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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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restore speakers / headphones option

When I plug my headphones in after upgrading to ubuntu 12.04, it no longer mutes by speakers,and I also do not have a headphones output as I did previously. I recall having to go into a conf file and ...
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Automatic Mute Speakers When Headphones are Unplugged

I listen to music almost any time I am on my computer. I often accidentally unplug my headphones. This has resulted in disturbing others around me. Does any one know of a way to mute the speakers (and ...
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Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in [closed]

I was rocking out to a crazy remix with my headphones plugged in, and someone sitting next to me informed me that the music was also coming out of my speakers. How do I make it so that when I plug ...
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1answer
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5.1 surround sound with three 3.5mm jacks

Having an issue with sound at the moment. I am trying to configure my 5.1 surround sound but it will only work on the Front left and Front right speakers. On the back of my motherboard I have 3x3.5mm ...
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Analog and digital audio output at the same time

My speakers use a digital input, but my headphones use an analog input. I have them both plugged in, and when I want to use the headphones I just turn off the speakers and switch on the headphones. ...
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1answer
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Ubuntu 13.10 laptop bluetooth not working properly [closed]

I have an issue with bluetooth on Ubuntu 13.10 and I have no idea where to start looking. I finally gave a cat /var/log/syslog | grep -i bluetooth and this is what I got (after a sudo service ...
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Ubuntu 12.10 Can't find my Creative Bluetooth Speaker (D200)

I hope someone can help. I'm fairly new to Ubuntu. I recently bought a bluetooth speaker (creative D200). When I search for bluetooth devices on my laptop (Gazelle Professional from System76. with ...
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Getting the PC speaker to beep

There has been much written on getting the beep sound from Ubuntu releases over the years. Example: fixing the beep My needs are slightly different in that I do not want to ensure sound card beeps ...
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2answers
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Subwoofer problem in HP Envy

I bought a HP ENVY 6-1060ss, it has 2 front speakers and a built-in subwoofer. I can't get the subwoofer to work. I have looked around for answers, and found quite a lot, but still, nothing works. I ...
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Speakers and headphones at the same time when using a DV6-2170

I am on a HP Pavilion DV6-2170US, running 32-bit Ubuntu 12.10. When I plug in my headphones the speakers AND the headphones play sound at the same time. The speakers should stop playing and send all ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 speakers making no sound after booting?

I get this weird issue when you boot a certain time into 13.04, the sound doesn't work. Restarting the computer fixes the sound and nothing seems to be wrong after that. Would this be considered a ...
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How do you test multiple speakers in Ubuntu distributions?

I need to test the output of all speakers in a 5.1 system that runs 10.04 and 12.04 Ubuntu? How do I do that?
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1answer
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How to disable headphone detection?

In Windows there is an option to disable auto detection of headphones so speakers won't auto mute but I am unable to find such option in Ubuntu. How can I activate such feature?
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1answer
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Sound from both speakers and headphones. Bug with Soundcard? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in I just wanted to listen some music on my Notebook (Ubuntu 11.10), so I connected Headphones, and ...
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1answer
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Bluetooth speaker: preferred mode “High fidelity playback” (A2DP) is not getting saved

I have a bluetooth speaker, Sony SRS-BTX300, which works in linux/ubuntu 13.04, but only after some fiddling. (Update Dec 2013: same problems remain in 13.10) I have to set the preferred bandwidth ...
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12.10, Only one speaker is working

It worked normal one day, but then I turned the computer on, and suddenly only one the left speaker works. Headphones work normally.
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1answer
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Mute sound on Headphone unplug?

Is there a way of muting sound from my computer everytime I unplug my headphones (Like a phone does) to stop sound then playing out of my speakers?
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1answer
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Sound issues after trying everything

I cannot get my sound working properly, no matter what I do, there's always some problem. It's very annoying as it's the only thing preventing me from making Ubuntu my main OS. At the moment my sound ...
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12.04 Speaker Static

Since upgrading to 12.04, I've been having issues with my speakers: They seem to be making an odd hissing noise (sort of like static) and they sound really tinny. Is anyone else having these ...
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Problem with skype and usb headset

I have a problem trying to use my Senheisser USB headset with Skype, if I set my default output in my Sound Preferences to use my USB headset I hear everything in my PC through them including Skype ...
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Popping noise from laptop speakers

Recently the speakers have suddenly started to make popping noises every few seconds, although it can pause for irregular amounts of time. The sound is like that of when you plug/unplug headphones ...
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Loud pop on shutdown/reboot

Everytime I shut my computer down or reboot it there is a very loud pop/crack from the speakers. It sounds dangerous, like they are going to blow up. Is there a way to automatically mute the volume on ...
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1answer
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How to switch between headphones and speakers manually from command line

What if I want to write a script that switches audio output? How can it be done under Ubuntu? (There is a related question on Ask Ubuntu: How to switch between headphones and speakers manually) Here ...
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Redirect speaker output to microphone

Can I redirect the output of the speakers to my microphone? I don't want to turn on the speakers. What I want to achieve is, say I'm doing a video chat and want the other person to listen to the ...
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2answers
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Laptop built-in speakers not working on an HP 625

After I did a fresh install of 11.10 but keeping my home folder which was used for 11.04, my laptop speakers didnt work anymore. Sound from analog headset still works, but would like to use my ...
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Headphone jack does not cut speakers in 12.04

