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List all ALSA devices

I'm using PulseAudio on my system, and I followed the instructions for adding a monitor device as per the PulseAudio wiki. The monitor device itself works and registers/functions properly in apps like ...
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Ubuntu to Debian, pulseaudio works differently

Simple case: one application and one output device. I'm also using pavucontrol. In Ubuntu, I could change the volume of the application or the output device without affecting the other's volume. ...
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Getting mikmod to work on 64 bit fedora 17

Does anyone know how to get mikmod to output audio on a 64bit Fedora 17 install? My system is currently using pulse audio to do output(I think, the entire audio thing on Linux is rather confusing). ...
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Debian no lib32asound2-plugins=1.0.25

I compiled git wine 1.5.6 and the sound is not working correctly. winecfg gives a message: ALSA lib ../../pulse/pcm_pulse.c:995:(_snd_pcm_pulse_open) Unknown field handle_underrun ...
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Can't set pulse audio as KDE default

I am running Arch Linux and KDE4. I installed the pulseaudio deamon on a remote machine with an external soundcard. From the local machine's terminal I can stream audio to that machine without any ...
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Pulseaudio Daemon Startup Failed

When running startx on Arch Linux, the error: E: [pulseaudio] main.c: Daemon startup failed. is returned. Is there any way to fix this error?
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Install pulseaudio but don't use it?

I have my computer set up exactly how I want it, no pulseaudio and everything is working great. Unfortunately, there is a piece of software I'd like to use (cockatrice, a M:tG client) that requires ...
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xbindkeys escape quotes

How can I escape quotes in .xbindkeysrc commands? Neither of those work. "pacmd dump|awk --non-decimal-data '$1~/set-sink-volume/{system ("pacmd "$1" "$2" "$3+2500)}'" "pacmd dump|awk ...
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Pulseaudio is no longer working in Debian Squeeze: 'Failed to open module “module-combine-sink”: file not found'

I'm having a problem with pulseaudio. My machine crashed, and when I rebooted and ran pavucontrol, I got a "Connection Failed: Connection refused" dialog. When I run pulseaudio --log-level=info ...
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Centralized PulseAudio setup

I want to do a setup, so that all my computers and TV use one audio system. Like this: Where media server is connected to acoustics and TV is connected through sound-card input and other systems ...
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Does Linux support audio output via USB?

Several small integrated amplifiers exist with a USB input line. The ones I have seen so far ship with Windows and OS X drivers. Does Linux support audio output via USB out-of-the-box? Update It ...
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Improve priority of mplayer-pulseaudio-Xorg combination

I'm often having mplayer running on the side (e.g. watching television). However, this occasionally doesn't run too smoothly (granted, the CPU and GPU are also a bit weak). I've already running ...
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Pavucontrol “detects” plugging the external microphone in and out, but nothing else

I am remotely debugging a sound system. Until they can test with another microphone, I wonder: Apart from the fact that the microphone is broken or muted, is there anything that could explain why ...
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How to kill TV like static noise in my Linux microphone?

I was capturing audio using alsa/pulse, or even without any microphone. But always i have this sample static noise. Similar to those (you can hear the exact noise what i have now): Sample 1 Sample ...
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Headphones don't “isolate” speakers

I have bought some new 2.1 speakers but I have an issue. When I plug in the headphones the sound continues to play from the speakers (in a lower volume though). I re-ran alsaconf but I couldn't solve ...
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arch linux - Pulse audio plays too fast

i have a problem that all my audio playback is too fast. I have found this: bbs.archlinux.org but i dont know where to disable the multirate locking and decreas the multitrack internal clock ...
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Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio?

Is it possible to route different applications to different audio outputs with Pulse Audio? I'd like my music to be played on my Stereo, but I'd like sound alerts to be played on my notebook speakers. ...
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How can I allow multiple sounds in pulseaudio?

I am listening to online radio (flash) but if I start off another video clip locally or remotely, the video won't play until I either change the audio output of the clip to non-pulseaudio or close the ...
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Streaming audio from windows to linux using PulseAudio

I have Linux box with Ubuntu + PulseAudio network server installed. I can stream audio from my laptop (with Linux installed too) to the box over local network. I've recently installed Windows 7 into ...
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Linux Logitech QuickCam Pro 9000 - microphone issues

I got a Logitech Quickcam Pro 9000, the cam itself is working as it honors the UVC spec. This fancy WebCam has a integrated mic which worked some time before but now, it does no more. (Note: I use ...
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Changing default audio device in Pulseaudio

I would like to use HDMI on my graphic card for audio output. ALSA shows it as a card with 4 devices and I can get sound through one of them (the other three are different channels, perhaps? I have ...
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Audio delay problem with ffmpeg and parec

I need to record desktop audio and video in an automated way. So I wrote a small multithreaded python script which basically does the following steps: # 1.) Grab desktop audio AUDIO_SRC=`LANG=c ...
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pulseaudio, external usb soundcard too low volume [closed]

The jack plug on my built-in sound card in my notebook doesn't work so I have to use an external one via a USB port. Since I bought it I only used Windows and it worked fine, but when yesterday I ...
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Recording audio playback in Windows with PulseAudio?

I would like to record the playback audio of my computer using software such as Audacity. Unfortunately, my audio card software does not come with a stereo mix input, and after reading these two ...
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How to get simultaneous sound (from pulseadio) on two outputs (analog and digital) of the same sound card?

