Questions tagged [sound]

Questions about sound issues with elementary OS spanning from sound cards, microphones and speakers/headset to the transfer of audio signals via audio port, bluetooth and HDMI.

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Dell inspiron 7591 in-build microphone not working

I am having problems with internal microphone on elementary OS 5.1 Hera(based on Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS). Linux is not detecting the internal microphone. If I plugin a headphone with microphone, it will ...
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Can't control Firefox media through the sound indicator or keyboard shortcuts

When playing media in Firefox, for example on Youtube.com it would be great if we could control this using our build in audio indicator or the audio keyboard shortcuts. But it looks like Firefox isn't ...
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Can you disable that annoying “blop blop” sound in volume?

When I try to change volume on-fly, i always hear that annoying blop blop sound. Not sure whose idea it was to make it default, but it's driving me nuts. Can I disable it?! Thanks.
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Problems with Elementary on ASUS laptop

first, I would like to apologize. I am not an experienced Linux user. However, I used to run Ubuntu Linux on my computer. I recently wanted to try something new and fast and snappy as Elementary OS. ...
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Volume of sound (on speakers) when running eOS in a Lenovo ideapad 330 is much different than when running windows 10 on the same computer (dual boot)

I have a Lenovo ideapad 330, which came with windows 10 preinstalled. A few days ago I made a partition and installed eOS on it for dual booting. While -- when I use windows 10 -- setting the volume ...
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Settings are missing options and settings after update to Juno

I recently updated from Loki to Juno. I copied my home folder over as is. As I was copying the home folder over, after Juno had installed itself, I marked all the same-name folders to merge and all ...
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Distorted sound quality via Bose QC35 headphones on Juno

I tried connecting my Bose QC35 Bluetooth headphones to my Dell XPS 13, on a new installation of elementaryOS Juno. I hear a hissing noise in the headphones, which does not change in its volume. When ...
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Why can't my elementary OS scan or recognize WiFi networks? And doesn't play sounds?

I use elementary OS but it cant connect to WiFi even when I go to network settings there is no option for WiFi but only Ethernet. Also it doesn't produce sound through the inbuilt speakers of the ...
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Noise when recording (until restart)

I record audio on my computer daily, and I've had a problem where, completely at random times, everything drowns in noise. After restarting the computer it works again. Really annoying, as I have to ...
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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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Newbie to Linux, No Sound HP Pavilion x360 Convertible Laptop

Before Elementary I installed Manjaro. Same problem there but we fixed it by inserting an options statement in the file named alsa-base.conf which was found in /etc/modprobe.d.... So the statement ...
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I managed to get volume control out of sync with volume

I was fiddling around with alsamixer in terminal after having trouble with recording on a new cheap sound card. Now the volume control is behaving strange. When it's around 20% on the scale, the ...
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Issues with sound indicator applet

I have issues with the sound indicator applet. The "visually" selected device does not correspond the device which actually plays sounds. This causes, that changing the volume has no effect. To "fix" ...
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Headphones not working after update

A few weeks ago I updated a system running Loki, and the headphones (jack connector) stopped working. I reinstalled, this time Juno. Today I updated and the headphones once again stopped working. ...
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How to enable usb inject/eject sound in elementary os?

I want to enable sound notification when an usb device is connected and again when ejected like windows. I don't know why elementary disable this by default. It is really useful to know whether the ...
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I can't get the audio on my laptop to work correctly

I am running Elementary OS on an Acer Chromebook 15 (CB3-532). Everything worked fine but audio didn't work. I saw a post online that said to copy an asound.state file from a computer with Chrome OS ...
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Mic without echo or noise reduction

I'm using elementaryOS for quite some time now. From time to time I found a minor bug with easy fix somewhere. The problem now is annoying me and I can't find a solution for that. I've searched and ...
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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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no sound on my Asus Zenbook 14

I get no sound on my Asus Zenbook 14. Here is the relevant output !!################################ !!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.64 !!################################ !!Script ran on: Sun Aug 4 ...
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Why would only the media sound stop working? Seems to be caused by update

sounds such as notification sounds and other system sounds work (such as pressing the volume buttons on my laptop) but not media like spotify or a youtube video on firefox. may also have something to ...
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Can´t access the default switchboard sound settings

Basically, I’m unable to use switchboard-plug-sound despite showing up in the switchboard, despite being installed, despite still working and having it's indicators. Once I click on it from the ...
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Juno media keys repeating

I've read all questions about this problem and tried every possible solution, but nothing work for me, so any advises will be deeply appreciated. I'm using Juno version on new lenovo yoga S730 and ...
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No audio after waking from suspend

Having issues with my laptop waking from suspend. Problem symptoms: When waking from long suspend (30 minutes or more), sometimes system hangs and can't be woken up at all If system does wake, ...
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Speakers make a pop sound on boot [Huawei MateBook D 14 Ryzen EU-Version]

so I recently bought the notebook and I am currently dual-booting Windows 10 and ElementaryOS 5.0. The system runs flawlessly except for when I boot into elementaryOS my speakers make a loud pop-noise ...
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Unable to open the sound settings on Elementary os Juno

I have issues with my elementary os juno, lately I cannot open the sound settings. I have notice that everytime the audio/music is about to end there is this bang sound, its kinda annoying so I want ...
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Audio devices working but not showing up in the settings

