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 14.04.1 Fresh Install - No Sound

I have a fresh install of 14.04.1 on a Asus N550J and I have no sound whatsoever. I have googled and found the original culprit was because the HDMI was set to the default output, this was solved (I ...
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bluetooth does not appear in pulseaudio as a possible source/sink

I am trying to setup my ubuntustudio 14.04 , 64bit as a bluetooth audio sink (service a2snk in a2DP), so that I can redirect music from the android phone to the pc and from there to my speakers. I am ...
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no sound in headphone , ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Asus X450cc. some day ago, every things work fine. To day, when i plug my headphone into computer, it does not sound although speaker work perfectly. Some body give me a solution. Thanks . ...
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Icecast2 streams microphone input instead of sound card output

I'm trying to set up my laptop (14.04 32 bit) to broadcast the music it is playing (using Clementine) to my local wireless network. That way I can listen to my music everywhere on this network using ...
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PulseAudio & Ubuntu 14.04: Audio source switches when using USB device

We have this bug across ALL our Ubunut setups at work, home, everywhere. As soon as we use a USB audio card (approx 90% of all available audio cards are USB nowadays), PulseAudio and Ubuntu forget ...
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Sound problems in Ubuntu 14.04

I am having problems using my audio ports in Ubuntu 14.04. I didnt notice this before, because I use wireless speakers and they use a USB port. But today I tried to use my headphones and I heard ...
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Intel HDA (Realtek ALC887) Audio stutter

Installed on a new PC with an ASUS H97M-Plus motherboard, got everything to work except the audio. While I have sound, and the mixers and volume controls appear to work correctly, the audio is very ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: Audio doesnt work until I change the volume

I have this weird bug that I think I also had with 13.30, where I a movie or Spotify, it doesnt matter which application, and the audio wouldn't play at all. Of course my first reaction would be to ...
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CoolerMaster 5.1 headset not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a USB 5.1 surround sound headset and it's not working how it should. I am able to use the 5.1 surround sound. Sometimes even in Steam games so it is possible. The problem exists when using ...
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No sound into headphones

I will make it quick : I have no sound in my headphones when they are plugged in on my Asus F200CA running Ubuntu 14.04, but : I have sound in the laptop speakers when the headphones are plugged ...
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JBL bluetooth speakers play no sound, a2dp off?

I have JBL bluetooth speakers like this one. With Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Gnome) I get it to pair with my pc, either with gnome-bluez or blueman, but I am unable to reproduce any sound. I stumbled upon ...
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A2DP on PulseAudio - terrible choppy/skipping audio

I have paired my Bluetooth headset with my Ubuntu 12.04 laptop with a Bluetooth chip inside: lsusb | grep Bluetooth Bus 003 Device 003: ID 045e:0745 Microsoft Corp. Nano Transceiver v1.0 for ...
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Tinny sound on Lenovo U510

I want to ask, how can I tweak my sounds from speakers. It now sounds so tinny, like the sound comes from a tin can. In Windows, I don't have any problems with it, but in Ubuntu it sounds just awful. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Microphone Static

I haven't found any other askubuntu questions that I'm actually looking for.. So, every time I use my internal microphone, whether its during a Skype call or when I'm testing it on the ...
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Fn keys not working

I wanted to give Lubuntu a try. Everything works, even audio now, except the volume control with fn keys, and it would be nice to have those back. lol Running on a Toshiba Satellite C75D-A if that's ...
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How do I get my Sound indicator back

I run Xubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo S10 Ideapad Netbook. I have 200GB HDD Space and 1GB of ram. I wanted to give ubuntu a second chance but I installed it using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop I was ...
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No sound output both speakers and headphone toshiba satellite m55 Xubuntu 12.10

I am running Xubuntu 12.10 and I was trying to repair the sound on the headphone jack since I had sound output through there and now I have no sound what so ever. So I think I made things worst. No ...
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Rediricting Applications into virtual sinks

I want to separate sound from different applications, using virtual sinks, then mix them together into single output of my soundcard, all using pulseaudio. is there an option to do such thing?
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How do I loopback 2 input streams + line-in to line-out? (12.04)

I'm trying to put together a simple Karaoke system with 2 microphones. I've fiddled with the config from this post and am able to get 1 mic to loopback, along with youtube, to the the line-out. But ...
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Pops and Crackles problem with music files streamed to sound system

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I did look but couldn't find what I needed. I have copied my music collection from OSX to Ubuntu. My music is a mixture of MP3, AAC, ALAC and AIFF files. ...
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Audio without X

Crosspost from /r/linuxquestions: I am trying to convert my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop into a headless server and need everything running without X needing to start. I've gotten the partitions to mount ...
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Gstreamer 0.10.21 - how to update faad decoder version from 0.10.22.3 to 0.10.23

How to only update one decoder? I have one hardware which is using echo cancel + noise reduction, when i use decoder faad version 0.10.22.3 it does not work even using WebRTC or PJ echo. I need to ...
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lubuntu - audio drives not recognized

I typed sudo dpkg -l | grep -e alsa -e pulseaudio again, and got this: ii alsa-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu4 all ALSA driver configuration files ii alsa-utils 1.0.25-4ubuntu2 i386 Utilities for ...
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No sound through HDMI

I noticed that I can't send sound to my television when I connect my laptop to my tv through hdmi. I noticed that the hdmi is recognised, but I can't select it. I tried setting a profile to it, by ...
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Save microphone and audio out volume levels in PulseAudio to a file that can be restored from

