Questions tagged [pavucontrol]

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

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Set or override default amplitudes for applications

When the zoom audio application launches or changes audio state, it's levels are set very low in pavucontrol. I turn them up, but they don't stay up. Any wobble in audio settings, and everything is ...
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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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Pulse Audio: can't load modules with device.description - 'Failure: Module initialization failed'

I am a newb trying to wrap my head around audio redirecting in Pulse Audio. I can load modules with pactl: drubbels@drubbels:~$ pactl load-module module-null-sink sink_name=Virtual1 93 drubbels@...
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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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Mic input sound goes only to the left channel

I connected my condenser microphone onto my soundcard. My soundcard has two inputs for MIC, one one for left and one for right channel. Obviously I can only connect my mic to both inputs. All these ...
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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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No light coming from the S/PDIF optical link, and no sound, but Pavucontrol says it's playing audio

On Ubuntu 20.04, there is no light coming from the TOSLINK cable that's plugged into the SPDIF port on the X570 Taichi motherboard. However, Digital Output S/PDIF configuration is selected in ...
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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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Internal Microphone and External Speaker Not Works Together

EDIT 13.01.2020 19:01 I almost solved the problem. That was quite obvious actually. Because i'm using external speakers. Hence it is plugged in (3.5mm jack) mic&audio port always. And system ...
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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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Mic not working in Ubuntu 16.04 Google chrome/Firefox - google meet/microsoft teams

I have Lenovo ideapad V310 laptop its mic works in Windows perfectly but in Ubuntu 16.04 mic works in recording apps but when i do google meetings in chrome or firefox or any browser it wont work my ...
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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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ubuntu linux Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS microphone

I have Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS and my microphone does not work.Can you help me in that? tu
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Is my laptop sound card is supported by Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS?

Is my laptop sound card is supported by Ubuntu 20.04.1 LTS? The inxi output shows driver: N/A where the driver name should appear. I reinstalled linux-image-$(uname -r), linux-modules-$(uname -r), and ...
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input device (microphone) is gone from pavucontrol

I'm running Kubuntu 18.04. Somehow I messed up and my microphone device is gone. It appears that I don't have any sound input devices at all. pavucontrol doesn't show any. Something got accidentally ...
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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 So I boot in with the device plugged in the USB port. I check the Input device tab in the Volume Control application (pavucontrol) I see only my GEMIX_WEBCAM_USB_AUDIO ...
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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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I can only choose proper sound output through pavucontrol, how to fix this?

Update: i may have found workaround, see at the end. I have confirmed this behavior with Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 and Ubuntu 17.10 on my machine. My soundcard and pulseaudio work fine, but the only way to ...