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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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in headphone mode (no sound through speakers)

The basic symptom I was having is that sound was not working in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I had recently used the front headphone jack, and after unplugging the headphones, I noticed in the sound ...
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automatically switch to newly-connected devices

I am using pulseaudio, I want to switch the logitech mic and bluetooth devices to each other when one of these are connected. I am getting the command for that: load-module module-switch-on-connect ...
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Change channel of pulseaudio default device [duplicate]

I am using pulseaudio. I have set the Bluetooth as default device, it set perfectly but I wanted to change the channel of that default device. Can I change the channel of default device to right only ...
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PulseAudio channel map at run time

Could I map (Swap) the channel at run time. I am using the ffmpeg to record the both video and audio from two logitech cam/mic and bluetooth mic. Now currently at the starting of recording bluetooth ...
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Mix stereo sound through only one speaker

I burned the right speaker of my laptop when playing some black metal. I want to mix the right output with the output of the left speaker, for all programs. I think that pulseaudio can do some here... ...
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14.04 Google Chrome Audio Playback Issues

So after about an hour trying to find a solution for this problem, I've had no luck. The issue: Audio playback in Google Chrome is way too fast/high pitched/choppy. Steps I've taken to try and fix ...
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Lost audio after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04

After the upgrade I've lost the audio output immediately: no hardware change ! With Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.13.0-24-generic (#47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014) - the audio doesn't work at ...
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Noise removal from USB soundcard

I am using the Syba USB soundcard for live audio from other audio sources like bluetooth or logitech mic. It's working perfectly, I am able to hear the live audio of bluetooth and logitech from the ...
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Folders randomly locked

I downloaded a movie using headless Deluge on my home server from the client interface on my laptop, both server and laptop run Ubuntu 14.04. The movie is downloaded into /var/lib/deluge and then ...
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No sound from laptop speakers in Ubuntu 14.04 after booting into Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537. I had installed 14.04 on it, and had no problems with the sound initially. However, like my with ethernet card, it seemed expecting to not have driver/software issues ...
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No sound + Flash speeded up after Suspend

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10. I got the problem that sometimes if I resume from suspension state I got no sound anymore as well as all flash videos are very much sped up. This problem also occurs ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 LTS - Poor sound quality on battery

The audio only works in high quality when I boot linux with the charger plugged in. When I boot it only on battery it lost audio quality. I have already enabled 'lfe-remixing', setted channels to 6 ...
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Toshiba Tecra A8 without audio with Ubuntu 14.04 Bug alsa

I can't hear nothing, but sometime it had worked. uname -a Linux PCIFP26 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux aplay -l **** Lista de PLAYBACK ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped working, reboot did not fix

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X52J laptop. I was watching a lecture on Google Chrome, when suddenly, all sound was lost. Throughout the PC. No sounds from Chrome (even though Chrome indicates ...
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The (un)usual sound problem, with image

I've just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. My audio was functional on windows, the card is an M-Audio Delta 2496 Audiophile; Ubuntu seems to have installed the drivers autonomously during the OS ...
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Crackling during playback with external DAC

I've been struggling with this for an entire day to no avail. Nothing I tried helped. Here's the situation: the DAC (FiiO Olympus E10) works flawlessly in Windows. in Ubuntu I get random crackling ...
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Sound keeps repeating (stuttering)

Yesterday while I was watching a YouTube video the sound started glitching. There are two kinds of glitches: The most common kind is where the sound repeats an approximately 1/4 second bit of sound ...
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...
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HDMI / DisplayPort audio at wrong bitrate (audio too high and fast

I am trying to play audio from an Ubuntu 14.04 Dell Precision M3800 through a Dell U2414H monitor; the monitor has HDMI and DisplayPort connectivity and has an audio out feature; it can supply ...
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“Dummy Output” in Ubuntu 14.04

Note: I'm aware there are already questions pertaining to the issue, but those are 13.10 or 12.10 specific and do not solve the issue completely. I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110. The sound on my ...
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Blacklisted module is still loaded?

I have a problem with the module ivtv_alsa being loaded despite me having blacklisted it. No other module depends on it: # lsmod | grep ivtv Module Size Used by ivtv_alsa ...
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Internal mic works but external mic does not

When I plug my external mic in, sound settings recognizes the switch, however when I try to record anything or use skype all I hear is audio from the built-in mic just being played. I have tried ...
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Sound problem in Pulse Audio

When I closed my Samsung Laptop with the audio jacked in my pulseaudio stoped working, in login screen I can see the sound icon, but when i log in to my account i can't see my indicator and can't ...
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Pulseaudio CPU load after Skype starts during session restoring

I have Kubuntu 14.04 upgraded from 12.04. If Skype starts up with system automaticly, by previous session restoring, the pulseaudio loads one core of CPU. But when I restart the Skype, everything is ...
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Dell Inspiron 17R 7720 SE, sound quality sucks? (Ubuntu 14.04)

I've recently made the transfer from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 14.04 and while it seems to be making very good use of my other hardware, the sound quality (streaming videos, playing music) is generally ...
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Switching to HDMI Audio when HDMI is plugged into a laptop (14.04)

I'm trying to get my laptop to switch the audio to HDMI when it's plugged in, and back to standard analog when it's removed. I set up a udev rule to trigger a script to perform the switching, however ...
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Sound settings not work on 14.04 but I have sound

Fresh 14.04 install. Everything was fine in 13.10. lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) Subsystem: Gigabyte ...
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How to automatically change the volume after Pulse Audios starts?

