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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No audio through HDMI with Gigabyte Brix

Newbie to Ubuntu (13.10 x64 desktop) and have been trying to get audio to work on a Gibabyte Brix (GB-BXi3-4010) through HDMI but no go. If I plug into the standard headphone jack audio works no ...
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Automatically switch equalizer preset based on audio output (internal speaker or external)

The facts below come from experience with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64-bit laptop. Context/problem: bad speakers As many people know, laptop speakers have "highly unequal frequency response" as audio ...
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No audio devices after connecting bluetooth speaker

When I connect my bluetooth speaker to my pc sometimes the connection goes wrong. I hear the beeb on my speaker telling me it's connected but when i try to play audio nothing happens. When I look in ...
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Controlling the stereo output levels separately from overall volume level

I don't know why, but to get my right loudspeaker sounding equally loud as the left one, I have to set the levels in alsamixer like so: http://s18.postimg.org/91nx9ojex/alsa.png 54/100 in Headphones ...
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no sound indicator or sound settings after playing with hda-jack-retask

I was playing with hda-jack-retask (changed mic input to line out output), after I finished everything was ok, system settings showed new device in sound tab, after few restarts that what happens: In ...
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Asus Zenbook UX32VD microphone noise

Using 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all current updates and latest stable kernel (3.12.6). Also applied advices from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbookPrime - there is writing, that internal ...
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Changing volume skips audio

I have a Satelllite L75D-A7280, and while audio works for the most part, when I change volume either with a physical button or through the software audio control, the sound will skip, and for some ...
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Skype on 13.10 32 bit, mic not working

I am trying to get skype working, I'm currently running kubuntu 13.10. I can't get the mic to work during the test call. I start up the test call. Listen to the nice lady. Wait for the beep. Talk ...
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Blue Yeti not working on Xubuntu 12.04, shows up in Alsamixer

I've been having lots of issues which i've been able to fix pretty easily. This one isn't so easy. I cant use my microphone in any programs, even though it's showing up and i'm able to select it. ...
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Very choppy sound Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4 PC. When I go to system settings and click on sound, the screen keeps flashing between Analog Output and Headphones in the ...
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Terminal shows “Couldn't open audio: Couldn't open audio device or ESD connection” after launching a game and there is no sound in the game

So I tried installing a Heroes of Might and Magic 3 linux loki game version into Ubuntu 13.10 and everything is fine but I don't have sound. When I try to launch a game through a terminal it throws ...
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Headphones not detected in 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu, running 13.10 on an Alienware M14x R2. The laptop comes with a "Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller" sound card (for which I couldn't find a Linux driver). ...
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No bass in sound on Ubuntu 13.10 headphones

Most of the time jacking in my headphones and putting on music I get sound but no bass, sometimes though when booting Ubuntu it's completely fine with good sound. On booting Windows, there's no ...
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Can't find Bluetooth file

This may sound dumb, but i have searched everywhere for /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf . I cannot find it. I have tried searching and doing everything of the manner, but I cannot find it. Please help.
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How to install alsa-base and pulseaudio?

I was having a sound issue where sound settings show "dummy output" meaning it wasn't reading my audio card. I followed this instructions here, got to the "alternate" method, ran "sudo apt-get remove ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 noise on external microphone

I'm running ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. It sports an intel-hda (Realtek ALC269VC chip) sound card. It is important to note that the laptop's internal speakers / mic work well and there ...
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Sound not coming from speakers on 13.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 and my system configuration is Intel Z77SL-50 \K chipset with intel high definition audio lspci -v list following as audio device 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel ...
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Turn off audio loopback from microphone

I just set up my machine and plugged in my headset, but now I'm currently wondering how to disable the audio loopback from my microphone. I've found nearly the same question over here How do I turn ...
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Microphone Input Levels Registering, Mute Off, Loopback ON, but no sound

-I have something of an anomalous sound problem. It's with a VIA VT1708S onboard soundcard. I have removed the front panel connection in an attempt to minimise potential problems, since the jack ...
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Permissions for /dev/snd/*

I tried to setup a very minimalistic Ubuntu 13.10 System based on LXDE. I just realized that my default user has no access to the sound hardware. Digging around and comparing it to another Ubuntu box ...
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5.1 HDMI Mixed Channels, Stuttering/Choppy Audio

I've bought an Intel Core i3 4130 with a Gigabyte H87N-WIFI motherboard with the intention of creating an HTPC. I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 on a live USB and everything works except for 5.1 Surround ...
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Sound not working on ubuntu 13.10

I recently updated to Ubuntu 13.10. For 2-3 days, audio worked well and after that it stopped. I can't hear anything through my headphones or through my speakers. I tried all the possible solutions ...
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sound not working for ubuntu 13.04

I am having problems in getting the sound cards work. The sound card icon is missing on the top right of the screen. only dummy output is showing instead of the sound card. I have tried re installing ...
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How do I route the output of a single program to a mic input?

