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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Headset stopped working in A2DP mode

My machine is running Ubuntu 14.04 3.13.0-29-generic #53-Ubuntu SMP Wed Jun 4 21:00:20 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux and my bluetooth headset that has been working in A2DP mode since I ...
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Python playback can't chose Bluetooth device in Volume Control

Using Radio Tray in Xubuntu 15.10. Outputs fine to headphone jack on the computer. But when I try to change the output to the bluetooth device (Philips Fidelio) in the pulseaudio Volume Control, ...
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Ubuntu doesn't check for headphones after startup

Each time I boot into Ubuntu I have to re-plug my headphones. It grinds my gears, since I always forget to do it, and then get confused by what the heck is happening. It seems like Ubuntu doesn't ...
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Annoying low sound that comes with “audio pulses”

I'm not really sure of the source of the problem. It only happens with the subwoofers though. There's some kind of sound that only comes with "the beginning and end" of any audio stream". The sound's ...
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No HDMI sound in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm connected to a 40inch tv using HDMI and a green cable going from my computer to my Tvs auto port thing. This works on windows 10 windows 8 and windows 7. I switched back to Ubuntu 2 days ago ...
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Fujitsu AH544 laptop noisy fan

I'm trying to reduce the excess sound my laptop has, previously had the same problem using windows 10 on this laptop, and after multiple attempts, many of the ending up in windows telling me "you ...
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Sound indicator bogus on 15.10

I used to listen to music on my laptop (Asus UX32V) with Ubuntu 15.10 but after the latest update, no sound devices appear whatsoever: Update: there is sound but a system menu icon shows muted ...
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14.04 Bluetooth Speaker Automatically Switches from A2DP to Telephony Duplex

I have a Bluetooth speaker, I originally paired it with my Ubuntu 14.04 machine and mistakenly had the curiosity to see if I could change equalizer settings by installing pulseaudio-equalizer. When I ...
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Very Low Mic sound problem in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Lenovo G50-70)

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. Everything is working fine except sound. Mic is not properly working. Particularly on Skype calls, the other person is hardly able to hear my voice despite speaking ...
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Multiple audio cards && snd-emu10k1 module

Hello and thanks for reading, Recently I wanted to try out Ubuntu Studio for audio related stuff and had some problems with my sound card (EMU 1212M PCI) though the module is not only available but ...
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Google Chrome password

I have not used Ubuntu in a few years, the reason is that I use SketchUp and there is no version for linux base. Also I have a Sound Blaster ZXR DBPro sound card and it doesn't work. Soon, I ...
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How to redirect sound file output to computer sound input while still able to hear other input?

I have a sound file with some music, and I want to call someone on qTox and play it to them so that they can hear me, but also the sound file. However as I only have a built-in laptop microphone it ...
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Help with Lubuntu switching sound output

I installed Lubuntu 15.10, all is fine. Much faster than Ubuntu, I like the minimalist interface, etc. I plug my Skullcandy Slayer (Slyr) USB headphones in, and nothing is changed. The output remains ...
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Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio?

Does RecordMyDesktop require a mic to record audio? I just tried recording my desktop, with audio, and the output file hasnt any sound. I was thinking it would take audio from the stream. ... Does ...
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How to completely remove audio (kmix, pulseaudio) on kubuntu-desktop for rdp/x2go

I use a ubuntu-server distribution (14.04) along with the package "kubuntu-desktop" to allow users to log in remotely and access a desktop. I currently use "x2go" as the remote-desktop connection ...
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USB Sound Card stopped working after 15.10 upgrade, worked on 15.04

My E-MU 0202 USB sound card/mixer has worked flawlessly under Ubuntu since I bought it several years ago. I recently upgraded from 15.04 to 15.10 and it has not worked since. I've tried going back ...
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How to switch between headphones and speakers without unplugging headphones

When I plug in my headphones the audio output device switches to the headphones from my speakers. Rather than plugging/unplugging the headphones all the time, which will eventually wear out my ...
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Speakers and Headphones sound in simultaneously

I am new with Ubuntu 14.04 and I am experiencing an issue related to my sound card. It's a VIA VT1708S (6 ports rear- 5.1 system connected, 2 front - headphones connected). I already tried many ...
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Will “Allow louder than 100%” damage my laptop's speakers?

