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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ASUS X55A Sound not Working

I have problems with my sound - vanilla 12.04/13.10 ( Asus X55A ) The sound driver seems to work correctly, but I don't have any sound :( I tried updating the ALSA drivers but still the same :(
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Starting Network Audio System via its init.d script fails but works when using start-stop-daemon on the command line

I'm running Ubuntu 13.10 (saucy salamander) and need the Network Audio System service (package nas, version 1.9.3-6) which relies on /dev/dsp and /dev/mixer so I installed the OSS Proxy Daemon osspd ...
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Getting sound to play on my new machine on Ubuntu 13.10

So I've been struggling with this for a bit now, and it's getting a bit frustrating. Some preliminary information: I've just built this computer from parts. Checking the available audio (not sure if ...
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Is there any way to enable voice over for iPod not using iTunes?

I have an iPod shuffle which works fine: I can add and remove songs via Rhythmbox. According to Apple page my iPod is able to talk the name of the songs: Give your songs a voice. Say you’re ...
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problem with 5.1 Audio output

I installed 12.04 LTS but unable to get 5.1 audio output. There is no option as such in sound setting. Please help.
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Xubuntu 13.10 (Kernel 3.11.0-18-generic) No HDMI Sound

I am a complete noob to Xubuntu. I have been trying all day to get HDMI audio to work, I have a Radeon HD 6800 using a HDMI to TV and I can not do it at all. It shows up in PulseAudio Volume ...
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Inserting Headphones Doesn't Mute Speakers

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Macbook Pro of mine. Everything worked quite well except for sound-- there was none (actually there was-- you could JUST barely hear it). I fixed that by putting ...
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How do I get my mic working with streaming?

I'm able to stream from my computer and watch the stream on a local vlc using the following command: cvlc v4l2:///dev/video0 :v4l2-standard= :inputlave=alsa://hw:0,0 :live-caching=300 ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Sound Dumy Output after Updates

I had NOT installed any updates to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS since September 2013. Today, I just updated ALL recommendations from the Update Manager. My audio WAS working fine and now it is NOT working at ...
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How to check sample rate

I'd like to use an external usb soundcard with my ubuntu 13.04 for musician purpose. Unfortunately the application requires 48 kHz and jackd to be used, but whenever I select the external souncard in ...
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zbox nano ad-10 no HDMI audio 13.10

I am at my wits end. I have spent uncountable number of days following all possible solutions found through Google to no avail. aplay -l provides the following card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], ...
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How to install MPEG-1 Layer 3(MP3) ubuntu 13.10 64 bit

I dont't want to install any different software to play audio and video(want to use default player only). also i dont want to install any separate software to configure my plug ins for me. I need to ...
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How to fix sound control problems?

I'm having some issues with sound control. I'm running ububtu 13.10 on HP Pavilion g6. For a while sound worked perfectly, but since skype started barring,I got too lots of sound issues. The ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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Sound to light with ubuntu - (or how to use a DMX adapter to drive LEDS in ubuntu)

I want to use my computer to control some DMX controlled LED lights. To do this, I need a software, which does beat detection and is able to drive LED lights with a DMX adapter. Until now, I have only ...
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Problem with Fn button sound control Ubuntu

I have a very strange problem with my audio in my ubuntu installation. First of all I have no sound, this alone is a big problem, but I use my computer mostly for work so I can keep with up for a ...
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Sound not functioning on Dell L421x with Ubuntu 12.04

I've been struggling with getting the sound to work on this Dell XPS14 laptop for days now, and the closest I've come to getting anything to work is the machine acknowledging the HDMI port as a sound ...
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No sound in Kubuntu 13.10 (pulseaudio headphone detection problem?)

Sound has stopped working a few days ago in my Kubuntu 13.10, for a reason I don't understand. Hours of digging the Internet did not help me find a solution... Here is information I can provide: My ...
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Several issues when trying to start jack server.

Configured or not starting jack server always results in this crash on my machine: JACK server starting in realtime mode with priority 10 ERROR: control open "/dev/audio" (No such file or directory) ...
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Recent error - USB speakers not recognised 12.04

Up until a few days ago, I've been able to play my audio via a USB wireless audio kit (Nikkai). But this has suddenly stopped working. In sound settings the USB speaker output option is showing up ...
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Enable laptop subwoofer

I'm pretty new to linux(second day on Ubuntu) and I noticed very poor sound quality compared to Windows and realized it was because my subwoofer wasn't playing. I have absolutely no clue as to where ...
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Active sound HDMI asus n550jv ubuntu 13.10

I have N550JV ASUS laptop. I connect my laptop to the TV with HDMI. The image can be seen in the TV, but it listen sound in TV. I installed oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms and active sound-hmdi exists in ...
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Messed up my sound drivers, please help!

