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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Weird muted audio issue - 16.04

My audio output devices disappeared after I plugged a VGA cable between my PC and the TV. The following audio test was successful: $ speaker-test -c 6 -D 'surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0' Furthermore, ...
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Problem using Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm having trouble getting input or output from my firend's Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm setting up a studio system for him, and didn't expect this much trouble. I installed QJack and ...
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Cant open pavucontrol

I just installed pavucontrol and cant open it. I get this Error whenever I open pavucontrol. When I tried to open it by sudo pavucontrol I get this error => altair@Aiden:~$ sudo pavucontrol Home ...
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Installed Lubuntu 16.04 version no audio now

I apologize if I am to vague in my question/statement. I just installed LUbuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which is a HP Pavilion G6 series, AMD Processor, and it does have an HDMI port. I can't seem to ...
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Microphone and line-in are only receiving the output

The problem is that the microphone and line-in of my soundcard are receiving the output, means that if I play music it is send straight to the microphone and line-in channels (note that output works ...
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amplifier on network. can not see or find it

Ubuntu 16.04 recently installed. Dual boot with Windows 10. Amplifier/Speakers are accessible in windows. Intel Core i7 (4 year old Toshiba laptop) and tons of storage. The access is to the local ...
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Can't switch headphones and speakers [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 16.04 with windows 10. The pavucontrol can't get started. Error on pavucontrol: If I plug out the headphones in middle of some video I don't get any sound from the ...
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How do I split my USB sound card recognized as 5.1 into 3 stereo channels? [duplicate]

I have a NI Komplete Audio 6, and I want to use its stereo channels separately, not all the outputs combined as 5.1. It is recognized by Ubuntu, however I only get the choice of using it in 2.1, 4.1, ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 15.10

I have been using Ubuntu 15.10 for the past 6 months in my current laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook S series). Suddenly today the sound stops working. I tried the following steps with no success: 1. sudo apt-...
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HDMI sound works , no analog sound

I installed Ubuntu 12.02 and i can't hear sound, but if i connected to HDMI, I can hear sound in HDMI Device. This is my sound device ~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH ...
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Headphones not working in 16.04

I have spent some time searching around the various threads relating to headphone issues in Ubuntu and none of the answers seem to resolve my issue, so I will post it here. This problem started a ...
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No sound on Dell xps l702

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS l702. I have sound in the form of headphones or the HDMI out but not the on-board WAVES MaxxAudio sound card. I have tried a few different steps, like in ...
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5.1 Subwoofer only

After installing Ubuntu I activated 5.1 for my 5.1 Sound System, which worked just fine. One day only the subwoofer worked. Every other channel is just muted. Every channel is unmuted and turned up to ...
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Audio equalizer in Lubutu 16.04?

I want to install an audio equalizer in Lubuntu 16.04LTS. Is there one I can use? I was going to install pulseaudio equalizer but it does not work. Is there anyway to install pulseaudio system wide?
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No sound after suspend on Ubuntu 16.04

After recently upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 16.03 (and fixing most of the problems caused by that) I still have one persistent problem that won't go away. After a "suspend" of the system the HDMI ...
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Strange sound issue. Hear sound from a running Vbox VM but can't from Xbuntu

I have a weird issue that I have no idea where to even start looking. My sound on my Xubuntu 16.04 is not working if played though the GUI but if I have a VM running in Virtual box I have sound coming ...
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Is it possible to control app volume from taskbar?

I currently have Pulse Audio Volume Control and I'm using it to control audio between my laptop & external monitor as well as volume of different apps. Is there a faster way of controlling these (...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...
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No sound after upgrading system

Situation: I recently updated my system from: Core 2 quad Q6600 / Asus P5q PRO / 8GB DDR2. To a Core I5 3570K / Asrock H61m-dgs 2.0 / 16GB DDR3. - i'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 (also on ...
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Sound disappeared after changing PCM volume in Xubuntu 15.10

Today I've accidentally changed value of PCM channel at alsamixer and all sound has disappeared. There were no sound even after I removed the slider back to original position. Here is screenshot of ...
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16.04 Headphones detected, but not switched on automatically after startup

I have this issue since 15.10, but it started to really grind my gears after making an upgrade to 16.04. Let's say that I have headphones plugged in. I reboot\relog on\boot to ubuntu, and play the ...
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Broken sound with ALC269 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Dell Inspiron Mini 10)

I just bought a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with a Realtek HD ALC269 sound card and whatever sound it produces, it's broken. If I can't fix it, will have to put it back into WinXP and my little son will get ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6

Ubuntu 16.04 can't see my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 connection. Alsa mixer doesn't get any device. But on LiveCD Ubuntu 16.04 it works. Also full installation of Ubuntu 16.04 from LiveCD was without any ...
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Bluetooth audio sink refuses to connect in Ubuntu 14.04 (bluez, blueman)

Bluetooth just absolutely refuses to connect to any audio sinks. I've tried with two separate speakers that I can pair with just fine on iOS, yet when I try, I get this error in blueman: Connection ...
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Headphones no longer detected in 16.04

