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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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Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in [closed]

I was playing music with my headphones plugged in. The music was coming out of the headphones, but I also noticed that my speakers were playing the same music. Why is this, and how can I fix it?
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How do I debug issues with Pulse Audio?

I have installed Ubuntu 11.10 in my machine. I have logged in as USER_A. My external audio device is a Headset and I was able to hear the audio properly. I need to join my Ubuntu machine to a window'...
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Ubuntu refuses to output audio via HDMI

I have my PC hooked up to speakers and a monitor. In addition, it is hooked up to my Vizio 37' LCD Television. When I was on Windows 7, I could choose to output sound via HDMI. I have the choice in ...
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Sound from both headphones and speakers

I guess this question already had the answer here but I can't find it. I'm using 12.04. Update: The problem is that I can hear the sound from my laptop's speakers even I plugged in my headphones. ...
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How can I change the default audio device from command line?

Ubuntu's desktop gui is great for changing audio settings (System->Preferences->Sound), like the default input/output device and setting the volume. However, I would like to be able to do these ...
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No sound from laptop speakers in Ubuntu 14.04 after booting into Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537. I had installed 14.04 on it, and had no problems with the sound initially. However, like my with ethernet card, it seemed expecting to not have driver/software issues ...
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Set HDMI sound output automatically on connect/disconnect

I have a dual screen setup on my laptop (using 12.04 LTS) using a HDMI connected display. Everything works fine, but everytime I connect/disconnect the cable I have to go to Sound preferences and ...
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Distorted and Choppy Audio

After installing 12.04 Precise on my PC, I have encountered some problems with audio output which did no occur when using Lucid. The sound is choppy and distorted in the lower tones. As I have no ...
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PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04/16.10

EDIT: Works for 16:04 as well I am having trouble connecting my bluetooth speakers with a fresh 15.10 install. The speakers are connected however they are not listed as available audio device. I ...
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After updating to 16.04, bluetooth audio A2DP mode stopped working

I have a nice bluetooth audio receiver connect to my HiFi stereo, and I used to be able to connect it in 14.04 as a A2DP sink with nice quality. After upgrading to 16.04, the device connects only as ...
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No sound on HDMI with Radeon driver

My PC has a build-in VT1828S chip. The connection between PC and monitor (which has built-in speakers) is through an HDMI cable. Audio preferences shows 2 devices for audio output: analog stereo and ...
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Realtime noise-removal with PulseAudio?

Is it possible to do realtime noise-removal with PulseAudio, so the sound output that's coming out is smoother?
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Automatically change Sound Input Output device

I have to plugin my USB Audio adapter ( 4300054 Gigawire USB Audio Adapter) for audio input because has a combo-input-output port for voice. After I do this, I have go open Sound Settings and ...
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Play sound through two or more outputs/devices

I think this is a pretty simple concept. I have one sound card and one pair of bluetooth headphones. I want to play my audio through both my sound card and my bluetooth headphones. I believe ...
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Pair Bose QuietComfort 35 with Ubuntu over Bluetooth

In System Settings > Bluetooth, the Bose QC 35 is visible when searching for devices but pairing fails. After multiple attempts and playing with the PIN options I managed to pair it but once selected ...
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Beep in shell script not working?

I'd like to use a beep sound in a shell script. Unfortunately none of the methods I found via Google work for me. I tried echo -e '\a' echo -ne '\007' and the command beep after I installed it via ...
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Automatically adjust the volume based on content?

In different audio sources the level of sounds are different. It's very annoying to set the level of sound on almost every media content. Sometimes, when previously you had something quiet, you had to ...
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No sound from bluetooth headset, but it's detected

I have an bluetooth headset connected to my computer, the buttons play/pause/volume are working fine, but I have no sound in the headset, but in the speaker of the computer. In fact, I played with ...
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How to reinstall PulseAudio (Ubuntu 12.04)

I was trying to fix my audio problems using suggestions from this forum. One of the comments suggested I execute this and only this: killall pulseaudio So I did, and I restarted my computer just ...
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Sound problem on both Speakers and HeadPhones

I know there are a lot of questions like this here, but I tried them all and I couldn't make them work. I have a HP dv6-2190ep laptop. My sound card is HDA Intel IDT 92HD75B3X5. My Ubuntu is 13.04. ...
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How to make pulseaudio work again?

I was having problems with sound (mono only output), so following advice from another askubuntu question I made some edits in /etc/pulse/default.pa After rebooting I had no sound at all. So I deleted ...
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No hardware working on Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.4.0-78-generic

On Ubuntu 16.04 I use kernel 4.4.0-78-generic for compatibility with Cuda 9 but since switching to this kernel my mouse, keyboard, wireless adapter and speakers don't work. I managed to switch to a ...
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Terminal command to set audio volume?

I have an external sound card which mostly works fine, except that when its first plugged in, or when I turn on my laptop, the volume gets set to 100%. That is, the overall system volume, as shown in ...
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Headphones microphone is not working

I'm trying to use my headphones with my Ubuntu 13.10. My headphones are Nokia BH-905i, which can be connected via Bluetooth or green+pink wires. If I use bluetooth, voice quality is terrible or ...
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How to hear my voice in speakers with a mic?

