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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Need to press volume keys multiple times to change volume

I recently reinstalled Ubuntu 16.04 and have a weird bug that didn't have before. Usually, to change the volume with the shortcuts (fn+f11 or fn+f12) I can either hold fn and press f11/f12 just to ...
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No sound in headphones. After change in mixer no saved setting

Haven't sound at front output and have sound only rear side In mixer stand mute at headphones for default and no saved, after changes and reboot ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: ...
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Problems with sound w/ HP elitebook 2540p

Hello people of AskUbuntu! I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my laptop, everything works perfectly apart from the fact that I have no sound! Ive tried the speaker test terminal code ...
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sound output to multiple simultaneous devices in xenial

I'd like to be able to play music on some speakers connected physically to my computer plus a bluetooth speaker that's in the other room, at the same time. How do I set this up in stock Ubuntu 16.04? ...
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Realtek High Definition Audio

Hi I've got an Acer Aspire V Nitro VN7-792G has anyone worked out how to get the four speakers working. I can get the rear speakers working if I edit the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf and change output to 4 ...
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PulseAudio equalizer distortion (16.04 LTS)

Is there anything I can do to eliminate the distortion at 100% volume that happens when using PulseAudio Equalizer and presets like Laptop, Headphones, Rock, etc.? 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel ...
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Disable On Board Speaker and allo audio only through aux port

I am trying to create a custom command that will allow me to disable my device's on-board speaker. However I would then like the ability to only produce sound from the headphones AUX port. Is this ...
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No Sound via HDMI on Kubuntu 16.04

yesterday I set up my PC with Kubuntu 16.04 and all went fine except that there is no sound via HDMI. So I asked Google what to do, but I didn't find a solution for the problem. That's the current ...
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How to get USB-Audio with Boss-RC300 working on Ubuntu/Linux?

I have a BOSS RC-300 and i want to use it as a USB-Soundcard with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04. I got audio working by changing sound/usb quirks-table.h and recompiling the Kernel with 12.04 as descibed in http:...
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Audio Output being piped through audio input in Skype

As stated in the title, my audio output seems to be piped into my audio input, and I'd like to change this. (For example, if I am talking to someone on Skype, not only is what they say being piped ...
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Default headphone device when plugging in unknown audio device

My laptop has a single mini-jack that handles both headphones and microphone in one port. Every time I plug in my headphones I get the following asking me what kind of device I've plugged in. I'd ...
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no ALSA modules loaded

I've been trying to get the soundblaster audigy SE to work: I've managed to tell the kernel it's there. but because the alsa-project.org Matrix:Vendor-Creative_Labs tells me to load the 'old' oss ...
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I'm looking for a TTS (text to speech) for ubuntu that is like Mac's short-key TTS option

I'm new to Ubuntu, and this is the only thing missing on my computer. I need something that doesn't require terminal used every time, and is mostly understandable. It doesn't have to be incredibly ...
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Headphones not working in 16.04

I have spent some time searching around the various threads relating to headphone issues in Ubuntu and none of the answers seem to resolve my issue, so I will post it here. This problem started a ...
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Scarlett 2i2 & Ubuntu 16.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04, and am having some issues with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. It is not shown on System Settings/Audio, but Alsamixer shows it, even if it says "This sound device does ...
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No sound after suspend on Ubuntu 16.04

After recently upgrading to Ubuntu 16.04 from 16.03 (and fixing most of the problems caused by that) I still have one persistent problem that won't go away. After a "suspend" of the system the HDMI ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - No Sound

I have just downloaded Ubuntu for the first time. However, I can't get any sound and I cannot figure out how to sort it. Please help!
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Sound stopped through headphone socket

I have this problem too with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 on Dell XPS 15 9550. All was working fine, then one day it goes silent when plugging in my speakers to the headphone socket. Looking at pavucontrol ...
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Why is my audio device switching?

