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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Chrome creates too many pulseaudio streams

I have a slight problem with my Chrome (in the chrome help forum they couldnt help me). My Chrome is creating a new audio stream for each video, sound stream or somthing like that (mostly one stream ...
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Using ALSA instead Pulseaudio and “logout” issue (14.04.1)

I have a usb dac and I would like to use ALSA instead of Pulseaudio. First, I stopped the pulseaudio permanently: echo autospawn=no > ~/.pulse/client.conf pulseaudio -k Alsamixer gets cannot ...
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Record from two ports of the same source simultaneously with PulseAudio

After a lot of searching and finding nothing which seems to be of any help, I came here to ask help from someone smarter than me. I need to record 2 audio feeds simultaneously. The one is from the ...
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xubuntu: permanently unlocking/separating sound output channels

I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 and it has really useful feature of 'unlocking' output channels, so if channels are not locked together the volume level will be controlled separately. Unfortunately this ...
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Audio not working. Alsa-info attached

Out of the blue yesterday my speakers stopped working. Headphones work fine. Noone was touching the computer, so I don't suspect hardware failure (although it is possible...) I've pasted my ...
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How _else_ to debug sound problems caused by a messed up application to the entire system?

The cause I run up to date Ubuntu GNOME. From time to time (and it happened on previous versions too) I experience the problem when the sound works properly and suddenly an app (last time Audacity, ...
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linux volume change after plugging USB camera or changing playback from a different SW

When I plug in a USB camera then the volume levels are changed to some preset values. It also happens sometimes when I start some audio playback from a different SW (e.g. radiotray or mplayer). I ...
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How to switch between audio outputs when both headphones and speakers are connected?

I have the M5A97 motherboard, with the audio ports displayed on this picture: As you can see on the part labelled "Audio", there are 6 jacks. By default, the pink one is configured to be the ...
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How do I PERMANENTLY add gain to front center audio track only?

After YEARS of not being able to find an answer as to why certain videos had background music drowning out voices, I finally got an answer, kinda. For reasons that I have long since given up on ...
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USB audio device not fully working after hotplug

Since upgrading (from 12.04) to 14.04.1, when I hotplug my USB headset, it does not work right. It won't show up in capture controls, sometimes not even in playback devices. I have to fiddle with ...
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Sound card vanished from sound settings

For no apparent reason the sound card is no longer visible in sound settings. Even dummy device is gone. Unsurprisingly flash produces no sound. The sound card is working as the system sounds are ...
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Setting pulseaudio's default device to analog out

I'm having problems with setting default audio out to analog output. basically i have two devices. Internal mobo sound card and graphics card with HDMI output, which have their own sound system. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound Issue: Both Audio Channels Playing Over Only One Speaker

Looking for some help as I have already posted in numerous help forums and was still unable to resolve an issue. System Info: HP Probook 6470b (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Win7) Intel Corporation 7 ...
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pulseaudio recording feedback

When I rebuild pulseaudio (need to create a plugin) I have a bad speaker.monitor. It added null samples after each stop of a aplay command? Then the microphone are not anymore synchonous. I did not ...
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Beep on caps and num lock not working

I've activated the beep when you press caps and num lock, but it is not working (I mean there's no sound when you press them). My guess is that it tries to use the motherboard tiny built in speaker, ...
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Pulseaudio switching to the wrong output after plugging out headphones

I have ElementaryOS (I know, not supported by you, but the issue has nothing to do with that) running on a late 2006 MacBook. For some reason, I can see two audio channels ("Speaker" and "Speaker 1") ...
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Pulse Audio EQ Alternative

I have been using ubuntu 14.04 around 3 weeks as my primary os. I'm really into music, i'm using lmms etc. If i install this eq, it messes up my auto switches between hdmi and audio out and sound is ...
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No sound after kernel update / ubuntu 14.04 x64

I upgraded a couple of days ago to the latest kernel: uname -a Linux tirith 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Hadn't use the box much, but ...
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How do I restore my Sound in Kubuntu?

Recently, I created a fresh installation of Kubuntu 14.04. At first everything worked fine, and I was tweaking settings to get everything working properly and installing the things I needed to get ...
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Sound no longer recognized after latest kernel upgrade (14.04)

This morning Software Updater showed notification of new updates. The kernel was part of the update which then required a reboot. Once I rebooted, my sound was gone and no longer recognized buy the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problem “ALSA error: snd_pcm_hw_params failed: Input/output error.”

I've been trying to install manually a package (http://hfujita.github.io/pulseaudio-raop2/). Now my sound system is not working (no output). Furthermore, when I try to play music in audacious, it ...
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How do I get the Tascam US122L USB audio interface to work?

