Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers to audio signals not being correctly transfered or not at all via Bluetooth or 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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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu12 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existant static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shutdown and boot I often hear a loud blast from the speakers ...
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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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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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How to disable internal sound card in Ubuntu?

I'm a first time Ubuntu user as of today. I've installed on an old laptop of mine, a Compal FL90. I forgot until this new install that the internal sound card is faulty and makes a nasty high-pitch ...
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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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No sound in Lubuntu 14.04

I Installed Ubuntu in laptop and audio was fine but I changed replaced Unity with Lubuntu and now audio is not working. Can anybody help?
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 does not recognize sound card

Good afternoon everyone! I'm going to be objective in my problem. Before I was using Windows 8 on my notebok and ubuntu on the desktop. I decided to test the update 14.04 in the notebook, installed ...
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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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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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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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No audio while tab casting with Chromecast and Chromium

I just got my Chromecast and it rocks, but I can't seem to get it to play audio while tab-casting from Chromium. When using the direct cast options like youtube it works fine, and when I use other ...
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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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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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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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HP Envy 15 Speakers Partially Working (Beats Audio)

Anybody have all 5 speakers (front l+r,rear l+r and woofer) working? Currently only the front two (front l+r) are working. I'm running a fresh install of 12.10. Headphones work fine though. Doesn't ...
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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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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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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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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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avconv/ffmpeg - audio slowly drifts out of sync, original is in sync

Almost all of the instructions I've read about drifting audio sync is regarding live screen recording. I'm simply trying to truncate useless video from the end of a raw DV file in an effort to prepare ...
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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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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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Skype on one sound card, other sounds on second sound card

I need to be able to listen to Skype through headphones and other sounds through the speakers. I want to talk with a friend with a headset and listen to music through speakers at the same time. I have ...
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Any volume control applet for openbox?

Folks, Environment: Ubuntu 14.04 minimal + openbox. It is a development box. Audio is based on alsa. I love the lightweightness of openbox. I don't even use tint2 as I feel it doesn't add much ...
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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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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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All audio and video files play faster and have no sound

as the title says, all video and audio files, whether from youtube or some other web site or locally from my pc, play around 6x faster and there is no sound at all. I didn't preform any updates or ...
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USB sound card input (Xonar U7)

I have an Asus Xonar U7 usb sound card and it works except for the microphone input which isn't recognized at all by pulseaudio. The "Input" tab in the sound settings is completely empty. I've tried ...
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After upgrading to trusty, ALSA midi connection (aconnect) doesn't seem to work right

Previously in kubuntu 13.10 I was able to open vmpk or plug in a midi keyboard, and provided that TiMidity was running in server mode, I could run aconnect [keyboard port (129:0 for vmpk)] 14:0 ...
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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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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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Dell XPS 13 touchscreen not working, sound not working

All of a sudden the touchscreen on my laptop stopped working, and the sound does not recognise my headphones. I have not installed anything recently, just the usual, minor LTS updates. The ...
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Audio quality foobar2000 with Wine

I have been a long time Windows user and recently switched to Ubuntu. I have a good 200GB of FLAC files that I used to listen to with foobar. Foobar works really well using Wine, but is there any ...
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Can system event sounds be assigned in Ubuntu 14.04, rather than the default system sounds?

I was wondering if there is a way to use custom system event sounds in Ubuntu 14.04? The only settings available in the System Settings → Sounds tab is the default theme. If so, must this be ...
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Choppy Sound when using Dash - Ubuntu 14.04

When I am listening to music or watching youtube, the sounds become distorted at the moment I open the Unity Dash to search for something. Using headphones instead of the built-in speakers does not ...