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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Audio glitches occur randomly

Audio in media files randomly glitches and sometimes repeats for 1-2 seconds and then continues playing normally. These glitches seemingly happen at random times and don't recur in the same part of ...
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removing pulseaudio, moving to jack

I have installed jack because I want to use the LADSPA plugins available, in jackrack, for realtime audio processing. (I couldn't find any way to use them with pulseaudio) After much effort, I ...
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No sound on new gaming PC

Well, as you can probably tell by the title, I have no sound. I recently built a new gaming PC, and installed 12.04 onto it. Obviously, I have ALSA and PulseAudio installed, but I don't have ...
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How to set 5.1 surround in the Sound Settings?

I have a logitech G35 headset which should allow even up to 7.1 dolby surround but the sound settings identify it as a stereo only device. I configured the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf by setting the ...
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Pulse Audio Configuration with Remote: Controlling Playback vs. Output Device

I've gone through less than a dozen installations of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and Mint, all 15.10, and have noticed what seems to be a random selection of what the OS decides for the remote to ...
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audio through ssh/get raw audio from pulseaudio

How to carry audio over SSH? was closed with a reference to pulsaudio, which is not what i am asking. How do I tunnel sound through ssh? I distinctly want a solution using ssh which would work on a ...
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pactl Loopback and Sink for mic + VLC with low CPU load? latency settings?

Hello AskUbuntu community! I've looked up a lot of Q&A here about loopbacks and sinks, but I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to get things working the way that I need them to. It seems like I ...
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Audio system Realtek ALC 899 doesn't work on 14.04.3

I have a notebook (MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro), on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. It seems, that audio driver for Realtek ALC 899 downloaded automatically (for example file ...
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No audio in gmusicbrowser, guayadeque, banshee etc but VLC OK

first post here, new to Linux/Ubuntu (14.04). I had Gmusicbrowser, Guayadeque all working then I decided to install Banshee through software center to have a look. Something went wrong during the ...
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Audacity Keeps Crashing

I'm running the latest version of audacity and the playback keeps crashing when I try to pause it. Ive seen elsewhere on line that this is a bug and that there are workarounds for it but i cant seem ...
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No sound icon in top panel in Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I bought an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the computer, I changed the sound interface to HDMI and everything worked, when I tried to watch a movie with VLC I had to change the sound ...
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Sound muted and locked but still working

Just reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 on this computer. The sound is working perfectly in every application but it seems i don't have control from the desktop. I do have full controm from alsamixer. Top ...
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How do I simulate microphone input?

I want to, when in a skype call and gaming, use a soundboard to play sounds that can come in hilariously depending on what is happening. I already have this system in place, but it depends on a ...
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Hard time applying noise canceling fix

I am new to ubuntu and linux, not a programmer, and I would like to fix background noise that I am getting from mic. I found other people had the same issue with the same soundcard (ALC892) and tried ...
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Audio problems on X1 Carbon, only Mono Audio

Thank you in advance for assistance with this. This issue is driving me a bit nuts, in looking for a resolution. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on the X1 Gen2. Latest updates applied. DKMS driver ...
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How to completely remove audio (kmix, pulseaudio) on kubuntu-desktop for rdp/x2go

I use a ubuntu-server distribution (14.04) along with the package "kubuntu-desktop" to allow users to log in remotely and access a desktop. I currently use "x2go" as the remote-desktop connection ...
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Permanently adjust sound balance?

My desktop stereo speakers seem to be louder on the right side. This doesn't matter for business sound, but for videos this is annoying. I always have to open the sound settings and adjust the balance ...
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How can I record the sound I hear from my soundcard's “Line In”?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 soundcard. When I plug a 3.5mm into the "Line In" on the soundcard, I can hear the sound coming out of my computer speakers. However, the ...
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Cannot select output device from sound indicator

Using 15.04 on a Lenovo Flex 14, new install. Chrome had no sound,while FF and chrome did. to get it working, sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound then sudo apt-get ...
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No options in the “play sound through” box of sound settings

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, and I'm an absolute Linux novice, so I apologize in advance for that. My sound isn't working. The sound isn't muted. In sound settings there is nothing showing up in the ...
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How to disable microphone volume auto adjustment in Cisco Webex

I am using Cisco Webex for the online meetings, the problem is that the microphone volume automatically goes to maximum and I just can't decrease it. Is there any way to solve this problem? Any help ...
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Is the line-input volume control linear-taper or audio-taper?

