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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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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No Way to Choose Analog BuiltIn Sound

I have other issues, but sound is my primary issue right now. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel Version 4.2.0-27-generic and a 64-bit installation. My output for aplay -L is: default ...
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How to set the PulseAudio as the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS' default audio control panel

As the title, I want to click the sound button righttop of the screen, click the last item of the droplist, then the PulseAudio panel jump out. Which means totally replace the default audio ...
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left speaker louder than right

I've tried to set volume manually using pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 200% and as of now my right speaker is very soft, to be precise, front-right is not as loud as front-left, which is proving to be ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Stopped Working After Reboot!

As the title says, my sound has stopped working after a reboot. This is a new system (one-week old hardware, fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10). Linux audio is quite complicated, and I've tried my best ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 headphones don't work

Last night I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop where I already had Windows 7. The whole installation process went fine and everything works great so far except the headphones output. When I plug my ...
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Weird audio issues on HP Dv7 6187cl

Alright, so I recently decided to get the "beats audio" (aka subwoofer) working on my laptop. It's an HP Dv7 6187cl, and boy have I had problems. I followed this guide, but had no luck getting the ...
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Pulse Audio HDMI Sound Card “configured latency”

I'm running a service that syncs audio between multiple speakers / TV's. I have PulseAudio running. Syncing works fine until I tried in on a Vizio TV, when I noticed the sound was off just enough to ...
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ALSA is not working

I am using hp pavilion g6 2221. When I installed fresh Ubuntu 15.10, my laptop speakers were working but less in sound than Windows. After update and restart they became completely silent. I installed ...
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.desktop icon sizing

I have a single question, but am trying to accomplish two things. 1.Fix an icon that suddenly went missing. 2.Create my own icons. I know that the icons are usually defined in ...
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Getting the current volume of all audio input/output devices through command line?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any command line tool that would give me the current volume of any audio input or output device given the name of that device? pacmd is only useful for setting the ...
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How to see the list of attached microphones attached to the computer?

I've bought a new microphone which I'd like to record some talks using it with the help of gstreamer. my old mic was a USB type so I could get its dev. name using pactl list | grep -A2 'Source #' | ...
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HDA Intel PCH ALC1150 No Sound Ubuntu 14.04x64

I have a new machine running a Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 motherboard with an HDA Intel PCH ALC1150 sound card. The sound card produces a slight hiss, but I receive no output from the analog line-out. ...
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How to mute, unmute and set all output and input audio devices to full volume from command line in ubuntu?

I have seen many questions throughout online, but I could only set the volumes of input and output audio devices that are selected as default in the sound settings of Ubuntu system. These commands ...
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USB sound card regognized as stereo instead Digital SPDIF passtrhough

I bought a USB sound card which is based on CM6206 chip. And it shows as CM106 like device on Ubuntu volume control. There's a optical out that works well with Windows, after installing drivers. ...
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How do I stream Stereo Mix Audio?

I have seen many people asking how to record Stereo Mix alongside microphone using programs like audacity, but is there a way to stream it somewhere? I.E. Omegle or Chatroulette? Long story short, ...
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My microphone has an extra channel full of random noise, how do I disable the extra channel?

My microphone works just fine in Windows 10. When I try to use Google Hangouts in Ubuntu I am almost completely inaudible over the random noise from my mic. Google Hangouts automatically changes my ...
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Stuck in a login loop after trying to remove pulse Audio

So I was playing Rocket League via PlayOnLinux but the audio was really weird and crackling. After looking it up, it was an issue with ALSA conflicting with Pulse Audio. I followed a tutorial to ...
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How to setup surround sound with Trust gxt 340 7.1 surround sound USB headset

So, I recently got a Trust GXT 340 7.1 surround sound headset for christmas. As I have switched from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 14.04(Xubuntu 14.04 to be precise) I cant get my surround sound to work. I ...
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Sound Issue with Ubuntu [closed]

No audio output is showing up in system settings for audio, and system won't play audio either. Tried removing and reinstalling pulseaudio so far, any ideas?
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Can't use Built-in Audio Analog Stereo

I am on Ubuntu Server 15.10, When I plug in my headphones to either the front of my case or directly into the motherboard in the back, I don't even get static feedback when I plug it in, yet I know ...
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15.1 Cant detect an audio output device

I have just installed 15.1 onto an Acer e5-522g, but Ubuntu cannot detect any audio output device. AlsaMixer seems to only show this too: Alsadisplay Which really doesn’t look right. The only ...
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Why does apache2 not start correctly after installing PulseAudio?

