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Distorted / delayed sound

Hi I am not very good with Linux, but I have some experience. I have it up and running, but the audio either from HDMI or audio jack is coming out distorted and is often delayed. I have been distro ...
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How do you allow all user accounts access to a bluetooth audio sink?

Currently, a user session connected to a bluetooth audio device must log out before another logged in user can use it as an audio source or sink. IOW, bluetooth audio currently behaves like USB ...
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Audio device disappeared after opening OBS once

I was trying to record audio playing on my computer to a file using OBS. I installed OBS via Flathub, started a youtube video to test audio, and noticed that youtube was no longer playing. Closed OBS, ...
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Simultaneous Output with paprefs

After installing paprefs and enabling simultaneous output no such output in audio devices. Has anyone tried using paprefs for that?
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No output for sound on Acer R11

Hello I'm having trouble getting sound to work, I've tried installing pavucontrol and pulseaudio with no luck. I'm sure you'll need more info so please don't hesitate to ask. Sorry for my inexperience ...
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Switch between stereo and headset modes in bluetooth devices

guys. I am new to Elementary (EOS 6.1), just switched from windows. The main thing I am missing and could not solve yet is to find a way to make Elementary recognize the two modes of my bluetooth ...
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Dummy Output on Intel Jasper Lake N5100

No sound, no speakers and no microphone in sound settings. I see Dummy Output in the pavucontrol. I tried the options snd-intel-dspcfg dsp_driver=1 in alsa-base.conf and BOOT_CMD in GRUB, it didn't ...
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Sound not working after login

This is very weird and extremely annoying. Sound is not playing over to external speakers and built in mic is not working. Sound works fine over bluetooth. Sound is routed to speakers, because in ...
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How to get support for 4.0 audio on a Macbook Pro mid-2012 13 inch

I recently installed Elementary OS in place of Solus on my 2012 Macbook Pro and audio is only playing from what I assume is the the central a speaker and two tweeters en each side. It sounds very ...
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Cannot shift audio to speakers if line in front is has input

With input in front aux input Without input in front aux input So if I connect my headphones to the input on the front of the CPU, the Line out disappears and if I disconnect them, it appears, but ...
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When you log out their system and re-enter, the sound does not work

After switching from OS elementary 5 to version 6 on my laptop (Xiaomi Mi Notebook Pro 15.6 JYU4036CN), when I log out and re-enter the system, the sound does not work. System reboot helps. ...
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no sound output from headphone jack and inbuilt speaker after new install, but Bluetooth headphone and HDMI sound works

after new install 1st there is no WiFi available then i installed the driver for rlt8821ce network card then wifi start working after reboot . sudo apt install bc module-assistant build-essential dkms ...
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Elementary OS, No sound. Tried all possible troubleshooting

Good day mates, I'm a new user to Linux and recently installed Elementary OS on 2014 machine Asus eeebook x205ta. After instalation everything worked well except for no sound. I tried all this ...
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No Output Device for sound detected

When I logout and log back in the sound seems to work but the sound icon itself says that it cannot detect any speaker and I cannot control the sound no more. I suspect that the issue is that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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