I have to fiddle around far too often to use Skype, and it's not clearly Skype's fault. I want to work around the problem by saving the audio level settings to disk and restoring them. Please tell me ...
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pulse audio volume control

having some trouble with pulse audio volume control. When run it, I get the error message you can see in the window in the screen shot below. However when I run start-pulseaudio-x11 in the ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
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Stream Ubuntu audio to remote XMBC

I have a Raspberry Pi set up with an XMBC media server that can accept Airplay or UPNP inputs over the local network. I'd like to push audio streams to the Pi. I have managed to make it work with ...
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Multiple pulseaudio multicast “channels”

I'm running a ubuntu server, I've configured it with a pulseaudio RTP multicast sink. This sink is in use for a multitude of applications. What i'm looking for now is if there is a way to have an ...
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Why have I lost the 2.1 sound settings on my Asus N76VZ DH71?

I've just got the Asus N76VZ DH71 with a Sonicmaster subwoofer. I got the output on the sonicmaster, but essential its a right channel, not the sub. I was following: No sound from external ...
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No sound output (MSI K8N NEO4/CK804 AC'97)

I have a K8N NEO4 motherboard with a built in AC'97 sound card. It has a digital spdif output I wish to utilize. My reciever is a Denon AVR 1709 which supports afaik DTS/AC3 in 44100 & 48000 hz. ...
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How to achieve Echo Cancellation with Pulse Audio?

I want to use Echo cancellation for my Skype calls and Empathy on Ubuntu 12.10 (pulseaudio 2.1). Anyone knows how to do that?
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5.1 Subwoofer and Front center audio swapped (12.04)

Well, as the title says, my subwoofer and central audio are swapped. I tried, as a post said, to manually modify the audio channels in /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/profile-sets/default.conf. I ...
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Pulseaudio not using card I want output from

Sound on Ubuntu stopped working (however on Windows 7 it works). I just tried ubuntu-bug audio and gave the following output: You don't seem to have configured PulseAudio to use the card you want ...
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No Sound when i start Ubuntu

i have ubuntu 14.04. After login my audio is disabled and it gets enabled only when i do pkill -f jackd what should i do to turn on audio by default in startup
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Audio is no longer working, after trying to fix In-game sound for playonlinux

So, following this guide here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure) this is the output for the ALSA debug script: http://pastebin.com/zZTAxeQN Everything was working ...
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VLC sounds problems after seek

When VLC Media player is used for playing 720p+ videos, it starts out fine. But when we seek, it stops producing any sound at all (like the player is in mute) and when we seek for couple of times more ...
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PulseAudio resample settings with USB DAC

2 USB DAC which support 192/24bit resampling. I connected it to my laptop and changed settings in /etc/pulse/daemon.conf to default-sample-format = s24le default-sample-rate = 192000 and It seems ...
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Audio not working kubuntu dell xps 13 9343

I am facing audio problems on kubuntu 14.04. I have already removed the fast boot from windows 8. So, That can't be the problem. I was trying this: ...
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No sound anymore on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried Renoise on Ubuntu 14.04, but it complained about Jackd and ALSA threads. I installed pulseaudio-module-jack and jackd hoping that it would help. It didn't. Instead I now lost all my sounds ...
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No sound and 'Dummy Output' in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running a dell XPS 13 (developers edition). I had Ubuntu 14.04 from the beginning and for about 2 months everything was working great. After a while, sometimes when i had my earplugs plugged in, ...
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Wine, no sound at X :1

sound for Wine-1.7.34 works at :0 open a new X session at :1 lets make audio possible at :1 with: usermod -a -G audio $USER #requires re-login pax11publish -D :1 -e DISPLAY=:1 ck-launch-session ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: no sound in headphones after last unity crash

For some reason, recently, unity started getting stuck after resuming from "sleep mode". I restarted it with unity --replace in tty (Alt-F1) or rebooted system and it worked fine after it. Today, it ...
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How to control speaker balance or disable one speaker?

I have a laptop with two speakers: one is blown and playing unpleasant distorted sound. How do I permanently deactivate it or control it using balance? A terminal command is preferred, I reckon. ...
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Play sound at a given volume bypassing system volume

I want Ubuntu to play an alarm sound at a given volume (say, 100%), regardless of the current master volume setting. For instance, if master volume is at 0%, I still want my alarm to play at 100%. ...
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Pulseaudio recommended use

How do I accomplish basic tasks with Pulseaudio, like playing a sound? I'm finding "documentation", e.g., https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PulseAudio or http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=789578, and ...
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Audigy LS sound card plays static or white noise on Dell 9100 with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am upgrading and old Dell 9100 that came with a Dell (OEM) Audigy LS sound card and Windows XP. Everything is working OK except the sound. When you try to play a sound, all you get is static or ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04

This may be a possible dublicate... Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100% I can't change my volume anymore using Fn+Left/Right on the Keyboard (MSI GS70) But all ...
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Wha't kind of model I've to add in my alsa-base.conf file

I've several problem with my sound card as : No sound when the HDMI is plugged, External SubWofer and the laptop speaker didn't switch off when I plugged headphone. It's an ASUS N550LF with 14.04 ...
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Glitch free solution to stream sound output from an ubuntu machine to another (14.10 both)

I have this setup: laptop with wifi-AC -> AC capable router -> laptop with AC (directional antenna) -> hi-fi speakers. I don't have any network problems, everything is really fast and I can ...