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 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 ...
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PulseAudio channel map at run time

Could I map (Swap) the channel at run time. I am using the ffmpeg to record the both video and audio from two logitech cam/mic and bluetooth mic. Now currently at the starting of recording bluetooth ...
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Mix stereo sound through only one speaker

I burned the right speaker of my laptop when playing some black metal. I want to mix the right output with the output of the left speaker, for all programs. I think that pulseaudio can do some here... ...
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14.04 Google Chrome Audio Playback Issues

So after about an hour trying to find a solution for this problem, I've had no luck. The issue: Audio playback in Google Chrome is way too fast/high pitched/choppy. Steps I've taken to try and fix ...
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Lost audio after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04

After the upgrade I've lost the audio output immediately: no hardware change ! With Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.13.0-24-generic (#47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014) - the audio doesn't work at ...
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Noise removal from USB soundcard

I am using the Syba USB soundcard for live audio from other audio sources like bluetooth or logitech mic. It's working perfectly, I am able to hear the live audio of bluetooth and logitech from the ...
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Folders randomly locked

I downloaded a movie using headless Deluge on my home server from the client interface on my laptop, both server and laptop run Ubuntu 14.04. The movie is downloaded into /var/lib/deluge and then ...
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No sound from laptop speakers in Ubuntu 14.04 after booting into Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537. I had installed 14.04 on it, and had no problems with the sound initially. However, like my with ethernet card, it seemed expecting to not have driver/software issues ...
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No sound + Flash speeded up after Suspend

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10. I got the problem that sometimes if I resume from suspension state I got no sound anymore as well as all flash videos are very much sped up. This problem also occurs ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTS - Poor sound quality on battery

The audio only works in high quality when I boot linux with the charger plugged in. When I boot it only on battery it lost audio quality. I have already enabled 'lfe-remixing', setted channels to 6 ...
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Toshiba Tecra A8 without audio with Ubuntu 14.04 Bug alsa

I can't hear nothing, but sometime it had worked. uname -a Linux PCIFP26 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux aplay -l **** Lista de PLAYBACK ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped working, reboot did not fix

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X52J laptop. I was watching a lecture on Google Chrome, when suddenly, all sound was lost. Throughout the PC. No sounds from Chrome (even though Chrome indicates ...
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The (un)usual sound problem, with image

I've just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. My audio was functional on windows, the card is an M-Audio Delta 2496 Audiophile; Ubuntu seems to have installed the drivers autonomously during the OS ...
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Crackling during playback with external DAC

I've been struggling with this for an entire day to no avail. Nothing I tried helped. Here's the situation: the DAC (FiiO Olympus E10) works flawlessly in Windows. in Ubuntu I get random crackling ...
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Sound keeps repeating (stuttering)

Yesterday while I was watching a YouTube video the sound started glitching. There are two kinds of glitches: The most common kind is where the sound repeats an approximately 1/4 second bit of sound ...
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...