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Activate `pipewire` to use bluetooth headset properly

I was searching for a solution on how to use a bluetooh headset on elementary OS without reverting to bad audio quality and stumbled upon this answer: https://askubuntu.com/a/1338934/676709 I tried to ...
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Switching between audio devices on EOS.. Hotkeys? Wingpanel?

Im looking for an easy and quick way to switch between my audio devices, since i swap them daily. Headphones are conected to laptop, and speakers to monitor/hdmi. Every time i need to open sound ...
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Microphone Not Working Problem

External microphone is not working on my computer with Elementary OS. The microphone works on a different device. I've tested a different microphone on my computer and it doesn't work. I don't think ...
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Mic not working on Elementary os 5.1.7

I want to use Elementary os 5.1.7. But the microphone is not working on it. No sound is detected and the bar of the "input level" does not move at all even if I am speaking something. I ...
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Little problem with Steelseries Artics 5

My current headset it's a Steelseries Artics 5, this headset has a dedicated (I don't know how to call it) audio balancing wheel (?) that allows to increase or decrease audio between general audio and ...
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Music apps aren't recognizing/syncing with my iFuse-mounted iPhone

So close to getting music syncing with the iPhone working, but still - so far! I can plug my iPhone into my machine and mount it using iFuse. I can find the music files on my iPhone and pull them off, ...
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Audio and Video lags on Elementary OS (Music App, YouTube etc.)

i have a audio problem on elementary os. when im listening music (music app, youtube etc.) it "lags" everytime in random situations for a half second. maybe every 2 minutes. Itś a fresh ...
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Add Audio Output

I just installed elementary os on my dell computer, which has a built in speaker. I see the built in speaker on my computer as an audio device and it works; however, I have a dell monitor with ...
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Sound through headphone jack is tinny and distorted

I have a system76 Lemur pro and really hoping to move to elementary os, especially as Odin comes out on the stable branch. There is one hiccup. Sound behaves as expected through Bluetooth headphones, ...
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Cracking sound on headphones

There is a cracking sound when I play music via headphones on my laptop. The built in speakers play back just fine. Also cracking noise when recording audio via Loom. What's going on? I think this ...
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Lenovo audio issue

first of all I hope I have followed all the rules correctly and my post explains the problem I am facing clearly (I am not a native English speaker, plus I'm a complete linux newbie). I have a Lenovo ...
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Does Bluetooth audio work on Raspberry Pi (elementary OS 6)?

I’ve tried pairing my Bluetooth headsets (Beats Studio3 and Apple AirPods Pro) to both my Raspberry Pi 4 and Raspberry Pi 400 running a recent elementary OS 6.0 (Odin) nightly and in both cases I have ...
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Bluetooth - Bluetooth stops working after fresh install

Elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera | Ubuntu 18.04.4 LTS | Linux 5.4.0-54-generic | GTK 3.22.30 Just reinstalled elementary after a series of issues, got a few programs installed through flathub, but otherwise a ...
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Simple screen recorder(ssr) no funciona audio interno

Estoy usando eoS Hera 5.1.7 Tengo instalado el simplescreenrecorder de la store de eos pero el problema es que cuando reproduzco la grabación que realice no se escucha el audio interno del sistema,he ...
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Bluetooth causes some kind of WLAN interference with DNS error

This is getting pretty annoying, had these problem for a couple of months now and not one update was able to resolve this issue. Whenever I am connected to a Bluetooth speaker, my WLAN connection ...
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How can I set my bluetooth headphones to use A2DP?

Audio quality is suddenly absolutely terrible when I use my bluetooth headphones, and I absolutely have no idea why it happened. I read in some forums that I (might) just have to make the hardware use ...
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WF-1000XM3 refusing connection (Hera 5.1)

I have been using elementary OS for a while and it's working really well until this started. While it was working the Bluetooth dialog would show 2 devices which were both named LE_WF1000XM3 and ...
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How to switch left and right audio devices on elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera

I have stereo speakers and am looking for a way to swap audio output of the left and right speakers. Is there any programmatic way of it?
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Speaker and External Hard Drive dissapear when I suspend

Sometimes when I suspend my system and then resume, some of the audio input/output goes missing and I can't use the speakers, audiojack or mic again. Sometimes its the USBs, I resume and I can't find ...
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Cannot control music apps from dockbar

I'm having some problems to control the music app (but also other, like spotify), from the dock bar. In fact, more than once I wasn't able to stop the music by closing the app, because it was simply ...
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How can I mute a single audio stream?

I have two apps going at once. One is discord and the other is not able to be muted in the app itself. How can I control the audio in Elementary OS to mute a single audio stream? I cannot see ...
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Macbook Pro 14.1 no audio

I installed elementary OS 5.1.7 Hera on my MacBook Pro 14.1 and from my research on google I understand there is no "input" sound support but output should work. In my case it doesn't work ...
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Headphones not working

My Problem When I start up Elementary, the audio through the computer speakers work as expected. When I plug headphones into the audio jack, the audio doesn't come through the headphones. Sometimes ...
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Sound Blaster X3 Surround Output

I am trying to use a Sound Blaster X3 USB DAC with Elementary to output music to my surround sound system, but the OS will not detect it as a surround output (even with pavucontrol). It hasn't worked ...
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Headset microphone and laptop inbuilt microphone input is not recognized and wierd noise with video recording in native camera app

1 am using Acer Swift 3 - SF314-55G. It has Intel i5 8th Gen 2GB of NVIDIA Geforce MX250 dedicated graphics. 8 Gb RAM 512 GB SSD These are the problems I am facing with the fresh installation. ...
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How do i re-install or fix “libmp3lame”?

