Questions tagged [audio]

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

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Ubuntu sound problems

I bought myself a Huawei Matebook 14s laptop and installed Ubuntu 22.04 on it.  This laptop has two pairs of speakers.  The problem is that the system defines the first as speakers and the second as ...
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What do Green and Copy mean in CD-INFO?

I am trying to burn an Audio CD to be playable on old vintage CD Players.  I have tried using Brasero Audio CD and XfBurner, to no avail.  The resulting CD is playable only on some newer players. I ...
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Mapping audio output for USB sound card on Fedora with Pipewire

Setup: Creative Soundblaster X4 2 speakers + 1 sub with LFE connection Yeti USB microphone Fedora 39 Goal: Have LFE out channel working on X4 so I can have sub working without plugging into desk ...
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Sound crackling – Ubuntu 22.04

I have sound disturbances: A quiet crackling in the background and a loud hissing / crackling when I start Firefox, for example. The problem occurs only when playing through the speakers – the ...
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alsamixer / amixer supported usb audio class 2 controls

I am currently developing a usb soundcard that is usb audio class 2 compliant. In my current setup I have audio and mute controls for several channels working in alsamixer. The USB audio class 2 spec ...
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How to fix audio issues with Linux Mint Virginia Cinnamon?

I just hooked my Zenbook up with the latest version of Mint (Virginia Cinnamon).  I've not used a Linux distro before, and I heard would be a great transition from Windows. Anyhow, as I'm going ...
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SSH forwarding audio in Debian 12 KDE fails

(Several weeks ago, I posted this request-for-help on superuser.com, but didn't get any replies. Hence, I'm seeking help here.) SYSTEMS: X86_64 Debian 12 bookworm KDE AND Debian 11 bullseye KDE ...
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Alsa and PulseAudio (csound): Connection Refused

I've come across a problem that has me completely stumped. First; some system info Linux quasar-nixos-tr 4.19.87 #1-NixOS SMP Sun Dec 1 08:17:47 UTC 2019 x86_64 GNU/Linux Now; I'm playing with a ...
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How to simulate a PC speaker?

I bought a modern laptop which seems to lack a hardware speaker. Is there some kernel module to simulate it over ALSA instead or so? I could find only some very old patched modules from late 90s which ...
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GStreamer and sample rate conversion

I have a soundcard that is only partially supported in Alsa, i.e. playback is only working in 48 kHz. Most of my audio files are in 44.1 kHz, and I would like to use Exaile as my audio player, as it ...
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No sound from speakers/headphones and no Mic on iMac 2019 (18,3) running Linux

My 2019 iMac (18,3) has no sound through the speakers/headphones and no Mic when running Linux: it works as expected on OSX. I am posting here because this appears to be a Linux issue, as I have ...
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How do I set the output port on my audio card?

My audio card has two ports; for clarity I'll call them the 'speaker' and 'headphone' port. In Windows, the audio control sees two separate ports, and I can switch back and forth between speaker and ...
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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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Make USB audio device default

Running Debian : # uname --kernel-name --kernel-release --machine Linux 6.5.11-7-pve x86_64 # cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA Intel PCH at ...
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Pipewire virtual device (audio source) combining monitoring default sound output device and default capturing device

Is it possible to create pipewire virtual audio source device which would combine (mix) sound monitoring from current default audio device (whatever it is) and default capturing device? Could you ...
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USB headset not working properly

I have a Corsair Vengeance 1500 USB Headset and I'm using linux Mint. My headset doesn't always immediately work when connecting it to my pc, but most of the time the headset works. Sometimes the ...
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ALSA: playing WAV files to specific audio devices gives playback rate errors

I have several audio sources in my Ubuntu 22.04 setup, including headphones, HDMI monitors, and a USB audio jack (connected to oscilloscope). I am trying to play a .WAV file out of the USB audio jack ...
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Mopidy with pipewire-pulse

I run Mopidy as a service for my mpd because of the nice Spotify integration. I've followed the documentation's instructions to use it with pulseaudio by setting load-module module-native-protocol-tcp ...
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Bluetooth Issues with Airpods Pro 2 on Debian 12

I'm currently trying to move from Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS to Debian 12, and everything is so much more stable and reliable here. But there is one problem: My Airpods Pro (Generation 2) don't really work. ...
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Parallel / multiple audio output with alsa and USB audio mixer

I have a new docking station for my laptop and have a hard time configuring audio/alsa. After checking cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA ...
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Get active sink in PulseAudio

As PulseAudio (amazingly) doesn't provide any simple query commands, I'm parsing the output from pacmd list-sinks to get the index of the active sink. However, I'm not sure what lines actually ...
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How to fix "Dummy Output" device and enable sound to be played on a Linux machine when remotely connected to it (xrdp) from a Windows 10 client?

When I remote connect from Windows 10 (using the default Windows RDP client) to my Linux Mint 20.1 remote machine (running xrdp), I would like to be able to play sound on the remote machine. However, ...
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ALSA doesn't play on HDMI

I have Ubuntu 14.04.3 with kernel 3.16.0-48 installed on mini-PC Gigabyte GB-BXBT-2807. The chipset also integrates audio controller Realtek ALC283. I've been struggling to have my audio play over ...
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peppermintOS (Debian-based): bluetooth speakers detected, but never appear as sink

I installed PeppermintOS on my ASUS mini PC (PN53). All hardware works great, except that Bluetooth will pair with either of my two external Bluetooth speakers, but the audio subsystem won't detect ...
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How to select card in amixer by name

I have a razer headset which has a usb sound card that can be used with it (BlacShark V2). From some point, when I boot up the system (The headset is usually connected to my system and I don't unplug ...
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Combine sound for Display port and HDMI

I have an nvidia gtx 1050 running on debian 9. I have 2 external monitors, one through Display port and one through HDMI. Both monitors output the sound just fine, but only one at a time. Is there any ...
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Arch Linux won't play sound at all

My Arch Linux installation refuses to play sound regardless of what I do. I have run aplay -l and it is recognizing my sound cards. Here is the output: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card ...
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How can I disable the shutter sound of gnome-screenshot?

