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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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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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 ...
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Realtek HD Audio Driver failed to build

I have Ubuntu 15.04 x64 running on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H with Realtek ALC898. The audio works mostly out of the box and the device is detected as my card1 (card0 is IntelHDA). The problem I'm having ...
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ubuntu 14.04 headphones not even recognize by alsamixer

I've tried many ways to solve this problem and none of them seem to work for me: I've tried modifying this file following another topic: cd /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/ sudo cp ...
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ubuntu 14.04 sound issue suddenly stopped working

when I started my computer this morning my sound was not working i searched google and found the this topic (second answer) sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Audio switches to Headphones after suspend, but there is no sound through headphones or speakers

Ok, so I have been getting a strange issue since I updated to 15.04. After a reboot, audio works fine through the speakers, and I'm able to plug the headphones in and it switches to them and works ...
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Tagging files, not just images

How can I tag files in Ubuntu? I know how to tag images with shotwell, but I want to tag all files (text, audio, ...) not just images.
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Ubuntu 15.04 : Sound, keyboard, terminal shortcut stopped working

I have recently upgraded to ubuntu 15.04. After this, I am facing some weird errors. My shortcut CTRL + ALT + T stopped working for terminal. Function keys for Sound not working anymore. My keyboard ...
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Sound problem in Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 from a bootable pen-drive. When I start my machine, I get no sound on my headphone. To get around, I go to the terminal and type alsamixer and unmute the headphone from ...
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Audio is not streamed to bluetooth headset

i bought a new bluetooth headset for cordless music but my ubuntu notebook does not want to play any music over it. However, it does connect to it and i can choose it in pulseaudio-manager but music ...
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Audio Lag/Delay with USB Headset

I own the Corsair Vengeance 1500V2 USB Headset and I like them quite a lot. I have recently switched back to Linux by installing Ubuntu 15.04 64-bit. Everything is fine expect from some audio ...
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Pulseaudio fails to autodetect USB headphones

Pulseaudio doesn't detect my USB headphones automaticly (but the system does), so I'm to do pulseaudio -k every session time. I lose sound in some apps and sound notification event. Is there a less ...
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How to add sound effects in Ubuntu

I just was wondering how you can add sound affects i.e. start up sound effect, minimize windows etc. to ubuntu 14.10. I know this is possible in KDE, but how to go about doing this in ubuntu?
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How do I Change the Muting of Headphones Upon Pluging Policy - Gnome Shell 3.16.1

I'm using Gnome Shell 3.16.1. Every time I unplug my headphones and plug them back in, it reverts to mute. It used to be that the shell will remember the level you set the sound at and load it when ...
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Intermittent Sound under Wine on 15.04 Upgrade

All other sound works just fine. When I'm playing World of Warcraft sometimes I get sound briefly, then it dies. All other sound works just fine (browsing, Kodi, native games) but WoW is the only one ...
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Weird sound comming from speakers

Hi I have a HP stream 14 running Ubuntu off a micro SD card and I hear a buzzing noise out of the speakers, the laptop is fanless and had a ssd so it is not those that are making the noise. Do I need ...
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Sound not working on dell insipron 14 3442 having Ubuntu 12.04.5 . Using HDA Intel PCH card

Headphone is working fine but laptop sound is not working. Using card 1: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: HDA Generic [HDA Generic] on ubuntu 12.04. More Infos:- Card: HDA Intel PCH Chip Realtek ...
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Sound Coming from Headphones but not from laptop speakers

No sound from laptop speakers.Whenever i use my headphones the sound comes fine.I am using ubuntu 12.04 on dell vostro 3446. This is not a hardware issue cause reinstalling the OS fixes the problem ...
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Skyrim Audio Choppy

I am currently running Ubuntu 14.04.2. When I load Skyrim via PlayonLinux, the audio always becomes choppy and unbearable at times. Is there a solution?
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How to make speaking clock ( via cron and festival tts) work while playing music

I switched to linux since last 11 months,I am on ubuntu 15.04, I have learned to use cron for various tasks. I use Cron to announce time via festival tts(using mbrolla voice) hourly. This is the ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04 | Always Maximum

Fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04. This is on an old & faithful HP 32bit System, one of the friendliest Linux Laptops I've ever owned. Currently, I can't get the volume to work (using Unity). It's ...
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Audio Playing on Headphones and Speakers (Ubuntu 15.04)

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04. The upgrade went fine, except that now audio plays from the headphones and the speaker at the same time. My speakers are plugged into the ...
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I recently installed Ubuntu but I can't get any sound

So I recently installed Ubuntu, and there is no audio output with or without headphones plugged in, while playing music in the browser, music streamed from rhythmbox or while playing music on the ...
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Ubuntu sound settings gone

Ubuntu froze and I was forced to shut it down with brute force (holding the power button). Ever since then the sound settings have disappeared and I am not able to adjust the volume / select the ...
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How to measure input levels test on Kubuntu?

I noticed that in Ubuntu the sound/volume tool gives the chance to change the input volume/level while you speak through the microphone and there is a bar giving you the measure for the volume of your ...
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Using Jacks in Patchage

I just installed patchage, but My jacks (mic and headphones) are not showing up. Do I have to install some more package, to configure something with ALSA or pulseaudio ? Regards, FliiFe
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After update 14.10 to 15.04, sound card problem

Dell inspiron 3138. Now in version 15.04, after the restart with a laptop connected to the headphones, the sound comes from the speakers of the laptop. Solve reconnect or change the settings in ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 application audio status bar widget

I am looking for a widget that would reside in the status bar of my Ubuntu 15.04 install. There is currently the standard volume control which controls the master volume. What I am looking for is a ...
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Cracking sound when unplugging headphone or extrenal speakers

So I've been having this cracking noise and not sure if its actually a Ubuntu issue or defected hardware, also have to mention there is no such issue using windows. Also, the cracking only happen in 1 ...
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Audio jack output muting since 15.04 upgrade

Since I upgraded to 15.04, when I plug in headphones there is no output. I can get sound, but I must open alsamixer, un-mute and turn up the "Speaker" (which is listed as Speaker and Line out) AND ...
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Delayed system sounds

My SYSTEM audio is delayed, when I get a notification there is no sound, but there is a background buzzing that tells me the sound has become active. When testing sound I click Front Right all I hear ...