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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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How many ways can an audio device be disabled, such that it doesn't appear in Pulse Audio?

Back in version 16.04, I found a way to disable my laptop's only audio output device in such a way that I did not need to touch the BIOS or any of the hardware and that the only device that appears in ...
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Bluetooth connected no sound i3wm

Connected to bluetooth headphones, but the audio stream doesn't work. When I switch to try and use it as a headset, audio works, but is of phone call quality, and regular headphone stream doesn't work ...
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Kubuntu 18.10 - headphone jack doesn't work

I'm running Kubuntu 18.10 and my Logitech z213 speakers don't work. i also tested earbuds in every 3.5mm jack on my computer to see if they worked at all and they don't i am dual booting windows 10 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, Dummy output, no sound

I connected my PC to my TV via HDMI and had to set the default video and audio outputs to the TV, everything worked fine, but after I disconnected, the video playback speed was at 0.5x and the audio ...
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IEC958 (S/PDIF) not working

I can't get my IEC958 output working. The optical wire is physically connected to a powered 192KHz DAC via my sound card: ツ sudo lspci |grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Pulseaudio started & loaded twice - 2 PIDs accessing sound card - Need help to troubleshoot pls

I hope someone can help me troubleshoot why and from where Pulseaudio is started and loaded twice. This creates issues when plugging headphones and sometimes there are small pauses in sound. Here ...
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How to fix SteelSeries Arctis 5 Chat Mix Dial on Ubuntu 18.10?

I tried to install a package from this topic: Arctis 5 Headset, Two Audio Playback devices not visible But It does not work proper way in Pulse Audio it shows both but Chat Mix Dial does not do ...
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Audio Not Working on Ubuntu 16.04 (I have tried everything)

Just yesterday, everything was fine. Previously, only my input devices would not work. Now nothing works. I have checked Alsamixer. I have purged and reinstalled Pulseaudio. I have rebooted my ...
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Built-in Speaker doesn't work after installing JACK

I am in Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS with lowlatency kernel. Before I installed JACK, everything worked fine, both audio jack and built-in laptop's speakers. After I installed JACK, the audio jack worked fine ...
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18.04 Realtek ACL898 jack detection

I am trying to get my headphones working with Kubuntu 18.04 on my laptop with a Realtek ACL898. Hardware I have three 3.5 mm jacks on my laptop, Line Out, Mic, and Headphones, in that order. The ...
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No sound output device recognized by PulseAudio

I'm setting up Ubuntu 18.10 one step at a time on my Jumper EZPad Mini 3, a cheap Chinese Windows tablet. Now I'm trying to get audio to work - just headphone jack output working is enough for me (no ...
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NO sound from front headphone jack

I'm faced with the issue that Ubuntu 18 is somehow now recognizing the front headphone jack: I tried a workaround using alsamixer to unmute my front headphone jack and turning the volume to full but ...
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Pulseaudio set all sinks to 100%

Every time I play an audio in the browser, a new sink number is created and the sink is set back to 80%. Even if I stop a Youtube video and start playing again, the volume always goes back to 80%. ...
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Can't connect to bluetooth speakers on Ubuntu 18.04 but I could on Xubuntu 18.04

I have These Bluetooth speakers, which worked on Xubuntu after following these instructions, but now on Ubuntu I can't get them to work. My computer is a Thinkpad X230. I can connect to my phone when ...
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No sound with HDA Intel PCH - Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently dual booted my Samsung 300V5A - S0GIN laptop with ubuntu 18.04. I couldn't get audio over 3.5mm headphone jack. However, I have work USB headphones which works without a hitch. I ...
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PulseAudio Default Sink Settings with Sound Blaster Zx [18.04]

Each time I boot into Ubuntu 18.04, I get no sound from my speakers. I've set the correct device as the default sink in default.pa, but when I look at the Sound control panel, I find it's selected my ...
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Why does amixer no longer work after an apt-get upgrade?

I have: amixer set Master 1%+ bound to a key (and one for 1%- to turn it down) in XFCE. This has been working great. Then, after an apt-get upgrade, it stopped working. No reboot. I see now that ...
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USB Microphone over USB switch

I run an USB Microphone over a USB switch (together with Mouse and Keyboard) on multiple Computers. When i switch back from my other Computer, my Microphone is re-activated by Linux, but TeamSpeak ...
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Recent updates caused return of audio glitching with 5.1 surround sound

I follow this guide to get my 5.1 audio working: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio and it has been working for some time now in 18.04 (and before in 17.10) Starting around Nov ...
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PulseAudio - Maximum number of channels

Does PulseAudio has a limitation on number of surround channels streamed over HDMI? Does it support 9.2 LPCM for example? I have an Intel NUC that's HDMI 2.0a capable. According to the specification, ...
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Ubuntu no audio device in output tab

Problem: I can't play any sounds. In Settings -> Sound -> Output there is no device listed. System: Ubuntu 18.04. This is my laptop, only one user ever connected Attempts I've tried lots of forums,...
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Multiple Sound Device Ordering Not Always Working

I’m running Ubuntu Studio 18.04, PA with ALSA and trying to control the loading sequence of multiple devices. I've added to the end of my /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf the following: options ...
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pulseaudio not loading properly

My Ubuntu 18.04 PC has decided that pulseaudio is nothing good in the world, and therefore pulseaudio suddenly will stop seeing literally any audio devices-- quite literally, too, as aplay -l isn't ...
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ASUS Xonar AE Sound Card No Output

I have a custom-built PC that dual boots Linux/Ubuntu and Winblows 10. I purchased the ASUS Xonar AE sound card when I was only running Windows and everything worked as designed. Now that I'm ...
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Laptop without audio, Ubuntu 18.04LTS

