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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pacmd command does not list speakers as output audio device
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I am on Ubuntu 21.10

My goal is to set my speakers as default audio device, as now it is by default my headset, even when it is not connected. Then, I have to manually navigate to the GUI sound options in Ubuntu, and select the speakers (which do work).

When I use the following command: pacmd list-sources It outputs that ' 3 sources available', which does not include my speakers.

Then I can select a ...

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My bluetooth headphone aren't getting detected in ubuntu 20.04
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I have an Infinity Glide 510 bluetooth headphones,and when I try and connect it does not even get detected in Ubuntu 20.04. I have tried everything, like putting the headphones into pairing mode, restarting the system and even reinstalling the bluez package. Recently I had connected Second Gen Airpods, and they worked fine. But my Infinty glides aren't even being discovered by ubuntu.

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Platon Chebotaev avatar
No sound Huawei Matebook d14 AMD Ryzen 5500U Ubuntu 20.04
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Today i installed Ubuntu 20.04 on my computer, but i have no sound. My sound cart is Everest I2S Codec Audio Device. If i try alsamixer: enter image description here

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Muhammad Afthabudheen ET avatar
low signal strength of bluetooth in ubuntu 20.04
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I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS in my presario CQ42. initially there is no problem in my laptop.when i reinstalled my ubuntu it is show the bluetooth problem with headsets.When bluetooth connects with headsets gets stuck with lot of disturbance. when i look into laptop the sound is clear.but when i turn my head it gets stuck and make lot of to fix it.

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meetnick avatar
No sound on ASUS Transformer T100HA
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So after having an Ubuntu 20.04 fresh install into the ASUS Transformer T100HA, I've faced a no-sound issue. The system recognized the following outputs:

  • Multichannel
  • Internal audio

But no sound with any output

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Adrian H avatar
Realtek ALC4080 Microphone not working
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I'm using the same setup with Windows, and there it works perfectly fine, but on ubuntu it doesn't work. Sound from the headset is there, but microphone does not take any sound. Also in Microsoft Teams it seems it is confused to the point, that it thinks that output is input, and threats output as microphone. Please, if you can, help me with that.

sound settings

Kernel: 5.13.0-30-generic


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fresh installation of cinnamon, having some small issues such as videos sometimes having a split second of silence. audio self muting, etc
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Linux Mint 20.3 Cinnamon

cinnamon version: 5.2.7

Linux Kernel: 5.4.0-91-generic

after a few seconds of no audio output, when i start something that has audio, it takes like a second for the audio to be back again, so i lose some and usually have to go back in the video or whatever

also sometimes i'm watching or listening to a video and, from what seems to be lag, i have a small stutter in the audio, which ...

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Audio jack not working in fresh Ubuntu 20.04 install
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I am first time Ubuntu user. I recently purchased a intel desktop pc.

Problem- usb speakers is working fine but not the headhpone/earphone jack.

Steps followed till now:

  1. installed alsa-tools
  2. opened alsa mixer
  3. set all playback items on intel hda pch card to unmuted

My pc uses the MSI H510M Pro motherboard which has audio jacks on both front and back side of the pc. None of the audio jacks are wo ...

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Sound automatically switch from USB Speaker to HeadSet
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Description: Ubuntu 21.10 / Codename: impish

Running LXDE if it matters

I watch youtube listening on my external usb speakers and sounds plays just fine.

All of a sudden they go silent and sound is played on the plugged in headset (Plantronics, Inc. DA40 Adapter) without my intervention...

I do see some logs via journalctl near the time of the switch:

Mar 01 10:04:57 wilddog pulseaudio[1678] ...
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Audio problem Ubuntu
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suddenly I only have audio via Bluetooth device or HDMI device. The laptop speakers aren`t working.

I tried inxi -SMA It gave me: Device-1 Intel Tiger Lake-H HD Audio driver: snd_hda_intel Device-2 NVIDIA GA104 High Definition Audio drive: snd_hda_intel

Is it OK that they both have the same drive? Could this be the reason?

