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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How to change audio volume by scrolling in the whole area of the top bar

How to change the audio volume by scrolling in the whole area of the top bar? Now it's possible only by scrolling on the audio icon in that top bar. I'm using Ubuntu 15.10 64bit. Thanks a lot.
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Is it possible to prevent microphone from picking up music I play on computer?

For example, when I talk to someone on Skype or Facebook messenger, he/she can hear the music I'm listening to on youtube, even though I play it through headphones, not speakers. Is it possible to ...
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what else can i try to get sound working in 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 on an old PC and the sound has never worked. I tried all of the tips in the link below since my "play sound through" also just says "dummy out". ...
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I want to beable to record the same audio input with multiple applications

As my title says. I would like to beable to record the same audio input from my sound card to multiple applications. I have been told it can be done with a modification to asoundrc but I don't know ...
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Control sound of individual apps from icon

It is possible to control the sound of individual applications by clicking on the sound icon, going to "Sound settings...", and clicking on "Applications" (see e.g. here). I use this functionality a ...
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Sound lost from HDMI out when no screen connected

My Intel Computestick (with Ubuntu 14.04) is connected to my Marantz AV Surround Receiver SR7009, which in turn is connected to my projector. If I start the computestick with the projector is off, the ...
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Pop, crack and background noise when I plug a jack (Ubuntu 14.04.3)

I have a Dell inspiron 7746 (Specs) series running Ubuntu 14.04.3 When I plug a headphones jack and there is no sound playing, I can hear a noise in the background. When I play a video, at the start, ...
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Pulse Audio Configuration with Remote: Controlling Playback vs. Output Device

I've gone through less than a dozen installations of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and Mint, all 15.10, and have noticed what seems to be a random selection of what the OS decides for the remote to ...
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audio through ssh/get raw audio from pulseaudio

How to carry audio over SSH? was closed with a reference to pulsaudio, which is not what i am asking. How do I tunnel sound through ssh? I distinctly want a solution using ssh which would work on a ...
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Sopcast player sound problem

My sopcast player has problems with sound. When player starts there is sound only for few seconds after it disappears. What can i do?
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“No devices available” in USB settings of guest OS

I am trying to connect my sound card and MIDI device directly to VirtualBox guest Windows 10 64-bit. I've done the following: Added current user to vboxusers group Installed VirtualBox 5.0.14 ...
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Black screen flash during video

I am watching videos, not in full screen but full window, running from my laptop to tv via hdmi, at random moments the tv goes black for a second and loses sound but video does not stop. Is there ...
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xps 15 9950 ubuntu 14.04 no audio input

I am running 14.04 on an XPS 15 9950 (late 2015). The audio card is an HDA Intel PCH, the cpu is the Intel Skylake. My problem is that no audio input device is detected. running alsamixer and ...
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Is it possible to use HDMI port as audio input port?

I have a device connected to my Dell Inspiron N5110 laptop through the HDMI port. this device plays sounds and I want to use my laptop as speakers for it. is it possible to do that? if yes, any ...
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Fix speaker volume in alsamixer

I get bad sound quality while using Ubuntu. When I adjust the speaker volume in alsamixer it sounds good. But the problem is that volume level won't stay fixed. As soon as I change the master volume ...
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How to use Computer as a HeadSet using a bluetooth dongle paired with Android phone

My goal is simple. Whenever someone makes a called on my phone I want to be able to use my computer as a headset. This way I could use my Mic to talk back at the person on the other end, and my ...
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Loss of sound with HDMI television for screen

I'm using 14.04 with a Philips TV connected through HDMI as a screen with loudspeakers. Most of the time, everything works fine, but occasionally, the sound just disappears, while everything appears ...
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Sound with Skylake on MSI H170M PRO-VDH

On a new machine based on MSI H170M PRO-VDH motherboard with a Intel Core i3 6100 processor, it's quite impossible to get sound. I try this page No audio output devices detected in new computer ...
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Audio system Realtek ALC 899 doesn't work on 14.04.3

I have a notebook (MSI GT72S 6QE Dominator Pro), on which I installed Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. It seems, that audio driver for Realtek ALC 899 downloaded automatically (for example file ...
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Bluetooth Headset Connected But Does Not Work / “module-bluetooth-discover” fails

I have a bluetooth headset that connects, but does not work. It shows up in devices and in Sound Settings. However, it cannot be selected in Sound Settings. It is also shown as connected in Bluetooth ...
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No audio in gmusicbrowser, guayadeque, banshee etc but VLC OK

first post here, new to Linux/Ubuntu (14.04). I had Gmusicbrowser, Guayadeque all working then I decided to install Banshee through software center to have a look. Something went wrong during the ...
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No sound icon in top panel in Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I bought an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the computer, I changed the sound interface to HDMI and everything worked, when I tried to watch a movie with VLC I had to change the sound ...
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Sound muted and locked but still working

Just reinstalled ubuntu 14.04 on this computer. The sound is working perfectly in every application but it seems i don't have control from the desktop. I do have full controm from alsamixer. Top ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 audio not working for headphone or speakers. Red light next to headphone jack

