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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Macbook pro volume keys not working

Macbook Pro 5,4 volume hot keys no longer change the volume. Numerous reboots, remapping of the keys in system settings, still not working. mute key works fine but volume up and down are not ...
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Switch between two 3.5 mm audio jacks

In my desktop computer, I have two audio jacks. One of these is connected to my speakers and one to my headphones. Windows allows me to set the output to use only either one of these jacks (they ...
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Prevent light-locker from setting volume to 100%

I'm on 14.04 with XFCE. When I lock the screen it appears to mute the system volume (or perhaps just mute anything from the locked session?). When I log back in the volume is reset to 100%. This ...
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Pulseaudio card-profile for Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

This is my first question here and I'm not quite sure what data to include for this question. Please ask me if you need me to provide more information. I recently got the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 ...
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu 12.04 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existent static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shut-down and boot I often hear a loud blast from the ...
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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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Change keyboard shorcuts? alsamixer

I use "master mono" for my audio. I like using the volume up and volume down buttons on my keyboard but they only change "master" not "master mono". Anyway to change this?
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PCI Soundcard to function

I've installed a PCI Soundcard, and it seems like Ubuntu is recognizing it, I'm able to see it in alsamixer but when I go into the Ubuntu sound settings I can't get any sound. I've tried a few ...
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Issues with CuteSpotify in Ubuntu Phone

I have recently bought an Ubuntu Phone (I am one of the few lucky ones with a BQ 4.5 Ubuntu editon) and I am finding some issues when using Spotify's unoficial client, Cutespotify. First of all, ...
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Headphone hiss after upgrade to 14.10

I upgraded from 13.10 to 14.10 and now I get a hissing sound on the left side whenever I use headphones (tried different headphones). The problem was not present (or at least not at a noticeable ...
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Why is `alsactl store` not enough to persist sound levels?

My sound levels in alsamixer, e.g. Mic boost are not saved after restarting. Many people tell to use sudo alsactl store to save those levels, but that has never worked for me in any machine I own. ...
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Audio flicking at back port

In my Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit system, whenever I connect speaker at back audio port of my system the audio is flicker(in case when volume is 100% of both system volume and application volume that playing ...
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New install of Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) - 3 audio devices, no sound

I'm brand new to Ubuntu. Just installed Ubuntu 14.04 (trusty) on my old Abit KN8 SLI. Everything works except sound. I went through all the troubleshooting steps here and it still doesn't work: ...
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XUbuntu 14.04 - Logitech Mini Boombox Speaker Fails to Connect/stream sound over bluetooth

Installed Xubuntu 14.04 today and again unable to get Logitech Mini Boombox to connect via bluetooth in Linux. I have had the same problem in different versions of Linux distro's and and have tried ...
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How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
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Pulseaudio fails to run after disconnecting HDMI cable

After using a HDMI cable I lose the ability to control sound setting. The sound still works (I can play music or even watch videos and listen to them), but the speaker indicator is gone and I cannot ...
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Custom keyboard shortcut not working

I want a keyboard shortcut to mute my system microphones unless I'm on a conference call or something and WANT it to be on. It wouldn't be ideal - I wish it were system wide with an indicator with a ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 not detecting internal mic

I just upgraded to 13.10 from 13.04, where my internal microphone worked fine. However, I cannot get my internal mic to work now that I have upgraded. I use an Acer Aspire One 722 netbook. This ...
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Problems with digital input of ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard

I've got an ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard and want to use it on Ubuntu 12.04 Server. It's going to be a capture device only. It's used in a small free radio station. I want to use two analog inputs to ...
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Enable IDT High Definition Audio Codec hardware enhanced sound

I brought a new HP pavilion 6g 2301ek laptop and among the driver problems I encountered (which I couldn't solve) is the IDT hardware enhancement. On Windows, using the generic sound driver, the sound ...
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Subwoofer and surrounds don't work with a VIA2020 sound chipset

I'm new to linux, and Ubuntu 13.04 is the first Linux I try... This OS is awsome, I love it, but for some reason I have a problem with my sound card. I am using Asrock's Extreme3 X58 chipset with ...
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HDMI audio not working on hybrid graphics

I have an HP Pavilion dv6 laptop with Intel Sandybridge HD3000 / Ati Radeon 6490M switchable graphics. I am not very experienced in Ubuntu or Linux in general but I have installed 13.04 64bit, because ...
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Unclear Sound on Ubuntu

I own an Asus K55vm running ubuntu 13.04 with updated alsa and pulseaudio. The sound on my laptop is clearly unclear at 100% volume on all applications. The sound was clear on windows. I think it uses ...
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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Macbook Air 1,1 - no sound (speakers + microphone) - headphone OK

I ran lspci | grep Audio and got: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) I've searched the forums and added the following line to alsa.conf # ...
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Sound indicator broken after 12.10 update (shows 3 dashes), sound settings shows no devices

Im using Ubuntu 12.10 and my sound has worked great so far. After installing an update I get the same problem described here (Sound broken after installing updates - no hardware present, but some ...
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Fuzzy audio when Skype makes sound

I am having trouble getting my sound to work properly in Skype. Every time Skype makes noise, all of my audio goes crackly, including anything else that's coming from other programs, even when the ...
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How to record a screencast with audio in gnome shell

I'm trying to change my configuration so that the default alt + ctrl + shift + r also records audio. I've used this code: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.recorder pipeline "queue ! videorate ! vp8enc ...
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Why can't VLC see my webcam's microphone?