I am suffering from the problem described here and here, which unfortunately still hasn't been fixed. Basically after rebooting my computer my volume is at 100% until I trigger the volume. What I mean ...
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Slight sound “crackle/pop” in 14.04

I have a slight sort of crackling noise coming through my headset when I play, well, anything. It doesn't seem to happen if I just open a youtube video and let it play, not touching ANYTHING else. But ...
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Acer TimelineX 5830TG internal microphone not working

Problem: In Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04, if you try to use internal mic, it gets a lot of static and is almost impossible to hear on the other side because of extremely low sound (voip calls). Recorder ...
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Check condition in shell script

I have the following command: pactl list sinks | perl -000ne 'if(/#1/){/(Volume:.*)/; print "$1\n"}' it returns the output as: Volume: 0: 50% 1: 50% it denote the pulseaudio volume for sink 1 ...
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Check PulseAudio sink volume

Is there any command to check the PulseAudio sinks volume. Means I want display PulseAudio volume of particular sinks in % i.e. 50% I already set the volume using pactl set-sinks-volume 1 50% ...
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HDMI audio to Samsung TV not working Ubuntu 14.04

I have seen many people have had problems with this topic and have tried pretty much every solution I can find (google is an ubuntu users friend) but still have not been able to get audio working ...
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Audio abruptly stopped recording

At first it was working just fine. I went to record a game on Steam and checked the video afterwards. No sound was recorded. The games I've recorded before on Steam worked just fine. ...
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Sound not working after installing 14.04 from mini CD image

I'm working with a clean install of 14.04, but because my USB ports are broken and I didn't have a spare DVD handy I've installed from the mini CD image. The only problem I've had is that the sound ...
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I have newly installed 14.04 and sound is going to fails after a while in speaker but in headphone Sound working fine?

I have newly installed 14.04 and sound is going to fails after a while in speaker but in headphone Sound working fine. I have unmuted all in alsmixer but still no voice is coming through speakers.
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Every Video in Fast forward motion 14.04

No Sound just fast playing video it doesn't matter which ever player or browser i use. While checking in System Monitor pulseaudio in very high priority. I tried to uninstall and re-install pulse ...
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Control volume of Pulse Audio from command

I load the modle-loopback for Logitech mic and bluetooth device using the sinks. After doing that now I am hear the audio from both but the audio coming from devices is very high. So is there any way ...
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No sound with External Mic Configuration on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 5521 i7 I have an issue detecting external mic. I have searched multiple forums and I was unable to find a suitable answer. My system does not detect an input ...
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Setting Pulse Equalizer as “Powerful” in Windows

I've been using the "Powerful" eq setting in windows (which comes with Realtek, I think) for years and I'm very pleased with its results. I'm trying to create the same eq setting with Pulse Equalizer ...
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Hear the audio of bluetooth and logitech mic from the USB soundcard

I have Syba USB audio souncard (That contain two pins one for mic and one for speaker). I have load the module-loopback using the following command: pactl load-module module-loopback ...
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Audio clicks with VLC when playing Apple MOV video format

Okay so I have this annoying little issue, not too much of a big deal really, but I can't get any audio out of Apple Quicktime MOV video formats, instead I get clicking noises, I have ubuntu-extras ...
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system settings not showing all settings

This is a weird problem I am having after installing ubuntu 14.04. When I click on system settings, it shows only 7 fields:           Personal: Language ...
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Bluetooth high quality support gone in ubuntu 14.04?

I have a bluetooth speaker (http://www.sound2go.net/produkte/bigbass-plus). In ubuntu 13.10 I could go to the audio settings and choose the bluetooth mode (Telephony - Low Quality, of High Quality). ...
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no sound in ubuntu 12.04 but in windows i t is enabled

**i tried this but..** meena@ubuntu:~$ gnome-volume-control-applet gnome-volume-control-applet: command not found **when i tried this** meena@ubuntu:~$ pulseaudio -vvv I: [pulseaudio] main.c: ...
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I accidentally killed all of my pulseaudio, now I have no sound.

Ok I made a mistake. I was investigating on how to make it so that I could listen to music or watch videos when I wasn't using qjackctl after being connected to the computer. This is the youtube video ...
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Crippled unity control center

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP laptop, and - in order to make my Skype, MuseScore, Ardour etc. working properly I removed pulse audio (ALSA server is doing all the sound stuff just fine). The ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Netflix-Desktop slow playback

so I installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then installed Netflix-Desktop. When I playback an video the audio plays back just fine, but the video is lagging behind a lot. Had this working on Linux Mint 16 just ...
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Pulseaudio card-profile for Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

This is my first question here and I'm not quite sure what data to include for this question. Please ask me if you need me to provide more information. I recently got the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 ...
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Installed Ubuntu 14.04 a day later sound is disabled

Screenshot at bottom. Hi, so I upgraded my Dell xps13 to 14.0f4 and everything went smoothly. Today when I was just checking out the new os my sound disappeared? The menu bar say volume is muted, ...