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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Laptop Surround Sound Speakers

I have a Gigabye G3-Plus laptop, and it comes with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. But on Ubuntu 14.04 it only plays through 2 speakers instead of all 5.1. When I try to change the settings in sound it ...
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Cannot play audio in two places on ubuntu 15.04

When I have vlc open firefox crashes when playing media, like youtube videos. similarly when firefox is open, vlc gives me an error message when trying to play media. Why is this and how can I fix it? ...
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VLC does not stop after exiting

I am having a problem with vlc on xubuntu 15.04, which is vlc sometimes does not exit after I pressed the close button on the window. Still after closing the window, the vlc icon is still on the ...
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headphones problem: internal speakers are working fine,but when heaphones are plugged in Iam only able to hear background sound vocals are not clear

I have dual booted system on my dell 3537 with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in windows both internal speakers and headphones are fine but in Ubuntu headphones are not working please need a help ...
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How to get 5.1 surround with Ubuntu + GTX 950 + Logitech Z906?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a EVGA GeForce GTX 950 and the official drivers installed from nVidia (version 352.41 for Linux x64). I run one HDMI cable to this box which outputs video (via another ...
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Sound problem with headphones(Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; Lenovo G710)

Intro: I have Windows 8.1 on my laptop(Lenovo g170) have no problems with sound. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Have bought new headphones. There was some problems in both systems(Windows and Linux). ...
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Microphone not recording anything

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Optiplex 780. I tried recording using inbuilt mic, and also with a line mic in both front and rear panels. When I go to System Settings -> Sound, I can see ...
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Capturing ONLY desktop audio with ffmpeg

I want to know how can I only capture desktop audio (means no mic!). I am using this command: $ ffmpeg -f x11grab -s 1360x768 -r 30 -i :0.0 -preset ultrafast ~/Videos/out.mp4 ffmpeg version ...
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Is the line-input volume control linear-taper or audio-taper?

The input-volume sound GUI slider appears to be a linear-taper instead of an audio-taper (aka: logarithmic scale). If I adjust the volume to adjust the input gain level it is very, very sensitive. It ...
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Unable to locate Sony RF811RK Bluetooth headphones on Ubuntu 15.04

So I have just went out today and bought these wireless headphones and a bluetooth adapter dongle however when I go into the bluetooth settings in Ubuntu it can't find the headphones to pair with. ...
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HP pavilion15 beatsaudio Realtek ALC3227 no subwoofer

My question. I found many tutorials on many forums to solve "the" HP beatsaudio sufwoofer problem. like: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/17sov5/howto_beats_audio_hp_laptop_speakers_on/ Most ...
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Remember which audio device to use for which application?

I have a Python program which uses OpenAL for audio. I'd like the audio coming from that program to be heard from HDMI speakers, not built-in speakers. I can use Pavucontrol (Pulseaudio GUI) to ...
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JACK and PulseAudio multiple sinks

I successfully configured PulseAudio to run ontop of JACK by following this surprisingly easy description. Now I wonder if there is a way (at first I was certain of it) to have multiple sinks between ...
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Problems with bluethoot headseton Kunbutu.

I have a bluetooth headset and i'm trying make him work. First of all I had installed ubuntu studio but seems to me that blues dont work at all,so i changed to kubuntu and i installed all ubuntu ...
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Kubuntu 14.04, KDE system settings no longer gives me control over pulseaudio

Under Device Preference in 'Audio and video settings' in kde system settings i now only have 1 "device" which is "PulseAudio Sound Server", previously i had 3 devices, 1 was my microsoft lifechat ...
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ubuntu 15.04 no sound

there is no sound on my desktop and my Chassis Information are: Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 22 bytes Chassis Information Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Type: Desktop Lock: Not ...
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Pulseaudio with locked channels don't work so well with media keys

I got pulseaudio set to lock left and right channel together on the output device, but if I change volume with my media keys rapidly, the channels go out of sync, leaving one louder than the other. Is ...
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Using LADSPA Plugins to have a noise gate to my microphone

I am want to apply a noise gate to my microphone. But I dont know why. I see that LADSPA Plugins can do that but i dont know how to set them up. If someone can help me with LADSPA or has a different ...
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Bose Soundlink Mini II - how do I output high-quality sound?

I have a Bose Soundlink Mini that works well - I can pair it with Kubuntu (14.10) and set it as an audio playback device for videos in Phonon. Sounds great. :) Just purchased a Soundlink Mini II and ...
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Bluetooth headset connecting but showing up in settings

I have a Belkin Soundstream for connecting to my speakers. I want to connect to is so I enable bluetooth in settings and pair with it. (It is recognized as a bluetooth headset). When everything is ...
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“Jack audio server could not be started” in QJackCtl

I have been trying to start the JACK audio server in QJackCtl, but I get the message: DBUS: Jack server could not be started. Sorry So the symptoms of my problem are exactly the same as in this ...
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Replace corrupt package with other version

My pulseaudio sound system is corrupt, as I can see because I installed a wired repository before, which has replaced some libraries. So I erased pulseaudio from my system, to reinstall it afterwards. ...
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Pulseaudio per application volume for module-combine-sink

I have two stereo sound cards and I'd like to create virtual 4.0 sink to use 4-channel audio. I'm using following pulseaudio configuration: load-module module-alsa-sink sink_name=output1 ...
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How to rename pulseaudio device?

