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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Crackling and feedback with Presonus AudioBox USB on 12.04

I'm using the Presonus AudioBox USB with the packaged microphone and headphones (AudioBox Studio Bundle with M7 High-Definition Condenser Microphone and HD7 Professional Monitoring Headphones). I ...
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Bluetooth audio sink refuses to connect in Ubuntu 14.04 (bluez, blueman)

Bluetooth just absolutely refuses to connect to any audio sinks. I've tried with two separate speakers that I can pair with just fine on iOS, yet when I try, I get this error in blueman: Connection ...
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Headphones no longer detected in 16.04

When using Ubuntu 15.10, my headphones were auto-detected properly. Since upgrading to 16.04, that is no longer the case. I can force output to them using either pavucontrol or ...
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Hotkeys to Switch Between Sound Devices

As the title suggests, is there any way to map hotkeys to switch where the audio is being routed to? I want to be able to do ctrl + page up to switch to a USB sound card, and ctrl + page down to ...
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ALC892 Low sound issue fixed with changing alsa config, why does it work?

I updated to 14.04. My sound immediately transitioned from being normal to sounding extremely quiet, sounding like it was at 5% of max volume, though all my volumes were set properly. I tried lots ...
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Automatic logouts on startup 16.04

Just installed 16.04 two days ago and it is giving me some very annoying problems on start up. Every time Ubuntu starts, a logout is triggered by closing any window for the first time, either through ...
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How can I get the microphone to work on a Macbook Air 1237 on Ubuntu 14.04 (32 bit)

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Air and am really happy with how it runs. I have even got the internal wifi working and the sound outputs work fine, I can even connect to Airtunes. However ...
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play audio through bluetooth speakers in 12.04 using CLI

I have gone through the whole gamut of trials with setting up playing audio through bluetooth and have not been able to make it work reliably (i.e., got it to work one time, and has not worked after ...
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No sound on Headset if i boot with headeset plugged in and other sound issues. Ubuntu 16.04

My headset has no sound if i boot with the headset plugged in. Which is resolved by first unplugging the headset and then plugging it back in. Furthermore my Laptop sometimes refuses to detect the ...
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How to install microphone for skype in Ubuntu 14.04,Unavailable microphone on Sound settings!

Please help me to trouble shoot the issue. getting output after: $ lspci | grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller ...
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No HDMI sound output - nexus 7 ubuntu touch multirom

I have Ubuntu touch stable channel on my nexus 7 using multirom. If I boot into Android, sound works fine over HDMI. But booting into Ubuntu, sound doesn't come out. Does anyone know if this is a ...
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Ts3/Mumble distorted output or high pitched input

I have an condenser microphone connected to a Steinberg UR22 audio interface. Whenever i connect to an Teamspeak/Mumble Server all my sound output(including outside TS) gets heavily distorted. I can ...
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No sound on fresh install (15.10 Wily)… upgraded to (16.04 Xenial) still no sound

Just finished installing Ubuntu on this old All-In-One Dell (Inspiron One 19) and there is no sound coming from it, although there are signs that suggest it should have sound (volume controls exist). ...
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My jack doesn't work on Ubuntu 15.04

I have an Asus K555UB laptop, and I installed Ubuntu 15.04 on it, but when I plug in my 3.5mm headset jack, the headphones do not work, and the speakers stil give sound. I tried something, changed ...
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My sound stopped working today, how can I fix it?

This seems to be a problem with pulseaudio. I was logged in over VNC on my phone and started playing a video this caused X to crash (as sometimes happens). I restarted and suddenly the sound doesn't ...
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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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Bluetooth Broadcom BCM20702 does not load firmware (driver issue) - 14.04

I am able to establish a connection between a Bluetooth ear-piece and the Bluetooth controller in the PC. The problem is that the O/S does not provide an option to send audio output to the Bluetooth ...
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Using HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station

I have a Dell Latitude combined with a docking station. On Ubuntu 14.04 LTS I was able to choose a HDMI/DisplayPort device in the sound settings playing the sound via the monitor speakers. After ...
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Earphones not working [SOLVED]

This is my first time using Ubuntu and my very first question here. Everything is well so far, I am really enjoying it. I only have one problem: I can't get my earphones to work. My laptop is an ...
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messed with my audio settings and now I can't record sound while recording my monitor

I'm need to record a program that has sound to put together training material for work, so I decided to download SimpleScreenRecorder for the job. I was able to record video seamlessly but the audio ...
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How to normalize sound in mp3 files

I am looking for a way to normalize the sound in MANY MP3 files I have. Some have low sound, while others are louder so I have to turn the volume up or down depending on the song. What ways are there ...
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Virtualbox - how to route sound from Ubuntu host to Windows guest?

