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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Ubuntu 15.04 - setup the headphone volume to 100% not speaker volume to 100%

Ubuntu 15.04 is used in a call-center. Where they are using this PC Agent have random headphone to listen audio, so they connect or unplug the headphone in the Asus speaker output jack. The moment ...
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JACK breaks audio. How do I fix it?

Audio was working fine until I tried to use qjackctl and qsynth to play a MIDI keyboard. I followed this answer* to setup the keyboard and it worked. But then I noticed other applications couldn't ...
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“No devices available” in USB settings of guest OS

I am trying to connect my sound card and MIDI device directly to VirtualBox guest Windows 10 64-bit. I've done the following: Added current user to vboxusers group Installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 ...
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Audio stops working after playing one item on kodi

I have an ubuntu box running with pulseaudio and kodi, playing audio over HDMI. After I play one video my audio stops working for all next video files. If I restart pulse audio with pulseaudio -k ...
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bluetooth devices not showing in ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 and windows 8.1 dual boot. And in my ubuntu OS I got Bluetooth installed in it. I wanted to connect my bluetooth device, like my phone, my bluetooth headphones etc. But it does not ...
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Troubleshooting Ubuntu Sounds Issues with Working Speakers

I'm still very new to Ubuntu and I'd like some help troubleshooting sound problems and I don't know where to start. Specifically, I've hooked up my speakers and can play audio through them (with ...
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Radeon HD 3000 drivers for Ubuntu 14.04.3? HDMI overscan problems

Please be patient with me, I haven't used a linux distro since slackware in the late 90's and have since forgotten everything I once knew. Anyways, I've installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 on my main HTPC ...
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lost sound in internal speakers after installing pulseaudio

I have an all-in-one desktop with Lubuntu 14.04.3 installed. In order to be able use Skype I installed pulseaudio. I used to be able to change volume with alsamixer so that I could hear things out of ...
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Best Operating System for Nokia Booklet

I own an old Nokia Booklet 3G. I've tried to update it as much as possible for fast and reliable usage. I'm currently using it for my school tasks and it is pretty small, and has good battery (5-7 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound problems,no sound at all

I have tried everything to solve incapability of skype to recognize my webcam.But now I can not even listen the youtube.How to solve this?I am adding how my alsamixer looks like.
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Problem With Audio and Video

When playing video or audio files or video and audio on the internet I face the same problem. They video plays in fast forward and there is no sound and the audio also plays in fast forward with no ...
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Combined headphone/microphone plug: pulseaudio duplex profile only allows either-or use

My laptop has a combined headphone/microphone socket (according to the manufacturer) and I would like to use it with my phone headset which has a combined jack. I can get either the headphones to ...
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No sound after upgrading to 15.10

Situation: After seeing the EOL reminder I decided to upgrade my 15.04 to 15.10 and I did so using the terminal (sudo do-release-upgrade -d) without any problems during the upgrade. After the ...
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Multiple snowball devices detected in Audacity in Ubunt14.04 64bit

I plug-in the brand new snowball USB microphone in Ubunt14.04 64bit desktop edition. Audacity software gives these 8 options as recording devices below. If I start monitoring in Audacity with any ...
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Black screen flash during video

I am watching videos, not in full screen but full window, running from my laptop to tv via hdmi, at random moments the tv goes black for a second and loses sound but video does not stop. Is there ...
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No Audio Input from a Behringer Interface

I'm just starting with Ubuntu, in fact, I have been using Ubuntu for less than 24 hours. I have a problem that I've searched all over the internet and haven't found anything usefull. I'm using a ...
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xps 15 9950 ubuntu 14.04 no audio input

I am running 14.04 on an XPS 15 9950 (late 2015). The audio card is an HDA Intel PCH, the cpu is the Intel Skylake. My problem is that no audio input device is detected. running alsamixer and ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI port as audio input port?

I have a device connected to my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop through the HDMI port. this device plays sounds and I want to use my laptop as speakers for it. is it possible to do that? if yes, any ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 and Asus Xonar Essense STX

Ubuntu 14.04.3 was working perfectly fine with this card. When I installed Ubuntu 15.10, I got no sound, however the card has been detected properly (to the best of my knowledge). Another hint - ...
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I have a problem with my sound on my dell xps 13 9343

[Dell XPS 13 9343, bIOS A07 and kernel 4.2] Tried many things and nothing worked in a permanent manner. I feel like I have the same exact problem as this guy, but with Ubuntu 15.10 : ...
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Audio hissing noise

I've recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP Pavilion p042nd. Everything works fine except for the headphones, there is a loud white noise and the left headphone makes a "hissing" noise. The speakers ...
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Unable to play or edit .m4a files on fresh Lubuntu 15.10 installation

I have some m4a files I would like to edit with Audacity, but Audacity crashes when I try to open the files. In attempting to solve the problem, I found that I'm not able to play m4a files either. ...
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Constant noise in headphones

Today a new problem cropped up in my HP Probook 430 G3 with Ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that my earphones and speakers were simultaneously playing so I tried out various options from here on AskUbuntu ...
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Sound card compatability

I am looking to add a PCI sound card to a 32 bit Dell Optiplex GX280 for transcribing music from vinyl to CDs. I am not looking at spending 100's of dollars. (I'm retired.) Will a Creative labs ...
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Why does HDMI sound fail?

