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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Front panel audio doesn't work on 20.04

I have Gigabyte B560 AORUS MB. I connected headphones to my front panel (with analog - jack - connector), yet they don't work. In the sound panel, it seems all correct: . My alplay -l output is: aplay ...
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No sound input from Blue Yeti

I have a Blue Yeti (mode no. A00121). Xubuntu 20.04. It is detected and listed as an input source in Pulse Audio and Alsa. However no sound is detected on the pavucontrol volume meter. I have tried ...
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No sound after laptop lid closed

I used to have the problem where my HP laptop wouldn't wake up after the lid had been closed but I've just upgraded to 21.10 and that issue is sorted, however when I open the lid now I have no sound ...
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XUbuntu: unable to change volume of notification alerts (no Settings=>Sounds)

I'm running XUbuntu 20.04, and I could not find any way to change the volume of notification alerts. There is no Sounds nor Audio nor anything similar in my Settings panel. Furthermore, when I select ...
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No sound when starting Ubuntu

I am using Ubuntu 20.04 and I have a certain problem. Whenever I start Ubuntu the sound does not work, whatever the output device. It happens in all applications and websites, so I am pretty sure ...
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I cannot listen to both Spotify and Zoom at the same time

My OS is Ubuntu 20.04.3 LTS and it is fully updated via sudo apt update && sudo apt upgrade I have a very strange issue, I have both Spotify and Zoom installed. Yet I can only listen to one ...
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Solving my Bluetooth in XFCE

There are really plenty of hacks to get systems to do Bluetooth right, I would like to get mine to work too, or use a default that works if anybody would indulge me. Let's paint the picture. Gamer PC ...
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Unable to use bluetooth headset, but "connecting" works. Yet, no Audio Profile

I have a Sony WH-CH700N Bluetooth Headset. On my previous Ubuntu it worked perfectly fine. Now I'm using a different notebook with Kubuntu on in and I can't use it. It's detected immediately. ...
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High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink) Output over a bluetooth headphone, and same device for Input (mic) never work together

I have this frequent issue whenever I use Zoom on Ubuntu 20.04 that my Bluetooth Headphones never work in High Fidelity Playback by default. But I can go to the Sound settings and manually change it ...
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How can I change the volume of an app, even if it's not playing anything?

The volume mixer in Ubuntu only shows apps that are playing audio. How can I change the volume of an app when it isn't? For an example, when using Firefox, some websites will play audio. I can't ...
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Bluetooth headphones disconnect immediately

I have Sony WH1000XM3 headphones which used to run fine on Ubuntu 20.04. I ran a few updates earlier this week and this seems to have messed up with my bluetooth settings. Headphones work fine with my ...
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No sound on Ubuntu 20.04/21.10 on Asus ZenBook UM433D

I've been trying to get sound to play. I can see on the sound app's equaliser that sound is actually being played, but nothing is audible through the speakers or headphone port. I have checked ...
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Ubuntu doesnt recognize external microphone input

Im pretty new to Ubuntu and since I downloaded it Ubuntu cant recognize any microphone input. Ive tried most of the top search results but nothing seems to work. Im really frustrated but want to keep ...
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Playing sound from account accessed with su or ssh

I have two accounts. jamesk and other I can run X windows applictions using the other account in a couple of ways: ssh -X other@localhost xhost + followed by su - other and the then export DISPLAY=:...
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How to turn off battery charging/discharging alert sound?

My laptop has a problem that it continuously connects and disconnects the charger. Ubuntu 20.04 gives a sound alert every time it happens. I want to turn this off. I have searched for a way, but the ...
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How to detect tone sequences through the audio input?

