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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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My sound modules need to be fixed. Can I just reinstall from a LiveCD?

I have 18.04 LTS currently running but am unable to get the same sound functionality that I used to have with 16.04 LTS. The only sound I can get is from the USM bus. Cannot get any sound output from ...
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18.04 HDMI Sound not working

Going through the threads I see many unresolved issues with HDMI sound. Tried many of the suggested fixes. My HDMI TV display is working fine: with xrandr I get this: HDMI-1-1 connected primary **...
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Microphone not showing up in Audacity

The mic is visible in "PulseAudio volume control". It is not muted and volume is at 100%. I can see it picks sounds. It is also visible in arecord: $ arecord -l | tail -n 3 card 3: Microphone [Trust ...
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separating audio output in ubuntu 18.04

Can I separate audio output in two device? Devices that I want to output are laptop speaker and headphone. There was no results in googling. And in setting, there was no button for generate for ...
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Ubuntu 18.04.1 dual sound cards, can't get working

Installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 all works well, but need to get dual sound cards working. Installed paprefs. checked box on module for dual output. in sound I see new virtual card with dual output, but only ...
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Subwoofer is reproducing all frequencies - limit them to the lows

I own an ASUS N56VZ, which comes with an included external subwoofer to be plugged through a 2.5mm jack. The subwoofer is working with my actual configuration, but it's reproducing all of the ...
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Audio device no longer automatically configured after 18.04 to 18:10 update

The chipset audio device is no longer automatically configured on reboot; it worked okay until update from 18.04 to 18.10. Forcing alsa to reload fixes it, but only until the next boot. The device (...
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Ubuntu 16.04.5 LTS Input audio sounds as a robotic gargle during videocalls skype, facebook and other services

So here's the scoop, I could send audios with no problem and hear everything fine when I play them back, but when I make video calls the recieving party cannot understand my audio. The audio is ...
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Can someone help me identify the cause and resolve distorted sound on 18.10?

Actually since 18.04 (now updated to 18.10) my Gigabyte GA-AX370 Gaming K7 with "Line Out-Family 17h (models 00h-0fh) HD Audio Controller produces a distortion noise in the sound for no reason and all ...
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Crackling sound when playing Youtube - Ubuntu 18.04.1 running on VirtualBox 6.0.2

Host OS - Windows 10 64-bit Guest OS - Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS Using latest Virtual box (6.0.2) and already installed latest guest additions In the virtualbox audio settings: Host audio driver: Windows ...
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No Sound in Ubuntu 18.04 on Asus Notebook

$ lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" gives this output: 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio (rev 21) Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Sunrise Point-LP HD Audio Flags:...
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Dummy output audio sporadically

So I had the problem of a dummy output of audio. Rebooted, the problem went away and I had audio. A couple of hours later it had magically disappeared again. I assume if I reboot again it will fix ...
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Disable “Handsfree” and “Headset” profiles for specific bluetooth device?

I have Sony's WH1000XM2 Bluetooth headphones. Unfortunately , with Ubuntu 16.04 LTS, the only connection procedure that works is as follows: Turn on the headphones. The headphones connect, but to all ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 poor audio quality, bluetooth lag (Macbook Pro 2015)

I recently dual booted my mac with Ubuntu 18.04. Here are a couple issues I have noticed: The speaker quality has dropped considerably anytime I play an audio file The bluetooth connection to an ...
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No audio driver after install other driver

i've tried to install a RealTek driver for Linux, because sound to TV over hdmi don't work. After install it, only onboard sound worked, till reboot. Now after reboot i have no avaible driver on PC. I'...
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No volume change notifications when using media keys

I am on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic Beaver with kernel 4.20 from here: https://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.20/ No idea how this happened. All of a sudden I noticed the notification popups were ...
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Is there such a thing as an 'audio browser' for managing audio files?

