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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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Xubuntu 13.04 - all sound streams skips for split second

I love my Xubuntu 13.04 installation, but I notice a very unfortunate problem which I did not believe exist until after installation. While playing any sort of media - Flash, Audacious, Gmusicbrowser ...
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No sound devices displayed in settings, but speakers work and startup noise plays

I'm running an Ubuntu13.04 clean install on an HP Pavilion g6-1d80nr laptop, and there is no sound. There are no sound devices listed in the sound panel of System Settings, and the volume applet ...
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no hardware listed in sound settings, but audio works, failed after selecting a different output. 13.04

The audio was working fine, all hardware listed, but I made the mistake of selecting a different output. The audio stopped working, for a while, I reinstalled pulseaudio and managed to get sound back. ...
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How do I set up Qjackctl without using the terminal?

I can now open Qjackctl using the terminal. This is the code that I am using. pulseaudio --kill jack_control start This will open the program successfully. Then when I am finished I can type this ...
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Jack does not have a “connect” option, how do I fix this?

I have been trying to configure jack on my laptop. I think I found part of the problem, and then ran into a new one. On jack, there is no "Connect" option. "Start" is missing as well. There are three ...
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Sound settings gui not working

I have a problem, im using 12.10 Ubuntu. Recent i sound settings gui working. Now it not working. How to get master gui working? My sound working but audio (master) slise in mute permanently also ...
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No sound through HDMI

I noticed that I can't send sound to my television when I connect my laptop to my tv through hdmi. I noticed that the hdmi is recognised, but I can't select it. I tried setting a profile to it, by ...
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How do I stop qsynth from shutting off ALL other sounds on my system until I reboot the computer?

I use qsynth to output sound from my MIDI keyboard. That part works great, and the MIDI keyboard sounds great. However, once that MIDI keyboard is connected, my computer immediately becomes unable to ...
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Why do the headphones not work on my HP Pavilion DV6?

Headset does not work on Ubuntu, but works on Windows and other distributions of Linux. I have HP Pavilion DV6
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Pulse audio driver malfunctioning? [duplicate]

So I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit on a Eee Asus netbook, and occasionally when I use VLC media player this message displays freezing up the video along with: Potential PulseAudio version problem: ...
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pulseaudio not working : “Home directory not accessible: Permission denied”

I use Clementine and it started yesterday to refuse to play anything and display an "access denied" alert box. Same with Rhythmbox. After a while, I realized that my sound indication is also greyed ...
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Only one sound playback at a time [closed]

For some reason reason I am only able to playback one sound at a time. This means I can't do a Skype conversation and, for instance listen to music streamed from Google Play or watch a Youtube video. ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04 64bit in dual boot with Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 64bit on Windows 7 Pro 64bit enabling myself the service of dual boot. I am facing a problem of "No Sound" in any of the player even after installing all of the updates ...
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Managing multiple sound cards in Kubuntu - more reliable way than KDE phonon GUI?

I have two sound cards attached to my PC - an internal Soundblaster and an external DAC. Unfortunately, managing what to output where is a real pain. Just to give an example: When I enter the Phonon ...
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Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it

Yes, I was watching a WebM video. Specifically the recent LinuxActionShow "review" of Elementary OS Luna. And about 8 or 9 minutes into the video. The sound just cut out completely. And now no sound ...
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pulse audio stream not entering in active state

I create stream in pulse audio using pa_stream_new, set it for monitoring sink input and finally connected for recording. but I get stream state as PA_STREAM_CREATING and it can't change to ...
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How do I get an Asound-cm106 (USB) sound card to work?

I have a USB sound device asound-cm106 which apparently has the cm6206 chipset. I want to use it because I give the hell up trying to get my built in soundcard to work with my current setup (it was ...
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Can't hear anything through the speakers

I was going to have a skype call but I was unable to hear anything. Everything was working fine until now. Moreover, when I checked..I could not hear any songs, videos or any videos from youtube. Did ...
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Muted headphone jack, but if I replug in headphones I need to go into alsamixer and unmute it again

When I plug my headphones into my laptop (HP dv6 6176sa), I can get no sound through them, while the laptop's speakers work perfectly. I managed to fix this by opening alsamixer and seeing that when ...
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Strange folders and files in the .tmp folder

I run two computers with Ubuntu 11.04 installed on one of them and Ubuntu 12.04 on another one. Both of them are connected to internet through one wireless router. I found that an identical set of ...
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No sound on 13.04 except when (un)plugging power chord

The only sound working properly is the power-beep. If there's music playing and I unplug my laptop then I can hear it for that half a second that the power beep makes a sound, so it seems that ...
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No Sound after playing around with pulseaudio

I was trying to be able to monitor my microphone input and I ran into this question. (How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?) I followed Charl Botha's advice, and launched pulseaudio volume ...
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my speakers on dell inspiron n5110 stopped working

i have dell Inspiron n5110, core i5, my speakers were working fine after installing Ubuntu, somehow 3 days back it started crackling and now stopped working completely, my headphone is working ...
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Awful sound quality in Razer Megalodon

I have a Razer Megalodon USB Headset that is producing extremely crackly sound in Ubuntu 13.04. I've generated an alsainfo file to try to find out what the problem is, and it seems it's only ...
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Why is my HDMI audio not recognized?

