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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Dummy output in 19.10 with realtek ALC892

Hello I have a Dell venue 10 pro 5055 and I recently installed Ubuntu on it. 19.10 is absolutely beautiful and great with touchscreens. The only persisting problem is the audio. When I go into ...
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Dell G3 3590 microphone not working

I'm having problems with the internal microphone of my dell G3 for since I installed Linux (first with in Manjaro, and now the same problem in Ubuntu). Right now: basically the sound is working fine,...
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How to convert audio and change its quality bitrate?

I want to convert mp3/wav audio file into wav format with a specific bitrate quality of 16bit or any if possible. How can I convert this file as well as change its quality bitrate in ubuntu linux 18....
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Restoring audio after uninstalling PulseAudio

So I recently did a stupid thing while messing around with getting an audio equalizer in Ubuntu 19.10. I apt purged pulseaudio, not realizing that the system relies on it. I have tried apt installing ...
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How To Remove Ubuntu Studio Software

So I added the "Ubuntu Studio Audio", "Ubuntu Studio Menu", and the "Low Latency Kernel" from the Ubuntu Studio software installer. It added a bunch of things that I don't need and messed up my clean ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 not detecting HDMI cable

I have an ASUS TUF FX505DT and everything works fine in Ubuntu 19.10, except for the HDMI connection. The cable and TV worked fine when I tried them with another laptop with Linux. I'm not sure what ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 USB audio no output SMSL su-8 AND xDuoo XD-05

Lenovo W540 The internal speakers and the speakers on my external monitor work (HDMI) but neither of my external USB DACs work (SMSL SU-8 and xDuoo XD-05). This wasnt a problem till recently when I ...
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Opening mp4 file with videos shows a green screen with audio

I have an .mp4 file that I'm trying to play with videos (the preinstalled video player on Ubuntu 18). I get the audio and a green screen. No video. The closest thing I could find relating to this ...
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Run Lua Script in Ardour from terminal / Start recording trigger from other program

I am using ardour for podcasting and have a self-written Java program from which I control everything. One button is called: "Start podcasting" which calls different functions. I want to integrate the ...
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How does one computer have HDMI option in sound settings and one doesn't?

I have 2 computers, both have Ubuntu 18.04. When I select the "settings" icon, neither had an HDMI option in the sound settings until I just looked recently and this computer now has an HDMI ...
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Laptop Soundcard buzzing when not in use

This happened a while ago and I can't tell anymore why or when... It just didn't bother me enough at the time but now I can focus on this issue. Whenever I have a cable plugged into the headphones ...
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No Sound With Asterisk

I have a Windows 10 Host with Virtual Box 6.0 and Ubuntu 18. I can play youtube video on Ubuntu and hear the sound in the speakers attached to the Windows host, but not when running Asterisk ...
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Can we manipulate Jack Latency

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10 and Jack Audio Connection Kit 1.9.12. I use it in three desktop computers, all of them with the following configuration: Motherboard = H61M-P31/W8 (MS7788) Processor = ...
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Latest Skypeforlinux 8.54.0.91 mutes all other sound sources on 18.04 LTS

Whenever a call is initiated or answerd with the latest version of Skypeforlinux-8.54.0.91, it mutes all other currently active sounds (totem rhythmbox etc). Sound Preferences does not allow these to ...
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How to partition in pclinuxos latest release [closed]

I’m very new to this and for the last 3 days I’m doing something wrong after I set up hard drive I’m not able to reboot message no such partition exist What is the proper order Thank you in advance
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Bluetooth speakers very quiet over A2DP on 19.10

I have a pair of speakers connected to MR230 bluetooth receiver dongle. In Windows there is no problem with the setup, in Ubuntu 19.10 the sound is too quiet. I'd say, with everything maxed out to 150%...
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cannot record sound or use Skype after changing some alsamixer settings

The audio-signal doesn't seem to be picked up when I record audio, video or try to speak via Skype/hangouts or the like, irrespective of whether I use headphones or not. I'm running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. ...
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How to quickly switch screen and sound output in Ubuntu 18.04 from commandline?

