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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Default headphone device when plugging in unknown audio device

My laptop has a single mini-jack that handles both headphones and microphone in one port. Every time I plug in my headphones I get a dialogue asking me what kind of device I've plugged in. This ...
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Weird muted audio issue - 16.04

My audio output devices disappeared after I plugged a VGA cable between my PC and the TV. The following audio test was successful: $ speaker-test -c 6 -D 'surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0' Furthermore, ...
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Problem using Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm having trouble getting input or output from my firend's Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm setting up a studio system for him, and didn't expect this much trouble. I installed QJack and ...
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How do I make microphone input mono?

I am using a USB-bluetooth microphone to do speech recognition with Google docs. The application says the sound is too soft but I have it turned up all the way. Is there any way in asoundrc to make ...
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How is reloading with “alsactl” different from doing it with “alsa”?

Following the accepted answer to another question, I have often used pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload to restart my audio when it stops working. That stopped working for me at some ...
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no ALSA modules loaded

I've been trying to get the soundblaster audigy SE to work: I've managed to tell the kernel it's there. but because the alsa-project.org Matrix:Vendor-Creative_Labs tells me to load the 'old' oss ...
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I'm looking for a TTS (text to speech) for ubuntu that is like Mac's short-key TTS option

I'm new to Ubuntu, and this is the only thing missing on my computer. I need something that doesn't require terminal used every time, and is mostly understandable. It doesn't have to be incredibly ...
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Ubuntu 14 KVM host, Ubuntu 16 guest sound battle

I am attempting to get audio fixed on my machine. I am not sure exactly what caused the issue but I now have a battle. I can't get the guest and host sound to work at the same time. The host system ...
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Cant open pavucontrol

I just installed pavucontrol and cant open it. I get this Error whenever I open pavucontrol. When I tried to open it by sudo pavucontrol I get this error => altair@Aiden:~$ sudo pavucontrol Home ...
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14.04: how do I unmute a unmuted microphone?

I was happily using both Skype and IBM Sametime Unified Telephony for a long time on my 14.04 system; using various kinds of headsets. Since lately, I have a very strange problem; and I really ran ...
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can't get surround sound on ubuntu 12.04 or over

My former OS is XBMCBuntu Eden(Ubuntu 11.10),5.1 surronud sound is working normally.When run alsamixer ,can see 'channel mode ' item,and can be changed to 6ch.11.10 ,run 'alsamixer' interface [...
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Installed Lubuntu 16.04 version no audio now

I apologize if I am to vague in my question/statement. I just installed LUbuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which is a HP Pavilion G6 series, AMD Processor, and it does have an HDMI port. I can't seem to ...
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No sound on any of the Ubuntu versions

I have a fairly old gateway with Intel 64 bit, I've run Ubuntu for quite some time along with windows XP, my sound card on windows works just fine however now that XP is not supported I decided to go ...
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Questions about compiz, sound control and mkv movies

I'm totally fresh with Ubuntu. I've got the newest (16.04) release, my laptop is Lenovo Y50-70. My issues: How do I get rid of compiz? Sounds, like music or sounds from movies are... like really ...
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amplifier on network. can not see or find it

Ubuntu 16.04 recently installed. Dual boot with Windows 10. Amplifier/Speakers are accessible in windows. Intel Core i7 (4 year old Toshiba laptop) and tons of storage. The access is to the local ...
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Can't switch headphones and speakers [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 16.04 with windows 10. The pavucontrol can't get started. Error on pavucontrol: If I plug out the headphones in middle of some video I don't get any sound from the ...
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How to save alsamixer settings?

I tryed "sudo alsactl store" command. But its not working. Alsamixer settings change after reboot. So how can i save alsamixer settings so that settings gets loaded on every startup?
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Sound card driver issues?

I decided to run Ubuntu alongside Windows 10 on an Acer Aspire One Cloudbook 11. Ubuntu installed and loaded normally, and I decided to listen to music. I noticed there was no sound. I tried testing ...
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How do I split my USB sound card recognized as 5.1 into 3 stereo channels? [duplicate]

I have a NI Komplete Audio 6, and I want to use its stereo channels separately, not all the outputs combined as 5.1. It is recognized by Ubuntu, however I only get the choice of using it in 2.1, 4.1, ...
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Keyboard does not work while audio is playing

Whenever any audio is playing, my keyboard won't work. It does not output anything at all. It starts working again a few seconds after I stop playing the audio. I had a similar problem to this a ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 15.10

I have been using Ubuntu 15.10 for the past 6 months in my current laptop (Fujitsu Lifebook S series). Suddenly today the sound stops working. I tried the following steps with no success: 1. sudo apt-...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - Freezing Audio in Games and VLC player

I am using the following Ubuntu: Linux hometower 3.16.0-71-generic #91~14.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Mon Apr 18 19:43:36 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux I started to experience strange issue - when I ...
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HDMI sound works , no analog sound

I installed Ubuntu 12.02 and i can't hear sound, but if i connected to HDMI, I can hear sound in HDMI Device. This is my sound device ~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH ...
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Headphones not working in 16.04

I have spent some time searching around the various threads relating to headphone issues in Ubuntu and none of the answers seem to resolve my issue, so I will post it here. This problem started a ...
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Mouse doesn't work while audio is playing

While my computer is playing audio, my mouse does not work. The cursor stays at the spot it was before the audio started playing, but I cannot move the cursor or click. The mouse starts working ...
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Lubuntu on Asus vivoPC vm62?

