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 re-activate PulseAudio? (followed guide on skype.com)

I disabled PulseAudio to be able to use my microphone for Skype, and now the volume controls don't work, which I understand, is a common problem. I read that somebody fixed their Skype microphone by ...
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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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How do I select a default sound card with alsa?

I wish to select a default sound card, or disable all others, in order to have the correct one selected after suspend.
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What is the differences between Ubuntu existing kernel vs rt kernel?

What is the differences between Ubuntu existing general kernel of 11.10 vs so called linux rt kernel? does audio delay depends on general kernel vs rt kernel? Where some audio capture looks like it ...
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how to stream to hdmi and Airtunes simultaneously pulseaudio

The ONLY reason I keep my Windows partition is because I can stream simultaneously from my desktop hdmi and one or more Apple Airport Express< I cannot get this to happen with Pulseaudio. It's ...
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How can I force the rediscovery of PulseAudio virtual sound devices?

I'm using the PulseAudio feature of network sound devices (not Multicast/RTP) to play sound from my netbook on the audio equipment connected to the HTPC when at home. This creates a virtual sound ...
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Which of VLC's dependencies causes sound device detection?

I am setting up a headless music server based on the minimal Ubuntu image. After having installed the packages openssh-server,pulseaudio, libmad0,flac,libogg0,libid3tag0,libvorbis0a,ffmpeg, ...
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After update, audio won't play through HDMI cable

Yesterday (June 7th) I faithfully updated a bunch of stuff through update manager (though I'm not sure what since I never read what I updated any more because I'm a bad person). Afterward, I ...
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TeamSpeak has everything muted in 12.04

Ever since the release of 12.04, TeamSpeak has not been allowing me to talk or hear. It shows that I have my speakers and my microphone muted/disabled. Could this have something to do with ...
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No sound from headphones on Samsung Series 7 Chronos ( NP700Z5a )

I know it's an old question, but I've gone through the FAQs on Ubuntu.com and can't find the solution. Speakers work fine - ie if I go to System Settings > Sound, the tests sound. As soon as I plug ...
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How do you use both Pulse Audio and Alsa?

Can someone explain the relationship between the different sound components and if they all need to be installed in order to get sound? For example, I have one called "Playback: ... (PulseAudio ...
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How to get sound in a separate X server in Ubuntu 11.04 or later?

I configured my Ubuntu system so that I'm able to start any application in a separate X server. Running games or for example XBMC in a separate X server has some major advantages. The problem ...
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Pulse Audio Volume Control Forgets Settings

In Input Devices tab port is set to Line In, I change it to Front Microphone, but it always returns back to Line In after restart. How can I change it permanently? I guess the reason is that when ...
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Step-by-step to run a midi keyboard input device? 12.04

I have a Korg Nanokey, and I'd like to make it produce sound in ubuntu. I've read that means I should be using Rosegarden, and that Rosegarden uses JACK, but does not install it. (Although checking ...
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No soundcard found 12.04 after kernel update

After newest kernel update I have lost my sound card. There is only sound via USB adapter. My headphones or speakers are working only through this device. The sound setting widget doesn't show any ...
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Get rid of 0.5s latency when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP

As described in the title I experience a half a second delay when playing audio over Bluetooth with A2DP. This makes watching movies not possible as the sound is not synchronised with the video. I'm ...
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Sound stopped working

I ran through the troubleshooting at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting It did not play the test sound, and it also does not play sounds during speaker-test. It does play sounds ...
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A2DP connection not shown in PulseAudio

I'm trying to pipe the audio ouput to my Belkin Z73 bluetooth receiver but once connected and paired with the key 0000 the receiver doesn't show up in PulseAudio. Furthermore the following command ...
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How do I configure my soundcard for 5.1 sound?

I am very new to Ubuntu and linux as I have used windows only until yesterday. I am attempting to send my audio signal to my pioneer receiver using a single digital optical cable which is plugged ...
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How do I get sound in Trine on 12.04 64-Bit?

