Questions tagged [pulseaudio]

Questions related to PulseAudio, the default sound server in Ubuntu, which manages all audio devices like internal and external sound cards (and therefore all speakers, microphones, headsets, etc.) through its ALSA backend.

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Pulseaudio no sound issue on dual boot- Ubuntu 21.04 and Ubuntu 21.10

In the ubuntu wiki page- pulse audio, '' For some reason, pulseaudio's user configuration files can become corrupt(unsynced?) in some way, and deleting them (and forcing fresh ones to be generated) ...
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no microphone exist on a brand new Inspiron 5509

I am trying to use the onboard microphone for video conferencing. I have no microphone adjustment in alsamixer or pavucontrol. I'm sure this laptop has a microphone, I just can't see it. It's acting ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS - no audio

I have tried everything I found online and yet no bloody audio. Please help! inxi -SMA : System: Host: MacBookPro Kernel: 5.4.0-48-generic x86_64 bits: 64 Desktop: Gnome 3.36.7 Distro:...
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Static noise when NO audio playing

I have this issue where I hear a static noise coming from my speakers that goes away when I start playing any audio and comes back after a few seconds when I am not playing any audio.
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“module-ladspa-sink.c” sample rate and bit depth

Ubuntu 20.04. I have the next issue: My audio interfaces are s16le 48000 (which I also made default in daemon.conf in my system) and everything works awesome. But when I run pulseaudio-equalizer-...
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How prohibit applications to change audio settings

After last updates of Skype and Microsoft Teams this two programs messing up audio settings while incoming/outgoing call. I'm using Bluetooth headset as Headphones(A2DP Bluetooth profile and not HFP/...
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How to keep stereo output after echo cancellation with pulseaudio?

I have an issue with my headset where my microphone plays the audio that I hear from my PC (application audio such as spotify/youtube etc. gets picked up by my mic) To fix this I have implemented an ...
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How to get HRTF sound on Linux

I recently switched from macOS to Ubuntu, and there's only one thing I miss: It's the Boom3D application, which allows you to apply effects on music, especially the "Spatial Audio" effect ...
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pulseaudio, replaced by jackd on demand only

I've rediscovered jackd, because I have to ... to use bitwig. I would like to have a setup like this: only pulseaudio running when everythign goes normal, ie office work, etc., as for me it seems ...
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Bluetooth headset stops working when mic used

I'm getting some odd behaviour with my bluetooth headset and can't find any information about what is going on. I have a Sony WH-1000XM4 and it is connecting fine with bluetooth, and I use it to ...
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How to use google text to speech with Foliate ebook reader installed in Ubuntu Base image in Android phone?

I have installed the Foliate ebook reader after installing Ubuntu Base image for Android phone. I want to use gTTs, which uses Google speech to text service, as its voice is much better than espeak or ...
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USB/Wireless Headset Issues

I am having troubles getting my Sennheiser GSP 670 to work on Ubuntu 21.04. On fresh install it worked however I didn't have the microphone input available. In try to resolve that I seem to have ...
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How to test the microphone on a laptop?

Everything here works so far -- in that, crucially, the sound plays back. How is the microphone itself tested? nicholas@gondor:~$ nicholas@gondor:~$ sudo aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware ...
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ALC1150 S/PDIF not working in UBUNTU 20.04

I have a Supermicro X10SAE motherboard with a XEON, and am trying to use the S/PDIF output, it is a Realtek ALC1150. The only audio options I get on the Gnome settings are based on my GPU and ...
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PulseAudio in LXDE - Change base volume of source from USB soundcard

I'm having issues with low and distorted volume when using module-loopback. I believe the issue is that the base volume in Pulseaudio is 41% even though the volume is set to 100% for the Mic and ...
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Speaker and headphone issues

I am trying to set up a ubuntu install on my desktop, but I am unable to get sound to work. I have Logitech Z200 speakers, they are not working. I enabled third party proprietary drivers, as well as ...
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Sound Input or Output does not work connecting to Ubuntu Desktop connected with NoMachine

