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

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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 [fixed]

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? ...
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Wha't kind of model I've to add in my alsa-base.conf file

I've several problem with my sound card as : No sound when the HDMI is plugged, External SubWofer and the laptop speaker didn't switch off when I plugged headphone. It's an ASUS N550LF with 14.04 ...
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“Could not initialize supporting library” while playing videos through default player in ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04LTS from 13.10. Before upgrade sound was working fine, but after that its not working.Before trying below reference sound was working only through headphone but after ...
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How to limit maximum volume on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to change what Ubuntu considers to be 100% volume? I want the current 50% volume to be the maximum volume.
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Alsa, internal mic on macbook works sometimes

I've had my internal microphone working twice. I'm using simplescreenrecorder, and the internal microphone was working when the input options were set to alsa and [default] default source. So I had it ...
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USB MIDI keyboard Akai LPK, jackd

I got Akai LPK25 and I am trying to make it working on my Ubuntu. I tried to follow a tutorial http://terokarvinen.com/2014/usb-midi-keyboard-on-linux-akai-lpk25-professional, but when I run ...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 14.04LTS after upgrading from 13.10

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04LTS from 13.10. Before upgrade sound was working fine, but after that its not working. I tried solving this issue from a reference link Sound not working in Ubuntu ...
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No sound output device after disconnecting Bluetooth headset

The speakers of my laptop work fine. I can also connect my Bluetooth headset, that works equally fine. However, once I disconnect my Bluetooth headset (by turning it off), everything stops to work ...
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Troubleshooting audio for Acer Aspire E 17 (E5-771G-7868)

My system is Lubuntu 14.04.1 AMD64 Desktop: $ uname -a Linux polyphemus 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.10 (Pulseaudio + ALSA?) FIXED!

I need some help with my audio set up: I installed 14.10 few days ago and also dicsovered eq for pulseaudio (link: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/install-pulseaudio-with-built-in-system.html) I ...
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Is there any way to save alsamixer settings other than alsactl store?

The root problem: for some reason, on boot, Ubuntu 14.04 disables (mutes) the S/PDIF output on my sound card. This question and its answers indicate that sudo alsactl store will store the alsamixer ...
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No sound in headphones (weird case)?

I recently switched from 14.04 to Zorin, which is based on 14.04, so any answers that you have for 14.04 would be helpful. I am experiencing a problem I also had on 14.04 - I downloaded and opened ...
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Using ALSA instead Pulseaudio and “logout” issue (14.04.1)

I have a usb dac and I would like to use ALSA instead of Pulseaudio. First, I stopped the pulseaudio permanently: echo autospawn=no > ~/.pulse/client.conf pulseaudio -k Alsamixer gets cannot ...
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Audio not working. Alsa-info attached

Out of the blue yesterday my speakers stopped working. Headphones work fine. Noone was touching the computer, so I don't suspect hardware failure (although it is possible...) I've pasted my ...
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How _else_ to debug sound problems caused by a messed up application to the entire system?

The cause I run up to date Ubuntu GNOME. From time to time (and it happened on previous versions too) I experience the problem when the sound works properly and suddenly an app (last time Audacity, ...
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“Analog Output” to DAC?

I just connected my new Rega DAC to the computer via USB, it popped up in the sound settings, and choosing it there directs sound to it just fine. What confuses me, however, is that it says "Analog ...
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How to switch between audio outputs when both headphones and speakers are connected?

I have the M5A97 motherboard, with the audio ports displayed on this picture: As you can see on the part labelled "Audio", there are 6 jacks. By default, the pink one is configured to be the ...
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Sound card vanished from sound settings

For no apparent reason the sound card is no longer visible in sound settings. Even dummy device is gone. Unsurprisingly flash produces no sound. The sound card is working as the system sounds are ...
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Setting pulseaudio's default device to analog out

I'm having problems with setting default audio out to analog output. basically i have two devices. Internal mobo sound card and graphics card with HDMI output, which have their own sound system. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound Issue: Both Audio Channels Playing Over Only One Speaker

Looking for some help as I have already posted in numerous help forums and was still unable to resolve an issue. System Info: HP Probook 6470b (Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Win7) Intel Corporation 7 ...
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Lubuntu USB sound card managing

