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PulseAudio Volume Control (pavucontrol) is a simple GTK based volume control tool ("mixer") for the PulseAudio sound server.

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Ubuntu 18.04 recording problem: cannot record any audio

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and trying to record an audio. Though an audio file is being created, but it doesn't have any sound. I am using front panel port.
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Sounds are missing even though mixer shows signal. Speakers work while using live-usb or via graphic installer

Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa Asus T100TA x86 64bit Hi everyone, since I used my laptop with a HDMI, the speakers and the headphones stopped making sounds. I checked both alsamixer and pavucontrol but all ...
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Is it possible to force ALSA / pavucontrol to not let auto microphone gain be changed by video conference systems (Zoom, Google Meets,...)

i am on an Ubuntu 20.04 and my USB microphone works like a charm. Since one of the last updates Google Meets is automatically setting the Gain of the microphone to 100%, which leads to a very "...
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How to disable audio of only one HDMI / Displayport port?

I have two monitors connected via Displayport to different ports of the same GPU. I want to permanently disable audio of one monitor, and keep audio in the other one. Pavucontrol is very useful at ...
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Unable to get sound working. ubuntu 18.04

I have had this problem for a while now. I have looked around in many places for solutions. But none have worked. this is my ALSA information !!################################ !!ALSA Information ...
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Treat all sound from Ubuntu as a single source for balancing and volume control?

I am using pavucontrol to send my audio from one program to the right channel and the audio from another to the left channel. Specifically, I have VLC set to mono and sent to the right (or sometimes ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 alsamixer protocol error for Scarlet 6i6, and no sound

I get a protocol error message when I try to open my Scarlett 6i6 preamp, connected via USB, on Ubuntu 20.04. Works just fine on Ubuntu 18.04, on another computer. cannot load mixer controls: Protocol ...
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All Audio Outputs Listed as "unavailable", "unplugged" in pavucontrol. Dummy Output Listed in Audio Settings

I'm a new Linux user, Windows 10 refugee. Everything is working well except for audio in my Ubuntu installation. As the title says, in the audio settings, the only audio option is "Dummy Output&...
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Bluetooth Profile Switch on Ubuntu

I was wondering if anyone know a good way to switch a Bluetooth headset profile directly from the desktop tray ? I'm using Ubuntu 20.04 and the profiles to switch between are HSP/HFP and A2DP. As of ...
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Razer BlackShark V2 headset does not get sound, but is unmuted in alsamixer and pavucontrol

I have sound coming from my integrated speakers, but not in my headset. I've already tried alsamixer and pavucontrol and it's not working. I have a error message when I type pulseaudio in my terminal ...
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Microphone not showing up as input device in settings, only in pavucontrol

I have an audio interface, a UMC404HD, that I use both for my speakers and for my microphone. It's plugged in via USB cable. This used to work under Ubuntu 20.10. However something seems to have gone ...
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Internal Microphone not detected in ubuntu 20.04

I recently installed ubuntu 20.04. on my Acer Swift SF314-57. Ubuntu does not recognize my built in microphone. The microphone works just fine in Windows 10. I had problems with the sound card after ...
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Routing audio between headset and Behringer U-Control using pacmd

I've got a Behringer U-control USB device and I'm trying to learn pulseaudio / pacmd. The U-control has L/R input and L/R output (all RCA) plus digital, I don't need. I've worked out how to record ...
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A problem with headphones: the audio is reproduced both by speakers and headphones

At the beginning my headphones didn't work. In Settings/Sound the only output device is the pair of speakers. After having tried certain commands related to another question I have installed ...
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Internal microphone "Front Left" self adjusting to 100% (equal to front right ) from 0 leading to not recording my voice [Ubuntu 20.04, Lenovo 330]

My microphone is not working in ubuntu 20.04. I followed the tutorial https://itectec.com/ubuntu/ubuntu-ubuntu-20-04-lenovo-ideapad-microphone-not-working/ and have made changes as and when required. ...
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Weird problem: Pavucontrol vs. Alsamixer (Soundblaster Audigy RX Ubuntu 20.10)

