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 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 ...
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Volume indicator is missing from the notification area of the Panel [duplicate]

I have already uninstalled PulseAudio because of the audio bug, though in the end I did not change anything and therefore I removed it and the volume indicator from the Panel. Now I reinstalled ...
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After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 I have no sound from my speakers

When i updated from 14.04 to 14.10, everything worked fine, except my sound. I have no volume button in my status bar. when i go to sound, the interface is glitched and the only audio output says ...
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MPD with pulseaudio

I have recently made a clean install of Ubuntu 14.10 and once again I am left with trouble with MPD. I think I had managed to fix it last time, but I am not sure how. My issue is to be able to use an ...
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Audigy LS sound card plays static or white noise on Dell 9100 with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am upgrading and old Dell 9100 that came with a Dell (OEM) Audigy LS sound card and Windows XP. Everything is working OK except the sound. When you try to play a sound, all you get is static or ...
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My Sound Card Stopped Working - Message: Dummy Output

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and suddenly my sound stopped working! When I go to sound settings appears that my sound card is a dummy output - just like that! Use a Dell Latitude 3440 without HDMI and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 no audio, Dummy output , model lenovo z570 codec Realtek ALC272

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec output: Codec: Realtek ALC272 Codec: Intel CougarPoint HDMI laptop Model: Lenovo z570 "HD-Audio-Models.txt" contains ALC662/663/272 ...
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How to reduce streaming Pulseaudio output using Rygel?

I followed this procedure to stream my Pulseaudio output into a dlna device (A Samsung TV) with Rygel : https://wiki.gnome.org/Projects/Rygel/Pulseaudio It's working, but, I have a latency around 40 ...
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No volume control after joining PulseAudio with Jack

I have installed and configured jackd server following the Fedora's Integrating PulseAudio with JACK tutorial. The integration was successful. But now I'm not able to controll PulseAudio's volume ...
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Pulseaudio acting strange with X11

I don't know what could be causing this, and all research I have done has come up blank. But when I try to play a sound from any app, the sound will not play until I switch virtual terminals, but I ...
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PulseAudio: Module Initialization Module

I'm trying to connect my phone via bluetooth to my PC. But I'm unable to load the module-bluetooth-discover in pactl. I have pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed. Also all of the bluetooth modules ...
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Apply LADSPA plugin to input (microphone)

Similar to How can I apply a LADSPA plugin to a PulseAudio stream?, but I'm trying to apply the plugins to my source, not a sink. Basically, I want other people to hear my voice with plugins applied ...
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ubuntu stream microphone to dlna in near real time

I want to use 14.04 to stream LineIn or microphone out to my cinema-theather, I used this tips: ...
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Updated audio mixer for 14.04+

Is there any advanced audio mixer where I can have more control of my microphones (audio input)? There's almost no options on alsamixer and the default pulseaudio mixer. Also, I can only see stereo ...
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Windows (Realtek) Stereo Mixer in Linux?

On Windows there is a virtual device - Stereo mixer that mixes all system sounds in a single virtual input device. And in all the programs you can choose this instead of the microphone mixer. This is ...
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Microphone not working?

I am new to ubuntu and have recently installed the latest version instead of windows. I installed skype and the microphne seemed to not be working... So I checked settings and the built in mic on my ...
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Icecast2 streams microphone input instead of sound card output

I'm trying to set up my laptop (14.04 32 bit) to broadcast the music it is playing (using Clementine) to my local wireless network. That way I can listen to my music everywhere on this network using ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus laptop - dual boot

I have an Asus N551jk. I have dual boot on it. Sound works on Windows 8.1, but not on Ubuntu 14.10. More precise sometimes it works, but various events like a simple reboot, can make it not work ...
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Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 no sound in stereo Kubuntu 14.10

With this card I have no sound in stereo mode. In Pavucontrol I can see there is signal, but I can't hear any sound. I need this, because if I'm using 4.0 or higher there is no microphone. I tried all ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04

This may be a possible dublicate... Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100% I can't change my volume anymore using Fn+Left/Right on the Keyboard (MSI GS70) But all ...
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How to use ubuntu as a bluetooth headset to the mobile phone?

I know how to connect bluetooth headset to Ubuntu, so I can e.g. speak with Skype remotely. Now I have the opposite question: How to turn Ubuntu into a sophisticated headset, that can record both ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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Wha't kind of model I've to add in my alsa-base.conf file

I've several problem with my sound card as : No sound when the HDMI is plugged, External SubWofer and the laptop speaker didn't switch off when I plugged headphone. It's an ASUS N550LF with 14.04 ...
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Jack not working with usb Microphone

I have a usb microphone that works with alsa but when I set it up for jack in Audacity nothing is being recorded I've tried each of the settings/options for the microphone in jack and both options in ...
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How to limit maximum volume on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to change what Ubuntu considers to be 100% volume? I want the current 50% volume to be the maximum volume.
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USB headset mic not working, but output is working

Neither my built in mic, nor my usb headset mic is working. I'm trying to get the headset one to work now because the headset is detected, it just won't let me speak into the headset I seriously ...
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Alsa, internal mic on macbook works sometimes

I've had my internal microphone working twice. I'm using simplescreenrecorder, and the internal microphone was working when the input options were set to alsa and [default] default source. So I had it ...
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Pulseaudio: Sound but no pickup

I am trying to get audio recording with pavucontrol working. Problem is I can hear the sounds playing just fine, but the pickup-bar in pavucontrol is not picking up the sound, hence no recording is ...
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possible to route audio to two soundcards in ubuntu 12.04?