I have a Tascam US122L (NOT US122). I've spent hours trying to get this to work but it just won't detect in Pulse Audio Volume Control. I've installed the Alsa firmware and Alsa firmware loaders and ...
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Installed and then removed Pulseaudio and it's messed up the system

I was having some minor problems with the audio on my machine in that when I connected to HDMI there was no option to play sound out of HDMI sometimes (as described by this thread No choice for HDMI ...
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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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H800 Logitech headphones not working properly

So, I bought these headphones, and I'm trying to use it with Ubuntu. Using it to listen to music (A2DP profile) works perfectly. However, when I try to use them with Skype, Google Hangouts, or ...
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Alsamixer issues!

I am currently running chrubuntu off of my Samsung Chromebook. Everything runs great except that I have no sound comeing through my speakers. I use to have to go from my terminal to alsamixer to raise ...
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PulseAudio configuration: Option to have two output drivers

I recently installed Ubuntu in my computer, old 'n slow, and decided to install skype to talk with my friends and family. Unfortunately, I want to Skype give me options about what audio output should ...
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Pulseaudio-Streaming: Videos hang

I've got a problem with pulseaudio streaming and videos. The configuration: Server with soundsystem: Mini-PC with Intel Celeron J1900, 5.1 Audio and GBit Ethernet running Xubuntu 14.04. Client ...
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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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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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How do you disable audio input in Ubuntu 14.04/ Mint 17 [migrated]

I am using VM Workstation to run Mint 17. Because I did not plugin a microphone, everytime the VM try to access input device it disconnects my virtual sound adapter which also disconnects output. In ...
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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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Autoenable pulseaudio-equalizer

pulseadio-equalizer does not turn on automatically. Moreover it turns off after some time when I enable it manually (pulseaudio-equalizer enable). Is there any way to keep it always running?
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No soundcard detected after reinstalling audio drivers

So I've followed this guide to install the OSS4 sound drivers, but after installing it (second terminal command in the guide), it failed loading it, and I was left with no sound. I reinstalled ...
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Microphone not working

My sound input device stopped working without any update or changes in the system. I've tried several ways to make it work, including reinstalling PulseAudio, checking alsamixer, mute buttons, etc.. ...
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Sound balance issues

Since last night my sound has become strange. At first it went quiet, then I found out if I change the balance to the left or the right(Anywhere but the exact center) the sound goes back to a semi ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped, reinstall alsa, pulseaudio not helping

I have recently successfully upgraded my ubuntu to 14.04. However, I've realized today that the sound is not properly working. The sound stopped working while skyping. I logged out and still no ...
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3 sounds of the buntu . OSS ALSA and PulseAudio

I am running L-Buntu ( Light wt Ubuntu) 14.x (the trusty something ) one. It came installed with just ALSA MIXER. I noticed pulseAudio was already in there and all I had to do is install the ...
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Terratec Phase 26 mixer / recent Ubuntu versions

I just got a Terratec Phase 26 USB sound card as a temporary solution (sold old sound card, haven't bought a new one yet). I am wondering how far does support go for this old card in recent Ubuntu ...
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Audio jumps to full volume or mutes randomly

I'm on 14.04 and I get volume spikes randomly. I first noticed it only when using Spotify so I thought it was a software issue with Spotify, now I've started it noticing sometimes when playing through ...
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How to make each application have its own audio monitor in pulseaudio?

I want to record two live video streams (rtmp flash videos in a browser) at the same time and I'm running two instances of the SimpleScreenRecorder for that. Each instance records a different region ...
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Dummy Output on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and no sound

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS desktop x64 and my sound is not working. When I first installed Ubuntu it worked fine. But, after opening up my computer and attempting to switch some components (now ...
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No sound on 14.04

As the title, I'm getting no sound on Ubuntu 14.04; sound are correctly reproduced on Windows. I've tried many solutions, but the problem seems to be that pulseaudio doesn't recognize my sound card. ...
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Sound Input Works in Audacity but not in PavuControl

I have a weird problem with my sound input. Namely the internal microphone of my laptop does not work with Skype, but it does work with Audacity. When I tried to configure everything, I installed ...
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Sound cuts out in Ubuntu 14.04

Hi Im very new to Ubuntu/Linux. Im on 14.04 LTS. When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts ...
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Asus x552cl headphone output not working on 14.04

I am having problems with my ubuntu 14.04 Gnome 3 audio The soundcard is an Realtek ALC270 and here is the alsa-base.conf # autoloader aliases install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0 ...
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Headphone Jack output gets redirected to internal speakers, Ubuntu 14.04

I had audio problems when I had Ubuntu 12.04 and managed to fix them (see here). I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 (I actually formatted right now because I just installed 14.04 and I did a bit too ...
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14.04 HDMI output channels

Mag Zotec with NVidia chipset. Mythbuntu 14.04LTS upgraded from 12.04LTS aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC888 Analog [ALC888 ...
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How to limit master volume?

There's a possibility to set a maximum limit for the master volume? Because I use loud speakers and sometimes, when I click something wrong in audio settings I nearly damage my ears because of the ...
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Audio capabilities not being detected properly

Built a new computer that is a dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My motherboard has onboard 5.1/8.1 audio capability, which works fine on windows, but is only detected as a basic audio out on Ubuntu. ...