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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Move audio stream from OpenAL application to different audio device

I have two different audio output devices: an internal sound card and an external DAC/amp. When starting an OpenAL application (I first observed the issue with Minecraft, but I suspect it affects all ...
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How do I loopback 2 input streams + line-in to line-out? (12.04)

I'm trying to put together a simple Karaoke system with 2 microphones. I've fiddled with the config from this post and am able to get 1 mic to loopback, along with youtube, to the the line-out. But ...
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How to change individual speaker volumes from CLI?

I can change overall volume of an audio sink with pacmd set-sink-volume from the CLI, but that changes the volume of all speakers. I'd like to only mute the rear speakers on a 5.1 setup for music ...
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which “pactl” : audio source is “curently playing” one

I'd like to capture the audio comming out of my soundcard, with : gst-launch -v ! pulsesrc device=X ! audioconvert ! vorbisenc ! webmmux ! filesink location=audio.mkv I don't know which source X to ...
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HDMI audio output problem not resolved, tried everything

I love ubuntu, but this problem is really a big deal for me! I cant hear audio over my hdmi connection, i have video, but no audio. I have an ASUS k52dr with ubuntu 12.04 and an ATI mobility radeon ...
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Current state of Pulseaudio 4.0 and crackling sound (13.10)

I recently installed (K)ubuntu 13.10, and my audio started to crackle randomly (I have an X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB connected to an analog 5.1 speaker set). In one week of use now, I managed to have ...
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Bad sound on Kubuntu 12.04

Bad sound on Kubuntu 12.04.4. On Windows sound better. Also on Kubuntu rattle speakers on Windows not rattle. Sound is always no more than 100% This is my daemon.conf # This file is part of ...
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Microphone Not working 12.04 [duplicate]

I have a Turtle Beach Z1 Headset. The sound works perfectly only when I use the setting Analog Input 4.0, but the microphone won't show up on skype or anything I use. When I try to set it using skype, ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Sound Dumy Output after Updates

I had NOT installed any updates to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since September 2013. Today, I just updated ALL recommendations from the Update Manager. My audio WAS working fine and now it is NOT working at ...
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USB Soundcard Fast Track C400

I have been trying to make my M-audio/Avid Fast track C400 external soundcard work on my machine. I get sound from its outs but the sound is very low and if i raise the "PCM" in alsamixer (which ...
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How can I restore my audio to menu bar? [duplicate]

I'm having problems with my headphones not working all of a sudden on Ubuntu 13.10. I tried fixing it by changing a bunch of files, removing alsa-mixer and pulseaudio and reinstalling. Still haven't ...
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How can I tell if I'm using alsa or pulse-audio by default? (Switching to i3-wm)

I might not be understanding the core concept, in which case correct me if I'm wrong. Ubuntu comes with two different audio rendering servers, pulse and alsa. Alsa is an intermediary layer to pulse? ...
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How to reinstall PulseAudio (Ubuntu 12.04)

I was trying to fix my audio problems using suggestions from this forum. One of the comments suggested I execute this and only this: killall pulseaudio So I did, and I restarted my computer just ...
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monitor sound output

when I listen to trance.fm the station stops periodically. But, if i refresh the browser, the music starts right up. (I am thinking unbuffered streaming) I am thinking about writing a program to over ...
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No sound using Intel HDMI

Trying to setup a HTPV for family. Analog Stereo works. Connecting the PC via HDMI to a TV brings no sound. In pavucontrol, there is no hdmi even listed. Whats the issue here? MB: AsRock B85M Pro4 ...
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Sound on Intel NUC kit DN2820FYKH

As per recommendation, last week I installed the daily ppa for pulse audio and tonight I did a dist-upgrade which gave me a new kernel and this killed sound on my ubuntu. I cannot open the device ...
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Why can't YouTube, Audacity, Tartini and PulseAudio all get along?

(This is on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all the latest updates applied.) One audio application I use a lot is Audacity, both as an audio player and as a recorder, usually with the cheapest headsets I can ...
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Asus x202e - Skype & Audio issues

My little Asus X202E has worked beautifully as a dual boot (Ubuntu 13.04 - 13.10 & Win8) machine. However, after nearly a year of owning it, I cannot seem to get some of the audio issues with it ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Sound

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having some issues with my install. I've gone through every step that I can find to fix sounds issues including asla reload, alsa reinstall, manually unmuting the asla mixer, ...
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Simple Screen Recorder Won't Record Speakers

I am having a problem where Simple Screen Record (with pulse audio) can either record microphone with no speakers or speakers with no audio. Thanks, Sam
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Make pulseaudio ignore USB sound card

I am running Jack to driver an external USB card (Focusrie Scarlett 18i8). When I plug the card in, pulse sometimes takes over the card and jack cannot be started (it needs exclusive access to the ...
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Sound popup showing every minute in xubuntu

I have the sound popup thingy displayed about every minute, even without changing any volume settings, or clicking/pressing anything. It's happening in xubuntu 13.10 and looks like this How can I ...
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Pops and Crackles problem with music files streamed to sound system

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I did look but couldn't find what I needed. I have copied my music collection from OSX to Ubuntu. My music is a mixture of MP3, AAC, ALAC and AIFF files. ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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sound not working in ubuntu 13.10

yesterday i was trying to follow this for package repair sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get check sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get -f install ...
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Share an audio playback stream through a live audio (video) conversation like Skype

In conversations using Skype, I often want to share sound output (e.g. of a Youtube video) with other people I am talking with. So I am looking for a way to route the output to the recording input ...
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No sound in Kubuntu 13.10 (pulseaudio headphone detection problem?)