How to configure pulseaudio to play sounds simultaneously on digital and analog output of single sound card? My system is OpenSuse 11.4 (with all updates installed). Command "aplay -l" returns: ...
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plug and play ExpressCard audio card on Ubuntu (how to avoid rebooting)

I got echo indigo djx expresscard as an audio card. I use Ubuntu 10.10. if I insert the card and reboot. it works. if I just insert the card, it doesn't make sound. the blue led is on. I tried ...
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Using pulseaudio with mpd: libpulse not found

I'm trying to build and install mpd to work with pulse audio, so I'm running: ./configure --enable-pulse but the last lines read - checking for PULSE... no configure: error: PulseAudio output ...
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Forwarding X Windows to other $DISPLAYs

I currently have an Ubuntu (Maverick Meerkat) box set up acting as my media server / all-purpose server at home. I also have an OS X laptop and an old Windows XP PC. For the sake of brevity, I will ...
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How to record from two audio sources simultaneously in ffmpeg?

I am recording a Let's Play using ffmpeg on Arch Linux. I would like to have it record both the game's audio, and my mic. I am using PulseAudio for sound. I can get it to record the mic, or the game's ...
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PulseAudio troubles (audio skipping, interface lag)

I seem to be having some issues with my Linux installation, Kubuntu 10.10, and I believe the root cause of these is PulseAudio. I'll be running just fine--music playin' in the background, talking on ...
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How to automatically set PulseAudio default sink to remote server at boot - Ubuntu 9.04

I use the Pulseaudio Device Chooser to set the default sink (on a laptop) to a remote server. This works fine. When i reboot my laptop, the default sink reverts back to "default" (the laptop sound ...
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Why does Pulseaudio selectively detect my sound hardware?

I am running Ubuntu Netbook Remix 10.04. I have been having some problems recently with Pulseaudio, which has traditionally worked fine for me on this netbook actually. Specifically, when I boot the ...
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using Ubuntu 10.10 I want my speakers and head phones as separate devices

I would like it if I could set my rear speaker jack, not surround sound rear, to be used as the system default only. I want the head phones, that plug into the front of my PC, to be silent, unless I ...
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MythTV audio/video out of sync (audio ahead ~500ms) since upgrade to lucid

I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid, and mythtv now has an audio/video sync issue. Specifically, the audio is consistently about half a second ahead of the video. This is a playback issue, rather ...
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Set device for program in PulseAudio?

In computer I have 2 sound devices. When I run some program (let's say Skype) I can (using "pavucontrol" -> "PulseAudio Volume Control") setup so that this application will use given device for ...
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Linux decibel (max peak volume) limit

I just watched a movie and had to set the volume level quite high to get audio. I forgot to set the volume to the lower level it was at and started a trance music track and that literally made my ears ...
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How to use usb-connected headphones with Skype under Linux?

Bought Plantronics 955 headphones with microphone. When plugging "dongle" to computer, I see in dmesg: [37925.082297] usb 2-3.1.3: new full speed USB device using ehci_hcd and address 10 ...
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No sound in second login, Ubuntu 10.04

I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed on my system. When I am logged on locally I have excellent sound. If I make a second login as a different user ssh -X other@localhost that user cannot get audio. When ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 10.04 guest VM in a Ubuntu 8.04 host is “slow”. How to fix it?

When I try to execute sound in Rythmbox, it's "slow". Not only Rythmbox, but system sounds are strange too (they look like they are "slow"). I've tried a workaround but without success. It seens a ...
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Limit PulseAudio volume to prevent overdrive

Is it possible to limit maximum volume in PulseAudio? Currently, PulseAudio sets PCM channel too loud which results in distorted sound. I use aumix to turn volume down, but whenever any other sound is ...
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Set default system audio output port (for all accounts)

The default output audio port Ubuntu doesn't work on my system. It should be "Analog Mono Output/Amplifier", instead of "Analog Output/Amplifier". I can easily change that in sound preferences, just ...
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arecord not working in ubuntu 9.10 [closed]

arecord not working in ubuntu 9.10, but Sound Recorder of ubuntu is working.
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How to resolve Pulseaudio not attaching a mixer due to missing libraries?

I've been trying to install pulseaudio, and I can't seem to find a straight answer about what to do about ALSA. Does PulseAudio run on top of ALSA? Should I get rid of ALSA first? ALSA is a sound ...
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How do I make MythTV remember its audio settings?

I'm running MythTV on Ubuntu 9.10 and I'm having problems with audio settings. I have one combined backend/frontend and two other frontends. One of the frontends has two audio outputs: the one built ...
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How do I set up my Ubuntu desktop as a media server/stereo system?

I have a laptop. I carry it around to different places and use it. I have nice speakers. I do not carry them around to different places. I have a desktop computer. I do not carry it around to ...
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Ubuntu - Getting audio to play from local speakers over SSH

In Intrepid, when I logged into my desktop over SSH and launched Rhythmbox (ssh hostname -XYC), it would play the sound out the desktop's speakers, which is what I want. Now in Jaunty, it plays the ...
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Stream audio from Windows 7 to Ubuntu

I have an Ubuntu 9.10 (alpha) computer as my primary machine, but also have a Windows machine which I keep my iTunes music on. My high-quality speaker system is connected to my Ubuntu box. Is there ...
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How do I run pulseaudio with realtime priority in Ubuntu 9.04?

Sometimes I get choppy sound so I was thinking about running pulseaudio with realtime priority. But when I try to do this, Ubuntu just won't let me. $ pulseaudio -vvv --start --realtime=1 D: main.c: ...
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Running Skype 2.1 beta with KDE 4.3

I'm trying the new Skype Linux Beta ( Skype 2.1.0.47 ) with KDE 4.3 on OpenSUSE 11.1 . Sound works just fine for: Amarok SMplayer Firefox (flash) but I get absolutely no output from Skype. Please ...
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Ubuntu PPA with Pulse Audio 0.9.15?

Where can I find repository for Ubuntu jaunty 9.04 with Pulse Audio 0.9.15 (the one with working bluetooth)? I don't really want anything else, although if it has Skype working with bluetooth headset ...