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:Looping/Choppy Sound

I have a problem on every Linux with audio.I fixed it before but now I can't remember the site...Can you help me please? CPU:Intel Celeron 1000m GPU:HD Grapchis 2500(I am not sure) RAM:4GB 1600Mhz OS:...
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How to permanently set the 'Internal Microphone Built-in-audio' as the default Sound Input device

I recently moved to Ubuntu 16.04 from Windows 10 for various reasons. A major hiccup which I faced in the transition was the audio device compatibility which magically disappeared after I tried a few ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu 14.04 Dell 7559 Laptop

I am new to Ubuntu (Linux). Plz give me a hand. My Laptop Dell 7559 is completely not coming any sound. How do I fix this!
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Headphones doesn't give sound when lid is closed and opened

My laptop stopped giving sound from headphones when lid is closed and opened. After running: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install pavucontrol linux-sound-base alsa-base ...
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Sound problems Ubuntu 16.04 on dell 5470

I'm a new user on Ubuntu and I have an sound problem when the laptop unplugged.. 1.on startup there some buzzing came from the speakers,with the entering drums.. 2.there is some white noise from the ...
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Continue to use Line Out audio port when headphones are plugged in (disable front panel jack detection)

When I plug my headphones in, I want to continue using the rear line out audio port for my speakers. Can I?
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I am Using ubuntu 16.04 on ASUS X555L. sound was working correctly but instantly it just not working. I have try every possible solution given on internet but still blank . My sound setting does not ...
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Audio missing on new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop

New notebook come with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled, and audio is missing, no sound. MUTE is off. How many efforts is required to enable such basic functionality on new laptop? I'm have no much ...
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Video Playback issues (could be hardware acceleration)

I have an issue with video playback in various applications such as Kodi or mpv player. Sound usually is the problem and I think it is down to hardware acceleration. Often when I playback mp4 or mkv ...
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Converting audio files to text files [on hold]

How can I convert an all instrumental audio file lostworld.mp3 into a text file?
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Can not update Restricted extras

The message that I receive when trying to play any audio file: Required plugin could not be found Videos requires to install plugins to play media files of the following type: MPEG-1 Layer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04: spontaneously lost sound after updating from Canonical

After a Canonical update the sound on my new 2 (two) Dell Latitude 3470 (pre-installed Ubuntu) went missing. I have spend several hours to fix it ..... no way. I don't know what one could do in such a ...
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16.04 volume control from media keys stopped working

I just installed 16.04 from scrath a week ago, at first the media key on my keyboard worked wonder and allowed me to control the volume. Then i made an update and the control from the keyboard media ...
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Sound problems with intel DG41WV (alc888, intel hdaudio)

I recently built a basic pc for home use (core2duo E8500, Intel DG41WV (with realtek alc888 audio), 2G DDR3 1066 ram, 250G WD HDD), and installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on it. Everything went smoothly, but ...
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Alsamixer returns “cannot open mixer: No such file or directory”

alsamixer returns: cannot open mixer: No such file or directory after sudo apt install jack sudo lspci -v | grep -i audio returns 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High ...
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Can't detect sound card (Ubuntu 16.04)

My soundcard has suddenly stopped working after a reboot. No audio devices appear on sound settings and alsa doesnt detect my soundcard. I've tried to follow some guides I found on the Internet but it ...
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16.04 - HDMI sound output would not revert back to laptop out until reconnected to TV

Bit strange this one. Had been watching some stuff on my TV with both sound and output over HDMI. On disconnecting I wasn't able to get any sound back until I reconnected to the TV, switched sound ...
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How a can I use output audio of Spotify in Jack? [on hold]

I want to use jack system audio to listen my music from Spotify.
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Sound card not detected

I am unable to play any audio on my laptop. So, I was trying to reinstall the audio drivers and hence had to find what sound card I have. aplay -l gives: $ aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards ...
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Audio issues in Ubuntu 16.04 with Speakers and headphones

While using this guide on the forums, https://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=2036044, I used the fixed as posted and my laptops speakers audio channels are fixed however when headphones are used ...
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Sound (tray and audio) problem made worse

I had a "dummy output" problem and started messing with the terminal. After trying multiple users' solutions I decided to uninstall pulseaudio and use alsamixer instead. That didn't fix my issue, ...
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Jack audio suddenly does not work on Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Audio was working perfectly, even jack, I was able to listen to music using headphones or external speakers. Today I tried to install tuxguitar from its .deb installer and ...
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How to Configure ALSA in Ubuntu 16.04 for Matlab?

