Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers to audio signals not being correctly transfered or not at all via Bluetooth or HDMI.

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How to send Audio through HDMI to Amplifier (Not a TV)?

I have an HDMI cable connected to an amplifier (not a TV), and I can't figure out for the life of me how to get Ubuntu to output sound through the cable. It works fine on windows, so I know it isn't a ...
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measuring ambient noise

I am looking for a way to measure the amount of ambient noise in a given place, with my computers microphone. Audacity seems to do it, but I cant get it to tell me the measurement (it just moves a ...
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How do I eliminate white noise in zynaddsubfx?

How do you eliminate white noise in zynaddsubfx? I am using the synthesizer with a midi program and qjackctl. It works, but there is some noise in the background. Does anyone know how to fix this?
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sounds play through both speakers of the laptop and headphone

I'm using a hp pavilion g6 laptop. sounds play through both speakers of the laptop and headphone. kindly requesting for a solution. thank you!
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Speakers playing faint white noise when turned on

My speakers are constantly playing a a faint white noise when they are turned on, it only started happening when i put Ubuntu on it as well. My machine is a new Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon. Other ...
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5.1 Audio Is Not Working On Ubuntu 13.04

I have 5.1 channel audio output. But with Ubuntu 13.04, sound is not coming from subwoofer, front right, rear right.
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Audio stops in Lubuntu

I'm new to Linux so please bear with me. I have Lubuntu 13.04 installed with both ALSA and PulseAudio. The problem is that my audio periodically stops completely(especially when playing ...
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Problems with digital input of ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard

I've got an ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard and want to use it on Ubuntu 12.04 Server. It's going to be a capture device only. It's used in a small free radio station. I want to use two analog inputs to ...
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my computer headphone jack doesnt work

I just recently bought a new Asus S200e and the headphone jack doesn't work when they are plugged in- only my computer speakers. I have tried many options but the headphones icon does not appear in ...
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How would one produce 8/16 bit music on Linux?

So, I've been interested in making 16 bit (retro videogame style) music on Ubuntu for a while now but every time I look it up on Google, it's always showing me how to drop my regular every day music ...
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Enable IDT High Definition Audio Codec hardware enhanced sound

I brought a new HP pavilion 6g 2301ek laptop and among the driver problems I encountered (which I couldn't solve) is the IDT hardware enhancement. On Windows, using the generic sound driver, the sound ...
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No HDMI sound with Intel

I've a problem which bothers me for days: The audio output via HDMI does not work anymore since I updated to Ubuntu 13.04 (it worked perfect with ubuntu 12). A few datas: **cat /proc/version** ...
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Selective HDMI Audio

Is it possible to have some programs use HDMI audio out, and others use internal speakers? Specifically, I am trying to have VLC & RhythmBox use HDMI audio, and all other applications use ...
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my sound output is recognized as my sound input, how to fix it?

I have a big problem, yesterday skype worked, but today nothing works. When I do a skype test call I hear nothing, and when I call with another person they hear my music and themselves twice. So my ...
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Drivers Wirless and audio undetected Sony Vaio SVF142C29U

I installed ubuntu 12.04 x64 in my notebook Sony Vaio SVF142C29U and the wireless and audio drivers is not detected somebody know to do??? Thanks
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Sound plays through earphones but not through speakers

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed. After a couple of minutes after system start I only get sound through external media (headphones, hdmi) but not from the internal speakers. The sound card works fine in ...
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choppy sound with random popping 13.04

I was hoping some one could help me figure out why my audio is popping randomly. I just got some new speakers and it was popping previously, but I was using monitor speakers so it wasn't really ...
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Xubuntu 13.04 - all sound streams skips for split second

I love my Xubuntu 13.04 installation, but I notice a very unfortunate problem which I did not believe exist until after installation. While playing any sort of media - Flash, Audacious, Gmusicbrowser ...
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External microphone stopped working after kernel upgrade (internal and webcam microphones still working)

I was on an old Ubuntu 10.04 GNU/Linux based system which used 2.6.x kernels and I had no problems with the microphone. Now I have done a fresh upgrade to a system based on Ubuntu 12.04 GNU/Linux ...
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No sound devices displayed in settings, but speakers work and startup noise plays

I'm running an Ubuntu13.04 clean install on an HP Pavilion g6-1d80nr laptop, and there is no sound. There are no sound devices listed in the sound panel of System Settings, and the volume applet ...
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Cannot play sound, ALSA lib errors

EDIT Added ls -l /dev/snd/ EDIT Added amixer -c 0 Im trying to get my ubuntu server 12.04 lts to play a soundfile. However I always get the following error, show from a speaker-test command. UPDATE ...
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no hardware listed in sound settings, but audio works, failed after selecting a different output. 13.04

The audio was working fine, all hardware listed, but I made the mistake of selecting a different output. The audio stopped working, for a while, I reinstalled pulseaudio and managed to get sound back. ...
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In Ubuntu 12.04, odd whining/humming coming from left side of MBP (2,2)

I have been searching for a similar issue to mine, but unfortunately haven't found anything. Anyhow, this week I installed 12.04 on my 2006 MBP (2,2). Pretty much everything seems to work OK, but ...
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Volume control microsoft lifechat lx-3000

When I plug in my MS LifeChat LX-3000 headphones into my usb drive into Dell Inspiron, I have to manually change the sound output to the headset. The sound will sometimes automatically transfer from ...
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Stuttering virtualbox sound with windows 7 guest and UBUNTU host

I have installed a Windows 7 as virtualbox-guest. My Ubuntu works as host. The sound is stuttering ugly. I tried to change that by changing the Audio-Controller to ICH AC97 and install the driver ...
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Sound disabled on user login (works for guest and at login screen)

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo Ultrabook U410. Recently I changed the location of home directory to a bigger partition. I used rsync to copy the files and then edited fstab to auto-mount that ...
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What application do the same what shazam or soundhound does on android?

