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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Why are there two sink input index generated by pulseaudio?

I'm planning to spawn a thread as I detect a new sink input index in pulseaudio. But when I run some application, I find out that a second sink index for same client is created. The system spawns a ...
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No HDMI audio for MSI X370 Ubuntu 13.10 64bit

The laptop is MSI x370 w/AMD-E350 CPU, 4GB RAM. http://www.laptopmag.com/review/laptops/msi-x370.aspx. In the sound device output, there's only one selection (built-in speaker). What needs to be done ...
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How to use ALSA instead of pulseaudio without uninstalling pulseaudio?

So when pulseaudio is installed on my computer, there is no sound. However, if I uninstall pulseaudio, the ubuntu sound indicator has to be uninstalled too. How can I use ALSA by default without ...
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Having several sound issues with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not exactly describing one problem, because I feel like solving it would be useless. In the last 3 months I had a HUGE amount of problems with my headphone jack / speakers. I am using Ubuntu 12....
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Pulseaudio loopback unload audio output devices

I need to know how to unload pulseaudio loopback outputs. I'm using pulseaudio to create a loopback mix to capture my microphone and system audio for streaming. Every time I launch my script which has ...
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How to send sound using pulseaudio and shairplay to a Raspberry Pi?

I'm trying to use my Pi as a wireless Audio receiver. I read airplay is a good and easy way to do this, so I installed shairplay on my Pi. I can use the connected speakers via my Android smartphone ...
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Is there any way to cancel background noise from being recorded into my microphone? Globally?

On Windows I used to take advantage of acoustic echo cancellation and noise suppression but no such features exist in PulseAudio and haven't since I can remember. My system is a laptop, Acer Aspire V3-...
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Sound stop working - ALC892

Some times my sound is muted, and I need reboot many times to back work. But today, nothing happens/worked. I try "everything" like Sound Troubleshooting, etc. ➜ ~ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | ...
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Can't Start PulseAudio Ubuntu 12.04 | Can't use USB Headset

I have a Logitech 590 USB headset that I cannot get to work with Ubuntu 12.04. In my computer sound settings everything is absolutely blank. No options for inputs or outputs. I do have some regular ...
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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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Two microphones listed in the input section of Pulseaudio, “Internal microphone” and “Microphone” but the problem is that

Being on a laptop, (Acer Aspire V3-571G to be specific) Ubuntu 13.04, The "Internal Microphone" port selection, all noise played into the microphone is played back to me through the speakers. Being on ...
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Skype causes audio/video playback to speed up?

Recently I had a problem with audio and video playback speeds. The night before the issue everything played fine (on VLC, Youtube, etc.). The day after, the audio and video playback speeds were ...
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No sound… How to re-enable pulseaudio?

Ok, back when I had 12, I was using Pulseaudio equalizer, and it worked great. but now the I have 13.04, It doesn't work, and there are no options under "play sound through", where it used to say ...
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how to enable beats audio for hp 7040tx for the intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset

I have installed 12.04.3 in my HP DV6 7040tx. It has quad speakers + one sub woofer (Beats Audio). I went through many posts and i was not able to find the solution. I tried the package hda-jack-...
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Problem with Infrasonic Quartet and ALSA

I`ve got Infrasonic Quartet PCI Soundcard and use Ubuntu 13.04. The card has 2 analog stereo outputs. I use both outputs to connect my headphones and speakers to each other. But I suddenly cannot ...
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Does anyone know of a voicechanger that i can use with skype?

Does anyone know of a live voice changer that I can connect to Skype so that I can have some fun with my friends?
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No HDMI sound with Intel

I've a problem which bothers me for days: The audio output via HDMI does not work anymore since I updated to Ubuntu 13.04 (it worked perfect with ubuntu 12). A few datas: **cat /proc/version** ...
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my sound output is recognized as my sound input, how to fix it?

I have a big problem, yesterday skype worked, but today nothing works. When I do a skype test call I hear nothing, and when I call with another person they hear my music and themselves twice. So my ...
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No sound devices displayed in settings, but speakers work and startup noise plays

I'm running an Ubuntu13.04 clean install on an HP Pavilion g6-1d80nr laptop, and there is no sound. There are no sound devices listed in the sound panel of System Settings, and the volume applet ...
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no hardware listed in sound settings, but audio works, failed after selecting a different output. 13.04

The audio was working fine, all hardware listed, but I made the mistake of selecting a different output. The audio stopped working, for a while, I reinstalled pulseaudio and managed to get sound back. ...
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How do I set up Qjackctl without using the terminal?

I can now open Qjackctl using the terminal. This is the code that I am using. pulseaudio --kill jack_control start This will open the program successfully. Then when I am finished I can type this ...
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Jack does not have a “connect” option, how do I fix this?

I have been trying to configure jack on my laptop. I think I found part of the problem, and then ran into a new one. On jack, there is no "Connect" option. "Start" is missing as well. There are three ...
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Sound settings gui not working

I have a problem, im using 12.10 Ubuntu. Recent i sound settings gui working. Now it not working. How to get master gui working? My sound working but audio (master) slise in mute permanently also ...
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No sound through HDMI

I noticed that I can't send sound to my television when I connect my laptop to my tv through hdmi. I noticed that the hdmi is recognised, but I can't select it. I tried setting a profile to it, by ...
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How do I stop qsynth from shutting off ALL other sounds on my system until I reboot the computer?

