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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pulseaudio no sound card mplayer ok

I'm running version 12.10. My PC has an built-in sound card and 3 usb sound cards of the same type. mplayer works ok for all of them using the argument -ao alsa:device=hw=2.0 for instance. vlc ...
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Glitching and delayed output when recording PulseAudio loopback

I try to make a screencast where I need to record both microphone and pc output sound (and video of course) . I tried to make a loopback in pulseaudio to "merge" them and using this sink with the ...
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Multimedia keys don't actually change volume (even though the OSD shows a change)

In my Xubuntu 12.10 install, using the multimedia keys doesn't actually have any effect. Even though the OSD shows changes in volume, the actual volume doesn't change. The same thing applies to the ...
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Only HDMI Soundcard listed, not onboard (Ideacenter Q180)

My Ubuntu 12.10 system on Lenovo Ideacenter Q180 sees only the HDMI soundcard, but not the onboard one. How can I fix this? lshw output: Audio device /0/100/1c.3/0.1 product: Caicos HDMI Audio ...
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TV Screen disconnect when playing sound over hdmi

I just spent hours to configure the sound to work with HDMI. My last problem is, when I start playing sound the TV screen goes on and off, like when you change the resolution. When I stop playing ...
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Reset all programs to use same audio output

Background: So through some messing around or some sort that I've done with my audio, I've found that some programs are set to use my built-in audio, and others are set to use my sound card. While I ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Bose Companion 5 not working

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.10,and I can see it in the list of inputs. But when I select it then no sound I have tried restarting pulse audio demon and I have tried purging .pulse and ...
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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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Is there another way to restart the sound system if pulseaudio/ALSA don't work?

I was listening to music, and my sound suddenly went dead in all my applications. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, which uses pulseaudio, so I tried sudo /etc/init.d/pulseaudio restart, but nothing happened. ...
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How to make pulseaudio work again?

I was having problems with sound (mono only output), so following advice from another askubuntu question I made some edits in /etc/pulse/default.pa After rebooting I had no sound at all. So I deleted ...
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I want to change the pulseaudio config file

I want to change the pulseaudio config file as outlined on this page: http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplanet/tutorials/7130/2 But if I try to do it from the command line or from going directly to ...
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How do I change which audio jacks are used for input and output?

I'm using a Realtek HD audio card built-in my motherboard. The Windows driver comes with a control panel that allows me to select which back panel jacks are used for what. So for example I can make ...
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Multiple simultanous streaming with pulseaudio [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to stream music over the network to multiple computers? On a home network with three pcs now powered with Ubuntu 12.04, I would like to send audio from one pc to the ...
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Low volume problems Asus Xonar DX [closed]

I have problems with my sound card, an Asus Xonar DX on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. To hear something, i need to set Ubuntu's volume at 100% and speakers volume at 75%. At this moment i can barely hear ...
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How well is the thinkpad internal microphone supported?(x230)

Specs say it's an internal digital stereo microphone. Windows does have an option to switch between conference and singleuser mode, like most voice recorders with stereo mics. Is this Option hardware ...
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Overdriven/distorted sounds with Pulseaudio [closed]

I'm experiencing some odd problems in some applications that use pulseaudio, in particular VLC Media Player and Skype. The sounds reproduced by these two application sound overdriven, distorted, as ...
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Fuzzy audio when Skype makes sound

I am having trouble getting my sound to work properly in Skype. Every time Skype makes noise, all of my audio goes crackly, including anything else that's coming from other programs, even when the ...
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Where is /dev/dsp or /dev/audio?

I have to apply sudo chmod a+r /dev/dsp or /dev/audio but in my Ubuntu 12.10 i do not have such. Where is then the PCM sound file for ssh? chmod: cannot access `/dev/dsp': No such file or directory ...
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Constant noise in speakers and headphones

On my laptop, Samsung 300V5A-S19 I have the constant noise from the speakers. If I wear headphones, the sound becomes more pronounced (at half volume it mutes the music). The noise level is ...
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adjust max possible volume in pulseaudio

Somtimes some sound/movie/music on my Ubuntu_12.04 system is at a very low volume by itself. Henceforth I increase the volume of the sound output. I can use the following setting (see screenshot) It ...
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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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Sound is not working correctly on Ubuntu 12.04

I know this is my own fault. But what i did was this first i wrote this command 'sudo apt-get remove pulseaudio' and then i wrote again 'sudo apt-get install pulseaudio' and now the sound doesn't work ...
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Streaming desktop with avconv - severe sound issues

I'm trying to do some live streaming in Ubuntu 12.10, but I'm having some problems with audio. More specifically, the quality is complete garbage and it's at least 10 seconds out of sync with the ...
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Sound output starts delayed

Via SPDIF hearable sound starts late, e. g. in the Test Sound dialog I maximally can hear "Left" when the voice should say "Front Left". When I have pavucontrol open (in the background) whilst ...
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How can I connect my Kubuntu 12.10 to a different pulse audio server?

I have configured my PC as pulseaudio server. Now I want to connect my Laptop (Kubuntu 12.10 quantal) with this pulse server. In earlier versions there was the "padevchooser", which could be used to ...
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Streaming Pulseaudio output using Rygel

I am trying to stream the output from Pulseaudio to my WDTVLive Streaming Media Player using Rygel. I have been playing around with it for a while, looking around forums/blogs etc and I’m getting ...
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Contacting Pulse Audio over dbus?

