The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system.

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Ubuntu 16.04: Recording from the output port of an Alesis DM6 drums to the headphone/mic input of an HDA Intel PCH onboard sound card

I am trying to record the sound of my eletronic drums Alesis DM6, which has an output port(jack connection), connecting it to the headphone/mic input from my laptop, which has an HDA Intel PCH onboard ...
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Jack Sense won't work and Speakers Still work

I have problems with the jack sense. When i conect my headphones, the speakers still Enabled and it is a busy to me. I don't think about of how to solve this problem!
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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Alsamixer automatically sets headphones volume at 0 after login

On two of my devices (both eee PCs) sound never works automatically. Eventually, I found the problem to be headphones volume being at 0 in Alsamixer. To solve the issue, I always have to run Alsamixer ...
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Headphones automatically mute when plugged

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I have the following problem: When I plug in the headphones they are muted and to resolve this I have to un-mute the "speaker" in alsamixer, as seen in the ...
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Firewire audio puzzle: works in Xenial but

It doesn't seem to be a variant of other questions on firewire. Basicaly, my FW Solo works in Ubuntu 16 with pulseaudio (playback only but it's ok for my needs). But... it has to be initialized by ...
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Headphones not working on Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Alienware 17 R3

I own a Sony MDR-XB450 headphones and it is not being detected. Sound keeps playing through external speakers Alsamixer gives the details as below Card: HDA Intel PCH Chip: Creative CA0132 I can mute/...
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ALSA Keeps Throwing Me Errors, really Frustrating

The Situation So my sound cards aren't totally fried, and everything works fine, it's just annoying when working with python scripts and Speech Recognition for Python. This being the result of my ...
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Sound problem in ubuntu (16.04)

Currently, i have ubuntu 16.04, and when i plug in my turtle beach z60's, it says it is plugged into the game audio part of the headphone, the one that is not low quality,the chat line. however, ...
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HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station ubuntu 16.04 Fujitsu s935

I have a Fujitsu S935, running under Ubuntu 16.04, with a docking station Port Replicator S26391-F1307-L100. HDMI sound works well if I use the HDMI port on the laptop. When the laptop is on the ...
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Unable to use Speech recognition module in Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to use speech_recognition module in python 2.7, everytime when I import speech_recognition I get the following errors: aravinth@Don:~$ sudo python2.7 -m speech_recognition [sudo] ...
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Dummy output - No Sound Card Detected - VAIO VGN-FS640/W on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I know that this question has a lot of answers but, none of them work for me. I have been trying for hours to resolve this problem but nothing. The last thing I have tried is the following: Purge ...
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Sound not working on Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Seabios and then used usb to install Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 with no problems, I completely removed Chrome Os. I just realized while playing a game that the sound was not working. So my ...
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kubuntu 16.04: Sound card “access denied” error, can't play sound

I've checked out a dozen or more "solutions" (such as the one here), but my problem seems to go deeper than any of them. It all started when I built wine. I installed a few dozen dev and other ...
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No Sound from Front Headphone Ports

My Front Headphone port has stopped working on its own recently as in no sound is coming from them. It was working fine till last week after I applied some fix I found on Google. I am sorry but I don'...
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No sound on 14.04 - various troubleshooting tried already

I've not used my laptop in about a week, I came back to it to stream some media from my NAS. Installed VLC and a couple of plugins since the file I was trying to play (mkv) was not working. I'm now ...
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Setup USB Audio Headset

I can't seem to setup a USB audio device to play sound. I do not have any speakers currently setup, so this is the only way I can play sound. I'm currently trying to install a Dynex Cyber-acoustics ...
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cant get three sound devices to show up in ubuntu 14.04

I have a dell optiplex with onboard alc269, a audigy2 and a asus dx soundcard. Deep down Alsa reload shows that emu10k1 is indeed loaded for the audigy2, hda-intel is loaded for the onboard and ...
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Microphone not working and headset not being detected on Dell Inspiron 3552 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04

Couple of weeks ago after restarting my dell inspiron 3552 my microphone was not working nor the headset. Before every time I plugged a headset a dialog appeared asking if it was a headset or ...
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Streaming audio via ices2 played by other application

I'm quite new to "linux sound issues" (so sorry for maybe stupid question). My problem is: There is a application which sometimes (event driven) plays some sounds using 'aplay' command. I need to ...
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Configuring automatic Bluetooth audio output via ALSA & command-line

I've got a Ubuntu 16.04 box on an Intel NUC for HTPC purposes (running Kodi). Most of the time it's outputting audio to the TV via HDMI (one day will be via a receiver) however occasionally I'd like ...
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'arecord' generating blank files with size 44kb

Linux c6a811x-evm 2.6.37 #1 Sat May 7 16:05:26 IST 2016 armv7l unknown The output of arecord -l **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices **** card 0: EVM [TI81XX EVM], device 0: AIC3X tlv320aic3x-hifi-...
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Suddenly no sound; aplay mentions xcb_connection_has_error

Ubuntu 16.04 (unity): sound disappeared all of a sudden. The only unusual observation is xcb_connection_has_error in: # aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** xcb_connection_has_error()...
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No sound in headphones. After change in mixer no saved setting

Haven't sound at front output and have sound only rear side In mixer stand mute at headphones for default and no saved, after changes and reboot ProblemType: Bug DistroRelease: Ubuntu 16.04 Package: ...
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gnome-control-center missing options

