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

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Changing pulseaudio default per-user output device

Is there a way to change or set the default per-user pulseaudio output device without having write access to the system configuration (but of course having write access to the user configuration in ...
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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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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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How can I send different audio to my left and right speakers?

I've found that I can use pavucontrol to control the volume in my left and right speakers independently, by un-clicking the "lock channels together" button. However, I can't find a setting to let me ...
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Communicating between PulseAudio on linux and custom server on windows

I am working on a project where I'll be running PulseAudio in receive mode on my raspberry pi. As for the server side, we've been writing a custom application on windows that will send RTP audio ...
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Set default sound card in Pulse Audio

I have two soundcards on my systems and pulseaudio always picks the wrong one. How do I set up the default soundcard in the pulse audio preferences?
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Using PulseAudio to receive RTP audio stream

I'm trying to set up simple communication between my Ubuntu distro and my Rasbian distro on the raspberry pi. I'm more concerned about the rPi side of this project. I've been looking around the ...
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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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Device change in pavucontrol not updating Playback stream devices consistently

I'm having an issue with pavucontrol (2.0-3). Sometimes when I change the device profile from the Configuration tab, the device isn't automatically updated on the Playback tab for each stream. It ...
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Is there simple applet mixer for pulseaudio

With new openSUSE 13.2 I find huge problem with sound -- with ALSA I lost the line out, and besides the sound was too quiet in general (today max out, is yesterday half). With help of pulseaudio ...
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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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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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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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Enable microphone on boot

On Arch Linux with Gnome 3.14, the microphone is disabled by default. So every time I need to use Skype I need to open Sound settings and enable the mic. How do I enable the mic so that it's ...
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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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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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Debian systems seems to recognize speakers but not the headphones for Lenovo laptops

First of All, I know there are lot of questions out there on same topic but still I could not figure out the solution. Being a average system level programmer (beginner in kernel programming) I would ...
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How to control equalizer within command line?

So Pulseaudio has a built-in equilizer loaded with module-equalizer-sink According to http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/Equalizer, you can control it with ...
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Changing system volume also changes Spotify volume (Arch Linux)

This is something that has been bugging me for awhile and I haven't been able to find a fix yet. Whenever I change the system volume using the hardware volume keys on my laptop, it also changes the ...
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Low sound volume issues on Z97 motherboard and linux mint KDE

I've recently set up a new system with MSI Z97 gaming 5 motherboard however the first issue I've encountered was that the sound was crackling. I've fixed that by updating the kernel to 3.16.3 Now the ...
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Desktop audio falls behind when recording microphone + desktop audio + screen using ffmpeg

I have put together this script for recording the microphone, the desktop audio and the screen using ffmpeg: DATE=`which date` RESO=2560x1440 FPS=30 PRESET=ultrafast DIRECTORY=$HOME/Video/ ...
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How to Pair BOSE SoundLink (Bluetooth) using Pulseaudio in Linux Mint Debian Edition?

Been having problems with pairing and maintaining conected my bluetooth speaker, finally after reading and reading, found some steps to achieve it. Please read ahead.
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How to stop gnome from muting my music?

I use ArchLinux, and I recently installed Spotify which is working fine, except for one thing: Every time any program triggers a system sound, the player volume is automatically muted in the mixer. ...
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How do you disable audio input in Ubuntu 14.04/ Mint 17

I am using VM Workstation to run Mint 17. Because I did not plugin a microphone, everytime the VM try to access input device it disconnects my virtual sound adapter which also disconnects output. In ...
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What is preventing me from recording the output of my speakers?

I am using Trisquel GNU/Linux 6.0.1 (a modified version of Ubuntu) on the XFCE desktop environment. I am trying to record the output of my speakers. I do not have a microphone, and so cannot use it ...
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Multichannel audio for Halloween sound effects

I am quite confused about the different audio tools in Linux - how ALSA and Pulse Audio and other daemons and libraries and applications fit together, so I'm looking for help in sorting it out. More ...
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Centos 6.4 (64) skype 4.2 no sound notification

Everything works fine. I can hear and others can hear me. But no sound notification. In options -> sound devices "Make a test sound" button is disabled. Other button show "PulseAudio server (local)". ...
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Audio output port option in `pavucontrol` doesn't change automatically when headphone is plugged in

My laptop is DELL Latitude D600 (very old model, I don't know if this is related). I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with xmonad. This problem is weird. In pavucontrol, under "Output Devices" tab, there is a ...
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Ideas how to get my usb audio interface to work with Linux?

PulseAudio does not appear to recognize the Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 USB audio interface. The 2i2, however, is properly recognized and it works as expected. I can't seem to get the 6i6 to work on the ...
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What makes Pulseaudio send network data when no stream?

