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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No audio coming from speakers in Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome

No audio coming from speakers (in my notebook), but audio comes out from headphones (with a 3.5mm connector). I already tried to uninstall and reinstall AlsaMixer and PulseAudio, but it didn't work. ...
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Plantronics Gamecom 780 will not play sound

I am a extreme noob to linux, so excuse me if the answer to this question is super simple. I have tried changing the sound card in audio mixer to Playback: Plantronics GameCom 780 Analog Stereo, no ...
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PulseAudio built system wide not mapping correctly

We are attempting to set up an RTP connection between two linux boxes. On both boxes we have pulled the newest pulseAudio code from the git repo, and have successfully installed it system wide on both ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no sound output on speaker

Dear fellow Ubuntu users, As a Ubuntu newbie, a couple years ago, I tried tweaking some things with audio and mic jacks. I wanted to use the mic jack for audio. I then installed a piece of software ...
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How to get surround sound on Ubuntu Studio 15.10

I have an Ubuntu Studio 15.10 system on a MSI MS-7788 motherboard (Intel i5, 4 cores, 64-bits, PCU), with an integrated sound card: 'Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High ...
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Lack of Audio 14.04

So, my problems began with a complete lack of audio. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and had a similar problem as this post, so I followed the instructions posted in the solution. After restarting my ...
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sound from speakers & headset at the same time

My build in audio plays sounds for both headset and speakers, the automute control does not do anything, even so is there. I have try changing the alsa and some other stuff like gnome-alsamixer.
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Audio stops working after playing one item on kodi

I have an ubuntu box running with pulseaudio and kodi, playing audio over HDMI. After I play one video my audio stops working for all next video files. If I restart pulse audio with pulseaudio -k ...
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lost sound in internal speakers after installing pulseaudio

I have an all-in-one desktop with Lubuntu 14.04.3 installed. In order to be able use Skype I installed pulseaudio. I used to be able to change volume with alsamixer so that I could hear things out of ...
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Individual audio programs controlling master volume

I recently disabled pulseaudio and prevented it from autospawning in its config file. Now, even when I start it manually using pulseaudio --start, it doesn't work properly. for instance, when I use ...
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firefox+html5+hdmi audio = crackling

I'm having problems watching videos, mostly on youtube, using the html5 player. The sound has a lot of crackles and is not easy to listen to at all. This only happens when I'm outputting the audio to ...
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ALSA Find Only Output Focusrite Saffire6

I was working with python and sounddevice. Till now i only was sending out some sound true my (usb1.1) saffire 6. For now i want record and sending audio at the same moment. I found out that my ...
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How to enable pacmd index

I ran the following command to turn off one of my sound card profiles: pacmd set-card-profile 1 off And now when I try to turn it back on I'm not sure what profile I'm supposed to enter in the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 + bluetooth microphone does not produce sound

I am trying to use a bluetooth microphone (Nolan MIC Bluetooth Wireless Microphone) with my Ubuntu 14.04 box. Using the standard bluetooth tool, I can connect to the device and I can see it appearing ...
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Select sound from a2dp with pulseaudio

I have successfully connected my phone to the computer via a2dk (bluetooth audio). Pavucontrol shows in the "input devices" the audio signal of my phone. Nevertheless, the sound is not played by the ...
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No sound for built-in speakers but works fine for headphones

Yesterday I bought Dell inspiron 15 3542, with fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, sound was working fine for the first time for both built-in laptop speakers and headphone. After installing some ...
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No sound over HDMI

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with the Intel 3000 HD video. I'm running 12.04.5, all updates. In the past, I've had no trouble, other than having to manually tell the sound subsystem to use HDMI ...
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Audio Stutters while listening to music

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10. While listening to music, They have stutters sometimes. The audio garbles up, sound stops coming for 2 seconds then resumes, and stuff like that. Model is Lenovo s20-30, and I ...
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Cannot switch profile on Bluetooth headphones

I've just switched to ubuntu 15.10 and I encountered a quite annoying bug. When I connect the headset (Betron BT1050) to the laptop, it connects only as a mono device, when I try to switch the ...
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Pulse Audio crackling sound

A week ago I started getting a crackling noise whenever I played videos using VLC. Initially I thought the problem was with VLC so I installed MPV but the issue persisted because it was pulseaudio ...
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How to get bluetooth headset to work as normal? I.e., play audio & record microphone for calls

How can I get my bluetooth headset to work as normal? I would like to be able to play audio and record sound for video calls. I would like it to work similar to using a bluetooth on an android phone. ...
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ubuntu14.04 can't find/connect to philips BT100 Bluetooth speaker

I can't find this device in ubuntu 14.04, while my android phone or ipad can connect to the speaker correctly. (MI_SCALE is not the speaker) I have used my bluetooth connecting thinkpad keyboard ...
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Skype microphone static?

When I go into my skype options, I can't change the recording program - it just says pulse audio. How can I make it use my mic/fix static? I don't know the cause.
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No Sound in ubuntu 14.04 x64 used to work and suddenly stopped

im having some audio problems within ubuntu, iv tried all the fixes on google but still no joy, aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 00:1b.0 Audio ...
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Do “multiple users one machine” work well on Ubuntu?

I'm trying to set up my Ubuntu desktop with multiple users (all except one users are locked and that one is currently working): one for me, one for brother and one guest account. But I've discovered ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Pulseaudio eating my cpu while watching YouTube or using webcam

I cannot use my webcam or watch youtube without static or the frustrating "stuttering" after about 10 to 15 minutes of use. I opened my system monitor and notice the pulseaudio is using at least 50% ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 Pulseaudio pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover initiallization failure

I had a problem with the bluetooth module, the conecctión of the device is correct but when I try to use the Bluetooth device is not in pulseaudio options so I can not use it even though it is ...
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Play audio from another device from input port

I have a Xubuntu 15.10 desktop computer set up to really good speakers. In the back I have a 3.5 mm line in port. I already know how to record incoming audio with pulse audio changing the default ...
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Repair non-functional system sounds?

I have an issues after the latest update to Ubuntu 15.04. My computer no longer plays the 'system-ready' sound on boot up. /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="system-ready" It also does not make any ...