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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Kitty bell stopped working after switching to pipewire

I'm on Ubuntu 22.04. Recently switched from pulseaudio to pipewire. So far everything works well. Bluetooth headset is working, output sample rate up to match my DAC, mic echo cancelling enabled with ...
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Enable Mono Audio output in Ubuntu 22.04lts

I would like to enable mono audio output through my earphone;this was possible previously in ubuntu 20.04(vanilla) with these instructions: Can I downmix stereo audio to mono? However,it doesn't seem ...
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Dummy audio output/pulse audio frozen on ubuntu?

I have little to no knowledge of Ubuntu: after flashing the latest version of Ubuntu on my mini pc in dual boot, everything seems to be fine. After rebooting though, dummy audio output appears in the ...
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Audio only works after adjusting alsamixer

I had a question like this awhile back that was never answered, I figured revamping and broaden the conflict would help steer towards a solution. Earlier in the year I installed NoMachine that borked ...
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Bluetooth connection not working with new audio/video receiver

I've been using Bluetooth to connect my laptop to my audio receiver for years. I use Blueman on the laptop with an adapter on the receiver. Recently my receiver went out and now I have a new receiver, ...
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Unable to connect headphones through bluetooth

The problem I'm unable to connect the surface earbuds to my computer on linux ubuntu 20.04 LTS. The hardware is fine, since it's working on my phone and on windows. The Bluetooth settings of linux ...
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External Mic not detected Macbookpro 11,1 CS4208

My external combo jack mic always not detected, I used different headphones, And All working fine in OSX but not working when switching to Linux, I tried different distributions using the live boot, ...
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USB Headset allowing selective apps only to play sounds

I have 2 different USB headsets, both have the same problem on Linux Ubuntu 20.04. The screenshots below are when I connect the Jabra quantum 400. They only play sounds from certain apps - e.g. I can ...
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How to uninstall pipewire and go back to pulseaudio

I am using Ubuntu 22.04 LTS version (Jammy Jellyfish). I was facing a slight glitch while using my bluetooth headset mic. So, I tried to switch to pipewire to check if it solves my problem. But after ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 recording problem: cannot record any audio

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and trying to record an audio. Though an audio file is being created, but it doesn't have any sound. I am using front panel port.
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How can I find a true solution for my headset mic?

I'm really new as an Ubuntu user (21.10) so it's been MONTHS trying every possible solution to fix my headset mic. I have a Cybertel Savage. I use a headset splitter adapter to connect headphone + mic,...
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Alsa mixer that include all output/input devices

Question: Is there any audio mixer that would show all output / input devices (pulseAudio Volume Control do not show second monitor) Alternative question: Is there a way to permanently change pulse ...
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How can I tell Wine which output audio device to use?

I'm trying to run games through Wine. However, when the game launches, the sound comes out through my laptop speakers instead of my Bluetooth headphones. To fix this, I tried to alt-tab to the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 Audio output not working

please i have exactly the problem here ubuntu 22.04 audio output not working (dummy audio) and i also followed the solutions but nothing works. my computer audio doesn't still work. i am using the ...
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Ubuntu 22.04 - zero bass output on laptop speakers?

I'm running ubuntu 22.04 on my laptop. On windows, it had a relatively balanced output, but for some reason, there is literally 0 bass output on my speakers when running ubuntu. It sounds horrid. When ...
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How can i make my speaker become available when headphone plugged in?

