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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Ubuntu 14.04 no sound

I can hear no sound from my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 days ago and at first everything worked fine, but after a reboot the sound stopped. I searched for 3 hours on google and tried everything ...
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How can I improve the quality of sound in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I'm loving it. Only thing is that I'm having problems with my laptop's sound quality. It sounds empty, or hollow. I'm not exactly sure how to put it to words, ...
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Get logitech audio device sink name

I am using the logitech mic for recording the audio. I am able to find the device name using the following command: pactl list short sources | grep "alsa_input.usb" | awk '{ print $2 }' op: ...
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How do I enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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How to convert a wav to mp3 in audacity

I am trying to export a wav format file to an mp3 format in audacity, but when it's done exporting all that is does is make this screaching sound for about two seconds and then there is no sound at ...
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Crashed upgrade form 13.10 to 14.04

Today, I turned on my computer and upgrade Ubuntu to 14.04, since it is so long, so I went to have dinner. When I'm back, the screen freeze(I tried to move my mouse, but the mouse icon moved a few ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 LTS - Volume control keys

I've used Ubuntu 14.04 LTS for 3 weeks. My laptop's(Samsung RV510) function keys did work for volume changing until now. Yesterday they suddenly didn't work anymore when I turned on my computer. I ...
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Changing system from stereo to mono

I am trying to configure xdemorse, a morse code decoding software. One of the things I need to do to configure is change my sound settings from stereo to mono. I think I found the answer, I just don't ...
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How to configure xdemorse?

xdemorse is a morse code decoding software. But I don't know how to configure it. This is what the main window looks like: But after I press the receive button I get this error message. Does ...
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No sound, printer, or wireless connections

Had sound after installation but not now; Have not been able to connect to Canon Pixma iP2600; Have not been able to connect wirelessly.
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why is fluendo playback kit not detected

I needed to play several media formats. mp3,mpg (video and audio), flv, avi, any and all media files so I installed the fluendo complete kit and yet ubuntu 14 still on some of my files wants to ...
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No audio through speakers but headphones work fine

1I recently bought a Dell Latitude E7440 laptop. It came with Windows 7 preinstalled and eveything works fine with it. But I'm planning to install Ubuntu 14.04 on it and when I boot from a USB stick, ...
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Headphones not working in ubuntu 13.06 - mac laptop

I have a mac laptop with ubuntu installed on it. The version of the ubuntu os is 13.06. It is an old generation mac book. The mic and the speaker works fine but when I plug in the headphones, no sound ...
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Sound jumping between speakers and headphones when volume is high

I am using Ubuntu 14.04, but had this problem on previous versions of Ubuntu. When the volume is higher than 45% and I am playing music the sound switches between head phones and speakers, but there ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in headphone mode (no sound through speakers)

The basic symptom I was having is that sound was not working in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I had recently used the front headphone jack, and after unplugging the headphones, I noticed in the sound ...
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Dell XPS 13 touchscreen not working, sound not working

All of a sudden the touchscreen on my laptop stopped working, and the sound does not recognise my headphones. I have not installed anything recently, just the usual, minor LTS updates. The ...
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Change the main sound output

Usually I use my headphone to listen a music (using the front port one). Sometimes, I plugged out the headphone jack, if I want to listen by speaker (using the back port). Now my question is, can I ...
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Qt Audio Engine not in Ubuntu SDK

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. I installed Ubuntu SDK with no problems using the instructions on Ubuntu website. I created a new QML project. I want to create an app that uses Qt Audio Engine. Here is my ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 HDMI no sound on TV

I plugged in the HDMI-emphasized text cable from my TV and plugged it in my desktop and when I restarted the computer it has a clear picture but no sound at all. I have looked for a solution but ...
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Is it possible to record from a MIDI keyboard to audacity?

I am trying to make it so that I can record from audacity using a MIDI keyboard. Normally I use Qjackctl ,Zynaddsubfx and Ardour. The problem that I run into is exporting to an MP3. In an earlier ...
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No sound in .mkv after upgrade to Ubuntu 14.04

I was using Ubuntu 13.10 previously, and everything was working fine. Prior to upgrading to 14.04, I deleted some of the old kernels. Then, once I upgraded, the sound for .MKV was gone. I use VLC, but ...
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looking for a music player to control speed and transpose songs

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 and I am looking for a music player that is able to control the speed of a song and transpose it easily. I know VLC media player can change the speed but its a bit complicated ...
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14.04 Google Chrome Audio Playback Issues

So after about an hour trying to find a solution for this problem, I've had no luck. The issue: Audio playback in Google Chrome is way too fast/high pitched/choppy. Steps I've taken to try and fix ...
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Lost audio after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04

After the upgrade I've lost the audio output immediately: no hardware change ! With Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.13.0-24-generic (#47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014) - the audio doesn't work at ...
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HP Compaq TC4200 problems

I have a hp compaq tc4200 and the headphone jack doesn't work it acts like nothing's plugged in. I've tried any solution i could find and most did nothing at all at best and some forced me to ...
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Bluetooth and speaker occasionally working on ASUS N550JV

