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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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Use phone as microphone in Linux

I dual boot Windows and Ubuntu. Since I don't use any microphone on my desktop, I started using an app named "WO Mic" to connect my Android phone's microphone to my desktop in Windows. A good ...
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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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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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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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Audacious can't play some m4a files, but vlc can play it

I have some audio files with m4a format. But some of the file can't be played with Audacious but can be played with VLC. Why did it happen?
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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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Logitech H390 USB headset not working on Ubuntu 18.04

Today, I bought a Logitech H390 USB headset and it doesn't appear in my sound settings. Any help is appreciated!
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Record audio with jack

I'm trying to record sound from my piano which only has 'headphones' audio output (as well as loudspeakers), so there is no USB for things like MIDI. Thus I connect the piano to my computer using a ...
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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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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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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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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 sound from Chrome, sound works fine in Firefox etc (13.10)

I'm running 13.10 (all up-to-date) on a Lenovo laptop with a Griffin iMic USB audio device. Though I occasionally have to use the Pulse Audio volume control tool to re-select the iMic, it works ...
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Guitarix error failed to lock memory

Whenever I open QjackCtl start session and then open guitarix I get the following error [19:20:27] system init *** failed to lock memory: Cannot allocate memory [19:20:27] system init *** ...
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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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No sound from CA0132 (Creative Core3D) again!

My built-in soundcard is playing games with me ever since I've had it. It's like the 10th time it just decides not to output sound. To begin with, proving that it's not a hardware issue, I plugged in ...
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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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Buzzy Sound-MSI B450 Mortar Ubuntu 18.04

suddenly my sound starts to be buzzy (I've checked my speakers they're ok.), my sound card is a Realtek ALC892. I've also tried the front panel and it's the same. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and since now ...
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No sound from internal speakers after using HDMI output

I still have the issue with Ubuntu 14.04 as I had on Mint 17.3: My laptop is connected to the TV via HDMI. Everything works fine. If I shut down the computer and plug off the HDMI no sound is coming ...
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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 audio on Ubuntu 18.04

The audio on everything is gone, nothing in browsers or viewers. I just downloaded 18.04, but it didn't work on 16.04 either. I can watch videos fine but only with missing sound. These are my ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 : Volume control on system doesn't change volume but volume control on video players does

So my title describes the problem pretty much entirely. I can't get the volume to change using the system volume control via my keyboard or through the volume drag bar accessed through the "Activities"...
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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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No presets visible in pulseaudio-equalizer

I've installed pulseaudio through the ubuntu repo, ie; sudo apt install pulseaudio* then following Arch Linux wiki's instructions appended the following lines: ### Load the integrated PulseAudio ...
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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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Replace audio stream from one file with audio stream from another

I have got two video files: .mp4, with a single (incorrect) audiostream, and an .mkv, with two audio streams (one incorrect, the other correct) Is there a way to replace the audio of the .mp4 file ...
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No sound from speakers, but headphones work

I have had a problem with my sound for a while now. Sound comes from my headphones, but not from my speakers. I am running Ubuntu 11.10 on a Compaq 320. I have searched around, but none of the ...
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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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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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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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Ubuntu 16.04, no sound, no audio output available in sound settings

So all of the sudden, just over a week ago, I couldn't get any sound out of my Lenovo Yoga Pro 2 running Ubuntu 16.04. When I open sound settings there are no options for audio output and it doesn't ...
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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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Volume low even at maximum

I have an Asus UL20FT-A1 laptop whose sound at maximum is not high enough. I have to open the Sound Settings menu and go over the limitation to get a high enough level. Any idea how I can fix this?
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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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Start a program muted, or permanently mute it

(On 16.04 with Unity) I have a particular program that makes an incredibly obnoxious sound whenever I start it up. I don't want to completely mute my system for a moment because sometimes I open it ...
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upgraded to Cosmic, have no audio

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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How to change music output in moc, alsa

I've been using moc for a while on a laptop and it is great, but then I wanted to plug in USB radio as an output, rhythmbox and other players detected new output device, but moc has output hardcoded ...
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Sound stopped working on a dual boot computer. Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10

I'm running a dual boot computer with Ubuntu 18.04 and Windows 10. The sound on my computer has been working normally up until yesterday. I closed the computer lid and left to do something else, when ...
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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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How to convert a wav to mp3 in audacity

I am trying to export a wav format file to an mp3 format in audacity, but when it's done exporting all that is does is make this screaching sound for about two seconds and then there is no sound at ...
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No sound from internal speakers, headphones working, Kubuntu 18.0.4 and Mint 18.3

I know there's plenty of this questions but i've tried almost everything in top google search but nothing worked. I was using Linux Mint and suddenly sound stop working, only for speakers, headphones ...
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Headphones always detected (plugged in) and no sound after BIOS reset itself

My laptop is Acer Predator Helios 500 PH517-51 Dual boot Windows 10, Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 Laptop headphones jack always detected as plugged in. No sound in headphones. pavucontrol , alsamixer , ...
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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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I can't hear anything from either my speaker or my headphones [closed]

I transferred from Windows 10 to Ubuntu 18.04 but I can't hear any audio out of my speaker or my headphones $ lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Atom/Celeron/Pentium Processor x5-E8000/...
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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 Headphone from front panel audio port in Ubuntu 18.04

When I was connecting Headphone in the front panel port of CPU I couldn't hear any sound, actually it couldn't detect the headphone. But when I'm connecting it in the back panel port it can detect. ...
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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 ...