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

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usb audio interface not recognized by alsa

after reading a lot of recommendations I finally bought a Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 and installed ubuntu studio. I am running unbuntu 14.04 on a amd64 desktop. $ uname -rvi 3.13.0-46-generic #76-Ubuntu ...
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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Is there any way to find all virtual devices that use alsaequal

Is there any way to find all alsa pcm that use type equal from terminal?
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No sound after suspend/standby

For some reason I don't have any sound after suspend/standby on Ubuntu 14.04.1. It happens on a XMG C504, and the online solutions do NOT work. According to alsamixer the 0 is a Intel Haswell HMDI ...
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Upgrade to 12.04 - No Audio Pulse Broken

Trying to fix audio output. NVIDIA GT 520 is the card so HDMI audio. It was working perfectly in 11.10. Following the steps at: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/So...otingProcedure Here is my ...
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Audigy 4 non pro (sb610) recognised as Audigy2 Value (sb400) by alsa

Background: I have checked out alsa compatibility list and they have support for my audigy 4 (non pro) but it shows up as audigy 2 value and there is quite a big difference between the 2 card. I had ...
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No sound anymore on Ubuntu 14.04

I tried Renoise on Ubuntu 14.04, but it complained about Jackd and ALSA threads. I installed pulseaudio-module-jack and jackd hoping that it would help. It didn't. Instead I now lost all my sounds ...
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I need help configuring PulseAudio Equalizer default.pa

Recently I faced an issue with pulseaudio equalizer on my PC with Ubuntu 14.04 the thing is that each and every reboot it puts pcm level to max db and the sound becomes distorted. It does that when ...
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No sound and 'Dummy Output' in Ubuntu 14.04

I'm running a dell XPS 13 (developers edition). I had Ubuntu 14.04 from the beginning and for about 2 months everything was working great. After a while, sometimes when i had my earplugs plugged in, ...
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WINE discard alsamixer settings, uses screen as speakers

As I run programs in wine-1.6.2 my screen speakers will be used as default. The default, as changed via alsamixer, is to disable the screen speakers and allow all other sound to flow freely (auto ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PulseAudio recognising it as an capture source. Here are some facts and hopefully one of you experienced this ...
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Thinkpad 13 Edge microphone noise problem

I'm having problems with the microphone making a annoying noise that makes talking really hard. My laptop is a ThinkPad Edge 13 (the version with an intel processor) I reported a bug [1] and I got ...
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Enable Mic in Wine ? (Alsa/Pulseaudio)

I'm not able to make a mic work with wine-1.7.30 (the mic is the integrated mic in my pc and works fine with other applications ) I found some suggestions but they don't seem to work. Anyone manage ...
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How do I stop my speaker from POPPING when I plug and unplug my headphones?

my laptop speakers pop very loudly every time I plug in or unplug my headphones. I followed the suggested advice of disabling Auto-Mute Mode in alsamixer, and voila, no more popping. HOWEVER, now I ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after HDMI detatch

I was using my TV as a monitor connected to my lenovo laptop, through a HDMI connection, manually changing the sound sink in system options. Then I shutdown the system and then unplugged the HDMI, ...
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choppy sound on youtube

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.10 on my Asus X75VD. Everything works just fine except for these little sound chops I get whenever I watch a Youtube video in Firefox or in Chrome. Video and sound ...
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Help ubuntu sound issuse's (14.4)

I am really new to Ubuntu. I have version 14.04 and I have been having a tonne of problems with sound; my issues are: There are no sound drivers showing up on system menu. When I get sound to work ...
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Is it possible to use an alsa user defnied pcm as pulsaudio sink

I've define an alsa processing trough alsaequal plugin (caps Eq10 + caps Compress). Here is my /etc/asound.conf file : pcm.comp { type equal; slave.pcm "plughw:0,0"; library ...
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Merge two audio sources with avconv

I am trying to record my desktop with avconv. It's working pretty good. My only problem is that one of my audio channels is too slow / downpitched and so has an offset. Adding an offset to the stream ...
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USB audio ok if connected after boot, mute if connected during boot

I am running 14.04 LTS Xubuntu (3.13.0-45-generic) and trying to get a Prosonus Audiobox USB to work correctly. The device seems to have all functionality working fine with snd_usb_audio provided I ...
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No sound with Alsa and Intel audio device