I have enabled sound input and output in the NoMachine settings, but I'm not seeing any options for audio output or input in my install of Ubuntu Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS (64 bit). I'm seeing the following ...
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Route OBS filtered audio to applications such as Zoom or Discord

I am trying to achieve this (apparently) easy task where I want the OBS filtered audio to be used as input for programs such as Zoom, Discord and similar. On Windows I simply use Virtual Audio Cable ...
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Fresh install 21.04 - No sound

Brand new to linux. I did my first fresh install yesterday on a fully formatted hard drive. I don't seem to be able to get my sound working. I have my speakers plugged directly into my mobo (onboard ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 - cant get sounds anymore on dell T7610

After running an upgrade I dont have sound anymore hereafter a few parameters of my system uname -a Linux ap3 5.8.0-51-generic #57~20.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 16 12:34:52 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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No sound on right speaker after a hard reboot

Hi and thank you for reading, I am using Ubuntu 20.10 on an Asus UX425E with integrated speakers. Although I've had no issue related to sound before, I had to force a reboot a few hours ago on my ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 suddenly sound output mute ( Pulseaudio crashing problem)

I have Ubuntu 18.04 and in two recent day, when i am working by OBS studio, and by recording some webinars (on BigBlueButton servers), my sound output muted. So now my OBS studio is showing the output ...
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UM20.10 Raspberry Pi4B sound issues

I am running Raspberry Pi4B latest model 8 Gig Release 20.10 (Groovy Gorilla) 64-bit Kernel Linux 5.8.0-1021-raspi aarch64 MATE 1.24.1 I am continuously experiencing sound issues in different ...
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TUF Gaming X570-Plus - No sound

I cannot get my speakers to play any sound from this motherboard: TUF Gaming X570-Plus. On my speakers I tried the 3.5mm line and the S/PDIF line with no results. I tried Ubuntu 20.04 and recently ...
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JACK sinks and sources no longer auto-spawning

Where's the first place I should look when module-jackdbus-detect stops autospawning sinks and sources?
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Is my onboard sound card corrupted or does the audio work badly on ubuntu?

I have this same pc since 2011 and the audio has always worked fine, except until now (2020 - 2021) when it does not detect my sound card well. Lately I installed ubuntu 20.10 and it detects it when ...
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No Audio Dell XPS 9700 Kernel 5.12

I am using a laptop Dell XPS 17. After update my Linux kernel to 5.12.0-051200rc7-generic the only available audio output device is Dummy-output. So basically linux stop recognizing my audio card. ...
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Skype microphone does not work until Skype restarts

I have a problem with ubuntu 20.04.2 ,I am using hp prodesk 600 g3 sff. Skype does not see the microphone until Skype restarts. That is, a typical situation - someone calls me, I connect a microphone, ...
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Firefox volume keeps resetting to 40-50% when playing Youtube, existing solutions don't help

I have recently begun having a very annoying issue with audio playback in Firefox 87 (Ubuntu 18.04 with Unity Desktop; application-based volumes are a thing there too), possibly due to a Firefox ...
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How to replace pulseaudio with pipewire on Ubuntu 21.04?

As Ubuntu 21.04 includes pipewire for video streams and screen sharing by default, I am wondering whether or not it is possible to replace pulseaudio completely with pipewire.
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Audio not working through built in speaker on Ubuntu 20.04

Basically the title. I just downloaded Ubuntu, which is my first time i’ve ever used it, and the only problem I have is that audio won’t work through the built in speakers. Audio works fine through ...
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No sound on Teqnio tablet after replacing Gnome with Fluxbox

Lspci returns no audio device (just lists a bunch of 'Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron...'; it's a SoC) but VLC lists a bunch of media devices of which the several I tried don't work. I don't remember ...
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No audio, dummy output “Error opening PCM device … No such file or directory”

NOTHING in alsamixer. pulseaudio -v I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_RTPRIO, (9, 9)) failed: Operation not permitted I: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: Successfully gained nice level -11. I: [...
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MIcrophone headset: not working but found

I have my headset connected with a male stereo jack adapter. My ubuntu recognizes my headset which correctly reproduces sounds i.e. in Settings/Sounds I can choose between internal and headset ...
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How to totally disable HDMI audio through Nvidia / Pulseaudio?

