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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No sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)

I'm running 13.10 (all up-to-date) on a Lenovo laptop with a Griffin iMic USB audio device. Though I occasionally have to use the Pulse Audio volume control tool to re-select the iMic, it works ...
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How to disable headphone detection?

In Windows there is an option to disable auto detection of headphones so speakers won't auto mute but I am unable to find such option in Ubuntu. How can I activate such feature?
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Why can I hear only a few audio channels when playing video files?

When I play specific MKV files there is not all the sound. There is actually only the background sound, like a song on the background, but I hear no talking. The strangest thing is that it is not for ...
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FN keys F9 - F12 do not work on an Asus U30sd

Using the Keyboard Utility I was able to select the asus layout and after that I was able to get the majority of the function keys to work(screen brightness, wifi, sleep, num lock, and scroll lock). ...
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Headphone is not working

I am running ubuntu 10.10 on a Lenovo ideapad z560. The speakers run fine but the headphones are not recognized when i plug them in. Audio comes out of the speakers only. I tried all alsa and ...
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Why does Ubuntu use Pulseaudio? [closed]

I'm not here to criticize pulseaudio, but I find it immature and unnecessary. It eats system resources, causes confusions, and complicates the system by adding an extra layer without seemingly clear ...
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How to fix broken audio files

using Clementine 1.2.3 on Kubuntu 14.04. Problem: Playing some titles suddenly skips and the next song in the playlist comes up. if ran by Konsole, clementine shows the following message, while the ...
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Subwoofer not working in 13.10 on Asus N56DP

Currently have an Asus N56DP. Using an older answer I could get the subwoofer to work under 12.04 but after an upgrade to 12.10 that method stopped working. lspci|grep -i audio 00:01.1 Audio device: ...
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No HDMI Audio on Radeon 6770 connected via HDMI to my TV

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 and everything works great except there is no audio. I am using a Radeon 6770 connected via HDMI to my TV but under sound settings there is only analog or digital ...
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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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Unexpectedly lost speaker output. Headphone output works fine [closed]

Yesterday when I opened my laptop I noticed that I no longer had sound from the built-in speakers. I carefully checked settings in Sound Preferences, and then dropped to shell and looked in ...
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How to remove error sound?

So I am getting quite annoyed by the Ubuntu error sound bell.oga that is played sometimes. For example, try to tab complete something in a terminal that doesn't exist and it will play the sound. I ...
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5.1 Surround System Subwoofer not working

My subwo0fer is not working on Ubuntu 11.10. Satellites are all working. It is part of a 5.1 Soundsystem. I've already googled and changed in the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf file these Variables and ...
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Sound only in headphones

I have no problem with sound when the headphones are connected. However, I am getting no sound from the laptop speakers. Any ideas how to overcome this? (I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on a Asus N82JV.)
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Laggy sound, how can I know what the problem is?

Lately, I've been experiencing laggy sound. The only usable syndrome I've found can be the fact, that is the Sound settings in the Output tab the Connector keeps changing to Analog Headphones from ...
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Logitech C310 audio problems

I just installed a Logitech C310 webcam, on my onieric system, and I have a problem with it's audio. When recording sound from the webcam's source, the resuult is played very fast, in a very high ...
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Sound not working on an Intel 5 Series/3400

lspci gives me these two devices: $ lspci | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05) 02:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc ...
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How do I get a SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio CA0110 working?

Alsa does not support my (SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio CA0110) audio card as shown in their web page. Now my question is how can I configure my audio driver without using ALSA? And should I waste my time ...
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Sound plays on headphones and speakers at the same time with Lenovo ThinkPad [closed]

The only thing really missing from this install is this issue with the sound. I've searched all over the forums and i found one thing where you get the model and codecs and write them to a file, ...
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No audio output devices detected in new computer build with Skylake (Z170) motherboard in 14.04

I'm guessing the problem is that my motherboard is very recent; it's a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 using the new Z170 (Skylake) chipset. The output of lspci -v shows two "Audio device" blocks, but I ...
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Skyrim with PlayOnLinux audio is choppy [closed]

I've been playing The Elder Scrolls V on Ubuntu 14.10 with wine (PlayOnLinux). There's a problem with the audio that makes everything choppy and fuzzy. Everybody's voices sound super-gravelly and ...
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Headphone is not working for ubuntu 14.04

I just converted into ubuntu 14.04 from windows and the speakers on my laptop are working fine. Although when I tried to use my headphones the sound is still coming out from my speakers. I looked at ...
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xbmc upstart scrip delivers no sound

I want xbmc to start on boot, as well as restart when it crashes. Currently, I auto-login to a user ('public') and have xbmc as a startup application. But if xbmc crashes it does not restart, which is ...
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Sound not working in laptop speakers. Headphones fine

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on Dell Inspiron. I have hda-intel soundcard. For quite a few days now, my laptop sound is not coming from the speakers, and only from headphones. I have tried selecting ...
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Bluetooth and speaker occasionally working on ASUS N550JV

