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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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Ubuntu 16.04 LTS - Some bluetooth headpones connect, some not

I'd like to ask for your help. The situation is as follows: Previously on Ubuntu 15 all bluetooth headphones used to work with some configuration files modifications described here and also on this ...
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Audio sharing in Teamviewer

I use Ubuntu 14.04 on my HP Desktop. I have Teamviewer installed in it, the latest version for Linux. I also have the latest version of Teamviewer installed on my HP Laptop running on Windows 8. I ...
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How to debug bluetooth speaker/headset connection

I am using a JBL Flip 3 bluetooth speaker. The device works very well with my smartphone. I can also use it with my Ubuntu 16.04 laptop. However, the connection procedure is quite annoying. After some ...
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Ubuntu says 'Unknown Audio Device' every time I plug my headphones in

Every single time I plug them in it says they're an "unknown audio device" and asks me to select if they're headphones, a headset, or microphone. I'm tired of having to select one every time. If it ...
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Issues with CuteSpotify in Ubuntu Phone

I have recently bought an Ubuntu Phone (I am one of the few lucky ones with a BQ 4.5 Ubuntu editon) and I am finding some issues when using Spotify's unoficial client, Cutespotify. First of all, ...
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Switch between two 3.5 mm audio jacks

In my desktop computer, I have two audio jacks. One of these is connected to my speakers and one to my headphones. Windows allows me to set the output to use only either one of these jacks (they ...
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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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Sound output device changed after resume from suspend/restart in 17.10

After resuming my computer from suspend/restarting it the sound output is allways changed to another sound output device in list found in the sound settings after the upgrade to Ubuntu 17.10. To be ...
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Can't change profile to HSP for Bluetooth headset

I bought a Bluetooth headset cause I'm tired of wires. The headset supports A2DP, HSP, HFP and AVRCP. I paired the headset correctly, and was greeted with the microphone not showing in the input tab ...
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Create audio path between Virtualboxes with snd-aloop

My goal is to send an audio signal from a Virtualbox and record it in a different Virtualbox. Both are running Ubuntu 16.04 and so is the host. I thought that I could start snd-aloop in the host (...
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lag in sound via blutooth headset and problem in high fidality playback (A2DP sink)

earlier I was using ubuntu 14.04 and everything is fine but when I shifted to ubuntu 16.04 , I am facing minor issue. first Lag in sound via Bluetooth headset. lag is about 3..4 second sometimes ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 will not play audio

It clearly detects my sound card, as well as plugging my headphones in and out of the front panel. (The Sound Settings shows the headphones when they're plugged in., and removes the option when they'...
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ubuntu 16.04 sound problem:unreliable hdmi output

a weird sound problem appeared after a do-release-upgrade (14.04 -> 16.04): After upgrade, sound output through HDMI/pulseaudio (which used to work just fine before) works erratically: sometimes there'...
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Volume OSD in Lubuntu

When I change volume, either with shortcut keys on keyboard or with mouse on system setting, how can I get a notification on screen showing the current audio level? Maybe I can use xfce volume OSD ? ...
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Realtek driver install make error while building info.o

Running Ubuntu 15.10 on HP Pavillion 17-g121wm I checked which driver windows was using: one was a realtek the other was a amd. In windows the AMD device was disabled so I would try to install the ...
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Sound coming from both the headphones and speaker on ubuntu 16.04

When I plugin my headphones through the front jack in my desktop my speaker does not auto mute and sound comes from both in Ubuntu 16.04. When I open the alsamixer program through terminal, I see ...
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Pulse audio error module-echo-cancel.c not found

I am trying to activate echo cancel module. I added the line load-module module-echo-cancel, but when I try to restart pulseaudio now I get this error: E: [pulseaudio] module-echo-cancel.c: Master ...
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How does Ubuntu keep playing sounds through the TTY?

Occasionally, I have some music playing in the background of some of my work. When I switch to a TTY, my music/sounds/whatever continue, provided I'm logged in. How can audio be channeled through a ...
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Can't swith my bluetooth headset to A2DP by default

Every time I try to connect my bluetooth headset (SHB7150) the sound option is switched to HSP by default. If i try to change to A2DP, the sound config window switch and I cannot play any type of ...
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Usb mic isn't working in an Ubuntu 14.04.3 live session

Issue: Recently, I created a bootable, persistent usb with Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS. When I boot into a live session, (try Ubuntu feature) my usb mic (blue snowball) doesn't work. I can't get any sound ...
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How do I simulate microphone input?

I want to, when in a skype call and gaming, use a soundboard to play sounds that can come in hilariously depending on what is happening. I already have this system in place, but it depends on a ...
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No sound in headphones after upgrade to 15.10

I have problem, that there is absolutely no sound from headphones. When I upgraded to 15.10 the sound worked, but suddenly it stopped after system update. I have ThinkPad T440s laptop. Thanks.
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Webex : The Audio Device is Unaccessible Now

This question was asked already Here! but this question was asked for Ubuntu 11.04. and Currently i am running Ubuntu 14.04. So i can solve this audio issue ?
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14.04 bluetooth lag (latency, delay) and skipping

i came across: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/pulseaudio/+bug/405294 Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically How to get a consistent bluetooth audio playback? (didn't help ...
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Why is `alsactl store` not enough to persist sound levels?

