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

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Mic volume settings

I'm a gamer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I have a microphone set up, but when I log out and back in, the mic volume level has changed to 0. It's a pain to have to reset the volume every ...
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No sound after suspend/standby

For some reason I don't have any sound after suspend/standby on Ubuntu 14.04.1. It happens on a XMG C504, and the online solutions do NOT work. According to alsamixer the 0 is a Intel Haswell HMDI ...
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. APLAY. aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found

I had accidentally install OSS and removed ALSA. but I should reinstall alsa. when I typed sudo apt-get --reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils it was succeed. but when I check ...
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Broken Audio on Chromebook. Xbuntu

I have dual-booted my Chromebook with Xubuntu 14.04 and have found that the sound is broken. I have tried everyhting that has been mentioned on the internet. I have restarted pulse, uninstalled it, ...
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No sound on Skype 4.3 lubuntu 14.04

New to Linux just installed Skype 4.3 on Lubuntu 14.4. There is no sound when I call Skype Echo, totally silent. I have sound if I play music or video files. I notice sound driver is Version ...
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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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No audio working

PulseAudio uses up a lot of processing when I open up a video on YouTube or play something on Rhythmbox. The YouTube video never loads, and the music on Rhythmbox starts skipping like a minute every ...
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How do I know if my 3.5mm jack supports line-in?

I have a Lenovo X220 and I want to know if the 3.5mm audio jack supports line-in with an external mic, or if it is only line-out. How do I find out this information? If it works, how do I switch to ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 - PulseAudio / ALSA will not work with USB headset

Being relatively new to Linux, I just shot for Xubuntu. I had to reformat yesterday, because I somehow nuked it in my tired adventures. Ever since then, I haven't been able to get my USB audio ...
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Dell Inspiron 7377 Sound Problem

Install of 14.04.1 was smooth, and everything runs beautifully...except there's no sound.At all.It shows that I'm using the realtek ALC283 drivers, and the card shows up in both ALSA and pavucontrol, ...
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Highly distorted sound on stereo but headphone gives perfect output

I am struggling with the audio output of my laptop that's running 12.04 LTS. It was all fine till yesterday. I played the spotify in the web player and abruptly the sound just reduced and I couldnt ...
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Sound not working in laptop speakers. Headphones fine

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on Dell Inspiron. I have hda-intel soundcard. For quite a few days now, my laptop sound is not coming from the speakers, and only from headphones. I have tried selecting ...
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When I open Rosegarden something strange happens

Okay. Now I'm listening to some music on audacity. Then I open up rosegarden. Audacity just "stops". I also think all other sounds don't come out anymore. Anyway; I took some time fooling around with ...
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Multiple sound source playback broken after Pithos

I have an odd situation. I have a recently installed Kubuntu 14.04 that I've been using as a work environment. It's not uncommon for me to use pianobar or MPD to provide background music, but still ...
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How can I record audio in & mic in as 1 channel in Audacity?

I am trying to record my podcast, which I do using Google Hangouts & Audacity. I recently switched from Windows 8.1 to Ubuntu. In Windows I was using the software Virtual Cable ...
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alsamixer: no such file or directory

I am trying to setup a minimal system from the Ubuntu 14.04 netboot iso. I installed the system using defaults only (except partitioning). After the install was finished I restarted, edited ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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Speaker sound not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This question is already asked, and I have tried all options since last 4 days, but no luck. So please allow me to ask this question once again. In my laptop (OS : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), speaker sound ...
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No sound through headphones

I'm using Elementary OS Luna, which is based on Ubuntu 12.04. The sound was working fine, but after a restart, I could hear only through the speakers on my laptop and there is no audio when I plug-in ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound through Headphones but not through Speaker

I am running dual boot on lenovo yoga 2 pro. I set my default sound card to be the pc-speakers since alsamixer kept randomly changing it to the hdmi after every reboot. There is no sound through the ...
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How to connect jack-keyboard to amsynth using JACK?

I want to connect the virtual jack-keyboard to amsynth, but I can't get any sound out of the notes. I have connected the applications using JACK like this: The output from amsynth to my speakers is ...
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Sound issues: master Volume stuck at 0 in alsa sound mixer :(

http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=12d99c98ffc9b7675fc5b4410ca123e7d89b5009 I'm trying to use the onboard 3.5mm jack for audio. In the ALSA MIXER I can unmute the master audio but when I press the up ...
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Alsa driver update in client machine without make [duplicate]

I have a linux system and updated alsa from 1.0.23 to 1.0.25, It works as expected. Steps which I performed to compile: ./configure make make install Now , I have 100's of client machines in which ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Audio Crashes After Using Hydrogen Drum Machine App

Basically I can play all audio, from system startup, but after using Hydrogen drum app, I can no longer playback any audio, or videos. Any help?
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VLC loses sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after update playing ogg-files

Updated to Ubuntu 13.10 Ubuntu 14.04 (by choosing to install over the current Ubuntu 13.10 DVD) Installed VLC (not reset update script) All the settings are saved (from 13.10) BUT ... When playing ...
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PulseAudio Connection Failed