The input-volume sound GUI slider appears to be a linear-taper instead of an audio-taper (aka: logarithmic scale). If I adjust the volume to adjust the input gain level it is very, very sensitive. It ...
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Sound problem |Internal Speakers recognized as headphones

I have a laptop running Lubuntu 15.04. The problem is that my internal speakers are treated as headphones, and the volume of them is controlled by headphones bar at alsa. So if I plug headphones and ...
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Sound not working on Gigabyte X-99 Internal Audio

I am using a Chillblast Fusion Ares X99 desktop, with a Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5 Intel X99 motherboard, using the "Onboard High Definition Audio". The sound works with no problems in Windows 7, but no ...
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Manually selecting audio output

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 and I am trying to configure audio output in a usable way. Since I am using both a USB headset and speakers at my system I need to manually (only manually) switch the ...
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How to exclude certain device from being grabbed by PulseAudio?

To cut a long story short: I have a specific case with application run in Wine. The thing is this application is not seeing my sound input device when this device is grabbed by PulseAudio. ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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Audio devices not listed for playback

Newbie and I messed something up. I originally had sound but now I do not. When I use aplay -l I get this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 ...
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14.04 bluetooth lag (latency, delay) and skipping

i came across: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/405294 Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback? (didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dell e5440 no sound

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my dell e5440. Every time I start ubuntu there is no sound at all unless I plug in headphones. The only way that the speakers work is if I suspend my laptop and wake it up. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Microphone refuses to work (Kubuntu 15.04)

I have a headset that has a built in microphone (these), with a single line that is supposed to connect to the computer via the headphone jack. I've tested ti on my android phone, and it can record my ...
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How to check music file for distortion?

Distorted audio Sometimes, when palying some music file, it just does not sound right - for example it sounds like it's distorted by overmodulating - but it's not so strong that it is obvious how it ...
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Lenovo G50-70 Microphone Doesn't work with Skype/Hangouts on Ubuntu 15.04

I have not tried this on other versions of Ubuntu, I tried calling through Skype and Hangouts, but the problem persisted- No Sound was emmited. I increased the values of the input device tab and the ...
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Auxiliary port not working (Ubuntu 14.04)

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Alienware m14x laptop; it is my first experience with Ubuntu so I might be missing something simple here. All sound works fine coming through the internal ...
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Only analog sound device in 15.04, HDMI device was accessible before

as the title suggests I can't choose HDMI audio output anymore, the only available sound device is analog. I could choose HDMI audio output before, but now it is missing.
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My laptop doesn't show the HDMI among the sound output options

My laptop doesn't show the HDMI among the sound output options, so I was trying to find a way to play sound through HDMI. I found this answer on the question "HDMI is not displayed in the “Sound” ...
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How can I delay sound in the system?

I use some private internet video broadcasting and it comes sometimes with a delay. Also, projector that I use also adds a delay to the video. So, I'd like to delay sound a bit in order to put sound ...
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Pulseaudio With SimpleScreenRecorder Problem

I just installed SimpleScreenRecorder to record my screens with audio. SSR is working smoothly. Only problem is my voices are not recording with pullseaudio as Backend! When I record audio using ALSA ...
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USB audio input is recording too slow, playing back too fast

There is a thread that explains how this happens, and what fixes it, but they did not show how they fixed it. Any information would be much appreciated. Here is the thread USB Audio Input recording ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04 | Always Maximum

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. This is on an old & faithful HP 32bit System, one of the friendliest Linux Laptops I've ever owned. Currently, I can't get the volume to work (using Unity). It's ...
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Poor sound quality from the headphone jack

I am on ubuntu-14.04. The headphone port was working fine before but since a few days its behaving abnormally. But when I test the sound settings of my headphone drivers the test voice is crystal ...