Thanks in advance. Tim

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Screen share shared audio issue while using snaps
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Experiencing an issue on Signal and Zoom snaps. Running Ubuntu Budgie 21.10.

During the screen share there is no sound from my shared desktop. I have tried signal .deb - no screen share sound, no mic input sound no sound from the other side.

On snap I only have screen share sound missing.


snap    2.54.3+21.10.1ubuntu0.2
snapd   2.54.3+21.10.1ubuntu0.2
series  16
ubuntu  21.10
kernel  5.13.0 ...
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Stonefree 0 avatar
Intermitted static noise from speakers
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Intermittently I get loud static coming from my speakers. I can listen to CD, MP3 or youtube for minutes or hours, the static will go on for several minutes or more. Sometimes I don't hear static for weeks. This has been going on for years. I have all the latest updates by running sudo apt-get upgrade/update. Any help will be appreciated.

Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
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hosford42 avatar
No sound, and `sudo alsa force-reload` hangs
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Ever since I upgraded to Ubuntu 20.04.4 LTS, I've had to run sudo alsa force-reload after rebooting or else I'll have no sound. However, after a recent system update, even this stopped working. Now when I run the command, I get the following output, and then the command hangs:

Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-hrtimer snd-hda-codec-realtek snd-hda-codec-generic snd-hda-codec-hdmi snd-soc-core snd-c ...
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No sound on GMKTec NucBox using Ubuntu 20.04
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There's no sound on GMKTec NucBox,, using Ubuntu 20.04. There's only Dummy Output in Settings -> Sound -> Output device.

I created the Ubuntu live USB installation using the official Ubuntu steps here, I booted my NucBox to that USB device, and there's sound;  ...

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could not open file /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/info
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if I start sonic-pi on my ubuntu system, I get the following error:

[GUI] - could not open file /proc/asound/card0/pcm0p/info

In fact the whole directory pcm0p doesn't exist. This is as deep as I can dive into the proc tree:

$ ls /proc/asound/card0/
codec#0  eld#0.1   eld#0.11  eld#0.13  eld#0.15  eld#0.3  eld#0.5  eld#0.7  eld#0.9  pcm10p  pcm12p  pcm7p  pcm9p
eld#0.0  eld#0.10  eld#0.12  eld#0. ...
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No Sound on Mac
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I installed the latest Ubuntu on a 2017 Imac. Not a virtual machine - Ubuntu is the only operating system. Since install there has been no sound. The sound setting is set to speakers and when sound is played the bar lights up following the sound. However nothing is heard. The volume is high, not on mute. I have installed pulse audio and again when sound is played through rhythmbox sound is detecte ...

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Jack avatar
How can I increase the audio volume?
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I changed my OS to Ubuntu from Windows 10. In Windows 10, the sound volume is good, but in Ubuntu the volume is decreased.

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Sergio Diaz Esparza avatar
Bluetooth headphones show as 'connected', but the audio doesn't work
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I'm having this problem with my Bluetooth headphones, a Tronsmart Apollo Q10 to be exact.

Basically I'm trying to connect to these headphones in Kubuntu (the latest version as of today), they appear on the pc, and I'm even able to click the connect button. When I do so, it also shows as 'connected' on my devices list, but there is no option to use it as output for audio.

I have the suspicion, howeve ...

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clkennedy avatar
Fresh install Ubuntu 20.04 LTS on NUC10 -- Either No Sound or no Shutdown
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I have a bunch of NUC10s I am using for a project (both i3 and i5s) onto which I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. These NUC models have no audio jack and rely on HDMI for sound. But I have no sound. I performed the same install on NUC7s and had sound over HDMI without incident.

After googling for 2 days, I think I've tried every suggested fix from this site and many others. The only success I'v ...

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Stuart Anderson avatar
Studio Controls won't launch in Ubuntu Studio
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I haven't run Studio Controls for a while since I haven't been recording and Pulse works fine for basic operations. But I'd like it if Studio Controls would open when I do decide to record. When I try and launch through terminal, I get this:

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/studio-controls", line 1837, in <module>
    us = StudioControls()
  File "/usr/bin/studio-controls", ...
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Playback device missing on startup in Ubuntu Studio 21.10
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Weird issue recently popped up, every time I start up my laptop the playback devices are missing from the list of sound devices and presumably don't work (haven't gotten the chance to test it yet). I can get them to show up after I plug something into the headphone jack, but I want a fix, not a workaround. I can't think of anything that's causing this, since it sort of just started happening.

