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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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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Bluetooth headphones don't work at all :(

Today I bought a cheap usb bluetooth adapter to use it with my bluetooth headphones, and I've tried to connect them and use them. When I try to connect them it either says Unable to connect or asks me ...
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Mute sound before / after suspeding

I find it annoying when I forget to stop videos before closing my laptop and then having sound played when opening it in public. I tried to add a script to /lib/systemd/system-sleep: #!/bin/bash ...
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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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Bluetooth and laptop speakers working at the same time

I installed eOS on an 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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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 distributions (Solus) I am able to play sound on my monitor. On elementary OS, there is ...
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Can't set volume to more than 100% in Odin

I liked that you could set a volume to more than 100% in the Sound settings in the previous versions - it's sometimes useful when you for example play a YouTube video which has rather low volume. Can ...
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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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Enable Over-Amplification

I have a little web book that doesn't have great speakers. I came from Ubuntu where there was a nice setting to enable over amplification. I've tried Gnome Tweaks, but couldn't find anything. Is there ...
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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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Can't see sound settings on Loki after upgrading from AppCenter

AppCenter were indicating for months that there was an update for ibus and gir. I never use the AppCenter so I continued to use my bash alias to update the system: alias upd8="sudo apt update &&...
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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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Audio stopped working and App center got removed

Was trying out the Recipes app by Bart Zaalberg. When I installed it i had one unmet dependency: json-glib-1.0. The way I managed to fix that issue was by installing elementary-sdk through sudo apt ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Duplicating A2DP sound output with paprefs

I'm trying to play the sound output from my computer simultaneously in two bluetooth headsets using paprefs. While the sound plays in both devices, it seems only one of them can use the A2DP ...
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ZOOM UAC-2 : No sound

Issue: Downloaded the latest version of EOS today, started the OS up in tryout mode from USB and all works fine, except for audio. Troubleshoot Set my ZOOM UAC-2 audio interface to class compliant ...
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Speakers don't play sound, headphones do.

I'm using elementary OS loki in a HP laptop. I don't know why, but sometimes I cannot hear any sound coming from the speakers, but it does work when plugging headphones. In Pulse Audio the speakers ...
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How to save alsamixer settings?

I asked this on reddit on r/elementaryos but it says there that this is the more appropriate forum for this sort of question: This is a pretty minor problem, but after I boot -- 32-bit eOS 0.3.2 on a ...
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MIDI doesn't work

i'm trying to use LMMS and i receive this mesage in the terminal :~$ lmms Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "pantheon-filechooser-module" Notice: could not set realtime priority. Couldn't create ...
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Bluetooth device duplicates (wingpannel)

I am trying to connect my bluetooth headphones to my computer running elementary os loki. Aside from some other connection problems its been going fine. Except the bluetooth control in the wingpannel....
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Sound problem. Don't hear anything, only external wireless speaker works

I have an Asus U6sg and I have installed Elementary OS. I have a sound problem. I don't hear any sound. How can I invastigate if the problem is the sound card or software problem? Thanks
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Sound output device suddenly not recognized (loki 0.4 stable)

I just started using elementary OS and I ran into some problems. First time I installed elementary OS, my sound was working for a while but then stopped. I updated all packages, tried some stuff from ...
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No sound at all in elementary OS Loki

I installed Pot Player using Wine in Elementary OS 0.4 Loki, it didn't work so I uninstalled it. The icon was still in the applications list, so I removed Wine thinking that it might help, I followed ...
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Panasonic CF-19 MK1 toughbook sound issue. Headphones work but internal speaker doesn't

I've tried to breathe new life into my aging CF-19 MK1 by loading elemenary rather than Windows which it was struggling with. Its a nice looking OS and everything important works except the sound. If ...
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No sound playback in Videos (elementary OS Freya 0.3.2)

After some time off from elementary OS, I went back in, logged and now I'm not getting any audio playback from the Videos (0.1.0.2) app. I have sound in my browser, Music (0.3.1) app, and general ...
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Sound card not recognized after update

I've found that after an update, elementary OS no longer shows my intel sound card on system settings and I have no sound. I can only see the HDMI output, which is selected now as the only output. I'...
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Sending A/V through HDMI out, even though there is only a video device connected

Basically, the HDMI Output of my computers (Mac and Windows) is only sending audio or video through the HDMI output, if a recognizable device is listed as a playback device, which I can choose. So, ...
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Internal Speakers on iMac 2013 not working

I have an iMac circa 2013 that I (regretfully) migrated to Elementary OS. Now the sound doesn't work at all. To be sure, the system detects audio being played,but under output device it's not even an ...
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2 out of 4 speakers work on Xiaomi notebook pro x 15 (2022 model)

I have got the new Xiaomi notebook Pro x 15, which has 4 speakers build in. Sadly it only fires sound out of 2 speakers. I tried to use hdajackretask, yet this gives an error and does not seem to work ...
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Issue with sound system, no sound, empty output/input

So i am super happy with how things work on ElementaryOS 6.1, but unfortunately i have no sound, already tried all google/reddit fixes but nothings helped. In settings/sound both fields output and ...
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Is there a way to disable the sleep/suspend chime?

I returned to elementary 6.1 after a year off with other distros. There's one new feature that's been really off-putting to me: I find the chime that plays when my laptop goes to suspend/sleep mode ...
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Sound suddenly become crap

On Jolnir 6.1, but was experienced on 6.0 also. Every once in a while whithout any particular reason, sound of any AUDIO file become grungy as hell. Original sound is here, dubbed with a delayed ...
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My OS crashes randomly after I start using any application that plays audio

I recently migrated from Windows 10 to Elementary OS 6 Odin, It has god essentially everything I need for my school work, it's amazing, it's faster than Windows 10, I loved it, unless, it starts ...
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My microphone shows up but detects no sound

I have a problem where I have sound but my microphone doesn't work. I am using a lenovo ideapad 330S-15ARR. I've had problems with this laptop with linux in the past but nothing that can't be fixed ...
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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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pc can't discover my wireless earbuds

I went to Bluetooth in the Settings menu and am unable to get my pc to discover my earbuds (link), even though they are on. Ultimately I would like to use them on Discord and have Hera 5.1.7 now. ...
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Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 (SB 1560) + S/PDIF = No sound

Faced the problem of no sound when connected to an external sound card Sound Blaster Omni Surround 5.1 (SB 1560) via S/PDIF input. The sound card is detected correctly in the system, but no sound is ...
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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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Sound PROBLEM HP Spectre x360

Ever since I used the elementary os hera and now EOS Odin I have had problems with the sound the microphone doesn't work at all and the speakers too. please help. I am using an HP Specter X360 laptop ...
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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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mic is not working in odin

No animation in the below area. tried sound recorder app. its also not recording. Connecting external headset works fine
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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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