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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16.04 Headphones detected, but not switched on automatically after startup

I have this issue since 15.10, but it started to really grind my gears after making an upgrade to 16.04. Let's say that I have headphones plugged in. I reboot\relog on\boot to ubuntu, and play the ...
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How to mute, unmute and set all output and input audio devices to full volume from command line in ubuntu?

I have seen many questions throughout online, but I could only set the volumes of input and output audio devices that are selected as default in the sound settings of Ubuntu system. These commands ...
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No Sound with Hydrogen Drum Machine

I have an intel NUC kit running Ubuntu 16.04. I installed Hydrogen but can't get any sound. Other apps like Audacity work fine and I've tested the sound in Sound Settings too. Running Hydrogen from ...
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Microphone sound auto adjusting with pulseaudio-echo-cancellation on

So, whenever I activate my pulseaudio-echo-cancellation module, my mic starts auto-adjusting its volume. No applications are open. I am using a USB Headset with a microhpone. The auto-adjusting only ...
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How can I make skype detect all audio input devices?

My current skype installation on ubuntu 16.04 only detects pulse audio server as input device. How can I remove the same and make it detect all the audio input devices separately?
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Sound via HDMI sometimes pitched too low

Sometimes it happens that sound that I play via HDMI is pitched too low. It sounds a bit like everything would be played back with half the tempo. I tried Youtube videos via Firefox and VLC for ...
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Device missing in PulseAudio, shows in Alsa

Couple months ago, I got a fancy new Asus Strix SOAR sound card. With my eyes gleaming and ears ready for top of the line audio, I shut down my PC and installed the card. Low and behold, I boot and ...
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How to permanently set the 'Internal Microphone Built-in-audio' as the default Sound Input device

I recently moved to Ubuntu 16.04 from Windows 10 for various reasons. A major hiccup which I faced in the transition was the audio device compatibility which magically disappeared after I tried a few ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I am Using ubuntu 16.04 on ASUS X555L. sound was working correctly but instantly it just not working. I have try every possible solution given on internet but still blank . My sound setting does not ...
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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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No Sound card detected in Sound Settings, although sound works

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my laptop. When I go to Sound Settings while logged into my user, no sound card appears detected. In spite of this, the sound on my laptop is working ok, and I can ...
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Bluetooth - Connection Failed: blueman.bluez.errors.DBusFailedError: Protocol Not available

first time posting a question - I've searched high and low for an answer. Trying to add a BlueParrott B-250XT+ bluetooth headset On a Thinkpad X230 tablet running Ubuntu 16.04 with its hardware ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 - PulseAudio Equalizer stops working after 10 seconds

I am having problems with the Pulseaudio Equalizer in Kubuntu 16.04 - after 10 seconds the equalizer seems to stop having effect and sound goes back to stock
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Audio issues in Ubuntu 16.04 with Speakers and headphones

While using this guide on the forums, https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036044, I used the fixed as posted and my laptops speakers audio channels are fixed however when headphones are used ...
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Sound problems with intel DG41WV (alc888, intel hdaudio)

I recently built a basic pc for home use (core2duo E8500, Intel DG41WV (with realtek alc888 audio), 2G DDR3 1066 ram, 250G WD HDD), and installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on it. Everything went smoothly, but ...
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Microphone is not working in Skype

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 and Skype. My mic is not working. I have 1 mic attached to the system and another one in my headphone (Beats by Dr. Dre). I followed these steps: Turn PulseAudio autospawn ...
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Can't detect sound card (Ubuntu 16.04)

My soundcard has suddenly stopped working after a reboot. No audio devices appear on sound settings and alsa doesnt detect my soundcard. I've tried to follow some guides I found on the Internet but it ...
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Persistent Dummy Output

The soundcard I want to use is detected and works (it only recently switched to dummy output and didn't allow me to go back). HDMI is no longer listed under Audio and Video - KDE Control Module; ...
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Record a programs output with PulseAudio

I would like to record an output of a program with PulseAudio using command line/bash script. It is important not to record every output of the sound card, but only the one of one specific program. I ...
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No sound on the internet!

I tried using this code gksu gedit /etc/asound.conf then pcm.pulse { type pulse } ctl.pulse { type pulse } pcm.!default { type pulse } ctl.!default { type pulse } and it returns name@name-...
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Jack audio suddenly does not work on Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Audio was working perfectly, even jack, I was able to listen to music using headphones or external speakers. Today I tried to install tuxguitar from its .deb installer and ...
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“Dummy Output” sound in Ubuntu 14.04

None of the other questions about this have solved my issue. I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110. The sound on my Ubuntu 14.04 is driving me crazy. It works and doesn't work randomly as I turn my PC on. ...
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Sound (tray and audio) problem made worse

I had a "dummy output" problem and started messing with the terminal. After trying multiple users' solutions I decided to uninstall pulseaudio and use alsamixer instead. That didn't fix my issue, ...
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No sound from Bluetooth headphones since Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have Nakamichi bluetooth headphones that have synced successfully with the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS OS on my computer. The playing mode even comes up as A2DP in the sound options. When you try to test sound ...
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Bluetooth speakers appears and disappears on searching for devices to connect