I'm wondering if I can get some guidance on how elementary manages audio devices -- especially how it detects them. Do you use Pulse or ALSA? Is there potentially a package missing? In my situation, ...
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External speakers don't get listed/recognized

The sound from hdmi works good, but in settings, my external speakers dont get listed at all. Anyone have a
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Can't use internal microphone when headphones are connected

I've been having this issue which makes discord a pain because I can't use my earphones. As soon as I connect my earphones the input switches from the internal microphone to microphone. (My earphones ...
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Bluetooth and laptop speakers working at the same time

I installed eOS on a HP Envy x360 Convertible 13-y0xx. Bluetooth is doing something strange. If I'm connected to my Bluetooth headsets, open YouTube through Epiphany, everything sounds normal. But if ...
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Turning up the volume past the maximum in Juno

Is it possible to turn up the volume past the maximum? I recall in Loki, you were able to do that easily by opening the sound panel. In Juno, the option is no longer there.
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Juno, sound work but headphone does not (alienware m17xr4)

I'm just new to Elementary OS, After install Juno, my laptop speaker work fine, but when I connect my headphone, there is no sound in headphone but the sound go through speaker as normal. I has ...
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Get audio from both front and back connectors eOS Juno

I'm new to Elementary and Linux in general, my question is if its possible to have audio from both frontal and back audio jacks at the same time. Example, I have coneccted my headphones to the back ...
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Sound issue with Logitech G633 headset

When I start up my PC and Elementary OS the headset makes the "now connected" sound and if I use the volume control on the headset it makes the beeps it's supposed to to acknowledge that sound level ...
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Volume controls on function keys don't work

I have a dell inspiron 3542 with Juno as my OS and sometimes volume keys don't work.. My laptop doesn't have the dedicated volume buttons but it's usually, F1 for mute, F2 for reducing volume and F3 ...
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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 ...
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Configuring media keys volume adjustment tick/step size

I can change the volume 'steplessly' by dragging the slider, for instance in settings, but when using media keys there is a step size. For my preference, the step size is too big and my preferred ...
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Q: How to enable dock microphone by default when headphones with mic are plugged-in?

When I plug or unplug my JBL headphones with mic, the sound is being adjusted (for example, if I previously had the volume turned off when I unplug my headphones the volume becomes muted, and vice ...
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No sound card detected: HP EliteBook

I can't seem to get any sound working on my HP Elitebook with Elementary 5.0 fresh install. Hope someone can help. Thanks. aplay -l aplay: device_list:270: no soundcards found... pacmd list-sinks ...
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Elementary OS Juno - no sound after update

after today's update my sound is lost. I have an Acer laptop UX430UNR. I have today had a bigger update of the elementary os. Current kernel version is no 4.15.0-39. I have pulseaudio installed and ...
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How can I disable sound effect of deleting files in Elementary OS 5?

This question has been asked before but the answer is not working in 5.0. There is no sound effects options anywhere. How Can I disable the file delete sound effects in 5.0?
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No sound in TV over HDMI in Juno

Today I installed Juno on a low-end 2016 Asus laptop with Intel i5 processor. I know nothing about Linux, this was just to replace a very slow Windows 10. When I connect TV with HDMI, I get picture ...
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Elementary OS Juno - No sound on USB-C monitor

Laptop - Thinkpad T470 On Loki, when I connect my monitor via USB-C, I was able to select the monitor as a sound target. In Juno, the monitor does not appear as a sound target. The sound options ...
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Sound problems in Loki (dummy output) alsa not loading modules

I don't have any sound, only dummy output which doesn't work, and following the Ubuntu guide for troubleshooting sound, I get stuck at loading the modules. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/...
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How can I lower the volume specific to a particular app?

I use the app Workrave to help keep RSI at bay. However, the app has a higher sound volume than I'd like, while the rest of my system is just right for me. Is there a way I can lower its volume while ...
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Juno 5.0 beta Skype mic muted again after sound mixer system update

Skype is again muted after the update of the sound mixer package (I think switchboard-plug-locale), mic is muted for an unknown reason, MBP 6,1. Before it was working fine, and even better than under ...
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Update Broke Audio on T420

Date: June 12ish-13ish, 2018 update. Suspected Cause: Kernel update from 4.13.0-43 to 4.13.0-45 Have a Thinkpad T420 and just updated today. Tried watching a Youtube video and noticed my dedicated ...
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How can I get audio over Displayport?

I'm currently running Elementary OS Loki and I have my monitor connected via Displayport 1.4 On other Linux distrobutions(Solus) I am able to play sound on my monitor. On Elementary OS, there is ...
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I connected my earphones now my speakers do not work

I connected my earphones on my Laptop and the music played through the earphones. Now, when I unplugged the earphones, the speakers did not work at all. I restarted the system, still, the speakers ...
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Bluetooth connceted speakers - volume not adjusting

When I connect to my speakers via bluethooth (listening to music through them) and adjust the volume on my laptop, it adjust the volume for the internal laptop speakers and not the bluetooth connected ...
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Sound simply went kaput

I lost sound on my laptop. Speakers and headphones aren't shown on the Sound settings. The last time everything worked, I had restarted the computer in order to jump over to windows 10. But it was ...