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I had very similar problem. I completely removed skype and audio jacks, both input and output, started working normally. Apparently, whole problem was in my skype installation.
Try to disable the "automute" control that you see in Alsamixer: use right arrow arrow key to move to this control, then down arrow key to disable "automute": your speaker should now be independent from headphone jack, and only controlled by the "speaker" fader (mute it).
I think the problem has gone away now. At least it has not surfaced since last 5 restarts. It was solved by a combination of steps mentioned in the question and restarting at each step.
Here a manual solution to switch between Equalizor ON (with your favorite settings) and OFF: if [ "$(pulseaudio-equalizer status | grep "Equalizer status" | cut -d"[" -f2 | cut -d"]" -f1)" == "enabled" ]; then pulseaudio-equalizer disable else pulseaudio-equalizer enable fi Save as a file as a bash script, create a new panel starter to by able to ...
I had exactly the same issue. Apparently the Alienware 17 r3 is comparatively a new model coming out in late September last year so lots of driver issues exist. FAQ: Q.Wifi not working? A.Follow this link to fix Broadcom ath10k(killer wifi) wireless card. https://github.com/kvalo/ath10k-firmware/pull/3 (Note: Your kernel should be higher than the ubuntu ...
Open kernel module configuration for alsa sudo nano /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf Append this line options snd-hda-intel model=alienware Save, Exit then reboot Reference: Ubuntu Community Wiki: HdaIntelSoundHowto Alsa project: Available Models (link found on wiki page above)
Based on Takkat's comment and question pulseaudio module-switch-on-connect it finally works and when Bluetooth headset is connected, volume controls and sound switches to newly connected device, when disconnected it falls back to default device. Done by editing /etc/pulse/default.pa and adding these lines: load-module module-switch-on-connect ...
You can install the lowlatency kernel to achieve this type of performance. I use this kernel and the latency is so low I get realtime microphone feedback noise when the microphone is too loud without any echo, just straight-up high pitched noise like it is supposed to be. Run the following commands to install: sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install ...
Unless your hardware has a direct monitoring feature and can completely avoid processing the sound through software, there is going to be latency. It sounds like you are trying to do this on standard built-in audio hardware, which requires software processing to redirect audio, therefore no, there is no way to get rid of the latency.
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