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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Bluetooth speakers in Ubuntu 14.04

I have successfully paired Microboom bluetooth speaker to Ubuntu Laptop, using Blueman 1.23. However, even when connection is ON, I do not see the Microboom speaker in Sound settings to direct audio ...
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miniDSP usbstreamer b and Ubuntu?

Has anyone had success streaming music via a miniDSP usbstreamer b unit? I'm attempting to cut out an extraneous digital->analogue conversion in my laptop-powered stereo system. The usbstreamer b ...
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16.04 Can't use bluetooth A2DP headphones, pairs but does not connect. Logs inside

First of, I have tried following both of these: https://vilimpoc.org/blog/2016/04/30/ubuntu-16-04-bluetooth-speakers/ and PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04 When I try to connect my ...
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bug @sound menu sound effect

On this menu After ticking the MUTE, we are unable to release the tick unless you click on the scroll bar volume line on the left. looks like a menu control bug that needs to register under user ...
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Ubuntu thinks my Audient iD14 audio interface is Analogue Surround 4.0 when it's actually stereo. Is there any way to fix this?

I'm using an external Audient iD14 audio interface with a Windows 10 and Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot system. I mainly use Windows for FL Studio and the Adobe Creative Suite, but I like to mess around with ...
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Ubuntu sound volume is 40% lower than in Windows

I have 2x 2.1 speakers connected to the computer where I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. On the software side I've set all the volume controls to 100% with the alsamixer program. The speakers have ...
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Bluetooth audio sync 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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When playing mkv movie by vlc media player, sometimes I only get the video not the audio

I have VLC media player installed on Ubuntu 14.04 64 bit. The problem is when I play movies that are in .mkv format using VLC it sometimes cannot play the sound of the movie and I only see the video. ...
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I hear noise from microphone in my headphones

I can hear my mic through my headphones whenever I talk and it's annoying. Does anyone know how to stop this?
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Microphone not working correctly on Lenovo B50

I have just installed Ubuntu 15.10 on a brand new Lenovo B50. Everything works fine except for the built-in microphone. I found a partial solution here: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=...
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Creative Sound Blaster Z not working under Ubuntu 14.10

I have a Creative Sound Blaster Z and am running Ubuntu 14.10. I have been searching for quite a while about the problem with the Creative Sound Blaster Z not working under the 64-bit Linux Kernel. ...
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Can I downmix stereo audio to mono?

I have one speaker next to my computer which I use mostly as a headphone amplifier. On occasion I need to use it as a loudspeaker. Is it possible to quickly change the audio output from stereo to mono,...
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Converting from mp4 to Xvid avi using avconv?

I normally use avidemux to convert mp4s to Xvid AVI for my Philips Streamium SLM5500. Normally I select MPEG-4 ASP (Xvid) at Two Pass with an average bitrate f 1500kb/s for video and AC3 (lav) audio ...
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connection to pulse audio failed lubuntu 16.04

Im kind of new to lubuntu 16.04 Computer model P755 S5120 Toshiba After an update im getting error saying connection to pulse audio failed Volume works correctly from computer speakers but since ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each reboot....
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Headset bluetooth scanned as unknown on Ubuntu 14.04

I got bluetooth headset some days ago and since then I've tried to pair it with my notebook that contains Ubuntu 14.04 installed on it, but it hasn't worked so far. In order to pair it I tried blueman ...
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No HDMI sound on Nvidia card on Ubuntu but no problem winth windows

Tested Mint 17,ubuntu 14LTS,kubuntu 16LTS,currently on ubuntu 16LTS. Nvidia driver installed. Checked alsamixer for muted device & unmuted them. pavucontrol shows all HDMI output unplugged. In ...
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Background static when sending audio to stereo receiver via bluetooth

I'm running xubuntu on my HP laptop. I have a bluetooth stereo receiver, and I use my laptop to send audio to the receiver from my laptop via bluetooth. When I do this, there is a constant static ...
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Laptop speakers make noise when audio jack is plugged in

I'm using a Lenovo Ideapad y410p with Ubuntu 14.04, and when I plug in headphones to my computer, the laptop speakers emit a loud, high pitched hum. I've fixed the issue and just made this thread to ...
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no sound after suspend/resume

I have no audio on lubuntu 12.04 after resuming from suspend. I tried sudo alsa force-reload to no avail. Sound works after reboot. Please help.
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Ubuntu 16.04 sound menu - Unable to select 2.0 output in Asus Xonar DS

In "Analog Output" option, it's not possible to select 2.0 output for stereo speakers, only 4.0, 5.1 or 7.1. Now there is a new "Headphones" option for the same sound card in sound menu which provides ...
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Bad sound on headphones if i don't press mic button [closed]

I've just bought this headphones: www.amazon.com They have a mic button so you can talk when attached to a mobile. If I use the headphones in a mobile (I've just tested Samsung S3 and S1) it works ...
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Sound not working after installing Ubuntu

I just switched from Windows to Ubuntu and since then my sound doesn’t work. I have an Acer Aspire 5935g and I have tried everything the Internet has recommended. It seems to have the cards but I’...
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My sound stop working in Ubuntu 16.04

My sound stopped working few days ago and for what I could see online it seems to be the problem that many people have with Ubuntu 16.04. I don't have any clue of what could have caused that. My ...
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Sound will not default to s/pdif (DVI-to-HDMI) without unplugging headphone jack

