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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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What Do All of the Input and Output Audio Devices Mean?

I'm running Audacity on Xubuntu and notice a lot of options for my playback and recording devices. This is surprising, given that I'm coming from Windows where there are only a couple of options (one ...
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PulseAudio/ALSA issue in 'PCSX2', error reads: ALSA lib pcm.c:8306:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred

I've been trying to get PCSX2 to work (PS2 emulator) and when I load an ISO it crashes giving out the error in the title. This is the same issue as described in the following links, well at least the ...
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Combo headphone/microphone splitter does not work on Ubuntu 18.04, individually plugging in headphone or microphone does

So I can plug either my external lavalier microphone or my headphones directly into my Lenovo T450s laptop's single 3.5mm jack, and they both work using the Built-in Audio = Stereo Analog Duplex ...
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Popping or Crackling Reboot/ShutdownLubuntu 18.04

I have a Dell Latitude D610 1.73ghz Intel Pentium M 2gb RAM. It uses SigmaTel C-Major audio sound. Every single reboot or shutdown it pops or crackles. I know it can be capacitor discharge by improper ...
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Pulseaudio: sink suspended, cause: idle

After updating to 18.04 my sound settings got all messed up. I'm using an external USB sound card. pacmd list-sinks: 2 sink(s) available. * index: 0 name: <alsa_output.usb-...
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How do I edit PulseAudio configuration through a script?

I have connected TV to my PC thru HDMI port. Every time I turn on my PC i need to change in pavucontrol (in config tab) from (HDMI) to (HDMI 3). I wish to make a bash script which can change it for me....
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Ubuntu 18.04 Absolutely no sound

There is no sound at all, for anything. When I go into settings and into sound, there are no options for output or input and I can't adjust the sound level. I have switched from Windows 10, the ...
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Sound device disappeared in Ubuntu 16.04 [on hold]

Suddenly no sound anymore on the headphone, even the speaker symbol from the menu bar has disappeared. From testing with a dual boot, I can tell the hardware works fine. I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.5 ...
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PulseEffects pavucontrol issue

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS. I discovered an issue with PulseEffects audio processor. When we use it and because any reason the audio is cut, when audio is restored, pulse audio control (...
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No sound after upgrading to 18.04 [on hold]

I upgraded to 18.04 and lost sound. Additionally, all audio devices from Output and Input sections in Settings are gone. I tried running Pulseaudio, but it won't start (a daemon error). Following ...
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Sound not coming on Ubuntu 16.04 on HP notebook laptop

Sound was working properly on my laptop through speaker as well as earphones. But wi-fi was not working so I was trying online solution and suddenly sound stopped working. Now even sound icon is also ...
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Ubuntu Microphone Not Working (18.04.1 LTS)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS from 16.04 LTS, I noticed that my microphone is not functioning properly. I have checked to see if it was muted, used alsamixer, modified the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-...
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Sound level for HDMI set to 0 in alsamixer on Kubuntu 17.10, unable to increase it [on hold]

I use Kubuntu 17.10 on HP 255 G6, and I'm trying to hook it up to an HDMI TV. I got the video right away, but there's no sound. I was able to select the HDMI sound output, but that had no actual ...
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No sound in Lubuntu

So, I installed the newest Lubuntu on a little mini-pc I bought. Processor: CPU: Intel Atom x5-Z8350 Processor Base Frequency:1.44 GHz Burst Frequency: 1.92 GHz Cache: 2 MB Number of Cores: 4 I am ...
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No sound after installing Linux Mint 19 on a Lenovo Ideapad 100s 11IBY [closed]

I succesfully managed to install Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on a Lenovo Ideapad 100s 11IBY These are my system specs: System: Host: mh Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 ...
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Alsa or PulseAudio problem

After trying to install an equalizer in Ubuntu 18.04 I have been without audio. The audio only starts when I run the pulseaudio command from the terminal. When I close the terminal, I have no audio ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Usb audio device suspended

I'm getting some weird problems with my usb soundcard. It is a fiio e10k that works but if i stop playing audio for more that 3 secs, pactl shows the device as suspended gerardo@gerardo-K53SD:~$ ...
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LSPCI finds my sound card but alsa and pacmd don't

Title pretty much says it all. lspci -v finds a sound card, but neither aplay -l not pacmd list-cards don't. Problem first surfaced when updating ubuntu to 18.04, which was a hail-mary attempt to fix ...
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xfce4 pulseaudio plugin - glib update..? Don't know what I'm doing

Need to start by saying I'm a total noob at linux. I've started learning over the past week and messing around with Crouton - installed trusty xfce. I'm trying to do something simple - install the ...
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front panel`s audio not working in Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS

I'm using the standard version in live-cd mode, but in ubuntu 16.04 worked perfectly. What I tried : disable auto-mute in alsamixer set all outputs to 100% in alsamixer install pavucontrol ...
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Enabling PulseAudio Equalizer by default for all programs

I have PulseAudio Equalizer and it's working great, but it goes back to default every time I start a new program or browser, so I have to activate it again in PulseAudio Volume Control. To try to fix ...
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JBL speakers connected but not working. Ubuntu 18.04

I have a bad issue with my JBL Bluetooth speakers. They don't work optimally the sound is kind of broken. The solution was the following: sudo apt-get install --reinstall pulseaudio sudo apt-get ...
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How to configure PulseAudio for better sound quality?

