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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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: ...
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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 ...
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How do I fix this PulseAudio server crash without rebooting?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, the audio server encounters occasional crashes, so that I'm forced to reboot the system in order to have it play audio. Alsamixer looks ok, nothing is muted. Moreover, I tried ...
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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 microphone quits working after a few seconds

On my Mythbuntu 12.04.2 HTPC, my USB microphone (Logitech AK5370) works for a few seconds, then stops producing signal from audio input. The system recognizes it there, it just stays mute. This ...
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Pulseaudio equalizer not working

Pulseaudio equalizer gui won't start, it gives this error when typed in terminal: manevskifi4o@M-Ubuntu-13:~$ pulseaudio-equalizer-gtk Getting settings... /usr/bin/pulseaudio-equalizer: line 221: ...
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Crackling sound from microphone recently, in 13.04

I use 13.04 since the release and I use Skype which was working well. But recently I've had remarks saying my voice was "crackling", even if the voice from my interlocutor was perfect. Making a test ...
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No sound in ubuntu 13.04 after logging in

Good day! I'm having a problem with no sound(at all) in ubuntu 13.04 after log in (because when i'm logging in there is sound from OS) . I've checked the pulseaudio for automute and do the os ...
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Playing audio stream not showing in pavucontrol

My Pulse Audio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is not shown volume bar which present below the volume control slider for right and left channels in the Play tab . However, I can hear audio,and the ...
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SPDIF Input not working

One of my motherboard has two SPDIF sockets. One input and one output. Under windows these work fine and I am able to achieve what I'm trying here. I want to set Ubuntu up so it will play the Digital ...
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Skype is not using pulseaudio

After fresh installing 13.04 at my HP ProBook I can have sound only in one application at a time. When I use Skype, there's no sound in Clementine, SMPlayer, etc. I tried to reinstall ALSA and ...
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How do I get sound output on HDMI without the need to start X?

I have a headless machine connected to my sound system, and I am using it to run a music playing daemon that I control over the network. (Among other things) However, I can't seem to be able to have ...
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Regular audio corruption when listening to music

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 (though the problem was also present under 12.04) on an HP Pavilion dv7 laptop. Every so often, if I change the system volume while listening to music, the sound becomes ...
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No Audio Sound, Dummy output the only option in sound configurations

I have no Audio sound, neither in speaker nor in headphones, i used to work on 12.10 but after this problem started i upgraded to 13.04 in hope that it may be solved, but it didn't. When i open sound ...
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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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Trying to remove Bluetooth, safe to do?

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on a computer that has 0 Bluetooth support, I wish to remove the options for it so my users don't get confused or frustrated thinking the computer DOES have Bluetooth ...
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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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How do I activate PulseAudio when only being logged in via ssh?

I am using a console-based music player, called cmus. It is in the repositories. If I ssh into my desktop computer from, say, a laptop and start cmus, I would like to be able to play music. But, if ...
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Can't select Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone in sound settings menu

Today, I recieved a shiny new Blue Yeti Pro USB microphone in the mail. I did my research to make sure that it would work. I found the following websites, and this is what led me to believe that it ...
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Switch between microphones in Ubuntu 13.04

I want to record sounds from my piano. For this I have a jack cable that connects the piano with my laptop. My laptop has an built-in microphone that I don't want to use it when recording from my ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 pulseaudio doesn't load

I have just installed pulseaudio to my new, fresh ubuntu 13.04, but it doesn't start. When I press on PulseAudio Equalizer icon, nothing happens. Any ideas, what could be wrong?
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Sound icon not working

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. last time i installed Pulse-audio-4.0 after which a weird problem started with my sound icon.In sound icon there are two hyphens following the speaker like <|-- i clicked ...
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Skype 4 doesn't function with Ubuntu 13.04

Can someone help me? When I start skype with Ubuntu 13.04 I get the this error: skype ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1018:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib ...
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How to fix the audio output now? After restart it works once or twice and then stop working sound

Everytime after restart the system it works and then suddently my sound output stop working. sun@sun-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ speaker-test speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream ...
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Setting up a bluetooth audio-microphone headset on ubuntu 12.04

I recently purchased a Henson BTH033 bluetooth headset with a built in microphone. I would ideally like to use it as my primary audio-microphone output-input on my ubuntu install. Here is my ...
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pulse audio volume control

having some trouble with pulse audio volume control. When run it, I get the error message you can see in the window in the screen shot below. However when I run start-pulseaudio-x11 in the ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 No USB sound output for Audiolab Q-DAC

Recently I upgraded my sound system from using mobo's internal audio output to USB2.0 by connecting to a USB DAC (Audiolab Q-DAC). The first time connecting the UBUNTU 12.10 to USB DAC was successful, ...
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12.04.2 - Sound Blaster ZX card detected, but no sound comes out of my headphones

I have been having issues with my Sound Blaster ZX sound card in Ubuntu 12.04.2 64-bit. Pavucontrol detects sound from YouTube videos and other things (the sound meter jumps around with the sound), ...
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PulseAudio is not working at all

I installed PulseAudio two weeks ago and since then I've been trying to open it and it doesn't. Does anyone have any solution? P.S. I have a horrible Speaker set.
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pulseaudio --kill permission denied? (Something's using my soundcard and I don't know what it is.)

So, a few weeks ago I was having problems with skype and pulseaudio/alsa things, so I went to this link and found a way to supposedly kill and start pulseaudio at will. So, in etc/pulse/client.conf, I ...
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Sound is too fast in chrome using Flash player

I have NPAPI flash player disabled and everything runs fine until I use VLC player. So, the thing is: I open Chrome, then VLC, watch the movie there (not necessary till the end), stop it and then ...
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Get pulseaudio current sample rate and bit rate

just bought sound blaster X-Fi HD (USB) and i'm trying to understand what is the current output (sample rate and bit rate). I've configured /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and set there the following values: ...
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play audio through bluetooth speakers in 12.04 using CLI

I have gone through the whole gamut of trials with setting up playing audio through bluetooth and have not been able to make it work reliably (i.e., got it to work one time, and has not worked after ...
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Optimal fix for post login freeze in Kubuntu due to PulseAudio

The following programs which starts with Kubuntu 13.04 freeze my KDE desktop for about 10 seconds. start-pulseaudio-kde start-pulseaudio-x11 When I remove the startup entries from ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
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Setting the default ALSA device for Pulseaudio

I recently got an external soundcard/DAC (Fiio E17) and am currently trying to properly configure it on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When plugging it in via USB, it's immediately recognized and shows ...