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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Banshee, VLC, Rhythmbox, start up at zero volume

I have an annoying situation where Banshee, Rhythmbox and VLC all default to 0 volume when they start up. Pulse audio is not at 0 and adjusting pulse volume doesn't seem to affect the application ...
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PulseAudio giving way too many errors

I have been trying to get myself familiarized with PulseAudio on Ubuntu 12.0.04 Unity 2D recently. I have come across many errors while I try to start the build. W: [lt-pulseaudio] main.c: Couldn't ...
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HDMI sound working in Ubuntu 14.10 live USB, stops working after install

Configuration: AMD Kabini A4-5350 TV hooked up to onboard HDMI In the live disk version of Ubuntu 14.10 x64 HDMI sound output tests as working, and appears as the primary volume in the top right if I ...
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Pulseaudio increase volume above 100% per channel

I'm using a bash script to start kodi (aka xbmc) in Ubuntu. The script adjusts the volume per channel for my 5.1 sound system: amixer -D pulse sset Master 90% amixer -D pulse sset 'Master' ...
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hdmi audio pops 10 seconds after pressing stop on any application

I am using an ATI 4350 graphics card with HDMI cable connected to a TV. When I stop playback on any application, for example VLC, Banshee, a Firefox youtube video, 10 seconds later there is a popping ...
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“Failed to start session” after uninstalling PulseAudio

I had downloaded and installed PulseAudio, as I read that it could possibly work with 14.04; it didn't. I uninstalled it through Synaptic Package Manager, then while uninstalling, icons started to be ...
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Noise suppression of incoming audio signal in skype by pulseaudio

I use Lubuntu and I have installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol already. I have managed to fix the problem with my microphone noise by launching Skype from terminal: PULSE_PROP="filter.want=echo-cancel" ...
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No audio over display port (adaptor) - hdmi

I'm really struggling to find a solution here... I've tried installing pavucontrol, adding my user account to audio group, editing GRUB with radeon.audio=1 and still cant get audio to work. In sound ...
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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No sound on Xubuntu 14.04 on Acer C720

I installed this Xubuntu 14.04 image from HugeGreenBug and my audio stopped working after a few hours of use. I've looked at all of the posts on AskUbunut about this and tried everything from deleting ...
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No sound in xubuntu 14.10

having some curious problems with any audio playing from my new lenovo y50 laptop. I did a stock install of xubuntu as the only os on this machine. Haven't really tinkered with anything other than ...
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Sudden changes of sound input, Ubuntu 14.04

I have the built in audio board and an external USB headset. The selected sound output is stable and remain set on my selected device. But the sound input suddenly decides to switch to the built in ...
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Wireless gaming headset surround sound

I bought a Logitech c930 headset. It is wireless, has a mic, and supports dolby 7.1 surround sound. Most features, including media buttons and mic, worked out of the box. It does not, however, appear ...
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Unable to run Homeworld-sdl in ubuntu 14.04 32 bit

I have a Homeworld GOTY cd. I want to the run game in my linux pc. It is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 32 bit dual boot with Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit. I have installed the game in windows and it runs fine. As it ...
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mic input to several outputs

I'm running 14.04 I would like to take my "Mic" and make it stream to 3 virtual sound cards where I have independent control of the output levels for different applications. Is this possible and how?
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No sound from internal speakers on HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on to my HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk. The ALSA driver recognizes the sound card and I am getting good quality sound out of the headphones but no sound from the ...
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Integrated Microphone Static

Both of the internal microphones (L and R channel) in my machine record nearly pure static when recording in Audacity. Looking at the waveform, when I tap on the microphones there are very minute ...
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No sound in KUbuntu 14.10, only Dummy output device listed

My sound card is "Game Theater XP 5.1". This command: sudo alsa force-reload Gives: Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-cs46xx snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-seq-midi snd-seq-midi-event ...
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How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?

Whenever I launch hydrogen it breaks my audio in all other applications which use Pulse, for example, I can no longer play videos in Chrome after having launched Hydrogen once, until I restart my PC ...
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AMD A6-3420m APU HDMI is only able to output in stereo

I am running Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS and have tried the drivers provided in software update and the newest from amd but none give me anything but stereo output in the pulseaudio volume control. I am looking ...
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Internal microphone becomes unavailable when plugging in headset

Upon plugging in my AKG headset, PulseAudio automatically changes to the external microphone. However, my headset has no external microphone, and I want to use my laptop's internal microphone - but it ...
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(practically) No Sound in Ubuntu 14.04.01

I have this weird problem, I got no sound in Ubuntu. Only when I plug in and out the AC adapter to my laptop does a beep sound come from speakers. In this short period of time as it beeps, the other ...
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How to control speaker balance or disable one speaker?

I have a laptop with two speakers: one is blown and playing unpleasant distorted sound. How do I permanently deactivate it or control it using balance? A terminal command is preferred, I reckon. ...
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How to get better sound quality on HP g6 2331TX (Dolby Advanced Audio)

I have an HP g6 2331TX laptop with Dolby Advanced Audio. In Windows the sound quality is great and louder with the "IDT high definition audio codec" driver installed, without it the sound output is ...
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My laptop internal speakers produce no sound since installing. OS=Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. I was using Windows 8.1 beforehand and the laptop internal speakers worked just fine. But now since I have installed Ubuntu my laptop speakers produce no sound ...
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How To Properly Install pulseaudio-module-raop on Ubuntu 14.04?

