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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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop

I need some help, My laptop sound does not works but when i am plug-in my headphone audio are play. I am also checked that my audio sound card works properly. So teel me that how to check my headphone ...
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HP ENVYDV7-7273CA - Audio driver Ubuntu 14.04Lts - problem

Hi im new on the ubuntu desktop migratin from win8, i already have soun with de HDA-JackRetask but i dont make work the totally soun from my notebook hp, im edit the conf like another post: Go to ...
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Fn sound keys not working on Lenovo G50-45 Lubuntu 15.10

I just installed Willy Werewolf release of Lubuntu and the Fn Volume+ and Volume- and Mute keys are not working. On Elementary os they worked without pressing the Fn button. Brightness keys work ...
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How to connect to a pulseaudio sound server

I have a computer that has an excellent sound card and output. I also have one that has a faulty sound card, faulty output, and at times no sound output. I have setup the computer with the quality ...
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Speaker noise when browser loading pages

I notice it most in my browser, but it happens in other programs too. When my browser is doing anything, like loading a page, mouse-over a link, scrolling, etc., I get speaker crackling. It's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound will not work

for some reason my sound just wont work, i have tried everything from reinstalling and restarting alsa to downloading new drivers, ive even reinstalled ubuntu 3 times. ive made sure nothing is muted ...
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sound output selection - set output device to default

tried looking for this but only seen people ask for the opposite of what im looking for. I am trying to set my speakers as default for all audio sources, currently i can set each application to use ...
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sound is gone, when i tried fix one error

i used this tutorial to fix my problem with this error in wineALSA lib pcm.c:7843:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred but now when i restart computer sound gone.. I tried to delete pulse folder in ...
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Bad audio quality — MSi GP60 2QF

So, after a while of having my new MSi GP60 2QF laptop running Windows, I was really missing Ubuntu. I ended up installing 14.04.3 and was very happy with it, until I noticed that the audio quality is ...
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Problem recording audio from a crontab-launched script

I have an Ubuntu 14.04 virtual machine running on VM workstation 11, with a host machine of windows 8.1. In the VM I am playing a flash-based radio station and trying to record the audio. The script ...
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Volume Control Icon Not Affecting Volume But “Pulseaudio Volume Control” App Does

In the below screenshot, the upper right speaker icon is not functioning as a volume control but the "Volume Control" application window works. Keyboard shortcuts for volume control are routed to the ...
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Bugs since last update (Ubuntu 15.04 - oct 6 2015): no more sound device

I made the last update as usually, but after the reboot, I noticed a bug. No sound anymore I figured there was no output in the speaker nor in the headset In the system setting panel / sound tab, ...
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Laptop Surround Sound Speakers

I have a Gigabye G3-Plus laptop, and it comes with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. But on Ubuntu 14.04 it only plays through 2 speakers instead of all 5.1. When I try to change the settings in sound it ...
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Cannot play audio in two places on ubuntu 15.04

When I have vlc open firefox crashes when playing media, like youtube videos. similarly when firefox is open, vlc gives me an error message when trying to play media. Why is this and how can I fix it? ...
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How to get 5.1 surround with Ubuntu + GTX 950 + Logitech Z906?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 with a EVGA GeForce GTX 950 and the official drivers installed from nVidia (version 352.41 for Linux x64). I run one HDMI cable to this box which outputs video (via another ...
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Sound problem with headphones(Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; Lenovo G710)

Intro: I have Windows 8.1 on my laptop(Lenovo g170) have no problems with sound. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Have bought new headphones. There was some problems in both systems(Windows and Linux). ...
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Microphone not recording anything

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Optiplex 780. I tried recording using inbuilt mic, and also with a line mic in both front and rear panels. When I go to System Settings -> Sound, I can see ...
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Unable to locate Sony RF811RK Bluetooth headphones on Ubuntu 15.04

So I have just went out today and bought these wireless headphones and a bluetooth adapter dongle however when I go into the bluetooth settings in Ubuntu it can't find the headphones to pair with. ...
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HP pavilion15 beatsaudio Realtek ALC3227 no subwoofer

My question. I found many tutorials on many forums to solve "the" HP beatsaudio sufwoofer problem. like: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/17sov5/howto_beats_audio_hp_laptop_speakers_on/ Most ...
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JACK and PulseAudio multiple sinks

I successfully configured PulseAudio to run ontop of JACK by following this surprisingly easy description. Now I wonder if there is a way (at first I was certain of it) to have multiple sinks between ...
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Problems with bluethoot headseton Kunbutu.

I have a bluetooth headset and i'm trying make him work. First of all I had installed ubuntu studio but seems to me that blues dont work at all,so i changed to kubuntu and i installed all ubuntu ...
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Kubuntu 14.04, KDE system settings no longer gives me control over pulseaudio

Under Device Preference in 'Audio and video settings' in kde system settings i now only have 1 "device" which is "PulseAudio Sound Server", previously i had 3 devices, 1 was my microsoft lifechat ...
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Bluetooth headset connecting but showing up in settings

I have a Belkin Soundstream for connecting to my speakers. I want to connect to is so I enable bluetooth in settings and pair with it. (It is recognized as a bluetooth headset). When everything is ...
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Replace corrupt package with other version

My pulseaudio sound system is corrupt, as I can see because I installed a wired repository before, which has replaced some libraries. So I erased pulseaudio from my system, to reinstall it afterwards. ...
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How to rename pulseaudio device?