On the following machines, my HDMI sound doesn't work: 1> Raspberry Pi 2 with Raspbian (Debian Jessie based GNU-Linux) tested with the following monitors: a) Sharp Big Screen TV b) ViewSonic 1080p ...
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Very low sound in Dell Vostro 5560? hda jack retask related

Today, I found one solution for low sound bug. I used hdajackretask program to re-task each and every speakers I have on my laptop. The sound is louder. However, it's not satisfactory and best. I ...
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very bad bluetooth connection with an audio speaker

After much help from you guys i managed to make my bluetooth adapter working. Everything pairs with it now. But the problem now is, that after a short time playing music to an audio speaker the ...
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Fix speaker volume in alsamixer

I get bad sound quality while using Ubuntu. When I adjust the speaker volume in alsamixer it sounds good. But the problem is that volume level won't stay fixed. As soon as I change the master volume ...
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Why is there no sound from Xbox NUI Sensor Analog 4-channel Input?

I'm using Kinect for Xbox One and ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit OS. In the sound settings of ubuntu it does list Xbox NUI Sensor Analog 4-channel Input as an input device. I have an application, I made, ...
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pactl Loopback and Sink for mic + VLC with low CPU load? latency settings?

Hello AskUbuntu community! I've looked up a lot of Q&A here about loopbacks and sinks, but I'm new to Ubuntu and I can't seem to get things working the way that I need them to. It seems like I ...
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Problem with playing sound through USB headphones

I am currently using Ubuntu 15.10 and my USB headphones just stopped working for some reason. I have a Skullcandy Slayer headset(as seen on the picture). But it would play any sound through it. When i ...
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How to set up webcam for skype conversation?

I have bought Goldentec webcam.When I go to Volume Control,Input Devices I see Builtin Digital Stereo(IEC958).Is my webcam not being recognized?How to change this? milenko@milenko-X58-USB3:~$ ls -la ...
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Do Iceweasel or Chromium browsers directly support JACK audio?

I found nothing while googling for JACK audio support of Chromium and Iceweasel. Still, I wanted to ask the question here in case I missed something. Thanks.
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firefox+html5+hdmi audio = crackling

I'm having problems watching videos, mostly on youtube, using the html5 player. The sound has a lot of crackles and is not easy to listen to at all. This only happens when I'm outputting the audio to ...
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disable Ubuntu from thinking that there is a secondary monitor

I know that sound & video are naturally bundled together with HDMI, but I need to figure out a way to disable Ubuntu from thinking that there is a secondary monitor when I plug in the HDMI out of ...
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How to use Computer as a HeadSet using a bluetooth dongle paired with Android phone

My goal is simple. Whenever someone makes a called on my phone I want to be able to use my computer as a headset. This way I could use my Mic to talk back at the person on the other end, and my ...
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Multiple monitors - set all apps to secondary monitor

like the title says, I want to simply make sure all apps launch on one particular monitor. The reason for this is that I am using two HMDI connections, one for sound, the other for video. The reason ...
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VLC doesn't play audio in Dolby TrueHD 7.1 ATMOS files

I have a video file with the audio codec "Dolby TrueHD 7.1 ATMOS" but the audio won't come out at all. I've tried vlc, avplay and a bunch of other players. I even updated vlc to 2.2 and libav-tools to ...
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dac connexion for an UD503 TEAC jack cannot start anymore [closed]

i have an issue with a DAC; my previous DAC was a HRT MICROSTEAMER all was working fine but for my final installation i bought a UD503 and with this one impossible to start JACK msg ERROR: ALSA: ...
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Audio works when the internal SATA drive is detected by Ubuntu

Recently, my laptop's internal HDD with Windows 8.1 on it began to malfunction, thus leaving me resorting to boot Ubuntu 14.04 LTS from my external HDD. All goes well, Ubuntu boots up properly on ...
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Problem with sound only when playing mp3

I have an odd problem with the sound. YouTube, video players, system sounds and any other web page have sound but when I play mp3 file in Rhythmbox or Banshee, the song goes on without a sound. Yes, ...
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Playing pre recorded sound videos & music

I have completely removed windows & am running Ubuntu on NB305 Toshiba but I cannot play/hear any of my personal videos or music even on rhythm box. There is some conflict with something it tells ...
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CX20757 audio volume low Ubuntu 14.04

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my dual boot Win 10 & Ubuntu, when I tried to watch movie using SMPlayer, the volume is so low that I had to turn up the volume at 100%, but still it's very low. I ...
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Built-in microphone not working on Acer Aspire

Newbie here, so please excuse anything trivial I may have missed. I have a Acer Aspire V15 Nitro Black Edition VN7-592G. I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it, and it is working mostly fine. One thing ...
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No voice in video if balance in the middle

No speech in video (very low and noisy). Other sounds (music, etc) are ok. If I move the balance slider on the sound preference (output tab) to the left or right, the voice come back. If the slider ...
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Audio volume is off using ThinkPad Ultra Dock

I've running ubuntu 14.04 with kernel 3.19.0-47-generic on my thinkpad x240. At home, I use the ultra dock for a monitor, USB devices and external audio. Everything is working quite nice, except ...
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Sound troubleshooting problem - Dummy Output and no Input

My OS is Ubuntu 14.04LTS and my pc is HP Pavilion dv6500. Sound always worked until 3/4 days ago. So I went to HelpUbuntu, SoundTroubleshootingProcedure and I arrived here: ...
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How to enable pacmd index

I ran the following command to turn off one of my sound card profiles: pacmd set-card-profile 1 off And now when I try to turn it back on I'm not sure what profile I'm supposed to enter in the ...
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play sound in someone else's session from command line

I have tested playing sound via ssh console and it works with this: http://superuser.com/questions/276596/play-mp3-or-wav-file-via-linux-command-line I am wondering how to do the same in someone ...
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Loss of sound with HDMI television for screen

I'm using 14.04 with a Philips TV connected through HDMI as a screen with loudspeakers. Most of the time, everything works fine, but occasionally, the sound just disappears, while everything appears ...