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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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Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB sound card problems

i recently installed ubuntu 18.04 and since and everything worked great until i started to have problems with my soundcard yesterday.I use it mostly for listening to music and at the beginning it ...
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Problem with phase inverted internal mic on Lenovo Ideapad 320, Ubuntu 18.04

I'm having an issue using my internal microphone. First time I noticed it was yesterday when I had a group call on Google Hangouts. After thorough research into this, I discovered that my problem was ...
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Sound Gone from 18.10

Upgraded yesterday to the latest version of Ubuntu via commandline. No problem during the install, it restarted and I had sound and everything is fine. However, since this morning, all my sound has ...
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Sound card stopped being detected

I did not have any problems with sound for a long while with my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation on Dell Precision 5520. However, recently the sound began disappearing with only the dummy output being ...
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18.04 headphone jack no sound after installing remotemouse

So recently I was able to plug in my headphones to my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop, but now I am not getting any sound. I think it may because I did an apt install of "mono-complete", "xdotool" and "...
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unable to record with my microphone.. hardware is all ok. may be any config problem

how to solve problem with my external microphone? (link: https://www.flipkart.com/seggo-mini-clip-on-3-5mm-collar-mic-recording-youtubers-microphone/p/itmf3f4ztvz6jmvd?pid=MICF3ESSVG7ZNRKG&lid=...
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Audio stuttering on 18.04

I seem to be getting some audio stuttering regardless of which source is playing on 18.04. I've tried: add options snd-hda-intel position_fix=1 to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf edit to load-module ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize P2 Headphone

Some weeks ago, I tried to make Ubuntu detect and change the audio output automatically to my USB headphone once I plugged in. I found a tutorial telling me to edit the /etc/pulse/default.pa file, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Built in Audio no longer working

I tried using hooking my laptop up to an external display through HDMI and now the built in audio does not work. I can still get audio through the audio jack. pavucontrol shows that audio should be ...
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How to start bluetooth in Kubuntu 18.04 using a usb dongle

I just got a bluetooth dongle (Asus BT400) to use with my machine running Kubuntu 18.04 and as i thought, the dongle didn't work out of the box. On the package, i could also see that the dongle was ...
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Not able to record audio on Ubuntu

I am not able record to any audio input neither from the inbuilt mic nor an external earphone on my Ubuntu running on Virtual Box. I have tried: Ensuring earphone and inbuilt work properly on other ...
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No Audio in Firefox

Videos in Firefox version 62 have no audio. I have read that pulseaudio must be running and I tried this command $ sudo pulseaudio --start --exit-idle-time=-1 per Firefox support page and restarted ...
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Synchronize bluetooth (or WiFi?) music across devices

Bluetooth has a certain latency when playing music. Typically it is one-way from computer or phone to bluetooth satellite speaker box or headphones. I have two laptops and one phone with bluetooth. ...
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Default application for microphone

I'm struggling already for several days with microphone input on linux. I developed a web application running on chrome browser, which uses microphone input (from webcam). On MAC or Windows it works ...
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Audio based Program crashes? Help troubleshooting

Been having a lot of program crashes recently. At first I only noticed that a few Windows Steam games were crashing, possibly because of some kind of library issues. But Ubuntu is now having lots of ...
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Must restart pulseaudio to get headphone working

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04. After boot and get the desktop, I plug in my headphone. But no sound, unless I restart pulseaudio by pulseaudio -k and pulseaudio -D. How to avoid typing the command? Since I ...
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bluez, pulseaudio, and ofono crashes and problems in iMX8 - Wayland

I have been trying to develop an application that has media playback, media control, and telephony with i.MX8 QuadMax MEK board. I use Yocto fsl-imx-wayland distro, which uses Wayland desktop with ...
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Alert volume in 18.04

I've got some weird audio issue on 18.04; the alert volume seems to be at 400% from the rest of the system. If I play video or audio at 100% it's ok, when a notification comes in it blares from the ...
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Dell Soundbar scratchy sound after some time on Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 Sound presents. Still on my Dell AC511 USB Soundbar is scratchy from time to time. How to reproduce: make active Dell AC511 (Digital or Analog doesn't matter) active ...
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Call Audio Doesn't go through A2DP from Android to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Is there a way?

I love the inbuilt feature that comes with 18.04 where you can simply stream audio from Android to Ubuntu if both the devices are connected over Bluetooth. Essentially, I can use my Linux desktop as ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 18.04

So i recently dual-booted my pc with windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, but i am having trouble with the sound in Ubuntu. When i check out my sound output in pulseaudio i can see that my pc is detecting ...
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UBUNTU 18.04.01 Autologon effect

Sound, PulseAudio, Audacious work when autologin is ON, they don't when autologin is OFF. Any suggestions to remedy this? I prefer to have autologin OFF. Thanks!
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Dell XPS 13 9370 no audio device on Ubuntu 14.04

I have looked on over 25 different links trying to figure out how to fix the audio and nothing is working. When I type aplay -l no soundcards found In the settings, it shows that it called dummy ...
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Pulseaudio – difference between digital / analog output

I'm using a FiiO E10K external DAC for listening to music. When I open up pavucontrol and look at the configuration tab, I'm greeted with the following options to choose from: Since the DAC is ...
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How to get sound card back after fixing mute below threshold issue?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I was having USB audio mutes below 35 % issue. So I followed the instructions at over here to fix it. And it worked. But now internal speakers don't work anymore. user@...
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Bluetooth speaker sound distorted (ubuntu 18.04)

The sound from a bt speaker (JBL Flip 3) is distorted: sometimes ok for a few seconds but mainly it's crackling and interrupted intermittently. Also the connection process is sometimes tricky... I ...
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How do I enable 5.1 Surround Sound?

