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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No sound from external subwoofer “Sonic Master” on an Asus N76VM

A few weeks ago I bought an Asus n76vm notebook looking forward to it's 'superior sound'. This sound system compromises an external subwoofer which amplifies bass and is connected to a special output ...
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After updating to 16.04, bluetooth audio A2DP mode stopped working

I have a nice bluetooth audio receiver connect to my HiFi stereo, and I used to be able to connect it in 14.04 as a A2DP sink with nice quality. After upgrading to 16.04, the device connects only as ...
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Do I need any extra drivers for the Realtek waves maxx audio on my Dell XPS 17?

I have a Dell XPS 17(3D) laptop. It has JBL speakers and a subwoofer too. It came windows pre-installed but I have Linux now in it. The problem is in windows I had Realtek waves maxx audio in it for ...
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sound indicator is missing [duplicate]

my sound indicator in the panel suddenly disappeared. My sound works perfectly accept that I have to run the following script to enable my built-in JBL sound in good quality. I don't if it has ...
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HDMI is not displayed in the “Sound” settings on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I need some assistance, I have 2 laptops, a Toshiba and a DELL XPS M1330, the problem is using my DELL laptop, when I use the HDMI cable to use the TV as monitor the display works fine however the ...
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No sound and flash videos play super fast after daily update

I just updated my 11.10 Ubuntu from the regular auto updater. After I restarted my laptop I have no sound and the videos in YouTube (and other websites) play super fast. Not sure if it has something ...
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No startup sound in ubuntu 11.10

I installed ubuntu 11.10 4 days ago. When I login into my account the startup/login sound does not play. But when I logged in with a guest account, the sound plays. This is happening since I installed ...
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Mute sound on Headphone unplug?

Is there a way of muting sound from my computer everytime I unplug my headphones (Like a phone does) to stop sound then playing out of my speakers?
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How do I get a an HP Envy 15 (2012) edition working?

My Specs: HP Envy 15 2012 Processor: Intel core i7 2760QM 2.2 ghz multi-thread capabilities, quadcore. Graphics: Intel HD 3000 and AMD Radeon HD 7690M RAM: 8gb DDR3 Default resolution: 1920 x 1080 ...
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How can I install and use text-to-speech software?

I want to convert text to an audio file containing synthesised speech that reads out that text. What free (libre+gratis) software is available for this and how do I install and use it? I don't need ...
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How do I turn off audio echo from microphone to local speakers?

From 2 microphone inputs I have only one in use. When I talk into my USB microphone the audio echoes back to my local speakers (my "hello" is getting looped back instantly). How do I turn this off? ...
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Why are my speakers working but not my headphones?

I have Ubuntu 10.10 installed on my Asus G50VTX5. Sound works for the speakers but there's no sound from the headphones. Headphones are working fine in other devices.
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Accidentally changed Bluetooth mode to off

My Bluetooth device disappeared after I changed its mode from High Fidelity A2DP to off. Is this a bug? How can I get my speaker back into the audio menu? I tried disconnecting and reconnecting. But ...
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How to reinstall PulseAudio (Ubuntu 12.04)

I was trying to fix my audio problems using suggestions from this forum. One of the comments suggested I execute this and only this: killall pulseaudio So I did, and I restarted my computer just ...
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Will proprietary software-based sound enhancements work with Ubuntu? (BeatsAudio, Dolby)

This question is targeted at mainstream or gamer-grade software-based audio/sound enhancements, found in highly integrated computing and entertainment systems like laptops, tablets and smartphones. ...
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How do I disable the startup sound in Ubuntu 12.04 login-screen? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable login sound? I would like to know how to disable the startup sound in Ubuntu 12.04 login-screen; that is, the sound produced at the login-screen before the ...
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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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How do I enable system sounds?

Lately I noticed that there aren't any sounds (beeps, boops, plinks, swooshes, etc.) when I press buttons of any sort or if an event happens, such as opening/closing a tab in chromium, pressing a ...
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Command line audio players

What are popular audio players for the command line? How to play a single sound file? Are there command line players that also index the music library like Banshee, Exaile, etc.?
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How can I use PulseAudio virtual audio streams to play music over Skype?

I'm trying to listen to the audio output of a specific process (A) and another process (B) while redirecting A's audio output to B's audio input. This would be the equivalent of playing music into ...
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Is there a way of leveling/compressing the sound system-wide?

As a Laptop user, I'm sure that a lot of people, even the ones using Netbooks would have already gone through this problem. Especially when listening to podcasts, and using it as an example, the sound ...
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How can I disable the “popping” sound when adjusting the volume?

Whenever I adjust the volume there's a popping sound to indicate when the volume is changing. I find it really annoying. Is there any way to change/disable this behaviour?
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Static and crackling in my HDMI audio?

So, I managed to dual boot Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.04. In Ubuntu 13.04, I installed the drivers for my graphics card(AMD HD Radeon 7700 Series, I'm pretty sure it's a 7790 one and Intel HD Graphics ...
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adjust max possible volume in pulseaudio

Somtimes some sound/movie/music on my Ubuntu_12.04 system is at a very low volume by itself. Henceforth I increase the volume of the sound output. I can use the following setting (see screenshot) It ...
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restore speakers / headphones option

When I plug my headphones in after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, it no longer mutes by speakers,and I also do not have a headphones output as I did previously. I recall having to go into a conf file and ...
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Missing sound volume icon on screen top (14.04)

I have recently installed a fresh ubuntu 14.04. But the volume icon is missing. I can hear all kinds of sounds (rythmbox, youtube videos,...) ... I have already tried to install the package ...
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What user settings control audio access?

