Questions tagged as ['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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Muntasir Mahmud Amit avatar
Audio Output Related Issue while multiple audio devices connected in front and back panel of the desktop
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My desktop: intel core i7 10700 + Asus Prime B460 plus ATX MOBO

It has Ubuntu 20.04 installed.

I have only the speaker connected in the back panel.

The problem is with connecting the headphones to the front panel (there is a built-in mic in the headphones) is that I want to control the output through software without repeatedly unplugging the headphones.

So I don't have to plug in the headphones ag ...

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Zeanix avatar
No headphone sound in ubuntu
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Im trying to swap from windows to Linux and so far it's going pretty good, however i do have an issue on my laptop where when i plug in earphones the system notices it, but i dont get any sound from them.

I have tried several fixes, but nothing has worked so far.

The laptop is an Asus UX4300U

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curiousguy avatar
Ubuntu 18.04 audio not working
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Tried this like sudo apt-get install --reinstall alsa-base pulseaudio sudo alsa force-reload

This is how the pulseaudio settings looks like

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Still audio is not working in my system

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Kempes Jacinto avatar
How to persist settings for default audio output on Ubuntu 21.04?
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I have Ubuntu 21.04 running.

I always need to change the audio output settings from "Analog Out" (which has no sound) to "Speakers" (works well).

The same problem occurs with the audio input ("Analog input" does not work, but "Internal microphone" does).

How to persist these changes?

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Robert Pearson avatar
Audio distorted and noisy using HDMI for YouTube on Chrome and FireFox
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AMD AB-7600 Radeon R7 on A88XM-A motherboard. Using onboard HDMI to Samsung SyncMaster TA 350 TV/monitor. Using YouTube on both Chrome and FireFox produces a badly distorted and very noisy audio. Unusable. Rebooting into Ubuntu MATE 18.04 clears all the problems. Is there a patch or update to fix the Ubuntu MATE 20.04 audio problem?

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ant avatar
Microphone grabs game audio and "mixes" it with my voice drowning it out. no speakers, using headset
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Using 20.04 and it seems it started to happen recently. I have no speakers so the game sound should not have been picked up via the microphone. But if I use mumble or record while playing the game sound is mixed with my voice. It is also higher volume so it drowns me out.

I'd like the microphone just to pick what I say to it, not what is generated by the system...

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oglop avatar
Audio output from applications goes to input (mic) in meeting
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I spent several hours searching, but I cannot find the solution or the right keywords.

When I'm in the meeting (using microphone headset) attendees can hear the audio playing on my computer, eg. YouTube.

Now when the audio plays and I mute the microphone, attendees won't hear YouTube.

I tried several answers here and I could not find any solutions, this is really confusing.

Please let me know what other i ...

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Caleb Schoepp avatar
Can't use mic on Bluetooth headphones
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I am trying to use the mic on a pair of my wireless Beats Studio headphones and can't get it to work. It is my understanding that I need to change the headphones to the HSP/HFP audio profile in order for the mic to work — but when I try to switch to that in Blueman I get the error Failed to change profile to headset_head_unit.

I'm connecting to my Bluetooth phones with a Plugable USB adapter. Fr ...

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gaoblai avatar
Media Players (e.g. VLC) auto muting
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I'm using Ubuntu 20.04.

Today I was listening to some audio using the default media player (Videos). I paused the player and watched a youtube video. When I went back to the Videos player, there was no sound, even when the volume switcher was turned up.

I installed VLC player to play my audio, which it did, but then everytime I switched a window to firefox and opened a Youtube video, VLC would autom ...

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jones0610 avatar
Audio keeps turning off in Firefox 90.0.2, Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS
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I suspect this might be a Firefox bug except that all was working fine and seemed to all of a sudden break. This did not start happening immediately after any update or system change.

Obvious and easily repeatable symptoms are playing a youtube video on Firefox. Audio will be turned off. If you go into settings and move the firefox audio slider to full it will only stay there for a brief perio ...

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linux_newbie_please_be_kind avatar
Bluetooth Settings Issue After Updating?
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I've installed Ubuntu 21.04 in a dual boot configuration alongside an existing installation of Windows 10.

Since using it for about one week I've applied all offered official updates and then restarted.