Unknown Encoder "llibmp3lame" I get this error when i try to do anything audio related, like stripping audio for a video in youtube dl, or using a spotdl (A spotify downloader) to download ...
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Bluetooth headset with microphone not recognising as an input device

I have a Bluetooth earphone with microphone. I have successfully connected it to my elementary OS. But it shows it only as an output device under the sound setting. It doesn't list under the input ...
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Does ElementaryOS have a 'minimal install' option like Ubuntu?

I love Elementary OS and Pantheon, I am just wondering if I can "prune the fat" during the install so I can just focus on adding the packages I actually require and use, rather than having to remove ...
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Sound Settings Crashes after setting up Simultaneous Output with paprefs

I am using elementary OS 5.1.4 Hera I want to use two audio output devices simultaneously. They are different physical cards. one is a usb dac and one is the built in line-out When i select ...
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No Output or Input Device Detected in Elementary OS

So, two or three days ago, i installed Elementary OS and everything was going good, but when today i turned it on and i found there was no audio coming out, and found the message saying "No Output ...
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I can't switch hdmi-stereo to analog-stereo

I can't find the option to change audio device. Only see my goal is to use the audio jack on my motherboard I run pacmd list-cards result: 1 card(s) available. index: 0 name: <...
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Microphone sound quality is horrible

The problem: Audio output works great, the microphone is recognized by the system but the recorded sound is full of static noise. I have the same problem on Ubuntu (both 19.10 and 20.4), Elementary OS ...
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How to prevent sleep/suspend while streaming music and videos

When using Elementary (5.1.3) to stream music or video it goes to sleep after a while. I don't really want to change the power settings but would like Elementary to recognise when a stream is active ...
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Focusrite Sapphire PRO 14 - Firewire card doesn't work after update

I've used ElementaryOS for quite a while without a single glitch, but just recently I've noticed that my Focusrite Sapphire PRO 14 doesn't work anymore. When the system boot I can see the FW (firewire)...
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Audio volume lowered after lock screen

I want to report a very weird thing I've noted on my laptop. Basically, I set the volume to, let's say, max level because I'm watching a movie. Then I pause the movie, and get away from the pc for ...
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Elementary OS Hera not detecting my speakers

I connected my speakers to 3.5mm port in the back of my pc(on the motherboard) and OS doesn't detect them. I went to "Sound" settings and there were only my headphones and HDMI output because my ...
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Which sound server in eOS Hera

I'd lile to know how eOS manages audio devices, does it uses ALSA, PulseAudio or what? I am having problems with an USB mic but the Setting > Audio doesn't say much. Since in the past I ...
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Mid 2010 MacBook Dualbooting OSX & Elementary OS Sound Issue

Please check out this short video I just posted regarding the issue I’m experiencing. https://youtu.be/2mpzK64W1TM As you can see the audio is terribly distorted and only plays out of the left side. ...
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Powerbeats3 Bluetooth Mic Not Working

I am able to get my Powerbeats3 to work as a Bluetooth A2DP sync, however I can not get the mic or even the HFP profile to work. I am running 5.1 Hera.
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Volume rocker doesn't change volume when using speakers - Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th Gen

I installed elementary OS 5.1 Hera on my Lenovo X1 Carbon 7th Gen, but the volume rocker doesn't work when playing audio on the speakers. I can put it on maximum or minimum but there is no change in ...
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How can I get rid of the static noise in my headphones on the Dell XPS-13 9360?

The title pretty much says it all. I've tried adjusting the gain with alsamixer to no avail. I am dual-booting alongside Windows 10 if that is relevant.
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DIsable microphone loopback

My headphones and microphone work fine, but I keep hearing myself. Disabling the microphone mutes the noise, but I need it. Is there an easy way to solve it? It's usually a toggle in the microphone ...
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Assistance required for troubleshooting digital sound output

When I play music I send it to an AV amp using a digital out. I have an HDMI connection that has to go through the TV to the amp, and a optical on the motherboard that goes direct to the amp. The ...
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Two audio outputs simutanously?

The GUI under settings --> sound doesn't seem to be very configurable? Is there a native way to enable two audio output devices simultaneously?
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midi controller setup - no sound

I was attracted to Elementary OS for the features. Running Juno on a laptop. I'm trying to get a midi controller to playback sound. It is a M-Audio Radium 49 and connects via USB. The lsusb program ...
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Realtek HD audio drivers installation

I am a new eOS user and I have never used linux before. My issue is that my speakers don't work (headphones do). I use MSI A88XM-E35 V2 motherboard with Chipset integrated by Realtek® ALC887 and my ...
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Audio output stuck on device that is no longer connected

After using an HDMI TV for video and audio output, I disconnected my laptop and left the house. After that my web browser and the video player could no longer output audio over the speakers, the ...
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Elementary OS not play audio with other monitor in hdmi

I had Elementary OS installed in my notebook, a Dell n4050, running almost 100%, there was only one failure, when I connected the hdmi cable to an external monitor (Samsung) it does not recognize the ...
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locating asound.conf file

I've been trying to improve the sound in elementary Loki OS by following this tutorial https://medium.com/@gamunu/enable-high-quality-audio-on-linux-6f16f3fe7e1f but I cant seem to complete the last ...
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How to install dolby atmos on elementary os?

My laptop is a lenovo ideapad 320, and it has dolby atmos certification. On Windows (the OS that came in it), there is an app of dolby atmos to configure and equalize. There is a way to have it on ...