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.

learn more… | top users | synonyms (2)

0
votes
0answers
24 views

How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
0
votes
0answers
11 views

14.04 No sound applet

So the sound applet in the bar uptop disappeared and I cant seem to get it back. I've googled and tried a number of things, but it still hasnt worked, and I would really like NOT to have to reinstall ...
0
votes
1answer
12 views

Sound not being output

I have a USB sound bar on my machine running Kubuntu 15.04. This output works properly (using the test options on the mixer, etc). But when playing a video/Spotify/etc, nothing is output. I disabled ...
1
vote
0answers
36 views

Sound problem with ubuntu 14.04 on Lenovo's Thinkpad Edge E540

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 on Thinkpad Edge E540 laptop. I have problem with sound. When I play music, the sound is too noisy (before I install Ubuntu, I had Windows 7 on my laptop and sound ...
1
vote
1answer
34 views

Pause music with bluetooth headset button

I have a bluetooth headset (Philips SHB7150 if that matters). Everything works fine; I get audio, volume works, and previous/next works. But the play/pause button does nothing. I tried looking at it ...
1
vote
0answers
13 views

Internal speaker not working in netbook

Heading Hello guys, I have a problem with my built in speaker on asus eeePC, i'm running xubuntu 15.04. When I unplug the headphones, the built-in speaker isn't working. I've checked in alsamixer, ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

Bluetooth headphones not detected by bluetoothmanager

On Ubuntu 15.04 using an Ausu BT-400 bluetooth adapter I'm able to detect my Psyc headphones on command line: root@napster:/home/hduser# hcitool scan Scanning ... 00:02:5B:01:9B:B2 PSYC and ...
2
votes
1answer
34 views

How do I turn off calendar notifications in ubuntu touch?

I'm using ubuntu touch on MX4. 15.04 r2. I use the calendar app, this one is up to date. I can't seem to turn off calendar notifications for events on my calendar. I've looked in system settings and ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

sequence of pacmd used by unity-control-center sound

I'd like to script the sequence of commands to switch from speakers to bluetooth headset or external bluetooth speaker. I found the correct sequence up to a certain point: pacmd list-sinks Once I ...
1
vote
0answers
47 views

Can i make 64 - bit Firefox use 32 - bit Java and how?

I am a newbie when it comes to Ubuntu, so please endure my ignorance... I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 for safety reasons and to have a desktop with no distractions for study. The Study I am attending ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

What libraries should I use for capturing encoded audio and video and then decoding it?

I am working on a project which involves picking up data (both audio and video) over a network. Basically, the data will be encoded (most likely transmitted using Real-time Transmission Protocol), ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

I installed Ubuntu a few months ago and have yet to hear any sound. How can i fix this issue?

I've asked a similar question before without much yield. It was just people pointing me to different FAQ pages and the likes. It says I have two sound cards when I type sudo aplay -l correct me if I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

no sound device detected (usb headset)

this has been my problem for a while now and it bugs the hell out of me... everything worked fine in ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then I upgraded to 13.04 my sound worked for 2 days and then suddenly said screw ...
0
votes
0answers
17 views

Audio indicator menu buttons are not visible using Libra theme

I have applied Libra theme to my Ubuntu 14.4 and it looks very neat but it has an annoying bug : Audio indicator menu buttons are not visible so it's hard to use audio players control buttons from ...
0
votes
0answers
21 views

How can I change the pitch of audio on the fly?

I recently switched to Ubuntu, and I would like to change the pitch of audio that is currently playing through my speakers, so that there is no delay in playback and without having actual access to ...
0
votes
1answer
32 views

Change audio output socket on Ubuntu 15.04

My output audio socket is broken. In Windows I can change sockets input and output with "Realtek". Is there a way to change audio sockets on Ubuntu 15.04?
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Horrid Audio with 14.04 on OptiPlex 3020

I am running an optiplex 3020 with a pair of steelseries headphones (that sounds amazing in windows) however in Ubuntu 14.04 its no different than plugging a speaker into the back of a tin can and ...
0
votes
1answer
29 views

