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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On reconfiguring hdajackretask after a clean install of 16.04 'Apply Now' to test would fail yet installing 'Boot Override' was successful

I performed a clean install of 16.04 yesterday and ran into a strange issue. I've followed this process in the past - ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 changes sound device after suspend, how to fix?

So my setup currently is using a monitor plugged into my laptop via HDMI and using the speakers in that for audio not the inbuilt laptop ones. When the machine boots it uses HDMI by default, but I ...
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Sound card doesn't support midi. How can I play midi output in real-time?

My sound card doesn't support midi, but I want to write music in TuxGuitar and listen to the midi output on the fly. Is there some program I can install to do this? Right now my workaround is to ...
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Need the drivers for a laptop model ASUS G752VL (Republic of Gamers) running Ubuntu 15.10

I've changed the hard drive in my computer from a Windows-loaded one to another one loaded with Ubuntu 15.10 64-bit. However, after I have installed Ubuntu, I've noticed The trackpad doesn't work ...
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16.04 switches HDMI to Speakers after screen dims

I have following set-up of audio and video devices connected via HDMI cables: laptop --> AV receiver with speakers --> LCD display When my screen goes black due to inactivity, also sound ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.04

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 last week and the sound is not working. I ran sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade Then tried reinstalling: sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo ...
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Problems with Audio device - Ubuntu 16.04

Okay I think I need some help with my on-board audio device and Ubuntu 16.04. My on-board Audio device according to sudo lspci is: *Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High ...
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firefox audio doesn't work after using skype

After using skype (as videophone) audio from youtube films (and from all films viewed by firefox) doesn't work. Video is ok, sound is turned off. Films viewed by totem has the same problem. On the ...
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Audio is not working in 16.04

this is my situation: With Mint 17.3 Mate I have the audio card (on the motherboard) recognized and perfectly configurated, Output via HDMI, and Input via HDMI. (Audacity just record what the tv ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 (Lenovo thinkpad SL500) inter speaker works but not external speaker

I just clean installed Ubuntu 16.04 but now the external speaker is not recognized, only the internal one is used, even though I've been using the external speaker for a very long time before ...
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BQ M10 Ubuntu Touch - Micro HDMI Not Outputting to TV

I'm trying to use my BQ M10 (Ubuntu Touch Tablet) with my 65 inch TV as the display. I purchased a GE brand "Mini + Micro HDMI to HDMI Adapter" from Walmart today and I have another adapter that ...
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Rhythmbox stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16

So, I had my Ubuntu 15 with Rhythm working fine. Then, as it was released, I upgraded to Ubuntu 16 and after that Rhythmbox stopped working. When I open it, or click in some audio file, it shows up ...
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BQ M10 - Issues with Bluetooth Playing Audio in Automobile

I was pleasantly surprised when I was actually able to bluetooth-connect my BQ M10 to the Stereo of a new automobile I'm renting this week (a Dodge Pickup Truck). However, it would repeat this cycle ...
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Clementine does not play after update to Xenial

After the update, Clementine does not want to play music any more. A dialog with this error pops up (the bold font is added): GStreamer could not create the element: gsettingsaudiosink. Please ...
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Cannot unmute and or increase volume after Ubuntu 16.04 installation

After a fresh installation of the Ubuntu 16.04 release, my sound was fine for a few minutes until I restarted the computer and I found it on mute. I cannot move the sound marke neither can I unmute. ...
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BQ M10 Music App - Creating Playlist of Folders

I have a number of audio programs that I've converted from cassette tape to MP3s. Each program is in its own folder and the file names go like this: 00 Introduction.mp3 01 Some Title.mp3 02 Some ...
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USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
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How to set QMMP to play - not enqueue - with double click?

On Lubuntu 14.04.4 - When double-clicking on an MP3 file, I'd like it to rightaway load and play in QMMP, but instead it QMMP opens and then I have to click "play". If I right click an MP3 file and ...
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Audio reverts to S/PDIF

on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, I have no audio. My laptop is a HP Compaq CQ58-390SI and under audio I have only the option of Digital Output (S/PDIF) Built-in Audio. No other option of changing to the ...
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Jack Audio doesn't work after standby

I have a computer set up as an audio editing/mastering workstation. It draws a lot of power during idle, so I really prefer to put it into standby when I'm not using it; however, when I put it into ...
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xfce4-mixer is removed after Ubuntu update but microphone playback is still present

I used xfce4-mixer GUI on Lubuntu to have my microphone playback through my speakers/headphones for when I'm skyping. Since (L)Ubuntu updated to 16.04 the xfce4-mixer package got removed. Apparently, ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Cannot Use USB Audio: fwupd Bug

In 15.10, both internal Intel and external USB audio were working. After upgrading to 16.04, USB audio has stopped working but Intel remains functional. Any ideas? The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Can I change the behaviour of the volume indicator in Gnome?

In Gnome 3.18.4 the volume indicator shows on both screens. How can I disable this, and have it on either my primary screen or the focused screen?
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DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio on ubuntu 16.04

description at https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio no longer works on ubuntu 16.04 I end up in rate_lavr.c:20:38: fatal error: libavresample/avresample.h: No such file or ...
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Chrome on Ubuntu not playing sound from YouTube

Recently I have lost the ability to play sound from Flash-based apps like YouTube through the built in speakers on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop via Chrome. (When I plug into an external monitor with ...
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Is there a way to fix the audio sync on the Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition?

