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

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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 ...
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14.10 - HDMI audio not working on Dell Vostro 3750 - nVidia card not detected by aplay -l

Summary: Sound card on nVidia is not detected by ALSA so even though video works on HDMI, no audio plays. It is detected in pci. How can I get ALSA to detect the nVidia card? Output of aplay -l ...
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HDAjackretask don't let the mute work correctly

I have a problem with HDAjackretask from Alsa-Tools which is when I have the speakers configured on the system for my LCD speakers, Built-in Speakers and the Beats Subwoofer, the Mute LED don't work ...
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Alsa problems with python2.7- Unable to open slave

I am using python's module pyaudio to process sound but ALSA returns: ALSA lib pcm_dsnoop.c:618:(snd_pcm_dsnoop_open) unable to open slave ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open ...
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Sound system on Ubuntu 14.10 not working

I'm aware that Ubuntu has common problems with the sound system. I've already looked into alsamixer, made sure all things are unmuted, my analog is also the default sound, computer recognizes the ...
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Alsamixer cannot be found

On Lubuntu 14.04 LTS upgraded from 13.10, I cannot open alsamixer. In the terminal I get: $ alsamixer cannot open mixer: No such file or directory I can confirm that: alsa-utils is installed. ...
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What is 0 and 0 in hw:0,0 mean? and how can I get those value?

I'm trying to do screencast and record application sound too with ffmpeg. But, I can't get the application sound recorded. I think there's something wrong with my command. What I'm doing is like this: ...
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No Audio DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell Ubuntu 14.04

I have been unable to get headphone or internal audio to work on my DELL XPS 13 9333 Haswell with Ubuntu 14.04. Here is the information I have. I would really appreciate your help. Alsa Info Script ...
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What is causing my issues with sound in Ubuntu 14.04?

I'm hoping I can get some help with problems I've been having with sound in Ubuntu 14.04. I work a lot with audio recordings, and noticed difficulties when I started trying to record and annotate ...
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Audio fades out

I can find what is dropping my audio. I have my headphones audio at 100%, master volume 100%, the audio controls for the headphones at 100%, and the volume remains at a whisper. If I change the ...
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Use headphones with mic and a 4 ring jack

I have sennheiser mm 30i headphones. The plug is a 4 ring jack that i can fully plug in the audio output of my motherboard (green plug). Ubuntu (14.10) does not see the mic, only the headphones. How ...
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Is Asus Sonar U7 usb audio interface fully compatible with Linux?

I've found a lot of useless questions and blog entries regarding Linux compatibility with sound cards, but no real information from real users. That's why I'm writing this question. I've got a good ...
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Alsa unsupported soundcard

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and could really do with some tips, right here is what I want done Bus 003 Device 005: ID 200c:100a Reloop ^the above is my unsupported sound card listed in #lsusb ( ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problems

When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts off and the drivers disappear from the sound ...
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Lenovo G580 sound only via headphone plug and freezes

Hello Ubuntu Community, Yesterday I installed Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS, because I got sound problems under Windows 8.0 and 8.1. The first Ubuntu Installation went wrong and the second try worked finally. ...
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Lenovo G700: no sound in headphones

I have Lenovo G700 and have no sound in headphones :( Lenovo G700, IDT 92HD95, Kubuntu 14.04. Alsa updated from "ALSA daily build snapshots", kernel updated to 4.0rc6, alsamixer checked. Internal ...
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Alsamixer shows headphone bar at zero and doesn't let me increase it

The alsamixer shows the headphone bar at zero. Even when I try to increase it, alsamixer does not let headphone bar go up. Sorry I don't have enough reputation for a picture upload, but here is a ...
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No sound through headphone jack, sound through speaekrs does not work after plugging out headphones

I'm currently on Ubuntu 14.04, and last week the sound through the headphone jack stopped working. I've checked alsamixer and the sound is not muted: http://i.stack.imgur.com/4N1Pt.png Ok, I ...
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ubuntu pc connected to tv via onboard hdmi suffers off sync delay when using samsung soundshare