I would like to take a sound input from a microphone, and detect a two-tone sequence, like is done with old-school pagers for EMS and fire. It is usually 2 1-second tones, in the 100s of Hz range. ...
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HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13 aw2xxx ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop no input/output sound devices

I have a HP-Spectre-x360-Convertible-13-aw2xxx laptop, and i install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Desktop as second option (first boot Windows 11). The problem is that: The only available output device in Sound ...
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Subwoofer wont work

For some reason, my subwoofer will not give me any output, when trying the test utils. I have tried different configurations but none have worked. This is the current state of /etc/pulse/daemon.conf. ...
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App (irium webcam ) changes default audio settings every startup

Whenever I install irium webcam in my pc (i tested with ubuntu 21.10 and pop OS) it changes my default audio input and output source every time I boot my PC. I tried running a startup script with set-...
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How to record internal audio AND USB microphone

I'm creating a podcast program. Basically, I'm talking into the USB mic and the PC plays some audio background music. I want to record both. I'd like to be able to adjust the volume of the background ...
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Intel NUC11 no sound HDMI

I’ve been at this for a while now waiting for the release of kernel 5.15 to release to reinstall ubuntu 20.04 and test the kernel to see if it resolves the no sound issue I have over HDMI. $ inxi CPU:...
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JACK audio severe clipping distortion on ubuntu 5.11* with Ubuntu Studio & REALTEK ALC298 Built-in Audio

I recently installed Kubuntu 20.04 on a new Razer Blade 15 (mid-2021) with built-in audio card Realtek ALC298. Everything has been working pretty well audio-wise, with PulseAudio working perfectly ...
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Logitech usb headset micro works but headphones are dead [closed]

Zorin does not recognize my logitech headset. It shows my microphone as input, but not my headset in output. I have installed pulse audio with no results. can someone please help me?
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Bluetooth Hands-free bad sound when network is receiving data

I'm facing this weird issue with my laptop. When I use my Bluetooth Hands-free for watching videos on Youtube it works fine up to 480p but above this, its sound becomes bad and lags a lot like a poor ...
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Sound for some applications comes from internal speakers, while for others my Bluetooth speaker is used

I'm using Ubuntu 20.04. The sound for VLC and Rhythmbox comes from my Bluetooth speaker but other applications Firefox and Telegram use my internal speaker. What can I do about this?
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No bluetooth earphone connection for LG FN4 earphones, ubuntu 21.10

I know this is a common problem, hardware is a dell xps 13, read and tried lots of stuff, can not get pulseaudio (sound settings) to recognise earphones for output even though they are paired. In ...
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External DAC audio issues

I have scoured the forums looking for a solution to this and found nothing to work. Two things are happening: When I plug in my DAC via USB connection there is an audible buzzing coming from the ...
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Headphones Not Connecting Automatically After Startup

After reboot, headphones do not get connected to the system sound. It works only after unplugging and plugging. My distro is ubuntu20.04. I have already tried the methods mentioned here.
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Internal speaker (Audio) is not muting anymore in Ubuntu 21.10 after upgrading from Ubuntu 21.04

After upgrading to 21.10, the internal speakers aren't listed as separate device anymore (now: speaker+). Therefore cannot be muted individually, or automatically, when notebook is on dock & line-...
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Sound quality problem on Dell Vostro 14 3000

We have purchased this brand new Dell Vostro 14 3000 laptop which comes with 8GB RAM and SSD drives. Tried installing latest Ubutnu 20.04.3 LTS on this machine, but it has problem with the sound ...
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How to configure sound system to use stereo on bluetooth headphone and use internal microphone?

I am using PX7 Bowers & Wilkins bluetooth headset, it has an internal microphone. I understand that it is impossible to send high fidelity playback when I use the microphone of the headset, but ...
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Why is my sound extremely distorted in Ubuntu Studio 21.10?

