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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Sound Not Working On Lenovo Ideapad (Used To Run Windows 7, Now Runs Lubuntu 14.04)

So my laptop's been out of commission for a while, so I brought it into Free Geek and they helped me install Lubuntu 14.04. Only problem is that now my sound doesn't work at all. I already did:sudo ...
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Bluetooth: how to solve “not enough free handles to register service” error?

Since a couple of weeks I'm having an annoying problem. The connection switch in bluetooth is greyed out: So in order to re-establish a connection, I have to re-pair the devices (a bluetooth ...
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Update making any/all emails sound notification

I am using BQ Aquaris 4.5. I updated my phone yesterday when prompted. I have a problem now. I use gmail, I only used to get notifications for emails coming into my "primary" tab. Now with the update ...
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Lost sound through speakers. Reinstalled. Speakers still not working

I've tried all of the suggestions at the ubuntu sound troubleshooting procedure link. I've also posted some stuff at launchpad. ...
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Suddenly “No soundcards found”

After having worked properly for a month, my sound card went missing. It was probably after I forced a restart (laptop frozen). I am running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on a laptop with a pretty basic Sound ...
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Trouble outputing audio CHROME/FIREFOX

I am having trouble using the headphone jack on Ubuntu 15.10 in a iMac. I have sound output coming from the OS and from the test inside sound control panel, but not from browsers and some apps. I can ...
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Sound is gone after update of Ubuntu base

I am very new to this Ubuntu stuff and I am running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on a Virtual Box. I had sound and then I updated the Ubuntu base to 3.13.0-85-generic and now I have no sound. How do I get ...
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Tuxguitar 1.3.1 no sound ubuntu 14.04

Once again, no sound in Tuxguitar. Before it updated, the TiMidity fix worked, running through the Gervill midi port. However, in the new tuxguitar update, that port is gone, along with the sound. I ...
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Buzzing headphones [ubuntu 14.04]

When I plug in my headphones and play anything it sounds like it hasn't been pluged in correctly (like underwater with buzzing). Speakers work fine. On Windows everything is ok, so it's not hardware ...
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Notification when Wifi disconnect

I run a script in terminal but sometimes wifi disconnects and script stops working. I am mostly away from the laptop, so is there a way to make me notify with sound when wifi disconnect? In ...
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KDE 5 - How to easily switch between audio outputs?

I currently have KDE 5 Plasma installed which I like a lot. However, it is not possible to easily switch between Audio outputs from One Soundcard (SPDIF and analog) like it was possible in Unity. Is ...
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no sound from speakers in Ubuntu 15.10 but there is sound from headphones

I have a laptop HP Elitebook 2530p. Tried everything I could find to fix the sound problem: - used this link: http://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/ - this one as well: No sound from ...
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How to enable Sidetone Ubuntu 14.04

So I've done a bit of digging, and it seems like no one seems to care about sidetone. Which is a little bleak as it's super useful. I've seen a fix for Logitech G930 over here : How do I enable ...
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White noise ubuntu 15.10

So the white noise problem again. I tried a few fix that I could found over the Internet but nothing worked so far. Followed this and this. Running realtek ACL1150 on an ASUS motherboard. I'm running ...
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Firefox plays videos without sound

After I installed Amarok (which I have uninstalled since then), Firefox doesn't produce sounds when I try to stream some websites, for instance these ones: ...
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Mic Audio Peaks At Low Volume Logitech G430

So I initially bought the G430 headset for recording purposes around last October. I noticed that the audio from the mic would peak at very low volume making it difficult to record commentary without ...
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Sound Blaster Sound Card Not Working Properly

I have a 5.1 Sound Blaster card that used to work perfectly when I had Windows. However, ever since I installed Ubuntu, sound only comes out of the front (Left, Right and Centre) speakers. Can you ...
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way to open .rar files in Ubuntu [duplicate]

I am very new to Ubuntu and trying to install some soundfonts. One of them is in .rar. Do any of you know a way to open this type of fiel and make it operational? Thanks, Martin
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Control knobs of Qsynth using a Novation Launchkey Mini

I'm using a Novation Launchkey Mini as a Midi controller connected to Qsynth (GUI for FluidSynth) with Qjack, which at the same time is using a Focusrite Scarlett Solo as its audio interface. It all ...
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Installed Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Sound Problem, try everything on the internet

Hi, I'm noob like super Noob but i wouldn't ask without trying anything out there first and i have tried the sudo alsa-force-reload Not working I have tried changing the default output as well, ...
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Automatic mute speakers after headphones unplugged

Does any one know of a way to mute the speakers when headphones are unplugged? I tried this method http://askubuntu.com/a/697631/527877, but its not working.
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No Sound Card Detected

I have been unable to play any sound on my dell XPS L502x. I have tried a lot of things suggested on this site and others but in vain. My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. Here is the output of ...
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Sounds work only on USB

Please help me and give a shot to this post, I am running out of solutions. I am beginner in Ubuntu/Linux and I installed Ubuntu for this reason: to learn it and to use it as my main OS and I don't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Random beep from system speaker

My internal speaker (mainboard) sometimes does a beep. This seems to happen randomly. Sometimes it happens every few minutes, sometimes it is quiet for hours. There seems to be no specific event ...
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Ubuntu Settings Add Recording Device

I want to add my internal audio as a recording device so I can record my mic and the computer audio (while wearing headphones) in Audacity. I'm opening up the sound settings in Ubuntu to get to the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Headphone Sound on Lenovo Thinkpad W540

I installed a vanilla version of Ubuntu 14.04 (Desktop, 64-bit) on my Lenovo Thinkpad W540. The sound works well on the built-in speakers, but I get no sound from the headphone jack. In the sound ...
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How to make internal speakers and audio jack play sounds at the same time?

