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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microphone input is not working after upgrade

I updated my Ubuntu 14.04 system with: sudo apt update sudo apt upgrade and now my external microphone doesn't work anymore (it was working yesterday and its works now on other devices) and I need ...
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Ubuntu 14.04, a lot of problems with `JACK` and `qjackctl`

i tried all i could look up on the net to come up with nothing that fixed it here are the things i am seeing and what i am tring to do is used my guitar via usb to a guitar program and i get CANNOT ...
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Can't edit system files with gksu gedit gives error when saving could not back up the old copy of the file before saving the new one

I am having an issue with my Lenovo Ideapad y410p with the speakers popping and making a ringing sound which I can't seem to figure out how to fix. I found one solution on Ask Ubuntu but I am unable ...
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(practically) No Sound in Ubuntu 14.04.01

I have this weird problem, I got no sound in Ubuntu. Only when I plug in and out the AC adapter to my laptop does a beep sound come from speakers. In this short period of time as it beeps, the other ...
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14.10 Sound Problem

I am running 14.10 Gnome 3 on a 14,2 imac. It's not that the sound isn't working completely, it works when I am playing a steam game or when I go into sound settings and test speakers. Sounds do not ...
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Can send Pidgin sound to laptop speakers when headphones are plugged in?

Is it possible to control sound output per application? I'd like to set things up so that when my headphones are plugged in, most sound goes to the headphones (e.g. music), but sound from Pidgin ...
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Increasing ALSA's buffer size

I'm trying to change ALSA's original buffer size, in order to increase it. Until now, I had no luck. I've tried to execute the commands listed in http://pastebin.com/4FibYN0U, however,I don't have ...
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Disappearing Sound Output causing audio problems?

Often when listening to music, or doing anything audio related in Ubuntu, I'll get choppy, irritating volume spikes (which last as long as the blink of an eye). I looked at my sound settings, and I ...
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External subwoofer not working Asus N76VM

I have installed the latest Ubuntu [14.04 LTS] on my Asus N76VM laptop. The subwoofer was not working at all at this stage. I have followed the next steps: Added in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Insalling custom Sound-Schemes in Ubuntu 14.04

As a former Windows user, I have become attached to the ability to install custom sound-schemes (or custom sounds effects for various events). Seeing as I have found no way to do this in the Ubuntu ...
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My Sound Card Stopped Working - Message: Dummy Output

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and suddenly my sound stopped working! When I go to sound settings appears that my sound card is a dummy output - just like that! Use a Dell Latitude 3440 without HDMI and ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 can't login / No sound

can't log in this question may be a duplicate but I didn't found a answer to my problem in the other threads. When I try to login at the typical login screen the screen just "reloads". I'm 100% ...
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Audio sharing in Teamviewer

I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Desktop. I have Teamviewer installed in it, the latest version for Linux. I also have the latest version of Teamviewer installed on my HP Laptop running on Windows 8. I ...
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Ardour 3 Jackdbus not quitting

Is there a solution to the problem of jackdbus not quitting after Ardour closes in Ubuntu 14.04LTS? I have seen other references to the problem but no solution. My workaround is to launch System ...
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Sound Problems (Echoes / Lagging)

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Lenovo G50-30. There has been a few issues, but I've fixed almost all of them (which is actually a fun and good learning experience) but two remain. One of them is a ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound does not work

I have checked all possible solutions but they did not work. I had sound but when I restart my pc it disappered. http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=347652a8be4a4c4207a55365bd944ff5e13cbecd This is ...
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using python to play audio using remote desktop

I am using pyaudio to play a tone. I am using the example that taneli gave here LINK I am using a WinXP computer to log into a ubuntu computer using remote desktop. When I have the ubuntu computer ...
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Laptop “pop” loud noise on shutdown/restart

Every single time I turn off Ubuntu or restarts it, my speakers make two loud "pop" noises, I'm pretty sure it comes from the speakers and they are very loud and I don't think they are healthy at all ...
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Control browser youtube from sound menu

In 13.10 I was able to play and pause youtube playback from the sound menu - that was playing in a browser. Since I switched to 14.04 that feature is gone, instead the youtube button opens a separate ...
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Record from two ports of the same source simultaneously with PulseAudio

After a lot of searching and finding nothing which seems to be of any help, I came here to ask help from someone smarter than me. I need to record 2 audio feeds simultaneously. The one is from the ...
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How do I PERMANENTLY add gain to front center audio track only?

