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

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Alsa sound card question

I am trying to wade my way through the device tree concept. I have found on my platform that if I use a device tree overlay file for a particular sound module then perform the following on the ...
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Internal speakers not in output devices

Problem: My internal speakers aren't listed in the output devices tab resulting in no sound coming out of them. Just tested, headphones/headset also don't work. System does "see" sound card Things ...
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Alsamixer or Pulseaudio reverts PCM channel level to 100% in 14.04

Can anybody help me figuring out why every time I change volume with media keys, or restart my Dell E1405, the PCM slider goes up to 100%? How do I make it stay at 81% (which is one step below the red ...
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ALSA TEAC UD-501 [on hold]

sound with ALSA and TEAC UD-501 is lagging. without asound.conf, it doesn't work. with this configuration: pcm.dac{ type hw card 1 device 0 } pcm.!default { type ...
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Audio capture from Stereo to USB sound card

I have a 4 channel stereo input to USB sound card that I have connected with a odroid-c1 sbc running lubuntu 14.04. I need to capture the audio from USB sound card. For this I had pulseaudio installed ...
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HDMI is my card 0

I am dual booting linux and windows 8 on a lenovo yoga 2 pro. My speaker volume isn't working but headphone volume works fine. Alsa controls my audio and the speaker volume is on. I found that my ...
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No sound out of Ubuntu 15.04

There is literally no sound, I've tried every solution online I could find. It start when I unplugged my Microphone. I've tried reinstalling alsa and pulseaudio, booting in different kernel, ...
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Ubuntu sound won't work after downloading necessary packages

I can't get the sound to work on my chromebook while running Ubuntu. I've done it on this very machine before and it's worked fine, but I had to do a powerwash and now the sound won't work, even ...
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Why is single_cmd Alsa option for debugging only?

According to Alsa documentation, single_cmd option is for debugging only : single_cmd - Use single immediate commands to communicate with codecs (for debugging only) NB: If you get ...
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No sound in Chrome browser on Ubuntu 15.04

There are various suggestions for how to fix this but they mostly involve installing or restarting pavu or alsa. The problem is sound works fine in Firefox and all my programmes except Google Chrome. ...
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more audio problems in 15.04

recent update has brought a plethora of audio problems. PC 15.04 x64, DESKTOP_SESSION=ubuntustudio -keyboard volume controls don't work anymore (known issue, IIRC) -Panel volume control on the ...
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Desperate with the microphone

for a few days I have been trying to get the microphone to work ( I need it to work with a specific program, called linphone). The problem is, I can record using either audacity or arecord, but when I ...
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Sound Problem: Output sound get fixed with Headphones only

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 (64 bit). After installing the default sound system worked fine. Last night I was watching videos on youtube plugging my headphone. Headphone also worked well. But when I ...
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ALSA soundcard intel ALC887 not working in Ubuntu 15.04

No way setting alsa mixer. This is my alsa-info output: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1bTCdTgeKBzJ1G7S3uqpuEtarc9THM_2E4UFGO9yyPMU/edit?usp=sharing Any help appreciated.
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Alsa sometimes fails to load at laptop startup

I've Lubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed on my Toshiba L30-10T laptop. Sometimes, Alsa fails to load at laptop startup : I've no sound on my computer and I've to type sudo alsa force-reload one or two times ...
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Help setup alsa loop device

I have search the internet trying to find out how to setup an alsa loop device(s) in 14.04, however there is some many threads that are old or dead ends. Is there a way to do this other that using ...
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Fast user switching mutes my volume

Each time I log in to Ubuntu 14.04, using fast user switching, my volume gets reset to about 10% and muted. I have to unmute and slide the volume control back to where I want it. This even happens if ...
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alsamixer can see microphone, but pulseaudio doesn't

I've installed Ubuntu 15.04 on my Pixel LS laptop with a patched kernel (https://github.com/tsowell/linux-samus). Problem is - pulseaudio (pavucontrol) doesn't recognize the microphone. If I run ...
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No sound after login in 14.04

I have clean install of Ubuntu 14.04. I had some kind of freeze yesterday and after I rebooted the laptop I have no sound in system. But I do have sound on login screen - I hear the "banging" sound. ...
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How do I install alsa-lib from launchpad?

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-lib What do I click on to install that for Vivid Vervet?
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EasyNote mx45 Packard Bell - no Audio - mute/un-mute triggering infinitely

I installed Xubuntu in an EasyNote Packard Bell laptop. Everything works except the audio, the problem is that the volume icon flashes continuously, it seems that the issue is the mute/un-mute ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 fresh install @ Dell Inspiron 5000 - sound problem

My computer has 3 audio outputs: built-in, jack in the back (for speakers), jack in the side (for headphones). In my case speakers are always plugged, headphones are plugged occasionally. I've been ...
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Pulseaudio With SimpleScreenRecorder Problem

I just installed SimpleScreenRecorder to record my screens with audio. SSR is working smoothly. Only problem is my voices are not recording with pullseaudio as Backend! When I record audio using ALSA ...
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pulseaudio not running on nonstandard /home 14.04.1 LTS permissions errors

The issue that I am having with pulseaudio seems to be slightly different than I have been able to find, but I think I have an idea how to fix it. I have a dual boot Win7/Ubuntu laptop, HP ProBook ...
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Bluetooth music playback slow and choppy

How do you diagnose slow choppy sound playback with Bluetooth headsets on Ubuntu 14.04? My headset worked perfectly on 12.04, but after I upgraded to 14.04, I can still pair just fine and select the ...
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Realtek HD Audio Driver failed to build