Is there any way of renaming pulseaudio server devices to something readable?
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Sound not working; no devices show up; only for my user

earlier today I tried to make my Asus SonicMaster subwoofer work on my laptop, and succeeded. However, that was after some trial and error of messing around with some sound settings. The issue now, is ...
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How to setup pulsaudio to stream to other pc? [duplicate]

I have two identical machines running ubuntu 15.04. I want to stream audio from one machine to the other. I have followed this thread to setup my client and server. How to stream music over the ...
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looking to show the numeric value in frequency in hertz when a midi note is played

I'm making a video tutorial playing a midi piano roll and would like to have it show the numeric value in frequency of each note played in real-time does a software like this exist in linux. I'm ...
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Can't install pulseaudio on lubuntu 14.04 (for no sound in skype)

This is not a duplicate, none of the solutions offered here could solve my problem. Basically, what happens is: ***@***:~$ sudo aptitude install pulseaudio [sudo] password for *** : The following ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 audio recording noise

I have an HDA Intel PCH card (as reported by alsamixer). Whenever the microphone is used (e.g. for Skype), it captures a lot of noise. I have tried to make an audio capture using audacity and it seems ...
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No sound after installing update 14.04 LTS

Running 14.04 on an Intel NUC with HDMI output to home theater (no built in speakers). Previous to most recent update everything was fine. Now I get no sound. I followed the advice on all the ...
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ubuntu 14.04 pulseaudio automatically module loading

i would like pulseaudio to automatically load a module named module-bluetooth-discover, rather then executing pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover each time after the system boots. i removed ...
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Headphone virtualisation?

I have PulseAudio insalled and am using the equaliser - I am on a laptop. Is there any headphone virtualisation option too? I have this option in Windows, but I can't find this same option in Ubuntu. ...
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Bluetooth headset with poor sound quality on Ubuntu

I've bought a Philips SHB4000 headset (phone+mic) wireless (bluetooth) and It has a good quality when I pear it with my phone or PC Windows but when I pear it with the same PC on Ubuntu (14.10 64 ...
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LUbuntu no sound from OpenAL

I have a Panda3D program running on LUbuntu using the OpenAL lib for the sounds. I have PulseAudio installed. Sound works fine on other apps. But the sounds in this program which uses OpenAL gives no ...
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Sound problem |Internal Speakers recognized as headphones

I have a laptop running Lubuntu 15.04. The problem is that my internal speakers are treated as headphones, and the volume of them is controlled by headphones bar at alsa. So if I plug headphones and ...
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Sound cuts out intermittently on all sound players EXCEPT Spotify

I have been running XBMC successfully for years on the same PC. I moved house and the PC seems to have suffered: Whereas XBMC used to play properly and predictably, it now cuts out intermittently as ...
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choppy/poppy audio via HDMI (ALSA/pulseaudio)

Followup problem to this: Lubuntu 14.04 no sound, can't install pulseaudio Using LUbuntu 14.04. Installed pulseaudio. Headphone audio is clear, choppy/poppy audio via HDMI.
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Lubuntu 14.04 no sound, can't install pulseaudio

I have two PCs I've installed LUbuntu 14.04 on. On one sound is fine and pulseaudio was installed during the OS installation. On the other pulseaudio is missing, and there is no sound at all, not from ...
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How can I use surround sound with a micophone on pulse audio?

So I'm using pulse audio with a pci sound card and it's recognising it fine and all. However, when I choose the analogue stereo option, it just does not output any sound when this option is selected. ...
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Is Skype 4.2 still supported on Linux?

I am currently using Skype 4.2 but I cannot sign in to the Skype network. (Internet connection is OK and so is the password). And since I'm using Ubuntu without PulseAudio (it doesn't support my ...
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Can't adjust sound for internal sound card anymore

Weird problem just appeared. I'm on x64 15.04, Lenovo T410, with driver snd_hda_intel and my sound does not work anymore, in the sense that the indicator on top is greyed out, and has an "x" next to ...
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ubuntu mate no sound intel hda

I've purchased an older netbook from asus: EeePC x101CH with an intel HDA sound chip. I installed ubuntu mate 15.04 and tried already several things to get te sound working, but to no avail. I already ...
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HP Envy m6 Subwoofer Beats Audio not working

I have an HP Envy m6-n010dx.Running Elementary(Ubuntu 14.04)This is an AMD based model,which includes Beats Audio in the form of 2 speakers and an integrated subwoofer. It uses Realtek ALC3241 sound ...
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Audio breaks on virtual machine overnight

At work I use Ubuntu (14.04) in a virtual machine. Upon boot, if I plug my headphones in and attempt to play music through either Mopidy of Spotify, it plays just fine. At the end of the day I unplug ...
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Digital/Analog Sound Issue in Ubuntu 15.04

I've done two fresh installs of Ubuntu because of the following problem, and it's still there. It's driving me up the wall! Straight from the off, there was no sound being output from Ubuntu. I ...
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Sound has disappeared on my account, works perfectly on Guest Session

So my sound has been working perfectly until I installed the Pulse Audio Equalizer, which was working for a bit, and then when I came back to my laptop, my Spotify app was giving me errors. I then ...
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Bluetooth Headphones Audio Timeout

I recently purchased an Insignia bluetooth usb adapter, and I was able to get it working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have the bluez library installed from they synaptic manager (bluez 4.101-0ubuntu13.1). ...
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Left speaker stopped working after I solved no sound bug

I had the very common no sound bug on Ubuntu 14.04 that I managed to solve. The bug consisted in having no sound at all on internal speakers. When sound came back, it only worked on the right speaker. ...
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Empia EasyCap Audio issue

Can someone help me with fixing the audio issue with Empia EasyCap? I have seen the thread here(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1642985) but their solution does not seem to work for me. ...
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Does OSS make your mic sound better than in pulse?

I was wondering if I would get better mic quality with OSS that with Pulse. With Pulse, I get static noise. I even bought a new mic and it is still there. So will OSS kinda fix it or make it a bit ...