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

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Low mic volume on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I know that this question was already asked, however their answers do not solve my problem :( I have a very low microphone volume. And I tried to unmute and to maximize all scrolls in alsamixer. In ...
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Play dual movies, using two sound devices one for original version and the other one for dubbed

I have some movies, in avi and mp4 format, with two sound channels. It would be great, if I could play both channels on different sound cards to be listened with earphones (one for me and the other ...
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sound card issue

I followed this link in order to install vmware workstation, after i installed vmware workstation, i lost sound. i tried by reinstalling alsa and pulse but no luck with it. sound is working with ...
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Difference between mpg123 and mpg123-alsa

On my Ubuntu machine I have both mpg123 and mpg-alsa in /usr/bin (though former is linked to /etc/alternatives/mpg123). The documentation for both just says that they read files and URLs and play ...
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Output sound is being piped into input sound

For some strange reason, my output sound is being piped into my input sound. That is, if I try and use my microphone, the only thing that gets recorded is what the headset is currently playing. I've ...
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PulseAudio not Showing Devices/No Sound

I've been searching the help sections here and the Ubuntu forums for the last 2 days and still can not get my Audio to start working again. I'm not sure how but I booted up after work a few days ago ...
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Line-in microphone not functioning 14.04 LTS

I have a problem with my line-in microphone, it is detected by Ubuntu when plugged in, but it's audio slider only reacts when I speak into my built-in laptop microphone. Why might this be? I have ...
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losing the sound in my Laptop after running the command alsamixer

I have lost sound from my laptop since I tried this command "alsamixer" I posted this question in UBUNTU alsa-driver Package but can't get a solution. the proposition to try this command line didn't ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 mic not working after suspend

My (build-in) microphone on my PC Specialist laptop is not working after waking up from suspend. Just to give you an idea what I have tried so far: here is the sound troubleshooting tutorial I have ...
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Why is it impossible to set audio jack connector to input?

I have got an Acer Aspire V3-371 notebook which has only a single audio jack connector. I am quite sure that it should be possible to set it to input (for recordings) as well. I have found and tried ...
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No sound in Lubuntu 14.04 but everything seems to be OK?

Following some manipulation I lost completely my sound in Lubuntu 14.04. When trying to play a file, this message is printed: $ aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav Playing WAVE ...
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Praat is not working properly in Ubuntu 14.04.02

I installed Praat Speech Analyzer from Ubuntu Software Center.I wanted to record a sound by my laptop's microphone,i tried it by my headphone and earphone too.It showed that it recorded sound but when ...
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Internal speaker not working. Headphone jack working. same old problem. alsa info sh added. Dell Insp. 3542

http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=85ca6ad5fbc909af651fed5d9503800f72d0bf3d Ubuntu 12.04. Sound card intel HDA, Intel HDA generic Sound works fine with headphone but internal speaker isn't working. ...
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Audio devices not listed for playback

Newbie and I messed something up. I originally had sound but now I do not. When I use aplay -l I get this: **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 ...
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Why isn't sound coming from my headphones in Ubuntu 14.04, but working with speakers?

I've had a bit of trouble with sound on my Dell XPS 13 9343 (2015) ever since I installed the GNOME 3 Desktop Environment to replace Unity. The problems I've having are: Plugging in headphones is ...
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Cannot see sound output device after login in Ubuntu 14.04. No device listed

I know this is perhaps a popular problem among Ubuntu which has a lot of resources as solutions. But what makes my problem unique is that the initial login sound of Ubuntu Desktop is heard when my ...
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dkms does not remove package

It appears I am stuck in a loop with dkms where I cannot remove a package. See the following commands and output: $ sudo dkms status | grep alsa alsa-firewire, 3.11: added $ sudo dkms remove ...
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PulseAudio & ALSA - Set ports as separate output devices

I'm trying to separate "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo" into two separate devices (front panel audio and back panel audio, they are currently combined). Using a Realtek ALC887 on Kubuntu 14.04. I've ...
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mpd - pulse and/or alsa problem

What am I doing? I'm trying to get mpd working for the first time so I can stream my audio on multiple Linux devices. My mpd.conf file shows: music_directory "/home/john-mcbride/.mpd/music" ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 dell e5440 no sound

I have ubuntu 14.04 on my dell e5440. Every time I start ubuntu there is no sound at all unless I plug in headphones. The only way that the speakers work is if I suspend my laptop and wake it up. ...
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Audacity doesn't list USB Microphone

I got a new USB Microphone. It is listed at lsusb: Bus 004 Device 011: ID 0d8c:0031 C-Media Electronics, Inc. And it works fine on e.g. TeamSpeak. But at Audacity, it isn't listed. (Just for ...
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Re-install Alsa on Ubuntu 14.04

I made the mistake to uninstall PulseAudio because i get same conflict error between my OF's app and other audio apps. It seems a very bad idea and i get this error: ALSA lib ...
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ALSA not recognizing sound card in Ubuntu 14.04

My system suddenly stopped recognizing my internal sound card. When opening the Sound application, no output hardware devices are listed unless I connect an HDMI device (sound bar or television), or ...
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how to install DSP or LV2 effects(realtime effects) while playing music and videos in ubuntu 14.04 LTS?

