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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No Sound in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

I've just installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my Laptop today. Ever since then, I can hear no sound what so ever from the OS. I tried almost every single fix that was available on the internet but nothing ...
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No guitar output in headphones

I'm trying out Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (from a USB drive). Headphones are plugged in and working - tested with VLC playing a music file. Guitar is plugged into an Mbox2 Mini USB audio input. The Mbox ...
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20.04 pulseaudio weirdness at boot and unix sockets

I have a working pulseaudio setup for Ubuntu 19.10 in which the default sink is set to onboard intel and module-native-protocol-unix is set to a socket with auth-anon. This same setup in 20.04 ...
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No sound card available on audio mixer but detected

After trying many things from different forums/help to get sound on my Dell Inspiron 6400 with Xubuntu 20.04, I still have sound issue: In audio mixer is available only "output S/PDIF" but when on '...
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How to fix Mic audio not going through in HSP/HFP mode during phone call

I have have connected my Asus Max Pro M1(Android Oreo) to Ubuntu 18.04 via CSR 4.0 USB Dongle Bluetooth Receiver. Profiles supported by this bluetooh are: A2DP - SRC HFP OPP FTP SYNC - IrMC A2DP - ...
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Muted sound on left channel via toslink Ubuntu 19.10

This is a issue that has been irritating me for a few months now. I, a Linux-newbie, installed Ubuntu on my htpc early this year. It runs Ubuntu, no Windows. My active wireless speakers (Devialet ...
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Pitch shifting with USB audio interface

Sometimes with my Behringer UMC202HD interface, the pitch of some things will be shifted down. This often happens when I start a game - for example, starting X-Plane will always result in this ...
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how to change left and right volume levels using pactl

The output of anything I record from my system sound using portaudio or parec is very low in volume. With a maximum volume as -49dB when seen using ffmpeg -i video.avi -af "volumedetect" -vn -sn -dn -...
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Double speed playback in all music player apps on Acer Aspire One ZA3 running Ubuntu 16.04

Whatever music player that I install plays music as if it were in x2 playback mode. I have reinstalled and updated Alsa and PulseAudio and everything remains the same. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ...
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Can I force pulseaudio to open certain applications in one channel versus another?

I am running a Dell XPS 8930 with Lubuntu 20.04LTS, and I recently got Bluetooth working and am happily (almost) using my remote Bluetooth speaker to play mood music for the room while popping on ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 20.04

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. After reboot audio is not working. I tried to reinstall pulseaudio and alsa but still not working: sudo apt-get install --reinstall alsa-base pulseaudio sudo ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 no sound

After a recent update the sound plays for a second or two then degrades and dies, or doesn't play at all. Plugging in headphones just gives pulsing static. I had set up dual boot and the sound works ...
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Why does my audio latency go high when I close pavucontrol?

I am using a ThinkPad thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2. The output on it works fine, but only when I have pavucontrol open. When I don't have it open, my headset connected to the dock kind of just crackles ...
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Audio fine through HDMI but not out of latop speakers or head phones

I did pose a similar question but it may have been off the mark and misleading. I am new to Ubuntu (and have recently installed 20.04 on an Thinkpad 11e chromebook. My problem is that I get no audio ...
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USB Soundcard stops playing after some time

I have some weird behaviour with my external USB soundcard. It is a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4. It is connected through a USB 3 port to my laptop, running 18.04 LTS. I can connect play music with it. ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.4: audio suspended/idle not working

Question I am using Ubuntu 18.04.4. There is no sound. As suggested here, audio device information obtained using sudo lspci -v is as follows: 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-...
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Headset Microphone issues in Kubuntu 20.04

I have Kubuntu 20.04 on my fairly new Dell XPS 13. When I start the computer, by default I am seeing 2 microphones in Kubuntu Audio settings. (At this point there is no headset connected, I confirmed ...
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Ubuntu 20 plays bongo sound in headset at login then no sound on system once logged in

I am having no luck in getting sound once I'm logged into a session on my Ubuntu machine. I have tried the suggestions within the post below: No sound - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I have also tried all the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Microphone not working

Internal Microphone is only recording static noise on Lenovo Ideapad and Ubuntu 20.04. I've tried deleting PulseAudio config, restarting PulseAudio, and reinstalling Alsa. sudo pavucontrol was no help ...
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No sound coming from laptop, all HDMI and no analog

my built-in speaker sound seems to not be working. My sound hasn't worked since I switched to Ubuntu, and it has worked perfectly fine on Windows. When I first installed Ubuntu, my sound has defaulted ...
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Sound card not detected - Ubuntu 20.04 - sof-audio-pci

After installing Ubuntu 20.04, I noticed that sound is not working on my system. aplay -l was giving me Sound card not detected error. Running inxi -A | grep driver gave me ... driver: sof-audio-pci ...
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(yet another) No sound in Ubuntu 18.04

Yesterday's behavior: Sound works fine from built-in speakers and from headphones. At one point, I launch a Windows VM and a screensharing Zoom call at the same time; it is too much for my laptop and ...
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Sound problems after installing ubuntu 20.04 from scratch (no input and no output devices)

I've installed ubuntu on my new Dell G3 and I can't make sound work. Usually after installation/update I tackle these things but this time I'm kinda stuck. Initially after installation I saw only "...
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No sound playing after update from 16.04 to 18.04 on pinebook (ubuntu-MATE)

Last week I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 on a pinebook with MATE desktop environment. All works fine except one major problem and a few minor (?) issues which may or may not be related to the ...
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Integrated sound card not working Ubuntu 20.04

After updating from 18.04 to 20.04 the integrated sound card is not working anymore. The only recognized audio devices are the GPU and a pair of headsets with integrated audio on USB. All the jack 3....
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How do I make my laptop recognize my bluetooth headset's audio?

