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No output device, until I plug in an AUX cable

A little while ago I messed something up while inside my audio system settings GUI (Using KDE Plasma on Debian). I can not recall exactly what I did, but I pressed some button while inside that menu ...
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How to listen to a module-native-protocol-tcp [mpd] pulseaudio tcp stream on two output devices with independent volume control

I saw https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/611158/how-do-i-monitor-microphone-input but this only applies to the mic apparently. (how do i create this list in markdow?) ✓ server: mpd pulseaudo ...
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Setting device profile on PipeWire

I have a gaming headset with both chat and game outputs, but I can only select Digital Output + Mono Input in audio settings. Back in Manjaro with PulseAudio I added a udev rule like echo 'ATTRS{...
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Pulse Audio Not Working With X-Forwarding

I'm using Virtualbox VM's. Both host and VM's are running Red Hat 6. When I open the VM, I am able to hear audio from the VM. However, there is a need for the windows on the VM to be X-Forwarded to ...
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How to swap between pulseaudio and pipewire without restarting?

IIUC, pipewire is an audio system service and a newer alternative to pulseaudio. It's now the default with Fedora. When first upgrading to Fedora 37 I noticed audio quality was significantly worse, ...
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Pulseaudio not working Debian 12

Pulseaudio 16.1 doesn't work on Debian 12 using no GUI and only the TTY terminal. Upon checking, the daemon is running. Tried apt-get purge pulseaudio and reinstalled it, same problem persists. No ...
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What could be causing static on HDMI Audio with Pulseaudio

Using Yocto Hardknott release, I am running Pulseaudio version 14.2 on the kernel version 5.10.72. I use the module-combine-sink to stream audio to both Lineout and HDMI simultaneously. About 50% of ...
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How to connect a Windows 11 laptop to an external analog mixer via its 3.5mm audio output?

I am attempting to connect my Lenovo 16IAH7H W11 laptop to an external audio mixer (Behringer X802s) using the 1/8" (3.5mm) audio jack on the side. The connection is done via a TRS 1/8" to ...
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Route two audio inputs into one

I need to use two inputs (microphone and virtual monitor) and create one input from it, in order to use one single input in discord. Currently using Arch Linux and pulseaudio.
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How do I enable audio in a xrdp session

I'm connecting to a remote device running ubuntu 22.04 + kde + xrdp. My understanding is that, to get audio forwarded through rdp, I need to install a pulseaudio plugin for xrdp. So far I've tried: ...
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Pulseaudio: How do you blacklist a specific sink/output (but not source/input) from being switched to?

I have a USB microphone. When plugged, the input/source is automatically switched to it, but so is the output/sink. I want to disable the latter, so that only the input/source is switched. How do you ...
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Change The Default Range of Volume From 0-100% to 0-153% on Xfce

By manually setting the volume to more than 100% in PulseAudio Volume Control, I will only be able to decrease it by the Fn + Left shortcut key, until it's less than 100% and only then I'll be able to ...
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What is the best way to redirect PulseAudio sink data to another(python) process

My goal is to get real time audio data from some application and mic to another process(python) for processing(DSP, live transcription ect.). I was able to create a PulseAudio sink, using PulseAudio ...
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play sounds over ssh

Is there any way to play audio files through ssh ? I set up the x11 forwarding , to view images , videos(without Audio) , but the problem is that I want to play sounds through ssh , since the x11 ...
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ssh causing pulseaudio not to connect

I did setup pulse audio to forward the audio of the raspberry pi to my pc. However I have disabled network access on the pi using paprefs. I don't need to redirect the audio since I have a separate ...
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Audio not working on chromebook running Arch (EndeavourOS) with i3WM

Although my audio was working fine when I first installed EndeavourOS on my Acer R11 chromebook two months ago, it stopped working 3 weeks ago. Since then, I have tried several things to get it back ...
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How to use pipewire with puppeter

I was using PulseAudio to redirect Puppeteer audio to a virtual audio sink, but I have encountered some issues. Now I want to switch to PipeWire instead.
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Only try to define pulse audio remap sink when master device exists?