I am still not sure where the problem comes from, so I am asking here and I also sent an email to Samsung asking for support. If anyone can provide me with some pointer on where the problem could ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer ...
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no sound in system and alsamixer says :“The sound device does not have any control”

I m facing sound problem. There is no sound in my system.When I looked for alsamixer, there it says :"The sound device does not have any control". But if I connect it to external speaker its works ...
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Beats Audio Not Working on HP Envy Sleekbook

I've poured over the answers that exist here and elswhere on the Internet, but I have been unsuccessful in achieving my goal: 2.1 Audio. Here's what I've done so far: I've used HDAJackRetask to ...
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Clevo P650SE - Ubuntu no headphone sound

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Clevo P650SE model laptop (dual boot with Win 8.1). The headphone jack does not appear to work (sound continues through the speakers) in Ubuntu only. Running ...
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Audio Malfunction Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with my audio, it is not working anymore. When I open system-settings and go to sound there is nothing listed for output. When I try to play a song it says 'autoaudiosink' couldn't ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 removed tv tuner card now sound card not working

I have an ancient Dell Dimension 5150. It is old, but has been a great computer and still works quite well. It currently has Lubuntu 14.04 lts. Everything works fine apart from the sound. When I ...
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No sound Ubuntu 12.04

Sound from both speakers and headphones was working fine. After a recent update, the sound from speaker was not working but it was working from headphones, to fix the issue I did something I don't ...
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No sound on my inspiron 14 3000 series

E: [pulseaudio] pid.c: Daemon already running. E: [pulseaudio] main.c: pa_pid_file_create() failed. erwin@MkJoker:~$ pulseaudio -vvv I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, 31)) failed: ...
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After recent updates sound stopped working

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and do not have a background in computer programming. Ubuntu 12.04 came pre-loaded on my Dell Inspiron 3442, Intel Pentium 3558u@1.7GHz x2, 64-bit. I loaded my music library ...
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plugging in headphones messes up audio

Every time I plug in/unplug headphones, everything gets muted and I have to reinstall alsabase, pulseaudio, and libasound2-data then restart. Why does this happen? How do I fix it? Thanks. Output ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Sound not working!

My system sound seeting shows Dummy Output in Settings-->Sound and no Sound-cards is recognized by ALSA. Here is my Alsa Bug Report. I need help in fixing my sound-card problem?
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Noise on headphones on HP Zbook 15 G2 with Ubuntu 14.04.2 or 14.10

After first install of Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS on brand-new HP Zbook 15 G2 I wanted to listen to music. Sound works. However, there is a constant, quite strong very annoying noise. This noise appears ...
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U14.04/14.10 SoundCard Creative Audigy FX SB1570 unstable behaviour, sometimes noise instead of sound after power off

As I have troubles with integrated Conexant CX20641 Chip I have decided to try one PCIe sound card. It is Creative Audigy FX SB1570. (more info here) Actually it works with a standard snd-hd-intel ...
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Audio is no longer working, after trying to fix In-game sound for playonlinux

So, following this guide here (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure) this is the output for the ALSA debug script: http://pastebin.com/zZTAxeQN Everything was working ...
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Asus Xonar DGX recognized but no sound

I have a dual boot system with Windows 8 and Ubuntu 14.04LTS and I have a ASUS Xonar DGX. There's no sound in Ubuntu but it works correctly in Windows. I've looked at some of the other threads and ...
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aplay -l won't see my loopback sound card

I want the only device on this headless system to be the loopback audio. One application will produce audio that will serve as the input to a streaming server. But aplay -l (and other programs that ...
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Alsaequal does not affect my sound - Lubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with alsa equalizer plugin on my lubuntu installation. I managed to install it (not without problems), but it does not seem to affect the sound output. I purged pulseaudio, which had ...