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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Installation of 3rd party soundcard driver

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I got a new PCI soundcard with 3rd party divers: aqprox 32bit pci. In the linux drivers folder I have those instructions: STEPS TO BUILD DRIVER Backup the Config.in and ...
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HDMI sound option disappears when I install the latest updates to Ubuntu Vivid 15

After install of Ubuntu Vidid 15 I can select sound options and then see the HDMI option for output. All is well. I then run software 'Upgrade' and as soon as this completes the HDMI option is no ...
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HDMI output device not listed

i have an ubuntu gnome 15.04 usb thumb drive for trying ubuntu. when i try ubuntu using that stick on my hardware, my HDMI output device is listed in the sound settings as well as in the aplay -l ...
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Sound problem with extrernal monitor

The sound from my monitor was working perfectly until today when I updated my computer. I can't see my monitor in Sound Settings. Is this problem related to the new update?
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Sound is muting and jumping to max

My sound is jumping from what ever volume is set to 0 and back up. I've tried disabling auto mute in alsamixer but it doesn't help in any way. I've also saved the setting but it does not even work ...
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Ubuntu sound won't work after downloading necessary packages

I can't get the sound to work on my chromebook while running Ubuntu. I've done it on this very machine before and it's worked fine, but I had to do a powerwash and now the sound won't work, even ...
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Can not play sound in VLC and browser simultanously

I have sound problem in VLC, if a video is playing in a browser and i launch an audio or video file in VLC i got this error message = "Audio output failed: The audio device "sysdefault:CARD=MID" could ...
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All my system settings disappeared!

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and am having some problems.. Today I noticed that no sound was being output at all while I was in Ubuntu. I am dual-booting with Windows 8, where the sound works perfectly ...
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I can`t open the audio content of a CD

I inserted an audio CD in my unity, i tried to open the content or play with RhytymBox but the volume is not visible at all; Curious for me, if i open Disks option in Ubuntu(14.04) the disk is there, ...
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Is there any dsp solution for ubuntu

I'm searching for a Audio DSP solution for ubuntu. I want to have the possibility to set some high pass and low pass filter to my 5.1 outputs. Low pass for the LFE and high pass for surround and ...
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Why is single_cmd Alsa option for debugging only?

According to Alsa documentation, single_cmd option is for debugging only : single_cmd - Use single immediate commands to communicate with codecs (for debugging only) NB: If you get ...
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Sound problem on VLC

Watching videos with VLC, the sound will randomly go off (the video plays fine) and only returns if I skip to a different part of the video. The same video files play perfectly on the built-in ...
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How to Convert Encrypted WMA files to MP3?

I downloaded an audiobook from a site called OneClickdigital. It came as a zip file, so I extracted it and found a bunch of wma files. I tried converting them in both WinFF and Sound Converter, but ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth will not Enable

I just recently installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo Yoga as a dual boot. But due to unfortunate circumstances, my audio jack doesn't work. I usually use bluetooth, but whenever I try to enable bluetooth and ...
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Is it possible to set up ffmpeg with a MIDI keyboard?

I am starting to experiment with ffmpeg. I set it up for screencasting, but now I am wondering if it would be possible to set it up for audio only. I have a digital piano and a MIDI program. I ...
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No sound in Chrome browser on Ubuntu 15.04

There are various suggestions for how to fix this but they mostly involve installing or restarting pavu or alsa. The problem is sound works fine in Firefox and all my programmes except Google Chrome. ...
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more audio problems in 15.04

recent update has brought a plethora of audio problems. PC 15.04 x64, DESKTOP_SESSION=ubuntustudio -keyboard volume controls don't work anymore (known issue, IIRC) -Panel volume control on the ...
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Desperate with the microphone

for a few days I have been trying to get the microphone to work ( I need it to work with a specific program, called linphone). The problem is, I can record using either audacity or arecord, but when I ...
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Sound Problem: Output sound get fixed with Headphones only

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). After installing the default sound system worked fine. Last night I was watching videos on youtube plugging my headphone. Headphone also worked well. But when I ...
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How do I record streaming audio with audacity?

I am new to Ubuntu and am just feeling my way around. The first few days have certainly been bumpy, and one of the issues I am facing is that I can't record streaming audio on Audacity .Even the user ...
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ALSA soundcard intel ALC887 not working in Ubuntu 15.04

No way setting alsa mixer. This is my alsa-info output: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bTCdTgeKBzJ1G7S3uqpuEtarc9THM_2E4UFGO9yyPMU/edit?usp=sharing Any help appreciated.
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WhatsApp Web and Hangouts notification sound not working on Firefox on Ubuntu 15.04

Does anybody know why WhatsApp Web and Hangouts' incoming messages notification sound don't work on Firefox on Ubuntu 15.04? I remember they worked perfectly using Xubuntu, though.
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Change Ubuntu 14.04lts start up sound?

On my Ubuntu machine, it no longer makes the drum sound but I was to hook up a custom .ogg sound. How can I do this? I replaced the name of the file in the sounds folder of the drums with my custom ...
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HDMI Audio on 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

I am running 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 on an Intel NUC box that has a built in audio card with HDMI connection. I had the audio working previously following an answer in the thread listed below (download ...
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14.04 HP 15-R212NL allegro 5 audio crash

in my pc when i start an allegro program it crash with segmentation fault when i call the allegro function "al_reserve_function(1);". In other pc it doesn't happen then i have read the code of this ...
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typing, audio, and video - problems after upgrading to 15.04

When I attempt to type using any application - gedit or chromium for example - typing is incredibly difficult. There are noticeable lags in the typing - sometimes letters appear normally but every few ...
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My laptop doesn't give any sounds unless speakers are connected

My laptop doesn't make any sounds unless I connect my speakers, and previously my laptop did make sounds. I use a dell inspiron 15.
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How can I delay sound in the system?

