the speakers a while after turning it on. At first I suspected hardware faults - but then I turned down the ...
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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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Sound Stops working after I close my laptop lid

My laptop's (hp envy touchsmart 15, running ubuntu 13.10) audio stops working after the laptop sleeps or if I close my laptop lid (the current setting are the on closing the lid the laptop does not go ...
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Sound problem in Kubuntu 13.10

I have a sound problem on Kubuntu 13.10 which I find rather annoying. The problem comes in two stages. By default, I cannot listen to skype. So, following a suggestion similar to this one, I added ...
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Audio without X

Crosspost from /r/linuxquestions: I am trying to convert my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop into a headless server and need everything running without X needing to start. I've gotten the partitions to mount ...
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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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Asus x550L problems with Ubuntu 13.10

Problems with audio. Headphones work, but without them sound is not working. Many FN keys aren't working. The brightness levels, play buttons, etc. The brightness, if I adjust it, then I restart ...
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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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switch audio output from PA to jack, breaks audio on google-chrome

I occasionally switch audio output from the ubuntu default pulse-audio to jack. this has created several problems that I haven't managed to fix in the past (no sound from firefox ever again, then ...
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Default playback audio output on Xubuntu 13.10

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to 13:10, and since then I have no sound when I start my PC, because it's being sent to the HDMI output (my TV). I want it to go to the Analogue output (my PC) ...
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How to upgrade Pulseaudio to the latest available version?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I can't upgrade right now) and I'm using pulseaudio 2.x. I have some sound issues with VLC and others and I'd like to know if I can upgrade to pulseaudio 3.x or even 4.x with ...
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Looking the modifications to disable capture for alsa driver

I wrote alsa drivers for mycard by referring dummy.c sound drivers. My card doesnt support capture functionality. I defined playback operations but not capture operations to avoid capture support. My ...
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What is the default Audacious bit depth for PulseAudio output?

I wonder what is normal Bit Depth for Audacious Player there are 16/24/32 bits available I tried them all seems fine. I use stereo output for my speakers and I wonder what bit depth be the best for ...
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How do I enable CD-in?

I have a TV card that is connected to the CD-in (JCD1) connector on my mother board. However, I could not find a setting in pavucontrol to playback the sound from that port in Ubuntu. Am I just ...
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How to I configure which Audio Hardware is being used by Pulse Audio, ALSA, and Jack Audio?

Here's my setup Toshiba Laptop with internal sound card, HDMI digital sound out, and a external m-audio Conectiv USB sound card (4-in/4-out equating to 2 sets of stereo ins/outs). I use this setup ...
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Bluetooth device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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For pulseaudio what does tsched do (and what are the defaults)?

If I modify /etc/pulse/default.pa and change this line: load-module module-udev-detect to: load-module module-udev-detect tsched=0 I am clearly disabling tsched. Similarly if I change the line ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - No sound - HELP!

I'm panicking... my sound stopped working after I tried to set-up my notebook speakers, plus two headphone jacks... My idea was to multichannel the sound to 3 channels, built-in speakers, and ...
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Internal mic not recognized and not working ( HP pavilon dv5-1022 ) [closed]

I have a laptop HP and I have installed ubuntu 13.10 gnome ( previously ubuntu 13.04 gnome), my internal microphone is not recognized and not working. my alsa information file: ...
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No sound 12.04 (Dummy output)

Its been weeks with no sound. I feel like Ive tried everything but somethings just dont seem right. I am a new user and so far i love Ubuntu but this sound issue is making me unsure. Im NOT muted. Ive ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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13.04 Logitech bluetooth speaker adapter pairing but no mixer output

I had to change [General] Enable = Socket in /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf to get it to pair. But now that they are I don't get an output in pavucontrol. D: [pulseaudio] bluetooth-util.c: Registering ...
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Analog audio device not available in Sound settings

Ubuntu 13.10 installed fresh (not upgraded) on an Intense PC (Analog and S/PDIF share same jack) Analog audio output used to work just fine, but now does not appear in sound settings anymore; only ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 Pulseaudio Error [duplicate]

I have just installed xubuntu 13.10 and everything seems ok but pulseaudio. The sound works fine but The pulse audio icon in the notification area is not working, I can't get to the sound options nor ...
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How to disable headphone detection?

In Windows there is an option to disable auto detection of headphones so speakers won't auto mute but I am unable to find such option in Ubuntu. How can I activate such feature?
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Gstreamer 0.10.21 - how to update faad decoder version from 0.10.22.3 to 0.10.23

How to only update one decoder? I have one hardware which is using echo cancel + noise reduction, when i use decoder faad version 0.10.22.3 it does not work even using WebRTC or PJ echo. I need to ...
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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 ...