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 do I stop sound coming from my speakers with a faulty headphone socket?

On my laptop, I have a faulty headphone socket, so when I insert headphones into it, the speakers do not mute. I can confirm that this problem is caused by faulty hardware and not software as when I ...
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No sound in Ubuntu except at log in

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 a month ago and am using it till now. I failed to notice that all this time there was no sound at all while running Ubuntu, even while playing a game in Wine. The weird thing ...
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Headphone jack not working?

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1647 and headphones do not work (though , internal speakers work like a charm) , I have dual boot Windows 7 and headphones work perfectly fine ... I also tried -adding in ...
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Do all apps start with a normal priority on the system monitor?

I noticed that on my system monitor, one of my processes, titled pulseaudio, had a very high priority, while all of my other running apps had a normal priority. I don't recall ever changing it, so it ...
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Sound Card HP Beats Edition ENVY 14 - Codec: IDT 92HD81B1X5

I've been trying to put 8 channels working on ubuntu since the 11.10 (I'm now with the 12.04) but with no luck. I only get 2 channels working. I've tried many internet posts but with no luck. Does ...
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Sound not working after 12.04 install

I have recently installed 12.04, but the sound is not working from both internal speakers, and from headphones when I connect them. I have followed the instructions at ...
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Windows / Ubuntu Dualboot: Pulseaudio can't start - NTFS home folder

I installed Ubuntu on my Dell 1555 Laptop and decided to make it dual boot with Windows 7. I wanted to share the home folder with the "My Documents" Folder in Windows, so i created an extra partition ...
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Workaround for volume settings going to maximum after reboot

I recently upgraded my Dell E6510 laptop to 12.04 (Ubuntu with Unity). I've noticed that after every reboot, the volume always resets itself to a maximum level. While I try to work out whether this ...
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Sound Channel map incorrect on an ION 330 ASRock

I have a ION 330 ASRock just updated on Precise and the sound channel mapping is incorrect. Channel map is set as follow: Front Left = Front left Center = Rear Left Front Right = Font Right Rear ...
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PulseAudio and Python3

Accessing PulseAudio with Python2 is a bit tricky, but it works with the help of ctypes. The problem is that the same code fails to work with Python3. Apparently something was changed in ctypes, but I ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 - No Audio Pulse Broken

Trying to fix audio output. NVIDIA GT 520 is the card so HDMI audio. It was working perfectly in 11.10. Following the steps at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/So...otingProcedure Here is my ...
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No audio after 12.04 upgrade from 11.10 [closed]

I simply don't have any sound on my Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise), after upgrade from 11.10. Using this command: sudo killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*, the audio comes back but when I turn it off and on ...
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Volume slider only change the Master volume, not PCM [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I change the way Ubuntu adjusts my volume mixer levels? Pulseaudio's default volume slider doesn't work well with my audio card: when I change the volume (through ...
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Headphones Very Quiet with Realtek ALC663 (Intel HDA 82801JI)

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on an Asus G71-GX with an Intel 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD audio controller (using the HDA Intel driver). The codec is a Realtek ALC663. When I plug in headphones (using the ...
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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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Problem executing command from keyboard shortcuts

I created some shortcuts to control the audio volume of my laptop, as the default system shortcuts ( Fn + F4 / F5) aren't supported. I downloaded a script which allows me to increase/decrease/mute ...
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Microphone not working on Lenovo G470

I used a Lenovo G470 laptop (Core i5 2410M processor, AMD Radeon 6370M and 2GB DDR3 RAM) and I installed Ubuntu 12.04. I can't get the microphone to work. I encountered this type of issue before in ...
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Flash in browsers does not play sound accurately using Pulse network audio

I use PulseAudio to send sound over the LAN to an audio server. When playing any Flash media in Firefox or Chrome, the sound flutters (example), as if the volume were going up and down every second. ...
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Flash audio problem; redirecting to Pulse?

I am having a problem where the sound on flash objects other than YouTube videos are giving a strange distortion. It has a high pitched pulse sound every second or less that resembles skips on a ...
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Can I run alsa and pulse side by side ? I think there is some problem with the alsa ! My ubuntu login sound and alert sound are not working?

I think I have Alsa driver installed. Pulse not working may be I dont have it installed. Not sure If I can run Pulse and Alsa. I had to configure each application prior to work which use ...
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Mute key mutes Alsa and PulseAudio, but unmutes only Alsa

When I press the mute key on my keyboard, both the Alsa master channel and the PulseAudio master channel get muted, pressing it again only unmutes the alsa master channel, the pulseaudio master ...
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How to record both audio, Where i have one music running and my microphone is in use?

I have one music playing, and i have microphone open, already the microphone is used by other application. In such case, how can i record that music and the microphone audio to a file? (if possible ...
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I want to record a screencast of a processing sketch

I have a created a music visualisation using Processing. I now want to convert that to a video, and the least obtrusive way I could think of is to record a screencast. I figured exporting Processing ...
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CPU spikes cause audio stuttering in Audacious when browsing? (Lubuntu)

My default audio player is Audacious, browser Google Chrome. I tried Firefox, and while I love it, the CPU load spikes when doing something as simple and small and switching a tab, which causes the ...
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Make PulseAudio prefer external audio device

I have a Bose Soundlink external audio device, which I use to stream music from my computer to my stereo. Ubuntu recognizes the device, but does not automatically use it. In order to get PulseAudio to ...
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Horribly Bad Static In Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I've searched around the askubuntu site and no seems to be having a similar issue. Everyone's having problems with Skype, etc.. me? I'm just having a problem with REALLY bad microphone static. I ...
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Where should I file a jack-sense bug?

