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

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Audio issues - noise when playing any sort of sounds, even when volume is at 0%

Edit: It looks like it also happens with normal speakers, I just can't hear it unless I get close to them I've had this problem occur on every single distro that I tried. I have a realtek sound card ...
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Real-time priority problem with OpenAL / PipeWire after upgrade to Fedora 36

After a recent upgrade to Fedora 36 from Fedora 35, many video-conferencing / live-chatting applications don't work anymore. In Telegram, I'm getting an error like this: [ALSOFT] (EE) Failed to set ...
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External Mic not detected Macbookpro 11,1 CS4208

My external combo jack mic always not detected, I used different headphones, And All working fine in OSX but not working when switching to Linux, I tried different distributions using the live boot, ...
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No sound via HDMI on a 4k TV on Fedora

I've had issues with Debian on my USFF HP ProDesk 400 G5 and the connected 4k TV (Screen tearing, resolution and sound issues), so I wanted to give Fedora a chance. I've booted the latest Workstation ...
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Configure ALSA to use a specific mic and output

I'm trying to configure ALSA to use my HDMI sound as output, and my USB mic as input. I have a working asound.conf without dmix/dsnoop: pcm.usb_mic_raw { type hw card Device device 0 } pcm....
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How do I fix no mic input in pipewire?

I have bought myself a Sound BlasterX G6 and a pair of Beyerdynamic MMX 300 but I'm struggling with getting the microphone to register any sound. I'm using Fedora 35 so alsamixer does not work anymore,...
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Since upgrade to Ubuntu 22.04 Jellyfish: No screen recording software seems to capture audio from monitor

I have tried many different applications: Vokoscreen OBS Simplescreenrecorder Kazam All have options to record audio, but on playback in VLC and MPV player there is no sound on the recordings. It ...
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Is there a way to record the audio directly from the soundcard (e.g. using ffmpeg)?

I know there it is possible to record sound from the speaker of the computer using command such as: ffmpeg -f avfoundation -i ":0" -t 10 audiocapture.aiff But as the recorded sound is far ...
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Why there is a sound from speakers and earphones simultaneously at a time?

I have a earphone(fine) and a new laptop dell inspiron-3501 with ubuntu 22.04 with kernel 5.15.0-25-generic. But I have a audio problem. Normally speakers works fine. But when I plugin earphone then ...
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Debian 11: Fixing Bluetooth Headset Input Device with A2DP Profile - Setting /etc/bluetooth/main.conf MultiProfile = multiple breaks bluetooth service

I'm trying to fix an issue where my bluetooth headset can't act as a microphone while using the A2DP profile. Everything I've been looking up has told me that you need to enable multiple profiles and ...
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Dummy Output and HDMI / DisplayPort - Built-In Audio in Pop!_OS 21.10

My device is a Lenovo IdeaPad 5 14IIL05, and I am running Pop! OS 21.10, and all of a sudden my speakers changed to "dummy output". I have ran into this problem before, but I fixed it by ...
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Static Being Heard On the Headsets

I am running Manjaro, kernel 5.17.1-3, on a desktop I built with an Asus Z170-A motherboard, it has 32GB of DDR4-2666 RAM and an Intel Core(TM) i5-6600 CPU. While using either Firefox or Chromium ...
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Microphone fitlered through pulseeffects not being regonized on Zoom

I am using pulseeffects on my microphone inputs to filter my voice a bit. It's working in every other application that supports pulseaudio except Zoom. Zoom seems my microphone, but it just ignores ...
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Bluetooth A2DP audio device loses connection when plugged into charger

I use a UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speaker with three kinds of devices: a Raspberry Pi running OSMC my laptop, running Ubuntu MATE 20.04 my Android phone, running LineageOS 18.1 Mostly I use the speaker ...
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Why aren't my audio devices recognized?

On my laptop, only Dummy Output appears in Sound Preferences. This is Mint 20.3, but similarly, nothing is found when running on with an Endeavor or Fedora live-USB-stick. Headphones in the AUX do ...
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Audio only allows 1 a2dp_sink (High Fidelity Playback) device?

