PulseAudio is a sound system for Linux and other UNIX systems.

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Pulseaudio broken on Arch: pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated

The problem While trying to fix a minor issue on my Arch system, I seem to have created a bigger one. I don't really know what I did to cause this (more on that later) but pulseaudio seems to crash ...
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How can I switch to my onboard audio controller?

My desktop (running Arch) has a (very, very) old SB Live! sound card that isn't working very well any more. I'd like to switch to using the motherboard's onboard audio controller instead. Sadly, ...
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No sound through headphones despite pavucontrol (debian stretch)

After updating from jessie to stretch this week I found my heaphone jack no longer outputs sound, though my built in speakers work just fine. The puzzling thing is that everything seems to be in order ...
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Sound is very low (almost not audible) from primary sound card, Debian 8, pulse audio

I am using PulseAudio to manage my sound on Debian 8 with i3wm. Everything works properly, except the volume level on my on-board sound card. I can get sound out of it if I crank all settings to max ...
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Why do you need PulseAudio?

I'm reading and trying to understand why would anyone want to use Pulse Audio and I'm failing to understand. I read this https://www.linux.com/news/hardware/drivers/8100-why-you-should-care-about-...
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pulseaudio volume much over 100%

How can I get the volume much over 100%. Sometimes the sound is not loud enought otherwise. I've tried using pavucontrol but that only allows me to go up to 125% (so with doing both playback and ...
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Soundproblem affects performance

The following error occurs when running programms with sound in wine: ALSA lib pcm.c:7963:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred This greatly affects performance, as it occurs very frequently. I ...
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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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How do I get Mint to recognize my laptop's microphone as a mono input instead of stereo input?

I'm having an issue with Mint XFCE 17.2 detecting my laptop's internal microphone as a stereo microphone at a hardware level. The problem is that, since it's a mono device, the microphone's "right ...
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MPD and Chrome can't both play audio at the same time

I use MPD to stream music, but noticed that I often could not get any sound. I finally figured out that if I quit the Chrome web browser, then playback would continue. This is the relevant section ...
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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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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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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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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: <alsa_card.pci-...
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pavucontrol: Connection to PulseAudio failed

After uninstalling JACK I lost my access to PulseAudio Volume Control. It says: I tried purging and reinstalling pulseaudio and pavucontrol and removing ~/.pulse-cookie and ~/.pulse. Also, I tried ...
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What is /.pulse folder purpose

I run into folder called /.pulse and it contains symbolic links to /tmp/pulse-* folders. So I'm really wondering what are those for. Do anyone have any idea what is their purpose ? Thanks in advance. ...
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Problem with playing audio with alsa

I am using alsa with pulse audio-1.0.25 and I am using ATI Radeon E4690 graphics card with standard Fedora-17 OS. When I am trying to play audio with alsa, its not playing anything and coming out ...
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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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How to prevent PulseAudio maxxing out my volume when I jump to a point in a video in Iceweasel?

I've just updated both, and this behaviour is starting to annoy me. Basically, if I'm watching a video in Iceweasel (on some video site), and I try to skip to a specific point in that video, ...
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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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finding systemd unit 'owning' a running daemon process

To debug a JACK/Pulseaudio issue, I want to understand when and why the pulseaudio daemon is started by systemd (on Fedora). Using $ ps -o'pid,ppid,args' `pgrep pulse` is see that the pulseaudio ...
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Alsa Problems: Playback Crashes Audacity

I have been having this problem in audacity ever since I switched to Arch. I can start audacity and open a mp3 file, but as soon as I press play, the sound is fast, distorted, and crackles. Once I ...
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Audio support for Realtek Chip

I've build my own PC with ASUS Z97-P Motherboard with a Realtek Audio Chip. Everything works fine, but I can't get the audio working. I'm using KDE 5 and tried Phonon with VLC and GStreamer backend, ...
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Muting my microphone causes my screen to go dark - why?

I was having issues with my laptop's onboard microphone recently, so I decided to try muting and unmuting it. To my surprise, muting it caused my laptop's screen to go dark, and this would not respond ...
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PulseAudo list-sinks missing ALSA Devices

I'm attempting to switch at runtime between two ALSA devices on the same ALSA card: >>> [blake@e530 ~]$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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Can not start pulseaudio

I have just installed pulse audio on my laptop, however I can not start it. Here is output when I run command pulseaudio -v ................ E: [pulseaudio] core-util.c: lock: Permission denied E: [...
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Internal speaker sound at login screen - but not after login (only external speakers work)?

