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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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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when using pulseaudio, internal sink not selectable

using unity-control-center/sound, there is only a selection for the HDMI audio output, not for the internal sound. the internal sound has jacks on the back of the mother board. What do I need to do ...
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No sound 12.04 (Dummy output)

Its been weeks with no sound. I feel like Ive tried everything but somethings just dont seem right. I am a new user and so far i love Ubuntu but this sound issue is making me unsure. Im NOT muted. Ive ...
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How can I reinstall pulseaudio? (12.04 64bit)

I accidentally removed pulseaudio from my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have tried reinstalling it using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio but my sound card doesn't appear in the list of the devices (in ...
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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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There isn't coming any sound out of the headphone jack [on hold]

When I take the headphones out, there is sound and when I set the HDMI as output there is sound to.
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How to record with sox?

I would like to record some text-to-speech. Right now I pipe the audio to play so that it can be played. The command that I use to play the tts is play -q - I have tried using audio-record and ...
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pulseaudio - startup failed - no sound

Approximately 3 days ago the sound stopped working. What worries me that I had a working system and I haven`t made any changes to it. Quite long time now that the pa-equalizer(webup8) stopped working, ...
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Setting up a bluetooth audio-microphone headset on ubuntu 12.04

I recently purchased a Henson BTH033 bluetooth headset with a built in microphone. I would ideally like to use it as my primary audio-microphone output-input on my ubuntu install. Here is my ...
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No sound out of Ubuntu 15.04

There is literally no sound, I've tried every solution online I could find. It start when I unplugged my Microphone. I've tried reinstalling alsa and pulseaudio, booting in different kernel, ...
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How to exclude certain device from being grabbed by PulseAudio?

To cut a long story short: I have a specific case with application run in Wine. The thing is this application is not seeing my sound input device when this device is grabbed by PulseAudio. ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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Duplicate CyanogenMod's DSP Manager effect on Ubuntu

I have an Android phone with CyanogenMod installed. I use it to listen to music on the way home, and I prefer to listen to it with a slight bass boost. CyanogenMod comes with a built-in DSP Manager, ...
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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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How to configure 2 bluetooth speakers with 2 bluetooth dongles?

I normally stream to my computer speakers and to a bluetooth speaker by using pulseaudio. So far no major problems. But then I though about connecting a second bluetooth speaker. I use the bluetooth ...
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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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No audio in DELL XPS 13 (Ubuntu 15.04)

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (desktop edition, 64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) notebook. Prior to installation, I upgraded the computer bios to A03. The kernel I am running is 3.19.0-15. I ...
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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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Microphone doesn't work!

So, I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 and then after all Skype. But when I want to talk with someone my microphone actually get high. He is changing from Rear Microphone (that's is version who works) to ...
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12.04 Audio skipping occasionally

I'm having a problem with skipping audio on two different machines, both with up-to-date Ubuntu 12.04 Desktop installed (one 32 bit, the other 64) It doesn't happen all the time (maybe once per song ...
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Difference between mpg123 and mpg123-alsa

On my Ubuntu machine I have both mpg123 and mpg-alsa in /usr/bin (though former is linked to /etc/alternatives/mpg123). The documentation for both just says that they read files and URLs and play ...
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15.04 - Delays after logging off

Preparing Windows 10 arrival and refusing to let Microsoft or any other company to watch my activity, I finally also installed Ubuntu on our family computer in the leaving room after using it on my ...
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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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no sound after upgrade to 15.04

hello I tried the alsamixer in the terminal and the GUI both have volume all the way up and was unmuted and I had sound before but I had to upgrade case something happened and every one said an ...
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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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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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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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Thinkpad T440s internal mic not working in Ubuntu 15.04

My internal microphone on my thinkpad t440s is not picking up any audio on Ubuntu 15.04. For reference, here is the output of lspci and my kernel I am running. philip@philip:~$ lspci 00:00.0 Host ...
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Share an audio playback stream through a live audio (video) conversation like Skype

In conversations using Skype, I often want to share sound output (e.g. of a Youtube video) with other people I am talking with. So I am looking for a way to route the output to the recording input ...
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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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No microphone input Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS Lenovo T420

I was trying to do some recordings with my new jack splitter. It's a Y cable with a 3.5mm 4 segment male jack, connecting to the computer port, and two female 3.5mm sockets, one for headphones ...
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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 ...
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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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Why is it impossible to set audio jack connector to input?

I have got an Acer Aspire V3-371 notebook which has only a single audio jack connector. I am quite sure that it should be possible to set it to input (for recordings) as well. I have found and tried ...
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Sound problem in skype 4.2 in ubuntu 13.10

From RhythmBox, i have confirmed that sound output device is working fine, internal mic/external mic are working as per movement of bar in Input device section of PulseAudio. However, when I start ...
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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 ...
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Sound problems after upgrading Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I had no sound after upgrading ubuntu 12.04 LTS using sudo apt-get upgrade. In the window Sound settings there is no device through which sound can be played. Alsamixer says that this sound device ...
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Real-Time Volume Leveling & Audio Outputs

I've been looking around for something like this, but the only solution I found here only works for one output, and is very inelegant. I want something that will raise quiet sounds, lower loud ones, ...
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Lag on pulseaudio to react to media keys

I'm using *Ubuntu 15.04 and when I start (turn on) the pc, pulse audio lags minutes to react to media keys. So, if I press the up or down volume key, the volume of the system reacts minutes later on a ...
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How to improve the quality of music playing in Ubuntu?

I don't know how to start debugging it, but when I play music using XBMC it sounds a lot better than when using Clementine. I know it is a little subjective, but although I love XBMC great features, ...
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Bluetooth device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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External audio interface sometimes not recognized

I just bought and external usb audio interface (Focusrite Scarlett 2i2) and tried to set it up with my laptot running Ubuntu 14.04. The problem is that it behaves weirdly. Sometimes, it is recognized ...
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problem to push volume beyond 100% on Ubuntu GNOME

I made a bash script to push the volume beyond 100% in Ubuntu GNOME, to be able to start it during the boot process as my laptop's sound in Ubuntu is so weak. The script is /usr/bin/volume150.sh and ...
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Can't configure 5.1 audio with 12.04

I have an Intel ALC892 and a Nvidia GT 520m connected to speakers via HDMI. On lspci, I see 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02) ...
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How should i overcome the installation that had failed to create secure directory

And i'm new in the Ubuntu World. i'm on the final stage trying to intall Ubuntu 14.04 in my pc. i fisrt met a partitionning issue which i have overcameth by forcing it to pass and continue the ...
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system settings not showing all settings [duplicate]

This is a weird problem I am having after installing ubuntu 14.04. When I click on system settings, it shows only 7 fields:           Personal: Language ...
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Blue Snowball iCE Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently purchased a Blue Snowball iCE microphone. It seems like this person and this person had success using this on earlier versions of Ubuntu. When I plug in this microphone, it's not recognized ...
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Where's device file of the sound card?How can I play by C

In /dev, I just find /dev/console, rather than /dev/dsp, /dev/audio, etc., which friends told me the device file of sound card in Linux. Now, I want to play music and change the volume by C in Ubuntu ...
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Digital audio does not work

I am having problems getting S/PDIF and HDMI audio working on Ubuntu 15.04. The S/PDIF output shows up in "System Settings > Sound", but no sound is outputted. The HDMI output does not show up. I ...
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No sound in Lubuntu 14.04 but everything seems to be OK?

Following some manipulation I lost completely my sound in Lubuntu 14.04. When trying to play a file, this message is printed: $ aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav Playing WAVE ...