What application do the same what shazam or soundhound does on android? Shazam for windows and MacOs, I don't like wine, plus it is commercial. You can verify about 2-5 songs and must pay to ...
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How do I set up Qjackctl without using the terminal?

I can now open Qjackctl using the terminal. This is the code that I am using. pulseaudio --kill jack_control start This will open the program successfully. Then when I am finished I can type this ...
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Replacement for mplayer?

I'm looking for a replacement for mplayer. mplayer is a audio player for the console. It works just fine when I use it like so: mplayer /path/to/audio.mp3 But when I start it in the background I ...
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Jack does not have a “connect” option, how do I fix this?

I have been trying to configure jack on my laptop. I think I found part of the problem, and then ran into a new one. On jack, there is no "Connect" option. "Start" is missing as well. There are three ...
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Volume bar automatically changing while playing sound

I am facing issue while playing sound, either through Rythmbox or even while playing videos at youtube. I get a randomly volume changed sound. then I observed that the volume bar is actually vibrating ...
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Sound settings gui not working

I have a problem, im using 12.10 Ubuntu. Recent i sound settings gui working. Now it not working. How to get master gui working? My sound working but audio (master) slise in mute permanently also ...
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Disable Ubuntu Gnome 13.04 sound amplicifation

I've got a small problem with sound amplification. I use the volume-buttons on my keyboard a lot (much closer than the volume button of my sound system). When I press the volume up key, the overall ...
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no sound via headphones with ubuntu 13.04

Hopefully I am not asking a duplicate question, but all the answers I found so far did not help me. Alsamixer channel is not muted and when I switch to headphone output via pulseaudio there is still ...
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No sound through HDMI

I noticed that I can't send sound to my television when I connect my laptop to my tv through hdmi. I noticed that the hdmi is recognised, but I can't select it. I tried setting a profile to it, by ...
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Sound Problem - No Audio Input is Shown i.e Microphone is not Visible. Neigher “Headphone” profile is available?

Sound Problem - No Audio Input is Shown i.e Microphone is not Visible ,neither the "Headphone" profile is available ! I have Headphone connected and I can hear voices coming out of it ! I suspect ...
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trying to troubleshoot sound card issues

I'm trying to follow the article: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting I'm on step five where it says to run the command: sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-`uname -r` ...
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Is it possible to disable the video output in a video player but keep the audio enabled?

I sometimes hide the video player and only listen to music. But it still uses the processor, and my computer gets hot. Is there a way to temporarily disable video output and only play audio, without ...
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Only some programs make sounds!

Why are Spotify and Chromium totally silent when playing music? Media player and Firefox works great. I can see in "Sound Settings" that the applications produce sounds and their volume sliders are ...
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Cannot set default device in ALSA

While trying to get audio to work on my computer with the front jack (I don't have speakers so it's irrelevant to me whether or not the rear jack works), I figured out that I need to use card 0, ...
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Lubuntu/Ubuntu 13 Audio clicking in power-save mode

I've recently done a fresh install of Lubuntu 13 on my laptop, I immediately noticed a recurring clicking sound when it wasn't charging. Running: lspci | grep -i audio gives: Audio device: ...
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How to extract audio from Webm?

Audio within mp4 and flv files is AAC, and a proper container for that is m4a. So, in order to extract sound from mp4 and flv I use a command like gnome-terminal -e "parallel avconv -i '{}' -map 0:1 ...
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Mute key mutes Master and Headphone/Speaker (alsa channels), but unmutes only Master

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 13.04 on a Thinkpad T420s. I haven't customised the mute/volume scripts etc. The mute key mutes my audio but doesn't unmute it. When I run alsamixer I see the effect of the ...
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Audio not working on Sony Vaio Pro 13. HDA Intel PCH. Ubuntu 12.04

I've tried unmuting alsamixer, updating alsa, and force stopping pulseaudio. So far I can't figure it out. ~$ lspci -nn|egrep 'ultimedia|udio|sound|AC97|ac97|EMU' 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel ...
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pulseaudio not working : “Home directory not accessible: Permission denied”

I use Clementine and it started yesterday to refuse to play anything and display an "access denied" alert box. Same with Rhythmbox. After a while, I realized that my sound indication is also greyed ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 - Sound problems

I'm having the weirdest sound problems ever. I couldn't define a pattern yet. But if I open youtube just after pc booted I'll have sound, but after a few minutes of inactivity i loose sound on my pc. ...
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No audio from bt878 tv capture card

I have a Hauppauge WinTV capture card. The card is recognised by my system and I managed to get the video part to work, but not the audio part. This is the output of lspci: 04:01.0 Multimedia video ...
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Fade in or out a QML Audio file?

I have a QML Audio element in my app that plays a sound. When I click a button I execute: audio.play() and when I click it again I execute: audio.stop() Ideally I would like to fade the sound in ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 is not able to access all the sound ports on the motherboard at once

I am using DG43RK motherboard, and it has 10.1 channel audio support(it has 5 3.5mm jacks at the back) and a optical S/PDIF port also at the back coupled with them. My CPU panel at the front has 2 ...
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Audio and video auto of sync when streaming

When streaming my desktop to twitch.tv using avconv audio and video are out of sync. Sometimes it is already out of sync when starting the stream and sometimes they just drift apart after a while. ...