I installed Lubuntu 16.04 on an Asus vivoPC vm62. I experienced 2 problems: Network is slow! (WLAN & LAN) My "old" PC and my company laptop hook up to the same WLAN/LAN are up to 10 times faster ...
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Scarlett 2i2 & Ubuntu 16.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04, and am having some issues with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. It is not shown on System Settings/Audio, but Alsamixer shows it, even if it says "This sound device does ...
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No sound on Dell xps l702

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS l702. I have sound in the form of headphones or the HDMI out but not the on-board WAVES MaxxAudio sound card. I have tried a few different steps, like in ...
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Audio input nonfunctional

Please do not refer me to other 'solutions'. I have tried them all. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a Compaq Presario laptop. When I apply an audio input to the mike jack, no sound is heard. In ...
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Program to encode an audio file to video

I need a program to encode an audio file (like wav,mp3,ogg etc) to a video file (with a static picture or black/blank screen) I want an easy solution were I can achieve that like in a few steps ...
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5.1 Subwoofer only

After installing Ubuntu I activated 5.1 for my 5.1 Sound System, which worked just fine. One day only the subwoofer worked. Every other channel is just muted. Every channel is unmuted and turned up to ...
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Xubuntu 16.04 no sound when switch user

I´ve upgraded to Xubuntu 16.04. Everything seems to work ok except for one thing. Everytime we switch user, sound stops working. I need to access Sound config and change Audio Profile to make it start ...
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16.04 switches from default audio device when not available, but doesn't switch back when the default becomes available

I have a laptop hooked up to a TV via HDMI. When the TV powers off, the audio output switches from HDMI to the built-in laptop speakers. This behaviour is new, as previous Ubuntu versions would always ...
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Bluetooth settings window force closing when selecting device

I'm new to Ubuntu, so if I leave out information, please just ask. I don't yet know what is relevant/useful. I am running 14.04 LTS, completely up to date. Until recently (within the past 10 days) I ...
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How to stream mic input with little to no delay(over lan)

Seems the default answer is icecast + darkice but many people mention a delay of anywhere from 1-5 seconds. Is this due to hardware limitations?
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ASRock asrock H110M-ITX/ac Audio Issue

I'm Patrick I'm fairly new to computers as I'm only 16 and just built my first computer. It is a mini ITX build using an asrock h110m-itx/ac motherboard and I use it primarily for coding, schoolwork, ...
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VLC: Audio output failed

I've recently installing Ubuntu 16.04 and I'm having the following problem: Whenever I open a file with VLC, I cannot hear anything and an error message popups with the following: Audio output ...
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sound volume settings doesn't do anything

I installed Ubuntu the other day, and I am quite new to it. I've noticed that the sound volume setting at the top right hand side of the screen doesn't affect the volume of my media players (it may ...
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Suddenly no sound

My sound stopped working just from doing nothing. I was afk for about two hours and when I came back there simply was no sound. Restarted my system several times. When using speaker-test on my ...
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No sound after suspend on Ubuntu 16.04

After recently upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 16.03 (and fixing most of the problems caused by that) I still have one persistent problem that won't go away. After a "suspend" of the system the HDMI ...
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Strange sound issue. Hear sound from a running Vbox VM but can't from Xbuntu

I have a weird issue that I have no idea where to even start looking. My sound on my Xubuntu 16.04 is not working if played though the GUI but if I have a VM running in Virtual box I have sound coming ...
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Extremely poor sound quality after upgrading from 15.10 to 16.04

This is a bit of an odd problem, but after upgrading to Xenial, something went wrong with my sound quality, which was working beautifully under 15.10. After the upgrade, there is a strong distortion ...
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How can I fix my bluetooth headset problems?

I have tried to connect my Bluetooth headset to my computer, which is running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64bit. It connects but it didn't appear in "sound settings". I tried sudo -i pactl load-module module-...
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Ubuntu not so friendly to other softwares [closed]

I have just installed ubuntu 16.04, and although it's friendly regarding basic softwares, it is just a hassel to install other softwares. 1st question how do I get rid of the ((voice)) without ...
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Missing sound control on Menu Bar 14.04

My sound has been working fine until recently.I lost sound and the sound control on the menu bar.When I reboot all I get is a clicking sound. When I managed to get back the sound control, it had an x ...
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Cast audio/video from Android to Ubuntu Laptop

If it helps, I do have a 1st gen Chromecast device and an HDMI port on my laptop. I'm mainly interested in doing this because generally I leave the laptop on the desk, wired to the speakers. So I'd ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - No Sound

I have just downloaded Ubuntu for the first time. However, I can't get any sound and I cannot figure out how to sort it. Please help!
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How would you label an audio track as a “Japanese Surround 5.1” in MP4Box or ffmpeg

I have tried several methods of trying to label the track such as using MP4Box -lang 3=jpn file.mp4 and then did MP4Box -name 3="5.1 Surround" file.mp4 and the file in VLC keeps it's label only ...
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Mic problems with Analogue Stereo Duplex

Ubuntu Unity 16.04 Toshiba Chromebook 2 I'm trying to get my mic working, either external or internal. There is no input sound available within settings and no internal external mic option within ...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...