Is there any way of renaming pulseaudio server devices to something readable?
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looking to show the numeric value in frequency in hertz when a midi note is played

I'm making a video tutorial playing a midi piano roll and would like to have it show the numeric value in frequency of each note played in real-time does a software like this exist in linux. I'm ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 audio recording noise

I have an HDA Intel PCH card (as reported by alsamixer). Whenever the microphone is used (e.g. for Skype), it captures a lot of noise. I have tried to make an audio capture using audacity and it seems ...
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Headphone virtualisation?

I have PulseAudio insalled and am using the equaliser - I am on a laptop. Is there any headphone virtualisation option too? I have this option in Windows, but I can't find this same option in Ubuntu. ...
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LUbuntu no sound from OpenAL

I have a Panda3D program running on LUbuntu using the OpenAL lib for the sounds. I have PulseAudio installed. Sound works fine on other apps. But the sounds in this program which uses OpenAL gives no ...
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Sound cuts out intermittently on all sound players EXCEPT Spotify

I have been running XBMC successfully for years on the same PC. I moved house and the PC seems to have suffered: Whereas XBMC used to play properly and predictably, it now cuts out intermittently as ...
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choppy/poppy audio via HDMI (ALSA/pulseaudio)

Followup problem to this: Lubuntu 14.04 no sound, can't install pulseaudio Using LUbuntu 14.04. Installed pulseaudio. Headphone audio is clear, choppy/poppy audio via HDMI.
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How can I use surround sound with a micophone on pulse audio?

So I'm using pulse audio with a pci sound card and it's recognising it fine and all. However, when I choose the analogue stereo option, it just does not output any sound when this option is selected. ...
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Audio breaks on virtual machine overnight

At work I use Ubuntu (14.04) in a virtual machine. Upon boot, if I plug my headphones in and attempt to play music through either Mopidy of Spotify, it plays just fine. At the end of the day I unplug ...
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Digital/Analog Sound Issue in Ubuntu 15.04

I've done two fresh installs of Ubuntu because of the following problem, and it's still there. It's driving me up the wall! Straight from the off, there was no sound being output from Ubuntu. I ...
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Bluetooth Headphones Audio Timeout

I recently purchased an Insignia bluetooth usb adapter, and I was able to get it working with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have the bluez library installed from they synaptic manager (bluez 4.101-0ubuntu13.1). ...
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Left speaker stopped working after I solved no sound bug

I had the very common no sound bug on Ubuntu 14.04 that I managed to solve. The bug consisted in having no sound at all on internal speakers. When sound came back, it only worked on the right speaker. ...
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Empia EasyCap Audio issue

Can someone help me with fixing the audio issue with Empia EasyCap? I have seen the thread here(http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1642985) but their solution does not seem to work for me. ...
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Does OSS make your mic sound better than in pulse?

I was wondering if I would get better mic quality with OSS that with Pulse. With Pulse, I get static noise. I even bought a new mic and it is still there. So will OSS kinda fix it or make it a bit ...
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No sound on Toshiba Satellite S50D

Upgraded to ubuntu 15.04 and updated the kernel. Running uname -r prints 3.19.3-031903-generic. I've made sure alsamixer has nothing muted but the deafult card seems to be for hdmi. Not sure if ...
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Buzzing Over HDMI 14.04 Build

I have a really frustrating audio issue. I'll get more exact specs/models if requested, but here's the basics: I'm running 14.04, Gigabyte Mini ATX board with an AMD A10 processor. Crucial ram and ...
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How to route microphone audio to a Virtual Sink I created with Pulse

I want to know how to route my audio from my microphone to the Virtual Sink. I need that for SSR because it only records one source.
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Bluetooth Headset connected, no sound

I am trying to connect the ISY IBH-2000-WH to my Lenovo y50-70 laptop. While it does connect, it doesn't output any sound. It is shown in the "output device" section of the sound settings, but it ...
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iMac 27" (Late-2012) Headphone audio not working

I cant seem to get my headphone audio working for the life of me! The speakers work just fine, but when I plug in my headphones they are recognized by the computer, but no sound comes out of them. I ...
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Mic Static Ubuntu 14.04

I have been looking around online and I have yet to find anything about this. I tried looking at this post on here and that never helped. Any advice would be great. I'd be down to try anything that ...
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sound card issue

I followed this link in order to install vmware workstation, after i installed vmware workstation, i lost sound. i tried by reinstalling alsa and pulse but no luck with it. sound is working with ...
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My Headphones crackles and sound dies?

This has been bothering me for a while. Mostly when my headphones have just finished playing something. I hear a crackling sound for a second and the sound dies out. I have to put my computer to sleep ...
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PulseAudio not Showing Devices/No Sound

I've been searching the help sections here and the Ubuntu forums for the last 2 days and still can not get my Audio to start working again. I'm not sure how but I booted up after work a few days ago ...
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Line-in microphone not functioning 14.04 LTS

I have a problem with my line-in microphone, it is detected by Ubuntu when plugged in, but it's audio slider only reacts when I speak into my built-in laptop microphone. Why might this be? I have ...
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losing the sound in my Laptop after running the command alsamixer

I have lost sound from my laptop since I tried this command "alsamixer" I posted this question in UBUNTU alsa-driver Package but can't get a solution. the proposition to try this command line didn't ...
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pacmd followed by list-cards shows 0 card(s) available. What does this mean?

So as of now there is no sound on my ubuntu 14.04 LTS. It's working fine on windows. I did pacmdfollowed by list-cards and it showed 0 card(s) available. Does this mean pulse audio is not able to ...