Questions tagged [audio]

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

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How do I switch between my audio output devices? (Pop!_os)

I am using Pop!_OS, installed it a few days ago. I have two audio output devices (correction: read #1 under the post) connected to my PC, one to the 3.5mm audio jack in the front panel and one to the ...
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Can't run dejavu program, asks to relink libraries for IFUNC symbol 'clock-gettime'

So, I am trying to use the dejavu program for audio fingerprinting. I have been testing it with some audio files for past few weeks in Ubuntu using WSL in VSCode, and it has been running perfectly ...
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Microphone Crackling

I'm looking to fix an ongoing issue with microphone capture. There is a prominent crackle on my microphone input. It is present anytime I use the mic, no matter which program. I've had this issue for ...
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How to change Audio Carde Device Label?

We are MFGing a PC running RHEL 7.5 with speakers. The Audio out is on alsa_output.pci ... .analog-stereo> It has the ports: analog-output-lineout: ... analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority ......
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Real Time audio recording from two audio input and playing simultaneously in 2 audio output

I have one Linux Machine with 2 USB speakers and a mic system. I want to record simultaneously from one mic and play in another speaker. Like, MicA recording will be played in SpeakerB and MicB ...
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Parsing audio format rates from USB Audio Interface fails, causing disconnect/rediscover loop

When I connect my PreSonus USB AudioBox 96 to my Ubuntu 18.04LTS desktop via USB2.0 port, dmesg shows the following errors in a loop: [ 8764.468004] usb 1-11: new high-speed USB device number 61 ...
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Audio output to laptop Internal Speakers while using an External Mic (non-USB)

[This question is pretty much the same as this one. However, that one was old and did not have an acceptable answer for the OP and myself.] Is there a way to get audio to output through my laptops ...
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Headset microphone and internal microphone switch continuosly generating a noise

I have an Asus Zenbook ux430un laptop. My problem is when I plug a headphone with microphone I hear a noise like a heartbeat. I noticed that this happens because, if I don't use the microphone, I ...
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How to keep Linux Mint volume media keys and tray volume control working after HDMI switch

Normally, after a recent fresh install of Linux Mint 19.3 x64 MATE on an Acer Aspire E15 laptop, media keys (using Fn+arrow keys on the built-in keyboard, or dedicated keys on an external keyboard) ...
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How to configure Pulseaudio to make laptop speakers and headphones work simultaneously?

I have a laptop with Ubuntu Eoan. Single soundcard, single headphone jack. I want to use both laptop speakers and headphones at the same time (no particular reason why, just because) but as soon as I ...
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Piping two audio FIFOs simultaneously, where one may not have data but takes priority, into a single FIFO output

I have a snapcast audio server, which is configured to have three audio streams (fifos): music, broadcast, and output. My speakers play the audio from the output stream, and my music players pipe ...
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Noise buzzing when I switch from speakers to headphones on openSUSE Leap 15.1

I've recently installed openSUSE Leap 15.1 on my desktop and have had some problems with the sound drivers. Initially when idle for less than a second, the sound card would start buzzing, however ...
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Why do I need to change the default output audio device in Debian 10?

tl;dr I want to change between headphones/amplifier without having to change any configuration. How to do that? In Windows, every audio output was available at the same time, so I could send audio to ...
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Internal microphone not working on any distro, any kernel

This is a problem that I have been trying to solve for a while. I've tried a lot of distros and versions (Ubuntu, Mint, MX, Elementary, Deepin). My problem is, basically, that Linux is not capturing ...
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How can I install Z36xxx/Z37xxx audio drivers for arch linux?

I have installed Arch Linux, the necessary WIFI drivers, and the XFCE desktop environment on my HP Stream 14. However, I am not able to turn on the audio for videos. I have tried clicking on the sound ...
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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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Ubuntu Sound only works through headphone front panel - HDMI not detected and green rear jack selects wrong option!

