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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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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How to get sound to work in HDMI

I can't get sound to work on HDMI. I've read every thread on it I found, tried everything and nothing seems to work. When I connect the HDMI cable to my tv (which btw had no problems with hdmi sound ...
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HDMI unplugging sound and display bug [closed]

Well as I plugged in the monitor to my laptop it all run smoothly. Then I turned off my built-in display from settings and chose sound output - same HDMI. It worked well until I decided to turn my ...
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Chrome does not sound in Freya

I don't know what's wrong, it was working normally but now Chrome does not play any sound, if I go to YouTube and play a video I can't hear the sound. What could be the problem?
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How do you change the alert sound?

I would like to change the alert noise from the default dripping noise that you hear when, for instance, you try to alt-tab with only one application open. I didn't find it in the sound settings so ...
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Why doesn't my microphone work using the headphone/mic combo port?

My computer (MSI Cubi - http://us.msi.com/product/bb/Cubi-Mini-PC-Kit.html#hero-overview) has a headphone/mic combo port. A single port like you'd find on your mobile phone. However, after plugging ...
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Beep works but the bell character makes no sound

I need to use a beep sound in a shell script as follow: echo -e '\a' echo -ne '\007' But it does not work What could be the reason?
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Why is my sound so low?

I thought I fixed my low-sound-issue after I edited /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and added options snd-hda-intel vid=8086 pid=8ca0 snoop=0 I did a reboot and now my sound is low again. All ...
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Headphones are recognized as an input device

My headphones are currently recognized as an input device, how can I make them an output device? The speakers and the headphones microphone are recognized correctly. Edit: I'm currently on a desktop ...
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Audio powering off for GTX 670 [closed]

My audio keeps turning off unless there is a sound playing. I'm using a GTX 670 using HDMI to my monitor. Is this a power saving feature? If so, how can I turn it off?
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Sometimes I have sound, sometimes no sound, why?

I left Linux Mint to try elementary OS since I was having problems with sound not working. Unfortunately, it appears to be a universal Ubuntu problem. Sometimes when I boot into elementary OS, there ...
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after installing oss-linux, soundcard doesn't show up in GUI despite working at CLI

Update: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/OpenSound says "Canonical/Ubuntu has chosen to disable OSS support in their kernels and ignore any bugs filed against OSS4 packages." The question is, do the ...
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How to automatically switch to connected Bluetooth headset and enable A2DP mode? [closed]

Default state: Enable bluetooth Connect to paired bluetooth headset Sound > Output > "Device for sound output" remains "Speakers - Built-in Audio" Switch "Device for sound output" to bluetooth ...
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How do I get 5.1 surround sound via HDMI to work?

I’m on Freya with all the latest updates. I’d like to use 5.1 surround sound output via HDMI, but the sound settings only offer me stereo output via HDMI. I tested Xubuntu 15.04 (Vivid), booted from a ...
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No sound when plugging in headphones

I have a problem which really bugs me. My laptop speakers work perfectly, but whenever I plug in my headphones, there's just no sound. Nothing is muted, my settings are good, so I really don't know ...
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Can I boost the volume above 100% without going into System Settings?

Is there a tweak that allows me to boost the volume above 100% without having to go to System Settings -> Sound every time?
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How can I force mono sound output?

I am completely deaf in one ear, and would like to be able to force mono-output (system-wide) when using headphones. How can I do this? It seems that this is a useful accessibility feature.
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No sound through headphones

My sound is broken and I have a hard time discerning if it's a hardware or software problem. At the moment, the speakers on my laptop work, as I can hear sound just fine when I watch a video. However,...
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Sound icon problem [closed]

I have a problem with elementary OS Freya. My computer has one of its speakers broken, so I have the sound balance totally on one side. I can't modify the sound level trough notification area when I ...
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Sound muted when system locked

The sound is automatically muted when the system is locked. How can I disable this feature?

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