I use qsynth to output sound from my MIDI keyboard. That part works great, and the MIDI keyboard sounds great. However, once that MIDI keyboard is connected, my computer immediately becomes unable to ...
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Why do the headphones not work on my HP Pavilion DV6?

Headset does not work on Ubuntu, but works on Windows and other distributions of Linux. I have HP Pavilion DV6
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Pulse audio driver malfunctioning? [duplicate]

So I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit on a Eee Asus netbook, and occasionally when I use VLC media player this message displays freezing up the video along with: Potential PulseAudio version problem: ...
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pulseaudio not working : “Home directory not accessible: Permission denied”

I use Clementine and it started yesterday to refuse to play anything and display an "access denied" alert box. Same with Rhythmbox. After a while, I realized that my sound indication is also greyed ...
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Only one sound playback at a time [closed]

For some reason reason I am only able to playback one sound at a time. This means I can't do a Skype conversation and, for instance listen to music streamed from Google Play or watch a Youtube video. ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04 64bit in dual boot with Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 64bit on Windows 7 Pro 64bit enabling myself the service of dual boot. I am facing a problem of "No Sound" in any of the player even after installing all of the updates ...
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Managing multiple sound cards in Kubuntu - more reliable way than KDE phonon GUI?

I have two sound cards attached to my PC - an internal Soundblaster and an external DAC. Unfortunately, managing what to output where is a real pain. Just to give an example: When I enter the Phonon ...
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Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it

Yes, I was watching a WebM video. Specifically the recent LinuxActionShow "review" of Elementary OS Luna. And about 8 or 9 minutes into the video. The sound just cut out completely. And now no sound ...
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How do I get an Asound-cm106 (USB) sound card to work?

I have a USB sound device asound-cm106 which apparently has the cm6206 chipset. I want to use it because I give the hell up trying to get my built in soundcard to work with my current setup (it was ...
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Can't hear anything through the speakers

I was going to have a skype call but I was unable to hear anything. Everything was working fine until now. Moreover, when I checked..I could not hear any songs, videos or any videos from youtube. Did ...
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Muted headphone jack, but if I replug in headphones I need to go into alsamixer and unmute it again

When I plug my headphones into my laptop (HP dv6 6176sa), I can get no sound through them, while the laptop's speakers work perfectly. I managed to fix this by opening alsamixer and seeing that when ...
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Strange folders and files in the .tmp folder

I run two computers with Ubuntu 11.04 installed on one of them and Ubuntu 12.04 on another one. Both of them are connected to internet through one wireless router. I found that an identical set of ...
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No sound on 13.04 except when (un)plugging power chord

The only sound working properly is the power-beep. If there's music playing and I unplug my laptop then I can hear it for that half a second that the power beep makes a sound, so it seems that ...
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No Sound after playing around with pulseaudio

I was trying to be able to monitor my microphone input and I ran into this question. (How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?) I followed Charl Botha's advice, and launched pulseaudio volume ...
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Awful sound quality in Razer Megalodon

I have a Razer Megalodon USB Headset that is producing extremely crackly sound in Ubuntu 13.04. I've generated an alsainfo file to try to find out what the problem is, and it seems it's only ...
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Why is my HDMI audio not recognized?

On a previous installation my audio for HDMI did work, but on a fresh new install of Ubuntu desktop 13.04 my HDMI is not detected. My goal is to get HDMI + analog audio simultaneously. I am using ...
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Pulseaudio static crackle in 5.1 analog

I realize this is a repeated question, I just was not able to rectify the issue myself. Anyways, I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04. It does not have a 5.1 sound card installed, but I have 5.1 ...
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“Connection failed: Stream setup failed” when using A2DP [closed]

I'm trying to use my PC as a A2DP sink for my Nexus 7, but I can't seem to connect. The bluetooth dongle I'm using is the ASUS-BT211 Things that I have tried already: Adding Source to the ...
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No sound after update on Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, my sound has gone missing after an update with update-manager. I have found the solution before, but then had to reinstall Ubuntu. It can't even detect my audio card. Here is a ...
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What is a “Failed to load module ”module-ladspa-sink“” error?

When I put in the terminal pulseaudio appears: E: [pulseaudio] module-ladspa-sink.c: Master sink not found E: [pulseaudio] module.c: Failed to load module "module-ladspa-sink" (argument: "sink_name=...
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pulseaudio not monitoring any audio output (i.e., ProjectM cannot work properly)

I've got an Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG with LUbuntu 12.10. Sound is working ok with all programs, but ProjectM Visualization is not. In pulseaudio preferences i can choose the analog or digital ...
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GNOME/GDM not starting

NOTE: While working through my issue and documenting it I discovered the solution, but have decided to post this in case another person has the same/similar issue (see bottom)... After uninstalling ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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sound recorder doesn't record

With Ubuntu 13.04 I noticed that Sound Recorder seems to be broken, i.e. I can't get it to record anything. When I press on the record button the Level input remains grayed out. When I open the volume ...
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how to list applications using audio?

I am trying to fastly check if an application audio is working or not (because sometimes sound fails to start. It is application bug/limitation I guess). What I am doing is to record 1s sample and ...
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Very low sound in ubuntu 13.04

This question may have been answered before but I have not found an answer so sorry if it has been asked multiple times. Title pretty much says it all, my sound is very low when I installed ubuntu 13....