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

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Audio spikes to full power at random

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1LTS and I keep getting these annoying volume spikes at random. I'll be listening to something and the volume will spike to full blast. The only solution I've found is to ...
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No Audio on Ubuntu-Mini-Remix

I'm using ubuntu-mini-remix to build a network-booting live OS which loads a remote desktop client and logs users into their virtual desktop environments. I've gotten everything to work except the ...
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VLC sound looping after pause and play and no sound when skipping into the video

I am running Ubuntu on a chromebook. I downloaded VLC initially from the terminal and then from software center. Everything works great except for two problems: 1) if you pause and hit play again. ...
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HDMI sound working in Ubuntu 14.10 live USB, stops working after install

Configuration: AMD Kabini A4-5350 TV hooked up to onboard HDMI In the live disk version of Ubuntu 14.10 x64 HDMI sound output tests as working, and appears as the primary volume in the top right if I ...
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My microphone recording volume automatically changes

Whenever I do talk on Skype I can watch with alsamixer, how the setting: Internal reduces its volume. Sadly the volume goes so much down, that I get muted. I do have to constantly watch my recording ...
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Alsa force-reload

I have a curious question, each time that I start my xubuntu, the sound not work at all, so I have to write "Alsa force-reload" then the sound works fine. What is it? how can I fixed it? Any idea? ...
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No sound on Xubuntu 14.04 on Acer C720

I installed this Xubuntu 14.04 image from HugeGreenBug and my audio stopped working after a few hours of use. I've looked at all of the posts on AskUbunut about this and tried everything from deleting ...
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Ubuntu 14.10: Sound is not working

I've scanned through multiple topics, but I cannot find a solution to my problem. I keep having the problem of 'dummy output' in Ubuntu 14.10, I've had this problem before in previous iteration ...
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Lenovo - E420s - sound from laptop speakers and headphones

All of a sudden, sound from all applications plays from both speakers and headphones when I plug in the headphones. I've checked lots of similar questions but they all apply to older versions of ...
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I'm having sound noise on Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04

While I was using Elementary OS Luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and suddenly I was having some annoying noise on the audio with 40%~50% of volume (bigger the volume bigger the noise). I have dual boot ...
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Bluetooth speaker via ALSA

I have Lubuntu 14.10 so I run ALSA instead of PulseAudio and I am not about to change it. blueman-manager lets me detect my speaker as headphones but choosing Setup-Audio Receiver(A2DP) results in ...
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No sound from internal speakers on HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on to my HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk. The ALSA driver recognizes the sound card and I am getting good quality sound out of the headphones but no sound from the ...
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Integrated Microphone Static

Both of the internal microphones (L and R channel) in my machine record nearly pure static when recording in Audacity. Looking at the waveform, when I tap on the microphones there are very minute ...
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No sound from the front speakers

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. While everything is great and I got all of the major drivers like graphics installed and working, the sound part drives me nuts. I have a 5.1 speakers system and my ...
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No sound in KUbuntu 14.10, only Dummy output device listed

My sound card is "Game Theater XP 5.1". This command: sudo alsa force-reload Gives: Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: snd-cs46xx snd-ac97-codec snd-pcm snd-seq-midi snd-seq-midi-event ...
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How to use JACK and Pulseaudio/ALSA at the same time on the same audio device?

Whenever I launch hydrogen it breaks my audio in all other applications which use Pulse, for example, I can no longer play videos in Chrome after having launched Hydrogen once, until I restart my PC ...
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problem installing alsa

I tried to install ALSA using the guidelines here Click [here](http://alsa.opensrc.org/Quick_Install"this text appears when you mouse over"). But i am having this error regarding kernel directory ...
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get clean sound back in ubuntu studio 14.04

AMD64 sound card Realtec ACL 883. Dualboot Ubuntu stusio 14.04 and Debian. It used to work perfect until i tried Guitarix. After trying heavy dist and all kind of effects and after quitting Guitarix ...
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(practically) No Sound in Ubuntu 14.04.01

I have this weird problem, I got no sound in Ubuntu. Only when I plug in and out the AC adapter to my laptop does a beep sound come from speakers. In this short period of time as it beeps, the other ...
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How to control speaker balance or disable one speaker?

I have a laptop with two speakers: one is blown and playing unpleasant distorted sound. How do I permanently deactivate it or control it using balance? A terminal command is preferred, I reckon. ...
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How to get Native instruments audio 6 to work in ubuntu 14.04

I have recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 after some time of not using any Linux distro and I'm am having issues with the following sound card: Native Instruments Audio 6. I used to have it working ...
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My laptop internal speakers produce no sound since installing. OS=Ubuntu 14.04

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 Desktop. I was using Windows 8.1 beforehand and the laptop internal speakers worked just fine. But now since I have installed Ubuntu my laptop speakers produce no sound ...
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How to replace Lubuntu's ALSA for Pulseaudio as the default volume control?