I use gThumb for managing photos and video, because it's the only manager I've found that quickly loads thumbnails for both photos and videos. But I also have a lot of raw field recordings I want to ...
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Microphone recording has slight static and crackling despite all attempts at solving it

Exactly what the title states. I have a microphone that works well on Windows but regardless of distro, there's always some slight crackling when using the microphone. I have tried everything, adding ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 bluetooth low volume

I'm using Ubuntu 18.04 on a Thinkpad X1C6 to connect to my new Bose Soundlink Revolve speaker. The connection establishes without problems but the sound volume is super low. If I connect with my ...
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No more sound devices in 18.04

I had everything working well on my Dell Ins 7700 but wanted to change default audio output to HDMI. I installed pulseaudio set default in the app and it worked fine. I then lost audio a few hours ...
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How can I stream audio from my desktop to a WiFi speaker?

I have a Roberts Wifi speaker that is capable of playing DLNA served content. How can I make this speaker available in my Ubuntu "Sound" settings so that I can send my desktop's audio output to it? ...
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How can I use audacity to record audio output along with mic input?

My goal is to record 4-5 hours of audio for my long form podcast. I need it to be able to accept input from the mic and output from the laptop audio (so I can record conversation I have with other ...
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PulseAudio doesn't load after adding noise cancellation to config

I am new to linux and want to use it as my daily driver however, I want noise cancellation for my mic and after some googling, I found out that you can edit the pulseaudio config file to load the ...
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On Ubuntu 18.04, internal speakers work while headphones have no output [duplicate]

I have a Dell Inspiron 14 3000 Series. I just installed Ubuntu 18.04 dual booted with Windows 10. The output of the speakers and headphones work just fine when booted to Windows 10, but when I boot ...
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upgraded to Cosmic, have no audio [duplicate]

I upgraded to Cosmic through tonight, and now I have no audio: neither my laptop speakers nor the ehadphone jack seem to do anything. The audio settings menu shows only a "dummy audio" option. Below ...
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Laptop's speakers sound bad. Poor sound quality

Problem: laptop's speakers sound quality is much worse than in windows. How to address this issue in Ubuntu 18.04?
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Microphone quality is horrible only in the OS (I'm running it through a mixer board)

Kubuntu 18.04.1 LTS x64 4.15.0-25-generic Kernel ASRock B450M Pro4 Realtek ALC892 I have a Mackie 1402-VLZ3 that I'm using for my CR81A 1/4" TRS Shure Controlled Reluctance microphone. Here's the ...
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Realtek audio no surround Ubuntu 18.10

my ALC892 Realtek equipped board running Ubuntu 18.10 outputs only 2 channel audio through the lime plug on the backplate. The CPU does no support onboard HDMI, so I have installed and nVidia graphics ...
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One side of headset / headphone does not work in Ubuntu 18.04.1

When I connect my headset to my laptop running on Ubuntu 18.04.1, sound can only be heard from the right side. I have tried testing the speaker in the sound settings, which shows the same result. The ...
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Media Keys not working

I am having trouble enabling my media keys on my keyboard. Running Ubuntu 18.10 an I am using a Razor Huntsman elite keyboard which has the pause/play, skip, previous, mute buttons and a dial for the ...
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Installed Ubuntu 18.04 On Chromebook, Audio Marked “Dummy Output”

I can believe this issue was asked multiple times across this site, especially with the 6 questions that I've come across with people having the same issue... Sadly all solutions provided including ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Asus X542UA

I have bought a new laptop and I tried to install Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on it. The sound doesn't work. I tried updating, upgrading, I tried installing different drivers .. I tried installing windows 10 and ...
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Netflix in surround sound?

Is there a way to get 5.1 Surround Sound in Netflix? I have it working for other media already, so the surround sound drivers are fine (pulseaudio etc), but Netflix plays in stereo. Works fine on ...
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How to make headless Ubuntu server play consistent 'beep' when boot process is ready and waiting to enter luks key

I was wondering how is possible to make a headless Ubuntu server to play a consistent beeping sound when boot process is ready and waiting user to unlock hdd with luks key; Like an alarm or so "hey ...
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Why cannot I hear any sound?