I installed a Soundblaster Audigy RX card in my system: I opened the case, put in the Soundblaster, closed it again and booted the machine, directly entering BIOS and disabling the onboard sound ...
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Headset microphone not working on Ubuntu 20.10 with Realtek ALC289 codec

My headset speakers work perfectly when connected to laptop with a TRRS AUX cable. The microphone is detected but doesn't work. However, the laptop's internal microphone works perfectly well. AlsaInfo:...
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Microphone not working on HP pavilion x360

This is a problem I've scoured the internet for, but to no avail. I'm working with a Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on my HP Pavilion x360 Convertible 14-ba0xx. The issue is that my microphone doesn't seem to work. ...
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How can I record sound from both speakers and microphone in Kazam?

I am doing online demos and webinars and use Kazam to record them. How can I record both the sound from the speakers (videos I play or what the webinar attendees are saying) and microphone (what I say ...
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How to share screen in Skype with audio in Ubuntu 20.04?

How to share screen in Skype with audio in Ubuntu 20.04? Screen sharing works but system sound cannot be heard from other computer. How to fix it?
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No audio in Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS

There is no audio output from my earphone that is connected to the monitor. I tested the earphone with another laptop and it is working fine. I tried the following solution from similar questions but ...
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Sound profiles missing for Logitech G533 Wireless Headset on Ubuntu 20

I have the following setup: Thinkpad Laptop with Ubuntu 20 PC with Ubuntu 20 KVM Switch connected to PC and Laptop Logitech G533 wireless Headset connected to the KVM switch On my PC the headset is ...
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Cannot hear sounds on Ubuntu 18.04 anymore

The sound on my laptop was working fine till a recent update after which the sound just stopped working. My laptop is a Dell inspiron 15. I looked up similar questions and ended up installing ...
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Bluetooth headset automatically connects and then disconnects until explicitly connected

I have reinstalled pulsaudio, pavucontrol and also pulseaudio-module-bluetooth. But none of the solutions seem to work. I get the error pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused whenever I type ...
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Sound freezes when I plugin headphones. It will just work when I open pavucontol ->configuration-> off and then back to analog duplex

Sound in Ubuntu 18.04 freezes when I plugin headphones. It will just work when I open pavucontol ->configuration-> off and then back to analog duplex.It is the same other way round. As soon as the ...
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Hear music when open manually but when cron opens I don't

I just upgraded from 19.04 to 20.04. Now all of a sudden I find my audio gone haywire Issue: I have a USB audio adapter (Unitek Y-247A) which connects to a set of speakers. But when my cron opens any ...
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No sound with HDA-Intel

on a relatively old ASUS laptop, I initially replaced the original Windows Vista with Linux Mint 19.3 XFCE. However, since this was very tough, I have now switched to Xubuntu 18.04.4 LTS. As with ...
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Soundcard not detected by pulseaudio (but by alsa)

After upgrading from 18.04 > 20.04 my internal soundcard of my laptop is not proberly recognized by pulseaudio. Altough alsamixer is shwoing the card. Any hints? aplay -l **** Liste der Hardware-...
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Headset microphone not working on Ubuntu 20.04

When I'm speaking with my internal microphone and I connect my headset, it's not detecting the microphone on it. Thing that does not happen in Windows, also didn't happen in Ubuntu 18.04 Any ...
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Internal Microphone not detected in ubuntu 18.04

I recently installed ubuntu 18.04. on my Acer Swift SF314-57. Ubuntu does not recognize my built in microphone. The microphone works just fine in Windows 10. I had problems with the sound card after ...
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Splitting channels of one recording application to capture from two monitor sources in pulseaudio

I would like to have mixxx take input (e.g. aux1 and aux2) from two different monitor sources. I tell mixxx to use pulseaudio as input for both aux1 and aux2 but set channels 1-2 and 3-4 respectively....
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No sound via HDMI Ubuntu 19.10

I'm not getting any sound via HDMI. Video on HDMI and sound on Laptop speakers are working fine. The soundcard is recognized by alsa **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA ...
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Xubuntu: Pavucontrol doesn't show analog out but apps can play audio on it

