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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Sudden changes of sound input, Ubuntu 14.04

I have the built in audio board and an external USB headset. The selected sound output is stable and remain set on my selected device. But the sound input suddenly decides to switch to the built in ...
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Wireless gaming headset surround sound

I bought a Logitech c930 headset. It is wireless, has a mic, and supports dolby 7.1 surround sound. Most features, including media buttons and mic, worked out of the box. It does not, however, appear ...
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mic input to several outputs

I'm running 14.04 I would like to take my "Mic" and make it stream to 3 virtual sound cards where I have independent control of the output levels for different applications. Is this possible and how?
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No sound from internal speakers on HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on to my HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk. The ALSA driver recognizes the sound card and I am getting good quality sound out of the headphones but no sound from the ...
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Integrated Microphone Static

Both of the internal microphones (L and R channel) in my machine record nearly pure static when recording in Audacity. Looking at the waveform, when I tap on the microphones there are very minute ...
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AMD A6-3420m APU HDMI is only able to output in stereo

I am running Ubuntu 14.0.4 LTS and have tried the drivers provided in software update and the newest from amd but none give me anything but stereo output in the pulseaudio volume control. I am looking ...
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How to get better sound quality on HP g6 2331TX (Dolby Advanced Audio)

I have an HP g6 2331TX laptop with Dolby Advanced Audio. In Windows the sound quality is great and louder with the "IDT high definition audio codec" driver installed, without it the sound output is ...
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How To Properly Install pulseaudio-module-raop on Ubuntu 14.04?

After attempting to install the paprefs and pulseaudio-module-raop packages onto my Ubuntu 14.04 machine today, they broke the system's audio after rebooting. I was able to restore system audio ...
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can't play sound alert with motion software

After some hours of research, I can't get motion software [ http://www.lavrsen.dk ] to play a sound alarm when running in daemon mode. I add the user "motion" to audio and pulse-access groups, and set ...
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How to replace Lubuntu's ALSA for Pulseaudio as the default volume control?

I have Lubuntu 14.10 on a laptop, but the default ALSA does not switch to my bluetooth headphones easily. I would like to completely replace the ALSA volume control with the intuitive Pulseaudio ...
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How do I select the audio input source via command?

what I have currently set up is 2 launchers (in an XFCE panel) next to my clock: [Game] - enables loopback (need it to switch to line-in) [mic] - disables loopback (need it to switch to mic) line-in ...
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Audio distorted?

So whenever I'm playing audio wether it's youtube, music or a game I randomly get like half a second of weird really annoying distortion than it's fine for a short while...The onboard sound dosen't ...
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Microphone Distortion in Ubuntu 14.04 when using skype

I successfully installed 14.04 and skype 4.3 I have a strange problem when recording the sound. Playback itself fully works. Analog mic (where you plug something in jack) does work too, I can hear ...
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14.04 lts hdmi audio is at full volume after restart

hi I need to have my volume set at 30% to avoid blowing my speakers, but when I boot it has not remembered this and plays full volume and nearly gives me a heart attack. is there anything I can do? I ...
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DAC only works when volume turned to max

I'm using a Audioengine D3 DAC with my laptop. It works, but only if I set volume to 100% using the pulseaudio volume control app. Otherwise it is just silent. At max volume, the output is much too ...
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Audio fading in and out during normal playback

The weirdest thing is happening on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS when I listen to music/watch videos, or have something play back through my headphones. Currently in my system is an on-board Realtek HD Audio ...
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Headphone jack gets detected but doesn't work automatically

I have bought DELL inspiron 15 with pre installed ubuntu 12.04 with no problems.But after new updates my headphone jack gets detected but sound is played through speaker.I have to manually change to ...
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no sound in xfce4 after chrome os update

this morning, 12/14/14, i allowed chrome os to "update and shut down." on reboot, i logged into xfce4 which is my primary workspace, and i had no sound. additionally, youtube videos load but do not ...
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pulseaudio input sound priorities

How might I set certain audio sinks as having above-normal or below-normal priority? For example: High priority: No matter what I'm doing, if Skype rings then the other sounds should mute. Low ...
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How can ensure that a certain sound card device is being used

I have edited my ~/asoundrc file, after much googling and playing, in order to configure the alsa vdownmix plugin. When I run aplay -L I see my new aliases listed. surround51:CARD=CMI8738,DEV=0 ...
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Configuring Pulseaudio for receive mode

I am working on a project where I'll be sending an RTP stream to Pulseaudio by means of a custom server running on windows. The receiving pulseaudio client is a linux system. I've already ...
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Audio clips at higher volumes

I am new to ubuntu. General information: chip: Realtek ALC883 card: HDA Nvidia Currently, I am on ubuntu 12.04. I use sennheiser HD435 on it. When I play the audio at low volume, it plays smooth, ...
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How Do I Get Pulseaudio EQ As Default At Boot

I have installed pulseaudio with system-wide equalizer in Ubuntu 14.04 and it works great. So, how would I get the pulseaudio eq (FFT based equalizer on Built-in Audio Analog Stereo) to load as ...
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After upgrading from 14.04 to 14.10 I have no sound from my speakers

When i updated from 14.04 to 14.10, everything worked fine, except my sound. I have no volume button in my status bar. when i go to sound, the interface is glitched and the only audio output says ...
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No volume control after joining PulseAudio with Jack

I have installed and configured jackd server following the Fedora's Integrating PulseAudio with JACK tutorial. The integration was successful. But now I'm not able to controll PulseAudio's volume ...
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Pulseaudio acting strange with X11

I don't know what could be causing this, and all research I have done has come up blank. But when I try to play a sound from any app, the sound will not play until I switch virtual terminals, but I ...
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PulseAudio: Module Initialization Module

I'm trying to connect my phone via bluetooth to my PC. But I'm unable to load the module-bluetooth-discover in pactl. I have pulseaudio-module-bluetooth installed. Also all of the bluetooth modules ...
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Windows (Realtek) Stereo Mixer in Linux?

