5 seconds after no audio – my speaker turns off

I never had this issue on Windows 10 and I just switched to Ubuntu.

When there is no sound, after 5 seconds my speaker acts like if I pulled of the aux cable out the speaker(it hums),

But the moment that I turn on any audio, speaker continues working normally. Even pressing the volume shortcuts(volume up or down) on my keyboard does the trick because it plays the short sound.

Edit for more info: Just installed and updated the Ubuntu 18.04.3 LTS

I am using my motherboard audio jack, in settings it recognizes it as a Line Out – HD-Audio Generic And as a ghetto fix, i can open Youtube video and simply mute it, even though there is no sound playing.

How can I fix this?

Any lead to improve my bluetooth speaker sound quality?

Using Ubuntu 19.04. I recently acquired a megaboom 3 portable bluetooth speaker, and for its size, the sound is stellar when connected to my phone.

However, when connected to my computer (bluetooth too), the sound is significantly less pleasant. It might be because it is recognized as bluetooth headphones instead of a bluetooth speaker (see screenshot) but I’m not sure.

Bluetooth speaker (TomTomBoom) recognized as Headphone

Any lead to improve the sound quality is welcome.

Ubuntu 18.04 speaker cracks even if muted

My old speaker cracks on xubuntu 18.04. It looks like a hardware problem on another pc with the same hardware the speaker works without problems. The pc has a asus p8p67 motherboard.

The loudspeaker cracks even if no sound is played, it looks as if the loudspeaker is plugged in new each time and the volume bar pops up every time on the right top.

lspci -v  00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)     Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)     Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. GF114 HDMI Audio Controller 

Cannot connect to wireless Bluetooth speaker, Ubuntu LTS 18.04

The Bluetooth speaker is visible as a device from my laptop, however if I try to connect to the device through the Bluetooth GUI interface nothing happens. All it does is say “Not Set Up” next to the device prior to and following (after a short loading delay) my attempt to connect.

I have also tried connecting using bluetoothctl from the terminal. This, also, does not work, however it seems to suggest that my laptop is, in fact, able to connect to the speaker, but this connection is simply dropped after a second or two. Below is a screenshot of the output when I try to connect to the speaker through terminal (ignore the first failed pairing attempt, as the speaker had turned itself off after a period of inactivity):

terminal output

I am able to connect to the speakers with my phone, as well as my Windows 10 OS (dual-boot), thus it seems to be a problem with Ubuntu.

I have also tried using blueman to connect to the speakers, however this also gives an error, a screenshot of which is again linked below:

blueman output

The model of the speaker is a Harman Kardon Onyx Studio 2, if that’s of any use.

Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS – Bluetooth Speaker Sound Stuttering When Unused For While

I’m using Ubuntu 18.04.2 LTS, and I have a speaker that works via Bluetooth. I can connect it to my laptop easily, listen to whatever I want with pure sound and no problems, but I face the problem of sound stuttering if I didn’t use the speaker for a while. This occurs when:

  1. The speaker is connected via Bluetooth.
  2. I don’t play any music/videos/etc for something like 10 minutes.
  3. I want to play some music/video/etc after 10 minutes of inactivity.
  4. The sound stutters and is very bad.
  5. If I disconnect the speaker and connect it again, it works and the sound is pure again.

It’s annoying to disconnect and connect my speaker like 20 times a day, and I obviously can’t keep listening to music all the time just to prevent this from happening. How can I solve this so the sound is always pure? Note: I tested it on other devices/operating systems and it works fine so the problem isn’t from the speaker.

inexpensive USB speaker stopped being recognized after apt upgrade Ubuntu 18.04

I had a cheap bar (USB, NOT HDMI) working earlier today, but now it does not. It does not seem to even be being recognized, e.g. as an output device in Settings/sound/Output.

I have spent a couple of hours hunting, and found articles for older versions of Ubuntu.

If a clear set of diagnostic / fix instructions for U18.04 (on a lenovo x230) exists, I’d love a link.


Bluetooth Speaker disconnects after some time

I am using a JBL Flip 4 Bluetooth Speaker in Ubuntu 16.04. After connecting the speaker, the speaker automatically disconnects after sometime. To reuse the speaker, I have to turn my Bluetooth Off then ON. The time gap between disconnection of speaker is not constant and varies from 5 minutes to 1 hour. My speaker works fine with my phone, Ipad and Windows, therefore I am sure there is no issue with the speaker. Does anyone know how to resolve this issue?