I have a custom pulse audio rule in my default.pa: .nofail load-module module-remap-sink \ sink_name=MyRemapSink \ master=alsa_output.some.device.path # settings ... .fail When I enable JACK, I ...
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How do you set the default sound device at the shell prompt in pipewire?

Related to this question and this question but with Pipewire not pulse audio (unless it is the same, but pacmd doesn't work): How do you set the default output device (the radio button below) at the ...
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How do you set the sound device's "profile" at the shell prompt?

When my displayport monitor goes to sleep, Pipewire forgets the profile for the selected HDMI port audio and falls back to a different HDMI output: How it is: How I want it: Notice how it says "...
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Record loopback/monitoring with Audacity at full volume, independent of the speakers

I am using Audacity on Ubuntu with Pulseaudio. Following these instructions I can successfully record the output of my applications using Monitoring (i.e. not via microphone). The problem is that the ...
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Uninstalling pulseaudio removed a bunch of things that I don't know how to re-install

The title says it all; I was debugging problems with pulseaudio after I had some audio issues. One of the suggestions I encountered was to "reinstall pulse", and so naively I simply did sudo ...
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How to forward sound from a local audio input (USB from a digital piano) to a remote audio output (via a pulseaudio server)?

I have 2 PCs under Linux Debian (bullseye) : "pc-piano" : where a digital piano is connected via USB, and which has no local audio output "pc-desktop" : where my wireless ...
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No sound issue in Zorin OS 16.2

I've installed Zorin OS to try it out because it's based on Ubuntu and I like the interface and other things in it but I have a problem. My sound card is recognized by Alsa and activated but I have no ...
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How to connect bluetooth input to Hifiberry using PulseAudio

I connected 2 conventional speakers to a Raspberry Pi 3 using the HiFiBerry AMP2. This works fine with Volumio. Now I want to take it one step further: instead of using Volumio I want to use the ...
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OBS studio won't record audio only

I wanted to record only audio with OBS Studio. So I have created a new scene and added just Audio Capture Device (ALSA). Then I clicked on the Start recording...button. It recorded both screen and ...
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Buffer xrun in Alsa while ffmpeg streaming from certain sources

I am broadcasting the audio of my desktop PC (client here onwards) using the Pulseaudio RTP module: load-module module-null-sink sink_name=rtp_2_camilla channels=2 format=S16BE rate=96000 ...
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Is there a way to control xfce-pulseaudio-plugin (pavucontrol) with command line?

Trying to setup media control shortcuts in Xfce (Play/Pause, Next track). I have xfce-pulseaudio-plugin which use pavucontrol. Is there a way to switch tracks via pavucontrol command line interface? ...
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What is the Pipewire alternative to the switch-on-port-available Pulseaudio module?

I just set up Pipewire on my system, but there is one thing that bugs me: when I turn off my external DAC, and then turn it back on, Pipewire will not reconnect to it. With Pulseaudio, this issue ...
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How do I enable a user account I sudo-ed into to play audio?

So I login to another's user account using the following command: sudo -u bash I use the following command to test sound from that account: [winejail@localhost ~]$ play test.mp3 I get the errors ...
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Mono audio output with pulseaudio and alsa on embedded system

I am running an embedded system using pulseaudio and alsa. I need to downmix all audio inputs to a single mono output. I have seen other answers that involve modifying /etc/pulse/default.pa like the ...
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I can't make my microphone work after switching to pipewire

I have just upgraded from kubuntu 22.04 to 22.10 , wich includes also pipewire as default. Now the microphone is behaving funny. Sometimes it doesnt pick audio at all, sometimes it stutters like crazy,...
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Cannot get vlc to stream correctly through command line

I use the following command: vlc -I qt myfile.mp4 #standard{access=http,mux=ts,dst="8080/stream"} :sout-all :sout-keep and my error log is the following: VLC media player 3.0.16 Vetinari (...
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audio is not working in kali linux and am not able to open pulseaudio

