Questions about audio hardware and software in Linux and other UNIX operating systems.

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Run script on headphone plug in/out event [duplicate]

I'm trying to run a script on every headphone plug-in and out event. For instance mute the sound (with amixer) when the headphones are plugged out. I don't want to limit these scripts to sheer volume ...
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Sound over Dockingstation in KDE

I just installed Debian on my new Laptop(Lenovo X1) and I would like to use a ThinkPad OneLink Dock. Everything works great (USB, HDMI, Ethernet...) except for the audio. When I plug in the OneLink ...
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Double sound icon in XFCE

I'm running XFCE 4.10 on the latest Debian Stable, Jessie. One single flaw bugs me ever since the installation even though it's thrillingly minor. Every time I use either the scroll-function or an ...
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Write my own sound card driver [closed]

I would like to write my own sound card driver, in order to use my output jack as a PWM (to control a motor). When I run "lspci", the sound card is : Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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How to mute system sounds in LXDE

I used some guy's script to disable system beep. Now I am annoyed by sounds stored in /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/. Zypper, however, told me that to get rid of them I would also need to uninstall ...
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Audio tone/sine generator with frequency gauge

I want to flatten frequency response of my headphones with EQ (to dramatically increase sound quality with only a bit of time), but I need tone generator for that with live manually selectable ...
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No sound card detected by alsa, (missing drivers?)

I'm on Kali Linux 2.0, on a laptop in dual boot with Windows 7 and I recently installed some module(chiptune) music players and after a reboot the next day the only sound card that I found in sound ...
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Change output (sink) using the terminal

I've made the change from Gnome to i3, and I want to be able to switch my audio output (from headphones to HDMI and vice versa) using the terminal. $ pactl list cards | grep profile Part ...
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No sound right after watching videos / using voice IP

I have a very annoying problem on my computer that I'm unable to solve. I had the same issue in two distributions, first in Ubuntu and now in Fedora. My computer used to work fine with Ubuntu, but ...
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GNU/R 'no audio drivers are available'

Error message as in title shows up in console when trying to execute play() function from audio package. I found plenty of references to this question, but link provided in the answer is dead. How to ...
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Background service to play CDs without being logged in

Before I reinvent wheel, is there currently a background service that can detect when a CD is inserted and if it is an audio CD, mount it and execute a command to play it without being logged in. ...
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Splitting a flac from a cuesheet metadata block

Some flac files apparently have a “cuesheet metadata block”. I know how to split flacs files with shnsplit when I have a separate cuesheet at hand (cf. “How do I split a flac with a cue?”), but how do ...
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Treat multiple sound input sources as one virtual microphone

I want to automate my home using Jasper. To do that, the documentation tells me to edit the ALSA config file so a usb card will have index 0. I want to use multiple microphones spread around my ...
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How to prevent bluetooth audio skipping with the A2DP profile on Arch Linux?

I am experiencing quite heavy audio skipping when streaming audio to my bluetooth speaker (Sony SRS-X3) using pulseaudio and Arch Linux on a T430. I think it is related to a known bug [1]. The speaker ...
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NVIDIA gfx card changes from slot 1 to slot 2 in PulseAudio

In Linux Mint, I used to have problems with no sound around 50% of the time when I boot up. I found that PulseAudio was looking for my graphics card in the wrong hardware slot. I used... aplay -l ...
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Check whether Built-In Audio is active from different user login

In my job, I support remote employees running Linux Mint via SSH and VNC. Each employee uses a USB headset, which is the only sound device we want to be active. The sound device we need to disable ...
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pulse audio defaults soundcard speakers as headphones

Pulseaudio is defaulting my default output device as headphones from my desktop soundcard. Previously I could select headphones or speakers, but now it only says headphones. This is a problem ...
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What's the difference between Master and PCM channels in Alsa?

What is the difference between Master and PCM channels in Alsa, and which one should I manipulate for controlling the output volume? I have three sound cards (Intel PantherPoint, HRT HeadStreamer and ...
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How to broadcast voice from USB microphone to apache?

I have a webcam and a microphone. I wan't to send both, sound and video to my index.php so i can see the video from the camera and hear the sound from the microphone. I already managed to stream the ...
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How can software that doesn't natively support JACK be made to work with it?

Audacity, for example, can be switched to JACK if needed. What about software that can't but can be switched to alsa?
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pulseaudio-equalizer keeps resetting at startup

Every time I start my laptop, pulseaudio-equalizer it's enabled. Even when I disable it (inside the app there's a button to disable it). How can I avoid that? Moreover, something is resetting my ...
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Can I record sound until silence OR a maximum length of recording?

Looking at detecting sound until some silence occurs, I arrived at the command rec recording.flac rate 32k silence -l 1 0.1 3% 1 3.0 3%. I realize my specific use would be somewhat different: I do ...
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No audio through either soundbar or desktop on Debian

I'm using a Debian stable box with a Dell monitor and the Dell AX510 "stereo soundbar". The "soundbar" has a large frontal speaker as well as two headphone jacks on the left. While the hardware ...
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recordMyDesktop can't use jackd for audio

If I try to have recordMyDesktop (technically qt-recordMyDesktop) capture audio via jackd, when I hit record it immediately stops with the message: recordMyDesktop has exited with status: 4352 ...
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Restoring sound drivers on Debian 8

I have installed Nvidia graphic drivers for my Debian 8, but the installation contained a new sound driver, which has broken the sound on my PC. How can I uninstall the Nvidia one and restore the ...
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How do I configure my audio?