After YEARS of not being able to find an answer as to why certain videos had background music drowning out voices, I finally got an answer, kinda. For reasons that I have long since given up on ...
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USB audio device not fully working after hotplug

Since upgrading (from 12.04) to 14.04.1, when I hotplug my USB headset, it does not work right. It won't show up in capture controls, sometimes not even in playback devices. I have to fiddle with ...
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Sound issue on Dell Latitude e6540 on Ubuntu 14.04 (no sound/low volume)

Last night I attempted to play a movie via HDMI, but I had no sound via the hdmi cable. Now, today, I have no sound via my headphones. Speakers (in built) work, no issues. Headphones? No. Full volume ...
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Pulseaudio-Streaming: Videos hang

I've got a problem with pulseaudio streaming and videos. The configuration: Server with soundsystem: Mini-PC with Intel Celeron J1900, 5.1 Audio and GBit Ethernet running Xubuntu 14.04. Client ...
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installing pulseaudio 5 has crashed system settings and other icons

I installed Pulseaudio 5 as I need to send sound to satellite Android speakers. Any way after install: Pulse audio does not boot, System settings won't boot(from icon or the menu), sound icon missing ...
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Sound drops out in MP4 video playback using Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having problems with MP4 video playback (MP4 files recorded from my Android). With the "Videos" app., the sound drops out after about 2 seconds. Another 2 seconds of sound can be heard by ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 12.04

I have a multi OS computer (Windows XP, Ubuntu 12.04, Ubuntu 14.04). Ubuntu 12.04 and Windows XP are 32 bit systems in separate partitions. Ubuntu 14.04 is a 64 bit system in it's own partition. I ...
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Sound buzzing noise problem on headphones when pavucontrol is disabled - Ubuntu 14.04

I have problem with buzzing noise sound on Ubuntu 14.04/Mint 17 when using headphones/speakers jack. Noise appears when I start play music from vlc, spotify, youtube on chrome or other media players ...
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Subwoofer Activation

I have a Dell Vostro 5470 with an i5 processor and a built-in subwoofer running on Ubuntu. The subwoofer, however, does not work. Does anyone know how to switch it on or activate it so that I can use ...
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Audio jumps to full volume or mutes randomly

I'm on 14.04 and I get volume spikes randomly. I first noticed it only when using Spotify so I thought it was a software issue with Spotify, now I've started it noticing sometimes when playing through ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 HDMI UDev Rule

I have tried multiple variations to this script but I cannot get it to work. The UDEV Rule fires the script and the script exectutes but simply does not change the audio profile. If I run the script ...
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Dummy Output on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and no sound

I am running Ubuntu 14.04.01 LTS desktop x64 and my sound is not working. When I first installed Ubuntu it worked fine. But, after opening up my computer and attempting to switch some components (now ...
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Audio capabilities not being detected properly

Built a new computer that is a dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My motherboard has onboard 5.1/8.1 audio capability, which works fine on windows, but is only detected as a basic audio out on Ubuntu. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Audio

As the title says, I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and my sound is not working. Alsamixer shows everything is open, sound settings recognizes the card, pulseaudio shows output from chorme as well as analog ...
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front panel audio jack not working

I have a problem with my front panel audio jack. It is not working after I plug in my headphones. The rear jack is working fine with the speakers. I have recently upgraded to Ubuntu after expiry of ...
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Bass speaker initially not works

On Samsung 550P5C initially bass speaker is off. Mute/unmute make it working. How to configure it to work permanent ? Xubuntu 14.04/64
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Audio problem with 14.04 and mp3

I downloaded 14.04 onto computer with working 12.04. I have audio problem when I try to play mp3. The audio sounds like there are two sources running. It gives an echo sound. You tube audio works ...
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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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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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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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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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How to keep my logitech headset configuration persistent?

I have a Logitech H390 usb headset. I plugged it into my laptop with KUbuntu 14.04. It took some work to have Ubuntu recognize it correctly, but eventually it did. However every time I ...
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High pitch sound from tv conected to hdmi

Audio does work but there is a high pitched sound coming from the tv when it is connected and selected as sound output via hdmi in ubuntu 14.04. I have not tinkered with any drivers or sound configs. ...
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Computer SOMETIMES recognizes when headphones are plugged in.

Whenever I plug my headphones into my computer's front headphone jack, I get a weird situation. Sometimes, the computer will recognize the headphones and work properly. But other times, the computer ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 volume buttons don't work properly

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04 and now the three volume buttons (increase, decrease, mute) on my laptop (Lenovo T400) don't work properly. After reboot they work fine, but after some hours ...
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Highly distorted sound on stereo but headphone gives perfect output

I am struggling with the audio output of my laptop that's running 12.04 LTS. It was all fine till yesterday. I played the spotify in the web player and abruptly the sound just reduced and I couldnt ...
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YouTube Videos playing too quickly, and without sound?

new Ubuntu / Linux user here. My first week of using and learning this operating system everything seemed to be working great. Until Today. YouTube videos in Firefox are speeding through very ...
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Multiple sound source playback broken after Pithos

I have an odd situation. I have a recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 that I've been using as a work environment. It's not uncommon for me to use pianobar or MPD to provide background music, but still ...
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Listening to mic over speakers (Ubuntu 14.04)

I have a little problem here. I was using an option in Windows called Listen to this device (in audio tab in control panel) and I was able to listen to microphone (in my case that was a bassguitar) ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound through Headphones but not through Speaker

I am running dual boot on lenovo yoga 2 pro. I set my default sound card to be the pc-speakers since alsamixer kept randomly changing it to the hdmi after every reboot. There is no sound through the ...