Wondering if it is at all possible to route one audio stream from an application to two different hardware sources? I have 2 sound cards. Using Ubuntu 12.04
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“Failed to open audio output” error when trying to send audio from mpd to pulseaudio

When I try to play mpd through pulseaudio, mpd.log reports: pulse_output: Failed to enable "Pink ROCKI" [pulse]: pa_context_connect() has failed: Connection refused Pulse seems to be working ...
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USB MIDI keyboard Akai LPK, jackd

I got Akai LPK25 and I am trying to make it working on my Ubuntu. I tried to follow a tutorial http://terokarvinen.com/2014/usb-midi-keyboard-on-linux-akai-lpk25-professional, but when I run ...
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Airplay sink no longer visible in pulseaudio

I'm trying to send audio over airplay (RAOP) from Ubuntu 14.04. The pulseaudio-module-raop in Ubuntu used to support my 2nd-gen Airport Express, but it no longer appears in my list of pulseaudio ...
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PulseAudio & Ubuntu 14.04: Audio source switches when using USB device

We have this bug across ALL our Ubunut setups at work, home, everywhere. As soon as we use a USB audio card (approx 90% of all available audio cards are USB nowadays), PulseAudio and Ubuntu forget ...
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How to bring back missing options on System Settings

I am newbie in Linux and I was trying to fix problem with skype (it is muted) and I accidentally removed almost all my applications ( I don't have anything to control my desktop settings, mouse, ...
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No sound output device after disconnecting Bluetooth headset

The speakers of my laptop work fine. I can also connect my Bluetooth headset, that works equally fine. However, once I disconnect my Bluetooth headset (by turning it off), everything stops to work ...
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How can I force a gradual volume increase when any sound begins playback?

Scenario: I play loud music. I leave the computer for an hour. I come back, and resume the music, not remembering that the volume is set to "full". Question: Is there something a can install, such as ...
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Glitch free solution to stream sound output from an ubuntu machine to another (14.10 both)

I have this setup: laptop with wifi-AC -> AC capable router -> laptop with AC (directional antenna) -> hi-fi speakers. I don't have any network problems, everything is really fast and I can ...
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Unable to open shared libasound library, despite file existing

In attempting to revisit my childhood and play Sid Meier's Alpha Centauri again on Linux (something which I accomplished successfully a few years back), I've run into a stubborn error. The Loki port ...
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How do I stop pulse ducking (reducing) totem audio volume?

I listen to podcasts in the background, but also use tools like mumble for staying in touch with my gaming group (steamlug). After recently updating to 14.04 from 12.04 this behaviour started: ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.10 (Pulseaudio + ALSA?) FIXED!

I need some help with my audio set up: I installed 14.10 few days ago and also dicsovered eq for pulseaudio (link: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/install-pulseaudio-with-built-in-system.html) I ...
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Chrome creates too many pulseaudio streams

I have a slight problem with my Chrome (in the chrome help forum they couldnt help me). My Chrome is creating a new audio stream for each video, sound stream or somthing like that (mostly one stream ...
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Using ALSA instead Pulseaudio and “logout” issue (14.04.1)

I have a usb dac and I would like to use ALSA instead of Pulseaudio. First, I stopped the pulseaudio permanently: echo autospawn=no > ~/.pulse/client.conf pulseaudio -k Alsamixer gets cannot ...
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Record from two ports of the same source simultaneously with PulseAudio

After a lot of searching and finding nothing which seems to be of any help, I came here to ask help from someone smarter than me. I need to record 2 audio feeds simultaneously. The one is from the ...
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xubuntu: permanently unlocking/separating sound output channels

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and it has really useful feature of 'unlocking' output channels, so if channels are not locked together the volume level will be controlled separately. Unfortunately this ...
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Audio not working. Alsa-info attached

Out of the blue yesterday my speakers stopped working. Headphones work fine. Noone was touching the computer, so I don't suspect hardware failure (although it is possible...) I've pasted my ...
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How _else_ to debug sound problems caused by a messed up application to the entire system?

The cause I run up to date Ubuntu GNOME. From time to time (and it happened on previous versions too) I experience the problem when the sound works properly and suddenly an app (last time Audacity, ...