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 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?

EDIT: I still have this problem as of 6/20/2016 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 ...
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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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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". http://itsfoss.com/fix-...
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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 ...
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No audio coming from speakers in Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome

No audio coming from speakers (in my notebook), but audio comes out from headphones (with a 3.5mm connector). I already tried to uninstall and reinstall AlsaMixer and PulseAudio, but it didn't work. ...
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Sound lost from HDMI out when no screen connected

My Intel Computestick (with Ubuntu 14.04) is connected to my Marantz AV Surround Receiver SR7009, which in turn is connected to my projector. If I start the computestick with the projector is off, the ...
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Plantronics Gamecom 780 will not play sound

I am a extreme noob to linux, so excuse me if the answer to this question is super simple. I have tried changing the sound card in audio mixer to Playback: Plantronics GameCom 780 Analog Stereo, no ...
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Sound card not detected

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on new computer. I have soundcard integrated in motherboard MSI B150M Pro-vd but my sound card is not detected. How do I get configs/drivers to get it to work. aplay -l: ...
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PulseAudio built system wide not mapping correctly

We are attempting to set up an RTP connection between two linux boxes. On both boxes we have pulled the newest pulseAudio code from the git repo, and have successfully installed it system wide on both ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. first it wasnt working for Wifi Drivers then after asking here i sorted that out now Sound Drivers arent working properly. already tried Solution and this ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no sound output on speaker

Dear fellow Ubuntu users, As a Ubuntu newbie, a couple years ago, I tried tweaking some things with audio and mic jacks. I wanted to use the mic jack for audio. I then installed a piece of software ...
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How to get pulse sound level

I'm using simple keyboard shortcuts to adjust sound level on my fluxbox 123 :Exec amixer sset Master,0 5+ 122 :Exec amixer sset Master,0 5- However I'd like to add some notification (notify-send) ...
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Pulse Audio Configuration with Remote: Controlling Playback vs. Output Device

I've gone through less than a dozen installations of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and Mint, all 15.10, and have noticed what seems to be a random selection of what the OS decides for the remote to ...
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How to get surround sound on Ubuntu Studio 15.10

I have an Ubuntu Studio 15.10 system on a MSI MS-7788 motherboard (Intel i5, 4 cores, 64-bits, PCU), with an integrated sound card: 'Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High ...
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Why is there less sound volume in Ubuntu / Linux Mint when compared to Windows?

Sound is much lower in Ubuntu / Linux Mint when compared to that of Windows 7. Am I supposed to increase the volume above 100%? I am using the Realtek inbuilt audio; NOT the Creative Soundblaster. ...
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Lack of Audio 14.04

So, my problems began with a complete lack of audio. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and had a similar problem as this post, so I followed the instructions posted in the solution. After restarting my ...
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sound from speakers & headset at the same time

My build in audio plays sounds for both headset and speakers, the automute control does not do anything, even so is there. I have try changing the alsa and some other stuff like gnome-alsamixer.