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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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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How do I enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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PulseAudio channel map at run time

Could I map (Swap) the channel at run time. I am using the ffmpeg to record the both video and audio from two logitech cam/mic and bluetooth mic. Now currently at the starting of recording bluetooth ...
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Noise removal from USB soundcard

I am using the Syba USB soundcard for live audio from other audio sources like bluetooth or logitech mic. It's working perfectly, I am able to hear the live audio of bluetooth and logitech from the ...
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HDMI / DisplayPort audio at wrong bitrate (audio too high and fast

I am trying to play audio from an Ubuntu 14.04 Dell Precision M3800 through a Dell U2414H monitor; the monitor has HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity and has an audio out feature; it can supply ...
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Blacklisted module is still loaded?

I have a problem with the module ivtv_alsa being loaded despite me having blacklisted it. No other module depends on it: # lsmod | grep ivtv Module Size Used by ivtv_alsa ...
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Sound problem in Pulse Audio

When I closed my Samsung Laptop with the audio jacked in my pulseaudio stoped working, in login screen I can see the sound icon, but when i log in to my account i can't see my indicator and can't ...
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I have newly installed 14.04 and sound is going to fails after a while in speaker but in headphone Sound working fine?

I have newly installed 14.04 and sound is going to fails after a while in speaker but in headphone Sound working fine. I have unmuted all in alsmixer but still no voice is coming through speakers.
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No sound with External Mic Configuration on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 5521 i7 I have an issue detecting external mic. I have searched multiple forums and I was unable to find a suitable answer. My system does not detect an input ...
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Crippled unity control center

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop, and - in order to make my Skype, MuseScore, Ardour etc. working properly I removed pulse audio (ALSA server is doing all the sound stuff just fine). The ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 a day later sound is disabled

Screenshot at bottom. Hi, so I upgraded my Dell xps13 to 14.0f4 and everything went smoothly. Today when I was just checking out the new os my sound disappeared? The menu bar say volume is muted, ...
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Sound 2.1 not working on 14.04

I have an Inspiron 17R SE 7720, with Ubuntu 14.04 installed, and I want to enable 2.1 audio. The OS is installed as is, without changes. However, my subwoofer isn't working. And not working the ...
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UAC1 DAC (ODAC) and Ubuntu sound settings

I am trying to get Ubuntu to output I2S output to my ODAC. When I go into sound settings, I get two options. Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IEC958, so it must actually mean S/PDIF...) Analogue Output (This ...
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Ubuntu and WiFi Speakers

I recently bought a set of panasonic Wi-Fi speakers, I switch them on and Ubuntu 13.10 sound I can see the panasonic speakers. I am using a Lenovo U410 ideapad. What is odd is that as soon as I switch ...
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Are my choices really limited to stream sound or hear sound?

I followed the instructions at How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype? in order to load-module sinks. I can stream to my twitch feed no problem. My problem is that I ...
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Xubuntu 13.10 (Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic) No HDMI Sound

I am a complete noob to Xubuntu. I have been trying all day to get HDMI audio to work, I have a Radeon HD 6800 using a HDMI to TV and I can not do it at all. It shows up in PulseAudio Volume ...
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How to change individual speaker volumes from CLI?

I can change overall volume of an audio sink with pacmd set-sink-volume from the CLI, but that changes the volume of all speakers. I'd like to only mute the rear speakers on a 5.1 setup for music ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Sound Dumy Output after Updates

I had NOT installed any updates to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since September 2013. Today, I just updated ALL recommendations from the Update Manager. My audio WAS working fine and now it is NOT working at ...
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Sound on Intel NUC kit DN2820FYKH

As per recommendation, last week I installed the daily ppa for pulse audio and tonight I did a dist-upgrade which gave me a new kernel and this killed sound on my ubuntu. I cannot open the device ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Sound

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having some issues with my install. I've gone through every step that I can find to fix sounds issues including asla reload, alsa reinstall, manually unmuting the asla mixer, ...
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Pops and Crackles problem with music files streamed to sound system

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I did look but couldn't find what I needed. I have copied my music collection from OSX to Ubuntu. My music is a mixture of MP3, AAC, ALAC and AIFF files. ...
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No sound in Kubuntu 13.10 (pulseaudio headphone detection problem?)

Sound has stopped working a few days ago in my Kubuntu 13.10, for a reason I don't understand. Hours of digging the Internet did not help me find a solution... Here is information I can provide: My ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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Headphone jack physically broken and that automute the speakers after about 1~2 minute

I have a annoying problem in my Asus X52F laptop running raring Ubuntu. My headphones jack had physically broken last mount and after this event the audio output automute after 1 to 2 minute of ...
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indicator-sound missing + other sound problems 13.10

I seem to have "destroyed" my sound in Ubuntu 13.10... I can change my sound through alsamixer and aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav works fine. However the indicator-sound is missing ...
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HDMI audio not working on NVIDIA nForce 780a chipset

I am on Ubuntu 13.10 with an AMD Phenom II X4 processor and nForce 780a chipset. I do not have a video card installed. When I use the built in hdmi port, I get good video, but no audio, even after ...
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Recording audio from one multi-channel interface vs multiple single-channel interfaces