When I connecting my headphones to laptop, the speakers is still working. Where is the problem?
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Sound coming from both headphones and speakers on Lenovo G460

I've installed Ubuntu 10.04 yesterday on Lenovo G460. I'm unable to fix this problem after lot of tries in changing model in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf to thinkpad/auto/lenovo and many things. ...
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3answers
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My laptop's speaker is popping after updating ubuntu 11.10

It's not the default alert sound. It's literally pops that happens 3 times in a row really fast. It didn't do this earlier today, but when I updated Ubuntu, the speakers started popping. It does it ...
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1answer
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Crackling and sound interruptions - speaker/headphone switching [closed]

Continuous crackling from moment Ubuntu starts up. When playing sound gives interruptions. I didn't experience any sound problem in Windows before I installed Ubuntu (ubuntu is great btw). ...
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I hear sound from microphone through built laptop speakers in 13.04. How to turn off?

I hear my echo from speakers. If I say something its looping and resonate. How to turn microfone sound output off? We don't have Hardware tab at Sound Settings in 13.04
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How to get speakers working in 10.04, when they are silent at any volume?

Recently I installed Ubuntu 10.04 64-bit in my Sony VAIO machine and I figure out that speakers are totally disabled. At first I thought that the volume was to low, but that wasn't the case. I even ...
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2answers
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Speakers make tiny crackle noise every second, then trackpad stops working on a Dell Studio XPS 1640

So for the past few days, an issue has arisen that can't be ignored anymore with Ubuntu 12.04 on my Dell Studio XPS 1640 laptop. I've had 12.04 installed on it for months with no problems until ...
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1answer
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Is it possible to use Ubuntu as speaker while playing music from a bluetooth-linked smartphone?

Is there a way to use the notebook as speaker for my smartphone? I linked them via Bluetooth and saw that the smartphone can be used as an input-Device for music and sound. You can see it here: My ...
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2answers
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Disable Increasing Speaker Volume (for Child)

My child always uses very high speaker (built in) volume in Ubuntu 12.04. How can I fix it to a certain lower level so that he can not increase the sound anymore?
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three internal speakers only two working

I've been working with ubuntu for awhile and I just purchased a new laptop. I dreaded having windows 8.1 so I decided to install ubuntu. My laptop has three built-in speakers (two normal speakers and ...
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1answer
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Unexpectedly lost speaker output. Headphone output works fine [closed]

Yesterday when I opened my laptop I noticed that I no longer had sound from the built-in speakers. I carefully checked settings in Sound Preferences, and then dropped to shell and looked in ...
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0answers
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Headset not muting speakers [duplicate]

Plugging in the headphones does not mute the laptops speakers, music does play out of the headphones but also continues to play out of the speakers as well. alsamixer's 'auto-mute mode' is already ...
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When I have headphones in my computer and I unplug them the sound (speakers) does not work

Sometimes I leave my headphones in my computer after shutting off my computer, when I come back to it I forget that my headphones are plugged in, which is fine, the strange part is if I unplug them ...
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1answer
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Cracking sound whenever I play a song

I successfully installed 12.04 on my computer which also has Windows 7. All works fine other than the songs that I try to play. Whether it be through VLC, Rhythmbox or Audacious player, I get a ...
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1answer
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Headphone and built in speaker working together in Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in If I connect my head phone to my laptop it doesn't stop my laptop built in speaker. Headphone works ...
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I got my z-5 Logitech speakers to work, but whenever I restart, I have to reconfigure them [closed]

This is the content of my alsa-base.conf file (for some reason, the entries preceded by # are bolded--anyway): # autoloader aliases install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0 install sound-slot-1 ...
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1answer
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How to play live microphone sound over speakers? [duplicate]

Is there a way I could enable live playback from microphone? It could use at karaoke or as a guitar amplifier.
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Sound plays from laptop speakers only even when headphones are connected

I'm using a Dell Vostro 1014 laptop with Ubuntu 11.10. From the time I had Ubuntu 9.04, sound comes from the laptop speakers only even when I plug in earphones or external speakers. Also, if an ...
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How do I redirect my audio output to USB speaker from laptop?

I am running ubuntu in Dell Inspiron . Previously when I used windows vista , my USB speakers (logitech) worked well . Now when I connect to ubuntu , it is not working. Any idea how to send the audio ...
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How to test your speaker?

I'm trying to use skype in ubuntu 11. But it fails. It seems something is wrong with my speak driver, how can i fix it? It's ok in Windows.
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1answer
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ubuntu 14.04 LTS is making a weird strange sound like radio frequency

I recently updated to ubuntu 14.04 LTS and I am having this issue ever since, a weird strange sound like radio frequency but this doesn't affect any other sound, I can still hear other sounds like ...
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Volume control not working on one account

I am getting sound out of my speakers but, the volume control is not working and in the sound settings there is nothing listed in play sound through and test sound is not working. I am only having ...
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I'm considering buying sound bar with bluetooth for my home theatre, can I pair my Ubuntu 14.04 system with the speakers?

I'm currently investigating purchasing this Sony HT-CT60BT 2.1 Channel Surround Soundbar and Subwoofer with Bluetooth/NFC Function. It seems a good purchase to go with my tv. However, I'm really ...
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Analog stereo out on speakers and headphones

this sounds like a pretty dumb question but how can I get audio output on headphones and speakers? My motherboard is GA-G41M-Combo and doesn't seem to have any digital audio out, but 3 miniplugs ...