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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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Where is Ubuntu's drum roll sound located?

Where is Ubuntu's logon sound (Triple Drum Roll) located? It plays right when you see the Unity Greeter? When I searched up for the startup/login sound, which is what I thought it was, I got results ...
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Poor sound with bluetooth audio speaker

I went accross many subjects but I could not find an answer useful to me. I recently bought bluetooth speakers (Samson BT3) which work very well with old or new smartphones (HTC ChaCha and Xperia Z1 ...
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Tecknet CO18 vs Logitech

9-6-14 I have a TeckNet CO18 1080p webcam that halts the operation of my Logitech illuminated wired keyboard. It also doesn't seem to have a working microphone! I started by 1st installing the ...
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Missing system Settings in 14.04 LTS

I just installed 14.04 and tried talking on Skype but the other party can't hear me. I tried checking the sound settings from System settings and found out that System settings is missing. I ran the ...
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How to get a direct download of alternative flash player for Ubuntu (Adobe page launches Ubuntu Software Centre which reports 'file not found')

To be frank, this page is useless: http://get.adobe.com/flashplayer/otherversions/ Clicking download causes Ubuntu Software Centre to be launched which reports file not found. Frustrating. So how ...
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What is the difference between Analog Input and Internal Microphone?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04, and my sound works just fine. However, when I open the Sound dialog, I notice that under Input there are two available options As far as I can tell, my laptop has an ...
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Asus G550 no sound

I have no sound coming from the notebook (on windows it works), if I plug in a headset it does work flawlessly. Reading up on the issue I couldn't find any working solution. But seen people love to ...
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Need help setting up virtual surround sound on Logitech G430

I've googled and googled, looked through tons of results, but I can't seem to get anything to work. I've looked into everything I can find, looked into pulseaudio along with alsa, and even OSS (But I ...
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FN keys only partly working - Dell Inspirion 15

Intalled 14.04 LTS ono a new dell inspirion 15. For the function of the fn keys, there are two options in its bios. 1: Without Fn key, the multimedia functions are being used 2: With FN key, the ...
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How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback?

I am trying to use bluetooth audio speakers, as my integred laptop speakers are so awful... The speaker is a Bose Soundlink mini and works just fine with my smartphone for example. When I try to use ...
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Use volume up/down actions to go forward/backward in Evince

I have a bluetooth headset HS3000. When volume buttons of the headset are pressed to change the volume level, the changes can be seen in Ubuntu sound settings. Is it possible to bind another action ...
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System Audio is not working whenever I use Internet DJ Console (IDJC)

When I open/start using internet dj console, the sound is working fine when I played a music from dj console player, but when I try to play music or video using default player or vlc for my video, ...
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Getting “Failure: Module initialization failed” error

I have created a script file ( approximately 3-4 months before) capturing the live audio and it worked fine we are able to capture the live audio and also can hear from the headphone. Here is my ...
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sound not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS after suspend

sound is working perfectly well in my system(ubuntu 14.04 LTS ) but when I suspend it,, there is no sound after that ,, how to resolve this problem ,,and I am also curious about why it is not ...
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Top Tool bar sound issue

When I turned down the volume from the option in the top right, the volume stayed at that level and would not get any louder. Repeating this action made the volume down to a whisper. I have ...
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PulseAudio problems (only showing dummy output)

I have always avoided using PulseAudio because of how problematic it is, but since Skype 4.3 has now dropped Alsa support, I am forced to use PulseAudio, but one problem; it just doesn't work. I can't ...
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No sound on Gateway NE56R 64-Bit

I have a Gateway NE56R and sometimes the sound just doesn't work when I start up the computer. Also, when I first turn on my computer and Ubuntu begins to boot, I get messages saying stuff. I think I ...
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Audio device changes on reboot

I'm using Ubuntu with Rise Vision for digital signage at our company. Its hooked up to a HDMI display with audio coming through the display. Its been working great until the end of summer after ...
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Sound mysteriously gone missing (lubuntu 14.04 32bit)

I am running Lubuntu 14.04 on a non-sse2 machine (amd duron 1800). Strangely, right after installation there was no sound at all even though ALSA was present and my sound card detected and installed ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, Rhythmbox, missing gstreamer1.0-libav (i386) plugin dependencies

I've recently updated Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 (64 bit version). The problem that I've noticed is that Rhythmbox cannot play ALAC (m4a) files. Also, when I run some radio stations, the systems complains ...
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Sound/video asynchrony while playing rmvb files in Totem/Videos - Ubuntu 14.04

First of all, I apologize if this has already been asked and solved, but honestly I couldn't find anything, so if that's the case please link to the proper answer. Anyway, I just installed 14.04 ...
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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Delay while recording piano input

I connected my digital piano to my laptop via a JACK cable and an USB sound card adapter. After running pactl load-module module-loopback latency_msec=1 I am able to hear live sounds from piano. ...
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Headphones not working after update Ubuntu 14.04.1

I have tried all the forum threads here concerning this problem, none of the provided solutions worked (some even made the problem worse). I have an Asus x551m Laptop with SonicMaster audio. Ubuntu ...
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No sound Ubuntu 14.04 even after trying posted solutions