Original thread title: HDMI input switching causing popping / crackling with USB Audio - Pulseaudio problem? Original post: I seem to be having issues with HDMI effectively sending noise back to my PC ...
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Pulseaudio not working right at login

So, I've been troubleshooting this since my sound card stopped working after a reboot a couple of days ago. I've made a lot of progress, but there's one last little thing I'm stuck on. Right now, when ...
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Volume input/output is very low after restarting DAC or suspend/wake

I have an ARC Mayflower USB DAC, when I start my compute the volume of my mic and headphone is loud and clear. If I reset my DAC (by turning it off and on or by simply removing the USB cable) now the ...
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pulseaudio: recording problem - duration isn't ok

I instructed my computer to save audio with the following command: parec --rate=44100 --format=s16le --file-format=wav --device=alsa_input.usb-0c76_SIZHENG-00.analog-mono audio.wav 1>> audiorec....
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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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Dummy output for sound

my computer suddenly shut down and when I start it then suddenly my sound was showing "Dummy Output" Im using Lenovo Legion Y530 with Ubuntu 20.10 I tried reinstalling all available drivers ...
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When I unplug headphones, audio switches to HDMI out instead of laptop speakers

My HDMI port is connected to a VGA adaptor, so to get audio I have to manually switch the audio output to the speakers whenever I unplug my headphones. I've tested this with a mic'd headset and normal ...
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S/PDIF audio input - how to use it?

Ubuntu 16.04, USB turntable (yeah, old guy with 300+ vinyl LPs) and the S/PDIF source appears as an input in the sound mixer, even shows the audio levels dancing around as the album plays, and no, its ...
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Ubuntu 20.04.2 - No Audio

I am not able to hear anything in Ubuntu 20.04. There is absolutely no audio. Not even with ext. speakers. I need to fix this, as I have an important trip. Reinstalling Ubuntu is not an option. For ...
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Ubuntu 20.04: Dummy Output, no audio

Initially only my mic was not working so I tried a few solutions and now even my speakers don't work. I found that if I play an audio and turn on my mic, my mic receive the audio while I am not able ...
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Audio with RockPi 4

I have a RockPi 4 B. I followed the steps for setting up Ubuntu. For BLE I executed all the commands mentioned in the Bluetooth section. Hardware is connected with the mobile phone but there is no ...
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Analog sound output is not available

Last night we had a power failure. My UPS died before I was aware. When I rebooted I had no sound on Ubuntu. It is a dual boot machine and everything works on the other OS. It is an Intel NUC10i5FNH. ...
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Sound port at the back doesn't work in Xubuntu (tough 'puzzle')

I did something stupid: I forgot to connect my sound boxes at the back (= at motherboard) during the installation and now the sound doesn't work there. With alsamixer, I can get music out at my front ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 18.04

The microphone is not working here. Not the headphone microphone nor the internal mic. No sound is detected and the bar of the "input level" does not move at all even if I am speaking ...
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Headphone mic is not taking my input voice in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have plugged in my headphones, they are considered for output but not for the input in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (I am unable to use them for calls i.e voice input). PS: headphones are working fine for ...
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SMSL M2 DAC Not found on Ubuntu 20.10

I have SMSL M2 DAC connected to PC by usb, and new fresh installed ubuntu 20.10. And my sound not working. alsamixer on f6 shows my smsl card but can't find any mixers there. pacmd list-cards | grep ...

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