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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How do I get my Bluetooth speaker to connect with my laptop?

When I try to connect my Bluetooth speaker to my new Asus TP500LB, Blueman-Applet gives the option to use a "random passkey" or not to connect, but no option to enter the passkey that my speaker gives ...
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No audio from right channel

I am running Ubuntu 15.10 on a Lenovo Horizon 27 tabletop PC. I am only hearing audio out of the left channel when I have the speakers plugged into the headphone jack. The audio is fine when using ...
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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in ubuntu 15.10 they do not work (work only as headphone). System don't ...
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Pulseaudio on root usermode

I need to enable sound on root user mode, I am on Ubuntu 12.04 when I login as root I can see the volume control is disabled, I searched and found that pulse audio wont work on root user mode, but I ...
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Analogue output USB DAC

I am rather confused, the two answers given here seem to be contradictory: What does USB DAC "Analog Output" mean? The second issue is, only analogue output shows up in the sound settings. ...
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Sound is very choppy using ICH AC97 audio controller in ubuntu guest machines

My sound breaks, or is choppy and jittery when i listen to music in my Ubuntu 14.04 guest machine if the audio controller in Virtualbox is selected as "ICH AC97" while "intel HD" works fine (however ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 bluetooth headset playback problem

My bluetooth headset works fine with phones, windows. But when I connect it to my Ubuntu 15.10, the audio starts stuttering after a few seconds. Sometimes it skips or goes fast. In "Sounds", I have ...
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No sound from inbuilt speakers from dell inspiron 15 3542 series ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron 15 3542 series laptop with ubuntu 12.04 as operating system. Yesterday I had executed following commands from terminal sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The above ...
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PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection refused

I get this error after installing new updates. This is the output of VLC: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0x2100668] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server ...
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No sound using Displayport to HDMI connected to TV Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop connected to a TV HDMI input using Displayport as an output from the PC. The problem is that I don't have sound. Even when I tried to change the sound hardware I ...
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How to prevent key repeat for my mute/unmute key?

I have set a very low key repeat delay because I like it … makes me feel working faster :-) However, this creates problems with the hardware mute/unmute button on my computer (a Lenovo ThinkPad ...
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No sound after two minutes of playing movie.

I am a new ubuntu user. I have sound card ES 1978 Maestero 2E in my computer. When i play the movie I can easily hear the sound but after few minutes I can't hear anything. Then I go to settings and ...
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Bluetooth not allowing me to switch on

I used to run peppermint OS 6 until i realized i was not a fan of the lightweight properties that did not allow most programs to run so i switch to ubuntu with the hope of a previous issue of the same ...
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How do I fix these audio issues and restore my audio settings to their default (xubuntu 15.04)?

My audio with xubuntu works on a fresh install. But I have been trying to get my bluetooth headphones with xubuntu 15.04. I've given up on doing this, but my regular audio has stopped working. What ...
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No audio in fresh installed Lubuntu 15.10

I am a new user of Lubuntu OS. I installed fresh download from Ubuntu website. Lubuntu 15.10; kernel 4.2.0.34; version 5.2.1.22 I cannot get any audio out through the speaker out and faintly on the ...
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Is there any way to prevent application from changing volume level of my microphone?

I've recently switched from Windows to Ubuntu(15.10), it's my first experience with GNU/Linux and so far it was flawless except for one thing: During facebook calls(it's based on Skype afaik, but it ...
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No audio - Ubuntu 15.10

My motherboard is a Gigabyte G1 Sniper M5 On the download page for said board, it shows they only provide drivers for windows systems. I'm assuming it's a driver issue I've got. I've gone through all ...
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not able to run audio based functions on octave

I get this error whenever I try to execute any audio based function on octave such as audioread or wavread: error: audioread: failed to open input file
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Microphone not working in Asus F555U

The microphone is not working in Asus F555U in Ubuntu 14.04 and kernel 4.2.0-27-generic. By running the command arecord -l I have found the following: **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card ...
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Stream audio using Pulseaudio server using ubuntu 14.04 desktop

I have a desktop and a laptop running desktop ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I want to use my desktop to stream audio to my laptop. I installed paprefs on both machines. I also installed pavucontrol on both ...
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How can I fix having to type alsa force-reload after each startup?

A while ago, I made some large update to my 15.10 that caused the sound to not work, such as in the question: No sound after startup, have to alsa force-reload. The accepted answer links to this ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 cannot play sound from bluetooth headphones

I am running Ubuntu 14.04. I have a pair of TaoTronics TT-BH06 headphones that I've had for the last several months. Until recently, they worked just fine. I would turn on my headphones, they would ...
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Sound settings not working

I once installed PulseAudio Equalizer but since it didn't work properly I did not want to use it. The annoying thing is that sound went through it by default so I had to go to the sound settings and ...
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My headphones dont work

I cant seem to get my headphone audio working. The speakers work just fine, but when I plug in my headphones they are recognized by the computer, but no sound. I just installed ubuntu 15.04 on my 27" ...
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Kubuntu 14.04 hdmi sound goes out after apt-get upgrade

