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 setup JACK and PulseAudio to work at the same time but in different outputs

I have been reading about JACK audio because I want to test Rosegarden. In the way I saw this : Telling JACK which device to use To tell JACK to use the RME Hammerfall DSP, you would typically ...
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Trouble outputing audio CHROME/FIREFOX

I am having trouble using the headphone jack on Ubuntu 15.10 in a iMac. I have sound output coming from the OS and from the test inside sound control panel, but not from browsers and some apps. I can ...
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KDE 5 - How to easily switch between audio outputs?

I currently have KDE 5 Plasma installed which I like a lot. However, it is not possible to easily switch between Audio outputs from One Soundcard (SPDIF and analog) like it was possible in Unity. Is ...
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How to enable Sidetone Ubuntu 14.04

So I've done a bit of digging, and it seems like no one seems to care about sidetone. Which is a little bleak as it's super useful. I've seen a fix for Logitech G930 over here : How do I enable ...
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White noise ubuntu 15.10

So the white noise problem again. I tried a few fix that I could found over the Internet but nothing worked so far. Followed this and this. Running realtek ACL1150 on an ASUS motherboard. I'm running ...
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Mic Audio Peaks At Low Volume Logitech G430

So I initially bought the G430 headset for recording purposes around last October. I noticed that the audio from the mic would peak at very low volume making it difficult to record commentary without ...
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Installed Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Sound Problem, try everything on the internet

Hi, I'm noob like super Noob but i wouldn't ask without trying anything out there first and i have tried the sudo alsa-force-reload Not working I have tried changing the default output as well, ...
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No Sound Card Detected

I have been unable to play any sound on my dell XPS L502x. I have tried a lot of things suggested on this site and others but in vain. My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. Here is the output of ...
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Sound troubleshooting - Ubuntu desktop 14.04

I'm getting no sound on a fresh install of Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I already tried to reinstall alsamixer and pulse audio but nothing good happened. Now I can't even type "alsamixer" on a Terminal to ...
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Pulseaudio crashing when I select digital 5.1

I'm having problems with pulseaudio and a USB soundcard. I'm trying to connect the Optical output on my Sweex SC016 (shows as 'CM106 Like Sound Device') to my surround sound system. I can get the ...
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Ubuntu 15.1: Unknown Display; Proprietary driver fails to boot; No Audio

I am running ubuntu 15.10 on my computer with a Radeon R7 260x Everything was running perfectly fine, until, after a repartition went bad, I had to re-install ubuntu. Since the reinstall, I am having ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 x64, wine x32, pulseaudio - no sound

I have ubuntu 15.10 x64 and wine x32 (playonlinux). No any sound in games (try hearthstone, C&C and etc). Try this http://oldwiki.winehq.org/WineAndPulseaudio, but zero effect. How I can fix it? ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Skype CPU Usage High

When I use talking & screen sharing on Skype in Ubuntu-14.04 , my Skype CPU usage is higher than 100 percent.
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The sound on many of my games crackles and sounds distorted

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, https://www....
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pacmd - udev rule for moving inputs to different sink during playback

newbie here. I want to be able to switch to HDMI audio output by plugging in the HDMI cable during playback. I have followed the advice given here: How to change pulseaudio sink with "pacmd set-...
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Audio almost silent on one user account but OK on another

In some user accounts, audio is OK. In others, it silent, or else barely audible if you put your ear to the laptop case. Here is what the volume control looks like in the OK accounts. In the not-...
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PulseAudio has only Dummy Output on bootup, has to be sudo pkill'ed to work

The title pretty much says it all. Pulse doesn't detect my onboard sound (Intel HDA), and either only has Dummy Output or HDMI sound (which I don't use). If I sudo pkill pulseaudio, everything works ...
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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in ubuntu 15.10 they do not work (work only as headphone). System don't ...
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Removing a Pulseaudio Module from autostart [Ubuntu 14.04]

So recently I have installed the Pulseaudio Equalizer. And when I removed it the ladspa module was still starting up in pavucontrol. Any idea on how to remove it from startup? I checked in the default....
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Pulseaudio on root usermode

I need to enable sound on root user mode, I am on Ubuntu 12.04 when I login as root I can see the volume control is disabled, I searched and found that pulse audio wont work on root user mode, but I ...
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PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection refused

I get this error after installing new updates. This is the output of VLC: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0x2100668] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server ...
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Stream audio using Pulseaudio server using ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have a desktop and a laptop running desktop ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use my desktop to stream audio to my laptop. I installed paprefs on both machines. I also installed pavucontrol on both ...
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How can I fix having to type alsa force-reload after each startup?

A while ago, I made some large update to my 15.10 that caused the sound to not work, such as in the question: No sound after startup, have to alsa force-reload. The accepted answer links to this ...
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Pulseaudio process is not starting

I have an issue with pulseaudio after replacing the motherboard the process is not starting can't even get to Sound Settings. The sound is working though I asume using alsa currently. How do I get it ...
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Surround sound with Pulseaduio

So, I got a 7.1 surround sound headset(USB) and whenever I go to pavucontrol I dont see a profile for 7.1 or 5.1 surround sound. Can anyone help me?
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How to set up sound to get E-AC-3 audio output?

My laptop needs to have some E-AC-3 (or Dolby Digital Plus) option enabled to provide a pleasant sound. I got this from Windows : there is a Dolby Digital Plus option in sound settings that ends in ...
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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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No Way to Choose Analog BuiltIn Sound

I have other issues, but sound is my primary issue right now. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel Version 4.2.0-27-generic and a 64-bit installation. My output for aplay -L is: default Playback/...
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How to set the PulseAudio as the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS' default audio control panel

As the title, I want to click the sound button righttop of the screen, click the last item of the droplist, then the PulseAudio panel jump out. Which means totally replace the default audio ...
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left speaker louder than right

I've tried to set volume manually using pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 200% and as of now my right speaker is very soft, to be precise, front-right is not as loud as front-left, which is proving to be ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each reboot....
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Stopped Working After Reboot!

As the title says, my sound has stopped working after a reboot. This is a new system (one-week old hardware, fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10). Linux audio is quite complicated, and I've tried my best ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 headphones don't work

Last night I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop where I already had Windows 7. The whole installation process went fine and everything works great so far except the headphones output. When I plug my ...
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Weird audio issues on HP Dv7 6187cl

Alright, so I recently decided to get the "beats audio" (aka subwoofer) working on my laptop. It's an HP Dv7 6187cl, and boy have I had problems. I followed this guide, but had no luck getting the ...
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Pulse Audio HDMI Sound Card “configured latency”

I'm running a service that syncs audio between multiple speakers / TV's. I have PulseAudio running. Syncing works fine until I tried in on a Vizio TV, when I noticed the sound was off just enough to ...
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ALSA is not working

I am using hp pavilion g6 2221. When I installed fresh Ubuntu 15.10, my laptop speakers were working but less in sound than Windows. After update and restart they became completely silent. I installed ...
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.desktop icon sizing

I have a single question, but am trying to accomplish two things. 1.Fix an icon that suddenly went missing. 2.Create my own icons. I know that the icons are usually defined in /usr/share/applications/...
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Getting the current volume of all audio input/output devices through command line?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any command line tool that would give me the current volume of any audio input or output device given the name of that device? pacmd is only useful for setting the ...
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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 ...