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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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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Update making any/all emails sound notification

I am using BQ Aquaris 4.5. I updated my phone yesterday when prompted. I have a problem now. I use gmail, I only used to get notifications for emails coming into my "primary" tab. Now with the update ...
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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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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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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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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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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 mic isn't working in an Ubuntu 14.04.3 live session

Issue: Recently, I created a bootable, persistent usb with Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When I boot into a live session, (try Ubuntu feature) my usb mic (blue snowball) doesn't work. I can't get any sound ...
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How to resolve conflict between two aplay running at the same time

I use a lots of sounds in my shell-scripts, so it's not rare, when two or more scripts begin a conflict for audio channel. If one of my script already play sound and the other wants too, than it will ...
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Playing startup and shutdown sounds in Ubuntu Studio?

What steps should take place in order to do that?
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How do I simulate microphone input?

I want to, when in a skype call and gaming, use a soundboard to play sounds that can come in hilariously depending on what is happening. I already have this system in place, but it depends on a ...
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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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Pulseaudio per application volume for module-combine-sink

I have two stereo sound cards and I'd like to create virtual 4.0 sink to use 4-channel audio. I'm using following pulseaudio configuration: load-module module-alsa-sink sink_name=output1 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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How can I record audio in & mic in as 1 channel in Audacity?

I am trying to record my podcast, which I do using Google Hangouts & Audacity. I recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. In Windows I was using the software Virtual Cable ...
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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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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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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 to set 5.1 surround in the Sound Settings?

I have a logitech G35 headset which should allow even up to 7.1 dolby surround but the sound settings identify it as a stereo only device. I configured the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf by setting the ...
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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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Clementine does not play after update to Xenial

After the update, Clementine does not want to play music any more. A dialog with this error pops up (the bold font is added): GStreamer could not create the element: gsettingsaudiosink. Please ...
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Intel NUC No Sound - ubuntu 16.04

This problem seems to be fixed with these instructions for previous versions https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/UpgradingAlsa/DKMS Does anyone knows if .deb (amd64) file will be uploaded for ubuntu 16.04? ...
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Electronic hissing and squealing coming from Lenovo W520 speakers

I recently bought a refurbished Lenovo W520 and it was great at first, but has since developed a very annoying and somewhat concerning electrical hissing and squealing coming from the laptop's ...
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Sound Indicator integration help

I have been trying to add my application to the Sound Indicator menu in Unity for about a week now. The lack of documentation on the subject is honestly appalling. Any links I can find which claim to ...