I use some private internet video broadcasting and it comes sometimes with a delay. Also, projector that I use also adds a delay to the video. So, I'd like to delay sound a bit in order to put sound ...
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only 'default' sound scheme is appearing in sound effects settings

I've upgraded to Ubuntu 14.0.1 recently and all system sounds have gone, not any of them is playing during system events, moreover only 'default' scheme is shown up in sound effects in system settings ...
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How can I disable KDE sounds in Xfce (Vivid)? Or: Why is systemsettings empty?

I'm running Xubuntu 15.04 (vivid), and have a few KDE apps installed (kdevelop, konqueror). I would like to disable their notification sounds. I know that this issue has been discussed before, and ...
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Alsa sometimes fails to load at laptop startup

I've Lubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed on my Toshiba L30-10T laptop. Sometimes, Alsa fails to load at laptop startup : I've no sound on my computer and I've to type sudo alsa force-reload one or two times ...
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Help setup alsa loop device

I have search the internet trying to find out how to setup an alsa loop device(s) in 14.04, however there is some many threads that are old or dead ends. Is there a way to do this other that using ...
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Fast user switching mutes my volume

Each time I log in to Ubuntu 14.04, using fast user switching, my volume gets reset to about 10% and muted. I have to unmute and slide the volume control back to where I want it. This even happens if ...
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Installed Chrubuntu 15.04 no sound

i know it's still in development, and I'm using Chrubuntu on a Samsung Xe303c12, I was able to finally get Xubuntu to load, the screen has some minor grpahical issues, like a blinking mouse, and faded ...
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alsamixer can see microphone, but pulseaudio doesn't

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Pixel LS laptop with a patched kernel (https://github.com/tsowell/linux-samus). Problem is - pulseaudio (pavucontrol) doesn't recognize the microphone. If I run ...
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ubuntu 15.04 vivid vervet pavillion x360 system settings

I have been using Ubuntu 15.04 for a while on a Pavillion x360. Everything worked perfect! After the last time I ran: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade I started getting error messages. ...
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Bluetooth disconnects, when wireless LAN is heavily loaded

Has anybody already had an issue with the Bluetooth Loudspeakers (Bose) that the sound is interrupted or stops sometimes. After some testing I found out if I disable Wireless LAN the connection works ...
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Sound control of musique apps not working

I am trying to alter the volume of audio app musique and tomahawk but it is not changing. When I try to change from sound settings it works. What could be the problem? Other apps like banshee are ...
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No sound after login in 14.04

I have clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. I had some kind of freeze yesterday and after I rebooted the laptop I have no sound in system. But I do have sound on login screen - I hear the "banging" sound. ...
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EasyNote mx45 Packard Bell - no Audio - mute/un-mute triggering infinitely

I installed Xubuntu in an EasyNote Packard Bell laptop. Everything works except the audio, the problem is that the volume icon flashes continuously, it seems that the issue is the mute/un-mute ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install @ Dell Inspiron 5000 - sound problem

My computer has 3 audio outputs: built-in, jack in the back (for speakers), jack in the side (for headphones). In my case speakers are always plugged, headphones are plugged occasionally. I've been ...
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No sound, speakers just crackle periodically [closed]

ALSA works, Pulseaudio works, but absolutely no sound and no input from mic. There are just only periodic crackles from speakers. The problem is system-wide, not user wide. I haven't done something ...
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Pulseaudio With SimpleScreenRecorder Problem

I just installed SimpleScreenRecorder to record my screens with audio. SSR is working smoothly. Only problem is my voices are not recording with pullseaudio as Backend! When I record audio using ALSA ...
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pulseaudio not running on nonstandard /home 14.04.1 LTS permissions errors

The issue that I am having with pulseaudio seems to be slightly different than I have been able to find, but I think I have an idea how to fix it. I have a dual boot Win7/Ubuntu laptop, HP ProBook ...
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App to get audio file information like what mkvinfo does for mkv files

Does anyone know of an app that can get the file information of a file like flac and wav files? An app like mkvinfo but for audio files for flac and wav files? Thanks An example is below of what ...
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Playing 1st track while recording to a 2nd track (overdubing)

I'm trying to play the 20 min flac file on the first track while recording the mic to a second track. When I try and record while overdub is checked in Audacity the other tracks play fine and another ...
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I upgraded Ubuntu 14.04 with 15.04 Desktop. Sound no longer works

My motherboard is a MSI 760GM-E5I (FX) which uses a Realtec audio chipset ALC888S/ALC889. Sound worked fine on the previous 14.04 version, but hasn't worked since the upgrade. System Settings says I'm ...
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USB audio input is recording too slow, playing back too fast

There is a thread that explains how this happens, and what fixes it, but they did not show how they fixed it. Any information would be much appreciated. Here is the thread USB Audio Input recording ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Soundcard detected, Dummy Output

I updated to Ubuntu 14.04 4 days ago and now my Dell laptop has no sound. There is no sound coming out either from the internal speakers or through the headphones. I opened the audio control and it ...
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15.04 no sound “Dummy Output”

I have a Dell Latitude D630. When I reinstalled Ubuntu 15.04 from a DVD after an update, it left my laptop inoperable. Now the only sound option under audio is "Dummy Output". I have tried advice from ...