I was having issues with microphone input and followed advice here to fix alsa-base. In doing so I have lost a number of options from gnome-control-center. Most people with the issue found that ...
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ACER One 11 Speakers Sound Crackle

Acer One 11. Model: A01-132-C2V7 Xubuntu 16.04 LTS Xubuntu running perfectly except for: Constant crackle sound from Internal speakers only. Headphones no problem. Realtek HD-audio / Intel HDA ...
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Problems with sound w/ HP elitebook 2540p

Hello people of AskUbuntu! I have installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my laptop, everything works perfectly apart from the fact that I have no sound! Ive tried the speaker test terminal code ...
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skype disables microphone

Ubuntu 15.04 The (internal) microphone works, but stops working the moment Skype accepts or initiates a call, UNLESS I have the sound settings dialog or pavucontrol running in the background at the ...
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Fixing Intel 24-n014 speakers? (Conexant CX20753/4)

I have had trouble with these speakers since installing Ubuntu. I dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 10. The speakers are, on the Windows boot, managed by the pre-installed Bang and Olufsen audio manager....
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Headphones Issue

I got a new computer several months ago (MSI Ghost Pro GS60) and installed Ubuntu 16.04 on it. The whole time I've been using it, I've had some issues with the headphones that I haven't been able to ...
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Per-app volume control (16.04 LTS)

I'd like to control the volume on each application I use in Ubuntu, but in Sound settings --> Applications and in pavucontrol I only get Chrome and System sounds. How can I control the volume of ...
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SonicMaster subwoofer doesn't work on Asus N56DY (Ubuntu 16.04)

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Asus N56DY and now external subwoofer doesn't work. What should I do to fix it? lspci | grep Audio 00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] ...
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When jackd process runs i can't hear anything

I installed VMPK and to make it work I had to install qsynth. After my installation of qsynth i had a lot of errors (like can't load driver module alsa, etc.) so I decided to reinstall jackd and then ...
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Is there a program for computer audio playback transcription? [duplicate]

Is there a program for computer audio playback voice to text transcription?
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Choppy and Distorted Audio

I have exactly the same problem as explained in this question, however the question is very old and the provided answers doesn't work so I decided to ask the question again: Sound from audio,video ...
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HP 450 G3: Sound issue (15.10 worked fine / upgrade on 16.04 no sound)

I have a new HP 450 G3 I installed Ubuntu 15.10; No sound. Then I changed intel.conf: sound worked fine until 3 days ago. New files were recommended by Ubuntu: I agreed, files were installed, since ...
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HDA Intel PCH with Realtek ALC1150 no working sound

I recently installed latest Ubuntu ver. 16. Everything is working fine except the sound through the headphones. I tried checking a youtube video to test sound and nothing. I checked around and saw ...
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Pulseaudio bluetooth fallback device

I have a Intel NUC with an HDMI Audio out and PCM (headphones) audio out and I have a bluetooth speaker that is working fine with pulseaudio. And I have connected it to a display with a HDMI cable. ...
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Audio Output being piped through audio input in Skype

As stated in the title, my audio output seems to be piped into my audio input, and I'd like to change this. (For example, if I am talking to someone on Skype, not only is what they say being piped ...
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Problem using Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm having trouble getting input or output from my firend's Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm setting up a studio system for him, and didn't expect this much trouble. I installed QJack and ...
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How do I make microphone input mono?

I am using a USB-bluetooth microphone to do speech recognition with Google docs. The application says the sound is too soft but I have it turned up all the way. Is there any way in asoundrc to make ...
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How is reloading with “alsactl” different from doing it with “alsa”?

Following the accepted answer to another question, I have often used pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload to restart my audio when it stops working. That stopped working for me at some ...
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no ALSA modules loaded

I've been trying to get the soundblaster audigy SE to work: I've managed to tell the kernel it's there. but because the alsa-project.org Matrix:Vendor-Creative_Labs tells me to load the 'old' oss ...
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can't get surround sound on ubuntu 12.04 or over

My former OS is XBMCBuntu Eden(Ubuntu 11.10),5.1 surronud sound is working normally.When run alsamixer ,can see 'channel mode ' item,and can be changed to 6ch.11.10 ,run 'alsamixer' interface [...
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Installed Lubuntu 16.04 version no audio now

I apologize if I am to vague in my question/statement. I just installed LUbuntu 16.04 onto my laptop, which is a HP Pavilion G6 series, AMD Processor, and it does have an HDMI port. I can't seem to ...
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Can't switch headphones and speakers [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 16.04 with windows 10. The pavucontrol can't get started. Error on pavucontrol: If I plug out the headphones in middle of some video I don't get any sound from the ...
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How do I split my USB sound card recognized as 5.1 into 3 stereo channels? [duplicate]

I have a NI Komplete Audio 6, and I want to use its stereo channels separately, not all the outputs combined as 5.1. It is recognized by Ubuntu, however I only get the choice of using it in 2.1, 4.1, ...
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HDMI sound works , no analog sound

I installed Ubuntu 12.02 and i can't hear sound, but if i connected to HDMI, I can hear sound in HDMI Device. This is my sound device ~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH ...
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Headphones not working in 16.04

I have spent some time searching around the various threads relating to headphone issues in Ubuntu and none of the answers seem to resolve my issue, so I will post it here. This problem started a ...
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Scarlett 2i2 & Ubuntu 16.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04, and am having some issues with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. It is not shown on System Settings/Audio, but Alsamixer shows it, even if it says "This sound device does ...