Audio is not working. I downloaded Kali Linux using the WSL 2 GUI and am using it using remote desktop connection. The audio is not working and I'm not able to open pulse audio mixer. I have tried all ...
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Really loud sound input on PopOS 22.04 on an old Positivo Sim+ laptop

My laptop (Positivo Sim+) is really old, but I never complained about audio input quality when I used Linux. Some BSODs later and a miraculous fix, I got my laptop again and installed Linux on it ...
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Virtual audio sinks & settings gone after reboot

I need some help on an issue that gives me headaches. I'm running a F36 distro (Nobara) and was trying to create some virtual sinks via pulseaudio.Just like this: pactl load-module module-null-sink ...
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Why is audio streaming harder than video streaming?

I have two separate Linux computers on the same LAN. One computer has speakers, the other computer has a monitor. To play a movie with video and sound I have two options: Play the movie on the ...
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Volume issue with pulseaudio on Debian 11

I recently installed new Debian 11 on my desk, my audio devices are managed by pulseaudio and pavucontrol. I mainly use DragonFly red DAC to listen music or something else on Chromium. Everything is ...
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Errors running pulseeffects (doesn't launch)

I installed pulseeffects and for the first run it throw some warnings mostly about missing plugins: $ pulseeffects (pulseeffects:2004): pulseeffects-WARNING **: 14:44:54.611: compressor plugin was ...
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Delay microphone input for several seconds

Using sox, I am able to record 10 seconds of mono-channel audio input: rec -c 1 "/data/wav/${EPOCHSECONDS}.wav" trim 0 10 This works perfectly fine. However, I want the recording to contain ...
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Zoom.us: increase FPS when sharing my screen

TL-DR: How can I make sure that zoom share my screen with FPS as high as possible? I need to share some animated slides (some people will join physically, others remotely), where the animation helps ...
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no soundcards found...for pulseaudio tunneling

Refers to my previous question Use pulseaudio for remote ssh connection . I have finally got the tunnel established between my Mac OS and the Oracle instance. I input the wrong parameter in the ssh ...
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Use pulseaudio for remote ssh connection

I am trying to stream pulseaudio sound output over the cloud instance. In my previous question I could not get paprefs to work on Mac OS but it turned out it does not matter as I can set everything by ...
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Cannot install paprefs on mac os

I want to stream my microphone from my Mac OS to my Oracle cloud instance which is using Ubuntu 20. Maybe also backwards as well (stream container sound back to the local computer). I connect to the ...
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Pulseaudio module-remap-source add 2 seconds latency

I am facing issue which the module-remap-source will auto add 2 seconds latency to a sink. I used module-null-sink create a sink and use the remap to create a virtual source which use the sink as ...
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No Sound in Kali Linux 2021.4 on [ASUS TUF B560M Plus]

Hello I fresh installed Kali linux 2021.4 but it has no sound, [It was working on Windows] However I tried some stuff suggested by community: Added Following Lines in .bashrc pulseaudio -D clear ...
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Anything with an MPEG codec plays too fast on Ubuntu

I'm not sure when, why and how it changed, but at a certain moment video and mp3 files started to run faster than usual (witch chipmunk like speech). I have a Radeon RX550 card which I use for HDMI ...
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How to convert a certain program's audio output to mic input

I have Program A and Program B -I want Program A's Sound output to be received as a Microphone input -I want Program B's Sound output to be received as a normal sound output Is there a way i can do ...
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After Linux OS upgrade audio is 20% quieter - how to get back to previous level?

I just upgraded my OpenSUSE OS and the volume output is not as high as before. I would say it's 20% quieter compared to before the upgrade. I'm guessing its a matter of selecting the right option for ...
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What is the PulseAudio virtual sink name for ALSA snd_pcm_open()

I loaded a PulseAudio module-null-sink, when I set it as system default output device, the ALSA snd_pcm_open(&pcm_handle, "default", SND_PCM_PLAYBACK, 0) can successfully open it. Now I ...
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