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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Replace default audio control with pavucontrol

Thanks to Ask Ubuntu, recently I discovered PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) and started using it with joy. My question is this: is there a way to use it in place of the default audio control ...
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Upgraded from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 and sound doesn't work. How do i fix it?

I love Ubuntu, I've been using it for 2.5 years and no trouble so far. I upgraded to Trusty Tahr and sound just doesn't work anymore. Sometimes it does, and then suddenly it stops working. For ...
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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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How to fix sound in wolfenstein Enemy Territory

I installed wolf:et, and i cant get sound to work. Everything that i have installed is in default paths, i had 10.4 and then upgraded to 10.10 via software update gui. I had sound working in 10.04 ...
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How to I get the right Pulseaudio profiles to show up without restarting Pulseaudio?

Some times my USB headset microphone disappears from my list of input devices. Reconnecting the headset doesn't work, but killing Pulseaudio does: pulseaudio -k When Pulseaudio starts back up, my ...
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Headphone Input Missing 14.04

So I run an dual-boot Alienware M14x with Windows 8.1 as my main OS and Ubutnu 14.04 as my secondary. I love Ubuntu and it's great to take a break from Windows, but one problem I've had with 14.04 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no sound

I can hear no sound from my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 days ago and at first everything worked fine, but after a reboot the sound stopped. I searched for 3 hours on google and tried everything ...
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Problem with microphone sound when using Skype 4.1. 0.20 on Ubuntu 10.04.4

I have Ubuntu 10.04.4 installed in my machine ( Acer 3810 T). With some recent kernel update (present kernel is 2.6.32.46) there is a problem with the microphone sound when I am using Skype. While ...
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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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. APLAY. aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found

I had accidentally install OSS and removed ALSA. but I should reinstall alsa. when I typed sudo apt-get --reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils it was succeed. but when I check ...
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Dummy Output in Audio; nothing is working (ALSA broken?)

Problem: My audio is not working. I'm getting that "Dummy Output" in the sound settings. I've been scouring the web, but nothing I try is working. I've tried sudo alsa force-reload sudo apt-get ...
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How do I make Ubuntu 14.04 recognize my Galaxy S4 as a Microphone via 3.5mm jack/USB?

Long story short, I'm trying to get some screen recording done and my puppy chewed my microphone rendering it useless. I've managed to get the Samsung Galaxy S4 i9505 connected as a microphone ...
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No sound in ubuntu 14.04, again!

I have done almost all the solutions that I could find! i.e. reinstalling pulse-audio and alsa-base, playing around with alsamixer, etc. But couldn't make it work. My audio card is "Integrated: ...
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How to configure built-in audio to use multimedia keys in Kubuntu?

I want to use multimedia keys to increase or decrease volume or mute. They can change the volume of Cedar HDMI Audio, but that doesn't change the actual volume. I can change it via Built-in Audio so I ...
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How to disable notifications sound while XBMC is runnig?

I would like to know if it's possible to disable notification using XBMC (mails, network etc). I'm using Kubuntu 14.04.1. I've found this command but the script doesn't work, the sound is re-enabled ...
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Any volume control applet for openbox?

Folks, Environment: Ubuntu 14.04 minimal + openbox. It is a development box. Audio is based on alsa. I love the lightweightness of openbox. I don't even use tint2 as I feel it doesn't add much ...
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No Sound on 1080p Video

whenever I run a 1080p saved file, there's no sound. 720p and lower resolution videos plays OK. I have Ubuntu 14.04 LTS 64 bit I tried running it via MPlyaer, SMPlayer, and VLC. Same results. when I ...
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How to activate subwoofer in Inspiron 17r?

I have a Dell Inspiron 17r, after a fresh install of 12.10, the subwoofer seems to be not utilized. No sound comes from it and in the Sound Control Panel the settings appear grayed out (see ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 not supporting headphones

currently I am using ubuntu 14.04 32 bit version. But now I am experiencing problem with output audio jack. Whenever I am connecting any headphones it is not giving sudio output. Please help!
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Bluetooth headset disconnects after 20 minutes (Broadcom BCM2045B)

I'm having some trouble diagnosing the issue with my Bluetooth headset (Samsung HS-3000). I am sure the headset is not the issue, as it works flawlessly with my Android devices for hours. The issue ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm getting no sound on a fresh install of Ubuntu Gnome 14.04. Result of running alsa-info is here. I tried purge/reinstall of pulseaudio and alsa-base and removing .config/pulse and .pulse-cookie. ...
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No sound from laptop speakers in Ubuntu 14.04 after booting into Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537. I had installed 14.04 on it, and had no problems with the sound initially. However, like my with ethernet card, it seemed expecting to not have driver/software issues ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and Dell E6440 - sound and mouse working after suspend/resume

I've installed fresh Ubuntu 14.04 on Dell Lattitude E6440 and i've encountered two strange issues when doing full system start/restart: - mouse scroll when full restart is working very fast. One turn ...
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Problems running Grisaia no Kajitsu with Wine HQ on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04 with Wine 1.7. So here's the thing, I have downloaded a visual novel called "Grisaia no Kajitsu" from Fuwanovel; the game run without any errors until a certain point, the ...
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How to keep my logitech headset configuration persistent?