From the command line, I just ran an apt-get update and then an apt-get upgrade on my system, with Kubuntu 14.04. My hardware is: intel-nuc (next unit of computuing) i3 processor. Connected to a ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 15.10 after installing java by wikihow

I am not sure what causes this problem. Maybe it is because I followed this tutorial: How to Install Oracle Java JRE on Ubuntu Linux (I did this to run FPEXS decompiler) Or maybe was when I run the ...
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sub-woofer howto

I have a laptop with a 2.1 audio system, the sub-woofer is external and in windows it's volume can be controlled by Realtek audio manager (the one which comes with audio drivers) and from windows ...
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Use different audio profile for headphones and speakers

My laptop internal speakers have a sub-woofer so I use a 2.1 profile for it. But it automatically changes to stereo when I plug in my headphones and it stays that way when I unplug them. Is there a ...
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Static speaker noise when booting

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP ZBook Studio G3. When booting, there is a loud static noise from my speakers somewhere where the bios logo shows, which then gets muted. A very brief noise is ...
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Is there any virtual 7.1 or 5.1 surround sound software for Ubuntu?

There are some software for us to virtual the 7.1 or 5.1 surround sound for headphones in Windows, such as Razer Surround, so I can watch movies with 7.1 surround sound. Is there anything like this ...
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Squealing Noise in Speakers when using the mouse

I have my computer with Ubuntu connected to my Main Computer with Keyboard and Mouse over the network via Synergy. Whenever the mouse is present on the Ubuntu screen, I get a loud squeal in my audio ...
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How to set up sound to get E-AC-3 audio output?

My laptop needs to have some E-AC-3 (or Dolby Digital Plus) option enabled to provide a pleasant sound. I got this from Windows : there is a Dolby Digital Plus option in sound settings that ends in ...
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Electric guitar through iRig in Ubuntu?

I have an iRig pre-amp for my electric guitar. Can I use it in Ubuntu? What software I need?
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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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Ubuntu won't detect Btrek H9 bluetooth headset anymore [duplicate]

I bought a bluetooth headset and Im trying to connect it to my ubuntu computer, the problem is, first time I tried it showed my device under Device Search but when I selected the device and then ...
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Changing folder Banshee syncs to

My music player contains a folder named Music which contains folders by artists e.g Music/AC/DC etc Banshee syncs the music outside of the folder so the music player can't find the music as it's not ...
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No Way to Choose Analog BuiltIn Sound

I have other issues, but sound is my primary issue right now. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel Version 4.2.0-27-generic and a 64-bit installation. My output for aplay -L is: default ...
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Sound problem on Dell Latitude E6420 and Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with my Latitude E6420 running Ubuntu 14.04 (64bit). Here is the story. Some long time ago one of my speakers died (not fully, but almost no output). I didn't even recognize the ...
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How to set the PulseAudio as the Ubuntu 14.04 LTS' default audio control panel

As the title, I want to click the sound button righttop of the screen, click the last item of the droplist, then the PulseAudio panel jump out. Which means totally replace the default audio ...
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Howto fix local audio output on HP convertible

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my new convertible HP Elite x2 1012 G1. Audio is working over USB or over Bluetooth, but the local sound device is not working. "Dummy output" is shown only in the sound ...
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left speaker louder than right

I've tried to set volume manually using pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 200% and as of now my right speaker is very soft, to be precise, front-right is not as loud as front-left, which is proving to be ...
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I Can't Find Any Animation Software That Supports Sound

I just need a link to some animation software that supports sound. I've downloaded Pencil, Pencil2D, Synfig, and Tupi, but none of them seem to support sound, or aren't able to play the sound for some ...
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plasma (5) widget for audio streams

I am searching for a plasma widget like any media player BUT: for audio streams (ie. radio streams, other public hosted streams). Does anybody know about something like this? Nice to have might be ...
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headphone/mix port on lenovo carbonx1 gen2 not working?

I recently obtained a lenovo carbon x1 gen2 running ubuntu 14.04 and have no headphone love. I am not sure how I would diagnose bad laptop hardware; the headphones are tested and ok. Alsamixer ...
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Bluetooth headset buttons are not working properly!

I'm developing a program where I want to remap the bluetooth headset buttons to some other events. Bluetooth headset buttons are detected and also shown in evtest as /dev/input/event5 as shown below ...
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Hardware problems running Ubuntu on Lenovo 100S Ideapad

I managed to install Ubuntu 15.10 on a new Lenovo 100S 11IBY Ideapad, a 32-bit cheap laptop that came with Windows 10 preinstalled and UEFI only boot system. I followed this tutorial (response by ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each ...
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Use a Canon camcoder as webcam

I have a Canon LEGRIA HF R606 camcoder and I would like to connect it to my computer to stream live videos (e.g. in Google Hangouts or anything else), so basically using it as webcam. It's not clear ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Card Detected, Doesn't Show Up in APLAY

I'm stumped with my audio problems on Kubuntu 15.10. It worked for a while, and then after one reboot, it stopped working, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I've troubleshooted a lot, and ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Stopped Working After Reboot!

As the title says, my sound has stopped working after a reboot. This is a new system (one-week old hardware, fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10). Linux audio is quite complicated, and I've tried my best ...