When using Ubuntu 15.10, my headphones were auto-detected properly. Since upgrading to 16.04, that is no longer the case. I can force output to them using either pavucontrol or indicator-sound-...
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bt-audio: Command not found

I've performed the update on Ubuntu 16.04 recently and everything works fine, but I discovered that the command bt-audio does not work anymore. More specifically, if I enter the command the terminal ...
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Ts3/Mumble distorted output or high pitched input

I have an condenser microphone connected to a Steinberg UR22 audio interface. Whenever i connect to an Teamspeak/Mumble Server all my sound output(including outside TS) gets heavily distorted. I can ...
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How to install microphone for skype in Ubuntu 14.04,Unavailable microphone on Sound settings!

Please help me to trouble shoot the issue. getting output after: $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (...
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Using HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station

I have a Dell Latitude combined with a docking station. On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I was able to choose a HDMI/DisplayPort device in the sound settings playing the sound via the monitor speakers. After ...
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Headphones randomly turn off and music dies

I have been experiencing a strange problem with my Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Headset. I will be listening to music or watching YouTube or something and Randomly the audio will just cut out and all videos ...
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How to enable 5.1 channel playback on a Realtek ALC887-VD chip?

I have an ASUS F2A55-M LE board which includes a Realtek ALC887-VD chip. Stereo audio playback works just fine but I have a 5.1 speaker set that I would like to use. I am able to achieve full surround ...
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Sound problem in Kubuntu Cubeutils + Youtube on Firefox

On Kubuntu 16.04 when listening Youtube randomly when I set audio volume to maximum it will (depends od Youtube video) automatically change volume on system audio on Audio settings (CubeUtils). ...
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I screwed up! Sound didn't work tried to fix… lost a large amount of my system settings

I was following this guide, attempting to make my bluetooth headphones work: http://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/ and then my system settings (mostly) disappeared! I followed the 1st ...
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How to make PulseAudio show my volume controls

I created an Alsa sound card device driver for my sound card. My speakers and headset are connected to the sound card directly and I can control the volume of both in my driver. In my sound card ...
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Bluetooth audio doesn't work - Ubuntu Gnome

I'm having problems regarding a bluetooth speaker. It does connect with the system, in the bluetooth setting I can see that the device is connected, but I can not see the option to select external ...
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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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mocp at high playback speed

I found several posts online but none here about mocp's high playback speed but none seems to solve the problem. Some indicate it's a problem with pusleaudio. Can it be fixed? MOCP version: 2.5.0 (...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Audio not working correctly

Ubuntu 16.04 audio not working correctly. No hardware listed in audio settings and sound above 100% does not stay set. I have read another post telling me to delete the pulse folder from /home/.config/...
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alsamixer cannot open mixer: Invalid argument

No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 seems after upgrading kernel... I googled solutions, but cannot solve my problem. And I enter the command alsamixer in terminal. The output is this: cannot open mixer: Invalid ...
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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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Realtek sound card + dual boot windows and ubuntu = not working properly

I have some big issues with my sound card. For instance when I boot up on windows and reboot and login into ubuntu, the sound does not work anymore. I have to shutdown my laptop and turn it on again ...
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No output on headphone jack Ubuntu 14.04

This question is quite frequent but still. The (few) other answered threads did not help. It used to work - it stoped at some point. I cannot point to the exact time, but it definitly worked with a ...
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Send monitor / null-sink over network with pulseaudio

This is the scenario: On my computer (we name it A) my microphone and the output from VLC get mixed into a null-sink / loopback which is used in TeamSpeak. This is how I do this: pactl load-module ...
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My Toshiba R830 wont play any sound, do I need drivers or else?

I just installed Ubuntu on my R830 but for some odd reason I dont hear any kind of sound. I dont know if it's driver based or if my speakers or even Soundcard just died on me for some weird reason. ...
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SoundCard isn't recognized at all

I just install ubuntu 16.04 on my HP pavilion x2 210. I don't have sound at all. In the settings the sound card is marked as dummy. On the HP website they give driver for realtek audio. but the driver ...
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Hotkeys to Switch Between Sound Devices

As the title suggests, is there any way to map hotkeys to switch where the audio is being routed to? I want to be able to do ctrl + page up to switch to a USB sound card, and ctrl + page down to ...
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Pulseaudio USB Microphone

I have a USB webcam with a built in microphone. The microphone works and pulseaudio is able to detect it, but not listen to it, i.e. it acknowledges that it is there and lets me change the settings ...
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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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AlsaMixer mistakes the speakers for the headphones

I've had no sound on my laptop speakers for a few weeks now. The only solution I found was going to AlsaMixer in the command line and unmuting the "Headphone" bar, then the speakers start to work, ...
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On reconfiguring hdajackretask after a clean install of 16.04 'Apply Now' to test would fail yet installing 'Boot Override' was successful

I performed a clean install of 16.04 yesterday and ran into a strange issue. I've followed this process in the past - https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/17sov5/...