Run ...

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Ubuntu 21.04 Nvidia HDMI Intermittent audio
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The issue

My audio cutting out intermittently for ~1s every couple of seconds.

My connection is from laptop -> Monitor HDMI -> earphones. I don't have the skipping issue if I'm connect laptop -> earphone directly.

The skipping can be triggered if I open a browser tab/ load a webpage/click on something/typing etc.

My nvidia card is a Nvidia T1200, with driver 510.47.03

What I've tried

  1. I've tri ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Audio Totally broken. There's no sound and detects headphones all the time
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I've a big problem. The sound of my pc has a lot of problems.

My laptop detects headphones all the time even when there is nothing plugged in. Also doesn't make any sound when I tried to use '''pulseaudio --kill & pulseaudio --start''' did not fix the problem. I need to use multiple times pulseaudio --kill like it was more than a pulseaudio.

In the case of pavucontrol or alsamixer I can't find  ...

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Set different sample rate for different audio controllers with PulseAudio
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How would one set different samplerate for each audio controller on a system using PulseAudio ?

Default configuration file seems to have nothing for audio controller specific configuration and seems to be general. udev rules 60-persistent-alsa.rules, 78-sound-card.rules and 90-alsa-restore.rules does not seem to set a samplerate or call pulseaudio explicitly.

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Achak Claw avatar
Alert Volume won't unmute
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So I have an issue where the Alert volume keeps going to 0 whenever I reboot. I prefer to have the sounds on, but they won't stay on when I leave Ubuntu (this happens on all Desktop Environments). Is there a way to force this to stay at full volume every time? The normal sound isn't effected, it's just the Alert sounds.

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How to mount an audio CD on a USB drive
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I'm running Kubuntu 21.10 and I have a USB CD drive. I want to play an audio CD on that drive. I know it's pretty simple to do, but I can't quite get it all together. How can I do it?

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Enable audio output on both HDMI and headphone
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I found a lot of questions about how to switch between HDMI and headphone outputs. Instead, on my Ubuntu 20.04 I need to output the audio on both of them.

Under Settings > Sound > Output Device I can select one output only per time.

Is there a way to route the audio on both HDMI and analog output?


Following this approach, I enabled the simultaneous output on paprefs and installed pavucontro ...

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Sound Not Working on Ubuntu 20.04 Asus Vivobook Pro
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Sound is not working on my Asus Vivobook Pro 14X (Ryzen 9 and NVIDIA GEFORCE RTX3050 STUDIO).

Speaker by harman/kardon;Chip: Realtek ALC294

cat /proc/asound/cards

 0 [Generic        ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
                      HD-Audio Generic at 0xfc5c8000 irq 102

 1 [Generic_1      ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
                      HD-Audio Generic at 0xfc5c0000 irq 103

uname -ro  ...
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Saman Ebrahimpoor avatar
Bluetooth headphone does not connect to Ubuntu 21.10
gb flag

i upgraded ubuntu to 21.10.and now my headphone connects to bluetooth but there is no sound coming out of it. i already read this question and tried these commands :

sudo apt install --reinstall pulseaudio-module-bluetooth
pactl load-module module-bluetooth-discover

but it responses :

Connection failure: Connection refused
pa_context_connect() failed: Connection refused

i will be happy if someone c ...

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enwave64 avatar
HFP with ofono-phonesim with phone as Audio Gateway?
cn flag

in a nutshell, things seem to be good from the ofono-phonesim perspective in terms of modems, but I still can't get HFP audio telephony to work for calls (meanwhile A2DP works flawlessly for music playback).

I'm on Ubuntu 20.04 Focal Fossa, arm64.

This is a follow up to my earlier question. It may seem to be a duplicate of this question but, my use case is the opposite, as I'm trying to use the Li ...