I have a gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 motherboard, and Ubuntu 18.04. The HDMI and rear panel line output both work fine in Windows, but they don't work in Ubuntu. Ubuntu sound output only shows headphone ...
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No sound devices detected and partially no sound card detected on new fedora 31 install

Yesterday i shredded my fedora 30 install, since it kept dying on me due to some issue with nvidia drivers breaking when updating. I then installed fedora 31 workstation and all was well until i ...
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Lineout shows plugged but no sound in Ununtu 18.04

If I connect my logitech speaker to rear jack of my desktop, it does not make sound but detected as a lineout (Built in). However, if I connect through the front jack, it makes sound and detected as ...
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Pulseaudio Virtual Sink to Virtual Source

I am trying to create both a virtual speaker and a virtual microphone to direct the output from one software to the input of another software, but I am running in dead ends trying to figure out how to ...
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Force A2DP sink (wireless bluetooth headset is connected already)

Running on Debain 10 buster, with KDE plassa 5 * KDE Frameworks 5.54.0 * Qt 5.11.3 (built against 5.11.3) * The xcb windowing system I'm using wh1000mx3, which succeeded to pair but not able to chose ...
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Routing unfiltered audio to recorder

I am recording some lectures in OBS. Using Pulse Audio and have also done some tests with JACK. Problem I am having is that I listen to the audio while recording and as a result the recording-audio ...
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PulseAudio profile files for 8i8o soundcard

I have a pretty non-standard (not typical in consumer-segment sound) soundcard that I want to use as my main card. It have 8 outputs and 8 inputs, hovewer, PulseAudio does not understand it correctly ...
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Portable Bluetooth speakers doesn't get detected at all when connected using a 3.5mm audio jack AUX cable to my PC

I'm new to Linux environment but familiar with the basics. I own a Bluetooth Speaker(TAGG Sonic Angle 1) which I usually connect to my PC using the AUX cable as a way to reduce a tiny output lag. This ...
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Redirecting Pulseaudio sink to a virtual source

I'm trying to redirect the sound of a program (in my case, ffmpeg) to a source, so I can play the sound in question in Zoom (video conference software). The classic way of doing this would be to ...
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lspci -v shows no Audio card

My Ubuntu 18.04 device shows dummy output only. Can not connect bluetooth headphones as well, only wired headphones work. cat /proc/asound/cards gives no sound cards output. Any help is ...
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OpenRC Bluetooth

I recently switched to OpenRC and cannot seem to find any up-to-date information on how to get bluetooth working. Most things on the Arch Wiki seem to be focused around systemd and PulseAudio. ...
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Stop PulseAudio from switching devices?

I just updated to Mint 19.3 from 19.1. I have an issue now where, if I pause a youtube video and restart (for example) when it starts back up again, the sound is playing through a different sound ...
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How to cat a specific tone to /dev/audio?

cat /dev/urandom generates a random sequence of all possibles "values". cat /dev/urandom | padsp tee /dev/audio > /dev/null directs these "values" to your audio device, turning them into "random ...
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Stereo Balance in Arch Linux

I have a headset that I use on Windows 10 and is just fine, but when on my linux installation you can hardly hear anything from the left ear. How should I balance the audio? I am using Arch Linux ...
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Bluetooth Headset: HSP/HFP not working

I've got a Bluetooth headset (Sony WH-1000XM3) which works perfectly with PulseAudio as long as I only use it as an output device. Changing the Bluetooth profile in pavucontrol works for everything (...
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Linux: write USB driver to force sending audio data over USB port

I recently bought some Headsets, and for my great surprise they work through a jack 3.5 mm (source) to USB-C (dest) dongle. I can charge them using a USB (source) to the same USB-C (dest). If I ...
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Speakers connected via 3,5mm aux emit loud static for some time after boot

