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 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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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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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound on HDMI output

I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an issue with switching audio output to HDMI when external monitor (television) is connected. Here is my setup: I created "udev rule" 10-hdmi_sound.rules in ...
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 RAOP to Airport Express 2nd Generation doesn't work, how do I debug and get it working?

I have never had any luck with RAOP or Stream2Ip from Ubuntu 12.04 or 13.04 to my airport express 2nd generation. In pulseaudio the airplay device either discovered by RAOP in paprefs or connected to ...
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Automatically switch sound output device to Bluetooth headset & force to A2DP profile on connection

My bluetooth headset (Plantronics Backbeat Go2) is connected just fine with my system, but there are several manual steps I have to take to make this work that I would very much like to have ...
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No sound after suspend/standby

For some reason I don't have any sound after suspend/standby on Ubuntu 14.04.1. It happens on a XMG C504, and the online solutions do NOT work. According to alsamixer the 0 is a Intel Haswell HMDI ...
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Can't select Blue Yeti Pro USB Microphone in sound settings menu

Today, I recieved a shiny new Blue Yeti Pro USB microphone in the mail. I did my research to make sure that it would work. I found the following websites, and this is what led me to believe that it ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 - No Audio Pulse Broken

Trying to fix audio output. NVIDIA GT 520 is the card so HDMI audio. It was working perfectly in 11.10. Following the steps at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/So...otingProcedure Here is my ...
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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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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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I need help configuring PulseAudio Equalizer default.pa

Recently I faced an issue with pulseaudio equalizer on my PC with Ubuntu 14.04 the thing is that each and every reboot it puts pcm level to max db and the sound becomes distorted. It does that when ...
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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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Pulseaudio doesn't work with Jack

At my wits end with Pulseaudio and Jack. I have followed every how to guide I can find, I've installed and reinstalled the Jack sink and source modules for PA and tried Qjackctl and Cadence. I am at ...
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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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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PulseAudio recognising it as an capture source. Here are some facts and hopefully one of you experienced this ...
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How can I cleanly remove PulseAudio in Ubuntu 14.04?

I am having sound issues in Ubuntu 14, mostly underruns causing skipped and ugly noises and I want to remove pulse audio in an attempt to debug. But when I do this breaks system settings in ubuntu. ...
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Too much noise while recording sound from mic on 14.04 LTS

I want to record sound from mic in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I do this with good quality in windows 7 or 8.1. I am using the pulse input(pulse audio) with audacity. It records voices but with lots of noises. ...
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Enable Mic in Wine ? (Alsa/Pulseaudio)

I'm not able to make a mic work with wine-1.7.30 (the mic is the integrated mic in my pc and works fine with other applications ) I found some suggestions but they don't seem to work. Anyone manage ...
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How do I stop my speaker from POPPING when I plug and unplug my headphones?

my laptop speakers pop very loudly every time I plug in or unplug my headphones. I followed the suggested advice of disabling Auto-Mute Mode in alsamixer, and voila, no more popping. HOWEVER, now I ...
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pulseaudio not monitoring any audio output (i.e., ProjectM cannot work properly)

I've got an Acer Aspire TimelineX 3830TG with LUbuntu 12.10. Sound is working ok with all programs, but ProjectM Visualization is not. In pulseaudio preferences i can choose the analog or digital ...
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Change application volume from terminal

Is there a way to change individual application volumes from the terminal? I found a way to change the master volume which is amixer -D pulse sset Master 50% but I would like to be able to change ...
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HDMI is not displayed in the “Sound” settings on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need some assistance, I have 2 laptops, a Toshiba and a DELL XPS M1330, the problem is using my DELL laptop, when I use the HDMI cable to use the TV as monitor the display works fine however the ...
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Help ubuntu sound issuse's (14.4)

I am really new to Ubuntu. I have version 14.04 and I have been having a tonne of problems with sound; my issues are: There are no sound drivers showing up on system menu. When I get sound to work ...
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Is it possible to use an alsa user defnied pcm as pulsaudio sink

I've define an alsa processing trough alsaequal plugin (caps Eq10 + caps Compress). Here is my /etc/asound.conf file : pcm.comp { type equal; slave.pcm "plughw:0,0"; library ...
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Merge two audio sources with avconv

