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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Reducing audio delay from redirecting input to output

I tried using the solution presented in a related question for redirecting my audio input to my output, but the problem is that there's a very noticeable lag. It's especially obvious to me because I ...
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Unable to use built-in mic on Lenovo Thinkpad x300 due to regression bug from 1 year ago [closed]

I'm using a LiveUSB of Ubuntu 10.10 to see if this bug I reported in Aug 2009 has been fixed. Sadly, it seems like it has not. This is what I did to test: I booted with a Ubuntu 10.10 LiveUSB, I ...
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No sound after resuming from suspend?

When my system gets to suspension while the song being played, and got resumed from the suspension, I found my Rhythmbox player running but no sound coming even from the system. I had to suspend it ...
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crackling audio with Pulseaudio

This is a problem that I have been experiencing for a while now (since 9.10); before that I used a beta driver from Creative (I have a SB X-Fi on my Dell XPS 710), and even though, I have to compile ...
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Rhythmbox Plays Static

Rhythmbox works fine, but sometimes certain tracks won't be played; sometimes when certain tracks are played all I hear is static/cracking sound with basically no sound at all. If I restart rhythmbox ...
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How to temporarily disable PulseAudio?

Just wondering if there a way to temporarily disable PulseAudio as I am trying to run a specific Wine game (Left 4 Dead 2) and it makes the game crash occasionally. If I kill the process it ...
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Autoconnecting Bluetooth Devices

Is there a way to set the Bluetooth in Ubuntu to autoconnect to devices it is paired to when it is turned on. Furthermore, is there a way to automatically change the sound output to a Bluetooth ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Pulseaudio? [closed]

I'm not here to criticize pulseaudio, but I find it immature and unnecessary. It eats system resources, causes confusions, and complicates the system by adding an extra layer without seemingly clear ...
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Sound over HDMI not working any more after waking up from suspend

So far, suspending to ram and waking up from it works. My laptop's external display (connected via HDMI) works, too. However, what doesn't work is the sound, which works before suspending, of course. ...
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How can I replace pulseaudio with alsa?

I was wondering if there was an easy way of replacing pulseaudio with alsa. Pulseaudio is the biggest problem I am currently having with Ubuntu and I really want these problems to end.
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Lost audio after upgrading from 10.04 to 10.10

Just did an upgrade on my laptop from 10.04 to 10.10, and audio doesn't work at all anymore. I have the indicator applet, and it seems like everything is working fine. I've even tried installing ...
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Pulseaudio playing surround through headset

I am using xubuntu 10.04, and I am having issues with the sound. First things just sounded strange, then I figured out that I am actually getting the surround left and surround right sound in my ...
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How to clone audio output?

I have two sets of speakers: one is set of stereo loudspeakers with a subwoofer (not 2.1, just a sub with a low-pass filter) and the other is a set of stereo speakers with a headphone jack, used ...
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Java and ALSA problems [closed]

I'm trying to use a Java-based application that requires sound in Ubuntu 10.04 using sun-java from partner repos . However, the sound is way too fast. It seems like a chipmunk got into my speakers. :) ...
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Mixxx will not recognize all inputs and outputs on NI Audio 4DJ soundcard [closed]

I can't seem to select the two different inputs (4 channels) and two outputs (4 Channels) on this soundcard. Ubuntu/Mixxx only seems to recognize one input (2 channels) and every time I select the one ...
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Start a second X session with different resolution and sound

I have two screens hooked together with twinview. Some applications treat it as one big 3840*1200 panel but that's pretty undesirable in first person shooters as your sights end up in the gap between ...
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Jack and pulseaudio

I want to run pulseaudio from startup to deal with system sounds etc and be able to run jack from qjackctl for use with audio applications (LMMS, ardour, rosegarden etc) I'm having issues when i start ...
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How can I make a program (using SDL) built on Ubuntu work on other systems?

I'm writing a program that uses OpenAL. When I link against it (I'm using CMake), it also links against libpulse - PulseAudio. This results in the binary not working on other systems. Can I somehow ...
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How can I use pulseaudio over ssh?

I'd like to listen to music on my home server from work. Both are Ubuntu boxes running pulseaudio. It seems from researching that applications communicate to the PA server via TCP on port 4317, so I ...
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How do I stream music to my AirTunes?

I have used PulseAudio, but it sometimes works, sometimes it does not... Also my Rhythmbox doesn't play the songs sometimes and just hangs there paused. Is there a more stable option to stream and ...
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Sound applet has dissappeared

I recently removed and reinstalled pulseaudio and now I can't get my sound applet back on my panel. Any ideas how to get it back?
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Sound, stopping between multiple programs

I fiddled about with pulseaudio, I think in my config files. Now i can't play 2 things one after each other from 1 window ton another. E.g. on Rhythmbox when i listen to a song then switch to youtube, ...