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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How to reset HDMI audio settings?

I recently was reviewing my HDMI settings and thought it would be a good idea to change from HDMI to HDMI 5.1 (at the time also had the option to choose 7.1). After changing to HDMI 5.1, selecting ...
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Messed up the sound, please help

i have installed Ubuntu 15.10 today with success, however, i want to the program called "System Testing" to test the computer, however, it came to the part when it asked for sound/volume on headphones ...
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Dual sound card, AMD/ATI HDMI not working

I am trying to get the sound on the TV working through HDMI. It used to work with no problems at all, until now. The PC didn't have any upgrades, so I don't know what might have caused it. I did ...
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Cannot revert sound output back after using HDMI[14.04]

I used HDMI to my TV with success, outputting both sound and picture. After unplugging the HDMI from my desktop PC, however the audio persists outputting to "HDMI / Displayport", if I toggle +/- for ...
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Headphones not getting detected on ubuntu 14.04. Only speakers are working. Laptop is an alienware m14x R2

I am using both windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04 on my alienware m14x. The speakers and headphones are working fine on windows. But only the speakers are working on ubuntu. I don't know why. I tried ...
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Installing ubuntustudio-audio, getting errors [duplicate]

I get this error when I try and install it: $ sudo apt-get install ubuntustudio-audio Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done Some packages ...
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Disable port in pulseaudio

When I run a steam streaming session the port selected on my main soundcard keeps getting switched back to speakers. Where can I configure pulseaudio to completely disable one of the output port? ...
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Yate client seems to mess up sound

When answering a call with the Yate sip client it sometimes jacks up my sound. By jack up I mean it stops all sound playback for about 1 second and then when it comes back it is either slower/faster. ...
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Extremely loud popping/crackling/static sound when plugging in headphones

I've got a Lenovo T450s with Ubuntu 14.04.3 (Realtek ALC3232 codec for the Intel PCH card). Every time I plug in a pair of headphones, there is a loud popping/crackling/static sound. It's much louder ...
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Audio problems on X1 Carbon, only Mono Audio

Thank you in advance for assistance with this. This issue is driving me a bit nuts, in looking for a resolution. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on the X1 Gen2. Latest updates applied. DKMS driver ...
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Ubuntu thinks my Audient iD14 audio interface is Analogue Surround 4.0 when it's actually stereo. Is there any way to fix this?

I'm using an external Audient iD14 audio interface with a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system. I mainly use Windows for FL Studio and the Adobe Creative Suite, but I like to mess around with ...
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Problems with sound after running a video file (mp4, avi)

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and have been experiencing issues with my audio. Everything was working fine until I opened a mp4-file with VLC and chose an audio device. I'm new at Ubuntu, and though I ...
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PulseAudio audio monitor has a lower pitch

So, I'm making a game and recording it for a friend. Apparently I've tried two screen recorders with no luck. The screen recorders were Kazam and SimpleScreenRecorder. Both of them I used PulseAudio, ...
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Python playback can't chose Bluetooth device in Volume Control

Using Radio Tray in Xubuntu 15.10. Outputs fine to headphone jack on the computer. But when I try to change the output to the bluetooth device (Philips Fidelio) in the pulseaudio Volume Control, ...
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No HDMI sound in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm connected to a 40inch tv using HDMI and a green cable going from my computer to my Tvs auto port thing. This works on windows 10 windows 8 and windows 7. I switched back to Ubuntu 2 days ago ...
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14.04 Bluetooth Speaker Automatically Switches from A2DP to Telephony Duplex

I have a Bluetooth speaker, I originally paired it with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine and mistakenly had the curiosity to see if I could change equalizer settings by installing pulseaudio-equalizer. When I ...
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Help with Lubuntu switching sound output

I installed Lubuntu 15.10, all is fine. Much faster than Ubuntu, I like the minimalist interface, etc. I plug my Skullcandy Slayer (Slyr) USB headphones in, and nothing is changed. The output remains ...
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Skype Sound Devices Limited To PulseAudio Only

Versions: Ubuntu 15.10, Skype 4.3.0.37 In Skype->Options->Sound Devices I want Ringing=rear speakers and Speakers=headphones, for, I think, obvious reasons. However, there is only one device ...
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How to completely remove audio (kmix, pulseaudio) on kubuntu-desktop for rdp/x2go

I use a ubuntu-server distribution (14.04) along with the package "kubuntu-desktop" to allow users to log in remotely and access a desktop. I currently use "x2go" as the remote-desktop connection ...
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Speakers and Headphones sound in simultaneously

I am new with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am experiencing an issue related to my sound card. It's a VIA VT1708S (6 ports rear- 5.1 system connected, 2 front - headphones connected). I already tried many ...
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Automatically switch headphones/speakers

In the sound settings I have "Line-Out" (connected to speaker) and "Headphones" (front panel of my desktop) audio outputs. When I select "Headphones" I have sound in headphones and also sound in ...
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“Sound Settings” menu in Xfce4-Panel does not open

The "Sound Settings" button on the "Sound Menu" indicator of the "Indicator Plugin" on the Xfce4-Panel will not open. This button should open pavucontrol, which I can launch from the terminal or ...
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My Pulseaudio is skipping, how to fix?

Okay, so here is my problem. Every time I try to use audio (YouTube, Audacity, LMMS, etc.) I get this kind of skipping noise every couple of minutes (on average, sometimes it starts happening every ...
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Lubuntu pulse audio volume control for short time applications

I have an usb headset and I want to use it for Telegram voice messages. I tried to set the input device for Telegram in pulse audio volume control. The problem is, that I only can see applications in ...
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Permanently adjust sound balance?