After upgrading from 12.04 I had no issues at all. After the first reboot/shutdown that is when I experienced problems. I have tried solutions here but none of them has worked. When I ran alsamixer ...
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Ubuntu Studio with M-Audio 2496 - Clean and correct instalation

Folks, I had a version installed ubuntu studio and tried to make this version a lot to recognize the audio card m-audio 2496 so much that I lost my system and now did a fresh install and was ...
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How to set the number of steps (now it's 5 points for me), when audio volume is modified by Apple keyboard (fn F10, F11, F12)

When I use the Apple keyboard to increment the audio volume, the steps aren't gradual and fluid but the audio volume, in a 0 to 100 scale, it's incremented by 5 points at any key pressure and ...
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Kubuntu audio duplex input problem

Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.1.3.0-32-generic Hello, My problem here is my sound input suddenly stopped working properly. One day I decided to use my laptop when I found out that my applications audio was ...
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Pulse audio problems if I start its mixer/controls `pavucontrol`

I have a very strange problem in a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Audio output/input works fine in all programs, but if I open the Pulse mixer/controls pavucontrol (for example, from the sound ...
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How to I get the right Pulseaudio profiles to show up without restarting Pulseaudio?

Some times my USB headset microphone disappears from my list of input devices. Reconnecting the headset doesn't work, but killing Pulseaudio does: pulseaudio -k When Pulseaudio starts back up, my ...
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No sound after suspend/standby

For some reason I don't have any sound after suspend/standby on Ubuntu 14.04.1. It happens on a XMG C504, and the online solutions do NOT work. According to alsamixer the 0 is a Intel Haswell HMDI ...
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. APLAY. aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found

I had accidentally install OSS and removed ALSA. but I should reinstall alsa. when I typed sudo apt-get --reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils it was succeed. but when I check ...
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How to configure built-in audio to use multimedia keys in Kubuntu?

I want to use multimedia keys to increase or decrease volume or mute. They can change the volume of Cedar HDMI Audio, but that doesn't change the actual volume. I can change it via Built-in Audio so I ...
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Any volume control applet for openbox?

Folks, Environment: Ubuntu 14.04 minimal + openbox. It is a development box. Audio is based on alsa. I love the lightweightness of openbox. I don't even use tint2 as I feel it doesn't add much ...
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How do I make Ubuntu 14.04 recognize my Galaxy S4 as a Microphone via 3.5mm jack/USB?

Long story short, I'm trying to get some screen recording done and my puppy chewed my microphone rendering it useless. I've managed to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 connected as a microphone ...
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No Sound on 1080p Video

whenever I run a 1080p saved file, there's no sound. 720p and lower resolution videos plays OK. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit I tried running it via MPlyaer, SMPlayer, and VLC. Same results. when I ...
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How to disable notifications sound while XBMC is runnig?

I would like to know if it's possible to disable notification using XBMC (mails, network etc). I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.1. I've found this command but the script doesn't work, the sound is re-enabled ...
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Problems running Grisaia no Kajitsu with Wine HQ on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with Wine 1.7. So here's the thing, I have downloaded a visual novel called "Grisaia no Kajitsu" from Fuwanovel; the game run without any errors until a certain point, the ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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No sound on Skype 4.3 lubuntu 14.04

New to Linux just installed Skype 4.3 on Lubuntu 14.4. There is no sound when I call Skype Echo, totally silent. I have sound if I play music or video files. I notice sound driver is Version ...
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No Sound on Saved Media Playback

The sound works when playing streaming videos. However, there is no sound when playing saved/downloaded videos using media player or VLC. It started after I ran apt-get upgrade. The system is not ...
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VLC 2.1.4 audio “pumping”/compressed

On Ubuntu 14.04 + VLC 2.1.4, I hear prominent audio compression when playing back mp3 audio. I have tried turning on "Allow louder than 100%" in the Sound setting thinking that, perhaps, having this ...
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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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Another sound not working post

Tried all the other "sound not working" posts i think, lost count. purge/reinstall alsa and pulse, reboot, add user to audio group, various lines in the alsa config file such as "options ...
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No audio working [duplicate]

PulseAudio uses up a lot of processing when I open up a video on YouTube or play something on Rhythmbox. The YouTube video never loads, and the music on Rhythmbox starts skipping like a minute every ...
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Crackling sound from right laptop speaker

This problem lasts for several months already (first on Ubuntu 13.10, and now on 14.10). I get very loud cracking/popping sound from my right Asus K56C's speaker, I searched everything but could not ...
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Skype and Microphone in 14.04

I have done everything under the sun, the Web cam is detected and the mic with the Web Cam also but Skype does not give any options or drop down to select the web cam, very frustrating, the system is ...
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How do I know if my 3.5mm jack supports line-in?

I have a Lenovo X220 and I want to know if the 3.5mm audio jack supports line-in with an external mic, or if it is only line-out. How do I find out this information? If it works, how do I switch to ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell E6440 - sound and mouse working after suspend/resume

I've installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Lattitude E6440 and i've encountered two strange issues when doing full system start/restart: - mouse scroll when full restart is working very fast. One turn ...
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How to PERMANENT remove Rhythmbox, VLC etc under sound

While using dconf. it temporarily removes but always reappear or reset and these media player sit just under sound menu. Ubuntu sound menu option looks like dogs tail. Never gonna be straight. I have ...