Hello dear Ubuntu people, 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 ...
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Problem with m4a files

Rhythmbox, vlc and totem instantly crash when opening a m4a file. When I run rhythmbox -d and play a m4a file, I receive this message: (rhythmbox:9023): GStreamer-CRITICAL **: ...
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No sound on Skype 4.3 lubuntu 14.04

New to Linux just installed Skype 4.3 on Lubuntu 14.4. There is no sound when I call Skype Echo, totally silent. I have sound if I play music or video files. I notice sound driver is Version ...
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No Sound on Saved Media Playback

The sound works when playing streaming videos. However, there is no sound when playing saved/downloaded videos using media player or VLC. It started after I ran apt-get upgrade. The system is not ...
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Subwoofer not working in 13.10 on Asus N56DP

Currently have an Asus N56DP. Using an older answer I could get the subwoofer to work under 12.04 but after an upgrade to 12.10 that method stopped working. lspci|grep -i audio 00:01.1 Audio device: ...
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Sound from VLC cuts in and out

When playing DVDs with VLC the audio cuts in and out. What can be causing it? I'm using Xubuntu 14.04 (32 bit). I'm using a Gateway 310H Desktop with a Thraser Intel motherboard. The audio is ...
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VLC 2.1.4 audio “pumping”/compressed

On Ubuntu 14.04 + VLC 2.1.4, I hear prominent audio compression when playing back mp3 audio. I have tried turning on "Allow louder than 100%" in the Sound setting thinking that, perhaps, having this ...
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How do I rip audio from a DVD?

I remember reading a long time ago how you can rip the audio (music) from a DVD and convert it to a usable/readable format. I can't find that article any more. Can anybody help me?
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Why can't I hear audible pings?

The ping manual says that ping -a will generate audible pings, but when I try this no sound is made. What am I doing wrong?
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Razer Kraken 7.1 calibration

I am planning on buying a headset for my pc and its either going to be the Razer Kraken Pro or the Razer Kraken 7.1. The thing is that the 7.1 is a usb headset has some software for mic calibrations ...
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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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Another sound not working post

Tried all the other "sound not working" posts i think, lost count. purge/reinstall alsa and pulse, reboot, add user to audio group, various lines in the alsa config file such as "options ...
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how to automatically initialize HDMI audio output

Every time i connect my 64 bit Ubuntu 14.04 laptop to the TV via HDMI, i have to run a bash command to make the HDMI audio output option visible in System Settings -> Sound : speaker-test -c 2 -r ...
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How to reinstall PulseAudio (Ubuntu 12.04)

I was trying to fix my audio problems using suggestions from this forum. One of the comments suggested I execute this and only this: killall pulseaudio So I did, and I restarted my computer just ...
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No rear audio when front jack is connected

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit dual booted. When I connect something on front audio jack then rear audio is not working. I have tried changing analolog-output-headphones.conf file. After changing that ...
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No sound into headphones

I will make it quick : I have no sound in my headphones when they are plugged in on my Asus F200CA running Ubuntu 14.04, but : I have sound in the laptop speakers when the headphones are plugged ...
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No audio working

PulseAudio uses up a lot of processing when I open up a video on YouTube or play something on Rhythmbox. The YouTube video never loads, and the music on Rhythmbox starts skipping like a minute every ...
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Unable to get audio through HDMI connection to TV with Ubuntu 14.04

I'm having trouble getting audio through my TV which is connected via HDMI. The item is available (HDMI / DisplayPort 2) via sound settings, but it doesn't play any sound. I'm able to get the volume ...
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How can I specify which programs play sound through headphones and which ones play through speakers?

When I used Windows (sorry for bringing it up,) I could specify in the sound control menu which programs I wanted playing through which speakers. For example, I could have Skype playing through my ...
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How to uninstall Lubuntu and install Windows [duplicate]

I have an HP Mini 210 running Lubuntu and It's too confusing for me so I want to reinstall Windows. I did a clean install of Lubuntu so I have downloaded and created a bootable USB for Windows 7 ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 14.04 x64

After every "suspend-wake'up" my computer have no sound. I must "renew" sound in these two steps: System settings>sound>input device, I shall microphone probe. System settings>sound>test sound. ...
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Asus N550L external surround woofer not working

I need some help, I just can't make work external surround woofer with 14.04. This is my hardware: raul@bromo:~$ lspci | grep Audio 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio ...
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How to improve the quality of music playing in Ubuntu?

I don't know how to start debugging it, but when I play music using XBMC it sounds a lot better than when using Clementine. I know it is a little subjective, but although I love XBMC great features, ...
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Change default sound device

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 my sound stopped working. I eventually figured out that Ubuntu had selected the HDMI sound device instead of my analogue speakers. I switched to the correct device and ...
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Crackling sound from right laptop speaker

This problem lasts for several months already (first on Ubuntu 13.10, and now on 14.10). I get very loud cracking/popping sound from my right Asus K56C's speaker, I searched everything but could not ...
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Skype and Microphone in 14.04

I have done everything under the sun, the Web cam is detected and the mic with the Web Cam also but Skype does not give any options or drop down to select the web cam, very frustrating, the system is ...