I have a USB microphone that I can chat on Skype, record sound etc. But how can I make it so that when my mic is on and I speak, Ι hear it in speakers live without having to record my voice first and ...
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Bluetooth speaker no sound in Ubuntu 16.04

After upgrading to Kubuntu 16.04 my JBL Flip 2 bluetooth speaker no longer works. It connects just fine, and the sound is set to use A2DP sink with the speaker, but I get no sound. I found some ...
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Flash in browsers does not play sound accurately using Pulse network audio

I use PulseAudio to send sound over the LAN to an audio server. When playing any Flash media in Firefox or Chrome, the sound flutters (example), as if the volume were going up and down every second. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 no sound

I can hear no sound from my laptop. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 2 days ago and at first everything worked fine, but after a reboot the sound stopped. I searched for 3 hours on google and tried everything ...
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Switch between internal and HDMI speakers automatically

You know how when you plug headphones into your laptop's aux jack, the internal speakers are automatically muted and the sounds comes out of your headphones? I want exactly that for HDMI. I connect a ...
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Using acpi_listen command in a shell script

I am on UBuntu 16.04. I have asked a question here regarding headphones plug unplug event. What I tried didn't work. I want to use acpi_listen command to listen to headphones connected event and ...
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Turn off Motherboard/PC Speaker “beep” in Ubuntu 16.04 regression

I see the kernel module pcspkr is blacklisted in Ubuntu 16.04 and indeed when I do a lsmod it doesn't show up. But I still get that annoying loud beep in terminal or GUI editor when pressing ← or ↑ at ...
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adjust max possible volume in pulseaudio

Somtimes some sound/movie/music on my Ubuntu_12.04 system is at a very low volume by itself. Henceforth I increase the volume of the sound output. I can use the following setting (see screenshot) It ...
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pulseaudio not working : “Home directory not accessible: Permission denied”

I use Clementine and it started yesterday to refuse to play anything and display an "access denied" alert box. Same with Rhythmbox. After a while, I realized that my sound indication is also greyed ...
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Bluetooth speaker: preferred mode “High fidelity playback” (A2DP) is not getting saved

UPDATE Aug 2017: The solution marked as accepted by me apppears to have worked until Ubuntu 15.10. For 16.04+ choose one of the more recent solutions. For 16.04+ the config file is /etc/bluetooth/...
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How can I make the volume change in smaller increments?

When I press the volume up/down keys on my keyboard, the volume changes too much. How can I make the step size smaller so that I have finer control?
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Strange noise in headphones when no sound is played

There is a strange noise from my headphones on Lenovo T440. The sound is like when you tune your radio, but you get a wrong frequency and you hear unpleasant noise. The noise starts when Ubuntu 14.04 ...
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How can I disable the “popping” sound when adjusting the volume?

Whenever I adjust the volume there's a popping sound to indicate when the volume is changing. I find it really annoying. Is there any way to change/disable this behaviour?
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Autoconnecting Bluetooth Devices

Is there a way to set the Bluetooth in Ubuntu to autoconnect to devices it is paired to when it is turned on. Furthermore, is there a way to automatically change the sound output to a Bluetooth ...
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18.04, 16.04 Headphones detected, but not switched on automatically after startup

Edit: the issue seems to also affect 18.04. I have this issue since 15.10, but it started to really grind my gears after making an upgrade to 16.04. Let's say that I have headphones plugged in. I ...
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Analog and digital audio output at the same time

My speakers use a digital input, but my headphones use an analog input. I have them both plugged in, and when I want to use the headphones I just turn off the speakers and switch on the headphones. ...
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Shortcut to switch between Analog Stereo output & HDMI audio output

To switch to HDMI audio output (of monitor) and back to normal audio output from system audio jack (for headphones, as my monitor doesn't have audio out), I find myself opening up sound preferences ...
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Where do I find system sounds?

After installing gm-notify I see the option of hearing a sound every time a new e-mail arrives in my Gmail inbox, but I don't know where Ubuntu (10.4) stores the system sounds to assign one. Any ideas?...
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Mute sound on Headphone unplug?

Is there a way of muting sound from my computer everytime I unplug my headphones (Like a phone does) to stop sound then playing out of my speakers?
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Microphone is not working on Ubuntu 16.04

I have problem with my HDA Intel PCH audio under Ubuntu 16.04. I never had any problem with speakers, however my microphone is not working. When I plug microphone in jack, system reacts and it looks ...
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No sound and flash videos play super fast after daily update

I just updated my 11.10 Ubuntu from the regular auto updater. After I restarted my laptop I have no sound and the videos in YouTube (and other websites) play super fast. Not sure if it has something ...
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Audio suddenly stopped, pulseaudio reinstall has not helped? (14.04)

My audio suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04 whilst I was playing something off Youtube. I restarted and purged pulseaudio and alsa, reinstalled both and pulseaudio-equaliser as well (which I ...
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How can I enable digital output on a FiiO E7 without ending session?

When I plug my FiiO E7 USB Audio DAC & Amp in Ubuntu 13.04, it is recognized as Audio DAC but only via the Analog Output port. I have to log-out and in again before the USB Audio DAC Digital ...
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How do I install Ubuntu 14.04 without losing data on a Windows 7 PC (physically)?

I have this windows PC, and I want to install this Ubuntu physically without VMware. Last time I installed this, I lost up-to 160GB, and it was all of my hard drive. I have 4 drives C:, D:, F: and E:. ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 14.04

Initially it was working fine and suddenly it stopped working. After installing AMAROK audio player. This is about the ALSAMIXER Looking for help ? Thanks in advance
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Command line audio players

What are popular audio players for the command line? How to play a single sound file? Are there command line players that also index the music library like Banshee, Exaile, etc.?