I just got an Aquaris M10 Ubuntu Edition FHD to replace my very old Dell Ubuntu netbook. The first thing I've noticed is that the video and audio are way out of sync whenever playing a Youtube or ...
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Audio not working after install of PulseAudio

i installed PulseAudio because i wanted simultaneous audio output on 2 audio outs. But since then the front audio out of my machine is not working anymore. If i select it as output normal audio ...
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Intel NUC No Sound - ubuntu 16.04

This problem seems to be fixed with these instructions for previous versions https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/UpgradingAlsa/DKMS Does anyone knows if .deb (amd64) file will be uploaded for ubuntu 16.04? ...
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Can not decet bluetooth headphones as audio device but I can connect to them

I am trying to connect to my bluetooth headphones but have been running into a lot of trouble. I am able to make a connection (using blueman), and is confirmed by the headphones them selves (makes a ...
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Can't swith my bluetooth headset to A2DP by default

Every time I try to connect my bluetooth headset (SHB7150) the sound option is switched to HSP by default. If i try to change to A2DP, the sound config window switch and I cannot play any type of ...
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How to save a default input device (microphone) in pavucontrol?

I am using Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS (with xfce4 desktop) and Skype. I want to use a microphone of my Microsoft LifeCam VX-3000. Following this answer I managed to get it to work by choosing the correct ...
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Mousewheel causes drastic volume change

I may have discovered some kind of bug in the latest update for 14.04LTS. When I adjust the volume with the mouse wheel, the volume continues to rise or fall even if I only move it one click. My ...
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XPS 13 9350 (2016) suspend - sound issues

I own a Dell xps 13 9350 (2016) and from the beginning I had issues with suspend mode. When I would wake the machine up it would freeze and I have to reboot. I did a few system updates but then it ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Y700 - Ubuntu 15.10: Constant speaker noise after login

I bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and tried Ubuntu 15.10 live on it. The speakers are making a constant noise after I login. I've recorded and shared the sound in soundcloud: ...
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video and audio randomly stops playing

I am on ubuntu 15.10. This happens at random times, affects all videos regardless of the browser, website or even playback of the local video files. The image of a video is loaded but the picture is ...
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Installed wifi card then lost sound

I tried installing an Asus wireless network PCI-E card but it didn't work. After doing some research I found that TPLink is supposed to be a good brand for Ubuntu 14.04 so I got one of those, which ...
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USB 3.0 Host Controller not working on Xubuntu 14.04 LTS

I installed Xubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Dell Inspiron 14R N4110 notebook and recently the USB 3.0 ports (blue ports) has intermittent operation. I know that these ports are on the I/O board which contains ...
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Sound playing through speaker and headphones

I have an Asus ROG G752VY dual booted with win 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 Everything works fine in windows. Switching to Ubuntu the speakers work fine but as soon as I plug in the headphones nothing worked. ...
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Preventing tearing / ripping noises from speaker

I own a Lenovo Y500 and run Ubuntu 15.10 on it. The laptop is getting a bit old and the speakers are wearing out especially the left one. I have noticed that when I play certain high pitch songs it ...
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Digitally recording the final sound output on an ALSA system?

Ok, this is my problem: I use an application that uses some embedded audio engine, which bypasses Pulseaudio on Ubuntu 14.04, and plays directly via ALSA. This application shows sometimes a choppy ...
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How to load “snd-hda-intel” at startup

I always have to type in sudo modprobe snd-hda-intel in order to get my sound card to work I have already tried the solution to append snd-hda-intel to /etc/modules with sudo sh -c 'echo ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - sound indicator - volume slider doesn't appear

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 about a month ago. And I messed it up. Finally, everything else works, but when I click on the volume icon near the clock, the volume indicator is not shown (the "slider" ...
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Audio out of sync in ubuntu moble?

I just got an ubuntu moble device and noticed the audio in the web browser is very delayed out of sync. this only happens in youtube (as far as I know). Please help.
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Xubuntu 15.10 mounting data cd as audio cd

I am trying to run a game on my Xubuntu machine. When I put the CD in for the game it recognizes it as an audio CD with a "Track 2.wav" that is the same size as the collective files on the disk. When ...
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Left and Right Audio Channels Keep Switching (Blue Yeti)

Since the headphone input on my case is broken, I'm using the headphone input that's on my blue yeti to listen to sound. The problem is the left and right audio channels keep switching on each other. ...
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Binding a terminal command to a set of keys for Kubuntu 15.10

I have just installed cmus and to run it I need to go into terminal and enter the command "cmus". Is there any way I can bind this to a set of keys? Thanks.
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Earphones not working

This is my first time using Ubuntu and my very first question here. Everything is well so far, I am really enjoying it. I only have one problem: I can't get my earphones to work. My laptop is an ...
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HDMI sound enabled by default

I started using a bluetooth speaker yesterday. Turning on this morning, there is sound at the login screen but not once I've logged in. When I use alsamixer, I see that the HDMI card is set as the ...
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How can I toggle between two audio outputs via terminal?

I have two audio outputs: one is a wireless headset, the other is my laptop's built-in 3.5mm jack. How do I switch between them via the terminal? Ultimately, I want to assign a keyboard shortcut to do ...
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Ubuntu on Windows 10 Hyper-V, sound problem

I am using Hyper-V on a Windows 10 machine with Ubuntu-14.04.4-desktop-amd64.iso. Although the sound system seems to be working (no error message), but there is no sound. What could be the problem? ...