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

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What is the concept of source in pulseaudio?

The classical concept on sink and source in pulseaudio: concept on sink and source PulseAudio clients can send audio to "sinks" and receive audio from "sources". So sinks are ...
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module-bluez5-discover vs module-blueooth-discover?

What's the difference between these two modules name: <module-bluetooth-discover> argument: <> used: -1 load once: yes properties: module.author = "João Paulo Rechi Vita" ...
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Intermittent sound issue with amplifier in Fedora 32

To start off, I have no experience writing in this community although I have been around on the SE network for a long time now. I hope my etiquette violations will not be too egregious and you will ...
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No sound in LFS

I'm trying to install BLFS 8.4 I have successfully installed alsa-lib and alsa-utilities, the alsa-mixer also works fine. My sound card is "HDA Intel". speaker-test also works but gives an ...
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Static noise and low voice volume while recording audio with a USB headset on Kubuntu 20.4

I have this problem since installing Kubuntu 20.4 a few months ago. Before then I was using 18.4 and while I can't really say if I had the problem or not, at least back then my coworkers didn't ...
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How to stream audio using PulseAudio to VLC sink?

I'm trying to stream audio between two linux machines over wlan using pulseaudio. On the source machine the following options are set: Network Access > "Make discoverable PulseAudio network ...
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BlueTooth device(output) and PulseAudio's module-echo-cancel help needed

I'm trying to run PulseAudio's 'module-echo cancel' filter on my bluetooth speaker(output only). I've edited /etc/pulse/default.pa like that: .ifexists module-echo-cancel.so load-module module-echo-...
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Disable/Remove Audio Source (PulseAudio)

In Windows, as a comparison, one can disable audio sources, so that when wanting to switch between them, one receives a shortened list of available audio sources to choose from. To my understanding ...
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How to reverse a wrong headphone detection?

When I plug in the headphones, the volume control panel says "headphones(unplugged)" and plays audio via speakers. And when I unplug the headphones, the volume control panel says "...
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xRDP sound redirection ubuntu 20.04

I followed the instruction posted in this tutorial to install pulseaudio-module-xrdp. If I go to the Settings Applet and select sound, then I see xrdp-sink object under sound card. And in the ...
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Routing application to a virtual microphone (pulseaudio)

I am trying to route my application's audio to a virtual microphone whilst still being able to hear the application on my end. Is there any way to achieve this, and if so, how?
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Can I force pulseaudio to send metadata to my bluetooth headset?

I have a bluetooth "headset" (really a car stereo, which pulseaudio recognizes as a headset) that won't work unless it gets metadata - track name, artist, etc. So it works fine with for ...
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My headphones are detected even when they are unplugged

I run debian buster on my Laptop. I recently get a issue that my headphones are detected even when they are unplugged. Because of this my speaker doesn't work. Sometimes it corrects itself but ...
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Fresh install, volume is too low even at 100%

So I decided to try out pop_os (20.10) and after some minor problems everything is working now, except the audio. Even at 100% volume is too low! I used to be able to set my headset on the desk and ...
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Detect Bluetooth version of the peripheral/protocol actually in use?

I bought a Bluetooth (+WiFi) PCIe card that is version 5.1 (hciconfig confirms). My headset claims, in product description, also to be 5.x. However, I'm unconvinced, or at least I don't think it's ...
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No sound from SPEAKERS and HEADPHONES (KALI Linux)

Hello everyone, I really need help. I know there are similar questions out there about this but nothing seems to work for me. I get the error below after running alsactl init alsa-lib main.c:983:(...
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Kali Linux doesn't detect headphones in audio output list

Since I set up my own Kali Linux system, I have a problem. After booting into Kali, it doesn't detect my plugged headphones (normal jack input) and I don't hear anything. I went to settings -> ...
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How to resolve dependency of app, where the system has older version of dependency

I've downloaded a deb file of PulseAudio, and that's what I get when I try: $ sudo dpkg -i pulseaudio_13.0-5_amd64.deb dpkg: regarding pulseaudio_13.0.5_amd64.deb containing pulseaudio, pre-dependency ...
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Integrated mic not working when headphones (no mic) are plugged in, also some weird static noise in the left headphone

I've been using Ubuntu 20.04 for 7 days now, and my internal mic isn't working when my headphones (no mic on them) or external speakers are plugged into the headphone jack. I tried looking around in ...
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Audio distorted on pulse/alsa, works fine on JACK. How to analyze why JACK works correctly and use that knowledge to fix pulse/alsa configuration?

To test and resolve this problem I am using a fresh install of Fedora 33, audio settings or configuration files left untouched. By default the audio is heavily distorted (it is possible to make out ...
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Mapping missing audio devices to Playback hardware devices?

I am trying to correlate or map my integrated Display-port and HDMI ports to devices listed in the output from aplay in a attempt to enable the audio outputs on them simultaneously. However, I am only ...
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My linux doesn't recognize any output device apart from HDMI

as the title describes, my Pop_os! doesn't recognize my other output audio. I've tried a ton of fixes and that's how I managed to put the HDMI recognizable. Anyway, the sound starts to work when I ...
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Sound unmutes automatically after switching applications

Whenever I press the mute button my sounds are muted successfully, unmuting works fine too. But when I mute the volume and switch applications and it plays a sound, it's automatically unmuted again ...
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React whenever a new pulseaudio application “appears”

I want to execute some actions (mainly pactl load-module) whenever a new application "appears" on pulseaudio. By application I mean the list returned by pacmd list-sink-inputs, or ...
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Set min and max volume separately for different devices

When using a usb-c to audio jack adapter with integrated DAC I encountered a strange behavior of the sound being only present when the volume was set at 95 - 100 % (while being very loud) and not ...
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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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Use high-quality codec and microphone simultaneously with bluetooth headset under linux

