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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Headphones and internal speakers suddenly broken Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Sager laptop (or Clevo P750ZM). I'm not exactly sure what triggered it, but suddenly I have no sound output from either the internal laptop speakers or the headphone ...
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Pulse Audio crackling sound

A week ago I started getting a crackling noise whenever I played videos using VLC. Initially I thought the problem was with VLC so I installed MPV but the issue persisted because it was pulseaudio ...
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How to get bluetooth headset to work as normal? I.e., play audio & record microphone for calls

How can I get my bluetooth headset to work as normal? I would like to be able to play audio and record sound for video calls. I would like it to work similar to using a bluetooth on an android phone. ...
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ubuntu14.04 can't find/connect to philips BT100 Bluetooth speaker

I can't find this device in ubuntu 14.04, while my android phone or ipad can connect to the speaker correctly. (MI_SCALE is not the speaker) I have used my bluetooth connecting thinkpad keyboard ...
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Sound muted and locked but still working

Just reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 on this computer. The sound is working perfectly in every application but it seems i don't have control from the desktop. I do have full controm from alsamixer. Top ...
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sound played by headphones contain much noise, where the sound of printscreen screen capture works perfect

I've a laptop (Vaio VPCM13M1E) with ubuntu 14.04 installed. The sound of my laptop speakers works fine, but the sound of my headphones while playing a medium or through internet contains much noise. ...
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Skype microphone static?

When I go into my skype options, I can't change the recording program - it just says pulse audio. How can I make it use my mic/fix static? I don't know the cause.
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Re-enable pop sound checks in ubuntu gnome 15.10

I tried http://askubuntu.com/a/86750/469695 but it didn't work. It stopped working when I re-installed PulseAudio. I also tried toggling sound effect in sound settings. Another strange thing is ...
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How to fix hdajackretask error tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/reconfig

I tried using hdajackretask to make my mic jack act as another headphone jack, but when I hit apply it would say tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/reconfig and then wouldn't work.
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No Sound in ubuntu 14.04 x64 used to work and suddenly stopped

im having some audio problems within ubuntu, iv tried all the fixes on google but still no joy, aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 00:1b.0 Audio ...
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How do I simulate microphone input?

I want to, when in a skype call and gaming, use a soundboard to play sounds that can come in hilariously depending on what is happening. I already have this system in place, but it depends on a ...
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Do “multiple users one machine” work well on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to set up my Ubuntu desktop with multiple users (all except one users are locked and that one is currently working): one for me, one for brother and one guest account. But I've discovered ...
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Hard time applying noise canceling fix [duplicate]

I am new to ubuntu and linux, not a programmer, and I would like to fix background noise that I am getting from mic. I found other people had the same issue with the same soundcard (ALC892) and tried ...
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“crepitation” when viewing videos on facebook with Firefox

Problem only occurs when I try to view videos on my facebook wall in Firefox. There is no sound for the video, only a very loud "crepitation". Using Ubuntu 14. I already tired to reinstall ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Can't change output source from HDMI to wireless Blutooth Headset

I have researched similar problems, and have not had any success. I've connected my Sony headsets over Blutooth. "HDMI" and "Headset" are both listed as outputs in the GUI sound settings. It seems ...
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How to reset HDMI audio settings?

I recently was reviewing my HDMI settings and thought it would be a good idea to change from HDMI to HDMI 5.1 (at the time also had the option to choose 7.1). After changing to HDMI 5.1, selecting ...
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Messed up the sound, please help

i have installed Ubuntu 15.10 today with success, however, i want to the program called "System Testing" to test the computer, however, it came to the part when it asked for sound/volume on headphones ...
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Dual sound card, AMD/ATI HDMI not working

I am trying to get the sound on the TV working through HDMI. It used to work with no problems at all, until now. The PC didn't have any upgrades, so I don't know what might have caused it. I did ...
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Cannot revert sound output back after using HDMI[14.04]

I used HDMI to my TV with success, outputting both sound and picture. After unplugging the HDMI from my desktop PC, however the audio persists outputting to "HDMI / Displayport", if I toggle +/- for ...
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Headphones not getting detected on ubuntu 14.04. Only speakers are working. Laptop is an alienware m14x R2

I am using both windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware m14x. The speakers and headphones are working fine on windows. But only the speakers are working on ubuntu. I don't know why. I tried ...
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Installing ubuntustudio-audio, getting errors [duplicate]

I get this error when I try and install it: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-audio Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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Disable port in pulseaudio

