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

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pulse-audio does not recognise my Logitech mic and my Webcam mic

I use the (great) AK5370 microphone for Skype, but it is not recognized by my archlinux i86_64. It also fails to recognize the mic on my Logitech Webcam (PTZ, which I do not use). Both are connected ...
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Problems with USB microphone

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ]:...
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Bose Companion 2 Series iii speakers not working properly Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon

I recently installed Linux Mint 18 Cinnamon 64 on my computer and I have been having trouble getting audio from the audio jack on my computer. I have a set of Bose Companion 2 Series iii speakers and ...
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Fedora 24 KDE - no persistent volume settings per application

I use Fedora 24 KDE, fully updated, with "Audio Volume - System Settings Module". I want to be able to change the volume of programs (not individual streams) persistenly (surviving program or OS ...
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Sound volume control does not work in Ubuntu

My sound volume control does not work when I'm logged in with my regular user, though the sound works correctly. What's weirder is that the sound control works when I'm logged in as guest. With my ...
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Is there any gnome-shell mixer icon relying on alsa and not pulseaudio?

So, long story short, when I installed Mint 12 on my Dell laptop I realized my HDA-intel sound board have problems with pulseaudio. I uninstalled pulseaudio and got my sound back, but removing ...
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Endless pulseaudio error logging: failed to acquire autospawn lock

I have an issue with pulseaudio logging error messages in a loop and wonder how I can fix them: Aug 7 20:22:17 s pulseaudio[25638]: lock-autospawn.c: Cannot access autospawn lock. Aug 7 20:22:17 s ...
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Detect 3,5mm Headphone Jack in Raspian Linux

i currently try to detect whether the headphones are plugged in on a raspberry pi zero or not. I want to write an application that starts a .wav file when i plug in, and kill the process when i unplug ...
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How to get sound intensity of an audio input through terminal?

I want to know the intensity of the sound being heard by an audio in source like a mic or Line-in through Command line. Kinda like the progressbar under the mouse but in CLI. audiointensity mic0 10 ...
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Pairing Bose QC 35 over Bluetooth on Fedora

I am running Fedora 24 with Gnome Shell. I try to pair my new Bose QuietComfort 35 over Bluetooth. I started using the Gnome interface. Unfortunately, the connection seems not to hold. It appears as ...
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How to change audio levels of sound card with same control names

I'm trying to write a script that automatically changes the playback/capture audio levels based on the device that is connected. I'm using a MAYA44 USB+ sound with 4 ch in/out. Thanks to a similar ...
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How to use pulseaudio for network stream with Raspbmc (Kodi)?

I am using Raspbmc (with Kodi 14) on my Raspberry Pi. Now I would like to set up pulseaudio to be able to stream music from all my Linux computers easily to the Raspberry pi. My problem is, that I am ...
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How to set HDMI sound output as default on Ubuntu 16.04

I am using an old laptop as a dvd player, so I want the sound to always play via HDMI, but whenever I suspend the sound switches back to the internal speakers. I can change the sound back to HDMI with ...
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Arch linux sound doesn't work [closed]

sorry for a vague title but the issue is very complicated. both firefox and vlc play silence through built in speakers. pavucontrol said that vlc is playing correctly through hdmi but when switched ...
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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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How to retrieve the Windows sound setting “equalization loudness” on Linux distributions?

I have been using Linux distributions since years, but I am missing : the "equalization loudness" which is the name of a Windows sound setting which allows to normalize the volume and reduce the gap ...
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Can't record audio from desktop - Linux Mint

I'm using Linux Mint 13 MATE 64-bit, and can't work out how to record the audio from Chrome. I'm using various screencasting utilities and Audacity, and just can't get the audio. I've followed ...
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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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How to reduce the volume of a background music stream when a different audio source is playing?

With PulseAudio it is possible to manage volume on an application basis, but I find it hardly useful to do it manually. What I'd rather have is the following: I'm usually listening to music but ...
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How to use a bluetooth speaker?

I'm trying to use a bluetooth speaker, but don't get any sound. bluetoothctl shows the device as paired, trusted, and connected, and lists it as "serial port", "headset", "audio sink", and some ...
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Audio 'pops' in when starting and stopping

Whenever audio starts playing, or stops playing, a 'popping' sound can be heard from my headphones. I am running Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya, and the issue only happens when I am using headphones. The '...
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Jack vs Pulseaudio — how is it faster?

I see a bunch of claims that Jack is faster than Pulse and has less latency. How is that so? Why does Pulse call itself lightweight, and the Jack guys call it fat? Could anyone break down the ...
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PulseAudio and MPD

Problems when using mpd with pulse Pulseaudio was created in order to enable using more than 1 audio source for one sink (correct?). If so, it should be possible to use one sink for mpd and another ...
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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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Disable headphone jack detection in pulseaudio

I have a dodgy headphone port on my laptop that does not reliably detect when headphones/external speakers are plugged in. This means that the output is constantly being muted/unmuted which is rather ...
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Arch Sound output only showing as Headphone while no headphone plugged

I've struggled couple of days to fix this issue with installing / uninstalling / editing alsa , pulseaudio setting but no luck . One time i was able to fix audio with alsamixer and select output ...
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How to set an upper bound on volume in PulseAudio?