In the GNOME settings menu, my bluetooth headset doesn't show up in the input section. On Windows and iOS when I connect my headphones, it automatically just works. Now that I'm on linux, when I ...
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bluetooth headphones (Powerbeats Pro) not able to switch to hsp/hfp Ubuntu 20.04

I am currently able to use my powerbeats pro as headphones with Ubuntu 20.04. However, I would like to use my headphones as a headset in certain situations. However, the microphone on my headphones ...
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Voice cancellation using PulseEffects?

Does PulseEffects support voice cancellation? Is there a module I can load or a plugin I can use?
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Why does aplay/play reboots my audio interface? Scarlett 2i2

I do following: aplay 1.wav aplay 2.wav play 1.wav play 2.wav and everytime my sound interface reboots before playing next audio file. If I do: play 1.wav play 1.wav play 1.wav Then the ...
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pulseaudio noise cancellation for a different device

I have a microphone (jack input) that picks up a bit of hiss. I use it with an old web cam to teach lessons and record lessons. I added "load-module module-echo-cancel" to /etc/pulse/default.pa and ...
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Desire to use ALC892 multiple independent outputs with Ubuntu 20.04

I am attempting to migrate my Home Theater Desktop PC from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 20.04. I have a dual boot system using two SSD, one with Windows 7, the other Ubuntu 20.04. On Windows 7, independent ...
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How can I fix a microphone that gets disabled during a call?

I have a Logitech C270 webcam that I use for video meetings that has been giving me issues for the past 6 months or so. It was working fine on Mint 18.1 for well over a year. After upgrading to Ubuntu ...
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Imac 2017 UBUNTU 20.04 no sound from internal speakers

I have been a Mac user for many years and am recently getting interested in Linux I have been able to install Ubuntu on an old MacBook and it works fine I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on an external ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 sound problem on system start

I read lots of articles about ubuntu sound problems . I also checked this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingGuide . My problem is when i turn on the system sound is disabled . ...
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Sound is not working on dual boot MaBook Pro and Ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 in my MacBook Pro. It's a dual boot. At first the trackpad/mouse didn't work, but that's fixed now. Now Ubuntu is totally silent; no sound is coming out. I ...
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7.1 surround sound 20.04 steelseries arctis 7

see also my question here https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/586779/7-1-surround-sound-linux-ubuntu-steelseries-arctis-7 which got no attention (copied below) When connecting my Arctis 7, I see ...
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No sound on imac 27 2017

I am a noob in linux but am starting to understand a little bit after all the times I have tried. I have an old MacBook where I have totally installed Kubuntu and all is working fine and I really ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 — sound output or input not being detected. Drivers are working

I get a dummy output any time I try to run the sound on Ubuntu 18.04. The drivers are working but when I do pacmd list-cards, I get index: 0 name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_01_00.1> driver: &...
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Pulseaudio changing default source not applied to applications that were running before

In Ubuntu 18.04, I am regularly switching between sound/mic on the Laptop and via a Headset. However I do not always want to do this via pavucontrol as it is tedious to do when some applications are ...
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Dell G3 Dummy Output and Unplugged

So, I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a Dell G3 15 3590 (dual boot with win10) and I'm not being able to enable my sound. The only output shown is Dummy Output and in pavucontrol the profile ...
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Worse quality on Jabra Evolve 80 USB headphones when using microphone

I've started using Jabra USB headphones recently and all is nice and dandy except the fact that it downgrades the sound quality whenever I use the microphone, and then it restores itself back to ...
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Pulseaudio ignores/overrides my configuration files

It seems that pulseaudio is failing to read my configuration files, or something is overriding it with settings from elsewhere. As an example, I can't disable autospawn: fa2k@blackhole:~$ grep ...
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No sound after suspend only on new kernels

Simple, no sound after suspension. Pavucontrol show that everything is exactly the same, so do the logs. This bug only occurs on kernel version 5.2 or above. On the side note, HDMI audio doesn't work ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Audio Static/crackle with CPU load

I have steam installed on my new Ubuntu 20.04 OS using steamplay with proton 5.0-7. it was running fine before but now anytime i hover my mouse around icons on steam or try to run cpu heavy games like ...
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No audio in laptop speakers or headphones, but sound plays in screen (HDMI connection)

I couldn't hear the songs in my headphones after I had left my laptop and the screen went off (it probably suspended, I can't remember). It started a few weeks ago and has continued since. I haven't ...
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XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not owned by us (uid 0)

XDG_RUNTIME_DIR is not owned by us (uid 0), but by uid 999!(This could eg happen if you try to connect to a non-root PulseAudio as a root user, over the native protocol. Don't do that.) I am trying ...
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Frequent audio issues on ASUS X555LF (Dummy output, missing mic, etc)

Throughout multiple Ubuntu versions for the time I had this laptop I had audio issues. Everything works on a fresh install, so last time after fiddling with all kinds of alsa/pulse related things and ...
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ALSA library pops error when trying to record audio through python 3.6.5

I started using Ubuntu two days ago in order to dockerize my application. The application works without any issues on Windows 10. My ubuntu version is 20.04. On running my application when the record ...
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Yet another “Sound not working after upgrade to 20.04”

After upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, the sound no longer works. I have already deleted /.config/pulse, rebooted, and a dozen other things, some from this forum. The screenshots below show the ...
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ffmpeg sources out of sync

When I run this ffmpeg command, it should record two identical audio channels from my microphone to output.mkv ffmpeg -f pulse -i default -f pulse -i default -map 0 -map 1 output.mkv Instead the ...

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