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Allow volume control to set volume above 100%

My laptop doesn't have the loudest speakers, and thus audio is often pretty quiet even at 100% volume. I am able to boost the volume up to 153% in pavucontrol (the graphical frontend for Pulse Audio) ...
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How to connect specific pulseaudio clients

I've got two applications running via padsp. How can I (hopefully at runtime) make sure the output from the first is recorded by the second?
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pulseaudio/bluetooth - systemwide mode issues

The target is to use a RaspberryPi B+ with a bluetooth dongle as a bluetooth a2dp audio sink. Since this system is old and has only one purpose of being the sound sink, I run pulseaudio in system ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 bluetooth headset connected but not working

Since I have upgraded my ubuntu gnome 15.04 to 15.10 (clean install) I have an issue with my bluetooth headset. The device is paired and connected but it is neither listed as output device in sound ...
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How to change the sink priority in PulseAudio?

I have multiple output sound devices at home and at work. Especially, I want to automatically play sound via external soundcard when it is connected. So, I need some kind of the sink priorities. ...
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Linux - How to record speaker and mic from command line?

I'd like to be able to record my VoIP conversations. I'm looking for a solution which: Runs command line (no GUI; I want this to automate) Doesn't disrupt the audio (that is, it can record the mic, ...
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Does PulseAudio work on Windows just like on Linux?

When I'm searching something like this on Google all I'm seeing are only pages with keywords [linux, pulseaudio]. I mean ability to configure output stream of one app to be redirected to input stream ...
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Pulse-Audio Desktop stream to headless ALSA Soundrenderer

I recently have come to the following configuration (had to change my setup): Desktop: Ubuntu 14 Pulse Audio having soundcard(s) but without any speakers (except headphones) DLNA Sound Renderer ...
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Google Chrome use alsa instead of pulseaudio

I would like to make Google Chrome use alsa instead of PulseAudio so there is not a delay when watching netflix. However, I don't want to uninstall PulseAudio because I need to be able to use Skype. ...
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USB Headset test in KDE works but no sound from applications

My G35 appears in all the audio settings files. I can click the test buttons and hear sound. I can also right click on the kmix speaker icon, Select Master Channel and choose the headset. This gives ...
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Ubuntu 15.04/15.10 does not play any audio after 'amixer set Master toggle' two times

I used the 'amixer set master toggle' command to mute my music on the home server during a phone call. Afterwards I tried to use the same command to un-mute the mixers: Dind't work. I tried to ...
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Separate channels with pulseaudio

I have a java voip aplication, jitsi, that uses pulseaudio for sound. Id like to run two instances of them at the same time, and make the sound from one go to the right channel, and from the other ...
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Pulse audio sound overflow & 3D games lags

Generally my sound is a little too raggy, noticeable when i play flash player music. But the main issue is when i play 3D games on wine. After some time, especially when there's a lot of sound ...
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Mix front center to LFE in pulse audio in linux

I have creative soundblaster live 24bit card with 7.1 output. However I am connecting the same to a 5.1 channel speaker system which has one lfe/subwoofer (low frequency range), and rest of the ...
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Automatically switch pulseaudio sink to remote server when available

I would like to configure my pulseaudio so that it will always play on a remote server if that is available, but will seamlessly switch to the local sound system if the remote is not available. Also ...
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How to keep pulse audio server running after graphical login

I have a laptop (ubuntu 14.04) connected to my stereo, acting as a pulseaudio server. If I just boot that laptop, I can play sound from other laptops with no problem. But if I then log into my gnome ...
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awesome WM pulse audio daemon not starting without headphones

EDIT to this question: (Made at top since post is quite long) I seem to have this problem even with the default rc.lua script. The only difference is whether I use awesomeWM or not. Volume in ...
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I have to pull the connector out partly to get stereo sound

Using headphones, I have to pull the headphone jack partly out of the socket to get stereo sound. If I push it in all the way, only the right channel comes through. I'm assuming that this has to do ...
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Audio is mono on Thinkpad X201 on Arch

My Lenovo Thinkpad X201 audio is mono and playing only on the left speaker on Arch Linux, I saw people complaining about this in Windows and the cause was a driver issue, so I assume this could be the ...
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pulseaudio pavucontrol: Missing “ALSA capture from” in gui

I am trying to redict sound output to fake microfone, but I got stuck in pavucontrol. After trying 3 tutorials, I gave up due to missing "ALSA Capture from" options. It should look like ...
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Pulseaudio dont opens PCM device

I have IMX6Q based board and want game with pulseaudio. My board have 3 sound devices. # aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: tlv320aic3xaudi [tlv320aic3x-audio], device 0: ...
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Too loud headset

I have creative 720 headset and they are too loud on Windows 7 and Linux Mint 17.1. Adjusting volume to 1% in control panel of win7 is not enough, they are still loud. On linux pulseaudio minimum ...
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Jack audio not working properly with cadence

I have tried to set up the audio on my Debian linux computer in order that I can use ardour and get sound from/to that, and still be able to watch youtube videos etc. on Firefox. I have installed ...
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Hosts on same LAN can't see each other's services with avahi-browse

Edit: I ended up using another way of sending an audio stream across the network to a remote Raspberry Pi with Pulseaudio - one that does not involve Avahi... So I lost interest in this question - ...
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Is the PULSE_SERVER environment variable supposed to take an IPv6 address?

