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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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battle between digital and analog sound in mINT 19 but was asvised to check ubuntu [on hold]

The problem I have is my sound goes out- and I switch from digital to analog in "sound settings" and it comes back on for a short time, then goes out again- and I switch back to the other- and it's a ...
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Low audio output on Lenovo laptop

My laptop's audio output is very low compared to Windows. If the volume percentage is 22~ there is no sound. I tried setting everything to max on alsamixer, but it does not make a difference. There ...
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No Sound in Ubuntu 18.04 on ASUSFX503VD

I've tried every solutions on the web, changed alsamixer, pavucontrol... everything. But nothing seem to work. Please help. In the beginning, Ubuntu didn't boot, tried some solutions and now ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't recognize P2 Headphone

Some weeks ago, I tried to make Ubuntu detect and change the audio output automatically to my USB headphone once I plugged in. I found a tutorial telling me to edit the /etc/pulse/default.pa file, ...
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How to fix incorrect menu options for usb headphone handset?

When the Turtle Beach Z60 usb headphone handset is connected to the computer, it works out of the box. However, the audio menu shows 4 possible output profiles instead of the available 2: In fact, ...
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fluidsynth in a cloud VM

What I want - to convert midi files into audio files with a soundfont on the cloud. I can do that on my dual-booted Linux laptop, my MacBook, but I want to do it on the cloud, specifically GCP. This ...
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Video/audio no longer works after apt upgrade

So I did an apt update/upgrade yesterday. I noted that there was an unusual number of packages ready to update, over 250 iirc. I think I must have forgotten to update after upgrading Ubuntu to 18.04.1,...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Built in Audio no longer working

I tried using hooking my laptop up to an external display through HDMI and now the built in audio does not work. I can still get audio through the audio jack. pavucontrol shows that audio should be ...
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A2D2 codec doesnt work fine on Ubuntu 18

Since long time ago the quality of my headphones (MDR-ZX770BN) were very poor. In order to sort this out i had to reconnect the device to my laptop. I though all this time that it was a problem of the ...
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Audio fading in and out

I'm running ubuntu budgie on my desktop (i7 4790k and gtx 1070). I got my desktop setup to my TV, never had this issue and tried resetting the audio on the TV. I have the audio going through the HDMI ...
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No Audio in Firefox

Videos in Firefox version 62 have no audio. I have read that pulseaudio must be running and I tried this command $ sudo pulseaudio --start --exit-idle-time=-1 per Firefox support page and restarted ...
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Synchronize bluetooth (or WiFi?) music across devices

Bluetooth has a certain latency when playing music. Typically it is one-way from computer or phone to bluetooth satellite speaker box or headphones. I have two laptops and one phone with bluetooth. ...
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Headphones work only when unplugged and plugged in again

I have a Dell XPS 15 9570 with Ubuntu 18.04. When I plug in my headphones I can listen to audio. Everything works fine. Except from the shrill noise I get when I don't play any audio. Another issue ...
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Headset not muting laptop speakers in Ubuntu 17.04

When I plug my headset (Logitech h151) my headphones doesn't sound. Then, I put this in the terminal: alsactl restore And it helps because my headphones sounds but the laptop's speakers too! I want ...
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How to disable alert sound for terminal only?

I am really annoyed by the alert sound in terminal when i click backspace and as soon as no character is left in terminal and again i press backspace, it notifies with a sound which i want to disable ...
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acer swift 3: microphone not working with ubuntu 18.04

I installed Ubuntu on my new laptop, quite a challenge as I am not well versed in computing. It seems to be working fine, except the inbuilt microphone is not working. Not too sure what to do about it,...
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sound and audio problem

I downloaded ubuntu and installed it after splitting my hard drive long time ago, and recently the sound on windows only works with earphones whether plugged in or not, and on ubuntu, the built-in ...
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Must restart pulseaudio to get headphone working