Sound plays (drum roll) at login screen. In Ubuntu and Xubuntu XFCE no sound emits from the laptop speaker, but does from the external speakers. Pulseaudio panel monitor bar dances with the sound.... ...
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Headphones always muted after restart

After system restart my headphones are always muted. I have to unmute and crank volume from 0% to 100% using alsamixer. I of course tried to do alsactl store multiple times but it does not help. It is ...
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How to dynamically control the audio volume based on current decibels

Since the Internet videos have different sound volume levels I am wondering is there a way to dynamically decrease the audio volume if it's above certain decibels to a normal value. Could someone ...
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Help me to find my speakers and headphone paths (name of PCM device)

I am really confused trying to get my speakers and headphone device PCM names like a "hw:x,x" or something like that; cat /proc/asound/devices 2: [ 0] : control 3: [ 0- 0]: digital audio ...
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pulse_output failed to play: suspended

I have mpd running as a system service and as user mpd. Since mpd is a system service and pulse audio is session-based, I have to stream music from mpd to the currently active pulse session daemon. ...
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RME Multiface (HDSP) sound on Debian/Jessie (Systemd / PulseAudio)

Troubles getting my sound setup to work on a fresh install of Debian/Jessie. The RME Multiface is an external rack mounted Pro Audio interface with a ton of channels and connectors (18 output ...
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No output from headphones jack (occasionally), although system displays output

I am having an issue where I will start or restart my PC and suddenly no audio comes from the headphones jack. This only happens occasionally, and I don't know the cause. My PC speakers work fine ...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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Sound output not working properly in chroot

So I have a 64-bit Linux Mint 17 system and I am trying to set up a chroot environment with a 64-bit Ubuntu 12.04-based system (actually something called Vinux, an Ubuntu remix). The problem is that ...
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xfce4-notifyd Not Showing Volume Change Notification on Fedora 22

I am using xfce4 on Fedora 22. I am able to use my volume keys to change the volume and use my mute key with no issue. However, no notification is showing on the desktop indicating volume change. ...
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Pulseaudio antidetects headphones

When I plug in my headphones I get the following Output Devices in pavucontrol: Speakers Analog Output Headphones (unplugged) Choosing Speakers sends output to Speakers+Headphones. Choosing Analog ...
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Redirect stereo sounds through a mono channel [closed]

I want to listen to this perfect album. My amp's right channel broke down, and these songs just don't do left-channel-only. How do I mono? Ssh-ing via laptop into the audio pc, running Fedora 20. ...
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How to find the configuration differences between two identical usb audio dongle devices?

I have two units of the same headset model that use a wireless USB dongle (Logitech H800). Each headset only pairs with its own dongle, but I want to get the same dongle to work with both headsets. ...
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Command line per-application volume (maybe amixer or pactl?)

I can change the master volume with these commands (from the command line), and it affects all applications, but how do I change the volume for just one application (XMMS for example)? amixer -q set ...
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Streaming from speaker using bluetooth

I'm on Manjaro xfce latest update 64 bit, I have Jbl charge 2, I was able to connect to it and trust it through bluetooth. The thing I don't know how to stream my laptop's audio through it. I played ...
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HTML5 audio stuttering, how to debug Pulseaudio?

i've got a strange issue with audio playback on html5 videos (youtube for example). The Video plays fine, but the sound has dropouts for about 1 second almost every minute. Is there a way to debug ...
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Gnome-shell keybinding for “Internal Microphone” on XF86Send

I use a custom keyboard with a “REPL” key (shifted: “Settings”) that I have bound to XF86Send (shifted: XF86Tools). On Fedora 21, that key (XF86Send) somehow works to toggle the “mute” on this laptop'...
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Speakers don't un-mute after muting the audio

I recently installed Bluedevil on my Fedora 21 XFCE notebook to be able to use my AS-600 bluetooth headphones, and they worked pretty well, the problem now is that whenever I mute the audio by running ...
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no game sounds with XFCE and pulseaudio

Since recently I have sound problems ingame but now I have no ingame sounds can someone help me? Which info should I provide? EDIT: For saved videos the same.
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Pulseaudio with external sound adapter: work around broken sound

I'm using an external USB sound adapter on a laptop that has an internal sound card. There are some issues: The applications by default continue to use internal sound card. I can work around this ...
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How does PulseAudio start?

PulseAudio is always running on my system, and it always instantly restarts if it crashes or I kill it. However, I never actually start PulseAudio. I have checked /etc/init.d/ and /etc/X11/Xsession.d/...