When I run a steam streaming session the port selected on my main soundcard keeps getting switched back to speakers. Where can I configure pulseaudio to completely disable one of the output port? ...
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Yate client seems to mess up sound

When answering a call with the Yate sip client it sometimes jacks up my sound. By jack up I mean it stops all sound playback for about 1 second and then when it comes back it is either slower/faster. ...
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Extremely loud popping/crackling/static sound when plugging in headphones

I've got a Lenovo T450s with Ubuntu 14.04.3 (Realtek ALC3232 codec for the Intel PCH card). Every time I plug in a pair of headphones, there is a loud popping/crackling/static sound. It's much louder ...
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Audio problems on X1 Carbon, only Mono Audio

Thank you in advance for assistance with this. This issue is driving me a bit nuts, in looking for a resolution. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on the X1 Gen2. Latest updates applied. DKMS driver ...
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Ubuntu thinks my Audient iD14 audio interface is Analogue Surround 4.0 when it's actually stereo. Is there any way to fix this?

I'm using an external Audient iD14 audio interface with a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system. I mainly use Windows for FL Studio and the Adobe Creative Suite, but I like to mess around with ...
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Problems with sound after running a video file (mp4, avi)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have been experiencing issues with my audio. Everything was working fine until I opened a mp4-file with VLC and chose an audio device. I'm new at Ubuntu, and though I ...
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PulseAudio audio monitor has a lower pitch

So, I'm making a game and recording it for a friend. Apparently I've tried two screen recorders with no luck. The screen recorders were Kazam and SimpleScreenRecorder. Both of them I used PulseAudio, ...
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Python playback can't chose Bluetooth device in Volume Control

Using Radio Tray in Xubuntu 15.10. Outputs fine to headphone jack on the computer. But when I try to change the output to the bluetooth device (Philips Fidelio) in the pulseaudio Volume Control, ...
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No HDMI sound in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm connected to a 40inch tv using HDMI and a green cable going from my computer to my Tvs auto port thing. This works on windows 10 windows 8 and windows 7. I switched back to Ubuntu 2 days ago ...
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14.04 Bluetooth Speaker Automatically Switches from A2DP to Telephony Duplex

I have a Bluetooth speaker, I originally paired it with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine and mistakenly had the curiosity to see if I could change equalizer settings by installing pulseaudio-equalizer. When I ...
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Help with Lubuntu switching sound output

I installed Lubuntu 15.10, all is fine. Much faster than Ubuntu, I like the minimalist interface, etc. I plug my Skullcandy Slayer (Slyr) USB headphones in, and nothing is changed. The output remains ...
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Skype Sound Devices Limited To PulseAudio Only

Versions: Ubuntu 15.10, Skype 4.3.0.37 In Skype->Options->Sound Devices I want Ringing=rear speakers and Speakers=headphones, for, I think, obvious reasons. However, there is only one device ...
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How to completely remove audio (kmix, pulseaudio) on kubuntu-desktop for rdp/x2go

I use a ubuntu-server distribution (14.04) along with the package "kubuntu-desktop" to allow users to log in remotely and access a desktop. I currently use "x2go" as the remote-desktop connection ...
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Speakers and Headphones sound in simultaneously

I am new with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am experiencing an issue related to my sound card. It's a VIA VT1708S (6 ports rear- 5.1 system connected, 2 front - headphones connected). I already tried many ...
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Automatically switch headphones/speakers

In the sound settings I have "Line-Out" (connected to speaker) and "Headphones" (front panel of my desktop) audio outputs. When I select "Headphones" I have sound in headphones and also sound in ...
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“Sound Settings” menu in Xfce4-Panel does not open

The "Sound Settings" button on the "Sound Menu" indicator of the "Indicator Plugin" on the Xfce4-Panel will not open. This button should open pavucontrol, which I can launch from the terminal or ...
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My Pulseaudio is skipping, how to fix?

Okay, so here is my problem. Every time I try to use audio (YouTube, Audacity, LMMS, etc.) I get this kind of skipping noise every couple of minutes (on average, sometimes it starts happening every ...
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Lubuntu pulse audio volume control for short time applications

I have an usb headset and I want to use it for Telegram voice messages. I tried to set the input device for Telegram in pulse audio volume control. The problem is, that I only can see applications in ...
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Permanently adjust sound balance?

My desktop stereo speakers seem to be louder on the right side. This doesn't matter for business sound, but for videos this is annoying. I always have to open the sound settings and adjust the balance ...
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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 ...