A couple of days ago I upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 with the latest updates from the update manager. Everything was working fine prior the updates, but once the update were completed and the system ...
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Sound doesn't work after running VLC

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now, after I ran VLC for the first time, the audio doesn't work anymore. Before, everything worked just fine, but as soon as I opened a mkv-Video in VLC, the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Asus G550JK SonicMaster External Subwoofer not working

I have bought Asus G550JK laptop(G version of N550) and installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. I'm just a beginner in using Ubuntu, but I managed to make everything work fine except the external SonicMaster ...
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Sound issue on Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot

I have a dual boot of Ubuntu 14.04 with windows 7. Recently after starting windows to play a game Ubuntu would no play any sounds. looking in the sound settings there are no input or output devices ...
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Tried to install audio driver for ASUS P5K, now sound is not working

I was bored recently so I decided to download and install drivers from ASUS site. My motherboard is Asus P5K. After downloading the drivers, I messed up the installation somehow (don't remember the ...
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 No Sound from Speaker

This appears to be a popular topic recently so appologies for only adding to it. I have recently dual booted a Dell Inspiron 7000 series with Ubuntu 14.04. The sound initially worked but after some ...
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Microphone volume very low [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu, but microphone volume level very low. (skype for example) Looks like the problem only on settings page, because on if I open "Pulse Audio Meter", looks like working fine. Could ...
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Laptop speakers sound not working but headphone sound working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop speakers do not produce sound but when I plug in headphones, I can hear sound. I am a newbie in Ubuntu. Please see the screenshot below. Is this setting OK?
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Ubuntu 14.04 Pulseaudio in HDMI sound crackling

I've recently change my PC OS from MS to Ubuntu. Ubuntu 14.04 can correctly find my HDMI audio but with terrible echo and crackling sound. I fix the echo issue by following the guide here: Sound ...
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No sound ubuntu minimal

I have no sound in Ubuntu 13.10. Xfce window manager After re-installing ubuntu minimal twice, I still have the same problem: Sound works fine at first but after I reboot to Windows and back to ...
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Using Ubuntu 12.04, no audio output

!!################################ !!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.63 !!################################ !!Script ran on: Sun Jul 6 20:06:22 UTC 2014 !!Linux Distribution !!------------------ ...
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Audio and Settings stop working after lastest updates on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday (2014-07-05) I upgrade my Ubuntu (upgrade/dist-upgrade) and then audio and settings stop working. Obs.: I use an USB Headphone and HDMI: both doesn't work anymore. I tried everything today, ...
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Skullcandy, USB only one channel shown

I notice that : Card: Skullcandy GMX Dolby Transmitter Chip: USB Mixer only provides one channel. Shouldn't there be 2 and how do I get the other one going? ...
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Independent HP keeps turning on

This question is pretty straight forward, I have to manually turn Independent HP off through alsamixer every now and then or else my headphones won't output audio. This setting will be ON for 4 or 5 ...
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Edit: Audio Inputs and Outputs not displaying

I asked this question in a previous thread, but nobody responded so I'll try again. My volume is permanently set on one setting. I cannot mute it by my hotkeys. I can manually adjust it in my GNOME ...
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JACK Issue with Internet DJ Console in Ubuntu 14.04

Running jack in dummy mode gives no audio from Internet DJ Console but the stream played from the server works perfectly fine. You can tune into the stream at http://myradiostream.com/olpr The server ...
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How can I calibrate audio settings for my Bose USB audio speakers?

I recently updated from 12.04 to 14.04, and since, I have been having problems with my Bose Companion 5 speakers (5.1 Surround Analog audio output). As you might know, alsa and pulse audio have all ...
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Upgrade Broke Audio

After upgrading Ubuntu this morning, all audio has stopped working... I'm assuming it's a pulse audio issue as I get the following: pulseaudio -v I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, ...
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Borked my system settings trying to resolve soundcard issue - trusty

I updated my desktop to Trusty Tahr, and have had issues trying to get the soundcard to work. It's a: Realtek ALC880 Intel corp 8280IFB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio controller ...
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Audio issues, cutting out and random loud noises the more things it has to process

I'm stuggling with audio problems with Ubuntu on my desktop PC, when audio skips and paused and sometimes dies completely and produces loud static. If all I'm doing it watching youtube things are ...
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No rear audio when front jack is connected

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit dual booted. When I connect something on front audio jack then rear audio is not working. I have tried changing analolog-output-headphones.conf file. After changing that ...
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Intel HDA (Realtek ALC887) Audio stutter

Installed on a new PC with an ASUS H97M-Plus motherboard, got everything to work except the audio. While I have sound, and the mixers and volume controls appear to work correctly, the audio is very ...
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After bringing up openbox, “aplay -l” requires sudo. Help

Folks, I have built a minimal Ubuntu server 14.04 + openbox. After I login, and before I run startx, aplay -l displays all devices. However, once I run startx, aplay -l does not work: $ aplay -l ...
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14.04 - shortcut keys for volume control do nothing after linux-image-extra-3.13.0-30 update

Multimedia key events stopped working. It started after a routine system update, or so it seems. Checking the problem, I verified that the problem is not with creating the events, but only with ...