It seems to me that volume on Ubuntu is somewhat lower than volume on Windows. I've encountered with this thread. Now, I want to understand if this option might cause damage to the laptop's speakers ...
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Automatically switch headphones/speakers

In the sound settings I have "Line-Out" (connected to speaker) and "Headphones" (front panel of my desktop) audio outputs. When I select "Headphones" I have sound in headphones and also sound in ...
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Buttons not working in firefox and pulseaudio: strange behaviour

Something very strange happened to me. Some buttons of firefox were very slow to respond or not responding at all, like the button displaying the list of bookmarks. I could not understand the reason: ...
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My Pulseaudio is skipping, how to fix?

Okay, so here is my problem. Every time I try to use audio (YouTube, Audacity, LMMS, etc.) I get this kind of skipping noise every couple of minutes (on average, sometimes it starts happening every ...
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SPDIF auto gets unmuted

Starting an applications with audio un-mutes the master output. This only happens when i'm using coax S/PDIF out, not with analog or headphones. I'm on 15.10, but have experienced this on previous ...
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while speaking using headphones how to stop sending internal sound with my voice?

While speaking on TeamViewer or anything else using headphones I usually play sound in the background. The problem is that the whoever I'm speaking can hear the background sound.
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Ubuntu 14.04: Lag / Skipping when changing volume

Whenever the computer has been under moderate to heavy load, often using Chrome with many tabs and using Youtube, the sound will lag/skip for about 5 seconds whenever I change the volume. The video ...
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Lubuntu pulse audio volume control for short time applications

I have an usb headset and I want to use it for Telegram voice messages. I tried to set the input device for Telegram in pulse audio volume control. The problem is, that I only can see applications in ...
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15.10 Headset Jack and Mic not working, but detected. LCD Speakers work fine

I have one issue with my sound regarding to my Headset (incl. Mic). I run Ubuntu 15.10 Kernel 4.2.0-generic The Sound from my LCD Screen works fine, also the Headset Jack (only one for Line-out) ...
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Intel HD Audio does not work after instaling linux-image-4.2.0-22-generic

I let Sowfware Updater install what ever it wont. Now my audio does not work. It seems that driver modules are not loaded correctly. Did anyone knows what is wrong or how to solve this issue? lspci | ...
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Adding applications section under “Sound” as an indicator

May i learn any way to achieve that via a GUI indicator and have a sound mixer for each of the applications (such as spotify and skype) to set the volume differently?? Think the section shown on ...
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no audio on youtube with kubuntu

I am relatively new to using Kubuntu. Somehow when I go to a website which uses flash I get no audio, but the video works fine. I'm not sure what to do for a fix.
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Microphone not working on Intel NUC5CPYH

Using above barebones computer with 8GB memory running Trusty, I am able to play audio on usb speakers when connected by VGA (or monitor's speakers when connected by hdmi). However, I am not able to ...
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Silence system sound on startup (mac)

I want to silence the mac startup sound on Ubuntu. I completely removed Mac OSX. My computer is a MacBook Pro 8.1 and I have installed refind as EFI boot manager.
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Sound not working Ubuntu 15.10

I can't get the computer to play sound. Using headphones I can hear some sound and the test in sound setting works but I hear a lot of white noise. I am running Ubuntu 15.10 I have tried: to ...
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5.1 soundcard does not have master volume

