Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers/headset to the transfer of audio signals via audio port, bluetooth and HDMI.

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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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Sound will not default to s/pdif (DVI-to-HDMI) without unplugging headphone jack

I have recently installed Lubuntu 16.04 on my HTPC and it has an Asus M3A78-EM motherboard and a nVidia 9500 GT videocard. I have a 3.5mm audio cable running from the MB to the TV, and a DVI-to-HDMI ...
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How does Ubuntu keep playing sounds through the TTY?

Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in. How can audio be channeled through a ...
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Sound Menu doesn't show Analog Stereo Output

I am using a clean install of Ubuntu 16.04. My sound card is Asus Xonar DS 7.1 and it worked fine on Ubuntu 14.04. Now when I enter in sound menu, if I choose "analog output" there is no way to ...
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Bluetooth headset problem in Ubuntu (Ausdom m04 with bluetooth 4.0)

I have a bluetooth headset (Ausdom m04). At first, I couldn't set up the device as the laptop couldn't find the device. Then, after a couple of hours, I managed to connect it but there was no sound. ...
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Alsamixer automatically sets headphones volume at 0 after login

On two of my devices (both eee PCs) sound never works automatically. Eventually, I found the problem to be headphones volume being at 0 in Alsamixer. To solve the issue, I always have to run Alsamixer ...
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I hear clicks whenever the volume of some audio stream is adjusted

(Almost) whenever the volume of an audio stream is adjusted, I hear a clicking sound. As I am using an application that emits multiple streams and adjusts their volume frequently (and shall be able to ...
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How do I find Linux Drivers for my sound card?

I did check the list of sound cards supported by Ubuntu and I believe my card is supported. It is a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme card. I used the Linux command lspci to get the information ...
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Changing shutdown sound effect in Ubuntu 16.04

How can I change the shutdown sound effect in Ubuntu 16.04?
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Firewire audio puzzle: works in Xenial but

It doesn't seem to be a variant of other questions on firewire. Basicaly, my FW Solo works in Ubuntu 16 with pulseaudio (playback only but it's ok for my needs). But... it has to be initialized by ...
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Headphones not working on Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Alienware 17 R3

I own a Sony MDR-XB450 headphones and it is not being detected. Sound keeps playing through external speakers Alsamixer gives the details as below Card: HDA Intel PCH Chip: Creative CA0132 I can mute/...
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How to get audible feedback (“Thunk” sound, no typewriter) when pressing a keyboard key?

When I type I watch the keyboard rather than the screen. I need the noise that lets me know if my keystroke has connected and produced a symbol. With the typewriter, I frequently lean/press on some ...
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Audio problem after downgrading xenial-proposed

I hade xenial-proposed updates activated and I started to have some troubles with evince. I deactivated the -proposed updates and I just followed the instructions of How can I revert back from an ...
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14.04 bluetooth headset pairs and shows up in sound settings, but only playing sound through laptop

I just received bluetooth headphones and they work on my android phone and on Windows 10, but I can't seem to get them working on Ubuntu 14.04. They connect to the bluetooth on the computer, but then ...
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Generate white noise to calm a baby

I have a three week old baby. Occasionally she refuses to sleep. Some people tell me this is the way life is, some people tell me I need to buy things to fix it. This is becoming an alarmingly common ...
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No HDMI audio device

I'm a newbie using Lubuntu 14.04. I can't get audio out through the HDMI although the HDMI video is fine. Tried Pulseaudio volume control but the hdmi doesn't appear as a hardware option, neither ...
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content hub: make my app available to others

My app uses the phone's microphone to record audio. I need to make it available to other apps so that they can call upon it whenever they want to. Say email or a messaging service like telegram ...
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Ubuntu suddenly broke audio, apt-get and flash

I was using my computer normally until I noticed something wasn't right and I rebooted it. Then I couldn't browse webs with flash with chrome, couldn't load an HTML5 video from youtube. When I try to ...
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headphone jack not working with Dell XPS 13 bought in 2014

Similarly to Headphone jack not working?, I have a Dell XPS 13 and since I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, my headphones jack is not working anymore, while internal speakers work fine. when I plug in ...
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Audio and Video Making Programs [on hold]

I'm just interested, which programmes do you use for editting videos and sound? I'd love to do most of my work on Linux as Windows environment is not comfortable for work at all. Do you have any ...
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Surround sound issues

I recently got a 5.1 surround sound system (RCA) but am having issues getting actual surround sound. Everything is connected and I get sound out of all the speakers and the sub-woofer, but when I go ...
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Sound problem in ubuntu (16.04)

Currently, i have ubuntu 16.04, and when i plug in my turtle beach z60's, it says it is plugged into the game audio part of the headphone, the one that is not low quality,the chat line. however, ...
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16.04 How to make HDMI audio by default [duplicate]

Im using Version 16.04 on a laptop, and every time my tv turns off, the audio reverts back to the laptop speakers. Is there any way to make it so that it automatically chooses the HDMI output? Thank ...
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HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station ubuntu 16.04 Fujitsu s935

I have a Fujitsu S935, running under Ubuntu 16.04, with a docking station Port Replicator S26391-F1307-L100. HDMI sound works well if I use the HDMI port on the laptop. When the laptop is on the ...
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How can I change the sound volume pressing rather than clicking on keyboard?