After a recent update of my LMDE, the gnome-screenshot tool started making an annoying camera shutter noise every time a screenshot is taken. This is both annoying and startling (especially if you ...
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My Ubuntu 14.04 LTS doesn't have sound

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on VMware workstation version 10.0.0 on my Windows 7 machine. After installing I figured out that it doesn't have any sound so I checked the sound settings. All items seem to ...
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Making the changes in /etc/pulse/system.pa work

I'm running pulseaudio in system mode. So I added a few changes to the /etc/pulse/system.pa file. I need to combine a few sinks for simultaneous audio output so I added those changes there. load-...
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External Microphone not does not work on Linux Mint 20 Ulyana

Issue I cannot capture audio using an external microphone on my Linux Mint 20 Ulyana system. In Sound Settings under the Input tab, when I select the external microphone from the Device list, the ...
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How to convert APE files to FLAC in Linux?

is there a way to convert a bunch of APE files to FLAC in Linux without altering them in any way? I mean without applying any replaygain, etc..
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Recording live audio stream on Ubuntu

What is a handy way to record live audio stream (mp3) from terminal, using command line? The OS is Ubuntu 16.04.6 LTS
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Cannot start MOC - "No valid sound driver found" in Ubuntu 20.04

I had to hard-reboot my Raspberry Pi (unplug the power) running Ubuntu Server 20.04 and since then I cannot run the console music playermocp anymore. The program runs through the initialization of OSS ...
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How to create a sound device

Are there for resources for how to create a sound output device in Unix? A software defined output that you could send audio to, instead of speakers or Bluetooth or the likes. I'm essentially looking ...
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xfce4 Event Sounds

I love the XFCE desktop environment. But I also love system event sounds. By default, when I install Linux Mint XFCE edition fresh (or Xubuntu, or any other XFCE-based distro), there are no system ...
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Wireplumber on Debian 12 do not auto-switch a2dp to HSP/HFS on Skype call start

I have Debian 12 OS and use Bluetooth headphones, but every time I make a Skype call, I need to switch from Headset to Handsfree in Gnome sound settings manually. I read some articles about ...
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Unable to use python speech_recognition lib Microphone class due to ALSA

I am attempting to write a speech recognition program for the raspberry pi, however I am facing some issues using python's speech_recognition library. From the error messages (posted below) I think ...
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How do I stop PulseAudio from creating so many [Peak Detect] channels in pipewire/qpwgraph? (Linux Mint)

So, for some reason there are these channels called "PulseAudio Volume Control [Peak Detect]" and they pop up multiple times when opening apps and anything else that uses audio output. It is ...
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How to change the priority value for a profile in Pulseaudio sound cards

This is the result I get when running pactl list cards on my Debian system. Card #0 Name: alsa_card.pci-0000_00_0e.0 Driver: module-alsa-card.c Owner Module: 1 Properties: alsa....
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No sound on fresh install of Debian 12

I have no sound on a fresh debian 12 install on a mini-pc. The PC is connected via HDMI to a TV. I've tried testing with pipewire, with alsa-only, with pipewire-pulse. I also tried testing plugging in ...
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Combo jack's microphone detected but not working

I encounter an issue. I have a jack stereo headset/microphone plugged into a 4-pin 3.5mm (TRRS) jack on my laptop. The headphone stereo is working, but the headphone microphone is not working. Laptop ...
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No sound unless root in Debian Buster

I've just done a dist upgrade on my Debian SID computer, and the sound disappeared. I can play an audio file in root, but not as a normal user. I've checked that I'm in the "audio" group. I've ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 14.04: suddenly stopped

The sound suddenly stopped working in my Ubuntu, so I googled and followed this link but it doesn’t work to me. Output of aplay -l: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA ...
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Alienware M14x - No sound in linux Mint 14 (Nadia)

I have done a fresh install of Linux Mint 14.1 x64 on my Alienware M14x. Everything was working fine after installed. Unfortunately, the sound is lost after some time. There's no sound when playing ...
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Dealing with low input volume from a microphone in debian/pulseaudio

I'm running Debian (10.5) with the 5.7.0 kernel and Gnome. I've previously asked this question here, without luck: http://forums.debian.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=147161 Here's the situation: I have ...
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Pulseaudio over network - change output on-the-fly

I successfully configured PulseAudio server and client to send audio over network. It uses direct connection: http://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Software/PulseAudio/Documentation/User/Network/#index1h2 ...
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Microphone NOT working on Ubuntu 16.04.02TLS GNOME

Today I decided I will install Ubuntu 16.04 alongside my Windows 10 in a dual-boot system. After installing everything, I decided to install Discord to talk with some friends, and I noticed that my ...
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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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Running a systemd service at boot with ALSA

I am trying to launch a python systemd service that uses ALSA sound when the Raspberry Pi boots. Here is the Talkie.service file in /etc/systemd/system: Description=bondz-client # Requires=sys-devices-...

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