I paired a set of bluetooth headphones in Ubuntu and then ever since a restart the 'Bluetooth Settings' window either does not load or crashes.

Is Ubuntu LTS more stable vs Ubuntu 21.04 for ba ...

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Parthasarathi Patra avatar
Volume At 100% But Sound Is Low and No Depthness in Audio in Ubuntu 20.04
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My name is Parthasarathi Patra and I just installed Ubuntu 20.04.02 LTS yesterday and I am a bit new user to linux . My sound is set to 100% but sound is not deep & it sounds very low . I have tried Over amplification , alsamixer , pulseaudio ,pavucontrol but none solved this problem on my laptop . I want a good quality audio on my pc . I was using windows 10 earlier , the speaker was able to ...

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mr.dyadya avatar
No sound (After I removed Pulseaudio)
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  1. When I open a video file it says "Audio output failed: The audio device "default" could not be used: No such file or directory."

  2. When Im trying to record sound in Audacity it says "Error opening recording device. Error code 0 success.

How it started:

I tried to tune my mic, heard that "pulseaudio" can be used for it. I Installed pulseaudio and it flooded my applications menu with 121 (yes I actually c ...

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Problems with test signal into right speaker
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I am running Ubuntu 20.04 and listen to quite a bit of music on my Companion II Series 3 Bose speakers. I noticed some pitches were absent on a few songs - but both speakers appear to be emitting sound okay - and in stereo; however when I run the speaker test under settings only the left speaker seems to give a signal.

These speakers have worked properly previously. I've played around with Alsami ...

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Karsten avatar
How do I change the audio output for one specific application?
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I want to change my audio output for Spotify by NOT changing the default settings to be able to hear music over my sound system and play everything else with my headset.

I already searched in the settings of Spotify as well as in the settings of my system but found noting. My system runs with 20.04.2 LTS and I just switched from Windows on Linux so everything should be up to date.

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RidiX avatar
USB Input periferics not detected. How can I solve this problem?
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I'll be straight forward: I have a laptop (ASUS TUF GAMING FX-505DT) and it has 3 ports for USB-A in which I installed:

  1. Mouse
  2. USB HUB
  3. External SSD

The second port seems to work fine, but the problem appears only when I use more ports from the USB HUB. I need to install the Graphic Tablet, Microphone, Keyboard and one for Data Transfer (in total 4).

Whenever I enter a call (for instance on Discord), Mo ...

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Ashish Kumar avatar
No sound (or cracking sound) in Bluetooth wireless earphones automatic connection, and no Input Device detected for earphones
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I am facing several issues with using Bluetooth earphones in Ubuntu 20.04.2 LTS, having the kernel 5.4.0-80-generic. The earphones work well in other operating systems.

Issue 1: Whenever I switch on the earphones, they automatically connect to my laptop's Bluetooth, but they are detected as keyboards, instead of earphones. So, I cannot hear sound from them, and within a couple of seconds, they get ...

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Mr P avatar
Firefox sound sometimes playing static noise 20.04
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The thing is sometimes when I'm watching videos on youtube or wherever firefox has a delay in audio followed by static noise.This applies to firefox only, if I play a movie or something it works properly. Rebooting the system fixes the problem but still it gets annoying. And also while the firefox is open sometimes I can hear a tiny bit of noise coming from the speakers like someone is hitting a table w ...

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BroiSatse avatar
Automatically switch to screen built-in speakers when available
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I have a two screen setup, each screen with their built-in speakers. All works well except for sound setting automatically switching to digital output every time the screens goes off after which I have to set them back in the setting.

I could go around this and switch off any power-saving/security locks, but I'd really prefer not to with three kids at home. I already have switch-on-port-available

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No sound output from USB headsets on Ubuntu 21.04
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I just upgraded from Ubuntu 20.04 to 21.04. Since the upgrade, I'm unable to get any sound output to USB headsets. The microphone on the headsets works. Output to the built-in speakers or headset jack also works.

This worked perfectly on Ubuntu 20.04.

In Sound settings, if I try to test the headphones, no speakers are displayed. This happens for the two USB headsets I tested (Sennheiser PC 8 and Pla ...

