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

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alsamixer cannot open mixer: Invalid argument

no sound in ubuntu 14.04 seems after upgrading kernel... I googled solutions but cannot solve my problem. And I enter the command alsamixer in terminal. The output is this: cannot open mixer: Invalid ...
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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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No sound from HDMI audio output (NVIDIA)

I can't get audio out from HDMI for my HTPC. Using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS - KODIbuntu on Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 hardware with NVIDIA ION graphics. The problem appears to be that the PC doesn't recognize ...
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Realtek sound card + dual boot windows and ubuntu = not working properly

I have some big issues with my sound card. For instance when I boot up on windows and reboot and login into ubuntu, the sound does not work anymore. I have to shutdown my laptop and turn it on again ...
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No output on headphone jack Ubuntu 14.04

This question is quite frequent but still. The (few) other answered threads did not help. It used to work - it stoped at some point. I cannot point to the exact time, but it definitly worked with a ...
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Choppy Audio Playback With Clementine and VLC

Since I've installed Kubuntu 16.04 yesterday, music playback in VLC and Clementine started to be choppy. Starting to play a song, everything is fine for about 2 seconds until the stuttering begins ...
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Nvidia HDMI sound is not working, cant update ALSA driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop PC. My graphics Card is 780GTX, it is recognized and works. I updated to the 361 nvidia binaries driver. But the sound over HDMI doesnt work. The ...
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My Toshiba R830 wont play any sound, do I need drivers or else?

I just installed Ubuntu on my R830 but for some odd reason I dont hear any kind of sound. I dont know if it's driver based or if my speakers or even Soundcard just died on me for some weird reason. ...
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SoundCard isn't recognized at all

I just install ubuntu 16.04 on my HP pavilion x2 210. I don't have sound at all. In the settings the sound card is marked as dummy. On the HP website they give driver for realtek audio. but the driver ...
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16.04 ALSA / Radeon R9 380 HDMI Audio

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 15.10 to 16.04, and audio output from my GPU's HDMI port no longer seems to work at all. Output from alsa-info.sh can be found here, which includes aplay -l ...
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Audio drops after a few minutes

Audio drops after a few minutes of music playback. After that if I run Audacious I get this error: ALSA error: snd_mixer_attach failed: No such file or directory.
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AlsaMixer mistakes the speakers for the headphones

I've had no sound on my laptop speakers for a few weeks now. The only solution I found was going to AlsaMixer in the command line and unmuting the "Headphone" bar, then the speakers start to work, ...
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Only dummy output and no soundcards found on Ubuntu

I've really tried everything and I'm begging for your help reader :) I've re-installed my kernel, followed every possible guide on internet and I still can't make my speakers, headphones or any ...
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firefox audio doesn't work after using skype

After using skype (as videophone) audio from youtube films (and from all films viewed by firefox) doesn't work. Video is ok, sound is turned off. Films viewed by totem has the same problem. On the ...
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USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
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No sound from Realtek ALC887?

I built a neat little system with and Intel Core i5 and a MSI H110M motherboard. The motherboard has a Realtek ALC887-VD for an onboard sound card. However, it does not work. I can get sound from my ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 USB Audio - Cannot find slot

In 15.10, both internal Intel and external USB audio were working. After upgrading to 16.04, USB audio has stopped working but Intel remains functional. Any ideas? The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Lenovo Ideapad Y700 - Ubuntu 15.10: Constant speaker noise after login

I bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and tried Ubuntu 15.10 live on it. The speakers are making a constant noise after I login. I've recorded and shared the sound in soundcloud: ...
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Sound playing through speaker and headphones

I have an Asus ROG G752VY dual booted with win 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 Everything works fine in windows. Switching to Ubuntu the speakers work fine but as soon as I plug in the headphones nothing worked. ...
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How to fix Linux recognizing nvidia audio drivers and not motherboard audio jacks? [closed]

I recently installed Linux mint 17.3(but this can apply to ubuntu). However, it seems that my audio does not work(motherboard integrated audio). The only options I have for audio are nvidia HDMI audio ...
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Digitally recording the final sound output on an ALSA system?

Ok, this is my problem: I use an application that uses some embedded audio engine, which bypasses Pulseaudio on Ubuntu 14.04, and plays directly via ALSA. This application shows sometimes a choppy ...
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HDMI sound enabled by default

I started using a bluetooth speaker yesterday. Turning on this morning, there is sound at the login screen but not once I've logged in. When I use alsamixer, I see that the HDMI card is set as the ...
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Trouble outputing audio CHROME/FIREFOX

I am having trouble using the headphone jack on Ubuntu 15.10 in a iMac. I have sound output coming from the OS and from the test inside sound control panel, but not from browsers and some apps. I can ...
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KDE 5 - How to easily switch between audio outputs?

