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

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Sound Problems with LXDE (trusty) running through Crouton on ASUS flip (ARMv7 chip)

UPDATED x2 (further reduced errors somehow) Ok, so I have installed LXDE via crouton and have functioning sound for media playback through VLC. I was hoping to be able to run Audacity (which I ...
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Cannot change the sound card in Lubuntu 16.04

I tried to change the sound to my headset using the answer for this question without success: Sound card selection When I restarted Alsa using the following command: sudo alsactl restore I got ...
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No Sound with Hydrogen Drum Machine

I have an intel NUC kit running Ubuntu 16.04. I installed Hydrogen but can't get any sound. Other apps like Audacity work fine and I've tested the sound in Sound Settings too. Running Hydrogen from ...
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Device missing in PulseAudio, shows in Alsa

Couple months ago, I got a fancy new Asus Strix SOAR sound card. With my eyes gleaming and ears ready for top of the line audio, I shut down my PC and installed the card. Low and behold, I boot and ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I am Using ubuntu 16.04 on ASUS X555L. sound was working correctly but instantly it just not working. I have try every possible solution given on internet but still blank . My sound setting does not ...
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Sound problems with intel DG41WV (alc888, intel hdaudio)

I recently built a basic pc for home use (core2duo E8500, Intel DG41WV (with realtek alc888 audio), 2G DDR3 1066 ram, 250G WD HDD), and installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on it. Everything went smoothly, but ...
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Persistent Dummy Output

The soundcard I want to use is detected and works (it only recently switched to dummy output and didn't allow me to go back). HDMI is no longer listed under Audio and Video - KDE Control Module; ...
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Jack audio suddenly does not work on Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Audio was working perfectly, even jack, I was able to listen to music using headphones or external speakers. Today I tried to install tuxguitar from its .deb installer and ...
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How to Configure ALSA in Ubuntu 16.04 for Macbook and Matlab?

Situation: unable to configure ALSA in Ubuntu 16.04 for Matlab 2016a System characteristics /proc/asound/cards 0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDMI HDA Intel HDMI at ...
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Acer notbeook speakers occasionally make silent cackling noise when there is no output on 16.04

I have an Acer Aspire E5-773G running Ubuntu 16.04. Both the left and right speaker make sometimes pretty silent crackling noises. At first I perceived it as HDD sounds, but the HDD was not in use ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts audio stopped working

Audio just stopped working. I reinstall alsa. also I did this: aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-...
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Music players with ALSA output option

Currently using kubuntu 16.04 with deadbeef player. I would really like different gui cause of the ammount of music on my drive, deadbeef is not a good idea when you have 1tb+ music. I've tried ...
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Sound Goes Out In Ubuntu 16.04 But Works From Headphones

When I start Ubuntu 16.04 (I dual boot with Windows 7) the sound works from both the headphones and speakers. I can listen to music, watch YouTube videos, and test the sound. After a while, (I don't ...
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Sound coming from both the headphones and speaker on ubuntu 16.04

When I plugin my headphones through the front jack in my desktop my speaker does not auto mute and sound comes from both in Ubuntu 16.04. When I open the alsamixer program through terminal, I see ...
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Vokoscreen Microphone Audio Not Working

Ok, so recently, I decided to start making youtube videos using a screen recorder. I had previously tried several other Linux distributions, but am now using Xubuntu 16.06 LTS 32-bit on a Dell d410. ...
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Trying to use squeezelite with existing PulseAudio outputs

So I am trying to set up a squeezebox (Logitech media server) client using squeezelite on my Ubuntu 16.04 install, and am having some trouble getting what I want out of it. What I am trying to ...
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Huge amount of static/echo over microphone

My microphone regularly bleeds through large amounts of static and the overall quality is terrible. I've tested all the hardware on windows with no problems, so the hardware is fine. I tried using a ...
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How to use alsa systemwide and still have a volume tweak

