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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Terrible Sound Quality in Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual boot, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. In windows it sounds amazing. But in Ubuntu sound quality is terrible. Tinny and cracking, pooping sound, I don’t know how to exactly explain this ...
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No more volume OSD after 14.10 -> 15.04 upgrade

In 14.10 when I pressed a volume key on my keyboard, the volume value would show in a popup in the top right corner of the screen. The volume keys still work (I can hear the "pop" sound) but the ...
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Why aren't my Bluetooth headphones working anymore?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2. When I opened the Sound Settings and my Bluetooth headphones were connected, I used to find only 2 options in the Play sound through pane (i.e., the speakers and the ...
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The sound on my HP pavilion 13 x2 sound is very low

How can i get the sound on my HP pavilion 13 x2 to get louder? im windows the sound is fine but in Ubuntu to sound is very low even at full blast and i have installed and reinstalled alsa pulseaudio. ...
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HDMI not working with Ubuntu 14.10 on Asus K93SV

I have an Asus K93SV laptop and Ubuntu 14.10 installed. I'm trying to use it along with a brand new LG 27MS53S-PZQ TV Set via HDMI. The cable is tested and it works. Both HDMI ports of the TV are ...
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No audio after updating to 15.04

Missing sound after updating form 14.10 to 15.04, installing "Ubuntu restricted extras" doesn’t help. Is there a way fix this or easy way to rollback to 14.10?
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No audio in DELL XPS 13 (Ubuntu 15.04)

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (desktop edition, 64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) notebook. Prior to installation, I upgraded the computer bios to A03. The kernel I am running is 3.19.0-15. I ...
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Wine 1.6.2 Sound No Device Popup?

I'm running a Windows programme (oh I'm sorry but I like this programme) called PopPeeper and when it using a sound notification playing a .wav file it causes a small popup window to appear at the top ...
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No sound on my Dell laptop [on hold]

After updating to 12.04 I'm not getting any sound from my laptop. The laptop is a Dell Inspirion 3542 Base.
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Sound Card Troubles

I can't get any sound whatsoever to output from my onboard/front panel audio jacks. USB and HDMI sound have worked just fine in the past, and the sound device is detected by the system (it even ...
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Ubuntu 14 Sound Intermittently stops and no sound on youtube

I've been running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS with no problens until last week after running some updates, my sound started acting odd: Using Rhythmbox, sound will intermittently stop working. Sometimes it ...
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No Audio Out of Amaruk Apps on My PC's (Kubuntu)

I having a trouble again. I have been installing Kubuntu including pack one of Amaruk Music Player. But some how, No Audio Output of Amaruk Apps on My PC's (Kubuntu). Thank's
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No Sound on the Headphones (HDMI)

there is no surround sound on my Headphones. The Headphones plugged in, on USB Stick 2.0(CSL Computer). Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Ausgang no Sound. What can i do ???
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MPG files no longer play (14.04LTS)

Please help! Today I was trying to edit some home video with KDENLive and when I'd try to preview my videos, they'd play for about a second then lock up the program. In troubleshooting, I ...
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Sound problems on Elitebook 8540w

I am using HP Elitebook 8540w and Ubuntu 14.04 Stil problem with sound. Alsmost thought I found a solution: alsactl -F restore it enabled sound, still have only headphones in sound settings, but ...
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Set sound device for individual applications using alsa

How can I set the sound device for a certain application, so when I start it automatically uses that device, even if it is not the default. A small example of what I want, to avoid confusion: I ...
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cannot play my microphone in Debian [on hold]

I can neither run my microphone in Debian, nor in any other OS inside virtual box. I decided to remove the alsa driver and install pulseaudio instead, but again, that did not solve the problem. how ...
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Sound Not Working Kubuntu 14.04 kernel 3.13.0-48-generic

Sound just stopped. Was working for a couple of years. I get a intel boot up tone. Sound works in windows. I looked at No sound in Kubuntu 14.04 Following advice here: ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Elitebook 8540w - no sound

I freshly installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Elitebook 8540w, and everything works fine (so far), it's just the sound problem. After opening sound mixer there is only headphones, no speaker.. if anyone ...
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Ubuntu-touch, no sound over headphones [on hold]

I have the new Auquaris 4.5 and generally everything is fine. But now suddenly I don't have any sound over headphones. The speakers are working fine. I tried to restart the phone and the pulseaudio ...
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How to specify which HDMI jack outputs audio

I have tried the solution on this question, but it didn't quite work for me - I imagine my problem is more universal than my hardware, but for good measure, I have an AMD Radeon 290 - I originally ...
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12.04 Upgrade: Sound Input Issues

I don't know how to follow these instructions. What do I have to write exactly in the terminal?
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How to play sound by Front Mic In sounds?

In Windows in Realtek HD menager i need opt "play sounds in front and rear in output devices" and double click in "Front Mic" (Red) and change source from Mic to "Front Speaker Output" and It cause ...
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Unity disappear on screen volume indicator via laptop fn key

My laptop fn key To change and mute volume work properly and on other desktop environment like Gnome Kde etc. volume indicator work properly Hot to fix it ?
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Volume Hot Key not working in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu(14.04.2 LTS) in my Lenovo Z510. The multimedia hot keys in my laptop is independent. Means to use multimedia keys I don't have to press Fn key. The brightness hot keys are working ...
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Sound Recorder sample rate & bit rate settings

I have set Sound Recorder to record files through the Pulse Audio engine, and have successfully recorded stereo files to .FLAC however, when I record to WAV file, I have noticed that the files are ...
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Is there any other way to play windows games on ubuntu?