On a previous installation my audio for HDMI did work, but on a fresh new install of Ubuntu desktop 13.04 my HDMI is not detected. My goal is to get HDMI + analog audio simultaneously. I am using ...
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Pulseaudio static crackle in 5.1 analog

I realize this is a repeated question, I just was not able to rectify the issue myself. Anyways, I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04. It does not have a 5.1 sound card installed, but I have 5.1 ...
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“Connection failed: Stream setup failed” when using A2DP [closed]

I'm trying to use my PC as a A2DP sink for my Nexus 7, but I can't seem to connect. The bluetooth dongle I'm using is the ASUS-BT211 Things that I have tried already: Adding Source to the ...
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No sound after update on Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, my sound has gone missing after an update with update-manager. I have found the solution before, but then had to reinstall Ubuntu. It can't even detect my audio card. Here is a ...
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OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet Error

I recently lost my GNOME desktop manager after uninstalling PulseAudio (see: GNOME/GDM not starting). After getting the desktop environment back up, I was presented with the following Error Message: ...
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What is a “Failed to load module ”module-ladspa-sink“” error?

When I put in the terminal pulseaudio appears: E: [pulseaudio] module-ladspa-sink.c: Master sink not found E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-ladspa-sink" (argument: ...
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pulseaudio not monitoring any audio output (i.e., ProjectM cannot work properly)

I've got an Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG with LUbuntu 12.10. Sound is working ok with all programs, but ProjectM Visualization is not. In pulseaudio preferences i can choose the analog or digital ...
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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 microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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sound recorder doesn't record

With Ubuntu 13.04 I noticed that Sound Recorder seems to be broken, i.e. I can't get it to record anything. When I press on the record button the Level input remains grayed out. When I open the volume ...
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how to list applications using audio?

I am trying to fastly check if an application audio is working or not (because sometimes sound fails to start. It is application bug/limitation I guess). What I am doing is to record 1s sample and ...
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Very low sound in ubuntu 13.04

This question may have been answered before but I have not found an answer so sorry if it has been asked multiple times. Title pretty much says it all, my sound is very low when I installed ubuntu ...
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How do I fix this PulseAudio server crash without rebooting?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, the audio server encounters occasional crashes, so that I'm forced to reboot the system in order to have it play audio. Alsamixer looks ok, nothing is muted. Moreover, I tried ...
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Analog audio recognized by ALSA, but not by PulseAudio

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on Zotac ID84 sudo aplay -l: card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], ...
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USB microphone quits working after a few seconds

On my Mythbuntu 12.04.2 HTPC, my USB microphone (Logitech AK5370) works for a few seconds, then stops producing signal from audio input. The system recognizes it there, it just stays mute. This ...
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USB Mic not detected in sound settings [ubuntu 13.04]

I recently purchased an ATR 2500 for home recordings. It isn't detected by Ubuntu 13.04 (had similar problems in Zorin) The volume controls on the mic work, and the blue light is on so it's not the ...
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Pulseaudio equaizer not working

Pulseaudio equizer gui wont start, it gives this error when typed in terminal : manevskifi4o@M-Ubuntu-13:~$ pulseaudio-equalizer-gtk Getting settings... /usr/bin/pulseaudio-equalizer: line 221: ...
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Crackling sound from microphone recently, in 13.04

I use 13.04 since the release and I use Skype which was working well. But recently I've had remarks saying my voice was "crackling", even if the voice from my interlocutor was perfect. Making a test ...
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No sound in ubuntu 13.04 after logging in

Good day! I'm having a problem with no sound(at all) in ubuntu 13.04 after log in (because when i'm logging in there is sound from OS) . I've checked the pulseaudio for automute and do the os ...
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Playing audio stream not showing in pavucontrol

My Pulse Audio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is not shown volume bar which present below the volume control slider for right and left channels in the Play tab . However, I can hear audio,and the ...
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SPDIF Input not working

One of my motherboard has two SPDIF sockets. One input and one output. Under windows these work fine and I am able to achieve what I'm trying here. I want to set Ubuntu up so it will play the Digital ...
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Skype is not using pulseaudio

After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc. I tried to reinstall ALSA and ...
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How do I get sound output on HDMI without the need to start X?

I have a headless machine connected to my sound system, and I am using it to run a music playing daemon that I control over the network. (Among other things) However, I can't seem to be able to have ...
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Regular audio corruption when listening to music

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 (though the problem was also present under 12.04) on an HP Pavilion dv7 laptop. Every so often, if I change the system volume while listening to music, the sound becomes ...
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No Audio Sound, Dummy output the only option in sound configurations

I have no Audio sound, neither in speaker nor in headphones, i used to work on 12.10 but after this problem started i upgraded to 13.04 in hope that it may be solved, but it didn't. When i open sound ...
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how to use pulseaudio to detect name of media player?

I am new to the pulse audio system.I want design application which required show name of media player which currently playing audio or video like play tab shows in the pavucontrol (pulseaudio volume ...