I want install effect realtime processor sound while playing music and videos, which are similar to windows applicatios such as SRS Audio Sandbox or Viper4Windows... I tried Creox but is very outdated ...
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Connect microphone to combo port in Ubuntu 14.04

I have an Asus S400CA, however it comes with a combo port(headphone port and mic port combined). For some reason, in Ubuntu if I connect a microphone, it always detects it as a headphone, and I cannot ...
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USB speaker not detected

I am connecting an USB speaker but it the speaker gets detected on USB buts gets rejected after a while. However it works in Fedora [ 9548.214066] usb 5-3: new full-speed USB device number 19 using ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Sound in Headphones

For some reason, my headphone jack no longer works. I have tried numerous fixes online, yet none of them have fixed my problem. Here is what I have tried - Download PAVC - Open alsamixer in terminal, ...
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Audio stopped working on Ubuntu 14.04

Audio stopped working when I booted up my PC, it was working fine the day before. Usually it's fixed with a reboot, or two, but no luck. I followed the usual precedures: 1. checked for muted volume ...
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Miniscule Audio, All Sliders Max

I've been trying to get my audio to work all day, I've done most of the troubleshooting with no avail. If I listen very close, I can hear audio, mainly high pitches. I've looked everywhere and no one ...
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Sound not working at all

After a bit of messing around including doing this: sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev/ppa; sudo apt-get update;sudo apt-get dist-upgrade sudo apt-get install pavucontrol linux-sound-base ...
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Alsa not working at all [duplicate]

So I had some issues with my microphone not working for some time, and I tried something , and now i can;t hear anything either. There is no sound bar at the top right of the screen. when i try to do ...
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Sound problems with USB sound cards: Maya22USB and AureonXfire8.0HD

I'm trying to use a USB sound card for digitalizing an analog audio signal coming from the earphone port of a walkie-talkie-like device. I'm using ALSA drivers for this purpose and checking the audio ...
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sequence of pacmd used by unity-control-center sound

I'd like to script the sequence of commands to switch from speakers to bluetooth headset or external bluetooth speaker. I found the correct sequence up to a certain point: pacmd list-sinks Once I ...
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no sound device detected (usb headset)

this has been my problem for a while now and it bugs the hell out of me... everything worked fine in ubuntu 12.04 LTS, then I upgraded to 13.04 my sound worked for 2 days and then suddenly said screw ...
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How can I change the pitch of audio on the fly?

I recently switched to Ubuntu, and I would like to change the pitch of audio that is currently playing through my speakers, so that there is no delay in playback and without having actual access to ...
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aslactl storing / restoring issues

I have a problem with alsa settings not surviving reboot. I have a headless server running 15.04, using sound for shairport-sync. When I reboot, I get messy alsa settings (volumes). Trying to restore ...
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No sound just static

No sound just static i can hear little sounds when tweaking settings or scrolling down a page almost as if sound want's to come out. This started after a power outage. I’m using Ubuntu 15.04..the ...
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How to enable playback on Ubuntu 14.04.2

The microphone seems to be working, it's detected, I've got 4 audio outputs and they're not responsive. I tested all four, I still get no sound. Here's my Audio info: ...
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No sound, out goes directly in record-in

On my Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro sometimes the sound doesn't work. After a few reboots it works again. I found out, that it must have to do something with the internal setting: When I start music and then ...
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Microphone issues

I know very little about the sound side of Ubuntu, and I will list every detail that i can think of, but feel free to ask about anything that i forgot. So I have a Samson CO1U microphone, and it is ...
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Silent audio in vlc, ubuntu 15.04

When skipping trough videos in vlc by clicking on the timeline the audio sometimes goes silent. I can sometimes bring it back by clicking around on the timelime, or restarting the audio track. I'm ...
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No sound from Headphone Jack on an Asus G46vw

Suddenly my headphone jack has stopped working. I believe it happened after an update. It worked for a long time previously. I've searched everywhere looking for known issues before posting this, and ...
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Sound suddenly stops working in Ubuntu 15.04

My system is dual boot with Windows 7 and Ubuntu 15.04 (Gnome). I've just reinstalled it in a new HDD because my last HDD died. I use Ubuntu mainly, and keep Windows for emergencies and games. So, I ...
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No sound at all in Ubuntu 14.04

Attempting to better word a prior question. The basics are as follows: Fresh build of 14.04 on newly built custom PC Gigabyte GA-F2A88X mother board with on board audio Asus Xonar DGX Audio Card ...
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PCI Soundcard to function

I've installed a PCI Soundcard, and it seems like Ubuntu is recognizing it, I'm able to see it in alsamixer but when I go into the Ubuntu sound settings I can't get any sound. I've tried a few ...
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Can't Use Audio in One Application Because Another Has Taken Full Use of Sound Card

One of the applications I'm trying to use tells me that the audio device is not available. Is it possible to check what applications are using the sound card at the moment?
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Headphones detected but not switched to automatically on Ubuntu 14.04.2

I have asus chromebox which I installed Ubuntu 14.04.2 on. When I connect headphones, I can see them in the volume control application, but they are not switched to automatically, when I select the ...
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Audio stops working after I pug in my fiio DAC

On my fresh install of Ubuntu when I plug in my Fiio x3 II to use as DAC all audio devices disappear from the sound settings menu. Ubuntu also hangs on shutdown waiting on soundcard job. after ...
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Have to reapply settings via PulseAudio control every time I restart for headphones to work

When I installed Kubuntu 14.04 headphones didn't work. So I installed Pulseaudio Volume Control GUI app for KDE and I have to change where it says Built-in Audio Analogue Stereo to Headphones ...
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Audio related: can't make any connections via JACK, also tried with Cadence

I'm just beginning to check audio features in my system and I want to use some music related programs (yoshimi, space theremin, Din is Noise) but I can't get any sound out of my speakers. Listening ...