I tried using wine but it makes the gameplay lag too much. I don't want to go back to windows just to play games. I love ubuntu way too much. So can anyone tell me any methods to play games on my ...
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Ubuntu 14. 04 Built-in mic not recording/working

I'm new to Ubuntu, so preemptive apologies if I have inane questions. A few weeks ago, my internal mic stopped working/registering sound, and I have no idea why. (It actually worked out of the box in ...
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Overlapping system and Rakarrack playbacks on a X-Fi Gamer soundcard (setting up guitar)

I've gone through installick JACK and Rakarrack. I then had the problem with other audio (like YT flash videos or music player) disappearing when I turn on JACK etc., I've just installed pulseaudio ...
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No sound (only virtual output) on Ubuntu 15.04 final beta [closed]

No sound (only virtual output) on Ubuntu 15.04 final beta It shows no soundcards not nothing ! (i have enabled the backports repositories ) i have an internal hda-intel soundcard. I never had problems ...
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Ubuntu on Asus eeebookX205 with all peripherals

I am planning to get an eeebook X205 but I want to be sure that I can run Ubuntu with wireless and sound. There is an article ...
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having elevated priority and general @audio permssion in rc.local

I am trying to run jackd instance from /etc/rc.local (along with a few other applications) from a custom made init script. The system is ubuntustudio and I have setup everything to have elevated ...
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Razer BlackWidow - Ubuntu not Recognizing Audio jacks

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard comes with two usb cables: one to simply connect to the computer so it recognizes key events, and another to register the USB and Headphone/Microphone jacks on the right. ...
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USB Audio Problem [on hold]

I have a Corewind WiFiG25 board based on the AT91SAMG25 400 MHz following Arm processor running Linux 3.6.9 built using Buildroot. I am attempting to play mp3 files using mpg123 connected to an ALSA ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 - How to configure sound device for Youtube videos?

I am listening to music while working on my laptop computer with Kubuntu 14.10. The music is played on external speakers connected via bluetooth, which works fine. I also noticed the notification ...
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problems in the sound of ubuntu 14.10

After reboot, the sound starts normally, but after some time of use, the sound disappears in the records speakers, increase the volume to maximum and nothing works, but when I put the headphones the ...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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No sound in headphones but speakers work fine

I have an ASUS F550C Notebook running Ubuntu 14.04. I connected my PC to a screen via HDMI and the HDMI sound works fine and the computer's speakers work great as well, but when I plug in my ...
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BQ Aquaris E4.5 sound not working in web applications and mediaplayer

I've recently purchased the BQ Aquaris E4.5 with Ubuntu touch and I'am quite satisfied for this first release. However I encountered some issues concerning the sound on the device. When I go to sound ...
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My bose AE2w Headphones connect but not visible in sound settings sometimes but overall not good sound quality

My headphones work with my ipad and iphone. It's just that on my Mac Book Pro mid 2012 13 inch (9,2) the sound quality is low on Ubuntu and better on my other devices. Please help, I've tried ...
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Different applications, different sound output devices

I would find it really useful if I could make it so that music I am playing on YouTube in Chrome comes out of speakers, and the sound from other applications comes out of my earphones, so I am ...
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How to use alsamixer for line in microphone input?

I'm new hear and I am trying to get my computer to work with a microphone for input audio. I am using the line in 3.5 mm jack for the microphone, not a usb. I am using Xubuntu version 12 on a desktop ...
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low sound levels on toshiba satellite

I just started using Ubuntu 14.04 and am very new to it. My Toshiba satellite laptop had loud sound volume using Windows. Now, the sound is barely audible in all cases except while playing CDs. I ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...
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HDAjackretask don't let the mute work correctly

I have a problem with HDAjackretask from Alsa-Tools which is when I have the speakers configured on the system for my LCD speakers, Built-in Speakers and the Beats Subwoofer, the Mute LED don't work ...
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On-board surround sound

I'm using my on-board soundchip with a S/PDIF output to a 5.1 sound kit. Trying to enable 5.1 sound, I followed these instructions : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio During the ...
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Alsa problems with python2.7- Unable to open slave

I am using python's module pyaudio to process sound but ALSA returns: ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open ...
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Ubuntu On Mac External Speakers via Headphone Jack Not Working

Running 14.10. I've already taken a look at the other threads with similar issues. I went to alsamixer and turned of the auto mute and made sure the headphone section wasn't muted. When I look at ...
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How can I forward the audio output of my Ubuntu desktop to another (Debian) machine?

(Full disclosure: I've asked a question on the Pi side of this process over on the Pi StackExchange.) I have a Raspberry Pi (with OSMC, so practically Debian) that I want to leave on permanently, and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 resolution and weird set-up problems

Have been using Ubuntu in another VM for the last months, but now installing it on a new VirtualBox on a Mac, it's giving me several problems. First, the very common "low resolution" problem, which ...