Previously, everything was working as one would expect, all apps could play audio and all devices were listed and could be selected via pavucontrol, Xubuntu's "Volume Control" app. After trying (...
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No sound device in System settings -> sound

Hallo i have a problem with my sound under the latest ubuntu release. first there is no device in the system settings -> sound windows. second there is no loudspeaker icon in the top tray. third ...
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No sound - please help

please help. I have no sound and no loudspeaker icon on the top tight bar in Ubuntu. When I start 'pavucontrol' there is just a label "Establishing connection to Pulseaudio". What can I do?
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Huawei Matebook 13 - headphones always listed as disconnected

I have installed Ubuntu 19.04 on my Huawei Matebook 13 and got everything working except automatic switching between laptop speakers and headphones. When they are plugged in, audio is still coming out ...
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How can screen recording software record the call audio of both the local person (on the mic) and the remote person (on the speakers)?

I use SimpleScreenRecorder to record our group meetings from a Firefox screen of Jitsi. I use a USB headset and would like to record both the audio of what I say in my headset microphone and the audio ...
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Mic device not working on Ubuntu 18.04

I already installed pavucontrol and checked alsamixer for further verification, but I don't see an end to my problem. This is my Alsa Info I already reinstalled alsa-pulseaudio, and force-realod. ...
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When I hibernate, my computer no longer recognizes speakers, what should I do?

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 19.04 and have been experiencing sound issues. Everytime I hibernate my computer, it no longer recognizes my internal speakers. When I restart my computer, it ...
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Microphone no longer works on Firefox, how to revert settings of pavucontrol?

I messed up on pavucontrol and now my microphone doesn't work on Firefox (although it works with another non-root user account) so how can I revert settings back to their original state for what ...
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How to configure pavuncontrol

I am struggling with the configuration of pavucontrol. I think I did something to the settings when trying to get pulseaudio and alsa to play well together. This is what is what I did in /etc/pulse/...
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Get percent volume

I am trying to show the percent of my sound volume on my desktop. Using amixer get Master amixer: Unable to find simple control 'Master',0 pavucontrol works, but it causes the light for my webcam ...
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Problem with sound ,headphones

I recently installed 18.04,I know little about it.I hope to improve my current knowledge. I noticed after yesterday's update,headphones are not getting detected,But I'm able to hear from the speaker. ...
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Sound not working, pulseaudio is not working daemon cannot be killed because directory doesn't exist

So I am really stuck on what to do. I installed ubuntu following the instructions on http://www.jfwhome.com/2016/01/04/latest-steps-to-install-ubuntu-on-the-asus-t100ta/ including using the sound file ...
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Sound Back on pavucontrol

I have soundback on my earphones, I hear the sounds of my environment. How repair that ? I use pavucontrol. Thanks
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USB Webcam microphone not working until re-plugged

I use pulseaudio + pavucontrol I boot in with the microphone plugged into the USB port. I check the Input device tab in the Volume Control application (pavucontrol) I see only my ...
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Set upper volume limit for pavucontrol

I'm using Lubuntu Xenial with pulseaudio and the issue which I'm facing is that the upper volume limit isn't set for pavucontrol which leads to unnecessary amplification which in turn results in bad ...
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Use pavucontrol via Command Line

I am trying to set the input and output sinks for 2 applications on pavucontrol (PulseAudio Volume Control). I can do it on Ubuntu 16.04 Desktop: But on Ubuntu Server 16.04 LTS I cannot seem to do it ...
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Can not change profile of sound card in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a PC built on Asus Rog Rampage V Edition 10 running Ubuntu 16.04. This PC has 2 sound card modules with several outputs and inputs e.g. analogue stereo and digigal S/PDIF: $ pactl list short ...
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Output sound device changes automatically in Clementine

I am using Clementine 1.2 on Kubuntu 14.04. I have the default sound card set to my USB headphones but I have Clementine set to use the HDMI output via pavucontrol. While playing from a playlist, when ...
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