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 15.1: Unknown Display; Proprietary driver fails to boot; No Audio

I am running ubuntu 15.10 on my computer with a Radeon R7 260x Everything was running perfectly fine, until, after a repartition went bad, I had to re-install ubuntu. Since the reinstall, I am having ...
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No Sound Ubuntu 14.04

I have read most of the sound problems suggestions but I still yet to fix my problem. I purged it then re installed sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio force reload it and get: sudo alsa ...
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No sound through internal laptop speakers but through headphones on Thinkpad W520

I have a Thinkpad W520 that I installed Ubuntu 15.10 on. Everything has been working, except I have no sound through the internal laptop speakers. The headphones work just fine, and the really ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 x64, wine x32, pulseaudio - no sound

I have ubuntu 15.10 x64 and wine x32 (playonlinux). No any sound in games (try hearthstone, C&C and etc). Try this http://oldwiki.winehq.org/WineAndPulseaudio, but zero effect. How I can fix it? ...
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No Sound on Ubuntu in Hyper-V

I installed Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on my computer using Hyper-V Manager. I am running Windows 10 Pro as the primary system. Sound will not work on Ubuntu, but works fine on Windows 10. I don't know what ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no audio

I need help, I recently installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my custom machine. However, after installation I don't have any audio. I've tried many different things without any luck. If it helps I built my ...
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Sounds won't play

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and I have a silly question. I have a program, QuietRSS that will not play the alert sound wav. Also, there is no Sound from Aural Quiz. Other progs, ex. Audacity, ...
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The sound on many of my games crackles and sounds distorted

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - USB immediately disconnects after recognizing M-Audio M-Track mkII USB audio interface

I'm entirely new to Linux, so please bear with me. I've recently installed Ubuntu Studio 14.04. Initially, I was able to connect my USB audio interface with no apparent issues. After making a few ...
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Ubuntu sound disappeared

I have Ubuntu Mate (15.10) installed on my Dell laptop. Everything was working until I ran a software upgrader. After installing updates and rebooting sound disappeared. Here are the outputs of aplay ...
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Audio Output Not Listing Motherboard Output

I'm having problems with audio input and output. I have headphone and microphone audio ports on my motherboard, however they're not available in the sound settings: Audio Problem Image Does anyone ...
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Rear speakers and Subwoofer/Center speaker controls are not enabled in Sound settings

Rear speakers and Sub-woofer/Center speaker controls are not enabled in Sound settings - Using Ubuntu 15.10. Alsa-utils are installed . Sound settings menu displays the rear speaker and sub-woofer. I ...
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A music software to output two sound tracks on two audio outputs ?

I am looking for a music software to output two tracks on two different outputs (speakers and headset). I'd also like to easily swap outputs if possible. I am using a computer with an integrated ...
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Ubuntu external speakers and headphones weird behavior

I have installed Ubuntu LTS 14.04.4 on my new ASUS X555U, and I can't configure the speakers to work well. When I'm plugging in my headphones, sound is coming out both from the headphones and the ...
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Hard drive will not sleep

I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 x64. From "disks" I've enabled Standby to 10min and APM to 127, but the drive can't sleep. I don't want the machine to sleep, because I want to be able to SSH into it, when I ...
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HDMI audio works intermittently (15.10)

I'm having trouble with my HDMI audio out. When I have the HDMI cable plugged in, I can see HDMI out as an option in my sound settings, but when I select it, one of a few things happens: the sound ...
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How do I download AND save mp3 music files to Rhythmbox?

First of all, I'm sorry, I really have no idea what I'm doing, so please be patient with me. I'm having troubles with Rhythmbox. I would like to download some mp3 music files from a site (yes, I do ...
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No sound on subwoofer

I have a HP Pavilion dv7 4011eg Notebook. It has a Beats Audio 2.1 System. It uses a IDT HD Audio Codec. My problem is that I get no sound on the subwoofer. I experienced the same problem with Windows ...
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Sound issue from old install persisting in new install

I had been running 14.04.04 LTS, and everything was fine for a while until I installed something that broke my speakers. I tried a few guides for resolving this kind of thing, but none of them worked, ...
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Electronic hissing and squealing coming from Lenovo W520 speakers

I recently bought a refurbished Lenovo W520 and it was great at first, but has since developed a very annoying and somewhat concerning electrical hissing and squealing coming from the laptop's ...
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Audio almost silent on one user account but OK on another

In some user accounts, audio is OK. In others, it silent, or else barely audible if you put your ear to the laptop case. Here is what the volume control looks like in the OK accounts. In the ...
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Ubuntu pop noise when system starts up and shuts down

I got a Lenovo y430p. Recently I installed ubuntu on it. Everything works fine except that every time the system boots or shuts down there is an annoying pop noise from the loud-speaker. I don't think ...
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Sound on only left speaker on hp laptop with ubuntu 15.10

I'm pretty new with ubuntu so I'm not 100% confident using it. I got 15.10 as a dual boot with Windows 7 on a hp elitebook 8470p laptop. I looked around the net, and here, and can't seem to find a ...
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Why is there no sound?

on my laptop the sound works just fine but whenever I connect an external source like headphones and speakers there's just no sound, even though Ubuntu detects my speakers and I'm able to configure ...
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Firefox HD video audo playback problems

Whenever I play a HD video (e.g., 720p), the audio playback is really weird. For example, talking only is played on the right speaker, while ambient sound is played on the left speaker. For other ...
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Sound and Video issues on Chromebook

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Chromebook Acer C720. I am running into issues playing YouTube videos, as well as playing any sound. Commands haven't worked for the sound, and I have no clue how ...
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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" ...