Running a regularly updated 10.04 LTS we have a weird issue with access to audio with pulseaudio 0.9.22. Sound device is ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) Login user1 after reboot: sound ...
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How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback?

I am trying to use bluetooth audio speakers, as my integred laptop speakers are so awful... The speaker is a Bose Soundlink mini and works just fine with my smartphone for example. When I try to use ...
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Why am I getting this “Connection to PulseAudio failed” error?

I have a computer that runs Mythbuntu 12.04. It has an external USB Kenwood Digital Audio device. When I open up pavucontrol, I get this message: If I do as the message suggests and run start-...
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How do I output my audio input?

A few iterations ago, I think this was Jaunty but could've been before, I would plug a 1/8" audio cable from the line-out of a Windows netbook to the line-in of my Ubuntu machine, so I would have all ...
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HDMI Audio stops after TV turned off

After the 12.04 Update my HDMI audio stops working anytime I turn off my 2nd monitor(plasma TV). Graphics card is a Radeon 6800 which has DVI out to 1st monitor, HDMI out to receiver which the TV gets ...
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How to get a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card work with Mixxx

I've got a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card I'd like to get working with Mixxx, but I don't seem to have any success so far. The card seems to be supported in Ubuntu out of the box, and it seems to work ...
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How to convert audio files in Deadbeef player?

I t looks like Deadbeef player should convert between different audio formats just by right-clicking and selecting "Convert" But after that and a few seconds of delay as if working nothing ...
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How do you edit the “Preferred Format” settings in Rhythmbox?

In Rhythmbox's Preferences, you can change the "Preferred Format" for Music to MPEG Layer 3 Audio, Ogg Vorbis, FLAC, or MPEG 4 Audio. However, despite there being a Settings button, it does not become ...
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Re-Enable “Popping” sounds

I want to know why the "popping" sounds were disabled, the ones that sound when I changed the volume, very Mac OSX like. Is it possible to re-enable them? I'm using Ubuntu 11.10 and I loved those ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Replacing pulseaudio with Alsa?

Because of skype sound issues I was told to replace pulseaudio with alsa. I only found a solution for Ubuntu 10.10. Does this still work for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin? Or does it still not make ...
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“Dummy Output” sound in Ubuntu 14.04

None of the other questions about this have solved my issue. I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110. The sound on my Ubuntu 14.04 is driving me crazy. It works and doesn't work randomly as I turn my PC on. ...
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Problem with speech dispatcher

I had some problems with shutdown/restarting Ubuntu 13.04. It used to hang in a black screen with some codes about speech dispatcher. I searched the web and found a solution: sudo nano /etc/default/...
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5.1 surround sound with three 3.5mm jacks

Having an issue with sound at the moment. I am trying to configure my 5.1 surround sound but it will only work on the Front left and Front right speakers. On the back of my motherboard I have 3x3.5mm ...
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Can I make my Ubuntu make sounds when I press Caps Lock etc.?

On the computer upstairs we have an option to make the computer make a sound when we press Caps Lock, Number Lock and Scroll Lock. Is there a way to do this on Ubuntu 12.04?
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How to make the internal subwoofer work on an Asus G73JW?

I have an Asus G73JW laptop which has an internal subwoofer built-in. Currently, the system detects the internal speakers as a 2.0 system (or I can change do 4.0 is the only other option). I found a ...
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How to activate subwoofer in Inspiron 17r?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r, after a fresh install of 12.10, the subwoofer seems to be not utilized. No sound comes from it and in the Sound Control Panel the settings appear grayed out (see screenshot)...
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No sound from bluetooth headset, but its detected

I have an bluetooth headset connected to my computer, the buttons play/pause/volume are working fine, but i have no sound in the headset, but in the speaker of the computer. In fact i played with the ...
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Why can't Skype hear me?

Since I upgraded to Ubuntu 11.10, Skype can't seem to hear me any more. It's not that it transmits poor quality sound, it's just silence. I've tried the echo123 service many times, and there's nothing....
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Intel HD audio codec power management

Is it possible to enable power management for intel-hda sound card audio codec ? Power management for the card itself works fine, but audio codec module (/sys/module/snd_hda_codec) doesn't seem to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 headphones not working [duplicate]

I understand that there have been several fixes to this exact problem in the past, but I have tried them all and nothing has worked. The external speakers output sound just fine but the headphones do ...
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Audio Stutter in in ubuntu 12.04

After upgrading to precise my audio is stuttering. It is happening, in VLC, mplayer, and anything streaming from the internet. I followed the procedures in https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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Remove Audio Streams of videos - recursively without converting audio or video with FFMPEG

Lets say for example you have a season of a TV show, the best encode you can find, but it has multiple audio streams, that you don't need. You don't want to re-encode and loose video/audio quality and ...
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How do I convert music between formats and keep its metadata?

I tried to use Sound Converter to convert several folders of files from .m4a to .mp3 format and lost all file metadata in the conversion. I used Ubuntu 10.04 LTS with Sound Converter 1.4.4-2. Is this ...
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tuxguitar doesn't play any sound

I have just installed tuxguitar. It runs correctly, with one exception which is quite crucial - it doesn't play sounds at all. How can it be fixed? I don't know the model of my sound card and don't ...