It's a super non-critical bug. It's easily user bypassable. In my case with an HP laptop with Intel on-board audio, if I shut down with the headphones plugged in and start with headphones unplugged ...
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How can I enable the pulseaudio equalizer? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer? Pulseaudio version 1.0 includes its own equalizer (Release Notes), but it seems that it's disabled in Ubuntu 12.04 ...
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Where to find/install libpulsecore-1.0.so? Pulse audio problem

My skype is crashing silently. I tried to follow advice here: What to do when Skype freezes silently? and here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=11653257 But it suggests giving permission ...
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Clementine stopped playing music [closed]

I'm using Kubuntu 11.10. Clementine worked great until I had my laptop lag for, most likely, some Flash Player error. I had to manually kill Firefox and Clementine, but upon restart, Clementine does ...
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Problem launch Xubuntu

I have a Dell Latitude C400 and I installed Xubuntu 11.10 for it to work (Windows XP too slow) and when I run it, it's marked with a Xubuntu wallpaper and all, the bar that advance and after that it ...
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No sound devices listed under hardware, no sound (one user account specific problem)

Update: Loged in as guest and all works as charm. Using my account (administrator) nothing works and i am not able to locate advanced user management options :( First of all - I use USB headset. ...
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How can I configure my Android tablet to output sound to a remote Pulseaudio instance?

I have a Transformer TF101 tablet with Ubuntu One music on it. The speakers are good enough, but I have an Ubuntu computer hooked up to my nice stereo in my living room. I'd like to be able to just ...
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How do I switch to another audio output sink in XFCE?

From the command line I can easily create another pulseaudio sink and switch to that but I have not found a way how to do this using a GUI from the XFCE desktop. In GNOME I use gnome-volume-control ...
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Recording from Soundcard Ubuntu 11.04

I switched from the gnome panel desktop environment to xfce recently, and I just noticed that I can no longer record sound using the pulseaudio command line. The command I am using is parec -d ...
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Sound not even on playback

Why is the sound volume not consistent. some videos on youtube play loud some too quiet. Same thing with pithos.
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Horrible Audio Playback After Initial Updates

I reinstalled Ubuntu 11.10 from scratch. Tested videos in Banshee, VLC, everything was fine. Ubuntu then picked up about 356 updates. After doing so, videos are now choppy - Youtube, playing mp4 files ...
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Pulseaudio keeps getting killed in Oneiric [closed]

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10 (oneiric), my pulseaudio tends to crash a few times a day, if I'm listening to music on YouTube. It restarts automatically (as long as I'm using a Unity session -- it ...
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Record audio from Skype on VPS?

I have impossible task to do! Going crazy! On fresh Ubuntu server 10.04. install, via SSH I've installed desktop and VNC server. Then Skype. Problem is that Ubuntu is VPS! And it don't have physical ...
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Switch audio outputs without using the GUI dialog for PulseAudio

I'm using Precise (development version), which means I'm very much expecting to see bugs. However, this time, it's fairly important that I find a workaround quickly – and it is a general question. ...
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No Sound in inbuilt speakers?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 . last night i am searching some help on using my headfone mic . but i found nothing. then i install pavcontrol and remove that . by this cmd : sudo apt-get install ...
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Running jackd on startup / replacing PulseAudio

How can I replace PulseAudio with Jack? I want to start jackd on startup either during boot or during logon instead of PulseAudio.
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Why is pulseaudio only working properly in system mode (for me)?

I seem to be having an issue with sound at the moment, where pulseaudio will only work if I run "sudo pulseaudio --system" after I've killed it. It seems to hang on startup, and I have to run "sudo ...
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How do I start pulseaudio on barebones X11 server?

I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 with Xdmx/Xmonad without Gnome on a macbook air 4,2. Xdmx is an X Server that allows you to use other Linux computers running X11 as monitors. Literally, monitors connected by ...
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How do I get an ssh -X session to use the host's sound settings

I have a USB sound card on a host system which has all my music, and to which I have connected my living room speakers. I would like to use my laptop to ssh -X into that system and run my favorite ...
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Terminal command to set audio volume?

I have an external sound card which mostly works fine, except that when its first plugged in, or when I turn on my laptop, the volume gets set to 100%. That is, the overall system volume, as shown in ...
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Set which pulseaudio sink is affected by volume control buttons

On my previous installation of ubuntu 10.04 it was possible to set a sink in pavucontrol, which is affected by the volume up-/down buttons on my keyboard. Now in Lubuntu 11.10 this does not work ...
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5.1 Surround System Subwoofer not working

My subwo0fer is not working on Ubuntu 11.10. Satellites are all working. It is part of a 5.1 Soundsystem. I've already googled and changed in the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf file these Variables and ...
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pulseaudio: Why is there no sound?

Question: On Ubuntu 11.10, I have no sound volume control as root. I know this from earlier versions, as root you just had to manually start /usr/bin/pulseaudio, and then you got it. This is still ...
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How can I get line-in microphone working with Skype?

I've got a clean Lubuntu 11.10 install. In the days that I've used Microsoft Windows, I've used an external microphone for calling with Skype. The microphone was plug-and-play, and no drivers were ...