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

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PulseAudio not recognizing USB headphones as having surround sound

I've been hammering away at this for the better part of 6 hours, and I'm completely stumped. I have a Logitech Pro X headset, and having just switched back to Mint from Windows (you're not jamming AI ...
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SIGSTOP to process with audio, prevent audio server from stopping

When I send a SIGSTOP signal to a specific game (as some sort of pause, SIGTSTP is ignored), it stops audio completely for the whole system, only resuming after I send SIGCONT to the same process. My ...
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How to turn Audio Output into Virtual Microphone?

I have an APp that converts Audio input from microphone to a specific Filter I am trying to implement on the audio for a project. It is needed to make the app interpret the audio from the app as a ...
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7.1 Audio option disappears and re-appears seemingly at random

Sound occasionally stops working, so I made a script that configures things the way I like after restarting pulseaudio. It includes the following two lines: pactl set-card-profile alsa_card.pci-...
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No sound in Debian 12 on laptop, pipewire problem?

It seems the default in Debian 12 is now pipewire. I have no sound on this new laptop. I am looking for the easiest solution (with pipewire or pulseaudio) to restore basic sound management. AlsaMixer ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 (NICE DCV) mic audio quality very inconsistent

So I have this EC2 g4dn.xlarge instance set with NICE DCV and Ubuntu 20.04(it uses custom Intel Cascade Lake CPUs and NVIDIA T4 GPUs), I'm running Minecraft on it with a simple voice chat plugin. The ...
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Muted sound after Linux boot

I am faced with a sound output problem. After I installed Linux (in my case, Kali or Mint), sound is muted. When I run alsamixer, it shows 0% every time system is booted. Could you help me to fix the ...
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Why is the DWM status bar not getting mic info?

I don't really get why the mic status via icon isn't working on DWM: Status script #!/usr/bin/env sh # Log file path LOGFILE="$HOME/.cache/dwm_status.log" # Initialize printf "$$"...
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How to have noise cancellation for microfone in Linux?

os - pop!_os I have been using this OS as a dual boot. The mic sensitivity is very high compared to windows. The mic picks up road car sounds like crystal clear compared to Windows. I tried NoiseTorch ...
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Gnome uninstallable, KDE uninstallable, cannot login anymore

I am a Linux newbie. I recently upgraded to KDE 6. However, after that everything went wrong. My audio stopped working, and I tried recovering it following the suggestions of this website here. But ...
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Nanopi / Debian - Disabling Auto Login Breaks Sound

I have the NanoPi R6C. The vendor, FriendlyElec, provide an image of Debian 11. I flash this to the eMMC. Out of the box, sound works through the USB headphones (though not through HDMI). The image ...
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Route pulseaudio to more than 2 devices

I have a gstreamer pipeline that tee's audio into multiple sinks (devices). I've a bunch of sinks I want to route the audio to but it doesn't seem to work. When I tee the pipeline to max 2 devices, ...
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Missing HFP/HSP via ssh and terminal

When I log in via SSH and connect to the Bluetooth headset via terminal, I can only set the A2DP profile. Also when I log in through the GUI and connect to the headset via the bluetooth manager, I ...
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During long online video presentation when I was the only one speaking the headphones did turn off

I have really odd issue, but I lack knowledge of the possible root cause. So I don't even know how to test what is the reason behind this. This year I started teaching on video meetings. Those type of ...
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Pulseaudio combined sinks resulting in latency & poor audio quality

I want to be able to hear sound from 3 different devices. I have the following cards. pactl list cards Card #0 Name: alsa_card.pci-0000_00_0e.0 Driver: module-alsa-card.c Owner Module: 1 ...
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Fix Line Out/Headphones sound echo to Microphone

I have headphones (with sep. mic and headphones) connected to Front Microphone and Headphones input. When I user this headphones as Output device then all sounds duplicates to microphone. I also ...
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Issues with Pulseaudio - combined output hdmi + analog

For a kiosk installation (Xubuntu) I need to have sound to output at the same time through HDMI and headphone jack on Dell Optiplex 7040 micro. The computer has an onboard card with analogue and ...
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Pulse Audio not connecting to ALSA source

Problem I have a problem with the Pulse Audio configuration of a new microphone. ALSA is handling the device perfectly, while the default PulseAudio module has no sound. Test With the following test I'...
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Stream Pipewire audio to web browser with low-latency and high quality

On my Linux host where audio is managed by Pipewire, I'm playing audio files (FLAC, MP3, OGG) with various music players (e.g. VLC, mpv, mpd) which all output to the default audio device. Besides ...
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How do I setup a multiuser Pulseaudio Bluetooth configuration

While investigating sporadic Bluetooth connection problems in my workstation (Ubuntu 22.04), I discovered that other instances of pulseaudio in the same machine, started by other users, somehow ...
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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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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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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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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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Run the command in the script after waking up in Ubuntu 18.04.6 LTS

I have such a malfunction: after coming out of sleep, the sound disappears on the PC (in chromium). It can be solved if you type the pulseaudio -k command in the terminal. But in order not to enter it ...
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pactl load-module module-sine ====> Failure: No such entity

The sound is working perfectly, just this failure when I try to output a sine. The whole question is in the title. I am on garuda linux which is a flavor of arch. I guess I need to add a package, but ...
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Is there any way to determine if audio is being sent over HDMI versus the service not running?

