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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Broken Audio on Chromebook. Xbuntu

I have dual-booted my Chromebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and have found that the sound is broken. I have tried everyhting that has been mentioned on the internet. I have restarted pulse, uninstalled it, ...
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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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Pulseaudio card-profile for Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

This is my first question here and I'm not quite sure what data to include for this question. Please ask me if you need me to provide more information. I recently got the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 ...
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Make pulseaudio ignore USB sound card

I am running Jack to driver an external USB card (Focusrie Scarlett 18i8). When I plug the card in, pulse sometimes takes over the card and jack cannot be started (it needs exclusive access to the ...
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How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
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Pulseaudio fails to run after disconnecting HDMI cable

After using a HDMI cable I lose the ability to control sound setting. The sound still works (I can play music or even watch videos and listen to them), but the speaker indicator is gone and I cannot ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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No sound after update on Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, my sound has gone missing after an update with update-manager. I have found the solution before, but then had to reinstall Ubuntu. It can't even detect my audio card. Here is a ...
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sound recorder doesn't record

With Ubuntu 13.04 I noticed that Sound Recorder seems to be broken, i.e. I can't get it to record anything. When I press on the record button the Level input remains grayed out. When I open the volume ...
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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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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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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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Fuzzy audio when Skype makes sound

I am having trouble getting my sound to work properly in Skype. Every time Skype makes noise, all of my audio goes crackly, including anything else that's coming from other programs, even when the ...
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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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How can I record audio in & mic in as 1 channel in Audacity?

I am trying to record my podcast, which I do using Google Hangouts & Audacity. I recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. In Windows I was using the software Virtual Cable ...
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USB sound card input (Xonar U7)

I have an Asus Xonar U7 usb sound card and it works except for the microphone input which isn't recognized at all by pulseaudio. The "Input" tab in the sound settings is completely empty. I've tried ...
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gstreamer pulseaudio echo cancellation

I'm implementing a voip application using gstreamer, i use the example of the rtp in the plugin-good! i want to implement echo cancellation, i couldn't use the speex echo canceller with gstreamer ...
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send music to upnp device from PC

I have a new Arcam AirDAC (http://www.arcam.co.uk/products,rSeries,Wireless-DACs,airdac.htm) attached to my stereo which has upnp support. I would like to send audio from my 14.04 PC to the box ...
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Pulseaudio randomly mute itself without a reason

I recently installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04. I've got external audio card Audiotrak Maya U5. It always worked fine until new Ubuntu. Music randomly get muted and there's no visible changes in sound ...
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Pulseaudio: combining sinks results in having an LFE channel that uses the centre speaker

My goal is applying a low pass LADSPA filter on my subwoofer only, which is part of my 5.1 sound system, in Pulseaudio. I used the following commands: Loading the plugin: pacmd load-module ...
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Why are there two sink input index generated by pulseaudio?

I'm planning to spawn a thread as I detect a new sink input index in pulseaudio. But when I run some application, I find out that a second sink index for same client is created. The system spawns a ...
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No HDMI sound with Intel

I've a problem which bothers me for days: The audio output via HDMI does not work anymore since I updated to Ubuntu 13.04 (it worked perfect with ubuntu 12). A few datas: **cat /proc/version** ...
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How do I activate PulseAudio when only being logged in via ssh?

I am using a console-based music player, called cmus. It is in the repositories. If I ssh into my desktop computer from, say, a laptop and start cmus, I would like to be able to play music. But, if ...
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pulseaudio --kill permission denied? (Something's using my soundcard and I don't know what it is.)

So, a few weeks ago I was having problems with skype and pulseaudio/alsa things, so I went to this link and found a way to supposedly kill and start pulseaudio at will. So, in etc/pulse/client.conf, I ...
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How can I let somone over ssh have access to pulseaudio?

I recently had a really good post here where I was able to figure out how to setup virtualgl and use it with X11 forwarding in ssh. I am using it to make a kind of multiseat setup. I only have one ...
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External Mic not always recognized

although this sounds similar to many previous bug reports, I couldn't find an answer in the other threads. I have a Samsung serie 9 laptop with a single audio connector for headphones/mic. I am using ...
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Activating USB audio with /etc/pm/sleep.d script that runs pacmd commands

Ubuntu annoyingly switches the device for audio input and output from my USB headset to the built-in sound card every time I log out, hibernate, or shut down my computer. This takes place even though ...
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Asus Sonic Master on Asus N53SV

I have read that there's a problem to get the subwoofer working in these laptops. I tried this solution No sound from external subwoofer but I don't how to prove that the subwoofer is properly ...
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How can I connect my Kubuntu 12.10 to a different pulse audio server?

I have configured my PC as pulseaudio server. Now I want to connect my Laptop (Kubuntu 12.10 quantal) with this pulse server. In earlier versions there was the "padevchooser", which could be used to ...
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No bass on my laptop

A have a laptop (Acer) with two front speakers and subwoffer (Acer Tuba). After upgrading to 12.04 only front speakers are working, no sound from subwoffer. There is no 2.1 configuration on Sound ...
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PulseAudio Equalizer doesn't survive neither suspend nor hibernate

First time Ubuntu boots up it's fine. I can listen to the music and the sound is equalized. Then if I suspend the PC or let it hibernate then, after I have woken it up, the sound becomes plain. If in ...
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Audio glitches occur randomly

Audio in media files randomly glitches and sometimes repeats for 1-2 seconds and then continues playing normally. These glitches seemingly happen at random times and don't recur in the same part of ...
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removing pulseaudio, moving to jack

I have installed jack because I want to use the LADSPA plugins available, in jackrack, for realtime audio processing. (I couldn't find any way to use them with pulseaudio) After much effort, I ...
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No sound on new gaming PC

Well, as you can probably tell by the title, I have no sound. I recently built a new gaming PC, and installed 12.04 onto it. Obviously, I have ALSA and PulseAudio installed, but I don't have ...
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Is there a per-application volume control indicator?

There was per-application volume control applet for Gnome 2. There is a per-app volume control extension for Gnome-Shell. Is there any indicator applet for Unity like this two?
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How to set 5.1 surround in the Sound Settings?

I have a logitech G35 headset which should allow even up to 7.1 dolby surround but the sound settings identify it as a stereo only device. I configured the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf by setting the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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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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an audio device with an OSS driver in modern Ubuntu

My audio device has no driver in Linux. There's an OSS driver for it, MMUSBAUDIO. MMUSBAUDIO provides an OSS driver. It seems to work. When I cat foo.wav > /dev/sdp I get expected audio output ...
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Sound over multiple xservers

I'm currently using multiple X-Server displays. Is it possible to share the sound which all the programs generate (through pulseaudio) over all displays? So for example I have a music program on ...
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Pulseaudio - Sound starts to get distorted/crackling after supsend

First off, I know there are lots of threads but none helped me yet. Basically my audio output works great, but for some reason it starts to get distorted. I think it is related to the suspend. After ...
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Multiple sound source playback broken after Pithos

I have an odd situation. I have a recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 that I've been using as a work environment. It's not uncommon for me to use pianobar or MPD to provide background music, but still ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound through Headphones but not through Speaker

I am running dual boot on lenovo yoga 2 pro. I set my default sound card to be the pc-speakers since alsamixer kept randomly changing it to the hdmi after every reboot. There is no sound through the ...