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 problem with extrernal monitor

The sound from my monitor was working perfectly until today when I updated my computer. I can't see my monitor in Sound Settings. Is this problem related to the new update?
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Sound is muting and jumping to max

My sound is jumping from what ever volume is set to 0 and back up. I've tried disabling auto mute in alsamixer but it doesn't help in any way. I've also saved the setting but it does not even work ...
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How do I route an USB Audio Interface (MBox2) to a DAW (Qtractor) via Jack or Patchage as an audio channel?

I'm borrowing an Mbox2 Mini and want to play around with this in Ubuntu 15.10 with gnome. In with jack, I can see it as a MIDI device: However, I can not see it as an audio input device: My ...
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Can not play sound in VLC and browser simultanously

I have sound problem in VLC, if a video is playing in a browser and i launch an audio or video file in VLC i got this error message = "Audio output failed: The audio device "sysdefault:CARD=MID" could ...
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All my system settings disappeared!

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and am having some problems.. Today I noticed that no sound was being output at all while I was in Ubuntu. I am dual-booting with Windows 8, where the sound works perfectly ...
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Is there any dsp solution for ubuntu

I'm searching for a Audio DSP solution for ubuntu. I want to have the possibility to set some high pass and low pass filter to my 5.1 outputs. Low pass for the LFE and high pass for surround and ...
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Why is single_cmd Alsa option for debugging only?

According to Alsa documentation, single_cmd option is for debugging only : single_cmd - Use single immediate commands to communicate with codecs (for debugging only) NB: If you get ...
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Sound problem on VLC

Watching videos with VLC, the sound will randomly go off (the video plays fine) and only returns if I skip to a different part of the video. The same video files play perfectly on the built-in '...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth will not Enable

I just recently installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo Yoga as a dual boot. But due to unfortunate circumstances, my audio jack doesn't work. I usually use bluetooth, but whenever I try to enable bluetooth and ...
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No sound in Chrome browser on Ubuntu 15.04

There are various suggestions for how to fix this but they mostly involve installing or restarting pavu or alsa. The problem is sound works fine in Firefox and all my programmes except Google Chrome. ...
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more audio problems in 15.04

recent update has brought a plethora of audio problems. PC 15.04 x64, DESKTOP_SESSION=ubuntustudio -keyboard volume controls don't work anymore (known issue, IIRC) -Panel volume control on the ...
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How do I record streaming audio with audacity?

I am new to Ubuntu and am just feeling my way around. The first few days have certainly been bumpy, and one of the issues I am facing is that I can't record streaming audio on Audacity .Even the user ...
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Change Ubuntu 14.04lts start up sound?

On my Ubuntu machine, it no longer makes the drum sound but I was to hook up a custom .ogg sound. How can I do this? I replaced the name of the file in the sounds folder of the drums with my custom ...
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typing, audio, and video - problems after upgrading to 15.04

When I attempt to type using any application - gedit or chromium for example - typing is incredibly difficult. There are noticeable lags in the typing - sometimes letters appear normally but every few ...
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How can I delay sound in the system?

I use some private internet video broadcasting and it comes sometimes with a delay. Also, projector that I use also adds a delay to the video. So, I'd like to delay sound a bit in order to put sound ...
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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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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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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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Atheros AR3011 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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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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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 3....
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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 analog-...
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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 alsa-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Eeepc Ubuntu 14.04 Problems: Video, audio, screen flicking and suspend failure

I install Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my Eeepc 1101HA with processor Intel Atom CPUZ520 and I have some problems: Screen is flicking, shacking..... Video doesn-t work, is very slow and impossible to see ...