I have a relatively new build that I can't seem to get audio to work on. I have one card that i can see with pacmd list-cards: 1 card(s) available. index: 0 name: ...
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Linux: can't open /dev/dsp

I am getting an error while running festival on my system: linux: can,t open /dev/dsp I was searching for this error on the Internet and found this instruction: To solve this problem just write ...
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What's the canonical way to get individual stream size in a video file?

I have a video file. It contains a video stream, and a couple of audio and subtitle streams. I want to get the size of each of these streams. I've already looked at ffprobe/avprobe and mediainfo, ...
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Directing sound output for specific applications

I'm trying to direct the sound from Youtube running in Opera to my sound card's HDMI output (to a TV), but still have all other OS sounds go to my PC's "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" playback device. ...
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how to know whether a headphone is plugged in from terminal? [duplicate]

I'm looking for something like presence of a file or its content that could indicate the headphone's presence. I am working on if statement on conky with condition being presence/absence of ...
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ALSA sounds card volume range numbers, and Difference between Control Names

I'm developing my first sound card driver in Ubuntu with ALSA. Implementing a volume control for the sound card I stumbled upon a few questions. 1) For the function that is assigned to ...
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How to get Realtek ALC887 5.1 sound detected in debian?

I have motherboard based on z170 chipset which have next string in specs: Realtek® ALC887 codec it has 5.1(3 connectors) and stereo(1 connector) connectors not counting Line In and microphone ...
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Raspberry pi hdmi audio not working

I have a raspberry pi 2 running with Ubuntu Mate. When I try to play video or audio files with omxplayer, I do not get any sound on my TV which is connected to the Pi via HDMI. If I force the Pi to ...
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FreeBSD,no sound

My speakers does not seem to work under FreeBSD 10.2-RELEASE .All drivers are loaded using kldload snd_driver. What to do? pciconf -lv: hostb0@pci0:0:0:0: class=0x060000 card=0x50001458 ...
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How to connect to Bluetooth headset on Debian 8.1

I have a Bluetooth headset Suicen AX610. My system is Debian 8.1. I want to do run my headset, but I can't. The debian 8.1 can find the headset, But, the debian 8.1 can't pairing the headset, ...
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KDE disable sounds of desktops not being viewed

I am using Manjaro KDE desktop. I have 4 different desktop environments. I want to be able to stream a different video to each one and be able to flip through them at will. I have successfully done ...
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USB audio adapter causes HTML5 videos in Firefox to fast forward

After changing my desktop from Arch Linux to NixOS, playing HTML5 videos in Firefox has become buggy. They will fast forward when you play them, but only when using the USB audio adapter. Pulseaudio ...
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Why do Pidgin sounds change the volume of music for their duration?

I am running Debian 8 (Jessie). Pretty plain install except I'm running AwesomeWM, no desktop environment, and Gnome is pretty much nowhere to be seen. PulseAudio is setup with defaults. I use Pidgin ...
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Debian 8 Gnome 3 recognizes Bluetooth speaker as input device

I'm using Debian 8 with Gnome 3 on a laptop with the bluetooth that comes with the 7260ac wifi card. 50% of the time my Bose SoundLink Mini Bluetooth speaker can connect with the laptop successfully ...
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How to convert WMA to VORBIS or OPUS?

My girlfriend accidently bought an audio book on the internet and she saved it on my hard disk in windows media audio format (.wma) and now she asks me how to listen to it. I'm a bit puzzled this ...
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Linux sound: play back audio from input only on specific output device

I currently have a shairport (AirPlay) server which receives audio data and outputs it over optical SP/DIF (Toslink) via a USB-to-Toslink adapter. This digital signal goes through an equalizer, and ...
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Sound (Beats Audio) problem on HP m6-1035dx Linux Mint

Yesterday I installed Linux Mint (17.2) on my HP Pavilion m6-1035dx and I'm experiencing problems with my sound. The laptop has 2 speakers and a subwoofer (Beats audio). Only the right speaker works. ...
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Pulseaudio consuming ~1% CPU when sound is idle

How comes that Pulseaudio is consuming ~1% CPU when the sound is idle. I mean there is no sound. Even if I additionally mute it. I'm on Mint 17.2. top
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Many audio devices with same name: how to use them in asound.conf?

I'd like to create a new PCM device in ALSA, thanks to these ALSA PCM plugins in /etc/asound.conf: pcm.blah { type rate slave { pcm <device1> rate 48000 } } But what name to use ...
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How do I create an ALSA virtual device that outputs to both HDMI and headphone jack?

I can tell my programs to output to either HDMI or the headphone jack just fine, but is there a way to create a virtual device in asound.conf that outputs to both simultaneously? This config comes ...
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Messed audio settings, now i have no sound

I was trying to configure sound and while changing settings, specifically controllers, i messed it and now i have no sound. However, when i use the command speaker-test -Dplug:front -c2 -l5 -twav it ...
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Pulse audio: how to disable an output channel?

My computer is connected to my receiver, and I don't want to play nothing to it through Pulse Audio. How do I disable these channels? I want to disable the "HDMI / DisplayPort2" and the "Digital ...
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abcde ripping to wav

I am trying to find out configuration for abcde to extract a cd to wav. I am using mp3 config file from http://www.andrews-corner.org/abcde.html but I dont know what the wav encoder or abcde configs ...
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Audio mute on program startup - Fedora 21, Xfce4

when i start Terminator terminal emulator the audio mutes. Did somebody run to similar problem? I don't even know what to look for; so any hints would be appreciated. I run Fedora 21 with Xfce4
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Audio-only youtube player

I would like to find an application external to the internet browser that would play only youtube sound. Preferably a very light one, CLI or GUI.