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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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6

Ubuntu 16.04 can't see my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 connection. Alsa mixer doesn't get any device. But on LiveCD Ubuntu 16.04 it works. Also full installation of Ubuntu 16.04 from LiveCD was without any ...
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Bluetooth audio sink refuses to connect in Ubuntu 14.04 (bluez, blueman)

Bluetooth just absolutely refuses to connect to any audio sinks. I've tried with two separate speakers that I can pair with just fine on iOS, yet when I try, I get this error in blueman: Connection ...
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Headphones no longer detected in 16.04

When using Ubuntu 15.10, my headphones were auto-detected properly. Since upgrading to 16.04, that is no longer the case. I can force output to them using either pavucontrol or ...
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Check PulseAudio sink volume

Is there any command to check the PulseAudio sinks volume. Means I want display PulseAudio volume of particular sinks in % i.e. 50% I already set the volume using pactl set-sinks-volume 1 50% ...
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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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bt-audio: Command not found

I've performed the update on Ubuntu 16.04 recently and everything works fine, but I discovered that the command bt-audio does not work anymore. More specifically, if I enter the command the terminal ...
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play audio through bluetooth speakers in 12.04 using CLI

I have gone through the whole gamut of trials with setting up playing audio through bluetooth and have not been able to make it work reliably (i.e., got it to work one time, and has not worked after ...
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How to install microphone for skype in Ubuntu 14.04,Unavailable microphone on Sound settings!

Please help me to trouble shoot the issue. getting output after: $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller ...
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Ts3/Mumble distorted output or high pitched input

I have an condenser microphone connected to a Steinberg UR22 audio interface. Whenever i connect to an Teamspeak/Mumble Server all my sound output(including outside TS) gets heavily distorted. I can ...
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My sound stopped working today, how can I fix it?

This seems to be a problem with pulseaudio. I was logged in over VNC on my phone and started playing a video this caused X to crash (as sometimes happens). I restarted and suddenly the sound doesn't ...
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Using HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station

I have a Dell Latitude combined with a docking station. On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I was able to choose a HDMI/DisplayPort device in the sound settings playing the sound via the monitor speakers. After ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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How do I fix this PulseAudio server crash without rebooting?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, the audio server encounters occasional crashes, so that I'm forced to reboot the system in order to have it play audio. Alsamixer looks ok, nothing is muted. Moreover, I tried ...
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Headphones randomly turn off and music dies

I have been experiencing a strange problem with my Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Headset. I will be listening to music or watching YouTube or something and Randomly the audio will just cut out and all videos ...
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How to enable 5.1 channel playback on a Realtek ALC887-VD chip?

I have an ASUS F2A55-M LE board which includes a Realtek ALC887-VD chip. Stereo audio playback works just fine but I have a 5.1 speaker set that I would like to use. I am able to achieve full surround ...
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Sound problem in Kubuntu Cubeutils + Youtube on Firefox

On Kubuntu 16.04 when listening Youtube randomly when I set audio volume to maximum it will (depends od Youtube video) automatically change volume on system audio on Audio settings (CubeUtils). ...
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I screwed up! Sound didn't work tried to fix… lost a large amount of my system settings

I was following this guide, attempting to make my bluetooth headphones work: http://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/ and then my system settings (mostly) disappeared! I followed the 1st ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Cannot Use USB Audio: fwupd Bug

In 15.10, both internal Intel and external USB audio were working. After upgrading to 16.04, USB audio has stopped working but Intel remains functional. Any ideas? The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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How to make PulseAudio show my volume controls

I created an Alsa sound card device driver for my sound card. My speakers and headset are connected to the sound card directly and I can control the volume of both in my driver. In my sound card ...
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Bluetooth audio doesn't work - Ubuntu Gnome

I'm having problems regarding a bluetooth speaker. It does connect with the system, in the bluetooth setting I can see that the device is connected, but I can not see the option to select external ...
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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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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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PulseAudio crashing in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

So, when I boot my laptop the first 10 minutes when I start an application, like the terminal, the window freezes and crashes. After a while it will work but sometimes it return. When I want to reboot ...
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How do I stream music to my AirTunes?