I am trying to record my desktop with avconv. It's working pretty good. My only problem is that one of my audio channels is too slow / downpitched and so has an offset. Adding an offset to the stream ...
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No audio in rendered video files

After upgrading to Ubuntu 14.10 I now have no audio in any video file I render. I've tried both Kdenlive and Openshot and get the same results. All other audio works. All other digital movie files ...
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Blank screen after login

I think I know how I got here. I was trying to get audio working and issued the command sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio It seemed like it was removing a lot of packages I did ...
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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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Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it)

when I look at the audio configuration, I see that there is only one microphone configured. When selected, this microphone doesn't really record sound, instead it gives inaudible pops and cracks as I ...
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Strange ALSA/Pulseaudio Bugs

I have some serious issues with my sound on my xubuntu 14.04. Every 2-4 seconds my sound makes some noises. The volume bar in the top right won't stop showing volume changed to 100% and within 0,5sec ...
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Airplay from Ubuntu 14.10 to Speakers

I would like to stream music from my Ubuntu 14.10 machine to Airplay speakers. I followed the instructions here. After doing so, I can see the Airplay speakers to which I'd like to connect in both ...
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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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UAC1 DAC (ODAC): digital vs analog output

I am trying to get Ubuntu to output I2S output to my ODAC. When I go into sound settings, I get two options. Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IEC958, so it must actually mean S/PDIF...) Analogue Output ...
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Sound won't work xubuntu after installing pulseaudio

I installed pulseaudio yesterday on my computer because I read that skype is using pulseaudio but when i rebooted my computer the sound stopped working on my machine completely . What should I do i ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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How to fix “No Soundcards Found”

I was trying to get IEC958/SPDIF optical out working on my ASUS P8P67PRO V3 motherboard running Natty and I seem to have wiped out a crucial part of my sound setup. Here is the output from some ...
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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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I cannot find .asoundrc in the home directory, does it exist in 14.04?

So I'm trying to configure my laptop's PulseAudio so that I can record my microphone and from my sound card at the same time. Every tutorial says that I need to make edits to the .asoundrc file. ...
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Listen to pulseaudio rtp stream using VLC

I want to listen to Pulseaudio's RTP multicast stream using VLC, but it's not working out. First, I try to determine where it's playing: tcpdump -n net 192.0.0.0/8 -c 10 Which gives me listening ...
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Lost all sound in Xubuntu 14.04

The other day, all sound in my Xubuntu 14.04 installation suddenly stopped working. I first tried this: rm -r ~/.config/pulse pulseaudio --kill Which was suggested here, but it didn't do the trick. ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 USB sound card problems

I'm having problems getting a USB sound device from Schiit Audio to work. Goggle found plenty of cases where other people have had problems, but I am past their problems into one of my own. To start ...
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How to map a microphone to a stereo input using pulseaudio?

I have the following setup: Behringer C3 microphone > Scarlet 2i2 USB > Computer The setup is successfully recognized and works (almost) perfectly with pulseaudio. I can switch the recording device ...
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How to change sound volume without AlsaMixer?

since I'm on root user I can't change sound volume by keyboard (on button +volume or -volume). There is no sound icon in the top of the screen. The sound control in the settings is not working ...
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Audio broken, sound related settings are missing

OK, first I will list the symptoms of the problem No volume icon in tray No sound unless manually adjusted using a audio mixer No items in sound settings (input, output, and applications) No "sound" ...
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No audio in Firefox, Chrome, Spotify, etc. on Ubuntu 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit and I'm having some issues with my audio. I have an Intel H61 Express chipset and I'm using the HDMI out to my home theatre system. When I select the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and playing songs from cron

I recently upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 14.04. After the upgrade the system no longer plays the few songs I had it play via crontab. The crontab lines look like so: 0 9 * * 1-5 ...
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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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Weird sound effects issues: effects delayed with hard freeze; volume changes either don't play or repeats the sound effect many times. Can I fix this?

This new laptop I have has a weird issue with sound effects: occasionally, I presume due to some low-moderate level of load, the audio subsystem gets stuck, delaying sound effects (and sometimes ...