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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Ubuntu 14.04.2 Audio failure

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.2. This is a new installation, but I was able to play audio through speakers or headphones yesterday by selecting the desired output in the Sound|Output dialog. Today, I ...
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Is there a better (permanent) per-app volume management than volume indicator/Pulse audio volume control?

Because they both work but kind of cumbersome to access and it seems that if the application stops playing audio the volume would reset itself. That's very annoying when you want to lower the volume ...
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Miniscule Audio, All Sliders Max

I've been trying to get my audio to work all day, I've done most of the troubleshooting with no avail. If I listen very close, I can hear audio, mainly high pitches. I've looked everywhere and no one ...
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Sound not working at all

After a bit of messing around including doing this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa; sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install pavucontrol linux-sound-base ...
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Automate creation of PulseAudio null sinks

I've recently swapped to Ubuntu and am trying to emulate what I used to do with virtual audio cable on Windows. I found a great tutorial that does exactly what I want it to do, but it of course ...
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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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14.04 No sound applet

So the sound applet in the bar uptop disappeared and I cant seem to get it back. I've googled and tried a number of things, but it still hasnt worked, and I would really like NOT to have to reinstall ...
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pulseaudio: Failed to initialize PA contextaudio: Could not init `pa' audio driver

Android Emulator is consuming 100% CPU on my system. If I use -no-audio flag then I don't get the error mentioned below and everything runs fine. Any idea why I get the pulseaudio error. pulseaudio: ...
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sequence of pacmd used by unity-control-center sound

I'd like to script the sequence of commands to switch from speakers to bluetooth headset or external bluetooth speaker. I found the correct sequence up to a certain point: pacmd list-sinks Once I ...
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What libraries should I use for capturing encoded audio and video and then decoding it?

I am working on a project which involves picking up data (both audio and video) over a network. Basically, the data will be encoded (most likely transmitted using Real-time Transmission Protocol), ...
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no sound device detected (usb headset)

this has been my problem for a while now and it bugs the hell out of me... everything worked fine in ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then I upgraded to 13.04 my sound worked for 2 days and then suddenly said screw ...
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How can I change the pitch of audio on the fly?

I recently switched to Ubuntu, and I would like to change the pitch of audio that is currently playing through my speakers, so that there is no delay in playback and without having actual access to ...
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Horrid Audio with 14.04 on OptiPlex 3020

I am running an optiplex 3020 with a pair of steelseries headphones (that sounds amazing in windows) however in Ubuntu 14.04 its no different than plugging a speaker into the back of a tin can and ...
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Skype Breaks Pulse & Bumblebee, badly. Awesome. 15.04

Installing skype from the partner repositories. Try to start Skype. It fails. Search online. Find this person with the same error message: Error loading libGL.so.1 and ...
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No sound just static

No sound just static i can hear little sounds when tweaking settings or scrolling down a page almost as if sound want's to come out. This started after a power outage. I’m using Ubuntu 15.04..the ...
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How to enable playback on Ubuntu 14.04.2

The microphone seems to be working, it's detected, I've got 4 audio outputs and they're not responsive. I tested all four, I still get no sound. Here's my Audio info: ...
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Why is my Bluetooth headset not working now?

I have an FSL Zero Bluetooth headset which was working fine with Ubuntu until a recent update. I'm on Ubuntu 15.04. The headset is recognised as a Bluetooth device and gets connected but doesn't ...
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Vlc, banshee doesn't playing song when tuxguitar opened!

I install tuxguitar 1.2 using custom soundfont from package fluid-soundfont-gm and fluid-soundfont-gs. The sound i got from the custom fontsound was great. But when tuxguitar opened: VlC,Banshee, and ...
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screen record with input and output sound ubuntu 14.04

I want to record my Skype calls with both input & output sounds and my screen. I tried recordmydesktop with pulseAudio volume control and GNOME ALSA Mixer. I tried answer given in this link. It ...
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No sound with HTML5 video player under firefox or chromium with Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

under firefox, if I set youtube to use the html5 video player or if i try to watch something on vimeo, I can't hear anything, but I can hear the sound of the video if I use the flash video player on ...
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Microphone issues

I know very little about the sound side of Ubuntu, and I will list every detail that i can think of, but feel free to ask about anything that i forgot. So I have a Samson CO1U microphone, and it is ...
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Silent audio in vlc, ubuntu 15.04

When skipping trough videos in vlc by clicking on the timeline the audio sometimes goes silent. I can sometimes bring it back by clicking around on the timelime, or restarting the audio track. I'm ...
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No sound from Headphone Jack on an Asus G46vw

Suddenly my headphone jack has stopped working. I believe it happened after an update. It worked for a long time previously. I've searched everywhere looking for known issues before posting this, and ...
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Sound suddenly stops working in Ubuntu 15.04

My system is dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I've just reinstalled it in a new HDD because my last HDD died. I use Ubuntu mainly, and keep Windows for emergencies and games. So, I ...
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No sound at all in Ubuntu 14.04

Attempting to better word a prior question. The basics are as follows: Fresh build of 14.04 on newly built custom PC Gigabyte GA-F2A88X mother board with on board audio Asus Xonar DGX Audio Card ...
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PCI Soundcard to function

I've installed a PCI Soundcard, and it seems like Ubuntu is recognizing it, I'm able to see it in alsamixer but when I go into the Ubuntu sound settings I can't get any sound. I've tried a few ...
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Can't Use Audio in One Application Because Another Has Taken Full Use of Sound Card

