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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“Failed to start session” after uninstalling PulseAudio

I had downloaded and installed PulseAudio, as I read that it could possibly work with 14.04; it didn't. I uninstalled it through Synaptic Package Manager, then while uninstalling, icons started to be ...
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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No sound on Xubuntu 14.04 on Acer C720

I installed this Xubuntu 14.04 image from HugeGreenBug and my audio stopped working after a few hours of use. I've looked at all of the posts on AskUbunut about this and tried everything from deleting ...
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Unable to run Homeworld-sdl in ubuntu 14.04 32 bit

I have a Homeworld GOTY cd. I want to the run game in my linux pc. It is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I have installed the game in windows and it runs fine. As it ...
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No sound in KUbuntu 14.10, only Dummy output device listed

My sound card is "Game Theater XP 5.1". This command: sudo alsa force-reload Gives: Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-cs46xx snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-seq-midi snd-seq-midi-event ...
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How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?

Whenever I launch hydrogen it breaks my audio in all other applications which use Pulse, for example, I can no longer play videos in Chrome after having launched Hydrogen once, until I restart my PC ...
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Internal microphone becomes unavailable when plugging in headset

Upon plugging in my AKG headset, PulseAudio automatically changes to the external microphone. However, my headset has no external microphone, and I want to use my laptop's internal microphone - but it ...
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How to control speaker balance or disable one speaker?

I have a laptop with two speakers: one is blown and playing unpleasant distorted sound. How do I permanently deactivate it or control it using balance? A terminal command is preferred, I reckon. ...
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My laptop internal speakers produce no sound since installing. OS=Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. I was using Windows 8.1 beforehand and the laptop internal speakers worked just fine. But now since I have installed Ubuntu my laptop speakers produce no sound ...
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Sound stopped working on hdmi on 14.04

I have a Dell inspiron 15 3542 and i could never get HDMI working properly and a few days ago I finally got it working after installing intel drivers. All was working fine until today my tv wouldn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install - No Sound

I have a fresh install of 14.04.1 on a Asus N550J and I have no sound whatsoever. I have googled and found the original culprit was because the HDMI was set to the default output, this was solved (I ...
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Slow volume fade-in when playing audio tracks

I have a system running fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 When a music track starts to play, the volume is gradually increased. It takes about 2 seconds to hear anything and 3 seconds to reach full ...
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bluetooth does not appear in pulseaudio as a possible source/sink

I am trying to setup my ubuntustudio 14.04 , 64bit as a bluetooth audio sink (service a2snk in a2DP), so that I can redirect music from the android phone to the pc and from there to my speakers. I am ...
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External subwoofer not working Asus N76VM

I have installed the latest Ubuntu [14.04 LTS] on my Asus N76VM laptop. The subwoofer was not working at all at this stage. I have followed the next steps: Added in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Play sound at a given volume bypassing system volume

I want Ubuntu to play an alarm sound at a given volume (say, 100%), regardless of the current master volume setting. For instance, if master volume is at 0%, I still want my alarm to play at 100%. ...
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Pulseaudio recommended use

How do I accomplish basic tasks with Pulseaudio, like playing a sound? I'm finding "documentation", e.g., https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PulseAudio or http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578, and ...
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no sound in headphone , ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Asus X450cc. some day ago, every things work fine. To day, when i plug my headphone into computer, it does not sound although speaker work perfectly. Some body give me a solution. Thanks . ...
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No option for 5.1 Surround through HDMI even with successful speaker-test

I recently set up a new HTPC on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the only option for audio (that works) is HDMI / DisplayPort but there is no dropdown box for 5.1 surround sound. I did a lot of digging and after ...
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MPD with pulseaudio

I have recently made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 and once again I am left with trouble with MPD. I think I had managed to fix it last time, but I am not sure how. My issue is to be able to use an ...
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Audigy LS sound card plays static or white noise on Dell 9100 with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am upgrading and old Dell 9100 that came with a Dell (OEM) Audigy LS sound card and Windows XP. Everything is working OK except the sound. When you try to play a sound, all you get is static or ...
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My Sound Card Stopped Working - Message: Dummy Output

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and suddenly my sound stopped working! When I go to sound settings appears that my sound card is a dummy output - just like that! Use a Dell Latitude 3440 without HDMI and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 no audio, Dummy output , model lenovo z570 codec Realtek ALC272

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec output: Codec: Realtek ALC272 Codec: Intel CougarPoint HDMI laptop Model: Lenovo z570 "HD-Audio-Models.txt" contains ALC662/663/272 ...
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How to reduce streaming Pulseaudio output using Rygel?

I followed this procedure to stream my Pulseaudio output into a dlna device (A Samsung TV) with Rygel : https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Rygel/Pulseaudio It's working, but, I have a latency around 40 ...
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No volume control after joining PulseAudio with Jack

I have installed and configured jackd server following the Fedora's Integrating PulseAudio with JACK tutorial. The integration was successful. But now I'm not able to controll PulseAudio's volume ...
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Apply LADSPA plugin to input (microphone)

Similar to How can I apply a LADSPA plugin to a PulseAudio stream?, but I'm trying to apply the plugins to my source, not a sink. Basically, I want other people to hear my voice with plugins applied ...
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ubuntu stream microphone to dlna in near real time

I want to use 14.04 to stream LineIn or microphone out to my cinema-theather, I used this tips: ...
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Updated audio mixer for 14.04+

Is there any advanced audio mixer where I can have more control of my microphones (audio input)? There's almost no options on alsamixer and the default pulseaudio mixer. Also, I can only see stereo ...
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Microphone not working?

