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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Bluetooth audio device connected but not showing up in audio devices

Ubuntu 15.04 Dell XPS-13 I can connect my audio devices via Bluetooth, but I can not use them as they don't show up in sounds settings as an output option (or input option). How do I fix this?
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java say only speaks the first word

I have the following code: public class ChatSystem { public static void main(String[] args) { SpeakCommand sp = new SpeakCommand("hello master! How are you feeling today?"); ...
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No audio output using PCSX2

I recently installed EmulationStation and various emulators like KegaFusion, PCSX, PCSX2. All works fine, except for PCSX2. All works fine, except for the audio on PCSX2. I followed several guides, ...
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Crackling during Skype calls, what can I do?

I've been trying to find tutorials or bug fixes to help with this, but no matter what I do I keep getting complaints that my input is "staticky" (their word, not mine lol) Specs: Computer Summary ...
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Installing sound on Ubuntu Server 14.04

I am currently building a VM with VirtualBox, using Ubuntu Server 14.04, with LXDE desktop and Firefox browser. My next step is sound installation. There is a lot of info out there, but linux sound ...
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Ubuntu Sound Problem

I can only have one sound software working at a time, let´s say: I got VLC open playing music and I proceed to watch a video on youtube. The video will play with no sound until I pause VLC and back ...
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Logitech USB headset not working in 14.04

I recently converted my laptop to Ubuntu 14.04 (two days ago at the time of this posting) and just encountered this problem (an hour or so ago at the time of this posting). The problem is that my ...
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On reboot headphones are muted

After I upgraded Ubuntu to 15.04 alsamixer mutes my headphones on every reboot. I have tried changing settings in alasamixer and saving it with sudo alsactl store. I've edited file ...
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sound and brightness notification lost

i don't know what happened specifically but now i faced a sudden disappearance of sound level notification and also the brightness level notification and the notification style now changed to one that ...
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Skyrim with PlayOnLinux audio is choppy [closed]

I've been playing The Elder Scrolls V on Ubuntu 14.10 with wine (PlayOnLinux). There's a problem with the audio that makes everything choppy and fuzzy. Everybody's voices sound super-gravelly and ...
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no sound after upgrading to 15.04

I have upgraded my system to ubuntu 15.04. And now there is no sound what so ever. My ubuntu is running on a ACER Aspire M5620 with a realtek sound card. I have tried several methods provided on the ...
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Audio not working on upgrading to Ubuntu 15.04

I have upgraded ubuntu from previous version to latest 15.04 on my desktop, 32-bit(os). I found that my audio files are not giving sound while playing, I tested online video from youtube, even they ...
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Audio via NVIDIA HDMI skipping

Everything else regarding audio, HDMI (video) ja the video card works, except seemingly not randomly the audio skips if I direct it over HDMI to my TV. And by seemingly not randomly it is very ...
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No audio when DVI to HDMI cable is plugged. How to fix this?

I have been using LG TV as monitor with Audio Cable and DVI to HDMI cable I am getting audio when VGA cable is plugged. But when the DVI to HDMI cable is plugged I couldn't get audio (Probably ...
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No more volume OSD after 14.10 -> 15.04 upgrade

In 14.10 when I pressed a volume key on my keyboard, the volume value would show in a popup in the top right corner of the screen. The volume keys still work (I can hear the "pop" sound) but the ...
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Why aren't my Bluetooth headphones working anymore? [duplicate]

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.2. When I opened the Sound Settings and my Bluetooth headphones were connected, I used to find only 2 options in the Play sound through pane (i.e., the speakers and the ...
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No audio after updating to 15.04

Missing sound after updating form 14.10 to 15.04, installing "Ubuntu restricted extras" doesn’t help. Is there a way fix this or easy way to rollback to 14.10?
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No audio in DELL XPS 13 (Ubuntu 15.04)

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.04 (desktop edition, 64 bit) on a DELL XPS 13 (model 9343) notebook. Prior to installation, I upgraded the computer bios to A03. The kernel I am running is 3.19.0-15. I ...
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Sound problems on Elitebook 8540w

I am using HP Elitebook 8540w and Ubuntu 14.04 Stil problem with sound. Alsmost thought I found a solution: alsactl -F restore it enabled sound, still have only headphones in sound settings, but ...
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Set sound device for individual applications using alsa

How can I set the sound device for a certain application, so when I start it automatically uses that device, even if it is not the default. A small example of what I want, to avoid confusion: I ...
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Sound Not Working Kubuntu 14.04 kernel 3.13.0-48-generic

Sound just stopped. Was working for a couple of years. I get a intel boot up tone. Sound works in windows. I looked at No sound in Kubuntu 14.04 Following advice here: ...
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12.04 Upgrade: Sound Input Issues

I don't know how to follow these instructions. What do I have to write exactly in the terminal?
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How to play sound by Front Mic In sounds?

In Windows in Realtek HD menager i need opt "play sounds in front and rear in output devices" and double click in "Front Mic" (Red) and change source from Mic to "Front Speaker Output" and It cause ...
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Volume Hot Key not working in Lubuntu

I installed Lubuntu(14.04.2 LTS) in my Lenovo Z510. The multimedia hot keys in my laptop is independent. Means to use multimedia keys I don't have to press Fn key. The brightness hot keys are working ...
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Is there any other way to play windows games on ubuntu?