I use a ASUS N550JV laptop with Ubuntu 14.04 and Windows 8 dual boot. The Bluetooth module is atheros ar3012. Since the day Ubuntu is installed, the behavior of Bluetooth and speaker is weird. They ...
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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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Problem with sound in Kubuntu 12.10

I'm really enjoying Kubuntu 12.10 experience, but the problem starts with sound. It wasn't here before, but today sound sounds garbled and echoed and wrong. It happens in Audacity and VLC. It doesn't ...
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HDMI Sound output dissapearing after first use

I have a media centre with a ATI Radeon HD graphics card using Ubuntu desktop with all updates current which works fine for video and will also work perfectly for sound. The problem is that it seems ...
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Analog stereo out on speakers and headphones

this sounds like a pretty dumb question but how can I get audio output on headphones and speakers? My motherboard is GA-G41M-Combo and doesn't seem to have any digital audio out, but 3 miniplugs ...
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Why Audio Device shows up in Hardware but not under Input/Output?

I have a pair of the Asus HS-1000W-R wireless headphones with microphone that were working just fine with Ubuntu 10.04. But we had to move cubicles last weekend and since setting the computer back up ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 5559 hangs at shutdown, wierd start ups

I just bought a new Dell machine. It's awesome! It has a 6th Gen Intel i5, Radeon M335 (4gb ddr3), 8gb of ram< win 10. Nothing special, but still quite good. Anyways I wanted to install Ubuntu on ...
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Sound not working at all

After a bit of messing around including doing this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa; sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install pavucontrol linux-sound-base ...
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does not detect my sound card HDMI

Mainly, the sound only heard in the computer and not on TV, I have no problems with the video, it works correctly. Ubuntu never detect my sound card hdmi. commands: aplay -l results: **** Lista ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Bluetooth will not Enable

I just recently installed Ubuntu on my Lenovo Yoga as a dual boot. But due to unfortunate circumstances, my audio jack doesn't work. I usually use bluetooth, but whenever I try to enable bluetooth and ...
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System Settings Missing/Bluetooth Settings/Sound Settings/Programs Missing?

Not sure what happened but all my settings are missing, I cant access any to make changes. When check under the dash not of the settings are showing as been instilled. Not only settings but some ...
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Head phones not out puting sound

I did a fresh install of Ubuntu gnome edition last night and have been pretty happy with it. The only problem is that I plug in my head phones, the sound still comes out of my laptop's built in ...
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JACK turns off other sound

I have a midi keyboard connected to qSynth through jack, which works fine. But when I try to play other sound(from chrome, vlc, etc.) it is completely silent. How do I fix this?
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How to fix microphone that sometimes has wrong volume, other times doesn't work at all?

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04. I have had mic problems since 10.04. At times my mic level is just really low and other times it just doesn't work at all. I am using a Gateway M-Series. How can I ...
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No sound Civ 5 and wine

I have installed Civilization 5 retail version with an update pack called update 7 via WINE and while the game runs well I am unable to get any sound working. I am running 12.04 and version 1.4 of ...
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New Sound Devices Show up in Hardware But not Input or Output

If I insert a new audio device it shows up under the Hardware Tab of Sound Settings: However, I don't see it as an option in Input or Output Tab:
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Python script to change the jack from input to output does not work in 13.04 [closed]

To change the jack from input to output for any computer or laptop I followed this question: How do I change which audio jacks are used for input and output? But the Python script does not work. ...
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Webex audio not working with 11.10

I can see presentations, chat, screen-share, everything in webex meeting but can't make audio work, I always get: "The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now" Does anyone know what is happening? Thanks.
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Ubuntu 13.04 bluetooth A2DP does not work

I have installed Ubuntu 13.04 in a new partition and I have some issues with bluetooth. I usually use bluetooth to connect to my wireless headset, in the old partition with Ubuntu 12.10 everything is ...
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“Limbo” game has no sound

I just bought a game called Limbo in Humble Bundle V. The site says that all games are cross-platform but in my computer the game has no sound. I've searched in google and looked in the official FAQ, ...
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Can I downmix stereo audio to mono?

I have one speaker next to my computer which I use mostly as a headphone amplifier. On occasion I need to use it as a loudspeaker. Is it possible to quickly change the audio output from stereo to ...
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Audio output device, fast switch?

Depending on the situation, I use either my speakers or my headset for audio output. Given that my headset is an USB headset it behaves as its own audio device. Currently I switch between audio ...
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Bluetooth device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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How do I toggle sound with amixer?

Including Natty I was always able to toggle (mute/unmute) the 'Master' sound volume with the amixer sset Master toggle command that I linked to an edge binding in CompizConfig-Manager. Now after ...
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How to play mp3 files from the command line?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 server.. so command line only. I need to be able to play audio (.mp3 & .wav) files via the command line! I've installed the MPD & Audacious packages... and ...
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How to record any internal sound in and out using Ubuntu and Audacity

How to record any internal sound like mic in and speaker out from same PC running Ubuntu using Audacity or something else? For example under Windows someone does like this: (i want to do the ...