My computer keeps switching the audio device from "headphones" to "speakers", even though the headphones aren't plugged in. I rebooted the computer but the problem kept happening even while the ...
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How to change sound indicator player's icons size

Where can I change the size of icons in the portion of volume control? view screenshot
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Sound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly

I am running 16.04. My built in sound card on my motherboard shows up as connected, thenSound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly Sound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly ...
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Converted video from .VOB have no voice

I'm stock on this for a while. I have tried ffmpeg -i inpout.VOB -c:v libx264 -crf 20 -c:a libmp3lame -ac 2 -ab 192k output.avi and mencoder in.VOB -nosub -nosound -ovc x264 \ -x264encopts ...
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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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I can't get sound to work in Ubuntu 15. Could upgrading to 16 fix it?

I'm pretty sure the hardware works, since I was able to hear sound when I had CentOS on the same computer earlier, and also in an earlier edition of Ubuntu before that (again, on the same hardware).
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Rhythmbox stopped working after upgrading to Ubuntu 16

So, I had my Ubuntu 15 with Rhythm working fine. Then, when it was released, I upgraded to Ubuntu 16 and after that Rhythmbox stopped working. When I open it, or click in some audio file, it shows up ...
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USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
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How to set QMMP to play - not enqueue - with double click?

On Lubuntu 14.04.4 - When double-clicking on an MP3 file, I'd like it to rightaway load and play in QMMP, but instead it QMMP opens and then I have to click "play". If I right click an MP3 file and ...
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Chrome on Ubuntu not playing sound from YouTube

Recently I have lost the ability to play sound from Flash-based apps like YouTube through the built in speakers on my Ubuntu 14.04 laptop via Chrome. (When I plug into an external monitor with ...
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Installed Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Sound Problem, try everything on the internet

Hi, I'm noob like super Noob but i wouldn't ask without trying anything out there first and i have tried the sudo alsa-force-reload Not working I have tried changing the default output as well, ...
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Automatic mute speakers after headphones unplugged

Does any one know of a way to mute the speakers when headphones are unplugged? I tried this method http://askubuntu.com/a/697631/527877, but its not working.
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Ubuntu 14.04LTS - Random beep from system speaker

My internal speaker (mainboard) sometimes does a beep. This seems to happen randomly. Sometimes it happens every few minutes, sometimes it is quiet for hours. There seems to be no specific event ...
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How do I get my Bluetooth speaker to connect with my laptop?

When I try to connect my Bluetooth speaker to my new Asus TP500LB, Blueman-Applet gives the option to use a "random passkey" or not to connect, but no option to enter the passkey that my speaker gives ...
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No sound from inbuilt speakers from dell inspiron 15 3542 series ubuntu 12.04

I have dell inspiron 15 3542 series laptop with ubuntu 12.04 as operating system. Yesterday I had executed following commands from terminal sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get upgrade The above ...
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No sound using Displayport to HDMI connected to TV Ubuntu 14.04

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 on a desktop connected to a TV HDMI input using Displayport as an output from the PC. The problem is that I don't have sound. Even when I tried to change the sound hardware I ...
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No sound after two minutes of playing movie.

I am a new ubuntu user. I have sound card ES 1978 Maestero 2E in my computer. When i play the movie I can easily hear the sound but after few minutes I can't hear anything. Then I go to settings and ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 15.10 after installing java by wikihow

I am not sure what causes this problem. Maybe it is because I followed this tutorial: How to Install Oracle Java JRE on Ubuntu Linux (I did this to run FPEXS decompiler) Or maybe was when I run the ...
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Static speaker noise when booting

I just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on my HP ZBook Studio G3. When booting, there is a loud static noise from my speakers somewhere where the bios logo shows, which then gets muted. A very brief noise is ...
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Distorted sound with a Lexicon Alpha USB sound card

The issue is, whenever I open a program which uses audio in some way (skype, audacity etc.) the sound of my audio player (any, I've tried at least 3 of them) turns glitchy and distorted. To resolve ...
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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". http://itsfoss.com/fix-...
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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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Control ALSA Volume on unity-control-center sound (not Pulse Audio)

I just managed to disable Pulse Audio to get free of its (frustrating) re-sampling feature. Everything is good with ALSA, except for I have to rely on alsamixer for volume control. Is there a way to ...
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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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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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Bluetooth headset stuttering on Ubuntu 15.10

My headset works fine when it's first turned on, but if I stop listening to music for a few minutes, I guess the headset goes to sleep. When I start listening again, the audio stutters, and is on a ...
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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 ...