Samsung headphones' microphone not recognised on Macbook Pro

I have those headphones provided with most Samsung phones. I wanted to use the microphone that is on these headphones, but when plugged in, only the output device is displayed in the "Sounds" ...
1
vote
1answer
29 views

aslactl storing / restoring issues

I have a problem with alsa settings not surviving reboot. I have a headless server running 15.04, using sound for shairport-sync. When I reboot, I get messy alsa settings (volumes). Trying to restore ...
0
votes
0answers
54 views

Skype Breaks Pulse & Bumblebee, badly. Awesome. 15.04

Installing skype from the partner repositories. Try to start Skype. It fails. Search online. Find this person with the same error message: Error loading libGL.so.1 and ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

No sound just static

No sound just static i can hear little sounds when tweaking settings or scrolling down a page almost as if sound want's to come out. This started after a power outage. I’m using Ubuntu 15.04..the ...
0
votes
0answers
12 views

Cant select my bluetooth headset

I have laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am having problems with my blue-tooth headset. I paired it just fine, go to the sound settings, I can see it, but when I click on it but I cant select it, the ...
0
votes
1answer
23 views

Sudden change and problems after shutting down

As the title says, Since the last time I turned off my Toshiba A300 laptop, and turned it on a couple of hours ago, a lot of things have changed. First the resolution changed, it used to be 1440x900, ...
0
votes
0answers
13 views

How to enable playback on Ubuntu 14.04.2

The microphone seems to be working, it's detected, I've got 4 audio outputs and they're not responsive. I tested all four, I still get no sound. Here's my Audio info: ...
0
votes
0answers
6 views

Audio Scratching when altering volume

Recently after installing Wine and getting the audio to work I've started noticing that whenever I alter the volume for any application audio scratching occurs. Not sure what to do to fix it. The only ...
0
votes
1answer
17 views

KDE Hotkey-Volumecontrol stopped working

After installing a fresh Kubuntu (15.04) the hotkeys for volume-control were working out of the box. (Also making some nice "blob"-sound when I used them) I had to install a few codecs and other ...
0
votes
0answers
67 views

There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop ubuntu 12.04

There is no sound out of the speakers from my dell inspiron 15 3000 series laptop OS ubuntu 12.04. All of the blue there was no sound on my laptop without making any adjustments to the sound device. ...
1
vote
0answers
96 views

OS X Host - VirtualBox 5.0 running Ubuntu 14.04.02 video/audio playback is too fast [closed]

Problem is the video/audio is playing back too fast when watching Youtube videos or any kind of video/audio playback in general. This sounds like a chipmunk type effect on fast-forward. I am running ...
0
votes
0answers
8 views

How do I get a Rega DAC-R talking to an Ubuntu USB again?

For playing Flac music files from a Toshiba Tecra 10/Ubuntu 14.04 notebook - I recently upgraded from a $30 Behringer DAC (digital analogue converter) to a Rega DAC-R. The new DAC worked right away ...
0
votes
1answer
21 views

screen record with input and output sound ubuntu 14.04

I want to record my Skype calls with both input & output sounds and my screen. I tried recordmydesktop with pulseAudio volume control and GNOME ALSA Mixer. I tried answer given in this link. It ...
0
votes
0answers
5 views

No sound, out goes directly in record-in

On my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro sometimes the sound doesn't work. After a few reboots it works again. I found out, that it must have to do something with the internal setting: When I start music and then ...
0
votes
1answer
130 views

No sound with HTML5 video player under firefox or chromium with Ubuntu Gnome 15.04

under firefox, if I set youtube to use the html5 video player or if i try to watch something on vimeo, I can't hear anything, but I can hear the sound of the video if I use the flash video player on ...
1
vote
1answer
31 views

Sending MIDI clock only (bpm count) through USB to sequencer [terminal]

I'm trying to send bpm to my Arturia MicroBrute sequencer through USB. It has USB MIDI input through that port as it can be seen on many YouTube links and I easily manage to sync it with Reaper DAW on ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

Microphone issues

I know very little about the sound side of Ubuntu, and I will list every detail that i can think of, but feel free to ask about anything that i forgot. So I have a Samson CO1U microphone, and it is ...
0
votes
0answers
15 views

How can I control the volume of the speakers individually?

