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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Digital Surround (HDMI) Output

I recently built a HTPC and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. It's a Shuttle XH61V with an onboard HDMI connection that I'm using to connect to the TV, which in turn connects to the speaker system (5.1). ...
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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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No sound in headphones after upgrade to 15.10

I have problem, that there is absolutely no sound from headphones. When I upgraded to 15.10 the sound worked, but suddenly it stopped after system update. I have ThinkPad T440s laptop. Thanks.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Automatically switch headphones/speakers

In the sound settings I have "Line-Out" (connected to speaker) and "Headphones" (front panel of my desktop) audio outputs. When I select "Headphones" I have sound in headphones and also sound in ...
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SPDIF auto gets unmuted

Starting an applications with audio un-mutes the master output. This only happens when i'm using coax S/PDIF out, not with analog or headphones. I'm on 15.10, but have experienced this on previous ...
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How to play sound before suspending laptop?

How do you configure Ubuntu 14.04 to play a short sound just before it suspends? I bought a laptop which I later found had no visible status LEDs when the lid was closed. On past laptops, I've had ...
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Distorted sound from headphone jack Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS

I am reaching out for a help to diagnose and to fix the problem I am having on my Ubuntu box. The OS: Linux 3.16.0-51-generic #69~14.04.1-Ubuntu x86_64 GNU/Linux Desktop with default Unity Desktop ...
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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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No sound in Chrome browser on Ubuntu 15.04

There are various suggestions for how to fix this but they mostly involve installing or restarting pavu or alsa. The problem is sound works fine in Firefox and all my programmes except Google Chrome. ...
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Audio driver issue with Windows dual boot

Hello everybody, I recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 dual boot on my existing Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit) Samsung laptop.The lap uses Realtek Audio Drivers. The audio (both ...
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Audio sharing in Teamviewer

I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Desktop. I have Teamviewer installed in it, the latest version for Linux. I also have the latest version of Teamviewer installed on my HP Laptop running on Windows 8. I ...
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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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pulseaudio recording feedback

When I rebuild pulseaudio (need to create a plugin) I have a bad speaker.monitor. It added null samples after each stop of a aplay command? Then the microphone are not anymore synchonous. I did not ...
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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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html5 audio won't play 14.04

I have been unable to hear anything in any html5 player, and it started today. My sound card works fine, and it even says that Youtube or some other HTML5 player is playing audio, but I cannot hear ...
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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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How do I have a long custom startup sound play completely?

I changed the default startup sound to one that I wanted. However, the song is longer than a few seconds, and only a few seconds of the custom sound play on startup. Is there a way to have the whole ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 15.10

I can't get the computer to play sound. Using headphones I can hear some sound and the test in sound setting works but I hear a lot of white noise. I am running Ubuntu 15.10 I have tried: to ...
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Headphones not working on Alienware 17R2

I have an alienware 17 r2 with Ubuntu 15.04 installed. I have most drivers working however I can't seem to get an audio from headphones when I plug them in. The sound always seems to play only with ...
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Convert stream video/x-ms-asf to audio and pipe it to stdin of sox

Short story I'm trying co convert something which seems to appear a video stream (to be precise it's a FM radio streamed to the internet via http://stream.polskieradio.pl/program3) of type ...
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VLC unable to open any files

What has happened to VLC. I think it updated when the kernel did recently and now it can't open anything: Your input can't be opened: VLC is unable to open the MRL The terminal gives: VLC media ...
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Audio not working after switching to Ubuntu 15.10

I have some audio problems in my netbook (Asus eeepc). I used to work with lubuntu 14.04 and audio was perfectly working after pulseaudio installation. I decided to change to Ubuntu Mate 15.10. After ...
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Why no alsa device for usb soundcard for vlc to use?

I have 14.04 nicely installed and running on an old mac mini. I want to wireless stream video around my home with a Kworld DVD Maker 2 USB video capture card and VLC, like I did nicely for years ...
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Recording of training video call

Ubuntu 15.04 (soon to be 15.10). we will be doing some video conferencing training calls soon and would like to record them. I believe this can be done using Pulse Audio Control and ...
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Webex : The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now

This question was asked already Here! but this question was asked for Ubuntu 11.04. and Currently i am running Ubuntu 14.04. So i can solve this audio issue ?
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Remember which audio device to use for which application?

I have a Python program which uses OpenAL for audio. I'd like the audio coming from that program to be heard from HDMI speakers, not built-in speakers. I can use Pavucontrol (Pulseaudio GUI) to ...
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How to play an embedded sound in a PDF on Ubuntu?

I've been trying to play the embedded sounds that are in a PDF document. I have tried installing the latest Adobe Reader released for Ubuntu and I also installed the Okular but none of these readers ...