Mint 20 HTPC -> HDMI (on mobo) -> receiver -> TV. I have this situation where sometimes there is no audio coming out of the receiver. I have tried restarting the service and that doesn't seem ...
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Crackling sound in speaker

I am currently using pop 22.04 and while I was playing a video suddenly my left side speaker started to make a crackling sound and noise while playing the video. I have test that only my left side ...
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pavucontrol settings change after reboot on Devuan

I have 2 sound output devices on my Devuan system - Analog and HDMI Digital. When I set the pavucontrol to HDMI Digital, it always defaults to Analog after reboot, even HDMI is connected and nothing ...
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PulseAudio: digital profiles/ports no longer appear in pavucontrol

Until recently I could use pavucontrol to select a device's digital profile (in the configuration tab) or port (in the "output devices" tab). That latter tab also allowed me to indicate what ...
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Low-latency realtime sound filtering with Pulseaudio and Sox

I'm using Linux for audio experimentation, so PulseAudio and ALSA. I'm having trouble achieving a consistent low latency. I had an idea that I could cover up unwanted environmental noises (such as ...
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Missing pipewire card/sink causing no audio?

I have an AlsaLinux 9 host with a USB audio device. The sound card device driver loads, aplay shows the device, but when I try to play audio nothing is heard. I suspect that the problem is a missing ...
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Cannot create a new virtual sink with pulse audio without feedback on the main sink by default instead of only selected sinks using it

I am using Linux, Ubuntu, with pulse audio and want to apply an audio effect to an audio source (eg microphone) and pipe that to a new sink which can be used by either arecord or another application ...
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soundblaster creative x ae 5: dualboot / card in bad state after booting debian

i have a soundblaster creative x ae 5 soundcard and i really like to play with that in windows. but most of the time i use my workstation with debian or fedora. when i boot fedora and then windows, i ...
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How can I have a separate audio output that redirects to an audio input using PulseAudio?

I've seen other threads post about redirecting the audio from their speakers as an input, which is easy enough, but I want a completely separate dummy audio device that pipes audio into its own new ...
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Fedora module-native-protocol-tcp lost on login

On Fedora 39 I have the following... cat /etc/pipewire/pipewire-pulse.conf.d/50-network-party.conf context.exec = [ { path = "pactl" args = "load-module module-native-protocol-tcp&...
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No output or input devices found for audio on Debian/KDE since pulseaudio can't be started ("Failed to load module "module-native-protocol-unix"")

On one of my Debian12/KDE machines when clicking on the tray icon for the volume (plasma-pa) it just shows "No output or input devices found for audio" so there is no way to make the device ...
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How do you install a package offline within an ISO setup?

I need to use pulseaudio in Debian environment. I can normally just download it using sudo apt update; sudo apt install pulseaudio; But the environment it will be set in will be offline. I'm hoping to ...
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Change Default Master Volume Control to "PCM" in alsamixer on Linux Mint

I am running Linux Mint and whenever I use my system's hardware volume controls (e.g., volume up/down buttons), it adjusts the "PCM 1" level in alsamixer. However, I want it to adjust the &...
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How to Switch Audio Output through i3?

I've tried an assortment of Google results already, but haven't found anything that works or simple. How would you cycle or switch through audio outputs on Pulseaudio through an i3 keyboard shortcut?
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sample-rate on pulseaudio changing by itself (resolute)

I have a problem to configure the sample-rate of my external sound card (fostex usb audio hp-A4 stereo numerique (IEC958)) on my linux computer with pulseaudio: > uname -a Linux music 6.5.0-kali2-...
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How to check & adjust sound volume from the command line with pipewire-pulse?

Of course I found this closely related question. However, nothing there works with this modern Fedora installation. uname -a says it's "Linux 6.4.15-200.fc38.x86_64". If it matters, here are ...
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Pulseaudio sound delay in firefox

Every now and again, I will get a 1-2second sound delay from audio played in Firefox (eg. Youtube or Twitch); when I reload the corresponding tab (re-registering the stream), the delay is gone. This ...
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Gstreamer with Jackd causing audio issues

I have a gstreamer pipeline set up to route the audio to jackaudiosink. I'm using jackd to route audio to multiple devices. It's pretty good in that there's no latency in the audio. But the sound ...
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Mic port not working by default, and with pactl a different physical jack is enabled each time

Microphone jack doesn't work after boot by default. After some trial and error, I learned that: pactl load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,2 # and sometimes pactl load-module module-alsa-source ...
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Detecting bluetooth headphones connection with udev / bluez

What I'm trying to achieve: set bluetooth headphones as the default sink in pulseaudio when they are connected, and set back to laptop speakers when disconnected. Why: my laptop detects all four ...
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Simultaneous input and output on pipewire for USB-C microphone

I have an Elgato Wave 3, and I am trying to use it on Ubuntu 22.04 with PipeWire (had to replace PulseAudio because my Sony WH-1000XM5 was not able to give me high-quality audio without replacing it ...
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How can I activate my keyboard's microphone mute light when using set-source-mute?

Give these two commands, the command for set-sink-mute turns on the muted light on my keyboard for audio pactl set-sink-mute @DEFAULT_SINK@ toggle pactl set-source-mute @DEFAULT_SOURCE@ toggle But ...
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pulseaudio not connected bluetooth device after pulseaudio restart but showing it if bluetooth connects after pulseaudio is running

I have a ubuntu 22.04 computer that works with USB soundcard. I configure some pulseaudio properties of the sinks/sources in default.pa. Now, I want to change to work with a bluetooth device. The ...
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Facing audio issues in pop os linux

i am facing audio issue in pop os linux that when i plug in earphones, only i am able to hear audio with noise in between some of the times and earphones mic does not work at all. But it is working ...
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