I've got an audio system 5.1, and I've just setted it up on Settings - Audio - Mode. But when I make the test sound I can barely hear the frontal speakers and the Subwoofer test audio is played in the ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

Sound lower than usual

The sound seems quite low than when I used Windows. I recently changed. What might be causing it? I tried the sound box on another device and it works fine.
0
votes
0answers
39 views

how to reset ubuntu OS 15.04 to default?

I've recently intalled Ubuntu 15.04 but skype is not properly working (i'd tried https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SkypeTroubleshooting ) and all of sudden audio is in mute mode . Everytime i'll set ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

Native Instruments Traktor Audio 6 stopped working on 15.04 Upgrade

My Traktor Audio 6 soundcard has stopped working since upgrading to 15.04. It was fine on 14.10 with no special setup, and is also fine when dual booting to Windows. I've messed around for ages ...
1
vote
0answers
20 views

Silent audio in vlc, ubuntu 15.04

When skipping trough videos in vlc by clicking on the timeline the audio sometimes goes silent. I can sometimes bring it back by clicking around on the timelime, or restarting the audio track. I'm ...
0
votes
0answers
76 views

How to install Dolby Audio Driver in Ubuntu 14.04

My hp laptop came with 'Dolby Advanced Audio'(If any),when i used windows 8.1,the sound was not good and after installing 'IDT HD driver' from hp website, Sound was good.I'm facing the same issue now ...
1
vote
0answers
30 views

No sound from Headphone Jack on an Asus G46vw

Suddenly my headphone jack has stopped working. I believe it happened after an update. It worked for a long time previously. I've searched everywhere looking for known issues before posting this, and ...
0
votes
0answers
68 views

Sound suddenly stops working in Ubuntu 15.04

My system is dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I've just reinstalled it in a new HDD because my last HDD died. I use Ubuntu mainly, and keep Windows for emergencies and games. So, I ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

No sound - Skype 4.3 KUbuntu 14.10

After upgrading to 14.04 I lost sound in Skype. Tried many things suggested on different forums etc. but nothing worked. So I upgraded to 14.10 hoping this will resolve this issue, but alas it didn't. ...
0
votes
1answer
63 views

Trouble Pairing Bluetooth Sound Bar with 14.04 LTS

I am currently having issues pairing a Yamaha YAS-103 sound bar with my system. It will appear in my Bluetooth manager screen however I can't seem to get it to pair. Using the 0000 Passkey fails as ...
0
votes
1answer
44 views

Ubuntu 14.04 bluetooth paired but not listed as an output device

Bluetooth is enabled. I can pair, this seems to work out of the box. If this much is supported in Ubuntu by default, should the connected device be available for audio? I'm looking at "Sound ...
3
votes
1answer
98 views

USB Headset not working propperly

I am using a USB Headset on ubuntu 14.10. The problem is that when I go to sound settings and test sound, if I click on front left I don't hear anything. But when I click on front right I hear front ...
0
votes
1answer
60 views

wi-fi and bluetooth not working simultaneously

I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64-bit. I had this configuration working for three years with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. I went for a fresh installation (not distro upgrade), the only thing I kept ...
0
votes
0answers
42 views

Python script stopped working: Cannot autolaunch D-Bus without X11 $DISPLAY jack server is not running or cannot be started

I have a Python script on a Raspberry Pi that streams radio. It was working great for a long time, but today not so much. Here is a reproducible example that produces the error message: import pygst ...
0
votes
1answer
54 views

Audio Issues with Adobe Flash Player in Ubunti 14.04 LTS

After updating the adobe flash player the audio control automatically turns mute while playing an audio/video file. Before this updation there had been no issues, everything worked fine. Request for ...
-1
votes
0answers
16 views

Audio problem with line out and Rear

Recently I built a system with Asus Sabertooth Z97 motherboard. Motherboard has 5 audio ports and two of them are labeled as 1. Line Out 2. Rear. Problem is that when I login to windows audio output ...