I have a sound card that is capable of doing 5.1 surround sound. I have downloaded Pulseaudio Volume Controller and my configuration settings look like this However, when I go to my sound settings to ...
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How Do I Set Up Line In & Front Mic Simultaneously

Okay I have two goals. First, is to have a line in running from my Switch into my PC in order to have audio from the switch come out of my PC headphones. This is accomplished by Choosing 'Line In' ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Volume increases too quickly with audiojack headphones

I have a set of ATH-M50 headphones. When I plug it into Ubuntu to use it, I have to keep the volume at 1% for the sound to not rupture my eardrums. I would like to stretch out the volume increment so ...
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(Kubuntu 18.04) HDMI to AVR Sound Problem

so about a week ago I decided to replace my AUX sound output (to old computer sound system) with S/PDIF 5.1 or HDMI 5.1 output to my AVR (Pioneer VSX-527). Eventhough I have googled quite a lot in ...
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18.04: After troubleshooting sound issue, no sound at all

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop (ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550VE). At first I had sound working but the sound would stop working at seemingly random times. It also stopped working everytime I plugged ...
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18.04 Audio Disabled

In common with a number of people, I'm having issues with my laptop audio under 18.04. When I am at the login screen I can see my audio device (internal speakers) but once I log in, there is no ...
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PulseEffects doesn't run

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS inside 4 computers. Since last Ubuntu standard updating (security, mostly), in one of my desktop computers PulseEffects doesn't run anymore. This very good program runs ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Pulseaudio, split front panel jack into seperate sink from back panel front jack

My setup is that I have a pair of speakers running of the front panel headphone jack and my 5.1 headphones are plugged into the back panel jacks (front, rear, sub & center) and the motherboard has ...
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Problem sharing sound with Pulseaudio

I am running pulseaudio on a laptop and on a computer which right now has no speakers. I have set pulseaudio up on both computers, though that the sound is transmitted to the laptop. It worked fine ...
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Keep windows and audio on 3rd monitor when 3rd monitor is powered off

I have two monitors as well as a large TV. The display TV shows camera feeds as well as a monitoring and statistics app. I do this by dragging the applications over to my 3rd desktop. Using pulse ...
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Pulseaudio using WSL E: [(null)] pulsecore/pid.c: Daemon already running

I'm fairly new on Linux, I've been playing with WSL on Windows 10 using Ubuntu, and I've managed to learn how to open GUI programs and I could take it one step further by using this tutorial which ...
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Plugging in Plantronics USB headset does not switch audio output

I have a Plantronics USB headset and am running Kubuntu 18.04 on a laptop. When plugging it in, it immediately shows up in audio device and also selects it as the default. Even so, the sound still ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Audio Disabled After Suspension

Whenever I open my laptop from suspension, the audio does not work. I have tried restarting pulseaudio, which does not fix it. Pavucontrol detects that there is sound output, but I still cannot hear ...
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No sound after logging in

I'm using an Asus Transformer Book TH101. While I'm on the login screen, I'm able to adjust the volume properly and can even hear the corresponding beeps. But after I login I'm no longer able to ...
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How to get sound working?

I have tried several fixes suggested in other answers. I can't use Pulseaudio / Pavucontrol because access to the Home folder is denied, no matter what commands I enter to change the existing ...
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When mic is on, windowed application frames stutter in Ubuntu 18.04

1 Explaining the problem Playing some games caused frame stuttering once in a few seconds, which was really apparent when playing csgo in windowed mode, and could be avoided by playing in a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Purpose Behind Splitting Analog/Digital Output, and How To Not Separate them?

While my monitors show up correctly, my headset and any other speaker I connect seems to offer two audio outputs, Analog and Digital. I am not an audiophile, but they seem to offer the same sound ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Stop PS4 Controllers From Showing Up As Speakers?

When plugging in my PS4 controllers, they show up as valid audio output devices and Ubuntu automatically switches over to them for output; it is tedious to have to reselect my actual monitor speaker ...
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How do I get screen video capture to record sound?

I have tried 5 different video screen recording application, and I have the same issue with all of them. When I play back the recorded video there is either no sound or an error message that the ...
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(K)ubuntu 18.04 - PulseAudio - Set Bluetooth Headphones As Default

I have a set of Bluetooth headphones connected to my XPS 13 laptop: Bluetooth devices They connect and sound fine, but the audio mixer seems to keep wanting to switch things back to the built in ...
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No Sound - sound cards are not visible on Ubuntu 18.04

I am having this problem since last 10 days, first it was showing dummy output, I tried all the possible solutions suggested online but nothing worked. I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 yesterday with the ...
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How to check if sound is coming out of audio device?

I'm trying to check if any sound is coming out of my audio device from cli particularly. I've tried cat /proc/asound/card*/pcm*/sub0/status to get the status of the audio but however even when ...
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Cant change Firefox settings in Ubuntu Software

When I try to play audio from YouTube I cant hear anything so I try to listen to audio on Discord and it works, So I go to Ubuntu Software and I see a setting called play and record sound which is ...
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Installed AMD driver and now audio not working

I installed the amdgpu-pro drivers for my workstation. previously, i had a fun 5 week long experience trying to fix a graphics issue, where it turns out that the dual cpu config was screwing something ...