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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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 ...
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No sound, dummy output, realtek ac880, ubuntu 14.04

can someone help with this, I´ve tried a lot of web info but I am a little lost here. Thanks http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=2ae67679fedfaeeeafdb744ff591b5d09c1be35f
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First second of audio stream cut off

Whenever I play any kind of audio from any source (VLC, kdenlive, YouTube, Facebook etc.), the first 1-2 seconds of the stream is cut off. I already tried enabling module-suspend-on-idle in the ...
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No sound from headphones suddenly, although it is recognized

My headphones were working fine, but recently stopped working, though they are still recognized. The headphones work perfectly on any other device. I've searched on the internet, but wasn't able ...
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Firefox/Rekonq cannot load audio on soundcloud and bandcamp

I run kubuntu 14.04 and cannot listen to audio files from soundcloud or bandcamp. f.ex grooveshark or youtube work just fine. I already installed the newest version of flashplugin-installer. When I ...
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Simple voice chat over command line?

I will be using this for development. What I want is: No large proprietary blob overhead to accomplish this, like skype No account needed. So no skype account, no email, etc etc. Ability to run ...
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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Strange bug with sound slider

I have a strange bug with sound slider in Ubuntu 14.04. This problem was described here too but with no answer and the author was using another desktop - I'm using default Unity. I can confirm that ...
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Delete sources after installing driver

I recently installed lubuntu in my ASUS laptop, as the sound was dead, I installed the realtek official drivers. My mistake (I think) was that I installed the drivers from the "Downloads" folder with ...
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How do I put a login sound in Lubuntu 14.04?

I have Lubuntu 14.04 installed on my machine, but how do I put a custom login sound in it? I prefer the boot sound from old versions like 5.10 & 6.06, are they still in Ubuntu, and how about ...
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Error retrieving default audio device parameters

I am a newbie. I was trying to create a simple Hello program in python to implement SIP using pjsip. The code I used is: # import sys import pjsua as pj #Logging callback def log_cb(level, str, ...
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Sound morphing software

I need real-time sound morphing software for linux, but I can't find anything. Something ib Ubuntu software center didn't started, and astersk-voicechanger is uninstallable. In windows there is a ...
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ASRock Z87 Extreme 3 Motherboard

I have assembled my own PC following the instructions in Linux Format Magazine 185. The motherboard is ASRock z87 Extreme 3. Everything works great...it was much easier than I expected. However, the ...
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Chrome Browser v35 No Sound

I have chrome 35 and firefox 28 installed on my Ubuntu 14.04 OS. Unfortunately, I have no sound when viewing youtube or a website with video using chrome. With firefox I have sound. I would like to ...
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Volume too low after connecting Pulseaudio to JACK

I followed the tutorial mentioned here but after the sound is much quieter even at 100%. I have loooked at the Pulseaudio volume controls and alsamixer and they are all also at 100.
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problems with sound on samsung np550p5c

I have two problems: I am unable to use 4-channel audio when viewing the movies with vlc. When checking the sound is also only two front channel played from all 4. And also closed the subwoofer. ...
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How to get audio jack to work?

So I have been hovering around the internet for the last couple of hours trying to figure out how to get my audio from my jack working. I have an alienware mx14 r3 with a sound blaster card. What is ...
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How can I make the Adobe flashplugin use Pulseaudio under Kubuntu 14.04?

I have trouble getting the sound from firefox to output in an external (USB) sound card. I understand there are some issues around getting flash to play sound here from googling the question, but I ...