I have found that using alsa and not pulseaudio greatly improves the quality of my sound. I tested this using DeadBeef and "direct ALSA output". I'd like to have my entire system use ALSA directly ...
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No bass from my laptop's build in subwoofer on Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu GNOME 16.04 LTS on my laptop, running alongside Windows 10 on UEFI, but I run into a few problems. Most of them are fixed now but one thing that bothers me is the fact that ...
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Headphone Jack causes immediate shutdown

Every time I plug in my headphones into my laptop, its seems to power-off immediately after about 1.5-2 seconds. I have tried this with several other Linux distributions and they have all failed, so I ...
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Sound on speakers, but headphones don't work on Asus X553M [Ubuntu 14.04.1]

I'm having a big problem with my headphones on partner's notebook: it's running on dual boot (Win10 and Ubuntu 14.04.1) and although sound works fine on speaker, it doesn't work on headphones. I've ...
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Earphone jack not working on Samsung All-in-one PC

I have looked at the answers given in the forum, but it seems one needs pc-specific solutions? Ubuntu 15.10 installed on a Samsung DP500A2D All-in-one-pc Here are the alsa info: http://www.alsa-...
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Audio devices detected, but no sound outputting

I cannot seem to get any audio outputting from my computer. Things I've already tried: Alsamixer (un-muting everything) PulseAudio Mixer (testing different devices) Setting my snd-hda-intel to ...
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No Audio from Ubuntu 14.04 installed Dell Optiplex 7040 PC

We have Dell Optiplex 7040 PC. Everything works fine in factory installed Windows 7 OS. However we installed Ubuntu 14.04 on it. And now there is no audio from speakers as well as from headphones. I ...
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mpd -> jackd -> usbaudio out

I am attempting to control my stereo from my Android phone, using mpd. I have an Ubuntu 16.04 box hooked up to the stereo system, via a USB -> Toslink -> DSP -> amps route. I am trying to drive ...
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RPi 3 Pianobar Alsa message

I have been able to install a working PianoBar configuration but with every song, station, or command in the cli box a message pops up: ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards....
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Sound issue in ubantu 14.04 LTS

when I first install Ubuntu in my notebook I can heard the sound in both headphone and also in system speaker. But now I am not hear any sound in my laptop. Whenever I launch the command sudo apt-get ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: cannot turn audio back on

I recently changed the settings of my audio driver to play 24 bit / 96 Hz tracks. After a reboot, when I tried to play sound again, I noticed that the audio is muted and cannot be turned on again. I ...
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Pulse audio error module-echo-cancel.c not found

I am trying to activate echo cancel module . i added the line load-module module-echo-cancel But when i try to restart now the pulseAudio i get the error saying E: [pulseaudio] module-echo-cancel.c:...
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Q: I want to use SPDIF to output DTS 5.1 audio at 96Khz to Z5500 sound system using Ubuntu 16.04

I want to output audio to a Logitech Z-5500 using SPDIF DTS 5.1 at 96 Khz I use the integrated audio card on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and I use Ubuntu 16.04 x86-64 Is there a easy way to do this?
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miniDSP usbstreamer b and Ubuntu?

Has anyone had success streaming music via a miniDSP usbstreamer b unit? I'm attempting to cut out an extraneous digital->analogue conversion in my laptop-powered stereo system. The usbstreamer b ...
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How to make ALSA default to HDMI and use internal speakers if it's not available?

