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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Upgrade Broke Audio

After upgrading Ubuntu this morning, all audio has stopped working... I'm assuming it's a pulse audio issue as I get the following: pulseaudio -v I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, ...
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Audio issues, cutting out and random loud noises the more things it has to process

I'm stuggling with audio problems with Ubuntu on my desktop PC, when audio skips and paused and sometimes dies completely and produces loud static. If all I'm doing it watching youtube things are ...
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No rear audio when front jack is connected

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit dual booted. When I connect something on front audio jack then rear audio is not working. I have tried changing analolog-output-headphones.conf file. After changing that ...
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Intel HDA (Realtek ALC887) Audio stutter

Installed on a new PC with an ASUS H97M-Plus motherboard, got everything to work except the audio. While I have sound, and the mixers and volume controls appear to work correctly, the audio is very ...
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14.04 - shortcut keys for volume control do nothing after linux-image-extra-3.13.0-30 update

Multimedia key events stopped working. It started after a routine system update, or so it seems. Checking the problem, I verified that the problem is not with creating the events, but only with ...
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When using internal laptop speakers sound will often stop working and seldom come back.

It's like the title says. The sound comes and goes seemingly randomly, but tends to go more often than it comes back. I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop recently. Using my external speakers ...
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5.1 surround through home theater

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm trying to use my home theater system on my pc. It's connected through S/PDIF however in the sound settings it only sees it as stereo. I played a surround sound test on ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Audio doesnt work until I change the volume

I have this weird bug that I think I also had with 13.30, where I a movie or Spotify, it doesnt matter which application, and the audio wouldn't play at all. Of course my first reaction would be to ...
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Volume too low after connecting Pulseaudio to JACK

I followed the tutorial mentioned here but after the sound is much quieter even at 100%. I have loooked at the Pulseaudio volume controls and alsamixer and they are all also at 100.
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Dummy Output; I need to re-install alsa-base and pulseaudio every time[14.04]

I have a strange problem about sound. Dummy output is a well known issue for sound problems. That is OK. I searched all over the askubuntu and internet. Found some solutions. It works. After applying ...
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What is the most robust web frontend for MPD for Linaro/Ubuntu 14.xx?

I've built a headless server instance with linaro on a Radxa rock connected to speakers, and am currently trying out rompr. Does MPD offer any other "streaming" jukebox style frontend options for ...
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CoolerMaster 5.1 headset not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a USB 5.1 surround sound headset and it's not working how it should. I am able to use the 5.1 surround sound. Sometimes even in Steam games so it is possible. The problem exists when using ...
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No sound into headphones

I will make it quick : I have no sound in my headphones when they are plugged in on my Asus F200CA running Ubuntu 14.04, but : I have sound in the laptop speakers when the headphones are plugged ...
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No Sound even after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64

I have done everything that I could get off Google to correct the sound problem but none of them is working. My last install of Ubuntu had the sound working, but this one, I don't know why it is not. ...
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How to output sound on Freebox Server/Player?

The french internet provider Free is providing AirPlay support for its two boxes (http://www.free.fr/adsl/freebox-revolution.html) the player and the server. By AirPlay I mean here, a way to output ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Top right sound screen icon, greyed and not working

I can hear rythmbox songs and Internet videos perfectly, but my screen sound icon is always greyed and muted, and I cannot use it for turn up and down sound volume... Any advice would be of great ...
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USB Audo speakers: only one speaker enabled until I change volume with alsamixer

When plugging in my usb speakers, only one of them gets enabled (sound only comes out of one) until I open console, alsamixer, select the usb speakers and change volume on them. Then both speaker have ...
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Problem with 5.1 AC-3 through Alsa, Pulseaudio on SPDIF, Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (i386 Architecture) on Zotac ZBOX-ID18. I am trying to output digital surround audio through digital SPDIF output, I understand that the default SPDIF output is on PCM ...
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No sound after Xubuntu-desktop installation

I had, initially, a Ubuntu installation running completely fine. Compiz bugged, then I switched to LXQT. LXQt bugged between sessions, then I switched to KDE. KDE bugged on some applications, then I ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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Sound randomly muting in ubuntu 14.04

PulseAudio or ALSA, I cannot tell which, randomly mutes itself for no reason. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. It happens typically when I am playing a game, but can also happen when playing a movie. ...
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Stream from Pulseaudio to Philips Fidelio

I've been trying to figure out how to configure a Philips Fidelio 5000 to receive the audio from my laptop. I searched on google and I found that I can set up rygel to create a new device in the ...
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bluetooth headset connects but not showing in sound settings

I was able to listen with my BT headset, but suddenly, one day, it disappeared from sound settings forever! I've even re-paired my headset (and its connected already) but it doesn't have any options ...
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No voice on front headphone port.