I am new to ubuntu and have recently installed the latest version instead of windows. I installed skype and the microphne seemed to not be working... So I checked settings and the built in mic on my ...
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Icecast2 streams microphone input instead of sound card output

I'm trying to set up my laptop (14.04 32 bit) to broadcast the music it is playing (using Clementine) to my local wireless network. That way I can listen to my music everywhere on this network using ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus laptop - dual boot

I have an Asus N551jk. I have dual boot on it. Sound works on Windows 8.1, but not on Ubuntu 14.10. More precise sometimes it works, but various events like a simple reboot, can make it not work ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04

This may be a possible dublicate... Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100% I can't change my volume anymore using Fn+Left/Right on the Keyboard (MSI GS70) But all ...
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How to use ubuntu as a bluetooth headset to the mobile phone?

I know how to connect bluetooth headset to Ubuntu, so I can e.g. speak with Skype remotely. Now I have the opposite question: How to turn Ubuntu into a sophisticated headset, that can record both ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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Wha't kind of model I've to add in my alsa-base.conf file

I've several problem with my sound card as : No sound when the HDMI is plugged, External SubWofer and the laptop speaker didn't switch off when I plugged headphone. It's an ASUS N550LF with 14.04 ...
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How to limit maximum volume on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to change what Ubuntu considers to be 100% volume? I want the current 50% volume to be the maximum volume.
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Alsa, internal mic on macbook works sometimes

I've had my internal microphone working twice. I'm using simplescreenrecorder, and the internal microphone was working when the input options were set to alsa and [default] default source. So I had it ...
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possible to route audio to two soundcards in ubuntu 12.04?

Wondering if it is at all possible to route one audio stream from an application to two different hardware sources? I have 2 sound cards. Using Ubuntu 12.04
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“Failed to open audio output” error when trying to send audio from mpd to pulseaudio

When I try to play mpd through pulseaudio, mpd.log reports: pulse_output: Failed to enable "Pink ROCKI" [pulse]: pa_context_connect() has failed: Connection refused Pulse seems to be working ...
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USB MIDI keyboard Akai LPK, jackd

I got Akai LPK25 and I am trying to make it working on my Ubuntu. I tried to follow a tutorial http://terokarvinen.com/2014/usb-midi-keyboard-on-linux-akai-lpk25-professional, but when I run ...
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Airplay sink no longer visible in pulseaudio

I'm trying to send audio over airplay (RAOP) from Ubuntu 14.04. The pulseaudio-module-raop in Ubuntu used to support my 2nd-gen Airport Express, but it no longer appears in my list of pulseaudio ...
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PulseAudio & Ubuntu 14.04: Audio source switches when using USB device

We have this bug across ALL our Ubunut setups at work, home, everywhere. As soon as we use a USB audio card (approx 90% of all available audio cards are USB nowadays), PulseAudio and Ubuntu forget ...
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How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
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How can I force a gradual volume increase when any sound begins playback?

Scenario: I play loud music. I leave the computer for an hour. I come back, and resume the music, not remembering that the volume is set to "full". Question: Is there something a can install, such as ...
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Glitch free solution to stream sound output from an ubuntu machine to another (14.10 both)

I have this setup: laptop with wifi-AC -> AC capable router -> laptop with AC (directional antenna) -> hi-fi speakers. I don't have any network problems, everything is really fast and I can ...
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Unable to open shared libasound library, despite file existing

In attempting to revisit my childhood and play Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri again on Linux (something which I accomplished successfully a few years back), I've run into a stubborn error. The Loki port ...
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How do I stop pulse ducking (reducing) totem audio volume?

I listen to podcasts in the background, but also use tools like mumble for staying in touch with my gaming group (steamlug). After recently updating to 14.04 from 12.04 this behaviour started: ...
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Using ALSA instead Pulseaudio and “logout” issue (14.04.1)

I have a usb dac and I would like to use ALSA instead of Pulseaudio. First, I stopped the pulseaudio permanently: echo autospawn=no > ~/.pulse/client.conf pulseaudio -k Alsamixer gets cannot ...
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Record from two ports of the same source simultaneously with PulseAudio

After a lot of searching and finding nothing which seems to be of any help, I came here to ask help from someone smarter than me. I need to record 2 audio feeds simultaneously. The one is from the ...
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xubuntu: permanently unlocking/separating sound output channels

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and it has really useful feature of 'unlocking' output channels, so if channels are not locked together the volume level will be controlled separately. Unfortunately this ...
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linux volume change after plugging USB camera or changing playback from a different SW

When I plug in a USB camera then the volume levels are changed to some preset values. It also happens sometimes when I start some audio playback from a different SW (e.g. radiotray or mplayer). I ...