Brand new laptop Asus X542UA and installed Linux Mint. Sound is not working and I have no idea what the problem is. Can you point me in the right direction. There is no error or anything. Should I ...
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Audio output problem after connecting to HDMI

Linux version 4.15.0-29-generic (buildd@lgw01-amd64-057) (gcc version 7.3.0 (Ubuntu 7.3.0-16ubuntu3)) #31-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jul 17 15:39:52 UTC 2018 Now I have a problem. Every time I connected my ...
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Sound not working on my PC running Ubuntu 18.10

I was using the previous version of UBUNTU 18.04 and everything was working great, one day it asked me to upgrade to Ubuntu 18.04 and had a to start from zero for the installation of the OS. When the ...
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HDMI Sound Problem - Thinkpad E580 - UBUNTU 18.04

I connect a 9 in 1 Hub via USB-C to my Thinkpad and by using a HDMI cable connect my LG Monitor to the HUB. Problem is this: I lose sound frequently, I've tried many things, installing pavucontrol , ...
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How to install WineASIO on Ubuntu 18.10?

Previous answers to this question incorporated the KXStudio ppa to install the wine-asio driver. However, according to the KXStudio website: NOTE: The KXStudio project is currently on a break, ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 audio stopped working (“Dummy Output”)

Audio was working previously. In settings>sound, it shows "Dummy output". No card is shown. $ pacmd list-cards 0 card(s) available. Although device is shown $ lspci -nnk | grep -A2 Audio 00:1f.3 ...
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Can I record Skype calls, but separate audio files?

Currently I'm using OSX but want to switch to Ubuntu. I record a podcast using Skype as my co host is in another country. We record using Ecamm call recorder. Then with Ecamm movie tools (this is a ...
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How to use speakers as sound input device? [duplicate]

I'd like to use my speakers as the input device, so e.g I could call someone, and they would hear the sound being played on the speaker. Or, to record a video in which the audio is whatever is being ...
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How to change volume controls from [Fn]+[F1]-[F3] to [Fn]+[↑] and [↓]?

How can I change my keyboard layout to: change volume controls from Fn+F1-F3 to Fn+↑ and ↓? make Fn+← and → change to the previous and next track for music respectively?
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Audio input not working, “…does not have capture controls” - new 18.04 install

Fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04. No audio input from onboard mic or headphone/mic combo (these both work fine when I boot same machine, Acer Swift 3 SF314-54, via Windows 10), alsamixer showing "sound ...
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Freak behiaviour of my laptop audio card

The audio card of my laptop sometimes works after boot and sometimes not. I even tried to plug into it the jack of my 90' stereo integrated amplifier or headphones and nothing changed in settings and ...
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ThinkPad e480 - can't play sound through headphones after booting to Windows then Ubuntu

I installed Windows 10 and Ubuntu in dual boot. Every time I enter Windows 10, the next time I boot Ubuntu, my headphone jack does not respond, that is, the sound only plays through the speaker. At ...
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How to capture audio in Ubuntu from a stereo device?

I have a stereo device on which I can play a casette tape (the old magnetic storage devices before CD's). I want to capure the audio from the stereo (from the headphone jack; the only possibility) and ...
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Sound hickuping by sound level muting randomly 18.04

Every several seconds, my audio randomly mutes and it causes a hick-up type effect when listing to videos or other music. If I watch the sound icon at the top right, I can see the sound mute and then ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 no sound

My Ubuntu has no sound, but when I try to run pavucontrol in my terminal It has sound. So I must run Pavucontrol first to get the sound. If not, then no sound can be heard. So.. what's the solutions.....
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Listen to audio using bluetooth headphones without restarting VLC

How can I get VLC to switch to the new default audio sink without restarting VLC? This comes up when taking a break from watching a movie in VLC using airpods. The airpods disconnect for a while and ...