Situation: unable to configure ALSA in Ubuntu 16.04 for Matlab 2016a System characteristics /proc/asound/cards 0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDMI HDA Intel HDMI at ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Headphones not detected

I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 last night and when I tried to use sound today it didn't work. I've tried all the things I can find online. Including force restarting pulseaudio and als, rebooting. ...
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driver for Realtel Waves Maxx audio on Dell inspiron 15

I know that a simillar question has being asked earlier (here), but I am afraid to try the accepted solution, as the solution is given for the Ubuntu 12.04 and I am currently using Ubuntu 14.04. Since ...
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Bluetooth speakers appears and disappears on searching for devices to connect

I have an Wren V5US bluetooth speakers which was working fine with my Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I restarted my system yesterday and it doesn't connect automatically anymore. I feel like I might have made some ...
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Acer notbeook speakers occasionally make silent cackling noise when there is no output on 16.04

I have an Acer Aspire E5-773G running Ubuntu 16.04. Both the left and right speaker make sometimes pretty silent crackling noises. At first I perceived it as HDD sounds, but the HDD was not in use ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I searched for similar questions but didn't find a solution for my problem. I have a Samsung laptop (NP300) that worked perfectly with windows 10. Recently I installed Ubuntu 16.04 and I'm trying to ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts audio stopped working

Audio just stopped working. I reinstall alsa. also I did this: aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Asus UX501VW headphone and touchpad issues

I'm new to the Ubuntu and I'm trying to get it working on my Asus Zenbook UX501VW. I have everything mostly working except for a few things. I am currently on kernel 4.6.4, but I am still having ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on Lenovo X250 - sound issues

I've installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS on my Lenovo X250, and the maximum volume is low in respect to when I was using Windows. Are the known issues with the soundcard of Lenovo x250 with Ubuntu 16.04?
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Audio/Sound problem ubuntu mate 16.04 [closed]

I'm using Raspberry Pi 3 and installing Ubuntu Mate 16.04. It plays audio & videio but i didn't get any sound... Plz help...
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Function keys, layout switching don't work for 5~ minutes after boot (16.04)

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04 LTS For some reason, for 5~ minutes after booting, the system wouldn't respond to function keys (brightness and audio control for example) and I can't switch layouts Does ...
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Can't get either sound card to work

Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE OS: Ubuntu 12.04 I have a desktop with 2 sound cards: one built in to the motherboard and the other is a Creative audigy soundblaster PCI card. The issue is, I can't get ...
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blutooth sound identified but not connecting

Has anyone got the sound on this working under linux? https://fccid.io/2ADXM56902BT It is called Soundlogic XT SBSS-12/6465 Slimmest Selfie Speaker which explains its functions. It connects as a ...
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stream audio over wifi

I want to stream my audio output over the network (Wi-Fi) to my Android devices. I'm not looking for a music/video streaming solution, but I would stream any audio output of my GNU/Linux desktop to my ...
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Why is it that when I select 7. sound…everything is now in surround?

In my experience in the past when i used Kodi you set it up for 7.1, and stereo sources would be stereo, but with Ubuntu/Kodi now everything is 7.1. How do i get stereo when stereo is played instead ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.04 on iMac: No Sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 64bit on my iMac late 2013. No sound is generated except for a few applications. I manged to get sound output on Totem video player by choosing "AC3 pass-through" on it, but ...
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Sound Goes Out In Ubuntu 16.04 But Works From Headphones

When I start Ubuntu 16.04 (I dual boot with Windows 7) the sound works from both the headphones and speakers. I can listen to music, watch YouTube videos, and test the sound. After a while, (I don't ...
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Bluetooth audio suddenly quiet

I have a bluetooth speaker and this has been working fine with Ubuntu 16.04 until today. I last used the speaker a few days ago and everything was perfect; however, the volume is now incredibly low. ...
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i3 volume keys of laptop

How can i set up my volume keys of my laptop? I have edited the i3 config with the following lines: bindsym XF86AudioRaiseVolume exec "amixer -q sset Master,0 1+ unmute" bindsym XF86AudioLowerVolume ...
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Video conferencing: Audio compressor / auto-limiter for the audio output

My work machine is running Ubuntu 14.04, and recently, I had to join several regular video and audio conferences. Those conferences use various conference tools, and I can't influence those. Most ...
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Sound coming from both the headphones and speaker on ubuntu 16.04

When I plugin my headphones through the front jack in my desktop my speaker does not auto mute and sound comes from both in Ubuntu 16.04. When I open the alsamixer program through terminal, I see ...
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Ubuntu SPDIF input not working

I bought this product , The problem is the SPDIF input not working Linux 4.4.0-28-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri Jun 24 10:09:13 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:03.0 ...
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Vokoscreen Microphone Audio Not Working

Ok, so recently, I decided to start making youtube videos using a screen recorder. I had previously tried several other Linux distributions, but am now using Xubuntu 16.06 LTS 32-bit on a Dell d410. ...
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Did ubuntu really crashes hdd?

After installing ubuntu my seagate barracuda (6yo), died in few days. That is why i had to buy new WD hdd-disk. I installed ubuntu again and everything seems ok, but hdd works too loudly. When i used ...
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Decent Quality Sceencasts

I've been trying for days to get a good combination of software/hardware/configuration to record screencasts with reasonable quality. Windows solutions aside, I've tried RecordMyDesktop and Kazam on ...
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16.04 no HDMI audio out option

I have read every other thread on this and I can't find a fix. I have an Asus Zenbook UX51V - built in Nvidia 650m graphics (where the HDMI comes from). I have selected the Nvidia drivers in the "...
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Scale volume and/or screen brightness with a logarithmic scale

I own an Acer Aspire E5-773G notebook running Ubuntu 16.04 with Unity Desktop. When I change the volume or screen brightness level (no matter whether using Fn+Arrows or through e.g. the Volume ...
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Trying to use squeezelite with existing PulseAudio outputs

So I am trying to set up a squeezebox (Logitech media server) client using squeezelite on my Ubuntu 16.04 install, and am having some trouble getting what I want out of it. What I am trying to ...