I have recently installed Lubuntu 16.04 on my HTPC and it has an Asus M3A78-EM motherboard and a nVidia 9500 GT videocard. I have a 3.5mm audio cable running from the motherboard audio out to the TV, ...
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Unable to use Speech recognition module in Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to use speech_recognition module in python 2.7, everytime when I import speech_recognition I get the following errors: $ sudo python2.7 -m speech_recognition [sudo] password for ...
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I can't use Ubuntu Software Center [on hold]

I am an enough expert windows user and now have made decision to move to linux as I no longer feeling comfortable on windows. The main reason is windows is slower and it takes up to 40-45% of my ram ...
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Sound only out of internal speakers, never headphones (Alienware laptop, Ubuntu 15.10)

Alienware 17 r3 laptop, internal speakers work fine, headphone jack(s) seem to be ignored, so I can't get sound to an external speaker. (The Alienware has a second "microphone" jack, which apparently ...
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How do I use emerge to install zynaddsubfx presets?

I found a script on the internet for installing zynaddsubfx presets but when I tried to use it on the command line I wasn't able to run it. Here is where I get stuck: emerge -s zynaddsubfx. This is ...
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Can't install the X-Fi driver from the Creative site

Because I can't adjust the bass/treble levels through alsamixer I tried installing the drivers for my X-Fi Titanium Pro card from the creative website. The Readme file tells me to just execute make ...
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Analog headset Intel PCH ALSA suddenly mono

On a MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) with i7-2677M and the Cirrus 4206BCNZ audio controller on Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME 4.4.0-24-generic: Suddenly occuring problems after no apparent change: Analog ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Recording from the output port of an Alesis DM6 drums to the headphone/mic input of an HDA Intel PCH onboard sound card

I am trying to record the sound of my eletronic drums Alesis DM6, which has an output port(jack connection), connecting it to the headphone/mic input from my laptop, which has an HDA Intel PCH onboard ...
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Jabra UC VOICE 750 mono and Ubuntu 14.04

My workplace is starting to use Horizon Air for access to virtual desktops. I run UBUNTU 14.04 and have a Jabra UC VOICE 750 mono headset (my company uses Skype for Business). When I connect the ...
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usb audio interface not recognized by alsa

after reading a lot of recommendations I finally bought a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and installed ubuntu studio. I am running unbuntu 14.04 on a amd64 desktop. $ uname -rvi 3.13.0-46-generic #76-Ubuntu ...
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Loud clicking sound from audio

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Inspiron, everything has been working fine for about 18 months. Suddenly this morning, there is a loud and repetitive clicking sound coming from the headphones and/...
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Sound stopped working. Can't find the reason why and how to fix it

The Headline sums it up perfectly, the audio stopped working suddenly. My system detects the soundcard as usual. I already restarted several times, i even hear the sound when the starting screen ...
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Problem with audio over HDMI

I am running Ubuntu 16.04 and I am having issues with audio over HDMI. At first most applications worked fine but Google Chrome didn't output any audio. This was annoying but I could always use ...
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How to install Realtek Sound Driver in Ubuntu 15.04? [on hold]

I have any problem.I don't know how to install the realtek sound driver in Ubuntu 15.04.The output sound is very bad when I compare the ubuntu original sound and windows.So please tell me how to ...
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Audacity 2.05 Crashes Ubuntu 14.04

Hi Audacity is crashing after a few seconds; the cursor slows down noticeably and it then makes a buzzing noise, I hit stop, screen greys out and I have to force quit. The Audacity log reads; 19:53:...
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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No sound on laptop speakers on an Acer Aspire 6920

Computer: Acer Aspire 6920 Card: HDA Intel Chip: Realtek ALC889 My problem is that the laptop build-in speakers don't play any sound. When i plug in my headphones the sound works normally, the same ...
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Bluetooth device paired and connected (no sound)

I've got a Bluetooth headset which works great in both Windows 8 and Android 4.2 however on Ubuntu (13.10) it just doesn't seem to work. I installed Blueman, it paired and connected successfully when ...
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How does Ubuntu keep playing sounds through the TTY?

Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in. How can audio be channeled through a ...
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Bluetooth headset problem in Ubuntu (Ausdom m04 with bluetooth 4.0)

I have a bluetooth headset (Ausdom m04). At first, I couldn't set up the device as the laptop couldn't find the device. Then, after a couple of hours, I managed to connect it but there was no sound. ...
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bluetooth headset problem (Ausdom m04 with bluetooth 4.0)

I have a bluetooth headset (Ausdom m04). At first, I couldn't set up the device as the laptop couldn't find the device. Then, after a couple of hours, I managed to connect it but there was no sound. ...
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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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XPS 13 9350 (2016) suspend - sound issues

I own a Dell xps 13 9350 (2016) and from the beginning I had issues with suspend mode. When I would wake the machine up it would freeze and I have to reboot. I did a few system updates but then it ...
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Alsamixer automatically sets headphones volume at 0 after login

On two of my devices (both eee PCs) sound never works automatically. Eventually, I found the problem to be headphones volume being at 0 in Alsamixer. To solve the issue, I always have to run Alsamixer ...
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I hear clicks whenever the volume of some audio stream is adjusted

(Almost) whenever the volume of an audio stream is adjusted, I hear a clicking sound. As I am using an application that emits multiple streams and adjusts their volume frequently (and shall be able to ...
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Sound static in VLC Ubuntu 12.04

When I set the audio output module to Pulseaudio, Audio memory, or Open Sound System, the sound works sometimes, but usually is very staticy. If I switch to Alsa, the sound works fine, but if I pause ...