Today I opened my Lenovo Ideapad 310 and it was totally without audio. I tried to open the alsamixer but received this message can not open the mixer: File or Directory nonexistent. Entering the ...
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Sound doesn't recording if running FFMPEG as other user

Works: I'm trying to record video from my Logitech webcam and sound from the headset. I can record it without a problem from the terminal using the following logged in as "myuser": /usr/bin/ffmpeg -...
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Strange Firefox audio issues on Kubuntu 18.04

One issue is for twitch.tv, on a certain person's stream. There is absolutely zero audio from their stream, even when I use the clip feature, view their past VODs (every single one), there is no audio ...
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pulseaudio bluetooth sink not available in ssh session

I have a bluetooth speaker that I'm able to pair with and it works well on ubuntu. I usually connect to it through the bluetooth manager in an X session. Today I tried connecting to the speaker with ...
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Play to all soundcards, how to get them in sync?

I have 2 pair of speakers i want to use at the same time. I have 2 sound cards. and i am using 3,5mm jack on them both for simplicity. I have tried putting them all on the same card (one in stereo-out,...
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No sound on Ubuntu desktop 18.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu desktop 18.04.1 on my laptop along with Microsoft Windows 10. Everything works perfectly, until two or three times using Ubuntu, the sound completely goes away. Meaning ...
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Unintended recording from microphone in Pulseaudio

I use regular earphones with built-in microphone for which I have created a female-to-2male wire which works fine(the earphones are plugged in and on the exit audio and microphone channels are ...
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External USB Microphone Not Recording Sound

I have a logitech USB Microphone that I want to use with my linux machine(Kubuntu 18.04).The thing is: 1.My Internal Mic works great 2.My headset mic works great albeit with disturbing noises at the ...
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USB-C headphones not working despite being listed as audio device

I have a laptop with a USB-C port to which I connected my USB-C earphones (earbuds from Google, not the Bluetooth ones). The device is correctly listed in the audio output channels, but selecting them ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Headphones/Speakers “linked” (Speakers have no sound)

This is one of those "No Audio" problems i'm having with my old Toshiba NB500-108 netbook and it's essentially the problem described by the solution here, which means that if I unmute the "Headphones" ...
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Trying to send midi audio to Discord on Xubuntu

I have a casio keyboard which doubles as a midi controller, and I want its audio to go through a discord voice call. I don't have an audio-in jack, or else this would be trivial, so I'm going the usb ...
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Sound echoing, using Guitarix

I have a Focusrite solo hooked up to my guitar. I managed to get sound from it in my headphones. However It sounds like some weird reverb. The sound get a bit louder and then goes completely away and ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 external audio sources not recognized

Nothing other than the built in speaker is displayed. I have tried pavucontrol, pulseaudio -k, updating nvidia drivers etc. Even when I pair my phone through bluetooth it displays in the input tab ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 sound problem

I had initially dual booted Ubuntu 16.04 with kali linux.Then One day while watching a movie in ubuntu 16.4 the speakers went mute. However, when using kali linux speakers worked just fine. I searched ...
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Crackling sound and noise when using line in

I'm receiving sound using the motherboard's "line in" input and I get a lot of "static" and weird noises. The funny thing is that, when I try to record using arecord test so I can listen to the ...
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Switch audio output from tray (headphone or speaker)

Installed Ubuntu 18.10 and I'm very happy. The only function i'm missing is quick switching audio output profiles of my soundcard. In tray menu only volume control is possible, therefore I tried ...
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Sound level does not change when increasing it

When I increase the sound it stays put at a low level and does not change. When going all the way down to mute it actually does mute the sound. The sound symbol on the screen shows an increase in ...
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No sound output through HDMI

I was trying to connect my computer to my tv with hdmi and no sound would go through. When I click on the sound settings in the volume control nothing happens and I can't find it in the system setting ...
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Obtain current pulseaudio volume per application

I want to retrieve an applications actual currently audible volume, ideally using some Terminal command. To clarify, I don't need the volume settings (which i can easily see in pactl list sink-inputs)....
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Use a2dp profile to have headphones be used as input [duplicate]

I was wondering if it's possible to use my headphones+microphone just as a microphone using a2dp profile. I have problems using HSP because the quality of sound is very poor so i was thinking of ...
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Why can't I use sound simultaneously in Bitwig and another program? Is Jack the problem?

I've recently installed Bitwig to make some music. It installed fine, but it initially didn't produce any sound through my speakers. It also gave an error saying that it couldn't find Jack (or ...
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Poor quality sound on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have a HP dv7-6179 Laptop with 4 speakers. When I boot into Windows 10, the speakers sound good, but I when I boot into Ubuntu 16.04 they turn into like "can sound" and distorted even with low ...
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Audio devices not being autodetected

Recently after my system updated packages, I restarted my computer and found that sound no longer works. aplay -l and pulseaudio both report that there are no sound devices, even though they were ...
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Audio is delayed slightly

I'm currently having issues with audio being being slightly behind (it seems to be about 0.5-1s). This is on my laptop. I'm currently trying to stream audio from my desktop to the laptop for the mean ...
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Irssi freezes after I've added sound notifications

I type irssi in the terminal and get in to the program without no problem, but after I have written /connect in there and the beep sound I've added using in Irssi: /set bell_beeps /set ...
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no sound after upgrade from 16.04 to 18.04

pulse audio not loading from dmesg [ 3215.940984] cht-bsw-rt5645 cht-bsw-rt5645: snd-soc-dummy-dai <-> media-cpu-dai mapping ok [ 3215.941111] cht-bsw-rt5645 cht-bsw-rt5645: snd-soc-dummy-dai <...