Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers to audio signals not being correctly transfered or not at all via Bluetooth or HDMI.

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Ubuntu Studio with M-Audio 2496 - Clean and correct instalation

Folks, I had a version installed ubuntu studio and tried to make this version a lot to recognize the audio card m-audio 2496 so much that I lost my system and now did a fresh install and was ...
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How to set the number of steps (now it's 5 points for me), when audio volume is modified by Apple keyboard (fn F10, F11, F12)

When I use the Apple keyboard to increment the audio volume, the steps aren't gradual and fluid but the audio volume, in a 0 to 100 scale, it's incremented by 5 points at any key pressure and ...
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Kubuntu audio duplex input problem

Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.1.3.0-32-generic Hello, My problem here is my sound input suddenly stopped working properly. One day I decided to use my laptop when I found out that my applications audio was ...
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Upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and sound doesn't work. How do i fix it?

I love Ubuntu, I've been using it for 2.5 years and no trouble so far. I upgraded to Trusty Tahr and sound just doesn't work anymore. Sometimes it does, and then suddenly it stops working. For ...
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Pulse audio problems if I start its mixer/controls `pavucontrol`

I have a very strange problem in a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Audio output/input works fine in all programs, but if I open the Pulse mixer/controls pavucontrol (for example, from the sound ...
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How to I get the right Pulseaudio profiles to show up without restarting Pulseaudio?

Some times my USB headset microphone disappears from my list of input devices. Reconnecting the headset doesn't work, but killing Pulseaudio does: pulseaudio -k When Pulseaudio starts back up, my ...
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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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. APLAY. aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found

I had accidentally install OSS and removed ALSA. but I should reinstall alsa. when I typed sudo apt-get --reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils it was succeed. but when I check ...
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How to configure built-in audio to use multimedia keys in Kubuntu?

I want to use multimedia keys to increase or decrease volume or mute. They can change the volume of Cedar HDMI Audio, but that doesn't change the actual volume. I can change it via Built-in Audio so I ...
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Any volume control applet for openbox?

Folks, Environment: Ubuntu 14.04 minimal + openbox. It is a development box. Audio is based on alsa. I love the lightweightness of openbox. I don't even use tint2 as I feel it doesn't add much ...
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How do I make Ubuntu 14.04 recognize my Galaxy S4 as a Microphone via 3.5mm jack/USB?

Long story short, I'm trying to get some screen recording done and my puppy chewed my microphone rendering it useless. I've managed to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 connected as a microphone ...
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No Sound on 1080p Video

whenever I run a 1080p saved file, there's no sound. 720p and lower resolution videos plays OK. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit I tried running it via MPlyaer, SMPlayer, and VLC. Same results. when I ...
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How to disable notifications sound while XBMC is runnig?

I would like to know if it's possible to disable notification using XBMC (mails, network etc). I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.1. I've found this command but the script doesn't work, the sound is re-enabled ...
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Problems running Grisaia no Kajitsu with Wine HQ on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with Wine 1.7. So here's the thing, I have downloaded a visual novel called "Grisaia no Kajitsu" from Fuwanovel; the game run without any errors until a certain point, the ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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No sound on Skype 4.3 lubuntu 14.04

New to Linux just installed Skype 4.3 on Lubuntu 14.4. There is no sound when I call Skype Echo, totally silent. I have sound if I play music or video files. I notice sound driver is Version ...
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No Sound on Saved Media Playback

The sound works when playing streaming videos. However, there is no sound when playing saved/downloaded videos using media player or VLC. It started after I ran apt-get upgrade. The system is not ...
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VLC 2.1.4 audio “pumping”/compressed

On Ubuntu 14.04 + VLC 2.1.4, I hear prominent audio compression when playing back mp3 audio. I have tried turning on "Allow louder than 100%" in the Sound setting thinking that, perhaps, having this ...
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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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Another sound not working post

Tried all the other "sound not working" posts i think, lost count. purge/reinstall alsa and pulse, reboot, add user to audio group, various lines in the alsa config file such as "options ...
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No audio working

PulseAudio uses up a lot of processing when I open up a video on YouTube or play something on Rhythmbox. The YouTube video never loads, and the music on Rhythmbox starts skipping like a minute every ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu and install Windows [duplicate]

I have an HP Mini 210 running Lubuntu and It's too confusing for me so I want to reinstall Windows. I did a clean install of Lubuntu so I have downloaded and created a bootable USB for Windows 7 ...
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Crackling sound from right laptop speaker

This problem lasts for several months already (first on Ubuntu 13.10, and now on 14.10). I get very loud cracking/popping sound from my right Asus K56C's speaker, I searched everything but could not ...
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Skype and Microphone in 14.04

I have done everything under the sun, the Web cam is detected and the mic with the Web Cam also but Skype does not give any options or drop down to select the web cam, very frustrating, the system is ...
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How do I know if my 3.5mm jack supports line-in?