I have 2 bluetooth devices I connect to my machine. 1 is my Audiolab Omnia amp and then the second are some bluetooth headphones. For the longest time I could, no matter what I did connect the ...
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Choppy Audio After Cloning Kubuntu To New SSD

I'm running Kubuntu 20.04, & just cloned my system from a 2.5" SATA SSD to a new PCIe NVMe SSD. I used "dd", so it's 100% identical data. Since the clone, sporadically, my system's ...
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linux mint does not detet headphones , need to logoff

I have a notebook with Linux mint 20.3 on a dock station. When I put it of and back on the dock, the sound, sometimes, are not playing on the headphones, but there is audio on notebook. Headphones are ...
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Fix audio crackling linux

I had audio crackling in 2 different software at least (Chrome & Spotify) so I guessed it was system level issue. I searched and found a solution that worked for me and wanted to share it. Edit : ...
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Running an script AS USER after resuming from suspend

Every time my computer resumes from a suspend (which I do quite often) the audio gets a bit messed up. I use the EasyEffects EQ on my computer and it runs on startup to apply the EQ. When my computer ...
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Won't Boot After Removing Sound-theme-freedesktop freedesktop.org from Linux mint 20.3

I removed sound-theme-freedesktop from linux mint 20.3 software manager because I thought it was unnecessary sounds that I don't need or use. After doing so, I rebooted and the system just hangs on ...
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pulseaudio makes videos in the browser frozen

when I start (or restart) pulseaudio service by using pulseaudio -k I get video playback and the pulseaudio service shows this: ➜ systemctl --user status pulseaudio ● pulseaudio.service - Sound ...
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any video playback is frozen until pulseaudio -k is used [duplicate]

I'm using fedora 35, and have hard time watching videos on my desktop after upgrade (34 -> 35). Everytime I play the video in the browser and then pause to check something in other tab or console - ...
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Is there a way to automatically switch between pulseaudio sound profiles?

I am on linux mint, and use bluetooth headphones a lot. There are two profiles, HSP/HFP and A2DP. Is there a way to have it set to A2DP, but switch to HSP/HFP when the mic is needed (like i join a ...
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Audio fixes on Arch Linux for Chromebook (SASUKE board)

There are many questions about Chromebooks audio problems and everyone it's different from the other because it refers to a different model, my model is a Samsung Galaxy Chromebook Go (board: SASUKE; ...
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Stop Bluetooth headphones from disconnecting when switching to the console

In Fedora 35 whenever I switch from my X.org session (XFCE) to the console, e.g. tty1, my Bluetooth headphones get automatically disconnected. How can this "feature" be disabled? Also, I'm ...
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Audio in Qt6 application does not work if run from cron of systemd

Ubuntu 21.10, Qt 6.2.0. In my QML I have a MediaPlayer: MediaPlayer { id: mediaPlayer videoOutput: videoOutput audioOutput: audioOutput onErrorOccurred: { console.log(mediaPlayer....
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Pulseaudio: How to set individual sink volume for left, right or srround channel on commandline

I have a 5.1 surround sound card and want to set individual volume for the different channel: Sink #1 State: RUNNING Name: alsa_output.usb-0d8c_USB_Sound_Device-00.analog-surround-51 ...
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Stream Audio over LAN, Linux -> Windows, Debian 8

Tried ping between computer's static IP's connected by router (General failure). Therefore UDP direct connection attempts went nowhere. Tried using ffplay and pulse to stream audio, but Debian 8 is ...
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Cannot record microphone with SimpleScreenRecorder

As mentioned in the title, I'm unable to simultaneously record my headset microphone and my desktop audio when using SimpleScreenRecorder in KDE Neon 5.24. In the "Audio Input" section of ...
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Analog out sink not available without headphones

I want to output the audio to both HDMI and analog out. I tried with paprefs and pavucontrol without luck. It creates the virtual simultaneous output device, but the audio outputs from the HDMI only. ...
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.asoundrc to merge multiple streams to a single stream, merging two loopback snd-aloop (virtual sound cards)

We would like to merge two alsa loopbacks using the .asoundrc mulit pcm, we've followed the ALSA project - the C library reference The alsa loopback entities are created using: sudo modprobe snd-...
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ALSA automatically muting Front channel?