I am trying to write a basic volume application. Since I'm writing this in Ruby I don't want to extend the C library or use ffi, instead I trying to write this with ruby-dbus I got the Address ...
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How to get a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card work with Mixxx

I've got a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card I'd like to get working with Mixxx, but I don't seem to have any success so far. The card seems to be supported in Ubuntu out of the box, and it seems to work ...
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Sound not working after suspend on Lenovo T400

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 on Lenovo T400. Suddenly sound stopped working. It used to work perfectly fine before. I guess, after I suspended my computer (not sure if its first time suspending my computer ...
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How to replicate the Volume Up/Down keyboard shortcuts?

I have a notebook with no dedicated (working) keys for volume, so I've set under the Shortcuts Settings to use Win+Up/Down to change volume. That's working fine and I get that nice popup showing the ...
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How do I debug issues with Pulse Audio?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my machine. I have logged in as USER_A. My external audio device is a Headset and I was able to hear the audio properly. I need to join my Ubuntu machine to a ...
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Why does it take so long for my USB speakers to be recognized by pulseaudio? [closed]

I have an XBMCBuntu installation (based on Ubuntu 11.10), meaning that I don't have a graphical desktop environment installed. I've connected a set of USB speakers, and for about a minute or two, ...
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bluetooth headset can connect, but not visible in pulse audio

I have a plantronics bluetooth headset, and until yesterday I could use it without any problem. However, today it suddenly stopped working (maybe related to the last software update I did). I can ...
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Using Jack audio and getting audio to play though headphones

I need to use Jack audio to prevent clicks but I'm having problems getting jack to play though my usb wireless g930 headphones. I'm using puredata and I can get my usb wireless g930 headphones to ...
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problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under 12.04/unity/pulseaudio

I have been using askubuntu extensively and now I am going to ask my first question here. I am trying to get my 2.1 speaker working on my ThinkPad X60 and a 12.04LTS/unity/pulseaudio (00:1b.0 Audio ...
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Enable Mic in Wine ? (Alsa/Pulseaudio)

I'm not able to make a mic work with wine-1.7.30 (the mic is the integrated mic in my pc and works fine with other applications ) I found some suggestions but they don't seem to work. Anyone manage ...
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System starts without sound in Lubuntu

When I log in the sound is muted. Why is that? This image is from the Xfce mixer, while the lxde volume does not show that the sound is off. So, I can see the sound muted only in Xfce Mixer. But ...
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Both Speakers and Headphone are giving Sound. How to fix it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound from both headphones and speakers I have tried many solutions but they are not working for me i have Hp Pavilion Dv6 -2150us I'm new on Ubuntu and linux . so I ...
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Test Sounds Missing After Messing With Pulseaudio and JACK

So after installing JACK and using 'sudo usermod -a -G audio username' and restarted. This made JACK work however no program using pulseaudio (more or less everything) made any sound. I purge removed ...
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Android device connects to my computer, but doesn't play audio over Bluetooth

I turn on Bluetooth on both my devices and open up Music on my Android. I select a song to play, press the menu button, and tap "Via Bluetooth": I tap on my computer in the "Bluetooth Device ...
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how to disable internal speaker audio

Under 12.04 : How do I disable globally the internal speaker of my computer without having to unset it to each user session ? I've tried to add "blacklist pcspkr" into "/etc/modprobe.d/blacklist" ...
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Apply LADSPA filter to only one channel of multichannel output with Alsa and PulseAudio

I want to apply a filter, specifically SWH's glame-bandpass-iir, to only one of several output channels. I'm still stumped after looking at the examples listed below. I'm quite sure that ...
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No bass on my laptop

A have a laptop (Acer) with two front speakers and subwoffer (Acer Tuba). After upgrading to 12.04 only front speakers are working, no sound from subwoffer. There is no 2.1 configuration on Sound ...
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Microphone crackling in Ubuntu 12.04

I am not very experienced in linux and have this problem with microphone which works fine on Windows. Microphone is external one and when listening to recorded sound (both Sound Recorder and Skype ...
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pulseaudio and alsa on ubuntu 12.04 server

I am running ubuntu 12.04server, and trying to get pulseaudio working. I followed the instructions at How do I run PulseAudio in a headless server installation? At the moment, pacmd list-cards is ...
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Unreal Torunament (UT99) no sound in 12.04?

I've been trying to get sound working in Unreal Torunament for a couple of days now. I'm using the native Unreal Tournament version, not wine or something like that. I have sound in all other games ...
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How do I configure sound with PulseAudio and Multiseat?

In the spirit of full disclosure, i just posted this question to the ubuntu forums, but i figure more heads working on it couldn't hurt. I have a multi-seat setup working quite well. Hot plugging ...
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How to shut down the S/PDIF output in my sound card?

I realized that there is a red light coming out of my earphone jack. It's something like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/gokuH.jpg I looked in the folder that Toshiba created for installing drivers , ...
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Accidentally changed Bluetooth mode to off

My Bluetooth device disappeared after I changed its mode from High Fidelity A2DP to off. Is this a bug? How can I get my speaker back into the audio menu? I tried disconnecting and reconnecting. But ...
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How do I set up live audio streams to a DLNA compliant device?

Is there a way to stream the live output of the soundcard from our 12.04.1 LTS amd64 desktop to a DLNA-compliant external device in our network? Selecting media content in shared directories using ...