How to make internal speakers and audio jack play sounds at the same time? The sounds coming shall be from two different software's so that internal speaker plays file 1 while jack plays file 2. As ...
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Intel PantherPoint HDMI . HDA Intel PCH won't give any sound, Ubuntu 14.04

That's it, my sound won't work, nothing it's muted. When I mute everything from the alsamixer, I get a sound, just like when you turn on an amplifier, but that's it. Tried installing dkms also. I'd ...
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Sound troubleshooting - Ubuntu desktop 14.04

I'm getting no sound on a fresh install of Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I already tried to reinstall alsamixer and pulse audio but nothing good happened. Now I can't even type "alsamixer" on a Terminal to ...
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Pulseaudio crashing when I select digital 5.1

I'm having problems with pulseaudio and a USB soundcard. I'm trying to connect the Optical output on my Sweex SC016 (shows as 'CM106 Like Sound Device') to my surround sound system. I can get the ...
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Software to Transcibe

Is there a software for Ubuntu to help in transcribing audio files? As I need a tool that helps me reverse on a 1-4 seconds basis.
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Ubuntu 15.1: Unknown Display; Proprietary driver fails to boot; No Audio

I am running ubuntu 15.10 on my computer with a Radeon R7 260x Everything was running perfectly fine, until, after a repartition went bad, I had to re-install ubuntu. Since the reinstall, I am having ...
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No Sound Ubuntu 14.04

I have read most of the sound problems suggestions but I still yet to fix my problem. I purged it then re installed sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio force reload it and get: sudo alsa ...
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No sound through internal laptop speakers but through headphones on Thinkpad W520

I have a Thinkpad W520 that I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on. Everything has been working, except I have no sound through the internal laptop speakers. The headphones work just fine, and the really ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 x64, wine x32, pulseaudio - no sound

I have ubuntu 15.10 x64 and wine x32 (playonlinux). No any sound in games (try hearthstone, C&C and etc). Try this http://oldwiki.winehq.org/WineAndPulseaudio, but zero effect. How I can fix it? ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on my computer using Hyper-V Manager. I am running Windows 10 Pro as the primary system. Sound will not work on Ubuntu, but works fine on Windows 10. I don't know what ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no audio

I need help, I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my custom machine. However, after installation I don't have any audio. I've tried many different things without any luck. If it helps I built my ...
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Sounds won't play

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have a silly question. I have a program, QuietRSS that will not play the alert sound wav. Also, there is no Sound from Aural Quiz. Other progs, ex. Audacity, ...
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The sound on many of my games crackles and sounds distorted

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - USB immediately disconnects after recognizing M-Audio M-Track mkII USB audio interface

I'm entirely new to Linux, so please bear with me. I've recently installed Ubuntu Studio 14.04. Initially, I was able to connect my USB audio interface with no apparent issues. After making a few ...
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Ubuntu sound disappeared

I have Ubuntu Mate (15.10) installed on my Dell laptop. Everything was working until I ran a software upgrader. After installing updates and rebooting sound disappeared. Here are the outputs of aplay ...
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Audio Output Not Listing Motherboard Output

I'm having problems with audio input and output. I have headphone and microphone audio ports on my motherboard, however they're not available in the sound settings: Audio Problem Image Does anyone ...
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Rear speakers and Subwoofer/Center speaker controls are not enabled in Sound settings

Rear speakers and Sub-woofer/Center speaker controls are not enabled in Sound settings - Using Ubuntu 15.10. Alsa-utils are installed . Sound settings menu displays the rear speaker and sub-woofer. I ...
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A music software to output two sound tracks on two audio outputs ?

I am looking for a music software to output two tracks on two different outputs (speakers and headset). I'd also like to easily swap outputs if possible. I am using a computer with an integrated ...
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Ubuntu external speakers and headphones weird behavior

I have installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04.4 on my new ASUS X555U, and I can't configure the speakers to work well. When I'm plugging in my headphones, sound is coming out both from the headphones and the ...
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Hard drive will not sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 x64. From "disks" I've enabled Standby to 10min and APM to 127, but the drive can't sleep. I don't want the machine to sleep, because I want to be able to SSH into it, when I ...
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HDMI audio works intermittently (15.10)

I'm having trouble with my HDMI audio out. When I have the HDMI cable plugged in, I can see HDMI out as an option in my sound settings, but when I select it, one of a few things happens: the sound ...
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How do I download AND save mp3 music files to Rhythmbox?

First of all, I'm sorry, I really have no idea what I'm doing, so please be patient with me. I'm having troubles with Rhythmbox. I would like to download some mp3 music files from a site (yes, I do ...
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No sound on subwoofer

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 4011eg Notebook. It has a Beats Audio 2.1 System. It uses a IDT HD Audio Codec. My problem is that I get no sound on the subwoofer. I experienced the same problem with Windows ...
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Sound issue from old install persisting in new install

I had been running 14.04.04 LTS, and everything was fine for a while until I installed something that broke my speakers. I tried a few guides for resolving this kind of thing, but none of them worked, ...