I have Ubuntu 15.04 x64 running on a Gigabyte GA-Z87X-UD4H with Realtek ALC898. The audio works mostly out of the box and the device is detected as my card1 (card0 is IntelHDA). The problem I'm having ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - Audio switches to Headphones after suspend, but there is no sound through headphones or speakers

Ok, so I have been getting a strange issue since I updated to 15.04. After a reboot, audio works fine through the speakers, and I'm able to plug the headphones in and it switches to them and works ...
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Sound problem in Ubuntu 15.04

I have installed Ubuntu 15.04 from a bootable pen-drive. When I start my machine, I get no sound on my headphone. To get around, I go to the terminal and type alsamixer and unmute the headphone from ...
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How to make speaking clock ( via cron and festival tts) work while playing music

I switched to linux since last 11 months,I am on ubuntu 15.04, I have learned to use cron for various tasks. I use Cron to announce time via festival tts(using mbrolla voice) hourly. This is the ...
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Change the value of 100% volume?

In the sound settings, the 100% value of my speakers volume seems a bit lower than it could be (in fact, on Windows it is higher) and I can go higher without affecting sound quality (actually making ...
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Audio Playing on Headphones and Speakers (Ubuntu 15.04)

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu 14.04 to Ubuntu 15.04. The upgrade went fine, except that now audio plays from the headphones and the speaker at the same time. My speakers are plugged into the ...
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I recently installed Ubuntu but I can't get any sound

So I recently installed Ubuntu, and there is no audio output with or without headphones plugged in, while playing music in the browser, music streamed from rhythmbox or while playing music on the ...
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After update 14.10 to 15.04, sound card problem

Dell inspiron 3138. Now in version 15.04, after the restart with a laptop connected to the headphones, the sound comes from the speakers of the laptop. Solve reconnect or change the settings in ...
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Audio jack output muting since 15.04 upgrade

Since I upgraded to 15.04, when I plug in headphones there is no output. I can get sound, but I must open alsamixer, un-mute and turn up the "Speaker" (which is listed as Speaker and Line out) AND ...
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Delayed system sounds

My SYSTEM audio is delayed, when I get a notification there is no sound, but there is a background buzzing that tells me the sound has become active. When testing sound I click Front Right all I hear ...
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Reuse front headphone jack as microphone jack

I have a Realtek ALC 882 internal audio device in my computer, which supplies three front jacks. The microphone jack is broken (can confirm this from Win7) and I want to use the headphone jack to ...
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No audio output using PCSX2

I recently installed EmulationStation and various emulators like KegaFusion, PCSX, PCSX2. All works fine, except for PCSX2. All works fine, except for the audio on PCSX2. I followed several guides, ...
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Microphone of MacBookPro8,1 running Ubuntu 14.04 not working

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on a macbook pro. The internal microphone is not working now. When I connect an external headset with a microphone, the headphone(speakers) seem to work fine but the ...
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Mac mini late 2009 Ubuntu 14.04 since last update Sound problems

I have a Mac mini (late 2009 Model) with the following soundchip: 0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia HDA NVidia at 0xd3480000 irq 20 Codec: Realtek ALC889A My problem ...
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Audio output port always must be set to “Headphones” in pavucontrol to get sound

I've just upgraded from 14.10 to 15.04. Everything looks great, except that now when my headphones are unplugged, I get no sound out of my speakers. That is, until I run pavucontrol and set the "Port" ...
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LMMS maxes CPU and plays no sound

So I start LMMS normally, but whenever I hit Play it plays no sound and it's thread uses up the entire CPU. That plus the timing appears to move twice the speed of normal time. My audio output is set ...
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On reboot headpoones are muted

After I upgraded Ubuntu to 15.04 alsamixer mutes my headphones on every reboot. I have tried changing settings in alasamixer and saving it with sudo alsactl store. I've edited file ...
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ALSA Audio errors - Trusty

New Ubuntu user here...just tried to run an app that uses USB to get to an external sound card which then connects to another box that both sources and receives audio from and to this PC (Dell). On ...
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usb headphones don't work in xubuntu

I'm running Xubuntu 14.04.02 and my C-Media USB headphones don't "just work." When I plug them in, entries are created in /dev/snd, but nothing appears in sound settings, nor do they appear in the ...
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Audio via NVIDIA HDMI skipping

Everything else regarding audio, HDMI (video) ja the video card works, except seemingly not randomly the audio skips if I direct it over HDMI to my TV. And by seemingly not randomly it is very ...
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No audio when DVI to HDMI cable is plugged. How to fix this?

I have been using LG TV as monitor with Audio Cable and DVI to HDMI cable I am getting audio when VGA cable is plugged. But when the DVI to HDMI cable is plugged I couldn't get audio (Probably ...
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Terrible Sound Quality in Ubuntu 14.04

I have dual boot, Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04. In windows it sounds amazing. But in Ubuntu sound quality is terrible. Tinny and cracking, pooping sound, I don’t know how to exactly explain this ...
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Set sound device for individual applications using alsa

How can I set the sound device for a certain application, so when I start it automatically uses that device, even if it is not the default. A small example of what I want, to avoid confusion: I ...
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Sound Not Working Kubuntu 14.04 kernel 3.13.0-48-generic

Sound just stopped. Was working for a couple of years. I get a intel boot up tone. Sound works in windows. I looked at No sound in Kubuntu 14.04 Following advice here: ...
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How to make steam use alsa with plugins on a x64 ubuntu?

I have disabled pulseaudio, I'm using alsa only with 2 plugins and of course there is Steam. The problem is Steam can't use alsa. The error seems to be: ALSA lib ...