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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bluetooth headset connects but not showing in sound settings

I was able to listen with my BT headset, but suddenly, one day, it disappeared from sound settings forever! I've even re-paired my headset (and its connected already) but it doesn't have any options ...
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No voice on front headphone port.

I have a strange problem. It just happen recently, when I accidentally unplug my headphone. But I unplugged it before and nothing happen. Basically now, when I use my headphone through front jack, ...
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Speakers and headset not working

I need help. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and my volume mixer goes up, but, when I'm playing a Popular Smash-Hit game called Minecraft, I get no sound on either device, which are my speakers and my ...
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Unable to record from USB sound card line-in connector

I've been googling and struggling with this for a while but haven't been able to make this work. I bought a USB sound card (Encore ENMAB 8-CM) to record from its line-in connector. I'm not sure which ...
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Ugly noises randomly from certain applications (pulsing static, and watery noise)

I'm getting random problems with the sound on my desktop PC. I'm running it through HDMI on my NVidia card but also have Optical and Analogue connections on the motherboard which I am not using (and ...
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Fix slow motion sound

I have just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware (Windows 8 as host). The problem is that when I try to watch a video on Youtube, both video and sound are slow motion. It also happens when I try to listen ...
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How to change the volume of left channel using pulseaudio

I am recording the video using logitech camera and bluetooth microphone. Logitech can used for recording both audio and video. When I turn on bluetooth microphone in the middle of recording, it is ...
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iMac Late 2013 Audio Cirrus Logic CS4206 Issues

I have just switched from OSX to Xubuntu 14.04 on my iMac Late 2013. I've got everything running smooth, except for my freakin' audio card. It works occasionally for a few minutes and then it just ...
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JBL bluetooth speakers play no sound, a2dp off?

I have JBL bluetooth speakers like this one. With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Gnome) I get it to pair with my pc, either with gnome-bluez or blueman, but I am unable to reproduce any sound. I stumbled upon ...
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Set default pulseaudio volume

When I reboot, the volume on the PulseAudio sinks is set to 100%. I know how to change the volume using pactl set-sink-volume, but that is only set temporarily. I could write a script that is run at ...
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M-Audio Delta starts up at wrong sample rate

When the PC starts my M-Audio Delta 66 is using 48000kHz sampling rate when it is set for 44100 in Envy24. This causes audio to play slower than it should. This is in Kubuntu 14.04 on my new PC using ...
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Can pulseaudio be used with port audio?

My question may not make sense and I will try to articulate it better. I want to use this command with port audio: gst-launch pulsesrc ! pulsesink. I use a program called fldigi and it is a ...
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A2DP on PulseAudio - terrible choppy/skipping audio

I have paired my Bluetooth headset with my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with a Bluetooth chip inside: lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 003 Device 003: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for ...
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Audio applications not playing on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch, overwriting 13.10. Ever since then, I haven't been able to play audio in most desktop media applications: Spotify, Rhythmbox, Pithos, Banshee...all of ...
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PulseAudio unable to detect Bluetooth Headset

I am able to successfully pair with my bluetooth headset (Motorola S305), and connect to Audio Sink. However, it does not show up in PulseAudio (in any way I ask it), and I can't switch the audio ...
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how can I get sound back in pulseaudio ubuntu 12.04

I have the indication of audio from looking at pulseaudio volume control,output device because the bars at the bottom move when YouTube plays a video. I have been looking for weeks, please help me ...
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Audio suddenly stopped, pulseaudio reinstall has not helped? (14.04)[SOLVED]

My audio suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04 whilst I was playing something off Youtube. I restarted and purged pulseaudio and alsa, reinstalled both and pulseaudio-equaliser as well (which I ...
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how to record sound via headphone in audacity

i have tried recording sound via headphone but i cant get it done not only that but while using skype my voice is not audible to the person whom i am talking but i can hear his voice i think it is ...
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How to use webrtc acoustic echo canceller AEC with PulseAudio

I tried to install pulseaudio-5.0 but when I use ./configure I found that the echo canceller webrtc is disabled while the speex andrian aec are enabled!! This is the message : Enable udev: ...
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Is it possible to stream audio via Bluetooth from Ubuntu to Ubuntu/Debian?

I resuscitated an 14 years old pc with a very good audio set and made a stereo of it. Via Bluez+Pulse I can stream music from my Android phone to this PC easily. My Ubuntu laptop is paired and ...
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Sound in Chrome

Hi (I am a complete novice in all this!), I run the latest version of Xubuntu on a small HTPC. I recently began having problems with sound. All the sites I could find on the internet kept saying ...
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How to re-read pulseaudio client configuration without rebooting?

