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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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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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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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], ...
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USB Mic not detected in sound settings [ubuntu 13.04]

I recently purchased an ATR 2500 for home recordings. It isn't detected by Ubuntu 13.04 (had similar problems in Zorin) The volume controls on the mic work, and the blue light is on so it's not the ...
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how to use pulseaudio to detect name of media player?

I am new to the pulse audio system.I want design application which required show name of media player which currently playing audio or video like play tab shows in the pavucontrol (pulseaudio volume ...
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No audio/sound in Ubuntu 13.04

Issue: No sound comes from built-in speakers and headphone jacks after doing a clean install of Ubuntu 13.04 Setup: Dual-boot with Windows Vista Home Basic (used mainly for Adobe CS) Audio: Intel HDA ...
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Save microphone and audio out volume levels in PulseAudio to a file that can be restored from

I have to fiddle around far too often to use Skype, and it's not clearly Skype's fault. I want to work around the problem by saving the audio level settings to disk and restoring them. Please tell me ...
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Enable Skype sounds *without* enabling *all* system sound effects

I'd like to enable the ringing and notification sounds in Skype without enabling generic system sounds, i.e. without turning on all system sound effects in PulseAudio volume control. Is there a way ...
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I need a simple easy reliable sound control tool

What is a simple, foolproof configuration for sound playing on speakers, a simple jukebox or playlist-player, a volume control onscreen, and input through the microphone jack? I currently have sound ...
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Remote initialization of pulseaudio devices

I am administrating remotely a Ubuntu 12.04 which was originally installed as a desktop machine. I am away from home, so I want to use SSH in order to let my sound card to get access to a USB radio ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 12.04 with asus eee pc 1000he

Help, friends! I am lost, and know not what to do... I have both Pulseaudio and the ALSA-mixer running on my Asus EEE PC 1000HE, and while the speaker sound is fine, the microphone has majorly ...
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External Mic not always recognized

although this sounds similar to many previous bug reports, I couldn't find an answer in the other threads. I have a Samsung serie 9 laptop with a single audio connector for headphones/mic. I am using ...
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Splitting audio channels using pulseaudio

My mission is record desktop using avconv (ffmpeg) + record microphone input + use sphinx program which also need the same microphone for voice control. Now, the problem is that if I start sphinx ...
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Sounds have become unclean, now theres like static during all streaming and sounds like into a box and dusty

Could anyone help me find out what had turned the sound on Ubuntu 1204 like dusty and boxy? What I should check out or what I should do in order to improve it? The sound was pretty clean before I ...
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Why have I lost the 2.1 sound settings on my Asus N76VZ DH71?

I've just got the Asus N76VZ DH71 with a Sonicmaster subwoofer. I got the output on the sonicmaster, but essential its a right channel, not the sub. I was following: No sound from external ...
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Sound Menu gone missing after PulseAudio 3.0 install

Yesterday i was trying to minimize the lag when streaming music from my Ubuntu 12.10 laptop to my pulseaudio server on my raspberry pi, by installing pulseaudio 3.0 on the raspberry pi and then again ...
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What is the proper way to configure my sound? [12.10]

So I am using the Logitech G35 headset and it is USB. My sounds are much tinnier and just off compared to when I am on Windows. On Windows I do have access to the Logitech Gaming Software which allows ...
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Subwoofer is not working in Dell Inspiron 660 with Ubuntu 12.10

I've a "Dell Inspiron 660" desktop PC with Ubuntu 12.10 and Subwoofer is not working. This is the Audio device that have: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family ...
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Output audio from multiple bluetooth sources simultaneously

I recently discovered the bluetooth capabilities in Ubuntu. Would it be possible to configure my HTPC(Ubuntu 12.10) so it would allow pairing multiple bluetooth audio devices(iPhone and 2 Windows PCs) ...