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How do you change the alert sound?

elementary OS uses XDG sound themes. Although there isn't currently a way to change or edit them from within Switchboard, it's quite easy to do manually. Rather than edit the default freedesktop ...
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Headphones are recognized as an input device

Your headphones are being recognized as an input device, because, according to the official PC system design guide color-coding sheme for connectors and ports, you are plugging them into a line-in ...
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Fix bad quality audio in Bluetooth headphones

Funnily enough, I found the answer while writing this post, so I might as well write my first-ever Q&A post on StackExchange. You have to go to Sound Settings and under the options for your ...
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Bluetooth connceted speakers - volume not adjusting

I found an older post regarding this situation for Ubuntu 15.04 and a bug report that was filed for it. That can be found here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/indicator-sound/+bug/1404729 ...
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How can I disable sound effect of deleting files in Elementary OS 5?

You can use the Event Sounds option in the Sound settings to disable this sound. In previous versions of Elementary OS this option didn't work. The old workaround is below. I think the "Event Sounds"...
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Can't control Firefox media through the sound indicator or keyboard shortcuts

Firefox doesn't seem to be a MPRIS "provider" Spec: https://www.freedesktop.org/wiki/Specifications/mpris-spec/ Relevant Firefox bug: https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/show_bug.cgi?id=1353652 Seems people ...
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Can I boost the volume above 100% without going into System Settings?

r3bl's answer does not work on the latest version of Elementary OS Essentially what you need to do now is: Install dconf-editor Run dconf-editor as YOUR user, NOT sudo / root Navigate to /io/...
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after installing oss-linux, soundcard doesn't show up in GUI despite working at CLI

It seems you've answered your own question. OSS isn't supported in Ubuntu and thus isn't supported in elementary OS. As recommended on that Ubuntu help page, if you really want/need OSS for some ...
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How can I force mono sound output?

There is no easy or quick solution to set the audio output to mono. But you could try the link below. It is from the ubuntu forum because elementary freya is based on ubuntu 14.04 Mix stereo to mono (...
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No sound through headphones

Try sudo apt-get install pavucontrol and see if maybe your pulseaudio settings are messed up.
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Sound icon problem

This sounds like a known bug in wingpanel-sound-indicator. I recommend marking that bug as 'affecting me' or opening another on the bug tracker if yours is in fact different. In the meantime you ...
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Asus X555UB , Realtek ALC256 no sound

I have found solution by myself. in case of someone has the same problem - windows dualboot uses a fastboot, so after boot into windows do not restart your computer , just shutdown it. after a boot ...
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Poor Sound Quality on Loki

First ensure you have Allow louder than 100% unchecked in the sound settings, as peaking audio is generally the cause of terrible audio quality, and can damage speakers sometimes. Second, you can try ...
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How to fix crackling sound in PulseAudio

(the following answer was provided by OP himself, but was originally included in the question body.) Searching for a solution I found one within the Arch wiki and I wanted to share it with everyone....
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Volume controls on function keys don't work

Install dconf-editor: sudo apt-get install dconf-editor Go to org > gnome > settings-daemon > plugins > media-keys Find the keys that don't work and set them to their default value ...
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Turning up the volume past the maximum in Juno

The command for that is gsettings set io.elementary.desktop.wingpanel.sound max-volume 150. You may need to log out for this to take effect. Also take into account that this is going to cause ...
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Can you disable that annoying "blop blop" sound in volume?

'...the annoying blop blop sound...' what a wonderful description! The following commands did it for me: Tell the system to stop emitting the blop: gsettings set org.gnome.desktop.sound event-sounds ...
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Sound muted when system locked

This behaviour is undesirable but unavoidable. It is a result of X, where a new tty is used when locked. Wayland will supposedly fix it.
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Sometimes I have sound, sometimes no sound, why?

I have found a workaround (sound still drops out every so often)... 1- I installed "Pulse Audio Device Chooser" and "Pulse Audio Volume Control". 2- I ran "Pulse Audio Volume Control" and my sound ...
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Can I boost the volume above 100% without going into System Settings?

Surprisingly, yes! First, open up dconf-editor (if you don't have it yet, you can install it with sudo apt-get install dconf-editor). Then, navigate through com -> ubuntu -> sound and enable the ...
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How to find out what codec is used in a video

This is not a complete GUI information, but the next solution to it, I think. On Github there are contracts among other for video and audio information: Create a file in /usr/share/contractor Open ...
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How to add login sound in elementary OS

Open System Settings and select Start Up Applications. Click Add. In Name call it "Login Sound" In Command write /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --file=YOURFILE In Comment "Play sound on user login" ...
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How to get sound to work in HDMI

Go to: system settings > sound. in Profile select HDMI output
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Chrome does not sound in Freya

Is there any sound that your computar can play? note, there is a sound setting where the application that play sound can be activated or desactivated.
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sound device is not shown after purging pulseaudio

I found the solution for it. First I removed any traces of pulseaudio and pulseaudio-equalizer by using the below command sudo apt purge pulseaudio pulseaudio-equalizer then removed following ...
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Why is my sound so low?

I managed to find a solution for this. Just power off the computer completely and restart it. Sound back to normal!
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Why is my sound so low?

Maybe this could help: Hi there. I've got the same Problem with my Asus Z97 Deluxe and the ALC1150 Audio Controller. In search for a solution i found this thread and added to my /etc/...
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Lots of microphone interferance on Freya

If you're still searching for a solution, I had the same problem of noise from my cheap microphone with Loki. I found the module "module-echo-cancel" which should do the job. To test it, enter "...
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Sound issue after system update

Today I've downgraded the linux kernel to get rid of this issue: sudo apt-get purge linux-image-4.4.0-51-generic Now my kernel version is 4.4.0-38-generic and there is no any sound issue. Not: At ...
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Is there a way to increase Videos (Audience) sound volume more than 100%?

It's not possible to do it. Anyway, when you set your VLC volume over 100% that will also create distortion, so you will get the same effect if you set the general volume a little over 100%.
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