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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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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Freshly installed Ubuntu12.04 with no sound at laptop speakers but working on headsets!

I am really new to Ubuntu and i just got installed it. The problem is that i can not turn on my Laptop sounds. My laptop is Sony Vaio SVF1521B1E. When i connect my headset to the laptop they are ...
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13.10 - PulseAudio puts audio into HDMI, but no sound out of TV [duplicate]

Basically, no sound is coming out the television. I'm running out of idea of why? Viewing the PulseAudio control panel, it's putting sound out the HDMI Alsamixer is not mute The Television is ...
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Can't get microphone to produce anything but silence or feedback noise

I just got a lapel microphone, cheap but got good reviews on Amazon. I don't think it's the hardware that matters as such. In fact, some of the mic settings I have tried almost worked but then they ...
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Audio over ethernet

I am not sure whether this is the right place for asking this question, but anyway I would like to give it a try. I want to transport audio over ethernet. I want to do a simple experiment with it. ...
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sound disappeared after trip, won't work without pulse

I had sound working fine on an Acer Aspire 7250 up until this week, when I took a flight. Now, sound worked only intermittently, and only through headphones. Since I've had many problems with ...
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Soundcards are not detected in Kubuntu only dummy output shows up in phonon

It seems that, in KDE, no sound cards will be recognized. The onboard card does not work. But at least additional sound card ought to work: I've tried two different cards and they both are known to ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 Lenovo T500 hardware mute button will not unmute

Have Xubuntu 12.04 installed on Lenovo T500 Thinkpad. The hardware mute button will not unmute, and I'd like it to work for mute and unmute. It works to mute, but I have to open a terminal window ...
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Connecting two sound cards mic A to speaker B and mic B to speaker A

I have been digging around looking for a good way under Linux to connect up to sound cards that are ALSA devices. Sound card A has a Mic and Speaker and Sound card B has a Mic and Speaker. I want to ...
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indicator-sound missing + other sound problems 13.10

I seem to have "destroyed" my sound in Ubuntu 13.10... I can change my sound through alsamixer and aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav works fine. However the indicator-sound is missing ...
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Quiet hissing out of audio

This is not a duplicate, from what I've found. Basically, a very quiet (but very noticeable with nice headphones) white noise/hiss is emitted. I'm on the latest version 13. Here's what I've found: ...
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No option under “Sound Settings” to output 5.1 audio thru HDMI, only stereo

I'm trying to output 5.1 audio thru hdmi to a 5.1 home theatre receiver, but can only get stereo out to it. I have another laptop that can output 5.1 to it just fine. Under Sound Settings > Output > ...
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Not getting sound to TV via HDMI

In my sound settings dialog box in systems settings I have only two chooses 1. digital output or 2. analog output. You will see in the following answer that was given to another questioner there are ...
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Record desktop and microphone audio with Avconv

I'm using Avconv on Ubuntu 13.10 with Gnome 3.10 to record Minecraft screencasts. However, I can only get the sound from my microphone and not the laptop speaker. How would I go about recording both ...
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Sound stopped and I must reboot to make it work again

When I bood the computer the sound works well, but after I suspend one or two times, then sound stop working. pulseaudio -vvvvv I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) falló: ...
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No audio output from sound card to program [closed]

I am a ham radio op -- running a program called fldigi. Works fine under XP, which I hate to use. However, under Ubuntu 10.04, running ALSA and Pulse Audio, I cannot get sound from the sound card ...
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Pulseaudio fails to run after disconnecting HDMI cable

After using a HDMI cable I lose the ability to control sound setting. The sound still works (I can play music or even watch videos and listen to them), but the speaker indicator is gone and I cannot ...
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Sound stopped working 12.04 problem/sympton? can't adjust speaker volume in alsamixer

I've been pouring through pages and pages of info for 2 days now and can't find what the problem is. Mostly because I have zero knowledge about computers (sorry guys). STORY: My sound stopped ...
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deregister callback in pulseaudio

pulseaudio is uses event driven approach. it need to register multiple callbacks. but in my project i need to unregister some callback on event (not all). so anybody know how to deregister callbacks ...
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Pulseaudio all volumes set to 100%

It happens when flat volumes = no. When pulseaudio daemon is starting, it set all volumes to 0dB. On logon screen my speakers sounds like "BOOM!" It is not as annoying to change them every time as ...
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Default Volume is Maximum

I've been having some issues fixing my audio in Ubuntu. Everything was working fine until I went into System Settings > Sound and dragged a slider. That caused all of my audio devices to disappear. ...
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Acer 5950G - Subwoofer doesn't work

I have an Acer 5950G and I use Ubuntu 13.10. My internal subwoofer is dead, it does not work at all. I tried using alsa-tools-gui with no result. I changed and uncommented lines in ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.10

My computer doesn't play any sounds. I've tried to chown /run/user/1000/pulse and removed it. I've killed pulseaudio and force-reloaded alsa. Sound settings recognizes my soundcard. Happens both ...
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Skype soundevices all of a sudden missing. Only pulse audio available!

