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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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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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Lenovo Y720 subwoofer not working

Anyone tried Ubuntu on Lenovo Y720? When I play anything containing bass, it gives no bass at all. If I do a hertz test between 210-219 from this site: Subwoofer test I can feel the laptop vibrating ...
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Sound driver missing on kubuntu, but present on ubuntu

I am new to linux in general, so forgive for that, but i installed a few distros on this week because i am thinking about moving to linux (DXVK just blew my mind), i installed ubuntu 18.04, pop_os!, ...
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How do I combine audio and video in ubuntu?

I have separate audio and video but with different length. (2.40hr video and 2.38hr audio) I want to combine them in sync how do i do that?
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SoundBlaster Z and Kernel 4.18

I have a Creative Soundblaster Z SB1570 (yeah I know big mistake) and I read somewhere that the 4.18 kernel will have better support for this card. My question is how can I make it work earlier using ...
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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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Static noise when playing sound

From time to time I get a lot of static noise when playing sound. It stops when no sound is played (e.g. when music playback is stopped). Seems to be independent from output device (same symptons ...
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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

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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Music voice inaudible in Ubuntu 16.04

So I have this strange sound problem in my Ubuntu. I can hear music and ambient sounds when playing songs from YouTube or Spotify, but I don't hear any voices. When I restart the computer, at first ...
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I would like to give the crontab command priority over current audio stream Ubuntu 18.04

The mp3 will automatically run at the specified time using crontab. */10 7-21 * * * play /home/mo/document/1.mp3 */10 7-21 * * * sleep 20;play /home/mo/document/2.mp3 */10 7-21 * * * sleep 40;play /...
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alsamixer not found and audio not working in Ubuntu 16.04.05

I am trying to troubleshoot my sound issues and in one of the steps I removed and installed something that is not letting me open alsamixer. alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory I ...
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How to configure pavuncontrol

I am struggling with the configuration of pavucontrol. I think I did something to the settings when trying to get pulseaudio and alsa to play well together. This is what is what I did in /etc/pulse/...
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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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Jack headset: headphones recognised and working, headset microphone not listed

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 When I plug my jack headset (with built in microphone) it only recognizes my headphones, it keeps using the built in microphone for the computer. The jack plug is dual and ...
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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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Bluetooth Headphone paired but not recognized as sound card (KDE Neon - 16.04)

I was using my bluetooth headphones (Bose QC35II) as usually but this week I had to unpair it and when I paired it again it didn't get recognized as a sound card anymore. The headphone remains with a ...
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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 through headphones in one mode, works fine in another

Most questions that I've seen report Ubuntu not detecting or playing through their chosen wired/bluetooth sound device at all, but that's not the case here. In fact, using the same output/input ...
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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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Bluetooth speakers only working intermittently in Ubuntu 18.04

Just upgraded to 18.04. I have a pair of Nokia MD-7W bluetooth speakers which have worked perfectly in 16.04. Now they do connect but sound is constantly breaking up. Any thoughts?
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Bluetooth audio has background noise

I have a bluetooth headphone (Bluedio T) connected to my desktop. The audio works fine in A2DP mode, I am quite happy with the audio quality. However, there is a constant background noise, a quiet ...
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Stop master volume from setting all other active channels’ volume to 100

Run alsamixer Change volume levels for a channel that is not Master (PCM or Front for example) Change system volume (via GUI for example) Now, the master volume will change, but the volume of all ...
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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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Laptop speaker is not in options > sound. Headphones work without problems

after I've reinstalled Ubuntu, I've been unable to play sound from my (internal) speakers since. There are only headphones available, even when there are no headphones plugged in. In Settings > Sound ...
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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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Sounds on ubuntu 18.04

I recently installed ubuntu 18.04 and would like to know how to get the sounds like the ones that were on 16,04. I get sound from my external speakers but no startup sound I tried system settings, and ...
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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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Mic not working in ubuntu when testing with webrtc [on hold]

Ubuntu 17.01, Chrome 68.0.3440.75, webRTC, sipML5 when try to test the compatibility of webrtc in my PC using test.webrtc.org, i get the following error [ OK ] Audio track created using device=...
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Windows guest's audio choppy in QEMU/KVM with virt-manager

I'm using QEMU with KVM in virt-manager, with a Windows 10 guest. I've noticed the audio to be very choppy, and will cut in and out constantly. After installing most of the virtio drivers for Windows, ...
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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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Microphone not working on Ubunut 18.04 LTS for any conference app web nor desktop No one can hear me

Hi I already tried most of the troubleshooting posts for making sure the microphone is not muted on alsamixer and for making sure the built-in microphone is selected under chrome settings but when I ...
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Sound issue in Ubuntu 18.04

I have a sound issue in my system. The problem is when I restart my system and log back in there is no sound. So I have to use this code every time I log in: pactl load-module module-detect It ...
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MPD fails streams after upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04.5

My apologies in advance if my reporting is not fully compliant with the standards - I'm a bit of a beginner in Linux. I've been using MPD (standard 0.19.xx) in Ubuntu for a while without any troubles,...
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How to increase bass *solely* using terminal commands (*no* installation of any software) (Ubuntu 18.04)

At first, I was looking for a solution to decrease my screen’s brightness. Many solutions, however, just recommended to install this or that software in order to solve the problem. But this solution ...
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How do I report that Chrome's Remote Desktop causing multiple, severe problems?

I'm new to Ubuntu...switching my homestation PC from Windows, over to Google Chromebook, and now onto your UBUNTU:GNOME... I've always been able to control my homestation remotely using Chrome-RDP. ...
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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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Why Audio on ASUS VivoBook in Ubuntu 16.04 does not functions?

My Laptop ASUS VivoBook S in Ubuntu 16.04 gives no audio, no sound, neither throughinternal speakers nor headphones. Moreover, after staring Ubuntu the sound disappears in Win 10, too, giving the ...
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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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Couldn't connect MIDI controller on Ardour (Ubuntu 18.04 Ardour5)

I was followin the instrucions to setup Cadence (http://bcacciaaudio.com/2018/01/30/audio-music-production-in-linux-part-1-setting-up-jack-audio/) from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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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 ...