I tried using wine but it makes the gameplay lag too much. I don't want to go back to windows just to play games. I love ubuntu way too much. So can anyone tell me any methods to play games on my ...
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Ubuntu 14. 04 Built-in mic not recording/working

I'm new to Ubuntu, so preemptive apologies if I have inane questions. A few weeks ago, my internal mic stopped working/registering sound, and I have no idea why. (It actually worked out of the box in ...
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Overlapping system and Rakarrack playbacks on a X-Fi Gamer soundcard (setting up guitar)

I've gone through installick JACK and Rakarrack. I then had the problem with other audio (like YT flash videos or music player) disappearing when I turn on JACK etc., I've just installed pulseaudio ...
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Ubuntu on Asus eeebookX205 with all peripherals

I am planning to get an eeebook X205 but I want to be sure that I can run Ubuntu with wireless and sound. There is an article ...
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having elevated priority and general @audio permssion in rc.local

I am trying to run jackd instance from /etc/rc.local (along with a few other applications) from a custom made init script. The system is ubuntustudio and I have setup everything to have elevated ...
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Razer BlackWidow - Ubuntu not Recognizing Audio jacks

The Razer BlackWidow keyboard comes with two usb cables: one to simply connect to the computer so it recognizes key events, and another to register the USB and Headphone/Microphone jacks on the right. ...
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USB Audio Problem [closed]

I have a Corewind WiFiG25 board based on the AT91SAMG25 400 MHz following Arm processor running Linux 3.6.9 built using Buildroot. I am attempting to play mp3 files using mpg123 connected to an ALSA ...
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Can't get the Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 working on my comp

So I recently decided to switch over to ubuntu for experimentation. I previously had a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 fully functioning on my Windows OS and was able to record, playback and produce sounds ...
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No sound in headphones but speakers work fine

I have an ASUS F550C Notebook running Ubuntu 14.04. I connected my PC to a screen via HDMI and the HDMI sound works fine and the computer's speakers work great as well, but when I plug in my ...
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BQ Aquaris E4.5 sound not working in web applications and mediaplayer

I've recently purchased the BQ Aquaris E4.5 with Ubuntu touch and I'am quite satisfied for this first release. However I encountered some issues concerning the sound on the device. When I go to sound ...
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My bose AE2w Headphones connect but not visible in sound settings sometimes but overall not good sound quality

My headphones work with my ipad and iphone. It's just that on my Mac Book Pro mid 2012 13 inch (9,2) the sound quality is low on Ubuntu and better on my other devices. Please help, I've tried ...
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Different applications, different sound output devices

I would find it really useful if I could make it so that music I am playing on YouTube in Chrome comes out of speakers, and the sound from other applications comes out of my earphones, so I am ...
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How to use alsamixer for line in microphone input?

I'm new hear and I am trying to get my computer to work with a microphone for input audio. I am using the line in 3.5 mm jack for the microphone, not a usb. I am using Xubuntu version 12 on a desktop ...
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low sound levels on toshiba satellite

I just started using Ubuntu 14.04 and am very new to it. My Toshiba satellite laptop had loud sound volume using Windows. Now, the sound is barely audible in all cases except while playing CDs. I ...
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“Virtual Device” for Microphone, Speakers, and Ringing

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 and and 4.3 Skype. I have a problem with sound. I have speakers connected and a microphone, but on top of that I have my USB headset plugged in. I can hear the sounds in ...
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On-board surround sound

I'm using my on-board soundchip with a S/PDIF output to a 5.1 sound kit. Trying to enable 5.1 sound, I followed these instructions : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio During the ...
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Alsa problems with python2.7- Unable to open slave

I am using python's module pyaudio to process sound but ALSA returns: ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open ...
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How can I forward the audio output of my Ubuntu desktop to another (Debian) machine?

(Full disclosure: I've asked a question on the Pi side of this process over on the Pi StackExchange.) I have a Raspberry Pi (with OSMC, so practically Debian) that I want to leave on permanently, and ...
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Clicking sound when playing audio

Before flagging this question as duplicate, this is not a random or periodic clicking sound. It only happens once a sound is played on the speakers for the "first time". "First time" being after a ...
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Sound from video is very low whereas mp3 file sound is good

I have tried in VLC as well as totem, when I play a mp3 files sound is good but sound from video is muffled. I am using hp pavilion dv6. Please let me know for any other info. I am new to ubuntu
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No more sound output in Ubuntu 14.04

On Dell Latitude E5440 I run Ubuntu 14.04.1 64-bit LTS. As far as I am concerned after getting some upgrades I am getting no sound output in Ubuntu although it works in Windows on the same machine. ...
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Set a max volume for the Terminal bell

Is there a way to set the max volume the terminal bell can be? That us say it is at volume x when system volume is at 50%, when I go over 50% I want the bell sound to stay at x volume. There does not ...
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Rhythmbox syncing windows games sound files. Any way to use windows media player on ubuntu?

I've PC with dual OS , windows and Ubuntu. I installed windows for games, also i installed lots of games in windows. Except gaming i do every work on Ubuntu so i spend more time on Ubuntu. Now problem ...
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How do I figure out where random sound is coming from?

I'm using 14.04 LTS on a thinkpad. For the past week or so, I've been regularly hearing these random bubbling/popping sound (I think that'S the best way I can describe them) and I cannot for the life ...
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What is 0 and 0 in hw:0,0 mean? and how can I get those value?

I'm trying to do screencast and record application sound too with ffmpeg. But, I can't get the application sound recorded. I think there's something wrong with my command. What I'm doing is like this: ...
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with laptop speakers can only play system sounds not any others

I am new to linux and have given ubuntu a try. Am currently struggling with an issue as my laptop. It will play system sounds and test sounds but wont play sounds on videos and spotify etc through the ...