I'm experiencing problems with alsa and my soundcard. I set up a Ubuntu 14.04 with a cutomized GUI (openbox, lxpanel etc...). So far here's what I did: Installing Alsa: sudo apt-get install alsa ...
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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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How can I reinstall pulseaudio? (12.04 64bit)

I accidentally removed pulseaudio from my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have tried reinstalling it using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio but my sound card doesn't appear in the list of the devices (in ...
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Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it)

when I look at the audio configuration, I see that there is only one microphone configured. When selected, this microphone doesn't really record sound, instead it gives inaudible pops and cracks as I ...
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Strange ALSA/Pulseaudio Bugs

I have some serious issues with my sound on my xubuntu 14.04. Every 2-4 seconds my sound makes some noises. The volume bar in the top right won't stop showing volume changed to 100% and within 0,5sec ...
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UAC1 DAC (ODAC): digital vs analog output

I am trying to get Ubuntu to output I2S output to my ODAC. When I go into sound settings, I get two options. Digital Output (S/PDIF) (IEC958, so it must actually mean S/PDIF...) Analogue Output ...
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What does USB DAC “Analog Output” mean?

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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Sound won't work xubuntu after installing pulseaudio

I installed pulseaudio yesterday on my computer because I read that skype is using pulseaudio but when i rebooted my computer the sound stopped working on my machine completely . What should I do i ...
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Microphone - static background noise suppression

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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How to fix “No Soundcards Found”

I was trying to get IEC958/SPDIF optical out working on my ASUS P8P67PRO V3 motherboard running Natty and I seem to have wiped out a crucial part of my sound setup. Here is the output from some ...
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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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Alsa modular synth doesn't start

I try to open ams. But it doesn't work. I installed jackd. But until now I don't know how to solve the problem. Do you need more information? Thanks in advance! Here is the error message. ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: no sound in headphones after last unity crash

For some reason, recently, unity started getting stuck after resuming from "sleep mode". I restarted it with unity --replace in tty (Alt-F1) or rebooted system and it worked fine after it. Today, it ...
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I cannot find .asoundrc in the home directory, does it exist in 14.04?

So I'm trying to configure my laptop's PulseAudio so that I can record my microphone and from my sound card at the same time. Every tutorial says that I need to make edits to the .asoundrc file. ...
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Lost all sound in Xubuntu 14.04

The other day, all sound in my Xubuntu 14.04 installation suddenly stopped working. I first tried this: rm -r ~/.config/pulse pulseaudio --kill Which was suggested here, but it didn't do the trick. ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 USB sound card problems

I'm having problems getting a USB sound device from Schiit Audio to work. Goggle found plenty of cases where other people have had problems, but I am past their problems into one of my own. To start ...
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How to disable muting of line-in?

How to disable muting of line-in in Sound Settings? Line-in input mutes every time when I restore my alsamixer settings: /usr/sbin/alsactl -f my_asound.state restore. (Option "auto-mute" is disabled ...
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How to save alsamixer settings?

I work with sound in Ubuntu 14.04. And I can't save the desired settings of Alsamixer. I tried the command sudo alsactl store 0, but it has not helped. Alsamixer settings changed after reboot or after ...
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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 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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How to change sound volume without AlsaMixer?

since I'm on root user I can't change sound volume by keyboard (on button +volume or -volume). There is no sound icon in the top of the screen. The sound control in the settings is not working ...
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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> Sharp blips and noise after kernel upgrade

I recently built and started using 3.14.22 kernel instead of default Ubuntu kernel 3.5.57 (that came pre-installed) on my laptop. With this new kernel I get buzzing noise in headphones continuously ...
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How can I control the volume of the line-in input + normal output at the same time?

I have a sound source connected via line-in to my computer. But when I change the master volume, only the volume of sounds being played on the computer (e.g. media, alerts, etc.) changes; the output ...
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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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no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
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No sound with HDA Intel PCH

I don't manage to get sound working on my Ubuntu 12.10. The output of my alsa-info.sh is located here. I would appreciate any help to fix this problem!
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put ALSA as module ERROR

I've got a problem. I have to enable on my kernel ALSA from built-in to Module because I need to install Realtek linux driver for ALC260. If I change it in my kernel configuration and I run make ...
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Weird sound effects issues: effects delayed with hard freeze; volume changes either don't play or repeats the sound effect many times. Can I fix this?

This new laptop I have has a weird issue with sound effects: occasionally, I presume due to some low-moderate level of load, the audio subsystem gets stuck, delaying sound effects (and sometimes ...