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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Automatically switching output audio device on 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I recently bought a Schiit Fulla USB DAC/Amp. I want Ubuntu to automatically switch audio output to this device when I plug it in as opposed to me having to manually set it ...
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Poor sound Quality - Looking for assistance

The sound quality since I changed over to Ubuntu 14.04.3 is terrible but over all the past week, suing ubuntu has been awesome, only the sound quality sucks. I managed to get a semi ok sound but it is ...
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No options in the “play sound through” box of sound settings

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, and I'm an absolute Linux novice, so I apologize in advance for that. My sound isn't working. The sound isn't muted. In sound settings there is nothing showing up in the ...
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Audacity hangs when using audio drivers other than JACK

I have the latest Audacity version (2.1.1), yet it doesn't matter what version I use, because I've had the same problem since I first installed it months ago. Audacity has major issues when I use any ...
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14.04 cannot output sounds to hdmi audio device

My dell XPS 13 2015 with Ubuntu 14.04 is connected to an HDMI device via a displayPort -> HDMI adapter. The picture appears fine on the HDMI monitor but I cannot select it as my output audio device. ...
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Pulseaudio eating my cpu while watching YouTube or using webcam

I cannot use my webcam or watch youtube without static or the frustrating "stuttering" after about 10 to 15 minutes of use. I opened my system monitor and notice the pulseaudio is using at least 50% ...
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Make a new notification with sound icon and bar

Probably this question has already been answered somewhere, but I could not find it. The situation: I am on Ubuntu 15.10, on a laptop. I have a secondary bluetooth speakers system, on which I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Pulseaudio pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover initiallization failure

I had a problem with the bluetooth module, the conecctión of the device is correct but when I try to use the Bluetooth device is not in pulseaudio options so I can not use it even though it is ...
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Play audio from another device from input port

I have a Xubuntu 15.10 desktop computer set up to really good speakers. In the back I have a 3.5 mm line in port. I already know how to record incoming audio with pulse audio changing the default ...
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Repair non-functional system sounds?

I have an issues after the latest update to Ubuntu 15.04. My computer no longer plays the 'system-ready' sound on boot up. /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="system-ready" It also does not make any ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 laptop no sound

I just installed kubuntu 15.10 on my laptop (spectre x360) and I'm having trouble with the sound. No sound is played through the speakers nor the headphones. It seems a number of people have/had the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound card detected and no alsamixer (no such file or directory)

I have installed updates from software center. The audio worked that day. Next day when I logged in there was this no sound issue. At this point of time, the voulme levels of alsamixer in terminal ...
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How to permanently start kodi with ALSA?

Im New to ubuntu and found out that pulseaudio dosent support HD audio passthrough. Found a code that starts kodi from the terminal with ALSA and then I get passthrough and dTS hd aND true hd. But is ...
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Bluetooth Audio Lag and Out of syc

Am using Ubuntu 15.04 , i have a bluetooth speaker Blurock2 . it was working fine until recently. there is Lag and sometime audio is out of sync with video. Especial after pressing Pause or Skipping ...
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Pulseaudio startup script location in Ubuntu 15.10

I am wondering how the pulseaudio is being started in Ubuntu 15.10. I read it is not recommended to run it in system mode, so it should be ran in user mode and it is being started by ...
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Pulseaudio does not detect analog speakers, only HDMI output possible

Asus Z87-Pro (onboard Sound ALC1150), Ubuntu 15.10, Gnome3. $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDMI HDA Intel HDMI at 0xefd34000 irq 34 1 [PCH ...
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Microphone not working correctly on Lenovo B50

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a brand new Lenovo B50. Everything works fine except for the built-in microphone. I found a partial solution here: ...
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Intel NUC - No sound at all

I've been looking through other posts here and the answers haven't helped me. The sound isn't working over HDMI nor over headphones. I have tried to install the alsa-hda-dkms packages and always get ...
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How can i play music from my mobile through pc and make calls and talk from pc connected via bluetooth or USB

I have used Android notifier for notification on Ubuntu from my android mobile. I have also tried blueman for playing music in PC from mobile (but not working now. Not getting the audio output in pc). ...
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Mine imperfect way to get “BLUETOOTH headset auto connect ”(Still need help) [duplicate]

/etc/pulse/default.pa # automatically switch to newly-connected devices load-module module-switch-on-connect that actually works well from what I experienced but the problem is: the first about one ...
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No headphone sound (or poor quality) with Ubuntu 14.04 and Intel PCH sound card

I am dual-booting Windows + Linux on Alienware. The sound works perfectly on Windows 10, but does not work (often no sound, or bad sound quality) on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried looking at the alsamixer and ...
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No sound after 14.10 -> 15.04 -> 15.10 upgrade

I've upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and then directly to 15.10. I have a TV connected to the computer via HDMI cable. The sound was working ok after the upgrade but after using the TV and coming back ...
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Sound driver for HP Pavilion

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have an HP Pavilion 14-v016tx laptop with beatsAudio. The sound works but horrible quality. I ran the command: sudo lshw -C multimedia Result: *-multimedia:0 ...
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PulseAudio Recording Permanent setting

I am trying to record Mic and system sound together thought pulesaudio for that I have created 2 loopback modules in pulseaudio and set one loopback to builtin and another to monitor,the problem is ...
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Change sound output from command line

I have written a script that changes my display output from DVI (my monitor) to HDMI (my TV) by using xrandr. In this script, I would also like to change my audio output from analog line out to HDMI. ...
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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop

I need some help, My laptop sound does not works but when i am plug-in my headphone audio are play. I am also checked that my audio sound card works properly. So teel me that how to check my headphone ...
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What are the options for audio equalizers in Ubuntu 15.10?

