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Questions tagged [sound]

Questions about sound issues with Ubuntu spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers/headset to the transfer of audio signals via audio port, bluetooth and HDMI.

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Use ALSA snd-aloop module for audio input with VirtualBox

I'd like to be able to change an audio input device for a virtual machine I'm running in VirtualBox (more specifically, I'm using the Genymotion Android emulator). Preferably using snd-aloop, but if ...
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Volume flickering up and down

I've dealt with this issue on this machine before but I forget the fix. In a nutshell, the volume is flickering from 0 to maximum. I believe the fix was to disable the front headset plug. Can ...
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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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Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 Bluetooth Lag

Not sure why, but when I try to run bluetooth on a full install of ubuntu 16.04 (I have my reasons), the bluetooth speeds up and slows down and skips uncontrollably with no explanation in the debug ...
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Bluetooth Speakers and connectivity

My Bluetooth speaker (Bose mini sound link ) disconnects automatically on my Ubuntu 18.04 bionic . after restarting it works but then again stops by itself . when i check in the connection settings it ...
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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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No speakers available as soon as headphones are in Dell XPS 15

I am experiencing problems with the audio device on my Dell XPS 15. The differentiation between headphone jack and laptop speakers fails. When no headphones are plugged in the speakers work fine. When ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, no analog sound from Realtek ALC889

I get sound from the Realtex ALC889 on my motherboard in Windows 10, and I used to get it with Ubuntu 17.10. But when I upgraded to 18.04 Ubuntu no longer recognizes the device. Under the Sound ...
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How do I make Ubuntu select my headset mic as default input automatically?

This seems so obvious I'm kind of shocked it needs to be asked. I plug a headset into the 3.5mm jack on my Ubuntu laptop and expect it to just work. The output does indeed "just work". However, I have ...
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How to disable device plugged in notification dialog box in Ubuntu 18.04?

There is something wrong with my laptop on the hardware level where it constantly keeps thinking that an audio device has been plugged in. It happens with little movements like resting my palm near ...
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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 media playing become slow

Recently I did a presentation. So I used Mirror option to display my desktop on the projector screen using HDMI port. After the presentation(after removing HDMI) when I tried to watch a YouTube video ...
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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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No Sound in ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FN after installing ubuntu 18.04

I recently bought ASUS ZenBook 14 UX433FN which came with preloaded Windows 10 Home. I used it for a few days and everything was working perfectly fine. Then I uninstalled Win 10 and installed Ubuntu ...
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No sound (no sound card detected) - ubuntu 16.04 LTS

aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... lspci -nnk | grep -A2 Audio Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a2f0] Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [...
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Totem / Videos often asks whether to install the right codec, but always fails to find it!

As title says. I love this feature, but totem doesn't ever find the required packages / codecs to play the correct file in software. I have found this a number of times since installing Ubuntu 18.10 ...
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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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Sound on HDMI but config on bluetooth

When is start my laptop (either booting or from sleeping) my sound comes from my hdmi monitor which is what i want. but my config is set on my headphones so if you want to lower or increase sound it ...
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Buzzy Sound-MSI B450 Mortar Ubuntu 18.04

suddenly my sound starts to be buzzy (I've checked my speakers they're ok.), my sound card is a Realtek ALC892. I've also tried the front panel and it's the same. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and since now ...
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no HDMI sound on Xfce Ubuntu Studio 18

I have installed Ubuntu Studio 18 (Xfce) on laptop with display port. Sound output shows only internal audio with TV connected via DP-HDMI. On live cd Cinnamon Mint 18 same hardware configuration ...
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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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No sound settings available + only one earbud working

I'm super new to Ubuntu so please forgive me if the answer is already explained elsewhere. I have tried using sudo apt-get install ubuntu-desktop but no change. (These are brand new earbuds, and also ...
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cant enable 7.1 sorrund sound please help! (speakers)

installed ubuntu fresh for like a hour ago but i cant enable 7.1 sorrund sound for my speakers the highest is 5.1, please help!i can add that it is working on windows but doesnt seem to work in ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu not detecting exterternal microphones or headset

I am having issues with the sound in Gnome it only detects the input as builtin mic but the mic doesn't work. It also doesn't detect my headset when I plug it in unless its a usb plugin nothing from ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 sound problem in some desktops only

I have no sound output in Ubuntu 18.04 when I am using Gnome 3 or KDE Plasma or Budgei. However, with the MATE desktop or Unity there are no problems with sound. I tried force-reload alsa and ...
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Sound settings vanished after upgrade to 18.04

After upgrade to 18.04 LTS the sound settings vanished from the panel: They vanished even from the system settings: What to reinstall? BTW: I had to add the Wi-Fi item to the panel after the ...
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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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Sound failing on recent Ubuntu 18.04 install

My sound has suddenly stopped working several weeks after a dual-boot installation of Ubuntu 18.04. I've checked all of my settings and everything appears to be normal (audio output appears to be ...
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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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Internal speakers and internal mic not working

After fixing a problem with the internal mic by running the pavucontrol command to unlock controls and turn right speaker all the way to zero, the speakers stopped working the next time i restarted ...
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My microphone just gives white noise

I've got a Purism Librem 13 laptop which comes with PureOS (a Debian derivative) installed by default. I've got Ubuntu 18.04 installed, but the built in microphone only generates white noise. Here's a ...
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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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Ubuntu 18 unmutes itself when a sound is played

I used to have this issue on 18.04 and I fixed it with help of some thread I found and now that I updated to 18.10 I'm having the issue again but I just can't find the old thread that helped me figure ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 16 LTS behaving erratically

I installed Ubuntu 16.04 LTS fresh on my Lenovo V130 laptop, and it has been giving me a lot of trouble. Had to fix the right click functionality, install a lot of packages, and what not! It takes a ...
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How to enable headset media and volume control on laptops with TRRS jacks?

Many modern laptops like the Dell XPS, starting with the XPS 9550 dating back to 2015, use a 3.5mm TRRS jack that combines headphone and microphone audio connections. Many of these sound cards also ...
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My Microphone is not making sound anymore on Ubuntu 16.04

Neither my built-in mic or my USB mic are working now. I have enabled them in all browsers (Firefox, Chrome, Vivaldi), have made sure volume on pavucontrol and alsamixer are to the max, have made sure ...
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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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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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Very much offset (mkchromecast)

I downloaded and installed mkchromecast to cast my desktop audio to my google home mini. Everything works fine, but if I hit play on my computer, it needs about 30 seconds till the audio is played on ...
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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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Some System Event Sounds Not Playing on Ubuntu 18.10

Only a few of the system event sounds are playing on Ubuntu 18.10, like closing Firefox with multiple tabs open, adjusting volume, and inserting a usb device. However, when I do things such as ...
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No sound after upgrade to 16.04.05 LTS on Dell Latitude E7270

Sound was working great on 14, but after upgrade to 16, there is not sound. aplay seems to find the sound card: $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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some videos have sound and some have no sound on ubuntu 18.04

I am facing a strange issue. I can heard audio from youtube and other downloaded video files from my ubuntu. I have bought some courses from udemy. Surprisingly, there is no audio when I play those ...
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Bluetooth transmitter for Ubuntu 18.04

I have just bought a bluetooth headphone "audio-technica ath-sr5bt" which supports aptx/sbc/aac codecs and I would like to listen my audio files and CDs from PC (with Ubuntu 18.04) with my new ...
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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 ...