I've decided it's time I started recording some of my music. So I've bought a couple of Samson Meteor USB microphones. They're quite nice and works out of the box. I'll use one to mic up my guitar ...
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No audio through HDMI with Gigabyte Brix

Newbie to Ubuntu (13.10 x64 desktop) and have been trying to get audio to work on a Gibabyte Brix (GB-BXi3-4010) through HDMI but no go. If I plug into the standard headphone jack audio works no ...
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no sound indicator or sound settings after playing with hda-jack-retask

I was playing with hda-jack-retask (changed mic input to line out output), after I finished everything was ok, system settings showed new device in sound tab, after few restarts that what happens: In ...
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Terminal shows “Couldn't open audio: Couldn't open audio device or ESD connection” after launching a game and there is no sound in the game

So I tried installing a Heroes of Might and Magic 3 linux loki game version into Ubuntu 13.10 and everything is fine but I don't have sound. When I try to launch a game through a terminal it throws ...
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Headphones not detected in 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu, running 13.10 on an Alienware M14x R2. The laptop comes with a "Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller" sound card (for which I couldn't find a Linux driver). ...
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Microphone Input Levels Registering, Mute Off, Loopback ON, but no sound

-I have something of an anomalous sound problem. It's with a VIA VT1708S onboard soundcard. I have removed the front panel connection in an attempt to minimise potential problems, since the jack ...
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How can I “uncrackle” my microphone input under pulseaudio (alsa-only works)

When trying to talk on skype or record sound in audacity, the built-in microphone has a lot of crackling interferences, rendering input intelligible. When running audacity with pasuspender -- ...
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Google Hangout and PulseAudio: how to route multiple audio sources as Hangout input?

What I would like to achieve is the capability to provide Google Hangout with an audio input virtual device that is actually the result of a merge between different audio sources. In the simplest case ...
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switch audio output from PA to jack, breaks audio on google-chrome

I occasionally switch audio output from the ubuntu default pulse-audio to jack. this has created several problems that I haven't managed to fix in the past (no sound from firefox ever again, then ...
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loss of sound in ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Linux E6520 3.2.0-56-generic #86-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 23 09:20:45 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux on a Dell Latitude E6530. (This is a new machine; have run the same version of ...
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No analog audio in 13.10

I've installed 13.10 on a machine that was previously running Windows 8, and audio output isn't working out of the box. It worked fine in Windows, and the speakers work fine when hooked up to a ...
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No Sound or Devices in PulseAudio

I have been having some problems with my sound recently. I have no sound, and also, no options to select an output device. Please see the attached images which describe this problem. If I type ...
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Not working PulseAudio = no audio?

I have one question. For my thesis I need to install last version of BlueZ, since I need to work with Bluetooth Low Energy and I found that main reason why BlueZ 5.x is not in Ubuntu is current ...
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Analog audio device not available in Sound settings

Ubuntu 13.10 installed fresh (not upgraded) on an Intense PC (Analog and S/PDIF share same jack) Analog audio output used to work just fine, but now does not appear in sound settings anymore; only ...
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How to set Front Mic Boost to zero in Alsamixer?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. For Skype calls, I've found everyone experiencing a lot of static from me. Going through my Alsamixer, I've found lowering my Front Mic Boost solves everything. However, I ...
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BRAVEN 600 bluetooth speaker doesn't play back audio 13.04

I'm having issues with getting audio to actually play through my Bluetooth speaker. It will connect fine, and in Bluetooth settings, it will say that it is paired. However, no matter how many times I ...
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Audio Devices Have Disappeared; How To Re-install the Drivers?

I was trying to stop the popping sounds my system was creating every few seconds and now I've got no audio devices. It seemed like a powersave option but I was unable to turn the powersave off. I then ...
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Finding volume raise/lower command(s)

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and am looking for the command to raise and lower my volume in increments so I can add that command to my lubuntu-rc.xml file thus binding it to my XF86AudioRaiseVolume (i.e. ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 - all sound streams skips for split second

I love my Xubuntu 13.04 installation, but I notice a very unfortunate problem which I did not believe exist until after installation. While playing any sort of media - Flash, Audacious, Gmusicbrowser ...
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pulse audio stream not entering in active state

I create stream in pulse audio using pa_stream_new, set it for monitoring sink input and finally connected for recording. but I get stream state as PA_STREAM_CREATING and it can't change to ...
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my speakers on dell inspiron n5110 stopped working

i have dell Inspiron n5110, core i5, my speakers were working fine after installing Ubuntu, somehow 3 days back it started crackling and now stopped working completely, my headphone is working ...
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OAFIID:GNOME_FastUserSwitchApplet Error

I recently lost my GNOME desktop manager after uninstalling PulseAudio (see: GNOME/GDM not starting). After getting the desktop environment back up, I was presented with the following Error Message: ...
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Analog audio recognized by ALSA, but not by PulseAudio

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on Zotac ID84 sudo aplay -l: card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], ...