Is it possible to route my audio output from my Ubuntu Host to my Windows 7 Guest in Viurtualbox? So it appears as a line input? I'm thinking of connecting windows to my PulseAudio server, but as far ...
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Fan Control - Toshiba Satellite e45DW -c4210

Fans constantly running and making a ton of noise, I tried doing sensor-detect and got this at the end: Sorry, no sensors were detected. This is relatively common on laptops, where thermal management ...
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How do I fix this PulseAudio server crash without rebooting?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, the audio server encounters occasional crashes, so that I'm forced to reboot the system in order to have it play audio. Alsamixer looks ok, nothing is muted. Moreover, I tried ...
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Bluetooth Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 Xenial Xerus in Asus F553MA

Good Evening everyone, Today I tried to configure my audio bluetooth device after the PC pairing and device, finding a problem with the audio that transmits the PC. Some time ago I had Windows 10 ...
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Headphones randomly turn off and music dies

I have been experiencing a strange problem with my Nokia BH-503 Bluetooth Headset. I will be listening to music or watching YouTube or something and Randomly the audio will just cut out and all videos ...
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ThinkPad L460 + Ubuntu 16.04 startup noise

There are annoying hissing sound during start up. This happens only during start up and the speaker works just fine after that. Does anyone have any experience with this or can provide me some hints ...
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Nvidia HDMI sound is not working, cant update ALSA driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop PC. My graphics Card is 780GTX, it is recognized and works. I updated to the 361 nvidia binaries driver. But the sound over HDMI doesnt work. The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 changes sound device after suspend, how to fix?

So my setup currently is using a monitor plugged into my laptop via HDMI and using the speakers in that for audio not the inbuilt laptop ones. When the machine boots it uses HDMI by default, but I ...
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How to enable 5.1 channel playback on a Realtek ALC887-VD chip?

I have an ASUS F2A55-M LE board which includes a Realtek ALC887-VD chip. Stereo audio playback works just fine but I have a 5.1 speaker set that I would like to use. I am able to achieve full surround ...
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Sound problem in Kubuntu Cubeutils + Youtube on Firefox

On Kubuntu 16.04 when listening Youtube randomly when I set audio volume to maximum it will (depends od Youtube video) automatically change volume on system audio on Audio settings (CubeUtils). ...
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I screwed up! Sound didn't work tried to fix… lost a large amount of my system settings

I was following this guide, attempting to make my bluetooth headphones work: http://itsfoss.com/fix-sound-ubuntu-1304-quick-tip/ and then my system settings (mostly) disappeared! I followed the 1st ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 speakers get muted after 10 minutes

I have Kubuntu 15.10 with plasma KDE. Everything was working well, and at some point (I really tried hard to find out what exactly caused the problem) the speakers started getting muted. After the ...
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Hot Corners Musical Sequence Command Script

I am writing a script which uses hot corners to play specific musical notes when hovering in corners, and depending on the musical sequence to execute a specific command. The script is called with ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Cannot Use USB Audio: fwupd Bug

In 15.10, both internal Intel and external USB audio were working. After upgrading to 16.04, USB audio has stopped working but Intel remains functional. Any ideas? The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Ubuntu doesn't give the correct keycodes for some media keys

I've just installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my ThinkPad T450s and for some reason the media keys for volume and screen brightness are not giving any keycodes or keysyms (ie. XF86AudioRaiseVolume). But all the ...
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Sound playing through speaker and headphones

I have an Asus ROG G752VY dual booted with win 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 Everything works fine in windows. Switching to Ubuntu the speakers work fine but as soon as I plug in the headphones nothing worked. ...
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Sound, login, desktop, etc are all broken. Should I reinstall Ubuntu?

I'm using ubuntu 14.04 with unity. It seems I installed something and then turn off pc like always. Today I started ubuntu and the system froze just before the login screen. I did everything I could ...
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Screen always hangs when I try recording my screen with kazam

I have been trying to do some video recording using kazam screen recorder but my laptop screen always hangs and play and keep doing the same thing. At the end the video will be playing but the sound ...
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Shifting Ubuntu HDD to new PC

I have a relatively very old PC: Compaq m2000 (Intel Celeron M 360 ) with just 256 MB of RAM. I was thinking of installing Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on a portable drive on a newer PC and then using it on this ...
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No audio in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS with VirtualBox 5.0.20

I have been breaking my head on this for a day and a half now. I am running VirtualBox 5.0.20 r106931 in Windows 8.1. My Guest system is Lubuntu 16.04 LTS, and I have successfully installed the ...
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No Audio on Lubuntu [booted alongside Windows]

I have installed Lubuntu 14.04 LTS in Virtual Box on my Windows 7 desktop. Amd Sempron (TM) 145 Processor 1GB DDR2 800 MHz PC 6400 of total 4GB of system RAM Audio adapter ICH-Intel ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts can't login after reinstall

i need help.i have dual boot on my laptop, windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04.one day, my Ubuntu system crash.then i reinstall Ubuntu 14.04.after that i can't login my Ubuntu.i think it's because my home ...
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Turtle Beach X12 HeadSet Mic Not Working?

I did a lot of research, I had not luck. I can hear audio in my headset, but the mic is not detected. Here is my set up: Ubuntu 12.04 (64-BIT/x64) LTS Intel Celeron Processor (Dual-core) Realtek ...
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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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Bluetooth audio doesn't work - Ubuntu Gnome

I'm having problems regarding a bluetooth speaker. It does connect with the system, in the bluetooth setting I can see that the device is connected, but I can not see the option to select external ...
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No Dash search, choppy video playback on 16.04?

This is SOLVED. I have an old XP. I had no Dash search, it simply would not unfurl. Sound was choppy making videos useless unless I opened new tabs to mask them. Months of scouring Ubuntu for the ...
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Problems with Audio device - Ubuntu 16.04

Okay I think I need some help with my on-board audio device and Ubuntu 16.04. My on-board Audio device according to sudo lspci is: *Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't see my external usb audio interface

I have the Audient iD14 audio interface, and I was able to get it to work with Ubuntu 14. However, when I did a fresh new install of Ubuntu 16.04, it wouldn't even list it in the sound devices. The ...
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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...