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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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 ...
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Sound not working on Gigabyte X-99 Internal Audio

I am using a Chillblast Fusion Ares X99 desktop, with a Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 5 Intel X99 motherboard, using the "Onboard High Definition Audio". The sound works with no problems in Windows 7, but no ...
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No sound on Toshiba Satellite S50D

Upgraded to ubuntu 15.04 and updated the kernel. Running uname -r prints 3.19.3-031903-generic. I've made sure alsamixer has nothing muted but the deafult card seems to be for hdmi. Not sure if ...
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No audio output devices detected in new computer build with Skylake (Z170) motherboard in 14.04

I'm guessing the problem is that my motherboard is very recent; it's a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 using the new Z170 (Skylake) chipset. The output of lspci -v shows two "Audio device" blocks, but I ...
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Buzzing Over HDMI 14.04 Build

I have a really frustrating audio issue. I'll get more exact specs/models if requested, but here's the basics: I'm running 14.04, Gigabyte Mini ATX board with an AMD A10 processor. Crucial ram and ...
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Bh-proht headset Ubuntu 14.04LTS Bluetooth Issues- 1/05/2016! Still not working! [duplicate]

01/05/2016 Greetings is their anyone out their that can explain why my Bluetooth headset does not work with any ubuntu device using pulse audio.. Still experiencing the same problem.. I have decided ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no sound neither headfones nor laptop speaker

Ubuntu 14.04 no sound neither headphones nor laptop speaker. I've no other operating system installed details attached. I've removed & reinstall the alsamixer & stuffs. I also installed ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - No sound in speakers but working on earphones

I have freshly installed Ubuntu 15.04 recently. I haven't noticed the problem but I could not play music from any of my two browsers, which are Firefox and Chrome, but I can hear sound once I have ...
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libpulse-dev version does not match libpulse version

I have been trying to install libsdl1.2-dev and have been running into an issue with one of its dependencies. When I attempt to mark libsdl1.2-dev for installation in Synaptic, fails with the error: ...
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Wireless & Audio failed with 4.2 Kernel on Alienware 17-R2

I have an Alienware 17-R2 Laptop that I installed Linux Mint and Ubuntu onto it on separate partitions alongside Windows 10. I am wondering... Q1. How do I get wireless working with the 4.2 kernel? ...
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Manually selecting audio output

I just installed Kubuntu 15.04 and I am trying to configure audio output in a usable way. Since I am using both a USB headset and speakers at my system I need to manually (only manually) switch the ...
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How to route microphone audio to a Virtual Sink I created with Pulse

I want to know how to route my audio from my microphone to the Virtual Sink. I need that for SSR because it only records one source.
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Bluetooth Headset connected, no sound

I am trying to connect the ISY IBH-2000-WH to my Lenovo y50-70 laptop. While it does connect, it doesn't output any sound. It is shown in the "output device" section of the sound settings, but it ...
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Beep command works but the bell character doesn't

After reading this answer, the beep command successfully makes a sound. http://askubuntu.com/a/168628/445574 But when I print the bell character, it doesn't make any. I've already tried: ...
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iMac 27" (Late-2012) Headphone audio not working

I cant seem to get my headphone audio working for the life of me! The speakers work just fine, but when I plug in my headphones they are recognized by the computer, but no sound comes out of them. I ...
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How to record with sox?

I would like to record some text-to-speech. Right now I pipe the audio to play so that it can be played. The command that I use to play the tts is play -q - I have tried using audio-record and ...
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How to exclude certain device from being grabbed by PulseAudio?

To cut a long story short: I have a specific case with application run in Wine. The thing is this application is not seeing my sound input device when this device is grabbed by PulseAudio. ...
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Mic Static Ubuntu 14.04

I have been looking around online and I have yet to find anything about this. I tried looking at this post on here and that never helped. Any advice would be great. I'd be down to try anything that ...
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Duplicate CyanogenMod's DSP Manager effect on Ubuntu

I have an Android phone with CyanogenMod installed. I use it to listen to music on the way home, and I prefer to listen to it with a slight bass boost. CyanogenMod comes with a built-in DSP Manager, ...
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sound card issue

I followed this link in order to install vmware workstation, after i installed vmware workstation, i lost sound. i tried by reinstalling alsa and pulse but no luck with it. sound is working with ...
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My Headphones crackles and sound dies?