I am currently struggling with Avahi. Before debugging further, I wanted to check the sanity of my Pulseaudio setup, so I commanded 'export PULSE_SERVER=10.4.0.202 && mplayer sound.mp3' which ...
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ALSA PulseAudio sound output when switching between headphones and laptop speaker

Since I installed PulseAudio on my Gentoo system I've been having no audio output from my laptop's speakers when un-plugging the headphones jack. I suppose the problem lies in how ALSA and PulseAudio ...
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How to get headset plugged by default in pulseaudio

Whenever I plug my usb headset pulseaudio, detected as "unplugged", it's not a critical issue, but it's annoying have to enable by hand. So how can I make for headset automatically is detected ...
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Interactively play sound clips in VoIP call

I'm looking for a solution to digitally mix sound clips in a SIP or IAX VoIP conversation. Ideally I want a solution on Linux platform. My end game is to have a sound board to play funny clips while ...
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How to swap stereo channels on single port in PulseAudio?

I have a sound card with 2 ports: $ pacmd list-sinks ... * index: 1 name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo> ... ports: analog-output-lineout: Line ...
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5.1 Surround sound will not keep its configuration

in pavucontrol I have my output set to Digital Surround 5.1(IEC958/AC3) When I open a video with VLC (my preferred option) OR GNOME Media player I hear no sound. VLC is configured to use pulseaudio ...
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No audio from google chrome in linux

A reboot seems to fix it, but after logging out (sometimes with the ever-amazing ctrl-alt-backspace, if you can call that logging out) and back in chrome loses audio. The speaker icon on the tab ...
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How to force software master volume control in PulseAudio?

I have a sound card lacking hardware volume control (Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 connected on USB). Yet PulseAudio seems to think it does have hardware volume control. When I adjust the ...
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Streaming pulseaudio to VLC via null sink

I'm attempting to create a HTTP audio stream via pulseaudio and VLC: cvlc -vvv pulse://alsa_output.pci-0000_00_05.0.analog-stereo.monitor --sout ...
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tidal-hifi playback with alsa stops after every song

I am using tidal hifi for music streaming under linux (Mint 17, 64bit) with Chrome. To achieve bit perfect playback I turn off pulseaudio ($killall pulseaudio) to purely use alsa for audio processing ...
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Pulseaudio: how to rescan audio devices?

When adding a USB device to my system (I deliberately run no modern stack for device detection), Pulseaudio can't pickup it without restart (pulseaudio -k; pulseaudio --start). Is there an option ...
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Pacmd dynamic range compression Ubuntu 14.04

I used the answer at the link below to successfully set Dynamic Range Compression on my Ubuntu media box running Ubuntu 14.04 (SteamOS session, so no Ubuntu desktop session available). Realtime sound ...
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Old ALSA application and PulseAudio

I have an very old application, from repository - it's soundmodem (for amateur AX.25 radio packets). I'm using Linux Mint 17 with default sound driver, it's PulseAudio. Options in application ...
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Arch linux - sound disappeared after the installation of pulseaudio

I'm using Arch linux with the above onboard sound card : 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01) Subsystem: Dell Device 0220 Flags: ...
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Why is audacity recording at a slower speed

A while ago I used Audacity to record the output from the computer speakers by using PulseAudio Volume Control to redirect the output to the "microphone". It worked fine. I then used Effect > Change ...
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streaming audio to another machine on demand (linux)

tl;dr how to reliably stream audio on demand between 2 linux machines over the network on demand? Hello, sometimes I want to play something from my laptop through the bigger speakers of home sound ...
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Skype 4.3 without PulseAudio, only ALSA. Any options?

I have been using Skype for over 10 years now, almost since the initial release, and most of my friends/family/colleagues use it too. So switching IM is not an option. Microsoft has recently changed ...
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On a network with multiple pulseaudio servers, which configurations take effect?

I have a setup with several computers all running pulseaudio. Some act as "sinks", an are connected to the actual audio devices. There is one "hub" that has tunnels and a combine sink configured for ...
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Alsa hardware volume with PulseAudio

Before installing pulseaudio, I was able to control volume for the front (meaning on the front panel, the "headphone" jack) and rear (meaning on the back panel, the "line out" jack) separately. When ...
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How do I figure out which driver is making my headset work?

I have just downgraded from Debian to Debian Jessie. Before the switch, my Logitech G930 headset would connect correctly as both an input device and output device (although the output device only has ...
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How can I get wine to support outputting to pulseaudio (through ALSA compatibility layer) with 32 bit Windows programs on Slackware64?

So, I have a working multilib setup as per the slackbook instructions. I have wine successfully working with 32 bit Windows programs (namely Skyrim and Deus Ex: Human Revolution). And I have ...
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No audio output after starting qtractor in Fedora 20

I have installed qtractor to start experimenting with music composition/production. However, after starting the application, the computer seems to redirect its audio output and the other applications ...
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No sound after updating alsa

I am new to Linux but really love Elementary for its simplicity. After noticing that my sound was quite poor in Elementary, compared to Windows 8.1, I have tried updating the sound drivers. I ended up ...
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pulseaudio no sound after su to root, no default audio device configured

This behavior exhibits at least in Ubuntu 13.10 and Ubuntu 14.04. I'm playing sounds via the play command from the sox package from the command line. It works fine with me, the user who logs into X. ...
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Switch default HDMI device in Ubuntu

When I connect my pc to a TV using HDMI cable I don't get audio over HDMI. PulseAudio Volume Control detects the HDMI audi output as unolugged. aplay -l lists the following: **** List of PLAYBACK ...
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After updating archlinux, the maximum volume is far too low

I booted my Archlinux PC today and opened Mumble, and found that I couldn't hear anyone, so I opened some music and I couldn't hear that. After turning my volume to the maximum possible level in ...