I'm using Xubuntu 18.04. After boot and get the desktop, I plug in my headphone. But no sound, unless I restart pulseaudio by pulseaudio -k and pulseaudio -D. How to avoid typing the command? Since I ...
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high-pitched sound when recording

Ubuntu 16.04 Thinkpad T420 Here's what happens when I try to record video through my webcam. It happens when I use Cheese and also VLC. I've tried turning down the speaker volume (muting) to kill ...
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bluez, pulseaudio, and ofono crashes and problems in iMX8 - Wayland

I have been trying to develop an application that has media playback, media control, and telephony with i.MX8 QuadMax MEK board. I use Yocto fsl-imx-wayland distro, which uses Wayland desktop with ...
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Alert volume in 18.04

I've got some weird audio issue on 18.04; the alert volume seems to be at 400% from the rest of the system. If I play video or audio at 100% it's ok, when a notification comes in it blares from the ...
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Jabra Elite 65t? Call quality?

has anyone tried to pair the Jabra Elite 65t bluetooth in-ears with Linux? I am thinking about the purchase but both A2DP and HFP with Wide Band Speech (mSBC) in Debian (Ubuntu) are a must - I want ...
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Piano kbd connects to Qsynth but no sound [closed]

I'm running Mint 18.3 Mate on an Intel i5-8600K desktop. I do not have a sound card or speakers. I have a Sennheiser headset that works fine when I listen to something off the web like youtube. I ...
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Issues with Ubuntu 18.04 Sound

I am trying to establish an audio output in my Ubuntu 18.04 system with the following specs: 7.5 GiB RAM Intel Core i7-3770 CPU @ 3.40Hz × 8 Intel Ivy Bridge Desktop graphics GNOME 3.28.2 64-bit 980....
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How to Get the Option to Choose a Startup Sound in 18.04?

I went ahead and installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 and I'm trying to figure out how to be able to choose a startup login and logoff sound. I was told at one point that I could do this with gnome tweak tool ...
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Dell Soundbar scratchy sound after some time on Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 Sound presents. Still on my Dell AC511 USB Soundbar is scratchy from time to time. How to reproduce: make active Dell AC511 (Digital or Analog doesn't matter) active ...
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Call Audio Doesn't go through A2DP from Android to Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Is there a way?

I love the inbuilt feature that comes with 18.04 where you can simply stream audio from Android to Ubuntu if both the devices are connected over Bluetooth. Essentially, I can use my Linux desktop as ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 no sound on imac mid-2017 21,5"

A fresh installed Ubuntu 18.04 provides no sound out-of-the-box on an iMac mid-2017 with 21,5 inch 4K Retina display. Specs of the iMac: Intel core i5-7500 8GB RAM Radeon Pro 560 1TB Fusion drive ...
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Can The Google Chrome cast , in 5.1 surround sound? [closed]

Can the chrome cast cast in 5.1 surround sound?
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No sound on Ubuntu 18.04

So i recently dual-booted my pc with windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04, but i am having trouble with the sound in Ubuntu. When i check out my sound output in pulseaudio i can see that my pc is detecting ...
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UBUNTU 18.04.01 Autologon effect

Sound, PulseAudio, Audacious work when autologin is ON, they don't when autologin is OFF. Any suggestions to remedy this? I prefer to have autologin OFF. Thanks!
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How To Install Reaktek Driver on Lubuntu 18.04

I am new to Linux world (Installed Lubuntu 18.4 two days ago) - Lubuntu 18.4 I must say that it has become my daily driver, but it has only one problem. The inbuilt audio codes & drivers are not ...
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Dell XPS 13 9370 no audio device on Ubuntu 14.04

I have looked on over 25 different links trying to figure out how to fix the audio and nothing is working. When I type aplay -l no soundcards found In the settings, it shows that it called dummy ...
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Pulseaudio – difference between digital / analog output

I'm using a FiiO E10K external DAC for listening to music. When I open up pavucontrol and look at the configuration tab, I'm greeted with the following options to choose from: Since the DAC is ...
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Volume mute and unmute button getting pressed frequently

I have installed ubuntu 18.04 on my Lenovo laptop. Since the laptop was almost 4 years old, one of my volume mute/unmute button got damaged and the relevant key press/release event got triggered ...
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Is it possible to connect to multiple bluetooth devices simultaneously?