My sound levels in alsamixer, e.g. Mic boost are not saved after restarting. Many people tell to use sudo alsactl store to save those levels, but that has never worked for me in any machine I own. ...
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Pulse audio problems if I start its mixer/controls `pavucontrol`

I have a very strange problem in a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04. Audio output/input works fine in all programs, but if I open the Pulse mixer/controls pavucontrol (for example, from the sound ...
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu 12.04 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existent static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shut-down and boot I often hear a loud blast from the ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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Enable IDT High Definition Audio Codec hardware enhanced sound

I brought a new HP pavilion 6g 2301ek laptop and among the driver problems I encountered (which I couldn't solve) is the IDT hardware enhancement. On Windows, using the generic sound driver, the sound ...
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How to record a screencast with audio in gnome shell

I'm trying to change my configuration so that the default alt + ctrl + shift + r also records audio. I've used this code: gsettings set org.gnome.shell.recorder pipeline "queue ! videorate ! vp8enc ...
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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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Ubuntu 18.04 Pulseaudio, split front panel jack into seperate sink from back panel front jack

My setup is that I have a pair of speakers running of the front panel headphone jack and my 5.1 headphones are plugged into the back panel jacks (front, rear, sub & center) and the motherboard has ...
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Why does Speech to text websites are not working in my Ubuntu 18.04 laptop?

When I select to search by voice of Google search, it is saying No Internet Connection as shown below. Along with Google voice search, dictation, voice notebook, Speech notes, Google voice to text, ...
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Ubuntu Microphone Not Working (18.04.1 LTS)

After upgrading to Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS from 16.04 LTS, I noticed that my microphone is not functioning properly. I have checked to see if it was muted, used alsamixer, modified the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-...
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GNOME choose audio device headphones over headset automatically

One of the first things I noticed from upgrading from 16.04 to 18.04 is that every time I plugin earbuds I get this prompt to choose an audio device: Can I get Ubuntu to pick Headphones automatically?...
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Ubuntu 18.04 does not remember audio device

i have multiple audio devices, but i am using 1 of them 99% of the time. If I boot/restart my machine, it says that the current playing device is "something" while the sound comes from last used ...
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GMusicbrowser and Simultaneous ALSA Output for two audio device

I have one USB and one Onboard sound device. Using GMusicplayer for playing music through the USB with ALSA output: Since I can not add (or I don't know how to add) the other device on GMusicbrowser ...
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Headphone jack not detected

I've been working on this for a while, and I haven't really gotten anywhere. I have an MSI GS60 Ghost Pro (Skylake), which comes with the Realtek ALC898 chipset for audio. What's a little strange ...
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Volume very low on maximum ubuntu 17.10

The Sound on builtin speakers is good but when I connect my subwoofer and speakers the volume in too low on maximum setting I have tried alsamixer but it didn't work. As in the title I'm using ubuntu ...
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Bluetooth profile locked to A2DP (high-quality audio sink) but cannot change to HFP/HSP (low-quality bidirectional headset)

On an Acer laptop, I have never had working support for the built-in Bluetooth adapter -- https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/linux-firmware/+bug/1643455 -- and finally threw in the towel and ...
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HTC Vive USB Audio not detected

I recently picked up an HTC Vive, which is working (overall) pretty well, except for sound. Pulseaudio refuses to detect the device as a valid sound output: However, the audio input is detected and ...
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Not possible to use Bluethooth Headset with A2DP (High Fidelity) and Microphone simultaneously

I am using Ubuntu 17.04 with Gnome shell. Is it possible to connect a bluethooth headset (Sony MDR-ZX770BN) but not to set High Quality (A2DP) inside Pulse Audio Control and put on the microphone ...
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Bluetooth Stopped Working after Suspend 16.04

I was using a bluetooth speaker this morning, hit suspend and left, and when I got back Bluetooth didn't work. The bluetooth settings menu now says "No Bluetooth Found". Bluetooth no longer works in ...
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No sound from the external monitor (HDMI)

I have Ubuntu 16.04 on carbon x1 1st gen and there is no volume from the HDMI of the external monitor (LG). The cable is DisplayPort to HDMI. The audio device is Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series ...
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Audio fails to work after connecting an HDMI monitor with an audio device

I had audio working on a headless system, then I connected a monitor via HDMI which had speakers on it. The audio started playing out of the monitor speakers automatically. When I disconnect the ...
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How do I fix a random crash/freeze with audio loop?

This problem only happends in GNU/LINUX, not Windows! My PC has: CPU: Intel E5200 RAM: 4 GB GPU: ATI 5450 Causes: At first, I thought it was when I opened 20+ tabs on Chromium/Firefox, but now it ...
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Change default Sound Device Order

Basically, Ubuntu (-Mate 16.04) plays sound output on the first non-disabled sound-device in the preferences list: Only trouble: I'd like to change the order. If there's a headset or that USB audio ...
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16.04 LTS- Headphones not getting detected in my dell inspiron 1358?

sound is only coming through speakers.headphones are being recognised as mic. I have tried all the solutions mentioned here.nothing worked.please tell me the right solution
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Ubuntu 16.10 not detect sound card

My sound card was working great and after a reboot it stopped working. Now, if I try aplay -l, it says "no sound card detected". I use the front headphone jack on my crosshair v formula motherboard. I ...
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Problems with bluetooth headphones after pairing

I have been struggling a lot to connect my Philips SHB7150 bluetooth headphones to 16.04, but keep getting recurrent problems even after connection. I checked and tried various solutions I found here ...