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 Ubuntu 14.04

I have read most of the sound problems suggestions but I still yet to fix my problem. I purged it then re installed sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio force reload it and get: sudo alsa ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 x64, wine x32, pulseaudio - no sound

I have ubuntu 15.10 x64 and wine x32 (playonlinux). No any sound in games (try hearthstone, C&C and etc). Try this http://oldwiki.winehq.org/WineAndPulseaudio, but zero effect. How I can fix it? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Skype CPU Usage High

When I use talking & screen sharing on Skype in Ubuntu-14.04 , my Skype CPU usage is higher than 100 percent.
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The sound on many of my games crackles and sounds distorted

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, ...
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pacmd - udev rule for moving inputs to different sink during playback

newbie here. I want to be able to switch to HDMI audio output by plugging in the HDMI cable during playback. I have followed the advice given here: How to change pulseaudio sink with "pacmd ...
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Audio almost silent on one user account but OK on another

In some user accounts, audio is OK. In others, it silent, or else barely audible if you put your ear to the laptop case. Here is what the volume control looks like in the OK accounts. In the ...
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PulseAudio has only Dummy Output on bootup, has to be sudo pkill'ed to work

The title pretty much says it all. Pulse doesn't detect my onboard sound (Intel HDA), and either only has Dummy Output or HDMI sound (which I don't use). If I sudo pkill pulseaudio, everything works ...
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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in ubuntu 15.10 they do not work (work only as headphone). System don't ...
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Removing a Pulseaudio Module from autostart [Ubuntu 14.04]

So recently I have installed the Pulseaudio Equalizer. And when I removed it the ladspa module was still starting up in pavucontrol. Any idea on how to remove it from startup? I checked in the ...
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Pulseaudio on root usermode

I need to enable sound on root user mode, I am on Ubuntu 12.04 when I login as root I can see the volume control is disabled, I searched and found that pulse audio wont work on root user mode, but I ...
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PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection refused

I get this error after installing new updates. This is the output of VLC: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0x2100668] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server ...
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Stream audio using Pulseaudio server using ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have a desktop and a laptop running desktop ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use my desktop to stream audio to my laptop. I installed paprefs on both machines. I also installed pavucontrol on both ...
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How can I fix having to type alsa force-reload after each startup?

A while ago, I made some large update to my 15.10 that caused the sound to not work, such as in the question: No sound after startup, have to alsa force-reload. The accepted answer links to this ...
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Pulseaudio process is not starting

I have an issue with pulseaudio after replacing the motherboard the process is not starting can't even get to Sound Settings. The sound is working though I asume using alsa currently. How do I get it ...
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Surround sound with Pulseaduio

So, I got a 7.1 surround sound headset(USB) and whenever I go to pavucontrol I dont see a profile for 7.1 or 5.1 surround sound. Can anyone help me?
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How to set up sound to get E-AC-3 audio output?

My laptop needs to have some E-AC-3 (or Dolby Digital Plus) option enabled to provide a pleasant sound. I got this from Windows : there is a Dolby Digital Plus option in sound settings that ends in ...
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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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No Way to Choose Analog BuiltIn Sound

I have other issues, but sound is my primary issue right now. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel Version 4.2.0-27-generic and a 64-bit installation. My output for aplay -L is: default ...
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How to set the PulseAudio as the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS' default audio control panel

As the title, I want to click the sound button righttop of the screen, click the last item of the droplist, then the PulseAudio panel jump out. Which means totally replace the default audio ...
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left speaker louder than right

I've tried to set volume manually using pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 200% and as of now my right speaker is very soft, to be precise, front-right is not as loud as front-left, which is proving to be ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Stopped Working After Reboot!

As the title says, my sound has stopped working after a reboot. This is a new system (one-week old hardware, fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10). Linux audio is quite complicated, and I've tried my best ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 headphones don't work

Last night I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop where I already had Windows 7. The whole installation process went fine and everything works great so far except the headphones output. When I plug my ...
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Weird audio issues on HP Dv7 6187cl

Alright, so I recently decided to get the "beats audio" (aka subwoofer) working on my laptop. It's an HP Dv7 6187cl, and boy have I had problems. I followed this guide, but had no luck getting the ...
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Pulse Audio HDMI Sound Card “configured latency”

I'm running a service that syncs audio between multiple speakers / TV's. I have PulseAudio running. Syncing works fine until I tried in on a Vizio TV, when I noticed the sound was off just enough to ...
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ALSA is not working

I am using hp pavilion g6 2221. When I installed fresh Ubuntu 15.10, my laptop speakers were working but less in sound than Windows. After update and restart they became completely silent. I installed ...
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.desktop icon sizing

I have a single question, but am trying to accomplish two things. 1.Fix an icon that suddenly went missing. 2.Create my own icons. I know that the icons are usually defined in ...
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Getting the current volume of all audio input/output devices through command line?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any command line tool that would give me the current volume of any audio input or output device given the name of that device? pacmd is only useful for setting the ...
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How to see the list of attached microphones attached to the computer?