Ubuntu 13.10 Sound has been working fine with whatever was built in after install. I then, stupidly, tried to install drivers from RealTek for my on board sound card. Reboot and now no sound and ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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Headphone jack physically broken and that automute the speakers after about 1~2 minute

I have a annoying problem in my Asus X52F laptop running raring Ubuntu. My headphones jack had physically broken last mount and after this event the audio output automute after 1 to 2 minute of ...
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Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition + Ubuntu 12.04 + Bluetooth Headphones = Choppy Sound

I have a Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition, the second version (one with full hd graphics) ,running "stock" Ubuntu 12.04 (the one that came installed on the machine). When I connect bluetooth headphones ...
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My sound isn't working

I was watching YouTube and the sound went out. My sound is not on mute.
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indicator-sound missing + other sound problems 13.10

I seem to have "destroyed" my sound in Ubuntu 13.10... I can change my sound through alsamixer and aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav works fine. However the indicator-sound is missing ...
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Ubuntu 13.10,Can't output audio to LCD TV through HDMI

I just setup a htpc with gigabyte motherboard(GA-J1800N-D2H (rev. 1.0)), linkage:http://www.gigabyte.us/products/product-page.aspx?pid=4881#sp. when I connected PC to TV with HDMI, the graphic ...
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Kazam video recoder software low sound problem?

I am trying to record my screen as I speak while recording to make some tutorial video on my Ubuntu laptop. The problem I am facing is that the voice quality is very low in recording and then I tried ...
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Usb headset trouble

I'm having troubles with my usb headset. felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no se encontraron tarjetas de sonido... felipe@ubuntu:~/builds$ sudo aplay -l [sudo] password for ...
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USB Audio Interface not listed after installing nVidia drivers

After installing nVidia additional drivers (319) my Fast Track Pro soundcard suddently disappeared from the list of the devices in the "sound" settings window, the thing is when i excute "aplay -l" ...
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Recording audio from one multi-channel interface vs multiple single-channel interfaces

I've decided it's time I started recording some of my music. So I've bought a couple of Samson Meteor USB microphones. They're quite nice and works out of the box. I'll use one to mic up my guitar ...
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Controlling the stereo output levels separately from overall volume level

I don't know why, but to get my right loudspeaker sounding equally loud as the left one, I have to set the levels in alsamixer like so: http://s18.postimg.org/91nx9ojex/alsa.png 54/100 in Headphones ...
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no sound indicator or sound settings after playing with hda-jack-retask

I was playing with hda-jack-retask (changed mic input to line out output), after I finished everything was ok, system settings showed new device in sound tab, after few restarts that what happens: In ...
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BT_GET_CAPABILITIES warning slowing down audio apps

I'm using a bluetooth audio receiver to stream music from my PC to an old stereo. Everything works fine, except that everytime an app needs to use audio, and starts initializing ALSA, it gets lots of ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 REMMINA RDP with Windows 7 sound

i'm struggeling with a problem for a while, i'm using REMMINA to connect to W7 (32/64) PC's using RDP-protocol. After an update the sound stopped working, means i cannot use local sound, which works ...
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Timidity won't play on second sound card

I have a trouble with Timidity and playing midi files. I have two soundcards -- the first is on-board and I don't use it, because of "poor" quality output. The second is USB card Focusrite Scarlett ...
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Microphone Input Levels Registering, Mute Off, Loopback ON, but no sound

-I have something of an anomalous sound problem. It's with a VIA VT1708S onboard soundcard. I have removed the front panel connection in an attempt to minimise potential problems, since the jack ...
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mp3 playback crackles/pops and sometimes squelches in Ubuntu 13.10 64-bit

Same issue in Banshee, Rhythmbox, VLC, and even some (but not all) videos from YouTube, etc. in Chromium. It seems to be strongly related to how many other things are happening on my computer - the ...
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Restore default sound levels

I changed my sound levels, but I prefer the stock settings that Ubuntu was installed with. Removing every $HOME folder to delete all possible config files (besides the Downloads, Documents, etc.) has ...
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Wine Sound Issues (DirectX Games Only)

Title kind of says the issue. Whenever I run an application such as Mari0, which doesn't use DirectX, sound is perfectly fine, but when I run apps such as Runner 2 or LIMBO, which uses DirectX, the ...
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How can I “uncrackle” my microphone input under pulseaudio (alsa-only works)

When trying to talk on skype or record sound in audacity, the built-in microphone has a lot of crackling interferences, rendering input intelligible. When running audacity with pasuspender -- ...
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Can't switch to A2DP

I've just made a new clean installation of Ubuntu 13.10. I've connected my bluetooth audio adapter without any problem. In fact, I could configure it without any trouble, switching it's output to ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 Sound Changing Randomly

I recently upgraded to 13.10 and my sound will randomly adjust itself. its only within a few clicks of what it normally is. So if I had my volume at 50% it will jump around to +- 50% so between 30% ...
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the upper right corner volume button can no longer be control the music player

My initial use Ubuntu 13.10(64bit), just installed it can open the music player from here. Now I can not. I have now had the gnome desktop, but I've now uninstalled. I've been using rhythmbox. How ...
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Google Hangout and PulseAudio: how to route multiple audio sources as Hangout input?

What I would like to achieve is the capability to provide Google Hangout with an audio input virtual device that is actually the result of a merge between different audio sources. In the simplest case ...
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Exception: 300 at tumbler_detect_headphone+0x1c/0x50 on iMac G4

I've made a live CD of Ubuntu 13.04, downloaded from here, which I'm trying to run on my iMac G4. However, upon typing live into the command line at boot, the nice startup screen shows up (with the ...
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No Sound other then Drumming!

Its been almost 47 days that I am using Ubuntu 13.04, and today I came to know that Ubuntu has its tones for different actions like for ShutDown Login Logout New Device Inserted but after booting ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 Does Not Recognize External Speakers

My external USB speakers (logitech) started to fail (vibrating noise), so I got another pair of logitech external speakers (connector is the light green plug - not USB this time). When I plug ...