First of all, I have problems with pulseaudio, after some time it becomes very choppy and loads one core to 100%. From the fact that if I open systemsettings5 at this time the active sound output is ...
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No HDMI sound on Nvidia card on Ubuntu but no problem winth windows

Tested Mint 17,ubuntu 14LTS,kubuntu 16LTS,currently on ubuntu 16LTS. Nvidia driver installed. Checked alsamixer for muted device & unmuted them. pavucontrol shows all HDMI output unplugged. In ...
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No audio after unlocking screen on Intel Graphics HD 520 (NUC6i3syk)

I just installed 16.04 on my NUC 6i3SYK. It has integrated Intel Graphics HD 520 with an HDMI output, which I've plugged into my TV. After locking the screen and letting the TV turn off, then ...
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Alsa chroot java program doesn't find microphone

I made a chroot environment from an architecture i386. Now I installed ALSA on it (alsa-base, alsa-utils, asound2). I mounted the proc,sys and dev directory too. Then I tested my microphone with the ...
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Analog headset Intel PCH ALSA suddenly mono

On a MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) with i7-2677M and the Cirrus 4206BCNZ audio controller on Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME 4.4.0-24-generic: Suddenly occuring problems after no apparent change: Analog ...
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Ubuntu 16.04: Recording from the output port of an Alesis DM6 drums to the headphone/mic input of an HDA Intel PCH onboard sound card

I am trying to record the sound of my eletronic drums Alesis DM6, which has an output port(jack connection), connecting it to the headphone/mic input from my laptop, which has an HDA Intel PCH onboard ...
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Jack Sense won't work and Speakers Still work

I have problems with the jack sense. When i conect my headphones, the speakers still Enabled and it is a busy to me. I don't think about of how to solve this problem!
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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Alsamixer automatically sets headphones volume at 0 after login

On two of my devices (both eee PCs) sound never works automatically. Eventually, I found the problem to be headphones volume being at 0 in Alsamixer. To solve the issue, I always have to run Alsamixer ...
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Headphones automatically mute when plugged

Since I've upgraded to Ubuntu 16.04 LTS I have the following problem: When I plug in the headphones they are muted and to resolve this I have to un-mute the "speaker" in alsamixer, as seen in the ...
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Firewire audio puzzle: works in Xenial but

It doesn't seem to be a variant of other questions on firewire. Basicaly, my FW Solo works in Ubuntu 16 with pulseaudio (playback only but it's ok for my needs). But... it has to be initialized by ...
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Headphones not working on Ubuntu 16.04 installed on Alienware 17 R3

I own a Sony MDR-XB450 headphones and it is not being detected. Sound keeps playing through external speakers Alsamixer gives the details as below Card: HDA Intel PCH Chip: Creative CA0132 I can mute/...
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ALSA Keeps Throwing Me Errors, really Frustrating

The Situation So my sound cards aren't totally fried, and everything works fine, it's just annoying when working with python scripts and Speech Recognition for Python. This being the result of my ...
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Sound problem in ubuntu (16.04)

Currently, i have ubuntu 16.04, and when i plug in my turtle beach z60's, it says it is plugged into the game audio part of the headphone, the one that is not low quality,the chat line. however, ...
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HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station ubuntu 16.04 Fujitsu s935

I have a Fujitsu S935, running under Ubuntu 16.04, with a docking station Port Replicator S26391-F1307-L100. HDMI sound works well if I use the HDMI port on the laptop. When the laptop is on the ...
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Unable to use Speech recognition module in Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to use speech_recognition module in python 2.7, everytime when I import speech_recognition I get the following errors: $ sudo python2.7 -m speech_recognition [sudo] password for ...
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Dummy output - No Sound Card Detected - VAIO VGN-FS640/W on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I know that this question has a lot of answers but, none of them work for me. I have been trying for hours to resolve this problem but nothing. The last thing I have tried is the following: Purge ...
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Sound not working on Hp Chromebook 11 G4 Ubuntu 16.04

I installed Seabios and then used usb to install Ubuntu Gnome 16.04 with no problems, I completely removed Chrome Os. I just realized while playing a game that the sound was not working. So my ...
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kubuntu 16.04: Sound card “access denied” error, can't play sound

I've checked out a dozen or more "solutions" (such as the one here), but my problem seems to go deeper than any of them. It all started when I built wine. I installed a few dozen dev and other ...