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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Adding applications section under “Sound” as an indicator

May i learn any way to achieve that via a GUI indicator and have a sound mixer for each of the applications (such as spotify and skype) to set the volume differently?? Think the section shown on ...
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5.1 soundcard does not have master volume

I just switched from Win 7 to Xubuntu. I have Terratec Aureon 5.1 pci -soundcard(http://www.terratec.de/details.php?artnr=10063#.VnRJzl6xVhE) The problem I'm having is quite strange, I can play ...
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After login, desktop hangs for ~20s before showing Unity. Bootchart suggests pactl. Help?

After I log in to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, I see my desktop background for approximately 20 seconds before the actual Unity desktop loads. I installed bootchart and that suggests that the problem is ...
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Volume control greyed out, sound working but I don't have control over the volume

After executing the following to remove the startup beat sound sudo sh -c "echo '[com.canonical.unity-greeter]' >> /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/50_unity-greeter.gschema.override; echo ...
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VMware tools re-installation, “Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio.”

Had the real-time / no-glitch mode enabled in Pulseaudio, as part of installation of some music creation / DAW tools on Lubuntu, running inside VMware Workstation. Recently, I upgraded VMware ...
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15.10 - Sound doesn't work, no sound devices after update restart

I clicked on a normal system update and it asked me to reboot my computer, so I did. After the reboot, there's no sound. Mute/unmute button doesn't do anything (even the notification for volume ...
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Ubuntu with Kodi — how do I suspend based on audio output?

Ok, I am running Ubuntu 15.04 with Kodi 15.2 as an HTPC. I have always had problems with suspend and hibernate due to the fact that it appears that the two systems' power management cause some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 popping sound on boot/resume

Have a Dell Studio 15 laptop running 14.04 since it's release and some time ago it developed a loud pop from speakers at the login screen. Apart from that, everything worked. Searched and tried many ...
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How can I record the sound I hear from my soundcard's “Line In”?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 soundcard. When I plug a 3.5mm into the "Line In" on the soundcard, I can hear the sound coming out of my computer speakers. However, the ...
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How can I change the standard audio output device?

I use the pulseaudio-equalizer to improve my audio output. If I only use my laptop with its own loudspeakers I don't have any problems, the equalizer adjusts the sound and sends it to the ...
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No audio whatsoever after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am extremely new to Linux as a whole, but am picking up fast. After my first Linux install (Ubuntu 14.04), the only problem I have encountered so far is the lack of audio. I have tried previous ...
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assign analog microphone to chrome with pulseaudio

When I assign "Internal Analog" to Chrome in pavucontrol I also get strange awful sounding feedback from whatever audio is playing, even if no actual microphone is plugged in. Very strange. But when I ...
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Ubuntu running on a Acer Chromebook does not detect standard audio output, but does have HDMI out

I'm running on an Acer Chromebook 11. I flashed it with SeaBios and set up Ubuntu (as xubuntu w/ lxde) as the ONLY operating system. That is to say, I am NOT using chrubuntu. Ubuntu has a direct link ...
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Configure pulseaudio server through terminal

I have a machine running Xbian with pulseaudio installed. Setting up pulseaudio server and client using paprefs works perfectly on my ubuntu machines but on Xbian i dont have that option. In both ...
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Onboard audio chipset (VIA VT2020) not working in 14.04 using latest kernel (3.13.0-71)

I have a strange problem. My onboard audio chipset (VIA VT2020) has suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04. I am running the latest updates and kernel 3.13.0-71. It was running fine until a couple ...
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mic stopped working for some applications

I have a very strange issue with my microphone. I was playing around with an external USB sound card (it didn't end up working with ubuntu, but that's not what I'm asking about). When I unplugged ...
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How to get to a perfect jackd configuration that works trouble-free and out of the box?

While working on a PPA to provide binaries for Sonic Pi, the users of the PPA binaries keep stumbling over jackd. How to make things easier for them? Sonic Pi is an educational music tool that ...
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Chrome and Firefox not playing audio but system does

Last weekish my Chrome, Chromium and Firefox stopped playing any audio, wether it be from an <audio>, <video> or flash player. System tests play audio fine. I am suspecting Chrome and ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 - Manage Multiple Audio Outputs

I have been unsuccessful finding a solution to this, but if this is already answered somewhere I apologize for creating a duplicate post. I am currently using Kubuntu 15.10 and have been able to use ...
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sound problem when installing r7 240 graphics card

I've came upon a problem when I installed my new r7 240 graphics card. Installing the card went perfectly. However, now I can't hear any sound whatsoever when I plug my audio jack into the the mother ...
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No sound through headphones but works for internal speakers

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p. I'm not entirely sure what happened but my sound decided to go out for my headphones. The sound also went out for my speakers but in the process of fixing it, sound now ...
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Sound not working in ubuntu 12.04

i have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 . Everything is working fine instead of sound. Please help me with this.
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Pulse Audio play Line in

I'm using ubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to set up sound so that my mic is going to skype and line in is played on headset.
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Cannot select output device from sound indicator

Using 15.04 on a Lenovo Flex 14, new install. Chrome had no sound,while FF and chrome did. to get it working, sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound then sudo apt-get ...
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Sound misconfiguration after kubuntu upgrade

I've got some trouble with sound configuration on Kubuntu 15.10 (since I've upgraded from 15.04) with a USB external sound card (ESI U46XL). Since 15.10 upgrade, I completely miss the lower part of ...
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Automatically switching output audio device on 14.04 [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 and I recently bought a Schiit Fulla USB DAC/Amp. I want Ubuntu to automatically switch audio output to this device when I plug it in as opposed to me having to manually set it ...
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Poor sound Quality - Looking for assistance