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Abhimanyu avatar
No sound via HDMI on Ubuntu 21.04
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I've installed Ubuntu 21.04. I've followed a few AskUbuntu guides to no avail. My monitor is connected with an HDMI via an AMD RX 580 (Ellesmere) video card.

I do not have any proprietary drivers installed. As it so happens, official amdgpu-install drivers or amdgpu-pro drivers aren't supported in 21.04. In Ubuntu Software as well I see no drivers for my video card.

lspci Displays two audio devic ...

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jambi2113 avatar
MIDI keyboard not making sound in virtual machine
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Windows 10 virtual machine with VMware in Ubuntu 21.04 has my Nektar SE49 as a corresponding device, and the DAW I'm using--Cakewalk by Bandlab--also has the MIDI keyboard in its settings. I have sound coming out from the DAW, but not the keyboard, although everything is turned on. Is there something that I need to do within the Ubuntu operating system before going into Windows? Is operating a MIDI ...

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ubuntuUssser avatar
Ubuntu, sound disappeared
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  • Ubuntu 21.04, 64 bit.
  • Just updated to kernel 5.11.0-25-generic and sound disappeared.
modprobe snd-hda-intel

Displays absolutely nothing. No error message, no missing. Nothing. Is that expected?

  Host: rabbit Kernel: 5.11.0-25-generic x86_64 bits: 64 
  Desktop: GNOME 3.38.4 Distro: Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) 
  Type: Laptop System: LENOVO product: 20QVCTO1WW v: ThinkPad X1 Extreme ...
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Pulseaudio: how to stop audio sink from switching automatically to usb-c hub?
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I'm using Ubuntu 21.04 with an intel tablet and a lenovo usb-c hub that has an audio adapter.

I never have anything hooked into the audio jack on usb-c hub, yet every time I plug my tablet into the usb-c hub the sound output switches to the usb-c hub instead of staying routed to the tablet speakers. I then have to go either into settings or use a sound output extension to switch it back to the sp ...

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HamidReza Saad avatar
Headset microphone not working and not detected on ubuntu
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I installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on an Asus n551vw laptop, but when I connect the headset, its microphone is not recognized (but its sound works). Sound setting image After a lot of searching, if I add the code options snd-hda-intel model=dell-headset-multi to the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf, microphone it will be detected after restarting, but does not work. Sound setting image After the laptop is compl ...

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vinid223 avatar
USB Device not working randomly in USB HUB
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I have this issue that started happening 2 days ago. 2 of my USB devices just stopped working while connected to a USB hub. Both devices have some audio related features. Webcam with a microphone and one external DAC for XLR microphone input and output audio.

When I plug the devices into a USB port directly to the laptop dock or laptop USB ports, the devices works fine, but when I plug them back  ...

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freakbn avatar
Sound level is 0 or 100, nothing between
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I have an Asus UX390UA that run Ubuntu 20.04.1. I have sound problem, when I try to adjust sound level, 0% is working well, but from 1 to 100% sound level is always 100%

I applied this workaround: Volume control on asus zenbook 3 It worked well before but it's not working anymore on my laptop

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Ahtasham Ahmad avatar
Ubuntu core: snapd has no slot named "audio-playback"
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I am trying to play a video from YouTube using the mir-kiosk and wpe-webkit-mir-kiosk, but there is no sound while the video plays. I tried playing a local video file with mpv kiosk but ran into the same issue.

I have traced the problem to there being no slot for audio-playback in snapd. I checked the connections using "snap connections snapd" and found no slots for audio-playback. There is a plu ...

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user14129581 avatar
Microphone works, playback works in chrome & VLC but not Audacity or when doing a sound test from the control panel (Ubuntu 20.04)
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I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling pulseaudio and alsa. Playback works in chrome and when playing an mp3 with VLC (this is with headphones connected via bluetooth). I get no playback from Audacity or when doing an audio test from the control panel. I have Pulseaudio volume control installed; nothing is muted.

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Nicholas Saunders avatar
Where are bluetooth configuration files and how are they accessed?
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There would seem to be a finer-grained level of control over bluetooth from a Microsoft Surface tablet than that available on Ubuntu at least through the settings interface.

How are additional bluetooth settings, particularly those related to microphones and speakers, accessed?