I don't know why but when I plug my headphones into my laptop, I cant switch back to the speakers anymore. And when I check in pavucontrol the speaker is annotated as unavailable (as shown in the ...
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Can't hear anything in ubuntu 22.04

I tried with plugged in headphones, without them and with bluetooth headphones. Nothing is heard. I tried uninstalling and installing again alsa-base and pulseaudio. I also tried reloading alsa. I ...
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Over-amplification messed up my speaker

I was fooling around with 'Over-Amplification' in ubuntu 20.04 and tried seeing what would happen if I allowed over amplification of sound. I played some music with over-amplification turned on and ...
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ubuntu 22.04 audio output not working (dummy audio)

I have just upgraded my ubuntu to 22.04 but the audio is not working. In the setting, the audio option has only "Dummy Output" and the test fails. I have tried to do what is reported here ...
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Bluetooth headset connected but as type Unknown

I have a bluetooth headset (WH-CH700N). I'm having trouble setting it up on Ubuntu 20.04. It appears as connected in the bluetooth settings, but the headset doesn't play the "Bluetooth connected&...
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How can I change dummy ouput mode audio on linux (Ubuntu 20) to the default mode? (I can't hear anything!)

I want change the audio mode from dummy output mode to the default mode, I can't hear anything in dummy mode and I don't know why it's happened, I can't hear anything! so please help me! can I change ...
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Separate Line In and Mic into two different sources

I'm trying to make the switch from Windows to Ubuntu (Kubuntu 22.04 to be exact) and sadly it's been very painful so far. On Windows, I would normally listen to the Line In audio AND at the same time ...
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volume keys not working in ubuntu 22.04

I recently installed Ubuntu-22.04 Jellyfish. Earlier volume increase, decrease and mute were working just fine. However, from yesterday - I cannot increase/decrease the volume from keyboard keys. Also,...
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Can't get my usb audio interface to work on Ubuntu 20.04

There is just no audio coming from my audio interface speakers no matter what. I tried checking if it's muted, tried forcing sample rate. Nothing works. The audio interface is Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 &...
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USB speaker constant popping sound

My USB speakers (JBL Pebbles) crackle when turned on, and then make a constant, rhythmic popping noise. It sounds like rain drops falling on a tarp, and is present regardless of whether or not a sound ...
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Sound cuts out despite working sometimes, OS doesnt recognize the existence of PulseAudio but still refuses to let me download it

So I have been trying to fix this for about 24 hours and I am on the verge of pulling my hair out. Yesterday my laptop speakers started crackling out of nowhere which was shortly but not instantly ...
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what is th action of ";" symbol a config file lines?

i was editing pulseaudio daemon.conf file and i saw some lines start by ; symbol (image attached). what is the meaning and use of this symbol in the config file lines?
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Audio devices detected, but no sound output - Ubuntu 22.04

The problem is that i don't have any sound output on Ubuntu 22.04. The audio card is detected correctly, it is not a hardware problem because it works correctly on windows. In the settings even show ...
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conflicts with pulseaudio [duplicate]

i use pulseaudio without problems but with the new actualization of PopOs! i have problems with pulseaudio, before i simple put pulseaudio -k and it works fine but now if i put pulseaudio -k the ...
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Audio on HP DV7 Laptop

I have loaded a HP DV7 laptop about 5 times now in the past 2 weeks with Ubuntu Desktop 20.04. Initially audio works fine. After using Synaptic to add several programs the Settings Sound menu only ...
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Bluetooth device connected/paired but it is not recognized by sound system after upgrading to Ubuntu 22.04

After upgrading from Ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04, I'm facing a problem with my Bluetooth headset -- and all Bluetooth devices related to sound, which are the only ones I use. All of them connected/paired as ...
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Why there is a sound from speakers and earphones simultaneously at a time?