This has been bothering me for a while. Mostly when my headphones have just finished playing something. I hear a crackling sound for a second and the sound dies out. I have to put my computer to sleep ...
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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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Difference between mpg123 and mpg123-alsa

On my Ubuntu machine I have both mpg123 and mpg-alsa in /usr/bin (though former is linked to /etc/alternatives/mpg123). The documentation for both just says that they read files and URLs and play ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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PulseAudio not Showing Devices/No Sound

I've been searching the help sections here and the Ubuntu forums for the last 2 days and still can not get my Audio to start working again. I'm not sure how but I booted up after work a few days ago ...
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no sound after upgrade to 15.04

hello I tried the alsamixer in the terminal and the GUI both have volume all the way up and was unmuted and I had sound before but I had to upgrade case something happened and every one said an ...
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Line-in microphone not functioning 14.04 LTS

I have a problem with my line-in microphone, it is detected by Ubuntu when plugged in, but it's audio slider only reacts when I speak into my built-in laptop microphone. Why might this be? I have ...
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losing the sound in my Laptop after running the command alsamixer

I have lost sound from my laptop since I tried this command "alsamixer" I posted this question in UBUNTU alsa-driver Package but can't get a solution. the proposition to try this command line didn't ...
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pacmd followed by list-cards shows 0 card(s) available. What does this mean?

So as of now there is no sound on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's working fine on windows. I did pacmdfollowed by list-cards and it showed 0 card(s) available. Does this mean pulse audio is not able to ...
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Why is it impossible to set audio jack connector to input?

I have got an Acer Aspire V3-371 notebook which has only a single audio jack connector. I am quite sure that it should be possible to set it to input (for recordings) as well. I have found and tried ...
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Sound problems after upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had no sound after upgrading ubuntu 12.04 LTS using sudo apt-get upgrade. In the window Sound settings there is no device through which sound can be played. Alsamixer says that this sound device ...
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Thinkpad T440s internal mic not working in Ubuntu 15.04

My internal microphone on my thinkpad t440s is not picking up any audio on Ubuntu 15.04. For reference, here is the output of lspci and my kernel I am running. philip@philip:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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Lag on pulseaudio to react to media keys

I'm using *Ubuntu 15.04 and when I start (turn on) the pc, pulse audio lags minutes to react to media keys. So, if I press the up or down volume key, the volume of the system reacts minutes later on a ...
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How to configure 2 bluetooth speakers with 2 bluetooth dongles?

I normally stream to my computer speakers and to a bluetooth speaker by using pulseaudio. So far no major problems. But then I though about connecting a second bluetooth speaker. I use the bluetooth ...
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External audio interface sometimes not recognized

I just bought and external usb audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) and tried to set it up with my laptot running Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that it behaves weirdly. Sometimes, it is recognized ...
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problem to push volume beyond 100% on Ubuntu GNOME

I made a bash script to push the volume beyond 100% in Ubuntu GNOME, to be able to start it during the boot process as my laptop's sound in Ubuntu is so weak. The script is /usr/bin/volume150.sh and ...
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Real-Time Volume Leveling & Audio Outputs

I've been looking around for something like this, but the only solution I found here only works for one output, and is very inelegant. I want something that will raise quiet sounds, lower loud ones, ...
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Where's device file of the sound card?How can I play by C

In /dev, I just find /dev/console, rather than /dev/dsp, /dev/audio, etc., which friends told me the device file of sound card in Linux. Now, I want to play music and change the volume by C in Ubuntu ...
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Blue Snowball iCE Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently purchased a Blue Snowball iCE microphone. It seems like this person and this person had success using this on earlier versions of Ubuntu. When I plug in this microphone, it's not recognized ...
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No sound in Lubuntu 14.04 but everything seems to be OK?

Following some manipulation I lost completely my sound in Lubuntu 14.04. When trying to play a file, this message is printed: $ aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav Playing WAVE ...
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Praat is not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.02

I installed Praat Speech Analyzer from Ubuntu Software Center.I wanted to record a sound by my laptop's microphone,i tried it by my headphone and earphone too.It showed that it recorded sound but when ...
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15.04 - Delays after logging off

Preparing Windows 10 arrival and refusing to let Microsoft or any other company to watch my activity, I finally also installed Ubuntu on our family computer in the leaving room after using it on my ...
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Audio devices not listed for playback

Newbie and I messed something up. I originally had sound but now I do not. When I use aplay -l I get this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 ...
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Pulseaudio Auto limiter cutting off .wav output

How to go about disabling the Auto Gain / Auto Limiter function of Pulseaudio? ..Installed old Doom series through Wine. And Timidity with proper .sf2 for MIDI.. But when any Loud .wav file transients ...
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14.04 bluetooth lag (latency, delay) and skipping

i came across: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/405294 Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback? (didn't ...
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PulseAudio & ALSA - Set ports as separate output devices

I'm trying to separate "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" into two separate devices (front panel audio and back panel audio, they are currently combined). Using a Realtek ALC887 on Kubuntu 14.04. I've ...