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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No sound… How to re-enable pulseaudio?

Ok, back when I had 12, I was using Pulseaudio equalizer, and it worked great. but now the I have 13.04, It doesn't work, and there are no options under "play sound through", where it used to say ...
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how to enable beats audio for hp 7040tx for the intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset

I have installed 12.04.3 in my HP DV6 7040tx. It has quad speakers + one sub woofer (Beats Audio). I went through many posts and i was not able to find the solution. I tried the package ...
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How do I fix my audio settings?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and downloaded the kxstudio repositories in order to install some audio plugins for Ardour 3.4. However, after I installed the kxstudio desktop by error there hasn't been any ...
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How to save removable sound device configuration after reboot

everyone I have some Rosewill 5.1 channel USB headphones. After a fresh reboot, when I plug them in, they come up as a stereo device (if they weren't plugged in at boot) I used to be able to just set ...
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Pulseaudio keeps on auto adjusting my mic and speaker volume

I have tried everywhere but all forums seem to get stuck on a problem with skype or google-talk. I am trying to test my speaker and mic using the System Testing application. When trying to test my mic ...
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What does following error of pulse audio in syslog means

I see following in syslogs /var/log$ sudo fgrep pulseaudio /var/log/syslog Sep 19 19:25:06 nanak-P570WM pulseaudio[2841]: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running. Sep 19 19:25:06 nanak-P570WM ...
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Problem with Infrasonic Quartet and ALSA

I`ve got Infrasonic Quartet PCI Soundcard and use Ubuntu 13.04. The card has 2 analog stereo outputs. I use both outputs to connect my headphones and speakers to each other. But I suddenly cannot ...
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Does anyone know of a voicechanger that i can use with skype?

Does anyone know of a live voice changer that I can connect to Skype so that I can have some fun with my friends?
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The sound device is not available in some applications simultaneously

I install Ubuntu 13.04, all work well. Then I install Kubuntu-desktop, and all worked well. Next I uninstall Ubuntu-destop, and all worked well. After that, I wiped all data and install clean Kubuntu ...
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Audio stops in Lubuntu

I'm new to Linux so please bear with me. I have Lubuntu 13.04 installed with both ALSA and PulseAudio. The problem is that my audio periodically stops completely(especially when playing ...
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Ubuntu is not picking up my built in mic on my laptop what should i do?

Ubuntu is not picking up my built in mic on my laptop what should I do? I just in stalled it, and been trying to get it to use my built in mic, I cant get it to work I need help with Toshiba satellite ...
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No HDMI sound with Intel

I've a problem which bothers me for days: The audio output via HDMI does not work anymore since I updated to Ubuntu 13.04 (it worked perfect with ubuntu 12). A few datas: **cat /proc/version** ...
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my sound output is recognized as my sound input, how to fix it?

I have a big problem, yesterday skype worked, but today nothing works. When I do a skype test call I hear nothing, and when I call with another person they hear my music and themselves twice. So my ...
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How to add delay to one audio card to sync simultaneous output?

Through PulseAudioPreferences (paprefs) I can use both my sound card and Bluetooth (A2DP) speaker simultaneously, (I want to play the same music in the yard and inside the house). The problem is that ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 - all sound streams skips for split second

I love my Xubuntu 13.04 installation, but I notice a very unfortunate problem which I did not believe exist until after installation. While playing any sort of media - Flash, Audacious, Gmusicbrowser ...
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How to set sound card's profile when not listed?

I have a problem with my audio setup using external audio card. I have a 5-1 adapter, but that seems to be a problem to Kubuntu. In Audio Setup I need to choose the appropriate profile (5-1), but I ...
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No sound devices displayed in settings, but speakers work and startup noise plays

I'm running an Ubuntu13.04 clean install on an HP Pavilion g6-1d80nr laptop, and there is no sound. There are no sound devices listed in the sound panel of System Settings, and the volume applet ...
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no hardware listed in sound settings, but audio works, failed after selecting a different output. 13.04

The audio was working fine, all hardware listed, but I made the mistake of selecting a different output. The audio stopped working, for a while, I reinstalled pulseaudio and managed to get sound back. ...
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How do I set up Qjackctl without using the terminal?

I can now open Qjackctl using the terminal. This is the code that I am using. pulseaudio --kill jack_control start This will open the program successfully. Then when I am finished I can type this ...
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Jack does not have a “connect” option, how do I fix this?

I have been trying to configure jack on my laptop. I think I found part of the problem, and then ran into a new one. On jack, there is no "Connect" option. "Start" is missing as well. There are three ...
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My chromebook is muted !! Only white noise

Well, I know that this subject has been discussed one hundred millions times on the Net & none of the answers founded helped me. I Turned my Samsung chomebook exynos 5 ti Ubuntu 13.04. ...
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Sound settings gui not working

I have a problem, im using 12.10 Ubuntu. Recent i sound settings gui working. Now it not working. How to get master gui working? My sound working but audio (master) slise in mute permanently also ...
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internal micropone issues on Lenovo x230

I have a Lenovo x230 running Ubuntu 12.04.3 (and previously 12.04.2). I had been trying to use audacity to record audio from a stream on a website and ever since the internal mic has been ...
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No sound through HDMI

I noticed that I can't send sound to my television when I connect my laptop to my tv through hdmi. I noticed that the hdmi is recognised, but I can't select it. I tried setting a profile to it, by ...
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How do I stop qsynth from shutting off ALL other sounds on my system until I reboot the computer?