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 dual boot. The Bluetooth module is atheros ar3012. Since the day Ubuntu is installed, the behavior of Bluetooth and speaker is weird. They ...
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Remove extra noise from ffmpeg video

I am using the following command to record the audio and video: ffmpeg -loglevel warning -y -f v4l2 -s 544x288 -i /dev/video0 -vstats -vstats_file '/home/2014-05-13T07-18-37/left_cam-stats' -f pulse ...
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Noise removal from USB soundcard

I am using the Syba USB soundcard for live audio from other audio sources like bluetooth or logitech mic. It's working perfectly, I am able to hear the live audio of bluetooth and logitech from the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound Glitch

checked the forums and couldn’t find a topic related to my current problem. Sometimes under heavy sound demand, I.e. playing a game or watching a video my sound has this well, I don’t really know how ...
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way to call through Huawei Modem in 14.04 E303

I have a huawei e303 u modem, i followed a guide from this link. Everything is working except calling features. Call goes to other end but no voice OR vice versa. I mean , when somebody calls me, it ...
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Sound problem ubuntu 14.04

I'm new Ubuntu user I have install it few days ago I add my sound playing good but today I just realize that nothing is coming out of the speaker. I have tried all the settings sound settings nothing ...
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No sound from laptop speakers in Ubuntu 14.04 after booting into Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537. I had installed 14.04 on it, and had no problems with the sound initially. However, like my with ethernet card, it seemed expecting to not have driver/software issues ...
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Sound from VLC cuts in and out

When playing DVDs with VLC the audio cuts in and out. What can be causing it? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). I'm using a Gateway 310H Desktop with a Thraser Intel motherboard. The audio is ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize sound card

Good afternoon everyone! I'm going to be objective in my problem. Before I was using Windows 8 on my notebok and ubuntu on the desktop. I decided to test the update 14.04 in the notebook, installed ...
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How can I get the source code of the sound drivers in ubuntu?

I have dual boot windows and ubuntu. Ubuntu can correctly detect and play my ESS 1969 sound card. So, I was thinking of the source code of ubuntu driver so that I can compile and run it on my windows ...
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How can I use digital output instead of analog output for USB headset on 14.04?

I previously used 12.04 where I was able to use digital output for my USB headset and it worked miles better than analog. Now I installed (fresh install, deleted previous ubuntu partitions) 14.04 on ...
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Toshiba Tecra A8 without audio with Ubuntu 14.04 Bug alsa

I can't hear nothing, but sometime it had worked. uname -a Linux PCIFP26 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux aplay -l **** Lista de PLAYBACK ...
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Remove audio from mp4 file [duplicate]

I have a video file i.e. video.mp4 it contain both video and audio. I want to remove the audio from this mp4 file. I tried using the following ffmpeg command: ffmpeg -i /home/Desktop/video.mp4 ...
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New install of Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) - 3 audio devices, no sound

I'm brand new to Ubuntu. Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) on my old Abit KN8 SLI. Everything works except sound. I went through all the troubleshooting steps here and it still doesn't work: ...
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Squeeking noise issue with Asus laptop. Found working solution for Windows, now how to do this on Ubunutu?

My Asus laptop makes a high pitch squeeking noise/sound. It turns out that is has something to do with the CPU and its power saving settings. I have my laptop on dual-boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu ...
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recording audio from a cassette player

Does anyone know how to record from a cassette player directly into the computer (headphone output on the cassette player to the microphone socket on the computer) and be able to hear the output at ...
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command line tool that will return sound volume ubuntu 12.04

Is there a command line tool that will return the output volume setting on pavucontrol. I can set this volume using a python script from some other posting, but cannot figure out how to see what the ...
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How to make audio work on old laptop?

I'm trying to make a working install of Ubuntu 14.04 on a Toshiba Satellite U200. Ubuntu is running pretty well, except there is absolutely no audio. I have already followed all the advice in the ...
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Volume buttons not working in 14.04

When using the volume buttons (+, -, mute) there is no reaction, neither on laptop keyboard nor on USB keyboard. No popup, no volume change, and no sound indication. Volume control with the mouse ...
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Ubuntu Server virtual audio

I wanted to know how to configure a server with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS to make it a platform for audio streaming via another program. I think that there are no drivers installed, and being a server even ...
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SFLphone 1.3.0 microphone on Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I compared the following 2 setups with original packages from the Ubuntu distributions and with the same headset and the same second telephone and the same telephone account data 1) SFLphone ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting no sound on a fresh install of Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. Result of running alsa-info is here. I tried purge/reinstall of pulseaudio and alsa-base and removing .config/pulse and .pulse-cookie. ...
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Audio quality foobar2000 with Wine

I have been a long time Windows user and recently switched to Ubuntu. I have a good 200GB of FLAC files that I used to listen to with foobar. Foobar works really well using Wine, but is there any ...
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 continuous beeping

I'm using Ubuntu 13.1064b on a Dell Inspiron N5010. Sometimes when I boot into Ubuntu, I get a continuous beeping noise on my sound card output. My laptop's internal speakers stopped working a long ...