I use TV connected by HDMI cable to my laptop. I want to be able to quickly perform following operations: activate TV as main display and switch off the laptop screen, switch to the HDMI sound from ...
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Cannot switch sound output for Terraria (Ubuntu 18.04)

After switching to i3wm, I realized I had no sound at all coming from the Terraria app. Looking up into pavucontrol tells me the app is outputting sound to HDMI, and when I try switching to my ...
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PulseAudio sink missing for GSP670 headset

I just got a Sennheiser GSP 670 gaming headset and I had some issues with the device being detected correctly by PulseAudio. The headset is wireless and it has a dongle. The headset has a main ...
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An equalizer with presets

I'm looking for for a basic system wide equalizer with some pre-loaded presets. I've found several equalizers when searching the web, but all seem to be from PPA's, require some extensive tweaking to ...
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How to Restore Sound that has Stopped Working Lubuntu 19.10?

Sound worked fine through speakers using 19.10 Lubuntu for a few days and suddenly stopped working. I'd upgraded from 18.04 through to 19.10 if that is relevant, which I've read similar questions ...
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Bluetooth audio suddenly lowered and can barely be heard 19.10

My Bluetooth headphones volume suddenly lowered to where it can barely be heard. The audio can only barely be heard by overriding the max volume limit and setting it to the max. I have opened ...
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Jack Server Error

200 1.0 ALSA lib pcm.c:2564:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.rear ALSA lib pcm.c:2564:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards.pcm.center_lfe ALSA lib pcm.c:2564:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) ...
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Sound only works when I am logged out

After installing Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS I have been unable to restore audio. This is my first time using a linux based OS and I am only a beginner so I am still coming to grips with the OS. When I am ...
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Audio only comes from headphone

I have Realtek audio chip ALC1220 in my MSI gp63 with GTX 1060. The speaker doesn't produce any sound; but, if I plug my earphones in, the earphones work fine. I have tried to purge and reinstall ...
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Two sound cards, two different sources, two different outputs

I have not been able to find a answer to this problem. I have two sound cards, one PCIe in the computer and a USB external DAC. I want my browser to output only to the card and have Parole or VLC ...
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No sound ubuntu 18.04

I always had problem with sound since 16.04 This what i done today [sudo] password for somlak: Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done The ...
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18.04 - How to make the button from wired headphone to have actions when pressed?

I have a SONY MDR-XB450 wired (non USB) headphone and it has a button that, when pressed, stops and plays youtube videos and has some other actions in my Macbook. And I can use the headphones ...
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Speakers and Microphones not being detected by Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. Hence, there is no input and no output of sound

I have Ubuntu 18.04 LTS in dual boot with Windows 10. As stated above, the problem persists since I have installed Ubuntu. I attaching outputs which I think may be of use in solving this problem. ...
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No sounds from IDT HD audio driver

I am working on building out my fist "Official" laptop, the machine is as follows: HP elitebook 8570W I7 This machine has the IDT High-Definition (HD) Audio Driver intel series 7 c216 chipset and ...
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Lubuntu 16.04: no audio from tv speakers

My Desktop PC is linked to my TV by the following cables: (video + audio) Cable DVI to HDMI High-Speed Dual Link, 24+1 Pin, DVI-D (audio) Cable RCA Jack Adapter Male Audio Stereo (plugged on my ...
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Ubuntu alsa+pulseaudio problems

My audio is all sorts of messed up. I've got FiiO e10k usb headphone amp and behringer u-phoria um2 audio interface for mic only. In most applications I either get output or input but rarely both. ...
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Listeners report distorted sound when I call with Skype

I'm using Skype on Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS and for the past several weeks, when I call someone, they say they can't understand me because the sound is very distorted. I hear them just fine, though. I ...
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How to stop version 19.10 from changing sound/audio output device?