I've been trying to use an old Asus EeePC901 to record and play music along with an USB M-Audio M-track-plus. I use Audacity 2.0.5. Already tried lots of Linux distros, and Lubuntu looks to be the one ...
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pulseaudio recording feedback

When I rebuild pulseaudio (need to create a plugin) I have a bad speaker.monitor. It added null samples after each stop of a aplay command? Then the microphone are not anymore synchonous. I did not ...
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Pulseaudio switching to the wrong output after plugging out headphones

I have ElementaryOS (I know, not supported by you, but the issue has nothing to do with that) running on a late 2006 MacBook. For some reason, I can see two audio channels ("Speaker" and "Speaker 1") ...
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Ubuntu Sound Problems Asus K52F

I have been trying to solve this problem for many years. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 hoping that the problem would be fixed. Unfortunately most of the information on the Ubuntu ...
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No sound after kernel update / ubuntu 14.04 x64

I upgraded a couple of days ago to the latest kernel: uname -a Linux tirith 3.13.0-37-generic #64-Ubuntu SMP Mon Sep 22 21:28:38 UTC 2014 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux Hadn't use the box much, but ...
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Sound no longer recognized after latest kernel upgrade (14.04)

This morning Software Updater showed notification of new updates. The kernel was part of the update which then required a reboot. Once I rebooted, my sound was gone and no longer recognized buy the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problem “ALSA error: snd_pcm_hw_params failed: Input/output error.”

I've been trying to install manually a package (http://hfujita.github.io/pulseaudio-raop2/). Now my sound system is not working (no output). Furthermore, when I try to play music in audacious, it ...
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How do I get the Tascam US122L USB audio interface to work?

I have a Tascam US122L (NOT US122). I've spent hours trying to get this to work but it just won't detect in Pulse Audio Volume Control. I've installed the Alsa firmware and Alsa firmware loaders and ...
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Blank screen after login

I think I know how I got here. I was trying to get audio working and issued the command sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio It seemed like it was removing a lot of packages I did ...
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Alsamixer issues!

I am currently running chrubuntu off of my Samsung Chromebook. Everything runs great except that I have no sound comeing through my speakers. I use to have to go from my terminal to alsamixer to raise ...
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Digitech USB multi-effect with Jack

I'm newbie in Ubuntu and I'm having a hard time to work with jack audio. I have started to use Ardour and the problem is the Jack server apparently does not recognize my digitech rp500 pedalboard ...
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Audio broken, sound related settings are missing

OK, first I will list the symptoms of the problem No volume icon in tray No sound unless manually adjusted using a audio mixer No items in sound settings (input, output, and applications) No "sound" ...
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Audio ALC887 pretty bad sound glitches turns audio a nightmare

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old MOBO, and recently upgraded it from a Gigabyte H55M-USB3 (ALC889, specs: http://es.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-h55m-usb3_10/specs/) to a newer Z97-HD3 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 and playing songs from cron

I recently upgraded my computer to Ubuntu 14.04. After the upgrade the system no longer plays the few songs I had it play via crontab. The crontab lines look like so: 0 9 * * 1-5 ...
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Very low mic volume on ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I have tried answers suggested in the earlier similar question and as I am just starting with Ubuntu after a long time , I hope some one will be able to help me There is very very low mic volume on ...
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No soundcard detected after reinstalling audio drivers

So I've followed this guide to install the OSS4 sound drivers, but after installing it (second terminal command in the guide), it failed loading it, and I was left with no sound. I reinstalled ...
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Microphone not working

My sound input device stopped working without any update or changes in the system. I've tried several ways to make it work, including reinstalling PulseAudio, checking alsamixer, mute buttons, etc.. ...
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Sound balance issues

Since last night my sound has become strange. At first it went quiet, then I found out if I change the balance to the left or the right(Anywhere but the exact center) the sound goes back to a semi ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped, reinstall alsa, pulseaudio not helping

I have recently successfully upgraded my ubuntu to 14.04. However, I've realized today that the sound is not properly working. The sound stopped working while skyping. I logged out and still no ...
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3 sounds of the buntu . OSS ALSA and PulseAudio

I am running L-Buntu ( Light wt Ubuntu) 14.x (the trusty something ) one. It came installed with just ALSA MIXER. I noticed pulseAudio was already in there and all I had to do is install the ...