I have a pulseaudio over network installation that works well. However as soon as Pulseaudio connects to a local network sink, it starts sending data, even if no streams are active. The data curve ...
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How can I have pulseaudio always load a USB soundcard as the same sink every time I boot?

I have 9 identical soundcards connected via USB to a PC running various audio rendering servers. Each card is loaded in /etc/pulse/default.pa by disabling module-udev-dectect and manually loading ...
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Pulseaudio: “virtual” sink just for controlling volume

I got a box that runs XBMC and other media apps, and various apps that play status sounds. I'd like to have two "virtual" sinks (basically just for controlling the volume of a group of applications), ...
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PulseAudio: Sound works after first pacat call

I've got a strange problem with PulseAudio and a gstreamer python script (pygst). The script below works only if I execute a cat /dev/urandom | pacat before. I've absolutely no idea what can ...
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Audio cuts in and out after upgrading from Ubuntu 12.10 -> 13.10

So my audio was working perfectly fine (XBMC, VLC, Flash in Chrome, etc) before the upgrade. Now that I've upgraded, I can still play audio, but it plays for a second or two at a time before cutting ...
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How can I switch between different audio output hardware using the shell?

I use my laptop with an external monitor which has speakers. When the monitor is attached through HDMI I can switch (using the GUI: Sound Setting --> Hardware) between the normal laptop audio output ...
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No volume control in Nexuiz fullscreen mode

While playing Nexuiz on my Ubuntu in fullscreen mode the volume control buttons on my laptop don't work at all, externally after minimizing the game increasing/decreasing the sound solves the problem ...
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Modify sound volume per application [closed]

In Fedora 12 + Gnome 2 I used to be able to modify the volume of each application seperately. Now, I'm on Fedora 20 + MATE 1.6.2, and this option is gone. If I click Notification Area > Sound > ...
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Sound crackles and echos to the point of being unusable

I recently got a new desktop, installed debian 64 bit, and found out that the sound doesn't work at all. I'm not entirely sure what information I should give to help identify the problem but I'll do ...
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Volume too quiet at maximum

I recently replaced my broken Sennheiser PC350 to a Beyerdynamic DT770 Pro 80 Ohm headphones and I've encountered a really annoying issue. Everything is too low. I can listen to it, but it's almost as ...
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mpd to remote dlna

I currently use an mpd with 4 configured outputs, wired to speakers in the ceilings as home-made "multiroom" audio system. I would like to add wireless speakers, e.g. one like this. The question is: ...
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raspberry pi pulseaudio server connection failure

I purchased a raspberry pi model b , after installing image, the first thing I do is I installed vlc and copy a mp4 video in raspberry pi. Now from command prompt I tried to run my video using vlc. ...
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Focusrite Scarlett on Linux input mapping?

Does anyone use these interfaces on Linux? If so, how do the inputs map (e. g. with ALSA/PulseAudio)? E. g. the Scarlett 6i6 has the following connections. Inputs: 2x symmetric XLR inputs (one for ...
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Low-pass filter on LFE using Pulseaudio

I'd like to apply a low-pass filter on the subwoofer channel on my 5.1 sound system under SolydK (a Linux distro based on Debian Testing, PA is installed and configured by default just like under ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression on Linux

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Focusrite Scarlett 8i6 With linux mint

I have a focusrite scarlett 8i6 soundcard and I would like to make many sounds with it. Currently it's deadly silent and I want to crack on with some programming whilst listening to music! I usually ...
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Sending to two bluetooth speakers at once

Is it possible to send the same audio signal to two different Bluetooth speakers at once from a single source? I remember reading somewhere that it's possible to send audio to two different sinks ...
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How to enable both built-in audio output and HDMI audio output with PulseAudio?

I've been searching for this issue for days now and tried various solutions suggested, without any success. Basically, I have a laptop with built-in audio (the output goes either to the headphone ...
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FFmpeg doesn't recognize my audio sources

I want to record my screen with audio for practice. I saw recommendations to use this command line: ffmpeg -f alsa -ac 2 -i pulse -f x11grab -r 25 -s 800x600 -i :0.0+200,100 -c:a pcm_s16le -c:v ...
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Android w/ Glibc stack, how can I set-up audio w/ nvlc? Is it possible with ALSA(Debian)?

With the help of the book "Embedded Android" by Karim Yaghmour I managed to learn enough about Android's build process last fall. With enough fiddling around and Google'ing I learned a sufficient ...
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How do I load a module to PulseAudio server?

I recently followed this guide to simultaneous audio outputs. It works great but now I have a huge name for the virtual device in the audio control panel making it expand off my screen. In Pulse ...