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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Sound not working after 12.04 install

I have recently installed 12.04, but the sound is not working from both internal speakers, and from headphones when I connect them. I have followed the instructions at ...
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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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Desktop login sound doesn't play after login

I've been looking around for a solution for this, but didn't found it. I remember that from USB (Live Session) Ubuntu had all its sounds. But after installed and after login, desktop-login sound ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Initially it was working fine and suddenly it stopped working. After installing AMAROK audio player. This is about the ALSAMIXER Looking for help ? Thanks in advance
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Sound problems after upgading to 13.04

After my recent upgrade to 13.04 I am experiencing background crackling noises, particularly noticeable when using my preferred listening over headphones (Grado SR80's). The noise is only evident when ...
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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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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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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 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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How can I disable an audio HDMI device?

powertop reports that Intel CougarPoint HDMI is 100% active and there are reports that this device consumes a lot of power. If that is so, I would like to disable it as I never use it. Is there a way ...
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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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How can I extract audio track from video file and save it as mp3? [duplicate]

What is the easiest way to extract an audio track from a video file and save it as mp3 file?
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Automatically change Sound Input Output device

I have to plugin my USB Audio adapter ( 4300054 Gigawire USB Audio Adapter) for audio input because has a combo-input-output port for voice. After I do this, I have go open Sound Settings and ...
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Strange noise in headphones when no sound is played

There is a strange noise coming out of my headphones on my Lenovo T440. The sound is like when you tune your radio, but you get a wrong frequency and you hear unpleasant noise. Well - that's the same ...
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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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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 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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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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My sound stopped working today, how can I fix it?

This seems to be a problem with pulseaudio. I was logged in over VNC on my phone and started playing a video this caused X to crash (as sometimes happens). I restarted and suddenly the sound doesn't ...
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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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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 ...
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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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How to play audio from different applications on different output devices?

How can I play music on my speakers while I use my headset for video chat applications like Skype? Shouldn't this be possible via this PulseAudio sound server that Ubuntu uses?
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How to change audio bit depth and sampling rate?

I'm a novice Linux user. I'm currently using Xubuntu 11.10 I like getting the best I can out of my hardware. This includes sound. In windows it was quite simple. I just went to the audio settings and ...
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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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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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Get Creative soundcard working correctly

I am trying to get sound going on my fresh install of 10.10. I have a creative fatlity branded sound card. My ALSA information. Most things seems to be working out of the box, once I turned off my ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Bluetooth speaker: preferred mode “High fidelity playback” (A2DP) is not getting saved

I have a bluetooth speaker, Sony SRS-BTX300, which works in linux/ubuntu 13.04, but only after some fiddling. (Update Dec 2013: same problems remain in 13.10) I have to set the preferred bandwidth ...
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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 no sound

I can hear no sound from my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 days ago and at first everything worked fine, but after a reboot the sound stopped. I searched for 3 hours on google and tried everything ...
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GTA IV under Wine/PlayOnLinux

I have tried playing GTA IV on PoL and Wine without luck. It works with every other game I have tried, including World of Tanks, Portal, Portal 2, Half-Life, BioShock, World of Warcraft, Garry's mod ...
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Simultaneous output with paprefs no more working on ubuntu 13.04

I was using at the same HDMI audio output and laptop built-in speakers, by means of a virtual output device created by paprefs. This was working on 12.10 and no more on 13.04. On 13.04, the 'virtual ...
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Bad sound on log-in to Skype

Every time I log in to Skype I hear a bad sound on top of the log-in sound. (I hear both bad sound and the log-in sound.) This problem has existed since I made the full install, (Skype is in my ...
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Microphone problem in Ubuntu 11.10

I am using both Windows 7 and Ubuntu 11.10 on a single system with the same hardware. While I'm making call through Gmail or Skype my voice is audible to others while I'm on Windows 7, but while I'm ...
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How can I enable the old African Savanna sound on boot?

Hi I would like very much to enable the sound when I start Ubuntu with the old African Savanna sound that Ubuntu had in older versions . Can somebody help me please ?
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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 ...
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Can I configure separate sound volume for each user?

I want to apply distinct sound volume for distinct users in Ubuntu 12.04. But now all users share the same master volume.
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How do I output audio through HDMI?

having a bit of an issue with getting audio to go through HDMI. Here are the base specs: OS: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04.1 x64 CPU: AMD A10-5800K 3.8G 4M FM2 R Mobo: MSI FM2-A75MA-E35 OS: Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS ...
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Sound not working for uid=1003 but working fine for uid=1000

Sounds works for uid=1000, but not for the main user on the system, running with uid=1003. Upon boot, the Ubuntu chime clearly plays. When the user is logged in, sound test shows no input device. I ...
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USB Audio on 0 volume on startup

I have a USB Audio system, on every system start, its volume is zero. I cannot set it with the regular sound widget in the notification area but have to use alsamixer in the terminal. Any ideas why ...
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Audio device changes on reboot

I'm using Ubuntu with Rise Vision for digital signage at our company. Its hooked up to a HDMI display with audio coming through the display. Its been working great until the end of summer after ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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No sound output (MSI K8N NEO4/CK804 AC'97)

I have a K8N NEO4 motherboard with a built in AC'97 sound card. It has a digital spdif output I wish to utilize. My reciever is a Denon AVR 1709 which supports afaik DTS/AC3 in 44100 & 48000 hz. ...
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No headphone sound on a 2011 iMac

Sound works fine from the internal speakers from my iMac 2011, but the headphone and microphone jack seem to have no output/input. Any ideas on how to fix this?
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HDMI sound doesn't work on an Asus EEE

I installed Ubuntu-Netbook remix to Asus EEE series. And plugged device to a Sony television through HDMI interface. But I can't get any sound from television but sound is available from the headset ...
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Beats audio driver for hp dv6-7040tx

Here is the model of my laptop: http://www.gadgetsguru.com/hp-dv6-7040tx-lowest-price-spec-cheap-sale-india-15613.aspx As the specs say, it has quad speakers with a sub-woofer... When i was using ...
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Beep in shell script not working?

I'd like to use a beep sound in a shell script. Unfortunately none of the methods I found via Google work for me. I tried echo -e '\a' echo -ne '\007' and the command beep after I installed it ...