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I've been having problems with USB sound for some time (it used to work about 6 months ago). I find that any USB sound device that I connect is not recognised, and is not listed by aplay -l

I've tried disabling pulseaudio. I've tried purging and re-installing alsa-base, pulseaudio, and pavucontrol. To no avail.

I'm using 12.04 LTS.

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closed as unclear what you're asking by Bruno Pereira Oct 31 '13 at 15:59

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Hi, following etiquette could you convert your solution to an answer (rather than in-line with the question) and mark it as the accepted answer. Thanks :) – NGRhodes Oct 8 '13 at 12:04

Solution given by OP:

12.04 does not have the needed kernel module snd-usb-hiface this is introduced in the 3.11.1 kernel and installing that on 12.04 gives USB sound for my equipment. How to install the 3.11.1 kernel is given here:- installing 3.11.1 kernel

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