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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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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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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audio trouble in xubuntu

First things first: I'm running Xubuntu 13.04 on a VM on my iMac. I'm trying to learn how to use Linux and iron out bugs, because I'm hoping to switch from Mac OS to Linux in the future (when my ...
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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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Scummvm can't start audio devices

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, and when I run scummvm from terminal I get the following message: $ scummvm WARNING: Could not open audio device: No available audio device! This results in some games ...
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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) ...
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Got the headphone jack working but sound settings disappeared - ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on Lenovo Thinkpad E420s. Initially everything was working great, but after a while, the head phone jack stopped working. Speakers used to work just fine. So I tried out many ...
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Wine and system audio mute one another

I'm running into an awkward problem. Here's the thing: If I start up my computer and run a Wine instance (Guild Wars 2, in this case, though it doesn't and shouldn't matter), sound works fine. While ...
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Audio problem (alsa* dependencies)

Running Ubuntu 12.04 I have setup xmonad as described here: https://github.com/davidbrewer/xmonad-ubuntu-conf My problem analogous to : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1905657 Mute using ...
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Webcam Philips SPC630NC

I'm using the SPC630NC Webcam Philips on Ubuntu 12.10 64 bit. Video works fine, audio not at all. I tried to set the Pulse Audio inputs using Pavucontrol with no result. Where am I wrong? I looked at ...
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Asus Sonic Master on Asus N53SV

I have read that there's a problem to get the subwoofer working in these laptops. I tried this solution No sound from external subwoofer but I don't how to prove that the subwoofer is properly ...
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Ubuntu refuses to switch to usb audio device [Creative X-Fi HD usb]

I am currently running a persistent live session of Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS, installed on a 4GB flash drive. I own a Creative Labs X-Fi HD usb audio device, which I desire to use with my installation. ...
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E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to open module “module-oss-mmap”: file not found

I have a 4.1 surround system that connects with 2 audio jacks (3.5mm) to my PC (Ubuntu 12.04). I have two soundcards (one on board and on usb-card) connected. My Idea was to run the audio for the 2 ...
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Enable Mic in Wine ? (alsa/pulseaudio)

I'm not able to make mic work with wine 1.5 I found some suggestions but they don't seem to work. Anyone manage to fix this bug ? Reference: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1960599 ...
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How do I set up multi-seat audio with multiple sound cards

I want to build a multi-seat system with two seats. The first seat will be dedicated to run a MythTV front end client and this seat's video/audio will be sent to multiple TV's in other rooms via a ...
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14.04 Headphones do not appear as an output device

I installed 14.04 yesterday. I always leave my headphones and speakers plugged in together, so I know I have them in the right ports. Sound came though the speakers just fine, but nothing came ...
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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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sound not working ubuntu 12.04

I killed the pulseaudio with 'killall pulseaudio'. and then reinstall pulseaudio. Later i came to know that it is not just enough we have to install the few additional packages for the sound to work. ...
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WINE: minor delay on sound playback

When running a game under WINE pulseaudio is showing a constant delay of what I would estimate to be 100-200ms that on occasion climbs to over 500ms. I can't put my finger on why it increases on some ...
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Pulseaudio: route audio from sink to source

Is it possible to set up pulseaudio such that the audio playing in a given sink is routed also to a source (in this case a microphone)? If so, how would I go about it? I've looked at module-loopback ...
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USB audio device not working

I have recording device it record the audio frombluetoothand usb audio sound card. I assigned the bluetooth device to the right channel and usb audio sound card to the left channel. I am using pulse ...
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Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter Not working

I have a recording device it records the audio and video using different devices like logitech webcam, vga2usb, bluetooth and Syba SD-CM-UAUD USB Stereo Audio Adapter etc. using the ALSA, pulse audio ...
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How can I set my Bluetooth-speakers “default” volume lower than 100%?

I finaly got my Jabra Solemate playing nice with my desktop computer. However, every time I connect my Solemate, the volume setting in PulseAudio pops (back) up to 100%. What I'd like, is for it to ...