After attempting to install the paprefs and pulseaudio-module-raop packages onto my Ubuntu 14.04 machine today, they broke the system's audio after rebooting. I was able to restore system audio ...
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can't play sound alert with motion software

After some hours of research, I can't get motion software [ http://www.lavrsen.dk ] to play a sound alarm when running in daemon mode. I add the user "motion" to audio and pulse-access groups, and set ...
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How to replace Lubuntu's ALSA for Pulseaudio as the default volume control?

I have Lubuntu 14.10 on a laptop, but the default ALSA does not switch to my bluetooth headphones easily. I would like to completely replace the ALSA volume control with the intuitive Pulseaudio ...
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How do I select the audio input source via command?

what I have currently set up is 2 launchers (in an XFCE panel) next to my clock: [Game] - enables loopback (need it to switch to line-in) [mic] - disables loopback (need it to switch to mic) line-in ...
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Audio distorted?

So whenever I'm playing audio wether it's youtube, music or a game I randomly get like half a second of weird really annoying distortion than it's fine for a short while...The onboard sound dosen't ...
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Sound stopped working on hdmi on 14.04

I have a Dell inspiron 15 3542 and i could never get HDMI working properly and a few days ago I finally got it working after installing intel drivers. All was working fine until today my tv wouldn't ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install - No Sound

I have a fresh install of 14.04.1 on a Asus N550J and I have no sound whatsoever. I have googled and found the original culprit was because the HDMI was set to the default output, this was solved (I ...
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14.04 lts hdmi audio is at full volume after restart

hi I need to have my volume set at 30% to avoid blowing my speakers, but when I boot it has not remembered this and plays full volume and nearly gives me a heart attack. is there anything I can do? I ...
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DAC only works when volume turned to max

I'm using a Audioengine D3 DAC with my laptop. It works, but only if I set volume to 100% using the pulseaudio volume control app. Otherwise it is just silent. At max volume, the output is much too ...
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Audio fading in and out during normal playback

The weirdest thing is happening on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when I listen to music/watch videos, or have something play back through my headphones. Currently in my system is an on-board Realtek HD Audio ...
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Slow volume fade-in when playing audio tracks

I have a system running fresh installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 When a music track starts to play, the volume is gradually increased. It takes about 2 seconds to hear anything and 3 seconds to reach full ...
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bluetooth does not appear in pulseaudio as a possible source/sink

I am trying to setup my ubuntustudio 14.04 , 64bit as a bluetooth audio sink (service a2snk in a2DP), so that I can redirect music from the android phone to the pc and from there to my speakers. I am ...
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External subwoofer not working Asus N76VM

I have installed the latest Ubuntu [14.04 LTS] on my Asus N76VM laptop. The subwoofer was not working at all at this stage. I have followed the next steps: Added in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Play sound at a given volume bypassing system volume

I want Ubuntu to play an alarm sound at a given volume (say, 100%), regardless of the current master volume setting. For instance, if master volume is at 0%, I still want my alarm to play at 100%. ...
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Headphone jack gets detected but doesn't work automatically

I have bought DELL inspiron 15 with pre installed ubuntu 12.04 with no problems.But after new updates my headphone jack gets detected but sound is played through speaker.I have to manually change to ...
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Pulseaudio recommended use

How do I accomplish basic tasks with Pulseaudio, like playing a sound? I'm finding "documentation", e.g., https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PulseAudio or http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578, and ...
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no sound in xfce4 after chrome os update

this morning, 12/14/14, i allowed chrome os to "update and shut down." on reboot, i logged into xfce4 which is my primary workspace, and i had no sound. additionally, youtube videos load but do not ...
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no sound in headphone , ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Asus X450cc. some day ago, every things work fine. To day, when i plug my headphone into computer, it does not sound although speaker work perfectly. Some body give me a solution. Thanks . ...
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pulseaudio input sound priorities

How might I set certain audio sinks as having above-normal or below-normal priority? For example: High priority: No matter what I'm doing, if Skype rings then the other sounds should mute. Low ...
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How can ensure that a certain sound card device is being used

I have edited my ~/asoundrc file, after much googling and playing, in order to configure the alsa vdownmix plugin. When I run aplay -L I see my new aliases listed. surround51:CARD=CMI8738,DEV=0 ...
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No option for 5.1 Surround through HDMI even with successful speaker-test

I recently set up a new HTPC on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the only option for audio (that works) is HDMI / DisplayPort but there is no dropdown box for 5.1 surround sound. I did a lot of digging and after ...
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Configuring Pulseaudio for receive mode

I am working on a project where I'll be sending an RTP stream to Pulseaudio by means of a custom server running on windows. The receiving pulseaudio client is a linux system. I've already ...
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Audio clips at higher volumes

I am new to ubuntu. General information: chip: Realtek ALC883 card: HDA Nvidia Currently, I am on ubuntu 12.04. I use sennheiser HD435 on it. When I play the audio at low volume, it plays smooth, ...
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How Do I Get Pulseaudio EQ As Default At Boot

I have installed pulseaudio with system-wide equalizer in Ubuntu 14.04 and it works great. So, how would I get the pulseaudio eq (FFT based equalizer on Built-in Audio Analog Stereo) to load as ...