My sound output device keeps changing from my desired selection of "alsa_output.usb-Bose_Corporation_Bose_USB_Audio-00.analog-surround-50" to "alsa_output.pci-0000_01_00.1.hdmi-stereo-extra4". I have ...
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Ubuntu 19.10 Sound Issues

I wonder if anyone can help with my sound issue please. I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 (I always choose the minimal option) and this issue did not happen in 18.04 or 19.04. My machine has a Radeon RX 580 ...
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Installing Ubuntu on Macbook, and sound issues are happening

Just got a MacBook 2010 of amazon and looking to put Ubuntu on it. I have no problem installing 19.10. Also tried Mint-mate and everything works perfectly including sound. 19.10 Ubuntu works but the ...
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Kubuntu 18.04 and new device notification sound

In Kubuntu 18.04: screenfetch ./+o+- saidbakr@Satellite-L850-A700 yyyyy- -yyyyyy+ OS: Ubuntu 18.04 bionic ://+//////-yyyyyyo ...
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Audio Goes silent or low when changing tabs or closing settings

I'm using Ubuntu 19.10 on a desktop PC. Every time I turn my computer on, my output device is set to my monitor even though I always leave it as my headphones. After I switch the output device to my ...
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audio ubuntu 19.04 | alc294

I am trying to install ubuntu 19.04 on a (new) asus zenbook UM431D. Everything works fine (wifi, touchpad,screen,...) except the audio output (and input): the audio that comes out is some kind of "...
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How to use Jack Audio Connection Kit to start/end an audio player software

I use Ubuntu Studio 19.10 and Jack Audio Connection Kit. I can use Jack (through qjackctl) with MuseScore to start/stop the MIDI playback of any MIDI song, with the internal MuseScore synthesizer and/...
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GNOME MPV not supprting dual audio

Recently, I installed GNOME MPV player on Ubuntu Mate 19.10. Everything is working fine with that except multiple audio functionality. For dual-audio videos, I'm not able to switch between languages. ...
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Audio output toggles between Mute/Unmute on its own in Dell Latitude E5420

I am facing a bizarre issue with my Dell Latitude E5420. The audio output switches between mute/unmute on its own. While this happens, the keyboard freezes. I tried using an wireless keyboard and it ...
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Audio codec driver issue

We have made a SBC in which it has 2 audio codecs. The audio codec is ALC892 from Realtek. The processor is Intel i7 7820EQ. From the processor 2 serial lines for high definition audio will come for ...
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Not able to hear any sound from my Uno Bluetooth speaker

I own a Uno Bluetooth speaaker by Sony Acoosta like the one below https://www.seniority.in/uno-bluetooth-speaker-with-built-in-music-and-karaoke-mic-by-sony-dadc-acoosta-pdp My problem is that when ...
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Loud POP from audio - need more details

Kubuntu 18.04 As has been noted in many other posts: there is a loud POP from the audio system on boot, re-boot, and in my case whenever I pause audio for more than a few minutes and restart OR when ...
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Audio Not Outputting Through 3.5mm Port

I can get audio to output using my laptop's internal speakers, or a USB-based headset just fine. However, whenever I plug a device into the 3.5mm port on my computer, it doesn't output audio and only ...
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Built-in speakers of Thinkpad X1 Carbon don't change volume with Ubuntu 18 and 19

I bought a Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Carbon (7th generation), and decided to install Ubuntu. At first I installed Ubuntu 18.04. I noticed that neither the volume buttons nor the graphical slider of the ...
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Ubuntu cannot set sound device only Windows can

I have a problem about switching sound output modes from speakers and headphones. Asus said they do not work with the Linux operating system family, so this question can only be asked by Ubuntu ...
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How can I work with Portaudio in WSL in windows 10?

I am working on WSL(Ubuntu) in windows 10, I need to use portaudio in my project. I did the following: I downloaded pa_stable_v190600_20161030.tgz from portaudio site into my computer Using Ubuntu ...