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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 ...