Sound has stopped working a few days ago in my Kubuntu 13.10, for a reason I don't understand. Hours of digging the Internet did not help me find a solution... Here is information I can provide: My ...
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I royally messed up my audio situation in xubuntu 13.10

So I was watching a video and was getting a buzzing noise so I opened up alsa-mixer to messa around with it. After that I installed gnome-alsamixer because I wanted a gui interface for it. Well while ...
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Pulseaudio: combining sinks results in having an LFE channel that uses the centre speaker

My goal is applying a low pass LADSPA filter on my subwoofer only, which is part of my 5.1 sound system, in Pulseaudio. I used the following commands: Loading the plugin: pacmd load-module ...
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thinkpad t440p annoying static noise when I plug the speakers realtek ALC292 HDA Intel PCH 13.10

some laptop thinkpad t440p , with windows 8 is fine no noise. with ubuntu 12.04 and 13.10 , if I plug the speakers without music but with the volume up(even low) there is annoying noise come out. ...
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Cant hear anysound on ubuntu 13.10, and cant choose soundblaster recond3d as my soundcard

Hey I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and one of the first things that I noticed is that I could only hear the sound either directly from my laptop, or out of my HD monitor. This caught my ...
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HDMI audio fails speaker-test

EDIT: This is not a duplicate of No sound on HDMI with Radeon driver. I have followed those instructions to update grub, and the problem persists. I'm having no luck getting HDMI audio to work. I've ...
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Teamviewer 9 Ubuntu 13.10 Sound

TeamViewer gets shipped with Wine 1.6. Pulseaudio is working in installed wine 1.6.1 from PPA. Copying over the winepulse.drv.so and fakedlls/winepulse.drv does not work. You can approve this with ...
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Sony Ericsson SBH50 Bluetooth headset not working on 13.10 [closed]

I recently upgraded my bluetooth headset from a MW600 to a SBH50. The MW600 worked fine, but I cannot get the SBH50 working. I can pair with the device, and it shows up in my sound settings, but when ...
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How can I turn off sound effects/alert notification while allowing Skype notifications to still work?

I have 13.10 with latest Skype from Ubuntu repository. I prefer to have have alert volume set to 0; however, have discovered that this will mute Skype notifications. How can I turn off sound ...
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Microsoft headset randomly stops working

I have a Microsoft LX 3000 headset that normally works fine. But today it has started randomly failing, what i mean is it works for a few minutes on a fresh boot and then stops(and it disappears from ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 speakers do not work on startup

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, and my laptop's internal speakers no longer play sound. I've searched the internet numerous times and tried various things, but so far nothing has fixed the ...
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Bluetooth: Pairing two ubuntu 13.10 machines for audio streaming fails

I'm trying to stream audio over bluetooth from my laptop to my nas. Both run ubuntu 13.10. I have so far successfully streamed music form three different android phones to the nas. The nas pair's ...
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Why isn't my second HDMI alsa_output being detected at start-up?

For some reason my audio output isn't being detected on boot-up or after issueing a pulseaudio -k command. Which means I can't set it as the default playback device. The output for pactl list short ...
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AudioBox not selectable as output device

I haven't been able to get my AudioBox 44 VSL working, oddly. I recently re-installed and for some reason my Audiobox is not selectable in System Settings as an output device. The device shows up in ...
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Is it possible to have real-time dyamic-range compression for my audio out?

Sometimes I'll be watching a video, and the audio's volume will vary greatly. I have to turn the volume up to hear the quiet parts, and then the loud sections blast through the speakers. Is it ...
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Audio Router / Patchbay

I have a desktop that has a integrated surround sound jacks on the back, (the green/yellow/black/etc)... Anyway, I want to take one line input, and split it to at least two other (ideally stereo) ...
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How Change Default Audio-Device on Ubuntu Phablet

I tried to use my Logitech G930 on a Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) but it did not work. It is working on a S3. I LOVE Ubuntu, my whole household is a homogenus Ubuntu network and i study computer science. I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 - Sound stopped working

I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 since it's release and haven't had any issues with the sound up until this morning. When I logged in I found that it was no longer working. Below is a screen shot of ...
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Geforce 9800 GT - No HDMI Sound output - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

There's no HDMI sound output option in the Sound Settings and no option in PulseAudio Volume Control. Video goes through correctly. GPU driver installed from "Additional Drivers" (version 304). I've ...
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How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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Headphone jack physically broken and that automute the speakers after about 1~2 minute

I have a annoying problem in my Asus X52F laptop running raring Ubuntu. My headphones jack had physically broken last mount and after this event the audio output automute after 1 to 2 minute of ...