I'm experiencing problems with my audio on my Ubuntu 14.04 distribution. Recently, the audio has stopped working for both my headphones and speakers. I have a dual-boot machine and audio is fine on ...
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Audio problems on X1 Carbon, only Mono Audio

Thank you in advance for assistance with this. This issue is driving me a bit nuts, in looking for a resolution. I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on the X1 Gen2. Latest updates applied. DKMS driver ...
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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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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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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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Voices in videos too low. Random volume changes [Ubuntu 14.04]

I'm having a lot of sound issues and I'm not sure how to debug this properly to find a solution. Sound volumes are sometimes fine and then they get lowered and the sound is distorted. Then after ...
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Can't hear over Bluetooth headset

On my ubuntu phone when connected to Bluetooth headset or "hands free" in the car at the time of the call I can't hear the caller and he cannot hear me (The device successfully mated). I tried to ...
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How can I record the sound I hear from my soundcard's “Line In”?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 soundcard. When I plug a 3.5mm into the "Line In" on the soundcard, I can hear the sound coming out of my computer speakers. However, the ...
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How can I change the standard audio output device?

I use the pulseaudio-equalizer to improve my audio output. If I only use my laptop with its own loudspeakers I don't have any problems, the equalizer adjusts the sound and sends it to the ...
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Speaker audio is not working, but headset audio is working

My laptop is a Thinkpad T410 and after using Ubuntu Studio, I've tried to reinstall Alsamixer and PulseAudio to no avail. I'm very confused as to why this problem suddenly appeared (i haven't updated ...
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Xonar D1 No Sound

Recently my sound card, the Xonar D1, has stopped playing audio through the Front output (on the card itself, not the front of the tower). It used to work, and I didn't notice which update broke it. ...
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Cannot select output device from sound indicator

Using 15.04 on a Lenovo Flex 14, new install. Chrome had no sound,while FF and chrome did. to get it working, sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio indicator-sound then sudo apt-get ...
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Sound through HDMI is intermittent when playing MP4 or MKV video using VLC or Videos

I recently inherited a used Acer Aspire 6930g from a relative in the process of upgrading, and since it was almost worthless running Windows 7, I decided to put Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on it. Performance is ...
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Headphone on Ubuntu 15.10 stopped working

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad w541, and a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10. At the beginning the headphone was working ok, but after a couple of restarting it stopped working out of a sudden, although the ...
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No options in the “play sound through” box of sound settings

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10, and I'm an absolute Linux novice, so I apologize in advance for that. My sound isn't working. The sound isn't muted. In sound settings there is nothing showing up in the ...
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“Master” volume control not controlling output volume level

I just updated to weazel/15.10 and have noticed some strange behavior with my volume control (master, in the notification tray/bar). While it lists controls for various sound emitting programs when I ...
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Audio is not working after upgrade to ubuntu 15.10 from 15.04

I have been using Ubuntu 15.04 for almost a month now, the audio used to work fine. Until the 15.10 update. Sometimes there was a startup sound, but after the login there is no sound icon in the menu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Razer megladon headset is not found

I have just installed Ubuntu on my ASUS laptop running 14.04. Now, I tried to connect my USB razer megaladon and it seems like its turned on (it lights up). However, I am unable to find the device ...
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Headphones problem

I have a problem and I can't find a solution. I was searching for 3 hours and still nothing. My front panel audio don't work. And when i plug headphones into back panel works only right headphone. ...
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How can i play music from my mobile through pc and make calls and talk from pc connected via bluetooth or USB

I have used Android notifier for notification on Ubuntu from my android mobile. I have also tried blueman for playing music in PC from mobile (but not working now. Not getting the audio output in pc). ...
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Asus G551JM Game Laptop Bluetooth and Microphone not working

lspci output: xyphos@xyphos-G551JM:~$ lspci -k 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device ...
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Bluetooth adaptor connection problem

I have a Bluetooth adapter which is connected to speaker. I can successfully connected to android cellphone and can play any songs you can hear it from Bluetooth speaker. But when I try to connect the ...
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Why no alsa device for usb soundcard for vlc to use?

I have 14.04 nicely installed and running on an old mac mini. I want to wireless stream video around my home with a Kworld DVD Maker 2 USB video capture card and VLC, like I did nicely for years ...
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Audio not working Ubuntu 15.04 and Acer ES1-311

Here is my audio device: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Atom Processor Z36xxx/Z37xxx Series High Definition Audio Controller (rev 0e) In alsamixer everything is 100 and unmuted. There's ...
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Sound disappears after several reboots in 15.10 for ALC887 possibly because of Nvidia driver

Issue similar too http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/238731/how-to-get-realtek-alc887-5-1-sound-detected-in-debian After fresh new Ubuntu installation sound was working showing audio card as ...
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Mute sound on shutdown and reboot scripts not working

I have a working script that mutes my sound. The script is: amixer -q -D pulse sset Master mute I want to let this script run on shutdown and reboot so that when I turn on my PC, the sound is ...