I would like to connect multiple devices, such as my laptop + phone + speaker to my workstation at the same time. How would I do this, if it is possible? Once one device is connected, attempting to ...
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Audacious player doesn't play a list of audio files, when I mark and open several files in the file manager, since the update from 16.04 to 18.04

Well it's pretty much in the title. I did the Update to Ubuntu 18.04 with the update manager. However, now when I select several files in the file manager and hit enter, only the last in the list ...
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How to get sound card back after fixing mute below threshold issue?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I was having USB audio mutes below 35 % issue. So I followed the instructions at over here to fix it. And it worked. But now internal speakers don't work anymore. user@...
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The soundcards settings phonon failure

Using 18.04 I tried to change settings in phonon. Before everything was ok, but for a week now it falls back into settings that I don't want. so when I set back to the USB soundcard and everything ...
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Bluetooth speaker sound distorted (ubuntu 18.04)

The sound from a bt speaker (JBL Flip 3) is distorted: sometimes ok for a few seconds but mainly it's crackling and interrupted intermittently. Also the connection process is sometimes tricky... I ...
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Recording 32-bit audio resolution with WineHQ

I use Ubuntu Studio 18.04.1 LTS, with WineHQ 3.0.3. I don't know if this is the same inside any other combination but... I discovered that we can record audio with 32-bit resolution with Adobe ...
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Why does the music in the game “Oh, Deer!” work in 16.04 but not 18.04?

So, I got an indie game (Oh, Deer!) from Humble Store and while using Lubuntu 16.04, its music worked flawlessly. However, when I installed 18.04, game refused to launch unless I installed libmad0 ...
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5.1 Surround sound. Music works but voices dont?

I downloaded couple trailers from Dolby's site and tried surround sound by watching them on SMplayer. Anything else than stereo and 4.0 wouldn't produce any voice from the actors, I could however hear ...
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How do I enable 5.1 Surround Sound?

I have a sound card that is capable of doing 5.1 surround sound. I have downloaded Pulseaudio Volume Controller and my configuration settings look like this However, when I go to my sound settings to ...
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Is there a way that Rythmbox uses embedded covers in mp3-files

From the description of the Rythm Audio Player, I learned that it requires an extra file (like cover.jpg, folder.jpg, etc.) in the folder of the related music. I have a big list of about 7000 mp3 ...
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How Do I Set Up Line In & Front Mic Simultaneously

Okay I have two goals. First, is to have a line in running from my Switch into my PC in order to have audio from the switch come out of my PC headphones. This is accomplished by Choosing 'Line In' ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Volume increases too quickly with audiojack headphones

I have a set of ATH-M50 headphones. When I plug it into Ubuntu to use it, I have to keep the volume at 1% for the sound to not rupture my eardrums. I would like to stretch out the volume increment so ...
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how can I check if sf2utils is properly installed in Python 3.6 on Lubuntu 18.04

Python 3.6 comes with Lubuntu 18.04, then I ran pip install sf2utils, it told me installed, but Python script tell me it cannot find it. Can I check wher it is installed
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(Kubuntu 18.04) HDMI to AVR Sound Problem

so about a week ago I decided to replace my AUX sound output (to old computer sound system) with S/PDIF 5.1 or HDMI 5.1 output to my AVR (Pioneer VSX-527). Eventhough I have googled quite a lot in ...
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18.04: After troubleshooting sound issue, no sound at all

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop (ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550VE). At first I had sound working but the sound would stop working at seemingly random times. It also stopped working everytime I plugged ...