I just switched from Win 7 to Xubuntu. I have Terratec Aureon 5.1 pci -soundcard(http://www.terratec.de/details.php?artnr=10063#.VnRJzl6xVhE) The problem I'm having is quite strange, I can play ...
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Gstreamer 0.10 on imx6 Board can't play video with audio

I'm working with an imx6 board. I have to stream a video file, let's say a MP4 file called "video.mp4", from file to screen. First i had some problems trying to run only the video, eventually i ...
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Pin configuration for Beats Audio in Ubuntu 15.04

I am having some problems getting sound to work in Ubuntu 15.04 on my HP envy 15t laptop with beats audio. My problem is that the speakers emit a very slight hissing sound when not connected, for ...
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Linux supported 5.1 SPDIF out external sound cards

My only requirement is to get 6 channel (5.1) digital audio out from USB and output it with a S/PDIF (optical/coaxial) port. So I'll connect the receiver (DAC) and it does the decoding + playback. ...
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Sound not working after upgrade

After a routine upgrade of Xubuntu 15.10 sound stopped working. These steps didn't help, so the question is not a duplicate. Please help. Thank you. sudo apt-get install alsa-base sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu Phone - Can't Hear and be heard during phone calls

I have Aquaris E5 HD Ubuntu Edition with Ubuntu 15.04(r6) atm. Pretty much from the start when I bought this device I had what seemed random bugs where I could not put my phone call on speaker, but ...
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Mute the system when suspending in 14.04

I am wondering if there is a way to mute the system as it goes to suspend in ubuntu 14.04. I tried to add the following script called "90mute" to "/usr/lib/pm-utils/sleep.d" (granting it +x rights) ...
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Headphones not working on Alienware 17R2

I have an alienware 17 r2 with Ubuntu 15.04 installed. I have most drivers working however I can't seem to get an audio from headphones when I plug them in. The sound always seems to play only with ...
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Convert stream video/x-ms-asf to audio and pipe it to stdin of sox

Short story I'm trying co convert something which seems to appear a video stream (to be precise it's a FM radio streamed to the internet via http://stream.polskieradio.pl/program3) of type ...
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Having trouble streaming mp3 with Apache

Can someone walk me through streaming a mp3 file (or any other format of audio) when my webpage is opened? My Website root is in /var/www My index is in /var/www/index.html My mp3 is in ...
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After login, desktop hangs for ~20s before showing Unity. Bootchart suggests pactl. Help?

After I log in to my Ubuntu 14.04 desktop, I see my desktop background for approximately 20 seconds before the actual Unity desktop loads. I installed bootchart and that suggests that the problem is ...
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No sound on Thinkpad T61 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have a Thinkpad T61, Intel Celeron, 2 GB RAM, and I have installed Ubuntu 14.04. I have no sound over speakers, but I have sound through headphone jacks. Here are some configs: ...
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Turtle beach x12 gaming headset wont be recognized

my brand new turtle beach earforce x12 headset will not work on Ubuntu 15.10, i tried it in windows xp (i dual boot) and the headset worked fine. i prefer using Ubuntu so i would like to know how to ...
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Volume control greyed out, sound working but I don't have control over the volume

After executing the following to remove the startup beat sound sudo sh -c "echo '[com.canonical.unity-greeter]' >> /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/50_unity-greeter.gschema.override; echo ...
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Yet another “Dummy Output” no sound 14.04.3 LTS

followed https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure etc, etc.. NO LUCK... aplay -l reports aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... uname -r reports 3.19.0-25-generic ...
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No sound on X3 wireless speaker

I have recently bought a Sony SRS-X3 wireless speaker. I'm using Kubuntu 15.10, I can pair the device, but the sound doesn't come out of the speakers. I don't know why. Any guideline?
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VMware tools re-installation, “Disabling timer-based audio scheduling in pulseaudio.”

Had the real-time / no-glitch mode enabled in Pulseaudio, as part of installation of some music creation / DAW tools on Lubuntu, running inside VMware Workstation. Recently, I upgraded VMware ...