I currently have KDE 5 Plasma installed which I like a lot. However, it is not possible to easily switch between Audio outputs from One Soundcard (SPDIF and analog) like it was possible in Unity. Is ...
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White noise ubuntu 15.10

So the white noise problem again. I tried a few fix that I could found over the Internet but nothing worked so far. Followed this and this. Running realtek ACL1150 on an ASUS motherboard. I'm running ...
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Mic Audio Peaks At Low Volume Logitech G430

So I initially bought the G430 headset for recording purposes around last October. I noticed that the audio from the mic would peak at very low volume making it difficult to record commentary without ...
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Installed Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Sound Problem, try everything on the internet

Hi, I'm noob like super Noob but i wouldn't ask without trying anything out there first and i have tried the sudo alsa-force-reload Not working I have tried changing the default output as well, ...
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No Sound Card Detected

I have been unable to play any sound on my dell XPS L502x. I have tried a lot of things suggested on this site and others but in vain. My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. Here is the output of ...
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Sound troubleshooting - Ubuntu desktop 14.04

I'm getting no sound on a fresh install of Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I already tried to reinstall alsamixer and pulse audio but nothing good happened. Now I can't even type "alsamixer" on a Terminal to ...
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Pulseaudio crashing when I select digital 5.1

I'm having problems with pulseaudio and a USB soundcard. I'm trying to connect the Optical output on my Sweex SC016 (shows as 'CM106 Like Sound Device') to my surround sound system. I can get the ...
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No Sound Ubuntu 14.04

I have read most of the sound problems suggestions but I still yet to fix my problem. I purged it then re installed sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudio force reload it and get: sudo alsa ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 x64, wine x32, pulseaudio - no sound

I have ubuntu 15.10 x64 and wine x32 (playonlinux). No any sound in games (try hearthstone, C&C and etc). Try this http://oldwiki.winehq.org/WineAndPulseaudio, but zero effect. How I can fix it? ...
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The sound on many of my games crackles and sounds distorted

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, ...
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Rear speakers and Subwoofer/Center speaker controls are not enabled in Sound settings

Rear speakers and Sub-woofer/Center speaker controls are not enabled in Sound settings - Using Ubuntu 15.10. Alsa-utils are installed . Sound settings menu displays the rear speaker and sub-woofer. I ...
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Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in ubuntu 15.10 they do not work (work only as headphone). System don't ...
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Pulseaudio on root usermode

I need to enable sound on root user mode, I am on Ubuntu 12.04 when I login as root I can see the volume control is disabled, I searched and found that pulse audio wont work on root user mode, but I ...
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PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection refused

I get this error after installing new updates. This is the output of VLC: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0x2100668] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server ...
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How can I fix having to type alsa force-reload after each startup?

A while ago, I made some large update to my 15.10 that caused the sound to not work, such as in the question: No sound after startup, have to alsa force-reload. The accepted answer links to this ...
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sub-woofer howto

I have a laptop with a 2.1 audio system, the sub-woofer is external and in windows it's volume can be controlled by Realtek audio manager (the one which comes with audio drivers) and from windows ...
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How to set up sound to get E-AC-3 audio output?

My laptop needs to have some E-AC-3 (or Dolby Digital Plus) option enabled to provide a pleasant sound. I got this from Windows : there is a Dolby Digital Plus option in sound settings that ends in ...
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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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No Way to Choose Analog BuiltIn Sound

I have other issues, but sound is my primary issue right now. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel Version 4.2.0-27-generic and a 64-bit installation. My output for aplay -L is: default ...
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left speaker louder than right

I've tried to set volume manually using pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 200% and as of now my right speaker is very soft, to be precise, front-right is not as loud as front-left, which is proving to be ...
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headphone/mix port on lenovo carbonx1 gen2 not working?

I recently obtained a lenovo carbon x1 gen2 running ubuntu 14.04 and have no headphone love. I am not sure how I would diagnose bad laptop hardware; the headphones are tested and ok. Alsamixer ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Card Detected, Doesn't Show Up in APLAY

I'm stumped with my audio problems on Kubuntu 15.10. It worked for a while, and then after one reboot, it stopped working, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I've troubleshooted a lot, and ...
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Stopped Working After Reboot!

As the title says, my sound has stopped working after a reboot. This is a new system (one-week old hardware, fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10). Linux audio is quite complicated, and I've tried my best ...
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Sound From Speakers When Headphones connected

I am having an issue with my sound which I am aware other user's have had before: Sound works perfectly on my Ubuntu install, except when I put my headphones in, the speakers are not disabled ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 headphones don't work

Last night I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop where I already had Windows 7. The whole installation process went fine and everything works great so far except the headphones output. When I plug my ...
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Weird audio issues on HP Dv7 6187cl

Alright, so I recently decided to get the "beats audio" (aka subwoofer) working on my laptop. It's an HP Dv7 6187cl, and boy have I had problems. I followed this guide, but had no luck getting the ...