My desktop stereo speakers seem to be louder on the right side. This doesn't matter for business sound, but for videos this is annoying. I always have to open the sound settings and adjust the balance ...
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Adding applications section under “Sound” as an indicator

May i learn any way to achieve that via a GUI indicator and have a sound mixer for each of the applications (such as spotify and skype) to set the volume differently?? Think the section shown on ...
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5.1 soundcard does not have master volume

I just switched from Win 7 to Xubuntu. I have Terratec Aureon 5.1 pci -soundcard(http://www.terratec.de/details.php?artnr=10063#.VnRJzl6xVhE) The problem I'm having is quite strange, I can play ...
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After login, desktop hangs for ~20s before showing Unity. Bootchart suggests pactl. Help?

After I log in to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, I see my desktop background for approximately 20 seconds before the actual Unity desktop loads. I installed bootchart and that suggests that the problem is ...
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Volume control greyed out, sound working but I don't have control over the volume

After executing the following to remove the startup beat sound sudo sh -c "echo '[com.canonical.unity-greeter]' >> /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/50_unity-greeter.gschema.override; echo 'play-...
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VMware tools re-installation, “Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio.”

Had the real-time / no-glitch mode enabled in Pulseaudio, as part of installation of some music creation / DAW tools on Lubuntu, running inside VMware Workstation. Recently, I upgraded VMware ...
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15.10 - Sound doesn't work, no sound devices after update restart

I clicked on a normal system update and it asked me to reboot my computer, so I did. After the reboot, there's no sound. Mute/unmute button doesn't do anything (even the notification for volume up/...
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Ubuntu with Kodi — how do I suspend based on audio output?

Ok, I am running Ubuntu 15.04 with Kodi 15.2 as an HTPC. I have always had problems with suspend and hibernate due to the fact that it appears that the two systems' power management cause some ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 popping sound on boot/resume

Have a Dell Studio 15 laptop running 14.04 since it's release and some time ago it developed a loud pop from speakers at the login screen. Apart from that, everything worked. Searched and tried many ...
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How can I record the sound I hear from my soundcard's “Line In”?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 soundcard. When I plug a 3.5mm into the "Line In" on the soundcard, I can hear the sound coming out of my computer speakers. However, the ...
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How can I change the standard audio output device?

I use the pulseaudio-equalizer to improve my audio output. If I only use my laptop with its own loudspeakers I don't have any problems, the equalizer adjusts the sound and sends it to the loudspeakers....
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No audio whatsoever after installing Ubuntu 14.04

I am extremely new to Linux as a whole, but am picking up fast. After my first Linux install (Ubuntu 14.04), the only problem I have encountered so far is the lack of audio. I have tried previous ...
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assign analog microphone to chrome with pulseaudio

When I assign "Internal Analog" to Chrome in pavucontrol I also get strange awful sounding feedback from whatever audio is playing, even if no actual microphone is plugged in. Very strange. But when I ...
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Ubuntu running on a Acer Chromebook does not detect standard audio output, but does have HDMI out

I'm running on an Acer Chromebook 11. I flashed it with SeaBios and set up Ubuntu (as xubuntu w/ lxde) as the ONLY operating system. That is to say, I am NOT using chrubuntu. Ubuntu has a direct link ...
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Configure pulseaudio server through terminal

I have a machine running Xbian with pulseaudio installed. Setting up pulseaudio server and client using paprefs works perfectly on my ubuntu machines but on Xbian i dont have that option. In both /...
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Onboard audio chipset (VIA VT2020) not working in 14.04 using latest kernel (3.13.0-71)

I have a strange problem. My onboard audio chipset (VIA VT2020) has suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04. I am running the latest updates and kernel 3.13.0-71. It was running fine until a couple ...
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mic stopped working for some applications

I have a very strange issue with my microphone. I was playing around with an external USB sound card (it didn't end up working with ubuntu, but that's not what I'm asking about). When I unplugged it,...
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How to get to a perfect jackd configuration that works trouble-free and out of the box?

While working on a PPA to provide binaries for Sonic Pi, the users of the PPA binaries keep stumbling over jackd. How to make things easier for them? Sonic Pi is an educational music tool that ...
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Chrome and Firefox not playing audio but system does

Last weekish my Chrome, Chromium and Firefox stopped playing any audio, wether it be from an <audio>, <video> or flash player. System tests play audio fine. I am suspecting Chrome and ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 - Manage Multiple Audio Outputs

I have been unsuccessful finding a solution to this, but if this is already answered somewhere I apologize for creating a duplicate post. I am currently using Kubuntu 15.10 and have been able to use ...
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sound problem when installing r7 240 graphics card

I've came upon a problem when I installed my new r7 240 graphics card. Installing the card went perfectly. However, now I can't hear any sound whatsoever when I plug my audio jack into the the mother ...
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No sound through headphones but works for internal speakers

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad T440p. I'm not entirely sure what happened but my sound decided to go out for my headphones. The sound also went out for my speakers but in the process of fixing it, sound now ...
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Sound not working in ubuntu 12.04

i have recently installed ubuntu 12.04 . Everything is working fine instead of sound. Please help me with this.
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Pulse Audio play Line in

I'm using ubuntu 15.04. I'm trying to set up sound so that my mic is going to skype and line in is played on headset.
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Cannot select output device from sound indicator

Using 15.04 on a Lenovo Flex 14, new install. Chrome had no sound,while FF and chrome did. to get it working, sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound then sudo apt-get ...
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Sound misconfiguration after kubuntu upgrade

I've got some trouble with sound configuration on Kubuntu 15.10 (since I've upgraded from 15.04) with a USB external sound card (ESI U46XL). Since 15.10 upgrade, I completely miss the lower part of ...