On Windows there is a virtual device - Stereo mixer that mixes all system sounds in a single virtual input device. And in all the programs you can choose this instead of the microphone mixer. This is ...
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Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 no sound in stereo Kubuntu 14.10

With this card I have no sound in stereo mode. In Pavucontrol I can see there is signal, but I can't hear any sound. I need this, because if I'm using 4.0 or higher there is no microphone. I tried all ...
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Jack not working with usb Microphone

I have a usb microphone that works with alsa but when I set it up for jack in Audacity nothing is being recorded I've tried each of the settings/options for the microphone in jack and both options in ...
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USB headset mic not working, but output is working

Neither my built in mic, nor my usb headset mic is working. I'm trying to get the headset one to work now because the headset is detected, it just won't let me speak into the headset I seriously ...
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Pulseaudio: Sound but no pickup

I am trying to get audio recording with pavucontrol working. Problem is I can hear the sounds playing just fine, but the pickup-bar in pavucontrol is not picking up the sound, hence no recording is ...
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No sound output device after disconnecting Bluetooth headset

The speakers of my laptop work fine. I can also connect my Bluetooth headset, that works equally fine. However, once I disconnect my Bluetooth headset (by turning it off), everything stops to work ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.10 (Pulseaudio + ALSA)

I installed 14.10 few days ago and also discovered eq for pulseaudio. I followed the instructions carefully, but I didn't like the way my system sounded so I decided to delete it. After a restart, ...
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Chrome creates too many pulseaudio streams

I have a slight problem with my Chrome (in the chrome help forum they couldnt help me). My Chrome is creating a new audio stream for each video, sound stream or somthing like that (mostly one stream ...
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Audio not working. Alsa-info attached

Out of the blue yesterday my speakers stopped working. Headphones work fine. Noone was touching the computer, so I don't suspect hardware failure (although it is possible...) I've pasted my ...
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Setting pulseaudio's default device to analog out

I'm having problems with setting default audio out to analog output. basically i have two devices. Internal mobo sound card and graphics card with HDMI output, which have their own sound system. I ...
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How do I restore my Sound in Kubuntu?

Recently, I created a fresh installation of Kubuntu 14.04. At first everything worked fine, and I was tweaking settings to get everything working properly and installing the things I needed to get ...
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Alsamixer issues!

I am currently running chrubuntu off of my Samsung Chromebook. Everything runs great except that I have no sound comeing through my speakers. I use to have to go from my terminal to alsamixer to raise ...
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PulseAudio configuration: Option to have two output drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu in my computer, old 'n slow, and decided to install skype to talk with my friends and family. Unfortunately, I want to Skype give me options about what audio output should ...
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Audio broken, sound related settings are missing

OK, first I will list the symptoms of the problem No volume icon in tray No sound unless manually adjusted using a audio mixer No items in sound settings (input, output, and applications) No "sound" ...
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Autoenable pulseaudio-equalizer

pulseadio-equalizer does not turn on automatically. Moreover it turns off after some time when I enable it manually (pulseaudio-equalizer enable). Is there any way to keep it always running?
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3 sounds of the buntu . OSS ALSA and PulseAudio

I am running L-Buntu ( Light wt Ubuntu) 14.x (the trusty something ) one. It came installed with just ALSA MIXER. I noticed pulseAudio was already in there and all I had to do is install the ...
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Terratec Phase 26 mixer / recent Ubuntu versions

I just got a Terratec Phase 26 USB sound card as a temporary solution (sold old sound card, haven't bought a new one yet). I am wondering how far does support go for this old card in recent Ubuntu ...
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Sound cuts out in Ubuntu 14.04

Hi Im very new to Ubuntu/Linux. Im on 14.04 LTS. When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts ...
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Headphone Jack output gets redirected to internal speakers, Ubuntu 14.04

I had audio problems when I had Ubuntu 12.04 and managed to fix them (see here). I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 (I actually formatted right now because I just installed 14.04 and I did a bit too ...
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14.04 HDMI output channels

Mag Zotec with NVidia chipset. Mythbuntu 14.04LTS upgraded from 12.04LTS aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 ...
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trying to get built in analog sound working

Ubuntu 14.04 I am trying to get audio output from my built in line out set as default for all applications. I have an NVidia card that I use for video HDMI display to a monitor. My monitor does ...
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audio stops after login

running 14.04LTS - recent updates this morning audio chimes the default startup tones when bootup. ALL AUDIO STOPS after login. if I use my prime login - all audio stops, audio controls disappear, ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Headphone Glitch

Ok so here's my problem. I was listening to music on my laptop earlier and all was well then for some reason the sound got really quiet to the point where i could barely hear it. I went in the pulse ...