My goal is to stream my webcam over https. Any recommendations beyond webcam-server and cvlc are welcome. From VLC, I can say Media -> Open Capture Device and leave the video 4 linux 2 capture ...
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USB speaker not detected

I am connecting an USB speaker but it the speaker gets detected on USB buts gets rejected after a while. However it works in Fedora [ 9548.214066] usb 5-3: new full-speed USB device number 19 using ...
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If I put the volume under +- 40%, the sound stops

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on an Asus laptop. The sound is working. But whenever I try to adjust the volume, if I ever dare to put it under +- 40%, the sound violently shuts down. It's working again if I ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 Headphone not detected

I have exactly the same problem : No headphones audio in Alienware 15 laptop I also have an Alienware 15. Everything works great with Ubuntu 15.04 ... Except wifi and headphone ... There is no sound ...
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In Ubuntu 15.04 the sound settings no longer work as they did in 13.04

I have no idea what is going on but my sound settings now no longer work properly in 15.04. I firstly upgraded to 14.04 and then to 15.04. Before I had sound control buttons on the very top status ...
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Audio through iec958 super quiet

I've tried a lot of things I can find, but nothing helps. Problem in Ubuntu 14.04: Audio plays fine through HDMI, but not through s/pdif. When I unlock and raise the left front or right front ...
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alsamixer can see microphone, but pulseaudio doesn't

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Pixel LS laptop with a patched kernel (https://github.com/tsowell/linux-samus). Problem is - pulseaudio (pavucontrol) doesn't recognize the microphone. If I run ...
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Realtek HD Audio Driver failed to build

I have Ubuntu 15.04 x64 running on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H with Realtek ALC898. The audio works mostly out of the box and the device is detected as my card1 (card0 is IntelHDA). The problem I'm having ...
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ubuntu 14.04 headphones not even recognize by alsamixer

I've tried many ways to solve this problem and none of them seem to work for me: I've tried modifying this file following another topic: cd /usr/share/pulseaudio/alsa-mixer/paths/ sudo cp ...
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How to make speaking clock ( via cron and festival tts) work while playing music

I switched to linux since last 11 months,I am on ubuntu 15.04, I have learned to use cron for various tasks. I use Cron to announce time via festival tts(using mbrolla voice) hourly. This is the ...
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How can I forward the audio output of my Ubuntu desktop to another (Debian) machine?

(Full disclosure: I've asked a question on the Pi side of this process over on the Pi StackExchange.) I have a Raspberry Pi (with OSMC, so practically Debian) that I want to leave on permanently, and ...
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no sound in system and alsamixer says :“The sound device does not have any control”

I m facing sound problem. There is no sound in my system.When I looked for alsamixer, there it says :"The sound device does not have any control". But if I connect it to external speaker its works ...
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14.04 bluetooth headset won't save a2dp setting

Since updating to ubuntu 14.04, every time my bluetooth device goes idle or I turn it off then back on, it defaults to the Telephony setting and I cannot get it to default to a2dp. I have searched ...
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Asus Xonar DGX recognized but no sound

I have a dual boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have a ASUS Xonar DGX. There's no sound in Ubuntu but it works correctly in Windows. I've looked at some of the other threads and ...
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HDMI Audio Card Not Recognized in Ubuntu 14.10. How to fix?

I have an issue similar to this but no solution I can find anywhere has been any help. Ubuntu refuses to output audio via HDMI Anyone have any suggestions This exactly: I have my PC hooked up ...
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No Sound through Chrome Ubuntu 14.10

So I've just installed Ubuntu 14.1 on my laptop. Sound Won't play through Chrome, but will happily play normally through system sounds and Firefox. Sound settings don't even detect chrome as an ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PulseAudio recognising it as an capture source. Here are some facts and hopefully one of you experienced this ...
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xrandr lists audio (over HDMI) but aplay doesn't

I'm on 14.04 and trying to get sound over displayport -> HDMI -> TV on my Dell Optiplex 780 with Intel GMA4500 graphics. The issue is not (yet) displayport -> HDMI which seems to be adapter dependent ...
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Xonar u7 no headphones?

I've just bought the Asus Xonar u7 USB audio card. I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 and it worked fine out of the box with the speakers, but when I switch to headphones (from the knob on the card itself) the ...
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No option for 5.1 Surround through HDMI even with successful speaker-test

I recently set up a new HTPC on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the only option for audio (that works) is HDMI / DisplayPort but there is no dropdown box for 5.1 surround sound. I did a lot of digging and after ...
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How to use ubuntu as a bluetooth headset to the mobile phone?

I know how to connect bluetooth headset to Ubuntu, so I can e.g. speak with Skype remotely. Now I have the opposite question: How to turn Ubuntu into a sophisticated headset, that can record both ...