I use qsynth to output sound from my MIDI keyboard. That part works great, and the MIDI keyboard sounds great. However, once that MIDI keyboard is connected, my computer immediately becomes unable to ...
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USB microphone stops working after a few seconds

I need help with my microphone, which is not working. It starts fine when I plug it in but after a few seconds of use (eg. recording or microphone monitoring in Audacity, speaking on Skype, or looking ...
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Why do the headphones not work on my HP Pavilion DV6?

Headset does not work on Ubuntu, but works on Windows and other distributions of Linux. I have HP Pavilion DV6
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SolvedAudio conflict, Skype and other applications [duplicate]

I noticed when I installed skype. That I have to quit music programs and games, in order to hear anything from it. And when I start games when in a convo, the sound from the game is gone. I've looked ...
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Pulse audio driver malfunctioning? [duplicate]

So I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32 bit on a Eee Asus netbook, and occasionally when I use VLC media player this message displays freezing up the video along with: Potential PulseAudio version problem: ...
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pulseaudio not working : “Home directory not accessible: Permission denied”

I use Clementine and it started yesterday to refuse to play anything and display an "access denied" alert box. Same with Rhythmbox. After a while, I realized that my sound indication is also greyed ...
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Pulseaudio problems

I have been using Skype on Ubuntu for a while now, but I just started having this little problem with pulseaudio. Well it's not a big problem but I would like to get it fixed. The problem is when I go ...
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Only one sound playback at a time

For some reason reason I am only able to playback one sound at a time. This means I can't do a Skype conversation and, for instance listen to music streamed from Google Play or watch a Youtube video. ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04 64bit in dual boot with Windows 7 Pro 64bit

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 64bit on Windows 7 Pro 64bit enabling myself the service of dual boot. I am facing a problem of "No Sound" in any of the player even after installing all of the updates ...
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Managing multiple sound cards in Kubuntu - more reliable way than KDE phonon GUI?

I have two sound cards attached to my PC - an internal Soundblaster and an external DAC. Unfortunately, managing what to output where is a real pain. Just to give an example: When I enter the Phonon ...
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Sound completely cut out, and Restart or Pulse Audio can't fix it

Yes, I was watching a WebM video. Specifically the recent LinuxActionShow "review" of Elementary OS Luna. And about 8 or 9 minutes into the video. The sound just cut out completely. And now no sound ...
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pulse audio stream not entering in active state

I create stream in pulse audio using pa_stream_new, set it for monitoring sink input and finally connected for recording. but I get stream state as PA_STREAM_CREATING and it can't change to ...
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How do I get an Asound-cm106 (USB) sound card to work?

I have a USB sound device asound-cm106 which apparently has the cm6206 chipset. I want to use it because I give the hell up trying to get my built in soundcard to work with my current setup (it was ...
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Can't hear anything through the speakers

I was going to have a skype call but I was unable to hear anything. Everything was working fine until now. Moreover, when I checked..I could not hear any songs, videos or any videos from youtube. Did ...
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Muted headphone jack, but if I replug in headphones I need to go into alsamixer and unmute it again

When I plug my headphones into my laptop (HP dv6 6176sa), I can get no sound through them, while the laptop's speakers work perfectly. I managed to fix this by opening alsamixer and seeing that when ...
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A couple USB audio-related issues

A few weeks back, my headphone jack stopped working properly on my laptop, and I've resorted to a USB sound card that has headphone and microphone ports. However, I've only just now tried it on ...
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Strange folders and files in the .tmp folder

I run two computers with Ubuntu 11.04 installed on one of them and Ubuntu 12.04 on another one. Both of them are connected to internet through one wireless router. I found that an identical set of ...
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No sound on 13.04 except when (un)plugging power chord

The only sound working properly is the power-beep. If there's music playing and I unplug my laptop then I can hear it for that half a second that the power beep makes a sound, so it seems that ...
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Netflix and Pulseaudio Conundrum

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 with the netflix-desktop installed. However I have a situation with it as it is causing problems with my pulseaudio. More specifically, the desktop app has a bug, which has ...
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Input device of combined audio jack not recognized anymore

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T420. This laptop has a combined audio jack for sound in/output. Connecting my headset via a splitter adapter to the laptop results in the sound being played ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04 dual-booted

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP Media Center Edition. Everything worked fine, except one thing. When I tried to play music on it, no sound came out. The Sound system that I have ...
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No Sound after playing around with pulseaudio

I was trying to be able to monitor my microphone input and I ran into this question. (How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?) I followed Charl Botha's advice, and launched pulseaudio volume ...
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my speakers on dell inspiron n5110 stopped working

i have dell Inspiron n5110, core i5, my speakers were working fine after installing Ubuntu, somehow 3 days back it started crackling and now stopped working completely, my headphone is working ...
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Awful sound quality in Razer Megalodon

I have a Razer Megalodon USB Headset that is producing extremely crackly sound in Ubuntu 13.04. I've generated an alsainfo file to try to find out what the problem is, and it seems it's only ...
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Sound and video problem ubuntu 13

I'm new and I have few problems with ubuntu. First is that i have spikes while played any sounds (mp3,youtube etc..) I tiped sudo aplay -l and there is what terminal prints: **** List of PLAYBACK ...
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Why is my HDMI audio not recognized?

On a previous installation my audio for HDMI did work, but on a fresh new install of Ubuntu desktop 13.04 my HDMI is not detected. My goal is to get HDMI + analog audio simultaneously. I am using ...