I have looked around but only found discontinued projects. What audio equalizers are able to be used in 15.10.
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control volume using python script

I can control volume using this command through terminal amixer -D pulse sset Master 0% . My question that how can I do the same thing using python script.
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HP ENVYDV7-7273CA - Audio driver Ubuntu 14.04Lts - problem

Hi im new on the ubuntu desktop migratin from win8, i already have soun with de HDA-JackRetask but i dont make work the totally soun from my notebook hp, im edit the conf like another post: Go to ...
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Fn sound keys not working on Lenovo G50-45 Lubuntu 15.10

I just installed Willy Werewolf release of Lubuntu and the Fn Volume+ and Volume- and Mute keys are not working. On Elementary os they worked without pressing the Fn button. Brightness keys work ...
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How to connect to a pulseaudio sound server

I have a computer that has an excellent sound card and output. I also have one that has a faulty sound card, faulty output, and at times no sound output. I have setup the computer with the quality ...
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PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10

I am having trouble connecting my bluetooth speakers with a fresh 15.10 install. The speakers are connected however they are not listed as available audio device. I tried to load the bluetooth ...
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How to disable microphone volume auto adjustment in Cisco Webex

I am using Cisco Webex for the online meetings, the problem is that the microphone volume automatically goes to maximum and I just can't decrease it. Is there any way to solve this problem? Any help ...
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Speaker noise when browser loading pages

I notice it most in my browser, but it happens in other programs too. When my browser is doing anything, like loading a page, mouse-over a link, scrolling, etc., I get speaker crackling. It's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound will not work

for some reason my sound just wont work, i have tried everything from reinstalling and restarting alsa to downloading new drivers, ive even reinstalled ubuntu 3 times. ive made sure nothing is muted ...
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Recording of training video call

Ubuntu 15.04 (soon to be 15.10). we will be doing some video conferencing training calls soon and would like to record them. I believe this can be done using Pulse Audio Control and ...
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Cant hear duolingo

On my desktop, I have headphones. Sites like facebook, and youtube play just fine, meaning audio works. I started duolingo on my laptop at home, with Ubuntu also. Where on my laptop it works fine. ...
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Roland Quad-capture doesn't works

All audio tracks and videos don't start playing. It shows in pavucontrol as QUAD-CAPTURE Analog Surround 4.0, and I can select it as fallback audio output.
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sound output selection - set output device to default

tried looking for this but only seen people ask for the opposite of what im looking for. I am trying to set my speakers as default for all audio sources, currently i can set each application to use ...
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sound is gone, when i tried fix one error

i used this tutorial to fix my problem with this error in wineALSA lib pcm.c:7843:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred but now when i restart computer sound gone.. I tried to delete pulse folder in ...
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Bad audio quality — MSi GP60 2QF

So, after a while of having my new MSi GP60 2QF laptop running Windows, I was really missing Ubuntu. I ended up installing 14.04.3 and was very happy with it, until I noticed that the audio quality is ...
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USB Audio Interface not showing device in list for Pulseaudio

There are a lot of questions around this, I must have gone though about 10 to see what's wrong. I have a Behringer FCA610 usb audio interface that I use as my primary card. In Ubuntu 14.10, I simply ...
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Sound issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently replaced my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything works great except that I'm unable to play sound through my headphones. It worked well in Windows but now it won't. Here is a ...
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Play music to bluetooth, but system sounds to internal speakers

When I connect my Bluetooth speakers, all audio goes to bluetooth. I would like only music to be routed to the bluetooth speakers, but all other audio from the system (alarms, skype, audio in ...
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Problem recording audio from a crontab-launched script

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine running on VM workstation 11, with a host machine of windows 8.1. In the VM I am playing a flash-based radio station and trying to record the audio. The script ...
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How to run Loki's port of Simcity 3000 on kubuntu 15.10 with sound on?

So I installed simcity 3000 on kubuntu 15.10 beta 2 successfully with all the patches needed to make it run on such a recent distro. However, I can't get the sound to run. Since the game still uses ...
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Selecting A2DP changes nothing, what's a working conf file?

Xubuntu 14.04.3 Thinkpad t450s Mpow Swift headset $ bluetoothd -v 4.101 $ pulseaudio -v 4.0 A2DP was working (after following other threads to tweak the /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf file). I was able ...
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Volume Control Icon Not Affecting Volume But “Pulseaudio Volume Control” App Does

In the below screenshot, the upper right speaker icon is not functioning as a volume control but the "Volume Control" application window works. Keyboard shortcuts for volume control are routed to the ...
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Bugs since last update (Ubuntu 15.04 - oct 6 2015): no more sound device

I made the last update as usually, but after the reboot, I noticed a bug. No sound anymore I figured there was no output in the speaker nor in the headset In the system setting panel / sound tab, ...
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Laptop Surround Sound Speakers

I have a Gigabye G3-Plus laptop, and it comes with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. But on Ubuntu 14.04 it only plays through 2 speakers instead of all 5.1. When I try to change the settings in sound it ...