I have various bluetooth headsets, and when I use these with Android and ChromeOS, I get decent bi-directional audio quality for calls and videochats. Unfortunately, when I use them on my arch linux ...
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Can only either have output or input on my USB sound card when having headphones plugged in. No profiles that use both

I recently bought a usb audio device so I won't have to unplug and plug headphone/speakers everytime I wanted to switch between them. The audio card has input for mic and one for speakers/headphones. ...
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Pulseaudio - Issue with independent hdmi / internal audio

I am newbie linux user and i faced big issues with audio configuration On Windows I'm using very often different audio outputs for different aps like headphones for firefox and hdmi output for edge to ...
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No audio with surf suckless.org web browser

The surf web browser of suckless.org is not playing any audio. It was installed from the repositories on Xubuntu LTS 20.04.1. The default pulseaudio sound server works fine with other applications ...
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How to name LADSPA filter in pavucontrol?

I load several LADSPA filters using commands of the sort: pacmd load-module module-ladspa-sink sink_name=equalizer sink_properties=device.description=equalizer master=alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0....
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How to Disable audio jack detection in Debian based Linux (Kali Linux)

My audio jack is damaged, since it is damaged it always show the headphone is up, even if there is headphone, Is there anyway to disable audio jack detection, I only need in-built speaker and ...
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How can I fix problems that Pulseaudio has with a bluetooth headset bound to two separate devices

I have a Sennheiser bluetooth headset that can pair to two separate devices at once. So, typically I have it paired to two Linux laptops, or to one laptop and one Android phone. I have music playing ...
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Microphone recognised in pavucontrol but not useable

I'm running Pop OS on a Lenovo T495s. My onboard microphone was working fine but after updating to 20.04 I am getting no sound from it. When I run pavucontrol I see two input devices: Digital ...
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No sound on a Thomson TH12-N2.32 speakers

I happen to have a cheap Thomson TH12-N2.32 netbook in my care that is driving me nuts with the sound from the internal speakers not working after a Linux Mint 20 XFCE reinstall. So first things first,...
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Headphone jack not reliably detecting on Ubuntu 20.04

The issue that I'm having is that headphones plugged into the 3.5mm jack on the front of my desktop computer are not always detected. I'm running Ubuntu 20.04 on a custom built computer with a B450 ...
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Issues with pulse audio, it dosn't show analog output

So a short story: To join zoom meetings, I use a vm, but there was lag with the mic between the host and guest (5 - 10 seconds), after some research, seems switching the host driver to Alsa is the key....
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Pulseaudio record multiple xfbv screens with python

I’m trying to do something complicated and I need some help. I’m able to record a session (video and audio) with python using xvfb and ffmpeg. I just want to visit a page using selenium and record the ...
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Bluetooth Headset PulseAudio No Sound

EDIT: I solved my issue by doing a restart of GNOME (Alt F2 then enter r). Any future users with this issue should try this, or rebotting. I'm not sure why, but this should fix the issue. I'm ...
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How to stop Zoom from randomly muting itself?

I'm on Arch right now, but I had the same problem (although slightly less often) on openSUSE Tumbleweed. Basically, whenever I enter or leave a breakout room in Zoom, and sometimes randomly while I'm ...
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How to make pulseaudio recognize my usb headphones as stereo instead of mono?

The question itself may not be very explanatory. Let me try and clarify it a bit. I'm running Pop!_OS 20.04 LTS on a PC. I'm also using a pair of Wireless USB headphones (Razer Nari) with two outputs. ...
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Audio fading within a few seconds to silence

Whenever I play sound on my ALC294 device running the snd-hda-intel driver, it fades to silence within 2 seconds. The problem is exactly the same as described here. Everything is fine under Windows ...
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Configure pulseaudio default input port

My laptop (running Pop_OS 20.04, kernel 5.4 -- it's a Ryzen and works very poorly with any older kernel) pretends to have 2 microphones: a "digital microphone" (that never does anything) and ...
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snd_aloop module: no sound in pavucontrol meters or in obs, but sound in audacity… why?

I'm using DroidCam on NixOs, and this software uses the snd_aloop module to send the phones microphone (and video) to a computer. When I run it, everything works fine, except that the snd_aloop sink ...
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No sound after ubuntu upgrade to 20.04

I have to do sudo alsa force-reload to let my system detect my soundcard, before I only got shown a dummy output. But everytime I reboot I have to do this again. I already tried reinstaling alsa-base. ...
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How can I get my unsupported sound card to work with ALSA?

I get no sound via the speakers of my Lenovo Legion 7i laptop, which alsamixer tells me is using a Realtek ALC287. I have tried various Linux distros and kernel combinations, including Ubuntu 16.04, ...
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How can I force ALSA to recognize my sound card as a different model?

I have a Lenovo Legion 7i laptop, and the sound does not work in Linux at all, but does work in Windows. Alsamixer identifies the laptop as having an ALC287, but several websites indicate that the ...
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Pulseaudio failing to set profiles and not detecting devices

For some time now, I have been having a problem with Pulseaudio. Pulseaudio sometimes gives my devices the wrong profiles and sometimes doesn't detect some of them at all. Because of that I decided to ...
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How can I disable the audio notification when adjusting volume output slider in pavucontrol?

I use pavucontrol to adjust the audio output volume in Manjaro Linux. I noticed today that pavucontrol emits a "pop" sound when I adjust the volume slider under the Output tab. This seems to ...
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Sony WH-1000XM3 BT headphones stops working after some time

I'm using Sony WH-1000XM3 bluetooth headphones with my openSUSE 15.2 with kernel 5.8. Everything works fine most of the time, but sometimes (few minutes to 1 hour after connecting headphones) sound ...

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