I use to modify from time to time the configuration of /etc/pulseaudio/client.conf for commmenting or not that option: default-server = 192.168.0.10 That server is another Ubuntu and is connected to ...
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gstreamer pulseaudio echo cancellation

I'm implementing a voip application using gstreamer, i use the example of the rtp in the plugin-good! i want to implement echo cancellation, i couldn't use the speex echo canceller with gstreamer ...
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Why is PulseAudio used in Ubuntu instead of plain old ALSA? [duplicate]

PulseAudio seems like just an extra layer on top of ALSA. What features does it add to the system? What are some reasons for users not to remove it and just use ALSA?
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pulseaudio, suspended

pulseaudio not working pulaseaudio seems to be working, but no sound. after totally deleting audio and spending a week trying to fix it, i have concluded that i am lost. ubuntu version 12.04 aplay -l ...
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Audio stopped working after running 'sudo startx'

In Kubuntu 14.04 my /tmp partition filled up and my display went blank. I logged in over ssh and ran sudo startx and I got a KDE session. In retrospect, perhaps that wasn't the wisest decision, but ...
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Sound Devices Detected but Audio Isn't Working

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on a system with two detected audio devices (specifically, an HP Envy 810-160), but the sound for the system isn't working properly. From what I can see in ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...
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HDMI is not displayed in the “Sound” settings on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need some assistance, I have 2 laptops, a Toshiba and a DELL XPS M1330, the problem is using my DELL laptop, when I use the HDMI cable to use the TV as monitor the display works fine however the ...
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Lost all sound in Xubuntu 14.04

The other day, all sound in my Xubuntu 14.04 installation suddenly stopped working. I first tried this: rm -r ~/.config/pulse pulseaudio --kill Which was suggested here, but it didn't do the trick. ...
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send music to upnp device from PC

I have a new Arcam AirDAC (http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,rSeries,Wireless-DACs,airdac.htm) attached to my stereo which has upnp support. I would like to send audio from my 14.04 PC to the box ...
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internal microphone difficulty, after multiple various attempts, no success

I am currently running 14.04 on a brand new Asus K550L, and I can't get the internal microphone to work. I've tried messing with ALSA, the sound section of system settings, pulseaudio volume control, ...
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How do I redirect input from one sound card to output on another sound card?

I have a TV card with its sound output connected to the CD-in of my mainboard's built-in sound card. There is also a USB sound device connected to my machine. Now I want to play the sound from the TV ...
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Volume Control not showing in Ubuntu 14.04 Unity Top Panel

For some reason volume control widget is not showing on my Ubuntu 14.04 panel. I reinstalled alsa and something else, because my sound broke. Now I can't get my audio control panel to display on Unity ...
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No sound on classic headphone but mic works Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I am using a Dell Vostro 1014 running with Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Internal speaker front left alone is working. When I plug classic headset no sound but microphone in the headset is working. Below is ...
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Surround sound woes with 14.04

I have intel onboard audio and am trying to get surround sound working over the digital coax spdif port. I followed these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio ...
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Cannot find sound settings menu in Ubuntu 14.04 after removing pulseaudio

I cannot get any audio out of my speakers but the headphones work fine in Ubuntu 14.04. You can find my question about that here. Therefore I followed the instructions online and removed and ...
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PulseAudio automatically loads default loopback module after I load one

I am trying to stream audio from a Bluetooth source to a Bluetooth sink. I connect the devices, get confirmation that their modules are loaded in PulseAudio, then I load the loopback module. The ...
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Get logitech audio device sink name

I am using the logitech mic for recording the audio. I am able to find the device name using the following command: pactl list short sources | grep "alsa_input.usb" | awk '{ print $2 }' op: ...
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How do I enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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How to make pulseaudio and ubuntu detect the same audio device as alsa driver

I use Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and I use gnome-shell on my laptop. I have a Bose companion 5 (which is basically a USB sound system) and a HDMI port, both does work perfectly when I just boot with the cable ...
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Can't set HDMI audio as default device

I've got a new laptop with an Nvidia GT750M graphics chip, and can't seem to get HDMI audio output working. An option for 'HDMI/DisplayPort' audio output is in my sound menu, but no test sounds will ...
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Logitech headset 350 working half of the time

Sometimes my Logitech headset works fine for about half an hour, after that it ll just put my sound level to 0 and the device won't show up again in the sound settings.(most of the time I retry to ...
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Tinny sound on Lenovo U510

I want to ask, how can I tweak my sounds from speakers. It now sounds so tinny, like the sound comes from a tin can. In Windows, I don't have any problems with it, but in Ubuntu it sounds just awful. ...
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No audio through speakers but headphones work fine

1I recently bought a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled and eveything works fine with it. But I'm planning to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and when I boot from a USB stick, ...
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Logitech headset USB not working properly on Kubuntu 14.04

I have a Logitech USB Headset. It worked fine on Kubuntu 13.04, 64 bits, but not on Kubuntu 14.04, 64 bits. When I plug in the headset, Kmix does not show it on the master channel window (Right click ...
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Sound jumping between speakers and headphones when volume is high

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, but had this problem on previous versions of Ubuntu. When the volume is higher than 45% and I am playing music the sound switches between head phones and speakers, but there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in headphone mode (no sound through speakers)

The basic symptom I was having is that sound was not working in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I had recently used the front headphone jack, and after unplugging the headphones, I noticed in the sound ...
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automatically switch to newly-connected devices

I am using pulseaudio, I want to switch the logitech mic and bluetooth devices to each other when one of these are connected. I am getting the command for that: load-module module-switch-on-connect ...
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Change channel of pulseaudio default device [duplicate]

I am using pulseaudio. I have set the Bluetooth as default device, it set perfectly but I wanted to change the channel of that default device. Can I change the channel of default device to right only ...