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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DAC not showing up in sound devices [migrated]

I have a Fiio E10k DAC, which works fine on Windows (I run dual boot on my laptop) but it just isn't being recognised on Linux Mint. I have tried both USB ports. I used to have Fedora on this machine ...
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Sound issue in ubantu 14.04 LTS

when I first install Ubuntu in my notebook I can heard the sound in both headphone and also in system speaker. But now I am not hear any sound in my laptop. Whenever I launch the command sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: cannot turn audio back on

I recently changed the settings of my audio driver to play 24 bit / 96 Hz tracks. After a reboot, when I tried to play sound again, I noticed that the audio is muted and cannot be turned on again. I ...
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My Audio Speakers are not working

I have installed ubuntu 12.04 in my dell inspiron 3543 system.But i am unable to hear the sound without earphones.I tried sudo update-grub but it's not working and i don't know about alsamixer can u ...
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Audio problem with headset

Plugging headphone in my notebook dell inspiron 14 special edition, the sound comes from one side of the phone, already tested other headphones to confirm that no problem with the headset, how to ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Volume Notification keeps popping up [closed]

I'm relatively new to Ubuntu and also new to this forum so I'm sorry if my question isn't very clear. I installed Ubuntu 16.04 last weekend and after 4/5 days of successful running my system has now ...
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Pulse audio error module-echo-cancel.c not found

I am trying to activate echo cancel module . i added the line load-module module-echo-cancel But when i try to restart now the pulseAudio i get the error saying E: [pulseaudio] module-echo-cancel.c:...
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miniDSP usbstreamer b and Ubuntu?

Has anyone had success streaming music via a miniDSP usbstreamer b unit? I'm attempting to cut out an extraneous digital->analogue conversion in my laptop-powered stereo system. The usbstreamer b ...
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bug @sound menu sound effect

On this menu After ticking the MUTE, we are unable to release the tick unless you click on the scroll bar volume line on the left. looks like a menu control bug that needs to register under user ...
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connection to pulse audio failed lubuntu 16.04

Im kind of new to lubuntu 16.04 Computer model P755 S5120 Toshiba After an update im getting error saying connection to pulse audio failed Volume works correctly from computer speakers but since ...
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No HDMI sound on Nvidia card on Ubuntu but no problem winth windows

Tested Mint 17,ubuntu 14LTS,kubuntu 16LTS,currently on ubuntu 16LTS. Nvidia driver installed. Checked alsamixer for muted device & unmuted them. pavucontrol shows all HDMI output unplugged. In ...
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Background static when sending audio to stereo receiver via bluetooth

I'm running xubuntu on my HP laptop. I have a bluetooth stereo receiver, and I use my laptop to send audio to the receiver from my laptop via bluetooth. When I do this, there is a constant static ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 sound menu - Unable to select 2.0 output in Asus Xonar DS

In "Analog Output" option, it's not possible to select 2.0 output for stereo speakers, only 4.0, 5.1 or 7.1. Now there is a new "Headphones" option for the same sound card in sound menu which provides ...
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Sound not working after installing Ubuntu

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu and since then my sound doesn’t work. I have an Acer Aspire 5935g and I have tried everything the Internet has recommended. It seems to have the cards but I’...
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My sound stop working in Ubuntu 16.04

My sound stopped working few days ago and for what I could see online it seems to be the problem that many people have with Ubuntu 16.04. I don't have any clue of what could have caused that. My ...
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Analog headset Intel PCH ALSA suddenly mono

On a MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) with i7-2677M and the Cirrus 4206BCNZ audio controller on Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME 4.4.0-24-generic: Suddenly occuring problems after no apparent change: Analog ...
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Jabra UC VOICE 750 mono and Ubuntu 14.04 [duplicate]

My workplace is starting to use Horizon Air for access to virtual desktops. I run UBUNTU 14.04 and have a Jabra UC VOICE 750 mono headset (my company uses Skype for Business). When I connect the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Recording from the output port of an Alesis DM6 drums to the headphone/mic input of an HDA Intel PCH onboard sound card

I am trying to record the sound of my eletronic drums Alesis DM6, which has an output port(jack connection), connecting it to the headphone/mic input from my laptop, which has an HDA Intel PCH onboard ...
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Sound stopped working. Can't find the reason why and how to fix it

The Headline sums it up perfectly, the audio stopped working suddenly. My system detects the soundcard as usual. I already restarted several times, i even hear the sound when the starting screen ...
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Loud clicking sound from audio

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron, everything has been working fine for about 18 months. Suddenly this morning, there is a loud and repetitive clicking sound coming from the headphones and/...
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Problem with audio over HDMI

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and I am having issues with audio over HDMI. At first most applications worked fine but Google Chrome didn't output any audio. This was annoying but I could always use ...
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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Sound will not default to s/pdif (DVI-to-HDMI) without unplugging headphone jack

I have recently installed Lubuntu 16.04 on my HTPC and it has an Asus M3A78-EM motherboard and a nVidia 9500 GT videocard. I have a 3.5mm audio cable running from the motherboard audio out to the TV, ...
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How does Ubuntu keep playing sounds through the TTY?

Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in. How can audio be channeled through a ...
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Bluetooth headset problem in Ubuntu (Ausdom m04 with bluetooth 4.0)

I have a bluetooth headset (Ausdom m04). At first, I couldn't set up the device as the laptop couldn't find the device. Then, after a couple of hours, I managed to connect it but there was no sound. ...
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Alsamixer automatically sets headphones volume at 0 after login

On two of my devices (both eee PCs) sound never works automatically. Eventually, I found the problem to be headphones volume being at 0 in Alsamixer. To solve the issue, I always have to run Alsamixer ...
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I hear clicks whenever the volume of some audio stream is adjusted

(Almost) whenever the volume of an audio stream is adjusted, I hear a clicking sound. As I am using an application that emits multiple streams and adjusts their volume frequently (and shall be able to ...
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How do I find Linux Drivers for my sound card?

I did check the list of sound cards supported by Ubuntu and I believe my card is supported. It is a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme card. I used the Linux command lspci to get the information ...
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Changing shutdown sound effect in Ubuntu 16.04

How can I change the shutdown sound effect in Ubuntu 16.04?
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Firewire audio puzzle: works in Xenial but

It doesn't seem to be a variant of other questions on firewire. Basicaly, my FW Solo works in Ubuntu 16 with pulseaudio (playback only but it's ok for my needs). But... it has to be initialized by ...
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Headphones not working on Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Alienware 17 R3

I own a Sony MDR-XB450 headphones and it is not being detected. Sound keeps playing through external speakers Alsamixer gives the details as below Card: HDA Intel PCH Chip: Creative CA0132 I can mute/...
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How to get audible feedback (“Thunk” sound, no typewriter) when pressing a keyboard key?

When I type I watch the keyboard rather than the screen. I need the noise that lets me know if my keystroke has connected and produced a symbol. With the typewriter, I frequently lean/press on some ...
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Audio problem after downgrading xenial-proposed

I hade xenial-proposed updates activated and I started to have some troubles with evince. I deactivated the -proposed updates and I just followed the instructions of How can I revert back from an ...
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14.04 bluetooth headset pairs and shows up in sound settings, but only playing sound through laptop

I just received bluetooth headphones and they work on my android phone and on Windows 10, but I can't seem to get them working on Ubuntu 14.04. They connect to the bluetooth on the computer, but then ...
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Generate white noise to calm a baby

I have a three week old baby. Occasionally she refuses to sleep. Some people tell me this is the way life is, some people tell me I need to buy things to fix it. This is becoming an alarmingly common ...
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No HDMI audio device

I'm a newbie using Lubuntu 14.04. I can't get audio out through the HDMI although the HDMI video is fine. Tried Pulseaudio volume control but the hdmi doesn't appear as a hardware option, neither ...
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content hub: make my app available to others

My app uses the phone's microphone to record audio. I need to make it available to other apps so that they can call upon it whenever they want to. Say email or a messaging service like telegram ...
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Ubuntu suddenly broke audio, apt-get and flash

I was using my computer normally until I noticed something wasn't right and I rebooted it. Then I couldn't browse webs with flash with chrome, couldn't load an HTML5 video from youtube. When I try to ...
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headphone jack not working with Dell XPS 13 bought in 2014

Similarly to Headphone jack not working?, I have a Dell XPS 13 and since I upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04, my headphones jack is not working anymore, while internal speakers work fine. when I plug in ...
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Surround sound issues

I recently got a 5.1 surround sound system (RCA) but am having issues getting actual surround sound. Everything is connected and I get sound out of all the speakers and the sub-woofer, but when I go ...
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Sound problem in ubuntu (16.04)

Currently, i have ubuntu 16.04, and when i plug in my turtle beach z60's, it says it is plugged into the game audio part of the headphone, the one that is not low quality,the chat line. however, ...
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HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station ubuntu 16.04 Fujitsu s935

I have a Fujitsu S935, running under Ubuntu 16.04, with a docking station Port Replicator S26391-F1307-L100. HDMI sound works well if I use the HDMI port on the laptop. When the laptop is on the ...
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How can I change the sound volume pressing rather than clicking on keyboard?

We have to keep clicking to increase or decrease the volume on the keyboard volume button. Can we change the sound volume in a continuous way just by holding down the keyboard volume button and the ...
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Unable to use Speech recognition module in Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to use speech_recognition module in python 2.7, everytime when I import speech_recognition I get the following errors: $ sudo python2.7 -m speech_recognition [sudo] password for ...
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How can the Ubuntu phone screenshot sound be turned off?

I have set the phone (Aquaris E4.5) to silent, but taking a screenshot (up and down volume buttons) still produces a sound. How can this sound be turned off? I'm on Ubuntu 15.04 (OTA-10.1).
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Dummy output - No Sound Card Detected - VAIO VGN-FS640/W on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I know that this question has a lot of answers but, none of them work for me. I have been trying for hours to resolve this problem but nothing. The last thing I have tried is the following: Purge ...
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Sound not working on Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Seabios and then used usb to install Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 with no problems, I completely removed Chrome Os. I just realized while playing a game that the sound was not working. So my ...
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No sound working with HP Spectre running Ubuntu 16.04

I recently switched my HP Spectre to Ubuntu. Everything seems to work fine except for the sound. I found solutions to these problems from other questions but these solutions were with an earlier ...
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Soundblaster Audigy has only left channel, but works fine in Windows

I have an older PC running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 with a 2TB main disk drive. I shrunk the primary Windows partition to make room for 2 different Linux distributions (Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Fedora 23), ...
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kubuntu 16.04: Sound card “access denied” error, can't play sound

I've checked out a dozen or more "solutions" (such as the one here), but my problem seems to go deeper than any of them. It all started when I built wine. I installed a few dozen dev and other ...