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Set default sound device output [duplicate]

I own a pair of usb powered speakers, and I am having trouble finding how to set the usb speakers as the default output. I found the setting where you can switch the outputs but no where to asssign a ...
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analog audio output card not seen. audio card bcm2835 ALSA [duplicate]

I'm on Ubuntu 16.04 and my monitor has no speakers and the audio won't play out of the headphones I have connected I've tried pulse audio and sound settings. I'm not sure my audio card is being seen. ...
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WINE discard alsamixer settings, uses screen as speakers [duplicate]

As I run programs in wine-1.6.2 my screen speakers will be used as default. The default, as changed via alsamixer, is to disable the screen speakers and allow all other sound to flow freely (auto mute:...
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How to change pulseaudio sink with “pacmd set-default-sink” during playback?

I need to switch the pulseaudio server of a currently playing audio stream. Pulseaudio server is set up with IP 192.168.1.105 $>cat /etc/pulse/default.pa ... load-module module-esound-protocol-...
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Play sound through two or more outputs/devices

I think this is a pretty simple concept. I have one sound card and one pair of bluetooth headphones. I want to play my audio through both my sound card and my bluetooth headphones. I believe ...
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Shortcut to switch between Analog Stereo output & HDMI audio output

To switch to HDMI audio output (of monitor) and back to normal audio output from system audio jack (for headphones, as my monitor doesn't have audio out), I find myself opening up sound preferences ...
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Change default sound device

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 my sound stopped working. I eventually figured out that Ubuntu had selected the HDMI sound device instead of my analogue speakers. I switched to the correct device and ...
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Connect to bluetooth device from command line

Background: I'm using my bluetooth headset as audio output. I managed to get it working by the long list of instructions on BluetoothHeadset community documentation, and I have automated the process ...
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How to change volume of pulseaudio playback apps and streams that aren't currently in use?

I can change sound volumes with "gnome-volume-control ". But there are listed only playback-apps / -streams that are currently in use: In ~/.config/pulse/ I found *-stream-volumes.tdb and *-device-...
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How can I change audio output to HDMI from command line?

Backstory This thread suggests pacmd list-sinks and switching to a different sink with pacmd set-default-sink "SINKNAME", but my laptop only appears to have 1 sink, so that didn't help me. This ...
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Is it possible to automatically switch to HDMI sound output? 13.04

I've seen a few similar questions however couldn't find a solution and they were all a few years old. When I plug my laptop into the TV HDMI port I have to manually go through the sound options and ...
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Configuring HDMI Audio via command line

I'm looking for a way to configure HDMI audio output via the command line using pulseaudio. I was able to get it running by using pavucontrol and changing it in the configuration tab, but I need a way ...
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How do I set a pulseaudio card profile persistently across reboots

I'm trying to set up pulseaudio's card profiles, and I've gotten profile switching to work using pactl set-card-profile, but so far when the machine reboots, the audio profile reverts back to the ...
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How do you switch the audio out from the speakers to a USB speaker from the command line?

I know how to switch the audio out device using the speaker menu item, but how does one do this from the command line? I'd like to write some shell scripts around this functionality.
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SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB on Lubuntu

I'm having trouble after installing Lubuntu-desktop on top of a Ubuntu Server (64 bit). The problem is that I cannot get my X-Fi external USB soundcard to work without horrible hacks, and even then ...

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