Is it possible to set an upper limit for PulseAudio on startup? I would like to make sure that I do not put the volume too high for the sake of my eardrums. I looked into pactl set-sink-volume but ...
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Changing input audio source and setting it to mono on Debian Jessie/8 using commands

Good day everybody, Today I was able to connect my WiiU to my computer using a PCI TV Tuner with a RCA input, only yellow. Thanks to VLC and video4linux I can play games flawlessly. I bought a cable ...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...
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How do I make Wheezy see my sound card?

I'm working on a relatively clean install of Wheezy - relatively as I installed it today and have been installing packages for quite some time. I previously had Ubuntu which played sounds, so it's not ...
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Pulseaudio: how to restart without restart X11 if delete tmp?

I have deleted (because of errors) the /tmp folder, which contains the pulseaudio folder. The question is: how to restart pulseaudio without restarting X11? If I restart X11, pulseaudio works fine. I ...
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No sound output

I just upgraded my machine to a new motherboard (ASUS Maximus VIII), processor and RAM. I'm on Debian stable, 8.4. Everything works, except for there being no sound output. The following I already ...
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Read out pulseaudio volume from commandline? (I want: “pactl GET-sink-volume”)

I want to read out the volume level I can set with pactl set-sink-volume $SINK $VOLUME Is there an easy way to do that? As easy as the hypothetical pactl get-sink-volume $SINK ? (What I'm ...
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Internal speaker unmuted when I press volume up/down buttons on my headphones

It is logical to expect the volume up/down buttons on my USB headphones to only control the volume of the headphones, but in fact they also unmute all other audio output devices. I'm using KDE on ...
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Permanent shrill sound on ubuntu since buggy vlc video

A video with a buggy, or at least too complex soundtrack broke my Intel Ivy Bridge (i5-3337U) laptop running Ubuntu 15.10. In the middle of VLC playing the video, a shrill, slightly grating sound ...
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Is there a way to predict an PulseAudio Sink ID assignment?

When something like a browser opens a new tab, or any program requests an new sink from PulseAudio an ID is assigned (0..n). If this happens in rapid succession (i.e. programmatically executing ...
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No output through stereo jack

I cannot get any sound to output through either of my PC's stereo jacks. I do not even hear the typical static when I plug a device in. This is the case even though Phonon displays "built-in audio." I ...
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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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Connect to two bluetooth audio sinks

I have two bluetooth audio receivers, one in the living room, and one in my bedroom. I connect to those from my laptop. Both receivers are visible from most places in my house. My plan is that I ...
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Trying to connect HL-Z300 headset on Ubuntu 15.10

I recently purchased this cheap bluetooth thingy from a Chinese manufacturer that basically is a clip-on headset with built-in microphone and with a optional audio jack plug for earphones. It ...
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ALSA - Traktor Audio 2 - How to split front and rear stereo channels / How to debug dmix

I am struggling to persuade ALSA to separate the front and rear outputs of my Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 external USB soundcard and would really appreciate help. USB Vendor ID: 17cc, USB ...
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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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PulseAudio cannot change the sink for one specific program

I'm trying to play sound from Telegram through my headphones, which have an internal audio card. Here is the list of programs which produce audio output channels: $ pactl list sink-inputs Sink ...
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Mute audio but make it capturable for screenrecorder in linux

I can capture videos with audio for example with simplescreencapture. Usually this just captures what I see on the screen and what I hear from the speakers. If I mute the speakers, no audio is ...
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pulseaudio run as root

I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed on my PC, recently I have edited /etc/passwd and changed user1:x:00:00:user1,,,:/home/user1:/bin/bash to give root permission to user1 and the system always need to ...
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Linux mint 17.3 without HDMI sound output

Well, tried everything: alsa, alsa-utils, alsamixer, pulseaudio, puvecontrol and a lot more. Even I changed from ubuntu to Linux mint, but I can't get sound from hdmi (laptop connected to led tv). 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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Setting up a midi controller on Linux Mint

I've recently bought a Worlde Easykey 25 midi controller. I would like to set it up to work with my Linux Mint setup, preferably without messing up my other sound. I am aware of this guide here, but ...
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Configuring a system to run PulseAudio automatically on top of JACK

This is essentially the same as the Ask Ubuntu question How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?. However, the answers to that question are all incomplete in at ...
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PulseAudio headphones issue

I'm having some trouble with pulseaudio as is tradition. When i enter X (DWM) , run google-chrome and travel to youtube.com and play a video, the headphones wont work, the sound is choppy. speaker-...