I have used PulseAudio, but it sometimes works, sometimes it does not... Also my Rhythmbox doesn't play the songs sometimes and just hangs there paused. Is there a more stable option to stream and ...
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mocp at high playback speed

I found several posts online but none here about mocp's high playback speed but none seems to solve the problem. Some indicate it's a problem with pusleaudio. Can it be fixed? MOCP version: 2.5.0 ...
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alsamixer cannot open mixer: Invalid argument

No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 seems after upgrading kernel... I googled solutions, but cannot solve my problem. And I enter the command alsamixer in terminal. The output is this: cannot open mixer: Invalid ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Audio not working correctly

Ubuntu 16.04 audio not working correctly. No hardware listed in audio settings and sound above 100% does not stay set. I have read another post telling me to delete the pulse folder from ...
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How can I toggle between two audio outputs via terminal?

I have two audio outputs: one is a wireless headset, the other is my laptop's built-in 3.5mm jack. How do I switch between them via the terminal? Ultimately, I want to assign a keyboard shortcut to do ...
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The sound on many of my games crackles and sounds distorted

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, ...
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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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Realtime noise-removal with PulseAudio?

Is it possible to do realtime noise-removal with PulseAudio, so the sound output that's coming out is smoother?
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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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Realtek sound card + dual boot windows and ubuntu = not working properly

I have some big issues with my sound card. For instance when I boot up on windows and reboot and login into ubuntu, the sound does not work anymore. I have to shutdown my laptop and turn it on again ...
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No output on headphone jack Ubuntu 14.04

This question is quite frequent but still. The (few) other answered threads did not help. It used to work - it stoped at some point. I cannot point to the exact time, but it definitly worked with a ...
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Send monitor / null-sink over network with pulseaudio

This is the scenario: On my computer (we name it A) my microphone and the output from VLC get mixed into a null-sink / loopback which is used in TeamSpeak. This is how I do this: pactl load-module ...
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My Toshiba R830 wont play any sound, do I need drivers or else?

I just installed Ubuntu on my R830 but for some odd reason I dont hear any kind of sound. I dont know if it's driver based or if my speakers or even Soundcard just died on me for some weird reason. ...
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SoundCard isn't recognized at all

I just install ubuntu 16.04 on my HP pavilion x2 210. I don't have sound at all. In the settings the sound card is marked as dummy. On the HP website they give driver for realtek audio. but the driver ...
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PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04

EDIT: Works for 16:04 as well I am having trouble connecting my bluetooth speakers with a fresh 15.10 install. The speakers are connected however they are not listed as available audio device. I ...
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KDE 5 - How to easily switch between audio outputs?

I currently have KDE 5 Plasma installed which I like a lot. However, it is not possible to easily switch between Audio outputs from One Soundcard (SPDIF and analog) like it was possible in Unity. Is ...
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Pulseaudio USB Microphone

I have a USB webcam with a built in microphone. The microphone works and pulseaudio is able to detect it, but not listen to it, i.e. it acknowledges that it is there and lets me change the settings ...
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AlsaMixer mistakes the speakers for the headphones

I've had no sound on my laptop speakers for a few weeks now. The only solution I found was going to AlsaMixer in the command line and unmuting the "Headphone" bar, then the speakers start to work, ...
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USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
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On reconfiguring hdajackretask after a clean install of 16.04 'Apply Now' to test would fail yet installing 'Boot Override' was successful

I performed a clean install of 16.04 yesterday and ran into a strange issue. I've followed this process in the past - ...
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How to save a default input device (microphone) in pavucontrol?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (with xfce4 desktop) and Skype. I want to use a microphone of my Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000. Following this answer I managed to get it to work by choosing the correct ...
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My HDMI audio output disappears after my screen is turned off for a long while

CPU: intel i5-4460 iGPU: intel HD4600 It happens after I turn my screen off for a long while, if it isn't turned off for a long time, it won't happpen.
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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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How to disable microphone volume auto adjustment in Cisco Webex

I am using Cisco Webex for the online meetings, the problem is that the microphone volume automatically goes to maximum and I just can't decrease it. Is there any way to solve this problem? Any help ...
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How can I restart pulseaudio without logout?

Sometimes pulseaudio service stops and it doesn't restarts itself when I open an audio file with banshee or totem. How I can make it start again without logout?
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How to clone audio output?

I have two sets of speakers: one is set of stereo loudspeakers with a subwoofer (not 2.1, just a sub with a low-pass filter) and the other is a set of stereo speakers with a headphone jack, used ...