The sound quality since I changed over to Ubuntu 14.04.3 is terrible but over all the past week, suing ubuntu has been awesome, only the sound quality sucks. I managed to get a semi ok sound but it is ...
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No options in the “play sound through” box of sound settings

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, and I'm an absolute Linux novice, so I apologize in advance for that. My sound isn't working. The sound isn't muted. In sound settings there is nothing showing up in the ...
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Audacity hangs when using audio drivers other than JACK

I have the latest Audacity version (2.1.1), yet it doesn't matter what version I use, because I've had the same problem since I first installed it months ago. Audacity has major issues when I use any ...
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14.04 cannot output sounds to hdmi audio device

My dell XPS 13 2015 with Ubuntu 14.04 is connected to an HDMI device via a displayPort -> HDMI adapter. The picture appears fine on the HDMI monitor but I cannot select it as my output audio device. ...
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Pulseaudio eating my cpu while watching YouTube or using webcam

I cannot use my webcam or watch youtube without static or the frustrating "stuttering" after about 10 to 15 minutes of use. I opened my system monitor and notice the pulseaudio is using at least 50% ...
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Make a new notification with sound icon and bar

Probably this question has already been answered somewhere, but I could not find it. The situation: I am on Ubuntu 15.10, on a laptop. I have a secondary bluetooth speakers system, on which I ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Pulseaudio pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover initiallization failure

I had a problem with the bluetooth module, the conecctión of the device is correct but when I try to use the Bluetooth device is not in pulseaudio options so I can not use it even though it is ...
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Play audio from another device from input port

I have a Xubuntu 15.10 desktop computer set up to really good speakers. In the back I have a 3.5 mm line in port. I already know how to record incoming audio with pulse audio changing the default ...
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Repair non-functional system sounds?

I have an issues after the latest update to Ubuntu 15.04. My computer no longer plays the 'system-ready' sound on boot up. /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="system-ready" It also does not make any ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 laptop no sound

I just installed kubuntu 15.10 on my laptop (spectre x360) and I'm having trouble with the sound. No sound is played through the speakers nor the headphones. It seems a number of people have/had the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound card detected and no alsamixer (no such file or directory)

I have installed updates from software center. The audio worked that day. Next day when I logged in there was this no sound issue. At this point of time, the voulme levels of alsamixer in terminal ...
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How to permanently start kodi with ALSA?

Im New to ubuntu and found out that pulseaudio dosent support HD audio passthrough. Found a code that starts kodi from the terminal with ALSA and then I get passthrough and dTS hd aND true hd. But is ...
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Bluetooth Audio Lag and Out of syc

Am using Ubuntu 15.04 , i have a bluetooth speaker Blurock2 . it was working fine until recently. there is Lag and sometime audio is out of sync with video. Especial after pressing Pause or Skipping ...
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Pulseaudio startup script location in Ubuntu 15.10

I am wondering how the pulseaudio is being started in Ubuntu 15.10. I read it is not recommended to run it in system mode, so it should be ran in user mode and it is being started by ...
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Pulseaudio does not detect analog speakers, only HDMI output possible

Asus Z87-Pro (onboard Sound ALC1150), Ubuntu 15.10, Gnome3. $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDMI HDA Intel HDMI at 0xefd34000 irq 34 1 [PCH ...
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Microphone not working correctly on Lenovo B50

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a brand new Lenovo B50. Everything works fine except for the built-in microphone. I found a partial solution here: ...
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Intel NUC - No sound at all

I've been looking through other posts here and the answers haven't helped me. The sound isn't working over HDMI nor over headphones. I have tried to install the alsa-hda-dkms packages and always get ...
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How can i play music from my mobile through pc and make calls and talk from pc connected via bluetooth or USB

I have used Android notifier for notification on Ubuntu from my android mobile. I have also tried blueman for playing music in PC from mobile (but not working now. Not getting the audio output in pc). ...
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Mine imperfect way to get “BLUETOOTH headset auto connect ”(Still need help) [duplicate]

/etc/pulse/default.pa # automatically switch to newly-connected devices load-module module-switch-on-connect that actually works well from what I experienced but the problem is: the first about one ...
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No headphone sound (or poor quality) with Ubuntu 14.04 and Intel PCH sound card

I am dual-booting Windows + Linux on Alienware. The sound works perfectly on Windows 10, but does not work (often no sound, or bad sound quality) on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried looking at the alsamixer and ...
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No sound after 14.10 -> 15.04 -> 15.10 upgrade

I've upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04 and then directly to 15.10. I have a TV connected to the computer via HDMI cable. The sound was working ok after the upgrade but after using the TV and coming back ...
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Sound driver for HP Pavilion

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have an HP Pavilion 14-v016tx laptop with beatsAudio. The sound works but horrible quality. I ran the command: sudo lshw -C multimedia Result: *-multimedia:0 ...
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PulseAudio Recording Permanent setting

I am trying to record Mic and system sound together thought pulesaudio for that I have created 2 loopback modules in pulseaudio and set one loopback to builtin and another to monitor,the problem is ...
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Change sound output from command line

I have written a script that changes my display output from DVI (my monitor) to HDMI (my TV) by using xrandr. In this script, I would also like to change my audio output from analog line out to HDMI. ...