I've bought a new microphone which I'd like to record some talks using it with the help of gstreamer. my old mic was a USB type so I could get its dev. name using pactl list | grep -A2 'Source #' | ...
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HDA Intel PCH ALC1150 No Sound Ubuntu 14.04x64

I have a new machine running a Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 motherboard with an HDA Intel PCH ALC1150 sound card. The sound card produces a slight hiss, but I receive no output from the analog line-out. ...
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How to mute, unmute and set all output and input audio devices to full volume from command line in ubuntu?

I have seen many questions throughout online, but I could only set the volumes of input and output audio devices that are selected as default in the sound settings of Ubuntu system. These commands ...
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USB sound card regognized as stereo instead Digital SPDIF passtrhough

I bought a USB sound card which is based on CM6206 chip. And it shows as CM106 like device on Ubuntu volume control. There's a optical out that works well with Windows, after installing drivers. ...
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How do I stream Stereo Mix Audio?

I have seen many people asking how to record Stereo Mix alongside microphone using programs like audacity, but is there a way to stream it somewhere? I.E. Omegle or Chatroulette? Long story short, ...
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My microphone has an extra channel full of random noise, how do I disable the extra channel?

My microphone works just fine in Windows 10. When I try to use Google Hangouts in Ubuntu I am almost completely inaudible over the random noise from my mic. Google Hangouts automatically changes my ...
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Stuck in a login loop after trying to remove pulse Audio

So I was playing Rocket League via PlayOnLinux but the audio was really weird and crackling. After looking it up, it was an issue with ALSA conflicting with Pulse Audio. I followed a tutorial to ...
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How to setup surround sound with Trust gxt 340 7.1 surround sound USB headset

So, I recently got a Trust GXT 340 7.1 surround sound headset for christmas. As I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 14.04(Xubuntu 14.04 to be precise) I cant get my surround sound to work. I ...
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Sound Issue with Ubuntu [closed]

No audio output is showing up in system settings for audio, and system won't play audio either. Tried removing and reinstalling pulseaudio so far, any ideas?
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Can't use Built-in Audio Analog Stereo

I am on Ubuntu Server 15.10, When I plug in my headphones to either the front of my case or directly into the motherboard in the back, I don't even get static feedback when I plug it in, yet I know ...
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15.1 Cant detect an audio output device

I have just installed 15.1 onto an Acer e5-522g, but Ubuntu cannot detect any audio output device. AlsaMixer seems to only show this too: Alsadisplay Which really doesn’t look right. The only ...
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Why does apache2 not start correctly after installing PulseAudio?

Recently I installed PulseAudio (which for the record, has been nothing but trouble. I can't get it rid of it without losing unity-command-centre!!!). Prior to installing it, Apache 2.4 would run ...
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Ubuntu Studio 15.10: ALSA disable surround

I am running Ubuntu Studio 15.10 with an external M-Audio Fast Track c600 USB interface, which has 8 input and 8 output channels. The card is properly recognized and "sounds" with non Pro Audio ...
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How to mix system audio and voice

Running Xubuntu 14.04LTS. I'm planning to have a Karaoke party with a few friends online. I suggested them raidcall (on an XP VM for me) since it can stream my mic input + system audio, but they would ...
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Sound devices dissapeared after installing pulseaudio-equaliser

I still have sound but i have no control over volume. Sound icon from taskbar is gone also.After removing pulseaudio-equaliser and pulseaudio -k everything is back on track. Any idea why and how can i ...
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Motorola s305 problem with A2DP

When I connect my bluetooth headset Motorola s305 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it very often is connected not with A2DP profile but as HSP/HFP with a low quality sound output. Every time I need to go to All ...
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Usb mic isn't working in an Ubuntu 14.04.3 live session

Issue: Recently, I created a bootable, persistent usb with Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When I boot into a live session, (try Ubuntu feature) my usb mic (blue snowball) doesn't work. I can't get any sound ...
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How to change default audio output

I periodically switch between wanting all of my sound routed through a bluetooth speaker and a USB DAC. Whenever I switch, I can manually change the output location of each application I use ...
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How to save/download an audio/sound file from internet? (not from Youtube)

I cannot figure out how to download a sound file (public radio show) from the Internet. I am using Firefox with Ubuntu 14.04. Do you by any chance have experience grabbing non-Youtube sound files (not ...
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How to record desktop screen with audio in ubuntu?

I have seen this question here The answers given here is to install record my desktop. I have installed it but it does not work. It gives a error message just after selecting the screen area. Also I ...
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set gmediarender to use program volume not master with pulseaudio

when i have my Sabre USB DAC (PCM2702) connected, BubbleUPNP sends the volume commands and they are received yet gmrender does not change the volume correctly its known that PCM2702 has issues with ...
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Fix audio glitches with Intel HDA Realtek 887-VD

I've just self-build a beefy new desktop, with a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 mobo, intel i7-4790K, 16GB RAM. I am using the on-board sound hardware intel HDA (Realtek ALC887-VD) for audio output. I'm running ...