I have a earphone(fine) and a new laptop dell inspiron-3501 with ubuntu 22.04 with kernel 5.15.0-25-generic. But I have a audio problem. Normally speakers works fine. But when I plugin earphone then ...
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problem install pulseaudio lib via luarocks

I'm having some problems installing pulseaudio Lua lib using Luarocks. When I execute command: sudo luarocks install pulseaudio I get the following output: pulseaudio 0.2-1 depends on lua >= 5.1 (...
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Mic issues with pulseaudio on Ubuntu 20.04 on Lenovo X1 Carbon

I began experiencing audio issues on my Lenovo a few weeks ago and I have struggled with this ever since. I have tried a few things I have found online. Including reinstall of pulseaudio, alsamixer ...
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Headset is recognized but does not work Ubuntu 22.04

the indicator moves, but it is not responding to the audio, it is only at the beginning Tried hdajackretask and changed models in alsa-base.conf but nothing worked. my laptop is an acer nitro 5 an515 ...
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Headphone sudden loud noise on Ubuntu 20.04

When I'm using my headphones and listening or watching something on any browser at some point a loud noise starts to sound. This is not happening only while I use a browser, it happens too while using ...
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How do I get LDAC / aptX working with a Bluetooth device on Ubuntu 22.04?

I've got a few devices that support LDAC or aptX that are using SBC when connected to Bluetooth in Ubuntu. I saw somewhere that PulseAudio should support those in version 15. Ubuntu 22.04 ships with ...
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How can I setup ubuntu to use my mixer/audio interface?

I'm new to linux so I don't really know how to use my external audio interface (Zoom L-8 Mixer) thru usb, the only output/input option on my settings is my internal audio card. I would really ...
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No sound in my Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

I am using Dell Inspirion1464 model with Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS as OS.I had my auto updates on,my sound system was working fine earlier. But recently it has stopped suddenly and I see only Dummy output in ...
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playback speed is slow

When I listen to music on Youtube ,I realised the music sounds a little wired. I feel playback speed becomes slower than I heard before, even if playback speed in video setting is normal. So I used ...
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Choppy sound on fresh install of Ubuntu 21.10

The sound is very choppy, everything sounds the same. I tried all fixes here. What things can I try? lspci | egrep -i audio 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Tiger Lake-H HD Audio Controller (...
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audio problem kernel 5.13

when Im using speaker port i cant hear anything but when I change it to headphone my speakers active and the audio will play from both headphone and speaker. Im using kernel 5.13 Ubuntu 21.10 please ...
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Run zoom as root is failed, but non-root is working fine

I'm using ubuntu 20.04 LTS I run zoom root@server-kentang:~# zoom ZoomLauncher started. Zoom path is: /opt/zoom cmd line: Start subprocess: /opt/zoom/zoom sucessfully, process pid: 7071 No ...
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No sound output devices listed after upgrade from 21.10 to 22.04

Problem: No sound after upgrade from ubuntu 21.10 to 22.04 (using development release) both built in speakers and hdmi output. Some background: running on ubuntu 21.04, I noticed that my sound was not ...
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How can I use IEEE1394 Firewire Audio Interface's Midi ports using ffado jack as ALSA Midi

I want to use my Edirol FA-101 Firewire A/I 's midi ports from my Java program. I researched about this, but I couldn't find any information. I tried a2jmidi but it makes Alsa midi ports Jack midi ...
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HDMI output device causes video playback to freeze, no sound

I have an older computer with an Asus Z87 motherboard and and Intel Graphics that I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04. I have no sound over the single HDMI port of the board. I looked at a view Google results ...
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How can I override PulseAudio headphone device priorities?

I have multiple USB sound cards that are all used for specific applications. It use to be that pulseaudio would randomly pick one of these for the default device, but I've managed to use udev rules ...
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Speakers can't be detected

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. I have a monitor connected using a HDMI cable and a pair of speakers connected using the 3.5 mm jack(at the back of computer) and a USB. Speakers and monitor are not ...
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Static noise from earphones in my Ubuntu 20.04

My wired earphones are giving me static noise, I am writing this after I tried everything on this site and nothing worked. This involves: Using the famous pulseaudio -k option ( it just transfers the ...
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System Volume doesn't adjust audio linearly

[Ubuntu 21.10 on Acer CB515-1HT using PulseAudio] Audio is working for both internal speakers as well as via Bluetooth. But there's some weirdness: When internal audio is selected, adjusting the ...
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