We have to keep clicking to increase or decrease the volume on the keyboard volume button. Can we change the sound volume in a continuous way just by holding down the keyboard volume button and the ...
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Unable to use Speech recognition module in Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to use speech_recognition module in python 2.7, everytime when I import speech_recognition I get the following errors: aravinth@Don:~$ sudo python2.7 -m speech_recognition [sudo] ...
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How can the Ubuntu phone screenshot sound be turned off?

I have set the phone (Aquaris E4.5) to silent, but taking a screenshot (up and down volume buttons) still produces a sound. How can this sound be turned off? I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 (OTA-10.1).
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Dummy output - No Sound Card Detected - VAIO VGN-FS640/W on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I know that this question has a lot of answers but, none of them work for me. I have been trying for hours to resolve this problem but nothing. The last thing I have tried is the following: Purge ...
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Sound not working on Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Seabios and then used usb to install Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 with no problems, I completely removed Chrome Os. I just realized while playing a game that the sound was not working. So my ...
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No sound working with HP Spectre running Ubuntu 16.04

I recently switched my HP Spectre to Ubuntu. Everything seems to work fine except for the sound. I found solutions to these problems from other questions but these solutions were with an earlier ...
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Soundblaster Audigy has only left channel, but works fine in Windows

I have an older PC running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with a 2TB main disk drive. I shrunk the primary Windows partition to make room for 2 different Linux distributions (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Fedora 23), ...
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kubuntu 16.04: Sound card “access denied” error, can't play sound

I've checked out a dozen or more "solutions" (such as the one here), but my problem seems to go deeper than any of them. It all started when I built wine. I installed a few dozen dev and other ...
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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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Sound resets to 100% after reboot on Ubuntu 16.04

This is a bit mysterious problem. I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 to 16.04. Now after each reboot the sound volume resets to 100%. It is mysterious because it happens only on one computer, on another the ...
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No Sound from Front Headphone Ports

My Front Headphone port has stopped working on its own recently as in no sound is coming from them. It was working fine till last week after I applied some fix I found on Google. I am sorry but I don'...
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xenial screen freezes after hdmi switch

I'm having a problem with audio, and video over hdmi. I'm connected to my tv through a pioneer surround sound receiver. If I turn my tv off for an extended period of time(sometimes as little as 2 ...
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Speakers not recognized when microphone is plugged in

Having a bit of a strange issue on 16.04. I just got some new speakers for the office (3.5mm jack), but unfortunately they don't seem to be recognized by my computer. I also have a Yeti microphone ...
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Headphones not detected by Ubuntu 16.04. Output of Alsa info in the details

I own an alienware 17 R3. Eversince I installed ubuntu, I have been facing one or the other driver problems. First it was WiFi. I updated the Linux firmware to 1.158 and WiFi started detecting ...
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Logitech C720 Webcam microphone not working

I have a Logitech C720 Webcam with an integrated microphone. The webcam works perfectly, however the microphone does not. lsusb obviously detects the device, because the webcam works, and the device ...
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No sound on 14.04 - various troubleshooting tried already

I've not used my laptop in about a week, I came back to it to stream some media from my NAS. Installed VLC and a couple of plugins since the file I was trying to play (mkv) was not working. I'm now ...
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System Setting ,Sound options are missing(15.04) … and Audio output failed: [closed]

I am new to Ubuntu and today I tried to install pulseaudio package and tried the following commands: sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get autoremove rm -r ~/....
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How can I automatically mute an application when not in focus?

When I'm playing some games like chivalry Medieval Warfare and I switch to another software like Firefox or Desktop the sound of the game still plays. So, How can I fix this problem ?
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ubuntu 16.04, sound problem, dummy output

I install ubuntu 16.04 Lts a few days ago, and everything works great until yesterday.. Yesterday a turn the pc on and go to youtube and no sound at all. I past all day try to solve this problem.. ...
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sound trouble with Lenovo B50

Iam new with Ubuntu and need some help about the following trouble: Ubuntu 16.04 LTS amd64 installed on Lenovo B50,from usb,partition with w8. Internal sounds work,but sound from internet does not.It ...
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ubuntu 16.04 only reading audio files on microsoft windows cd's [closed]

my old hd with ubuntu 14.04 reads all made for windows disc ubuntu 16.04 only reads the audio files only from the same disc,i have tried all fixes and nothing works,,i have tried for years to switch ...
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Audacity 2.05 Crashes Ubuntu 14.04

Hi Audacity is crashing after a few seconds; the cursor slows down noticeably and it then makes a buzzing noise, I hit stop, screen greys out and I have to force quit. The Audacity log reads; 19:53:...
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Setup USB Audio Headset

I can't seem to setup a USB audio device to play sound. I do not have any speakers currently setup, so this is the only way I can play sound. I'm currently trying to install a Dynex Cyber-acoustics ...
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Skype audio not working in 16.04

OS: Kubuntu 16.04 Desktop Environment:KDE 5.6.4 Issue: Skype microphone not working Skype settings screenshot: PulseAudio Screen screenshot: Packages installed: abhishek $ dpkg -l |grep ...
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How do I redirect audio to ipod nano and ipod nano to ihome? [closed]

I recently got an idea that I think that I could redirect my Ubuntu 16.04 audio to my iPod nano and send that to my iHome. Does anyone know how to do what I'm trying to do? I'm doing all of this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound does not work until opening Sound Settings menu

Possible duplicate of: "Master" volume control not controlling output volume level After the computer falls asleep, sound won't work until I open the Sound Settings menu. If I open this ...