I have Lubuntu 14.10 on a laptop, but the default ALSA does not switch to my bluetooth headphones easily. I would like to completely replace the ALSA volume control with the intuitive Pulseaudio ...
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Ubuntu disables Windows headphones

I have laptop with a dual boot setup: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) and an on-board audio Realtek chipset. Running Ubuntu before Windows causes the jack-sense to act weird. When connecting the ...
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No analog sound only HDMI 14.10

Xubuntu 14.10 (64), Slimbook NC11- Intel N2807 (Bay Trail?) , Uefi 32! Aptio Everything seems to work ok, but a sound... no analog option, only HDMI in Pavucontrol or alsamixer card detected, codec ...
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Increasing ALSA's buffer size

I'm trying to change ALSA's original buffer size, in order to increase it. Until now, I had no luck. I've tried to execute the commands listed in http://pastebin.com/4FibYN0U, however,I don't have ...
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Ubuntu 14.04.1 Fresh Install - No Sound

I have a fresh install of 14.04.1 on a Asus N550J and I have no sound whatsoever. I have googled and found the original culprit was because the HDMI was set to the default output, this was solved (I ...
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Cannot unmute sound in AlsaMixer

When I first installed Ubuntu I had a problem with the headphone on/off glitch. I believe I fixed that by disabling Auto-Mute in the alsamixer. Now, I have lost sound completely. This happened when I ...
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External jack microphone auto adjusting the Mic Boost in Alsamixer

I am having some quite weird problems with my external microphone auto adjusting itself to very loud volumes. It stays at the volume I've given it, but when I start speaking it goes straight to 100 at ...
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ALSA and Mednafen: No Sound

I am getting no sound in Mednafen on Linux MInt 17.1 Mate 64-bit. Relevant part of ~/.mednafen/mednafen.cfg are: ;Disable speed throttling when sound is disabled. nothrottle 0 ;Automatically save ...
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Play sound at a given volume bypassing system volume

I want Ubuntu to play an alarm sound at a given volume (say, 100%), regardless of the current master volume setting. For instance, if master volume is at 0%, I still want my alarm to play at 100%. ...
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Headphone jack gets detected but doesn't work automatically

I have bought DELL inspiron 15 with pre installed ubuntu 12.04 with no problems.But after new updates my headphone jack gets detected but sound is played through speaker.I have to manually change to ...
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no sound in headphone , ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am using Asus X450cc. some day ago, every things work fine. To day, when i plug my headphone into computer, it does not sound although speaker work perfectly. Some body give me a solution. Thanks . ...
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How can ensure that a certain sound card device is being used

I have edited my ~/asoundrc file, after much googling and playing, in order to configure the alsa vdownmix plugin. When I run aplay -L I see my new aliases listed. surround51:CARD=CMI8738,DEV=0 ...
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No option for 5.1 Surround through HDMI even with successful speaker-test

I recently set up a new HTPC on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and the only option for audio (that works) is HDMI / DisplayPort but there is no dropdown box for 5.1 surround sound. I did a lot of digging and after ...
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Audio clips at higher volumes

I am new to ubuntu. General information: chip: Realtek ALC883 card: HDA Nvidia Currently, I am on ubuntu 12.04. I use sennheiser HD435 on it. When I play the audio at low volume, it plays smooth, ...
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Use new 3.16 kernel alsa firewire with qjackctl

I just upgraded Ubuntu studio to 14.10 with 3.16 kernel on a 2008 MacBook because it should support a lot of new firewire audio devices natively in alsa. I plugged in my Behringer ufx1204 with its ...
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Problem with audio settings, solvable only after a series of events

I'm using version 14.04.1 LTS through WUBI on an ASUS N550JV. I've just started using it and I've only been able to learn and figure out a few things about how the OS is running and all. My problem ...
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external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore

i'm running lubuntu 14.04.1, and after an automatic update my external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore! When i run lsusb, i can see that the card as usb-device is listed. When i check the ...
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Audigy LS sound card plays static or white noise on Dell 9100 with ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I am upgrading and old Dell 9100 that came with a Dell (OEM) Audigy LS sound card and Windows XP. Everything is working OK except the sound. When you try to play a sound, all you get is static or ...
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My Sound Card Stopped Working - Message: Dummy Output

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and suddenly my sound stopped working! When I go to sound settings appears that my sound card is a dummy output - just like that! Use a Dell Latitude 3440 without HDMI and ...
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Enable sound for PXE Boot Client

I'm trying to follow the instruction here https://communities.vmware.com/thread/390022?start=30&tstart=0 to create a PXE boot client over PXE Server I'm able to deploy the server and the client is ...
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Sound doesn't work, can't detect built in audio card, alsa doesn't detect card

I had this problem with 14.04 but then upgraded to 14.10 hoping to get it solve but it did not. I have tried many suggestions in blogs and here but with no success. I get no sound on my computer. My ...
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Apply LADSPA plugin to input (microphone)

Similar to How can I apply a LADSPA plugin to a PulseAudio stream?, but I'm trying to apply the plugins to my source, not a sink. Basically, I want other people to hear my voice with plugins applied ...
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Updated audio mixer for 14.04+

Is there any advanced audio mixer where I can have more control of my microphones (audio input)? There's almost no options on alsamixer and the default pulseaudio mixer. Also, I can only see stereo ...
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Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 no sound in stereo Kubuntu 14.10

With this card I have no sound in stereo mode. In Pavucontrol I can see there is signal, but I can't hear any sound. I need this, because if I'm using 4.0 or higher there is no microphone. I tried all ...
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Sound not working 12.04 after update

my sound was working perfectly fine while suddenly it stopped after an update... I tried reinstalling alsamixer and stuff - did not work. When I start alsamixer, here is what i get: Also in the ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04

This may be a possible dublicate... Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100% I can't change my volume anymore using Fn+Left/Right on the Keyboard (MSI GS70) But all ...
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startx, gui on tty7 and sound on tty 1

I just installed ubuntu minimal and fluxbox. I have installed no login manager, so after the system boots, I login in the tty1 and use the startx command to run. After that, if I open Firefox and go ...
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cant compile audio software

I tried to install an audio software (SO-KL5 synth). My distro is Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. When I try to compile the software, it says it cant find jack and ALSA header files. Where are these files? Edit ...