Recently I installed PulseAudio (which for the record, has been nothing but trouble. I can't get it rid of it without losing unity-command-centre!!!). Prior to installing it, Apache 2.4 would run ...
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Ubuntu Studio 15.10: ALSA disable surround

I am running Ubuntu Studio 15.10 with an external M-Audio Fast Track c600 USB interface, which has 8 input and 8 output channels. The card is properly recognized and "sounds" with non Pro Audio ...
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How to mix system audio and voice

Running Xubuntu 14.04LTS. I'm planning to have a Karaoke party with a few friends online. I suggested them raidcall (on an XP VM for me) since it can stream my mic input + system audio, but they would ...
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Sound devices dissapeared after installing pulseaudio-equaliser

I still have sound but i have no control over volume. Sound icon from taskbar is gone also.After removing pulseaudio-equaliser and pulseaudio -k everything is back on track. Any idea why and how can i ...
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Motorola s305 problem with A2DP

When I connect my bluetooth headset Motorola s305 to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS it very often is connected not with A2DP profile but as HSP/HFP with a low quality sound output. Every time I need to go to All ...
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Usb mic isn't working in an Ubuntu 14.04.3 live session

Issue: Recently, I created a bootable, persistent usb with Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When I boot into a live session, (try Ubuntu feature) my usb mic (blue snowball) doesn't work. I can't get any sound ...
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How to change default audio output

I periodically switch between wanting all of my sound routed through a bluetooth speaker and a USB DAC. Whenever I switch, I can manually change the output location of each application I use ...
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How to save/download an audio/sound file from internet? (not from Youtube)

I cannot figure out how to download a sound file (public radio show) from the Internet. I am using Firefox with Ubuntu 14.04. Do you by any chance have experience grabbing non-Youtube sound files (not ...
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How to record desktop screen with audio in ubuntu?

I have seen this question here The answers given here is to install record my desktop. I have installed it but it does not work. It gives a error message just after selecting the screen area. Also I ...
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set gmediarender to use program volume not master with pulseaudio

when i have my Sabre USB DAC (PCM2702) connected, BubbleUPNP sends the volume commands and they are received yet gmrender does not change the volume correctly its known that PCM2702 has issues with ...
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Fix audio glitches with Intel HDA Realtek 887-VD

I've just self-build a beefy new desktop, with a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 mobo, intel i7-4790K, 16GB RAM. I am using the on-board sound hardware intel HDA (Realtek ALC887-VD) for audio output. I'm running ...
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what else can i try to get sound working in 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 on an old PC and the sound has never worked. I tried all of the tips in the link below since my "play sound through" also just says "dummy out". ...
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iPhone 6 as Bluetooth A2DP Source in 15.10

I've tried connecting my iPhone 6 as a bluetooth A2DP source (i.e. stream music from it) to my Ubuntu 15.10 laptop (a Dell Latitude E6440), but I can't get it to show up under "Choose a device for ...
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Ubuntu Problem with sound

I'm having this problem in Ubuntu Mate. Sometimes when I start my computer I have no sound. Start spotify Play random track Sometimes I have sound. If not, closing and reopening spotify sometimes ...
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Pulseaudio microphone

I am using Pulseaudio to stream audio between two PCs running Ubuntu, with one set as sender and the other as receiver. I want to be able to stream microphone data whenever i start Pulseaudio, but if ...
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How to keep volume above 100% on other desktop environments?

On Ubuntu in the pulseaudio control panel there is a small check-box that allows the user to increase the max output from 100% to 150% permanently as long as the box is checked. Ubuntu is the only ...
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How can I stream audio from Android to Ubuntu over USB

Android supports using the USB port as an audio output so I wanted to connect it to my USB port and have a new audio input on Ubuntu. I know this can be done using bluetooth or with a multimedia ...
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Soundcard treats my mono mic as a stereo input - and as a result I only get half the volume

I have a Mackie Onyx Blackjack audio interface, which has two mono microphone inputs. Pulseaudio detects the two mono inputs as a stereo input, mapping microphone 1 to the left channel and microphone ...
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Headphones disable auto-hibernate

I want to prevent my Bose Soundlink 2 headphones from hibernating. The headphones will hibernate when I use them in the headset mode even if music is played or I use them in Skype. So it doesn't ...
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Microphone settings reset after a while

I usually use Skype for communicate. Sometimes microphone settings reset for Skype. I have to open PulseAudio volume control and set again input from "HP webcam HD 3310 analog stereo" instead of ...
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Sound stopped suddenly in Ubuntu 12.04 and no sound card detected

I am using dell vostro 15 laptop (3000) series and have installed ubuntu 12.04 in it. Sound was working well before my last login. But when I started laptop, sound stopped playing and in sound ...
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ChucK creating no sound

I am new to Chuck, but the whole idea, especially the on-the-fly modification of the code, fascinates me. Unfortunately I can't make it run on my Ubuntu OS. I use pulseaudio for my sounds and ...
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No system event sounds on 14.04 LTS

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS onto a new SSD and most things are working fine. One irritation is no sound for system events, although sound works for iPlayer/YouTube or stand-alone files ...
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How do I have my internal microphone and headphones be used simultaneously under PulseAudio?

I just wiped my hard drive and installed a fresh copy of Ubuntu! I got it all warm and cozy, but then I found out about how my microphone did not work in Ubuntu when I have my headphones plugged in, ...
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How to set default audio device at boot?

I need to set Analogue Output (currently selected manually) as default audio device as the system starts up. I have pulse audio installed. Please let me know if there is any file which I need to edit ...
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Autoconnect bluetooth headset

I'm on Ubuntu 15.10, using as far as I can tell the stock bluetooth app etc. I've got a a pair of bluetooth headphones that I've paired and that work when connected. It's just that if I turn the ...
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Control ALSA Volume on unity-control-center sound (not Pulse Audio)

I just managed to disable Pulse Audio to get free of its (frustrating) re-sampling feature. Everything is good with ALSA, except for I have to rely on alsamixer for volume control. Is there a way to ...