I have a Lenovo X220 and I want to know if the 3.5mm audio jack supports line-in with an external mic, or if it is only line-out. How do I find out this information? If it works, how do I switch to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell E6440 - sound and mouse working after suspend/resume

I've installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Lattitude E6440 and i've encountered two strange issues when doing full system start/restart: - mouse scroll when full restart is working very fast. One turn ...
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How to PERMANENT remove Rhythmbox, VLC etc under sound

While using dconf. it temporarily removes but always reappear or reset and these media player sit just under sound menu. Ubuntu sound menu option looks like dogs tail. Never gonna be straight. I have ...
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Dell Inspiron 7377 Sound Problem

Install of 14.04.1 was smooth, and everything runs beautifully...except there's no sound.At all.It shows that I'm using the realtek ALC283 drivers, and the card shows up in both ALSA and pavucontrol, ...
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Asus N550L external surround woofer not working

I need some help, I just can't make work external surround woofer with 14.04. This is my hardware: raul@bromo:~$ lspci | grep Audio 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio ...
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How to keep my logitech headset configuration persistent?

Hello dear Ubuntu people, I have a Logitech H390 usb headset. I plugged it into my laptop with KUbuntu 14.04. It took some work to have Ubuntu recognize it correctly, but eventually it did. However ...
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i have no sound in my computer before and after update

i had 12.04 LTS in my system. at that time there was no sound. so i thought there might be some software (or drivers) problem. so i updated it to 14.04.1 LTS. still the problem is same. should change ...
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Sound stops working on 14.04.1

I upgraded to 14.04.1 LTS last week and I am having a problem with the sound. If I let the computer sit for a while (I haven’t figured min time but more than 30 minutes) the sound quits working. I ...
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I can't connect to LAN [closed]

I installed Ubuntu 14.04LTS but my motherboard manufacturer doesn't support drivers. Because of that, I can't hear sound and I also can't connect to the Internet due to the lack of Ethernet drivers. ...
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HDMI Output Not Working Properly

Excuse my bad photographs but hopefully they help to illustrate the problems I'm having. The colour is messed up and does not look as it should. In addition to this I also do not have any audio ...
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Latest upgrade has “killed” my audio! How do I get it back?

I have just upgraded to the latest version of Ubuntu. Now, my sound doesn't work. I've attempted to find and install all updates and drivers and nothing seems to help. What do I need to do to get my ...
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High pitch sound from tv conected to hdmi

Audio does work but there is a high pitched sound coming from the tv when it is connected and selected as sound output via hdmi in ubuntu 14.04. I have not tinkered with any drivers or sound configs. ...
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Sound disappears in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm a newbie in Ubuntu and I have a problem: Sound in Ubuntu 14.04 disappears sometimes (often, to be honest). Sound controller is Envy24. Randomly I managed to find out how to fix it partially: it's ...
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Computer SOMETIMES recognizes when headphones are plugged in.

Whenever I plug my headphones into my computer's front headphone jack, I get a weird situation. Sometimes, the computer will recognize the headphones and work properly. But other times, the computer ...
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Thinkpad X1 Carbon - volume buttons no longer working

I've upgraded to 14.04 LTS, and now my volume up and down keys no longer work. The mute button still works, bizarrely. The Media buttons (prev track, play/pause and next track) have also stopped ...
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Can't listen input device (external soundcard)

I have an Xbox 360 plugged to my laptop through an external USB sound card. I can see the sound card in my input devices and even the sound meter moves indicating sound activity, but I can't hear ...
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Audio controls in Xfce 4.8

I am seeing several questions similar to mine, but none of the answers are sufficient. I am pretty green with Ubuntu, so here goes: I was just automatically upgraded to Xfce 4.8 for Ubuntu studio. ...
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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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how to automatically initialize HDMI audio output

Every time i connect my 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to the TV via HDMI, i have to run a bash command to make the HDMI audio output option visible in System Settings -> Sound : speaker-test -c 2 -r ...
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HDAJackRetask 14.04 resets on restart

So I have an issue with HDAJAckRetask. Seems that whenever I have the thing set up, it works great until I restart my computer, in which case, the "Show Unconnected Pins" option becomes unselected and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Optical output on HT Omega Claro Halo sound card doesn't work

I'm relatively new to Linux. I'm trying to get 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 to work with my hardware. My HT Omega Claro Halo soundcard is recognized and the analog output works. The optical output appears as a ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04 (dual boot with Windows 8.1) Alienware machine

I finally did resolve my dual boot situation, but now I am having a different problem. I am using an Alienware 18 machine. It is dual booted between Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. I can get sound ...
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How to get HDMI sound devices inside LXC?

I created LXC container in 12.04.3 Server and installed Gnome Display Manager to it. Now GDM works well, but I don't have HDMI sound. ubuntu@quintilis:~$ aplay -l aplay: device_list:252: no ...
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No Sound with Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z97 MAinboard

I'm a Linux beginner and installed Ubuntu 14.04 but I have sound issues. I've got onboard sound and my motherboard is called Gigabyte G1.Sniper Z97. I already tried to fix the Problem with google but ...
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lost sound in 14.04

I'm dual booting Ubuntu 14.04 on a Windows 8.1 machine. No problems so at all until I lost sound in Ubuntu. Works fine in Windows, but Ubuntu is my primary OS now. Problem began when I downloaded ...
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After 14.04 update video/totem won't play midi

Prior to the upgrade, I could be on wikipedia and play the 'play' links fine where totem would open a window and have screen graphics go on. Now, after researching, installing VLC and it's extensions, ...