I have a Dell OptiPlex 3060 Micro running KDE neon 5.18 and use the Anker SoundCore Mini speaker with a 3,5 mm aux cable. After boot, the speakers emit a very loud static for about 20 minutes (± 10 ...
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Route jackd to discord.py

Currently, I am trying to take audio output from jackd and pipe it into a discord voice chat. This solution doe not seem to work, but this solution supposedly works. What is happening that my solution ...
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Simultaneous audio output for bluetooth device and audio jack using blue alsa

I would like to have a simultaneous audio output to a connected bluetooth speaker and the normal audio jack at the same time. The audio output via the bluetooth works already, but I can't get it ...
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How viable is it to ditch pulseaudio?

Recently, I have been experiencing some audio problems with the pulseaudio server that seem very difficult to resolve, for example see this question. I am increasingly disliking the way it is designed,...
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Problems with sound in firejail

I am using Parabola (based on Arch) and I would like to use firejail to sandbox one or two less trusted applications (steam, in particular). However, when running applications in firejail (even with ...
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Audio crackling on a vanilla AWS Ubuntu Server

Problem When I set up a brand new AWS Ubuntu 18.04 server (no sound card), it makes crackling noises in the audio. I'm using arecord to get audio from it. When I play more than one stream of audio, I ...
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Weird ball dropping in water sound in Ubuntu

I've got a remote machine that seems to somewhat regularly output this weird artifact sound. It sounds like something like a ball or bucket dropping into water. When I record 2 seconds of audio using ...
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How to connect audio devices to loopback devices with PulseAudio?

I have a digital piano connected to a Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 USB audio interface. That interface and a Logitech USB webcam are both connected to my computer. I want to merge the sounds from the ...
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Drivers completely messed up after the last Ubuntu update [closed]

Ma laptop (Dell Vostro 7590 with a i7 9th gen) was working completely fine with Ubuntu but the last update from Ubuntu completely messed my drivers. After the reboot I had no sound. I fixed this ...
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Extract middle minute (Frames) from an audio using FFmpeg

I am trying to extract the middle x minutes from some audios using FFmpeg. So far the closest thing to this, that I can find is by specifying the start- and end-time of the extracted frames. ffmpeg -...
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Bluetooth audio quality suddenly drops some time after connecting

I'm using a bluetooth receiver to output audio to my earphones. I'm using the A2DP standard, and nothing changes relative to that. Linux isn't changing the profile nor is the transfer rate dropping ...
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External microphone does not work on linux debian 9

I am not able to use an external microphone in debian 9, I have installed the main package alsa and all its derivatives, my audio driver is Realtek ALC269, I installed the pulseaudio program, but it ...
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Visualizer for Mps-youtube

I have mps-youtube installed and configured to run with the mpv player. Is there a graphic equalizer which can run in the terminal that can work along with the mps-youtube player? The idea is to have ...
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Turn off jack audio controls using ALSA configuration file

My audio player recently went nuts and randomly switches audio tracks during playback when I'm using it in motion. After a brief investigation I have discovered that the headphone jack is a cause of ...
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Linux sound is pitched and slowed down when going through the sound card of a mixer controller

When I connect my mixer to my Debian/KDE machine the sound is slowed and pitched down. Sometimes it takes days or weeks until this effect occurs. Strangely it rarely works after restarting the mixer ...
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Arch Linux - No Audio anymore ( Alsamixer / Pulsaudio )

I am not 100% if it is because of updating with pacman -Syu or simply because something else happened but since today my audio output is not working. I am dual booting with windows and with windows ...
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How can I increase volume level on Ubuntu?

I have Levono ideapad L340 with Ubuntu. I would like to increase volume level. Alsamixer and Ubuntu's volume level shows maximum. Is there any other way to increase the level?
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Debian hiss on speakers only when no music is playing

Just installed Debian 10 (Buster), and now there's an annoying hiss whenever there's no music playing (this didn't use to happen on Debian 9 with the same equipment). When I put a song to play, the ...

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