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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Pulseaudio not detecting external mic (thru 1/4inch jack), needs to be replugged to work

The external microphone is not recognised until physically replugged. here's my lspci sound card entry: $ lspci | grep Audio 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia ...
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Pulseaudio / wine stop / start issues

So I'm writing aliases so that I can start/stop pulseaudio for the purpose of running some Wine apps. My aliases currently look like: # Reload pulse audio devices alias rldpulsdev='sudo service ...
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How do I give Kazam permission to access .config/pulse//daemon.conf

I tried opening Kazam with the terminal and got this: W: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Failed to open configuration file '/home/advanced/.config/pulse//daemon.conf': Permission denied W: [pulseaudio] ...
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jack plugin not working in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I try to install alsa-utils and edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf please help
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Audio not working kubuntu dell xps 13 9343

I am facing audio problems on kubuntu 14.04. I have already removed the fast boot from windows 8. So, That can't be the problem. I was trying this: ...
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FiiO E17 not outputting sound

I have a USB E17 DAC, which works normally on windows, but is having some trouble on Xubuntu. Normal analog audio works, so does HDMI, but for some reason I'm not getting any sound in my device. It ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound on HDMI output

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an issue with switching audio output to HDMI when an external monitor (TV) is connected. Here is my setup: I created "udev rule" 10-hdmi_sound.rules in ...
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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No sound anymore on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried Renoise on Ubuntu 14.04, but it complained about Jackd and ALSA threads. I installed pulseaudio-module-jack and jackd hoping that it would help. It didn't. Instead I now lost all my sounds ...
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Automatically switch sound output device to Bluetooth headset & force to A2DP profile on connection

My bluetooth headset (Plantronics Backbeat Go2) is connected just fine with my system, but there are several manual steps I have to take to make this work that I would very much like to have ...
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No sound and 'Dummy Output' in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running a dell XPS 13 (developers edition). I had Ubuntu 14.04 from the beginning and for about 2 months everything was working great. After a while, sometimes when i had my earplugs plugged in, ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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I need help configuring PulseAudio Equalizer default.pa

Recently I faced an issue with pulseaudio equalizer on my PC with Ubuntu 14.04 the thing is that each and every reboot it puts pcm level to max db and the sound becomes distorted. It does that when ...
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How do I stop my speaker from POPPING when I plug and unplug my headphones?

my laptop speakers pop very loudly every time I plug in or unplug my headphones. I followed the suggested advice of disabling Auto-Mute Mode in alsamixer, and voila, no more popping. HOWEVER, now I ...
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Pulseaudio doesn't work with Jack

At my wits end with Pulseaudio and Jack. I have followed every how to guide I can find, I've installed and reinstalled the Jack sink and source modules for PA and tried Qjackctl and Cadence. I am at ...
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Too much noise while recording sound from mic on 14.04 LTS

I want to record sound from mic in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do this with good quality in windows 7 or 8.1. I am using the pulse input(pulse audio) with audacity. It records voices but with lots of noises. ...
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Change application volume from terminal

Is there a way to change individual application volumes from the terminal? I found a way to change the master volume which is amixer -D pulse sset Master 50% but I would like to be able to change ...
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Help ubuntu sound issuse's (14.4)

I am really new to Ubuntu. I have version 14.04 and I have been having a tonne of problems with sound; my issues are: There are no sound drivers showing up on system menu. When I get sound to work ...
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Is it possible to use an alsa user defnied pcm as pulsaudio sink

I've define an alsa processing trough alsaequal plugin (caps Eq10 + caps Compress). Here is my /etc/asound.conf file : pcm.comp { type equal; slave.pcm "plughw:0,0"; library ...
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Merge two audio sources with avconv

I am trying to record my desktop with avconv. It's working pretty good. My only problem is that one of my audio channels is too slow / downpitched and so has an offset. Adding an offset to the stream ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PulseAudio recognising it as an capture source. Here are some facts and hopefully one of you experienced this ...
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Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it)

when I look at the audio configuration, I see that there is only one microphone configured. When selected, this microphone doesn't really record sound, instead it gives inaudible pops and cracks as I ...
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Strange ALSA/Pulseaudio Bugs

I have some serious issues with my sound on my xubuntu 14.04. Every 2-4 seconds my sound makes some noises. The volume bar in the top right won't stop showing volume changed to 100% and within 0,5sec ...
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Sound won't work xubuntu after installing pulseaudio

I installed pulseaudio yesterday on my computer because I read that skype is using pulseaudio but when i rebooted my computer the sound stopped working on my machine completely . What should I do i ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: no sound in headphones after last unity crash

For some reason, recently, unity started getting stuck after resuming from "sleep mode". I restarted it with unity --replace in tty (Alt-F1) or rebooted system and it worked fine after it. Today, it ...
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I cannot find .asoundrc in the home directory, does it exist in 14.04?

So I'm trying to configure my laptop's PulseAudio so that I can record my microphone and from my sound card at the same time. Every tutorial says that I need to make edits to the .asoundrc file. ...
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Airplay from Ubuntu 14.10 to Speakers

I would like to stream music from my Ubuntu 14.10 machine to Airplay speakers. I followed the instructions here. After doing so, I can see the Airplay speakers to which I'd like to connect in both ...
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How to map a microphone to a stereo input using pulseaudio?