Audio is extremely distorted in Ubuntu Studio 21.10 using JACK on my Lenovo Thinkpad P15v Gen 2, using the built-in Intel Tiger Lake audio hardware. It appears that all sound on the system is affected;...
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Audio gets held up in Ubuntu 20.04

I have this problem at random intervals where it seems the audio gets held up. For example, when I'm using Duolingo in Chrome, the sounds will suddenly not play. It goes silent for maybe about 15-30 ...
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PulseAudio with JBL Quantum 600

I have been facing an error when using my JBL 600 on ubuntu 21.10(in 21.04 i had the same error), the problem is after a while the sound starts to came out "fragmented" like someones is ...
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Ubuntu - Other people can hear whatever I play during call

During Google Meet call, other people can hear whatever I can from my computer without me sharing my screen. It can be Youtube, FB video from Chrome or song I play on the Spotify app, whatever kind of ...
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Audioquest Dragonfly black green light

I have Audioquest Dragonfly Black, v1.5 It says on their website, when light is blue, it's registered on 48 khz when light is green it's 44.1 khz When I plug it on laptop under windows, it's blue ...
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No sound on toshiba chromebook?

I am currently using a toshiba cb30-b-104 with lubuntu 20.04 and it makes no sound. How can I get it to work?
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Installed Ubuntu about 2 months ago, never had sound issues til just a few days ago, sound will stutter and audio sounds degraded when playing music

Ok first things first, so I decided to switch to Unbuntu from windows, I wiped the drive and installed Ubuntu 20.4LTS. For the first week or so everything was good but then all of a sudden I noticed ...
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obnoxious delay on hold volume up/down

I'm on ubuntu 21.04 Something that's been grinding my gears since Ubuntu 17.10 is the added delay for hold volume up/down. Some guy at gnome thought he was being super clever but this is abominable. ...
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mkvtoolnix mkvmerge makes short video repeat itself

I have used to mkvtoolnix functionality "mkvmerge" to play a sound file over a video that I made: $ mkvmerge -o outFile.mkv -A vokoscreen-2021-11-20_21-51- bensound-popdance.mp3 This makes ...
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Debugging/fixing no sound and no Fn keys after deep suspend on Ubuntu 21.10

I have Asus Zenbook UX325EA with Ubuntu 21.10 installed on it with kernel version 5.13.0-21-generic. By default the sleep mode in the system was set to s2idle: Aldea# cat /sys/power/mem_sleep ...
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Virtual audio splitter?

I want to split audio coming from a program into 2 usable streams. One for being able to listen to, and one for directing audio into Discord's microphone input for streaming because discord doesn't ...
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How do i change my headphone's Hz in Ubuntu?

when i had windows i had a problem with a headphone(it squeaked), but when i decreased the Hz to 16 bits 48000 Hz (DVD quality) it stoped, so how can i do that on Ubuntu?
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Behringer Xenyx Q802USB - not working input or output device (Ubuntu 21.10)

the mixer Q802USB from Behringer is detected by the system, but not really "loaded". An attached SoundblaserX G6 and the internal audio devices of my PC are working. I wanted to use the mic ...
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chtmax98090 - no sound on various distros, but sound on ONE

I'm seeing the exact same problem listed here on multiple flavors of Ubuntu. I have searched far and wide for how to recover the audio functionality to absolutely no avail (I could list the links, but ...
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Bluetooth headset has no audio on Ubuntu 20.04

After logging into my user account, I can pair my Bluetooth headset, but it has no audio and the media doesn't play. Both video or audio stops playing. Disconnecting my headset is working fine, but ...
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No sound in Telegram using usb sound card

I've bought a sound card behringer u-phoria umc204hd and faced 2 issues: First. There is no sound in Telegram. Ether in videos or voice messages. And only this application has this issue, I've tried ...
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Ambient noise supression in real time

Are there any ways to use the microphone to capture ambient noise (like my neighboor and his house updates) and cancel it with inverse wave at the headphones, while listening to music (ie youtube)? ...
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Earphone mic doesn't work on Ubuntu 21.10

My laptop (Lenovo IdeaPad 330) has a fresh install of Ubuntu 21.10. During normal and regular use just after installation, the earphone mic was being recognised and it was functioning well. Then some ...
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Way to use the xbox one controller audio jack?

I have an xbox one controller connected via USB and i would like to know if there is a way to make the controller's audio jack work with ubuntu.

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