When I plug my headphones into my sound card, they're correctly detected and the port automatically switches as expected. However, the "Front" mixer control is always muted. I have a shell ...
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Switching between two output cards

Okay so I'm trying to get to the point where I can have my speakers and my headset plugged in, and easily switch between the two whenever I need to huddle on slack. However its not proving easy. I ...
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Volume can't be increased via keyboard volume knob after suspend

Below is pavucontrol GUI. As you can see, volume is 100%. I can use the knob of my Roccat external keyboard, to change it to any value between 0% and 100%. Now I do the following set it to something ...
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Creating small low quality audio files with arecord

On linux (ubuntu) I want to record basically as low a quality and small audio file I can for some long recordings. So long as the audio is discernable and not so bad it's irritating to listen to (...
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Mic is muted under sysdefault but works with sof-hda-dsp

On a freshly installed Arch on a Lenovo laptop I was lacking sound. I installed various alsa-* to no avail: $ alsamixer Cannot open sound card '0'. until linux-firmware enabled my sound output. Now ...
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Audio is not working properly

I am running Debian 11. I had trouble getting to use my headset mic and audio at the same time. I found some errors while executing a command for initframs (not for this matter) and I saw I was ...
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Reinstall pulseaudio after accidentally breaking audio in system

I might have screwed up my system pretty badly. I'm sorry if there is an obvious answer to this, still quite new to Linux, have only been running it for around 8 months. Currently running EndeavourOS ...
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Ubuntu 21.10. AMD Navi 10 Pulseaudio passthrough not working

I'd like to pass through eac3, dts etc. to my Pioneer AVR which is connected to my AMD GPU via DisplayPort. I'd prefer the AVR to decode the signals. However there seems to be no correct passthrough. ...
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Tail file and read aloud in real time

On CentOS 8 Stream, I'm trying to rig up a way to tail -f a text file, and as text is written to file it gets read aloud from bash. I can do this as a one-time thing using Python3's gtts-cli and sox's ...
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Alsa driver only for amplifier /attenuator?

Does ALSA have the concept of a driver only for an amplifier/attenuator? I want to control my amplifier volume when I adjust system volume. I could copy the current soundcard driver and add code to ...
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No Audio From HDMI?

I am using CentOS 7.9 and I have Asus H110M-E (which has built-in audio and video) and GeForce GT 710 video card with the driver installed via yum: (1/4): nvidia-x11-drv-470.103.01-1.el7_9.elrepo....
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How to get Realtek ALC887-VD to play any sound or be recognized in Debian 11 (fresh install)?

The title is self-explanatory: after a fresh installation of Debian 11, there is no sound at all. The computer went to service with a burnt power supply, it was discovered that the motherboard was ...
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Permanently mute a particular GUI application

I have installed slgobinath/SafeEyes: Protect your eyes from eye strain using this simple and beautiful, yet extensible break reminder. It doesn't have any ways to mute or control the volume sound yet....
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iMac Debian 11 (Intel) - crackling sounds, poor quality sound

I've installed Debian on my iMac (from late 2013) which has Intel chipset. Currently I am trying to solve a sound problem, which probably was here since the system is installed. The sound can be ...
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ALSA with sound mixing (dmix?) and microphone with internal and USB device

Problem I would like to get audio to work with ALSA: with sound mixing (I.e. sound output can be used by multiple applications at once. Otherwise, some applications will immediately reserve audio ...
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Debian is unable to find correct audio codec

I installed Debian Testing on a new laptop (Dell Vostro 3400), and found the audio does not work. It seems that the only available codec is “HDMI” and the codec “Cirrus Logic CS8409” (shown in BIOS) ...
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Can I use only ALSA to select the sound card?

If I select from alsamixer the Nvidia sound card it doesn't work at all and I can't raise the volume of the six items (S/PDIF, S/PDIF 1, etc): Some info: cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: ...
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Can the Zoom H1n be used as a USB audio interface/mic under Linux?

I own a Zoom H1n handy recorder. I know that it can be used as an audio interface with Windows, MacOS, and iOS devices. Is there drivers to use it as such with a Linux device? I know this was the case ...
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