I have the following setup: Behringer C3 microphone > Scarlet 2i2 USB > Computer The setup is successfully recognized and works (almost) perfectly with pulseaudio. I can switch the recording device ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 USB sound card problems

I'm having problems getting a USB sound device from Schiit Audio to work. Goggle found plenty of cases where other people have had problems, but I am past their problems into one of my own. To start ...
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How to change sound volume without AlsaMixer?

since I'm on root user I can't change sound volume by keyboard (on button +volume or -volume). There is no sound icon in the top of the screen. The sound control in the settings is not working ...
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No audio in Firefox, Chrome, Spotify, etc. on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit and I'm having some issues with my audio. I have an Intel H61 Express chipset and I'm using the HDMI out to my home theatre system. When I select the ...
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Weird sound effects issues: effects delayed with hard freeze; volume changes either don't play or repeats the sound effect many times. Can I fix this?

This new laptop I have has a weird issue with sound effects: occasionally, I presume due to some low-moderate level of load, the audio subsystem gets stuck, delaying sound effects (and sometimes ...
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Speaker doesn't work after windows update on laptop (dual boot)

I'm facing a strange problem occours today. I've windows 8 and ubuntu in dual boot on the same laptop. Until yesterday everithing works well, but today, after a windows update, audio on ubuntu doesn't ...
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Play on Linux Audio Problem 14.04

For recording gameplay I use simple screen recorder and for audio I use jack and pulseaudio. My steam games default to my headset but to record I need it to go to jack sink. But when I go into Pulse ...
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What is the relation between ALSA and PulseAudio sound architecture?

Well, this confuses me for a long time. As far as I know, ALSA is a package of many sound card drivers, and PulseAudio is a audio application that operate the sound data like mixing or equalizer. But ...
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Turtle Beach PX12 is recognized as a USB device but Mic is not recognized as an audio device

I can connect my headset to the computer and when I run lsusb it shows up on the device list, however the microphone itself does not show up on either alsamixer, arecord, or the system settings. No ...
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Sound devices not detected on Ubuntu 14.04

So this has been an ongoing issue for a while with my brother's compy. we have 3 devices connected: - HDMI audio (PNY Nvidia video card) - onboard RealTek Audio controller - PCI Creative Sound ...
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No headphones audio in Alienware 15 laptop

I recently purchased an Alienware 15 laptop and I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 8.1. This is my first Ubuntu installation and am very new to it and linux in general. Unfortunately, the one ...
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Logitech USB headset holding up parts of boot process

I am having problems with my Logitech USB Headset. When I have my headset plugged in when I turn on my computer, it takes longer to boot than usual. When I log in, all fonts are not anti-aliased, the ...
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Audio spikes to full power at random

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1LTS and I keep getting these annoying volume spikes at random. I'll be listening to something and the volume will spike to full blast. The only solution I've found is to ...
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Banshee, VLC, Rhythmbox, start up at zero volume

I have an annoying situation where Banshee, Rhythmbox and VLC all default to 0 volume when they start up. Pulse audio is not at 0 and adjusting pulse volume doesn't seem to affect the application ...
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PulseAudio giving way too many errors

I have been trying to get myself familiarized with PulseAudio on Ubuntu 12.0.04 Unity 2D recently. I have come across many errors while I try to start the build. W: [lt-pulseaudio] main.c: Couldn't ...
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HDMI sound working in Ubuntu 14.10 live USB, stops working after install

Configuration: AMD Kabini A4-5350 TV hooked up to onboard HDMI In the live disk version of Ubuntu 14.10 x64 HDMI sound output tests as working, and appears as the primary volume in the top right if I ...
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Pulseaudio increase volume above 100% per channel

I'm using a bash script to start kodi (aka xbmc) in Ubuntu. The script adjusts the volume per channel for my 5.1 sound system: amixer -D pulse sset Master 90% amixer -D pulse sset 'Master' ...
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hdmi audio pops 10 seconds after pressing stop on any application

I am using an ATI 4350 graphics card with HDMI cable connected to a TV. When I stop playback on any application, for example VLC, Banshee, a Firefox youtube video, 10 seconds later there is a popping ...
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“Failed to start session” after uninstalling PulseAudio

I had downloaded and installed PulseAudio, as I read that it could possibly work with 14.04; it didn't. I uninstalled it through Synaptic Package Manager, then while uninstalling, icons started to be ...
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Noise suppression of incoming audio signal in skype by pulseaudio

I use Lubuntu and I have installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol already. I have managed to fix the problem with my microphone noise by launching Skype from terminal: PULSE_PROP="filter.want=echo-cancel" ...
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No audio over display port (adaptor) - hdmi

I'm really struggling to find a solution here... I've tried installing pavucontrol, adding my user account to audio group, editing GRUB with radeon.audio=1 and still cant get audio to work. In sound ...
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Logitech Webcam C270 sound to start slow

I have a Logitech C270 webcam on Ubuntu 14.04 for use with Skype (4.3.0.37). The webcam video works flawlessly, but sound always needs about 5 minutes and/or a couple of other things to work. What I ...
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No sound on Xubuntu 14.04 on Acer C720

I installed this Xubuntu 14.04 image from HugeGreenBug and my audio stopped working after a few hours of use. I've looked at all of the posts on AskUbunut about this and tried everything from deleting ...