I have an Wren V5US bluetooth speakers which was working fine with my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I restarted my system yesterday and it doesn't connect automatically anymore. I feel like I might have made some ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts audio stopped working

Audio just stopped working. I reinstall alsa. also I did this: aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Pulseaudio in HDMI sound crackling

I've recently change my PC OS from MS to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 14.04 can correctly find my HDMI audio but with terrible echo and crackling sound. I fix the echo issue by following the guide here: Sound ...
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Vokoscreen Microphone Audio Not Working

Ok, so recently, I decided to start making youtube videos using a screen recorder. I had previously tried several other Linux distributions, but am now using Xubuntu 16.06 LTS 32-bit on a Dell d410. ...
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Sound Goes Out In Ubuntu 16.04 But Works From Headphones

When I start Ubuntu 16.04 (I dual boot with Windows 7) the sound works from both the headphones and speakers. I can listen to music, watch YouTube videos, and test the sound. After a while, (I don't ...
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Video conferencing: Audio compressor / auto-limiter for the audio output

My work machine is running Ubuntu 14.04, and recently, I had to join several regular video and audio conferences. Those conferences use various conference tools, and I can't influence those. Most ...
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Ubuntu SPDIF input not working

I bought this product , The problem is the SPDIF input not working Linux 4.4.0-28-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 24 10:09:13 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:03.0 ...
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Headphone Jack causes immediate shutdown

Every time I plug in my headphones into my laptop, its seems to power-off immediately after about 1.5-2 seconds. I have tried this with several other Linux distributions and they have all failed, so I ...
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Trying to use squeezelite with existing PulseAudio outputs

So I am trying to set up a squeezebox (Logitech media server) client using squeezelite on my Ubuntu 16.04 install, and am having some trouble getting what I want out of it. What I am trying to ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Stopped Working After Reboot!

As the title says, my sound has stopped working after a reboot. This is a new system (one-week old hardware, fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10). Linux audio is quite complicated, and I've tried my best ...
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How to prevent Pulseaudio from downsampling

How to prevent Pulseaudio from downsampling my music when played? The target is to be able to play lossless formats without any loss. Using Kubuntu 16.04
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miniDSP usbstreamer b and Ubuntu?

Has anyone had success streaming music via a miniDSP usbstreamer b unit? I'm attempting to cut out an extraneous digital->analogue conversion in my laptop-powered stereo system. The usbstreamer b ...
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Digital Surround (HDMI) Output

I recently built a HTPC and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. It's a Shuttle XH61V with an onboard HDMI connection that I'm using to connect to the TV, which in turn connects to the speaker system (5.1). ...
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Huge amount of static/echo over microphone

My microphone regularly bleeds through large amounts of static and the overall quality is terrible. I've tested all the hardware on windows with no problems, so the hardware is fine. I tried using a ...
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DisplayPort without sound in lubuntu

I have installed Lubuntu on my old laptop with Nvidia graphics card. However, when I try connecting it to the TV through DisplayPort, I don't get any sound. I have checked the Nvidia config and there ...
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Why is my Bluetooth headset not working now?

I have an FSL Zero Bluetooth headset which was working fine with Ubuntu until a recent update. I'm on Ubuntu 15.04. The headset is recognised as a Bluetooth device and gets connected but doesn't ...
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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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How to use alsa systemwide and still have a volume tweak

I have found that using alsa and not pulseaudio greatly improves the quality of my sound. I tested this using DeadBeef and "direct ALSA output". I'd like to have my entire system use ALSA directly ...
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No bass from my laptop's build in subwoofer on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on my laptop, running alongside Windows 10 on UEFI, but I run into a few problems. Most of them are fixed now but one thing that bothers me is the fact that ...
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Static noise in microphone recording when laptop connected to power cable

So, whenever I try to record my microphone, and my laptop is plugged to the power socket, I get static noise, but when I disconnect the laptop from the power socket, the noise is gone. I know I can ...
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Sound on speakers, but headphones don't work on Asus X553M [Ubuntu 14.04.1]

I'm having a big problem with my headphones on partner's notebook: it's running on dual boot (Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.1) and although sound works fine on speaker, it doesn't work on headphones. I've ...
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How to start/configure pulseaudio remotely with ssh?

I have a remote machine to which I can ssh. On the remote machine there is a program that uses pulse audio to get input from a USB microphone attached to the remote machine. This setup works fine when ...
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Terminal command to set audio volume?

I have an external sound card which mostly works fine, except that when its first plugged in, or when I turn on my laptop, the volume gets set to 100%. That is, the overall system volume, as shown in ...
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Audio devices detected, but no sound outputting

I cannot seem to get any audio outputting from my computer. Things I've already tried: Alsamixer (un-muting everything) PulseAudio Mixer (testing different devices) Setting my snd-hda-intel to ...
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No Audio from Ubuntu 14.04 installed Dell Optiplex 7040 PC

We have Dell Optiplex 7040 PC. Everything works fine in factory installed Windows 7 OS. However we installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. And now there is no audio from speakers as well as from headphones. I ...