I want to configure PulseAudio to get better sound quality because right now it's pretty bad. I saw a tutorial but I can't do it because I don't have so much knowledge of how linux works.
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Need to repeat pairing to connect bluetooth headphones on Ubuntu 18.04

Question/Problem: I am trying to figure out how I can easily and automatically connect my headphones without always having to activate pairing mode. Base setup: Ubuntu 18.04 with following two lines ...
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Periodic static and audio pop-in when nothing is playing out of my speakers [duplicate]

Using Ubuntu 18.04 with plugged in speakers, if I have music playing it does not occur but when nothing is outputting the sound occurs frequently, about every 15-20 seconds. Whenever it occurs I can ...
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What is the Keyboard Application Shortcut to set a key to mute volume in Xubuntu 16.04?

I have Xubuntu 16.04 on my Chromebook using Crouton. I am trying to enable my multimedia keys to work. I was able to get the volume up and down keys working respectively with: 'pactl set-sink-...
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No Sound on 2016 IMac

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time on my mac, and there's no sound. I have done everything listed on this page: https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-no-sound-issue-ubuntu/ and it still doesn't ...
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Playing sound on Ubuntu server without a physical sound card

I have a server with Ubuntu server 16.04 installed, which doesn't have a physical sound card. Is it possible to play sound (over VGA, HDMI,...) without the sound card? Do I have to install a virtual ...
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How can I enable my laptop's built-in mic while headphones are plugged in?

My headset's microphone broke. So, on Windows 10 I used the Bang & Olufsen drivers for my Omen HP 15-ax033dx laptop to enable "multistreaming" which enables the ability to use both the internal ...
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No sound from internal speakers, headphones working, Kubuntu 18.0.4 and Mint 18.3

I know there's plenty of this questions but i've tried almost everything in top google searchs but nothing worked. I was using Linux Mint and suddenly sound stop working, only for speakers, headphones ...
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Notification sounds crackle and pop while playing audio 18.04

I've had quite some issues with the sounds after upgrading from 16.04, but I got all to work properly with PulseEffects. The only downside is that now whenever I play any audio (be it mp3, youtube, ...
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Computer uploading 180 KB/s data to the internet constantly

My computer is constantly sending around 180 KB/s of data to the internet, and I have no idea why, what data it is sending, nor where it is sending it to. What steps would you follow to understand ...
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Microphone noise-filtering for recording

I am trying to build a setup where I can do screencasts from my computer (Ubuntu 18.04). I have looked everywhere (I've been researching for weeks) for information regarding how to get noise-...
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How to disable pulseaudio automatic device switch?

My speakers are plugged via optical output. Each time my screen wake up from sleep, pusleaudio automatically switch to HDMI audio where nothing is plugged. How can I prevent that ?
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headphone jack does not work, nor is it detected

I have a system with 2 things that can possibly produce audio: The Front case aux port, or the amd gpu that can deliver audio through hdmi. When I ran my system off of VGA using built in graphics, i ...
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Sound is not coming in ubuntu 16.04 LTS neither in speaker nor in earphones and volume icon has vanished

there's no sound coming from my ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I tried running the following in the terminal but still no luck. sudo apt-get purge pulseaudio sudo apt-get clean && sudo apt-get ...
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Playing both to headphones and front

It is a simple question but what I found on Internet does not work. I have Ubuntu 18.04 and want to play audio simultaneously to front on the laptop(asus zenbook) and to headphones. Pulseaudio doesnt ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Programs disappearing or breaking after reboot

I installed Jack audio server in my last session on Ubuntu 18.04 using the normal procedure by sudo apt install jackd qjackctl and had a very painful work configuring everything to get it working with ...
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Removing Pulseaudio installs Pulseaudio

I'm trying to debug a broken sound system on an Ubuntu 16 laptop. I want to try completely uninstalling Pulseaudio, so I ran: sudo apt-get remove --purge pulseaudio However, this generates the odd ...
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Crackling/delayed sound from ALC892 Digital device on Ubuntu 18.04

My digital audio device is producing crackling and delayed sounds. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 LTS with KDE desktop. The available audio devices are listed below: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **...
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Ubuntu 18.04 No audio on ALC1220

First I should say audio works fine on windows, so I know its not hardware, its a clean install of Ubuntu and I have the kernel version 4.15.0-29-generic. Not sure if important my motherboard is a ...
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18.04 Sound Card shown as Dummy Output

Dummy Output I tried: sudo alsa force-reload Does nothing. I am not sure what else to try. lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ...
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No Sound in ubuntu 18.04 ASUS R558U

Output of sudo lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" is 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio Flags: ...
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All sound devices disappeared

I recently ran a routine apt-get package upgrade on my Ubuntu 16.04 install on a Dell Precision 5520 laptop, and I found that all my sound output and input stopped working. I tried rebooting, but that ...
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How do I update pulseaudio to 12.x in Ubuntu 18.04

Since a month now I am running Ubuntu 18.04 on my media center PC. I found that streaming encoded 5.1 audio to my old receiver caused loud noise and only ALSA would work correctly. Yesterday I saw ...
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Lenovo B50-80 No sound at all

I installed Ubuntu and sound not working. I already tried every question on stack exchange and all over internet. I'm using Lenovo B50-80 with intel corporation broadwell-u audio controller. I can't ...
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Consistent Sound Issues in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I'm a new user of Ubuntu, and a relatively new user of Linux in general. I recently switched from Ubuntu MATE to the latest version of Ubuntu released on Ubuntu's official page, due to less support ...
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Headphone volume button to control ubuntu volume?

Background I am using bluetooth audio a lot at work to play music to my wireless headphones. It could be spotify or other tools such as youtube, local video playback, etc. As headphones goes as a ...
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Streaming pulseaudio to Internet

I want to transmit my PC pulseaudio (music) through Internet, from a WineHQ audio app. The app is sounding in my speakers and all looks so fine!!! Which Ubuntu software I have to use to take that ...
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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. ...