Whenever I try to play Trine, it starts but I get no sound. In the terminal this error message appears: /o/g/trine> ./trine-launcher64 ALSA lib conf.c:3314:(snd_config_hooks_call) Cannot open ...
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Set default sound device output [duplicate]

I own a pair of usb powered speakers, and I am having trouble finding how to set the usb speakers as the default output. I found the setting where you can switch the outputs but no where to asssign a ...
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pulseaudio does not start after logout and login again

I am using Ubuntu 12.04. When I logout and login again pulseaudio does not start and I have to start pulseaudio manually. When I boot my computer and login, pulseaudio is starting as expected. This ...
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How to set 5.1 surround in the Sound Settings?

I have a logitech G35 headset which should allow even up to 7.1 dolby surround but the sound settings identify it as a stereo only device. I configured the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf by setting the ...
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Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT HDMI no audio?

I can't get audio working using a HDMI cable with my Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT card.
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Does pulseaudio have an error log?

In order to help provide better information for my other question about browsers and Pulse audio, I wanted to see if I could get some kind of helpful log information. However, there doesn't seem to ...
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Headphones not working. Realtek ALC270. Asus K55VD-DS71 laptop. Ubuntu 12.04

I helping my friend to setup ubuntu who is a first time user. It's an ASUS K55VD-DS71 laptop. Following codecs are being reported on the system when I issue the command cat ...
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No sound with Thunderbird 12.0.1

I have installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Thunderbird 12.0.1 from scratch but I hear no sound when new mail arrives. I have installed pulseaudio-esound-compat and esound-common but the problem persist. How ...
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Microphone doesn't work after rebooting on a Macbook 2.1

I am running Xubuntu 12.04 on a Macbook 2.1 intel duo. But the problem existed on Ubuntu 12.04 too. After booting up, the internal microphone doesn't work. After opening the Pulse Audio settings and ...
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Rear/Front Mic not shown on Sound manager

With Ubuntu 11.10, in the Sound options, in the Input tab were my 2 microphones, an usb one and the headset, connected to the Rear/Front Microphone. Now, 12.04, it only shows the Usb microphone. The ...
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Sound is glitching [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I fix Flash issues? Hi' I'm having the issue with audio on my Ubuntu. The problem is, when I play some music in any player and I move to another part of track, ...
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pulseaudio: no microphone configuration

Updated Ubuntu to precise from oneiric on a Dell Inspirion Mini 10 (with an Intel HDA-Soundcard). I can't remember having any issues with the microphone. I didn't need it - I tried ekiga the first ...
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Can't configure 5.1 audio with 12.04

I have an Intel ALC892 and a Nvidia GT 520m connected to speakers via HDMI. On lspci, I see 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02) ...
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No 'Hardware' tab in audio and no profiles [closed]

If I run the 12.x ubuntu (latest May 2012) from the CD, I get full audio settings, and sound playing in speaker. Profiles let me change analog to digital in/out. Once I run install from the same CD ...
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Where is the Multichannel/Coaxial/SPDIF configuration option in Ubuntu 12.04?

I recently switched from 10.04 to 12.04. I did a fresh install. However I can't configure 5.1 surround with my coaxial/SPDIF home teather, simply because the new sound manager interface doesn't ...
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Different profiles for sound mixer?

I'd like to switch between different ubuntu sound mixer profiles, depending on what sound hardware I plug in or wirelessly activate. The easiest way I think I can do this would be to have a script ...
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AVConv X11Grab Issues: Unable to find a suitable output format for 'pulse'

I am running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 64-Bit, and I am attempting to use avconv to record the primary display connected to my computer (resolution of 1920x1080) using x11grab at 30 frames per second, along ...
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Flash not using PulseAudio

I'm using gstreamer with pavucontrol. When I go to www.google.com and press the 'voice search' button in either Firefox or Chrome gstreamer reports a recording device named "Chrome/Firefox ALSA." ...
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Sound not working unless starting Pulseaudio from the command line

On my system, audio settings show no available sound card. However, as soon as I start pulseaudio from the command line, everything works. Output from pulseaudio: libudev: ...
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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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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 ...