I've been using my ubuntu 13.10 for some 7 days now and am pretty unhappy with it. I used it in the past and id proved much more stable. Programs are often crashing and this last thing with Skype ...
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No audio input device on ubuntu 13.10 with front-mic plugged-in

I have sound but can't see any audio-input (mic) device in settings. The mic works, I have tested using gnome-alsamixer by redirecting the mic to output. But when I try the sound recorder it says ...
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Kazam is not recording audio from Logitech USB headset [closed]

I am trying to record a short screencast using Kazam. Unfortunately, it refuses to record sound from my Logitech USB headset. The Kazam preferences show only "Monitor*" devices. What can I do to make ...
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Enable output audio on 2 devices (Ubuntu 13.10)

I have an analog output (jack) and USB wireless headset, how could use both togheter? Because I can't just connect the headset cable to switch audio, on Windows, I am used to keep em enabled and turn ...
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Weird volume levels

I have a old HP Pavilion dv6645eo with the HP Quicklaunch buttons. When I use the volume buttons, the only sound in the upper echelons of the 'sound bar'. I've been looking long after why it happens. ...
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Subwoofer not working in 13.10 on Asus N56DP

Currently have an Asus N56DP. Using an older answer I could get the subwoofer to work under 12.04 but after an upgrade to 12.10 that method stopped working. lspci|grep -i audio 00:01.1 Audio device: ...
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HDMI audio not working on NVIDIA nForce 780a chipset

I am on Ubuntu 13.10 with an AMD Phenom II X4 processor and nForce 780a chipset. I do not have a video card installed. When I use the built in hdmi port, I get good video, but no audio, even after ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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How to listen live sounds from input from external sound card?

I have an external sound card. It is connected to my laptop via USB and to piano via a jack - jack cable. I can record sounds from piano (using Audacity) but I cannot hear the sounds in the live ...
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“Starting jack server… Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory” [duplicate]

I am trying to start jack audio server. It works the first time after i restart but then it says "D-BUS: JACK server could not be started. Sorry" and i get a long message. Do i need to stop pulseaudio ...
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Internal microphone disappeared from capture devices in Kubuntu 12.04

I am Kubuntu 12.04 LTS. The machine is Lenovo X300. My internal microphone worked just fine until recently it stopped. I checked it in mixer and the internal mic disappeared from the capture devices ...
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Recording audio from one multi-channel interface vs multiple single-channel interfaces

I've decided it's time I started recording some of my music. So I've bought a couple of Samson Meteor USB microphones. They're quite nice and works out of the box. I'll use one to mic up my guitar ...
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No audio through HDMI with Gigabyte Brix

Newbie to Ubuntu (13.10 x64 desktop) and have been trying to get audio to work on a Gibabyte Brix (GB-BXi3-4010) through HDMI but no go. If I plug into the standard headphone jack audio works no ...
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Automatically switch equalizer preset based on audio output (internal speaker or external)

The facts below come from experience with Ubuntu 13.10 on a 64-bit laptop. Context/problem: bad speakers As many people know, laptop speakers have "highly unequal frequency response" as audio ...
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No audio devices after connecting bluetooth speaker

When I connect my bluetooth speaker to my pc sometimes the connection goes wrong. I hear the beeb on my speaker telling me it's connected but when i try to play audio nothing happens. When I look in ...
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Controlling the stereo output levels separately from overall volume level

I don't know why, but to get my right loudspeaker sounding equally loud as the left one, I have to set the levels in alsamixer like so: http://s18.postimg.org/91nx9ojex/alsa.png 54/100 in Headphones ...
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no sound indicator or sound settings after playing with hda-jack-retask

I was playing with hda-jack-retask (changed mic input to line out output), after I finished everything was ok, system settings showed new device in sound tab, after few restarts that what happens: In ...
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Asus Zenbook UX32VD microphone noise

Using 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with all current updates and latest stable kernel (3.12.6). Also applied advices from https://help.ubuntu.com/community/AsusZenbookPrime - there is writing, that internal ...
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Skype on 13.10 32 bit, mic not working

I am trying to get skype working, I'm currently running kubuntu 13.10. I can't get the mic to work during the test call. I start up the test call. Listen to the nice lady. Wait for the beep. Talk ...
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Blue Yeti not working on Xubuntu 12.04, shows up in Alsamixer

I've been having lots of issues which i've been able to fix pretty easily. This one isn't so easy. I cant use my microphone in any programs, even though it's showing up and i'm able to select it. ...
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Very choppy sound Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4 PC. When I go to system settings and click on sound, the screen keeps flashing between Analog Output and Headphones in the ...
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Terminal shows “Couldn't open audio: Couldn't open audio device or ESD connection” after launching a game and there is no sound in the game

So I tried installing a Heroes of Might and Magic 3 linux loki game version into Ubuntu 13.10 and everything is fine but I don't have sound. When I try to launch a game through a terminal it throws ...
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Headphones not detected in 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu, running 13.10 on an Alienware M14x R2. The laptop comes with a "Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller" sound card (for which I couldn't find a Linux driver). ...
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No bass in sound on Ubuntu 13.10 headphones

Most of the time jacking in my headphones and putting on music I get sound but no bass, sometimes though when booting Ubuntu it's completely fine with good sound. On booting Windows, there's no ...
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Can't find Bluetooth file

This may sound dumb, but i have searched everywhere for /etc/bluetooth/audio.conf . I cannot find it. I have tried searching and doing everything of the manner, but I cannot find it. Please help.
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How to install alsa-base and pulseaudio?

I was having a sound issue where sound settings show "dummy output" meaning it wasn't reading my audio card. I followed this instructions here, got to the "alternate" method, ran "sudo apt-get remove ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 noise on external microphone

I'm running ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. It sports an intel-hda (Realtek ALC269VC chip) sound card. It is important to note that the laptop's internal speakers / mic work well and there ...