One of the applications I'm trying to use tells me that the audio device is not available. Is it possible to check what applications are using the sound card at the moment?
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Audio stops working after I pug in my fiio DAC

On my fresh install of Ubuntu when I plug in my Fiio x3 II to use as DAC all audio devices disappear from the sound settings menu. Ubuntu also hangs on shutdown waiting on soundcard job. after ...
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Have to reapply settings via PulseAudio control every time I restart for headphones to work

When I installed Kubuntu 14.04 headphones didn't work. So I installed Pulseaudio Volume Control GUI app for KDE and I have to change where it says Built-in Audio Analogue Stereo to Headphones ...
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Audio related: can't make any connections via JACK, also tried with Cadence

I'm just beginning to check audio features in my system and I want to use some music related programs (yoshimi, space theremin, Din is Noise) but I can't get any sound out of my speakers. Listening ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Headphone not detected

I have exactly the same problem : No headphones audio in Alienware 15 laptop I also have an Alienware 15. Everything works great with Ubuntu 15.04 ... Except wifi and headphone ... There is no sound ...
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How can I toggle between speakers and headphones through the command line?

I am making a script that switches between my speakers and my headphones. Switching between the following 2 commands almost does the trick: amixer -c 0 sset "Auto-Mute Mode" Enabled and amixer -c ...
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No microphone input Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Lenovo T420

I was trying to do some recordings with my new jack splitter. It's a Y cable with a 3.5mm 4 segment male jack, connecting to the computer port, and two female 3.5mm sockets, one for headphones ...
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sound card not recognized in ubuntu

My inbuilt soundcard was not working well(no bass sound,voice screeching) Testing: Speaker:working well with mobile devices Headphones:screeching sound Before I had Windows 7 : Got the screeching so ...
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Internal mic is not working on my lenovo b50 series laptop with ubuntu 14.04

Internal microphone of my laptop is not working whereas when I connect earphones with mic, it works fine. I have Ubuntu 14.04 on lenovo b50 series laptop. As per suggetion Internal microphone not ...
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set volume with usb headset

I have a usb headset. It works great but I can't change the volume using the normal volume control (in the system tray). I have found a way to change its volume through pulseaudio volume control: I ...
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Lenovo M90z: No Sound after reloading Alsa (“Dummy Output”)

I have a problem which seems to be rather common, but I have not been able to solve: I recently used the command alsa force-reload (though not quite sure why) on my Lenovo ThinkCentre M90z which is ...
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Digital audio does not work

I am having problems getting S/PDIF and HDMI audio working on Ubuntu 15.04. The S/PDIF output shows up in "System Settings > Sound", but no sound is outputted. The HDMI output does not show up. I ...
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Audio through iec958 super quiet

I've tried a lot of things I can find, but nothing helps. Problem in Ubuntu 14.04: Audio plays fine through HDMI, but not through s/pdif. When I unlock and raise the left front or right front ...
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Ubuntu MATE: If no sound is playing it will automatically mute

Hi iam have Ubuntu MATE 14.04 on my Notebook, which has physical buttons for volume control (+, -, mute). Whenever plays no sound mute indicator turns red and it will play something like beep (not ...
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How to reset sound and bluetooth settings on Ubuntu 14

When I was using Ubuntu 12.04, sound with a Bluetooth headset worked perfectly. After turning on the headset, it would autoconnect and the sound manager would automatically switch to it in ...
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How do you make ubuntu play stereo sound as mono into one earbud?

I have a broken set of headphones where only the left earbud works. When listening to stereo sounds/music, I can only hear the left track. How can I make ubuntu output stereo sounds and music as ...
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HP Laptop No Sound

I have an HP Envy Touchsmart m6 Sleekbook. I am solely running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and nothing else. I have: Memory : 8 GB Processor : Intel i5-4200U CPU @ 1.60GHz * 4 Graphics : Intel ...
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NO AUDIO BECAUSE AUDIO JACK CANNOT DETECT ANYTHING [14.10]DeskTop [duplicate]

So one day there was a power outage and it seemed to have disabled everything,my ethernet port and audio jack, i enabled my ethernet port with a command but my audio jack seems unfixable..i know sound ...
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Setting pulseaudo card for sound spekaer and bluetooth headset

I'm trying to write a script where I change outputs of my sound using shortcut key. I'm using similar for changing between hdmi and analog and also I'd like to do the same for changing between laptop ...
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laptop making popping noise

I have ubuntu installed on my laptop, but the speaker makes a popping noise (Capacitor discharge) every 10-30 second.. Im close to de soldering the speaker by now! I have tried: edit ...
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sound problem. sound setting only shows analog output, but only headphones work

i have ubuntu version 12.04. Recently i have been facing this problem where i can hear sounds only by using headphones. speakers are not working. in the sound setting , it only lists analog output ...
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Kubuntu is doing weird sound even after reboot every 15 seconds or so

I rebooted, then closed every program I could think of and I still hear repeating after around 15 seconds: Here's what it sounds like. (Minus the static, that's just the recording) Is there any way ...
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microsoft lifechat lx-3000 ubuntu microphone not working

First of all, before marking as duplicated, please know that I already tried every related question, but none of them work. I had a microsoft lifechat lx-3000 in Ubuntu and it was working perfectly. ...
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Trine, Ubuntu 14.04, no audio

I downloaded and installed Trine. The game launches, and everything seems to work, except the audio. I tried playing around with the settings on Pulse Audio Volume Control, but nothing has changed. If ...