I have a strange problem. It just happen recently, when I accidentally unplug my headphone. But I unplugged it before and nothing happen. Basically now, when I use my headphone through front jack, ...
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Speakers and headset not working

I need help. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and my volume mixer goes up, but, when I'm playing a Popular Smash-Hit game called Minecraft, I get no sound on either device, which are my speakers and my ...
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Unable to record from USB sound card line-in connector

I've been googling and struggling with this for a while but haven't been able to make this work. I bought a USB sound card (Encore ENMAB 8-CM) to record from its line-in connector. I'm not sure which ...
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Ugly noises randomly from certain applications (pulsing static, and watery noise)

I'm getting random problems with the sound on my desktop PC. I'm running it through HDMI on my NVidia card but also have Optical and Analogue connections on the motherboard which I am not using (and ...
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Fix slow motion sound

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware (Windows 8 as host). The problem is that when I try to watch a video on Youtube, both video and sound are slow motion. It also happens when I try to listen ...
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How to change the volume of left channel using pulseaudio

I am recording the video using logitech camera and bluetooth microphone. Logitech can used for recording both audio and video. When I turn on bluetooth microphone in the middle of recording, it is ...
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iMac Late 2013 Audio Cirrus Logic CS4206 Issues

I have just switched from OSX to Xubuntu 14.04 on my iMac Late 2013. I've got everything running smooth, except for my freakin' audio card. It works occasionally for a few minutes and then it just ...
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JBL bluetooth speakers play no sound, a2dp off?

I have JBL bluetooth speakers like this one. With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Gnome) I get it to pair with my pc, either with gnome-bluez or blueman, but I am unable to reproduce any sound. I stumbled upon ...
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Set default pulseaudio volume

When I reboot, the volume on the PulseAudio sinks is set to 100%. I know how to change the volume using pactl set-sink-volume, but that is only set temporarily. I could write a script that is run at ...
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M-Audio Delta starts up at wrong sample rate

When the PC starts my M-Audio Delta 66 is using 48000kHz sampling rate when it is set for 44100 in Envy24. This causes audio to play slower than it should. This is in Kubuntu 14.04 on my new PC using ...
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Can pulseaudio be used with port audio?

My question may not make sense and I will try to articulate it better. I want to use this command with port audio: gst-launch pulsesrc ! pulsesink. I use a program called fldigi and it is a ...
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A2DP on PulseAudio - terrible choppy/skipping audio

I have paired my Bluetooth headset with my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with a Bluetooth chip inside: lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 003 Device 003: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for ...
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Audio applications not playing on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch, overwriting 13.10. Ever since then, I haven't been able to play audio in most desktop media applications: Spotify, Rhythmbox, Pithos, Banshee...all of ...
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PulseAudio unable to detect Bluetooth Headset

I am able to successfully pair with my bluetooth headset (Motorola S305), and connect to Audio Sink. However, it does not show up in PulseAudio (in any way I ask it), and I can't switch the audio ...
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how can I get sound back in pulseaudio ubuntu 12.04

I have the indication of audio from looking at pulseaudio volume control,output device because the bars at the bottom move when YouTube plays a video. I have been looking for weeks, please help me ...
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Audio suddenly stopped, pulseaudio reinstall has not helped? (14.04)[SOLVED]

My audio suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04 whilst I was playing something off Youtube. I restarted and purged pulseaudio and alsa, reinstalled both and pulseaudio-equaliser as well (which I ...
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how to record sound via headphone in audacity

i have tried recording sound via headphone but i cant get it done not only that but while using skype my voice is not audible to the person whom i am talking but i can hear his voice i think it is ...
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How to use webrtc acoustic echo canceller AEC with PulseAudio

I tried to install pulseaudio-5.0 but when I use ./configure I found that the echo canceller webrtc is disabled while the speex andrian aec are enabled!! This is the message : Enable udev: ...
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Is it possible to stream audio via Bluetooth from Ubuntu to Ubuntu/Debian?

I resuscitated an 14 years old pc with a very good audio set and made a stereo of it. Via Bluez+Pulse I can stream music from my Android phone to this PC easily. My Ubuntu laptop is paired and ...
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Sound in Chrome

Hi (I am a complete novice in all this!), I run the latest version of Xubuntu on a small HTPC. I recently began having problems with sound. All the sites I could find on the internet kept saying ...
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How to re-read pulseaudio client configuration without rebooting?

I use to modify from time to time the configuration of /etc/pulseaudio/client.conf for commmenting or not that option: default-server = 192.168.0.10 That server is another Ubuntu and is connected to ...
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gstreamer pulseaudio echo cancellation

I'm implementing a voip application using gstreamer, i use the example of the rtp in the plugin-good! i want to implement echo cancellation, i couldn't use the speex echo canceller with gstreamer ...
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Why is PulseAudio used in Ubuntu instead of plain old ALSA? [duplicate]

PulseAudio seems like just an extra layer on top of ALSA. What features does it add to the system? What are some reasons for users not to remove it and just use ALSA?
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pulseaudio, suspended

pulseaudio not working pulaseaudio seems to be working, but no sound. after totally deleting audio and spending a week trying to fix it, i have concluded that i am lost. ubuntu version 12.04 aplay -l ...
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Audio stopped working after running 'sudo startx'

In Kubuntu 14.04 my /tmp partition filled up and my display went blank. I logged in over ssh and ran sudo startx and I got a KDE session. In retrospect, perhaps that wasn't the wisest decision, but ...
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Sound Devices Detected but Audio Isn't Working

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on a system with two detected audio devices (specifically, an HP Envy 810-160), but the sound for the system isn't working properly. From what I can see in ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...