First, some context: I'm a part of a TF2 server that includes lots of micspam. I'm in the process of writing a guide on how to do this properly- namely using a media player and some form of audio ...
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Buzzing noise Xubuntu 13.10 [closed]

I'm using Xubuntu 13.10 on a Samsung Series 9 NP900X3C. Recently, I get a buzzing noise on the speakers a while after turning it on. At first I suspected hardware faults - but then I turned down the ...
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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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Sound Stops working after I close my laptop lid

My laptop's (hp envy touchsmart 15, running ubuntu 13.10) audio stops working after the laptop sleeps or if I close my laptop lid (the current setting are the on closing the lid the laptop does not go ...
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Empathy Audio calls not possible with Ubuntu 13.10 and Lenovo Thinkpad Edge e130 with i3

I tried to use Empathy for calls via XMPP and SIP. Audio and Video calls are available options if I click on a contact, for example an XMPP contact. When I try to establish a call, the call window is ...
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How can I “uncrackle” my microphone input under pulseaudio (alsa-only works)

When trying to talk on skype or record sound in audacity, the built-in microphone has a lot of crackling interferences, rendering input intelligible. When running audacity with pasuspender -- ...
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Sound problem in Kubuntu 13.10

I have a sound problem on Kubuntu 13.10 which I find rather annoying. The problem comes in two stages. By default, I cannot listen to skype. So, following a suggestion similar to this one, I added ...
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Audio without X

Crosspost from /r/linuxquestions: I am trying to convert my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop into a headless server and need everything running without X needing to start. I've gotten the partitions to mount ...
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Wine Sound Issues

So, I've had Ubuntu 13.10 on my machine for a few weeks now, and everything was perfect. I installed Wine and proceeded to play some games with it, mainly Bit Trip Runner 2. Well, one day I did a ...
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Dummy Output in Audio; nothing is working (ALSA broken?)

Problem: My audio is not working. I'm getting that "Dummy Output" in the sound settings. I've been scouring the web, but nothing I try is working. I've tried sudo alsa force-reload sudo apt-get ...
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How to run pasuspender from upstart?

I'm trying to write an upstart script for running an application which needs direct access to alsa device (Pianoteq, a piano emulator). It works if runned from console, like so: pasuspender ...
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Google Hangout and PulseAudio: how to route multiple audio sources as Hangout input?

What I would like to achieve is the capability to provide Google Hangout with an audio input virtual device that is actually the result of a merge between different audio sources. In the simplest case ...
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Asus x550L problems with Ubuntu 13.10

Problems with audio. Headphones work, but without them sound is not working. Many FN keys aren't working. The brightness levels, play buttons, etc. The brightness, if I adjust it, then I restart ...
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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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Realtime Signal Processing

I've been googling and searching for some time now, trying to figure out how to solve this, but since that didn't work out I thought I could find some help here. Basically I want to use a signal that ...
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Change global sound quality [duplicate]

I need to change Ubuntu's global audio settings specifically to 24 bit, 48000 Hz, for a certain program to run. However when I go into system settings/sound there's no way to change it. Ubuntu's a ...
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switch audio output from PA to jack, breaks audio on google-chrome

I occasionally switch audio output from the ubuntu default pulse-audio to jack. this has created several problems that I haven't managed to fix in the past (no sound from firefox ever again, then ...
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No Sound From Sonic Master Sub woofer Asus N56DP

My laptop has a special port for this sub woofer and pulse is not recognizing it. I know this has already been asked and answered for similar laptops, but their solutions included intel drivers, but ...
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Default playback audio output on Xubuntu 13.10

I recently upgraded from Xubuntu 13.04 to 13:10, and since then I have no sound when I start my PC, because it's being sent to the HDMI output (my TV). I want it to go to the Analogue output (my PC) ...
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How to upgrade Pulseaudio to the latest available version?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 (I can't upgrade right now) and I'm using pulseaudio 2.x. I have some sound issues with VLC and others and I'd like to know if I can upgrade to pulseaudio 3.x or even 4.x with ...
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My M-audio fast track c400 sound card only has 4.0 or 5.0 output, I need headphone 2.0 output

There is no choice of 2.0 output in the sound setting. In alsamixer, there is no headphone mode. But PCM1-out1,pcm1-out2....to pcm5-out5... Actually all the jacks of my sound card have sound. How ...
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Looking the modifications to disable capture for alsa driver

I wrote alsa drivers for mycard by referring dummy.c sound drivers. My card doesnt support capture functionality. I defined playback operations but not capture operations to avoid capture support. My ...
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What is the default Audacious bit depth for PulseAudio output?

I wonder what is normal Bit Depth for Audacious Player there are 16/24/32 bits available I tried them all seems fine. I use stereo output for my speakers and I wonder what bit depth be the best for ...
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loss of sound in ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Linux E6520 3.2.0-56-generic #86-Ubuntu SMP Wed Oct 23 09:20:45 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux on a Dell Latitude E6530. (This is a new machine; have run the same version of ...
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No analog audio in 13.10

I've installed 13.10 on a machine that was previously running Windows 8, and audio output isn't working out of the box. It worked fine in Windows, and the speakers work fine when hooked up to a ...
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Sound doesn't work after login in Ubuntu 12.04

I used to have 10.04 on this computer and the sound worked fine, but I reformatted and installed 12.04 and now it does not. It's odd- When the computer boots up to the login screen, it will play the ...
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How do I enable CD-in?

I have a TV card that is connected to the CD-in (JCD1) connector on my mother board. However, I could not find a setting in pavucontrol to playback the sound from that port in Ubuntu. Am I just ...