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

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External Mic not working but Internal Mic works on an Acer Aspiron AO722

My Acer Aspiron AO722 netbook give me a lot of problems. My Internal microphone is working, when I connect an external microphone(headset) it still take input from internal one. In sound settings I ...
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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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No audio after 12.04 upgrade from 11.10 [closed]

I simply don't have any sound on my Ubuntu 12.04 (Precise), after upgrade from 11.10. Using this command: sudo killall pulseaudio; rm -r ~/.pulse*, the audio comes back but when I turn it off and on ...
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Loud pop on shutdown/reboot

Everytime I shut my computer down or reboot it there is a very loud pop/crack from the speakers. It sounds dangerous, like they are going to blow up. Is there a way to automatically mute the volume on ...
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Realtek ALC272 Mic not working on Lenovo S10-3

lspci output 00:1b.0 Audio Device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rec 02) when doing alsactl init, it shows ALC272 I've been using it since Ubuntu 11.04 and ...
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All sounds that come out of wine are distorted with buffer underruns

I've been having a lot of problems getting any of my applications to work under wine. I get everything installed fine, the games run great but they all suffer from the same problem. REALLY REALLY ...
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Flash audio problem; redirecting to Pulse?

I am having a problem where the sound on flash objects other than YouTube videos are giving a strange distortion. It has a high pitched pulse sound every second or less that resembles skips on a ...
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Can I run alsa and pulse side by side ? I think there is some problem with the alsa ! My ubuntu login sound and alert sound are not working?

I think I have Alsa driver installed. Pulse not working may be I dont have it installed. Not sure If I can run Pulse and Alsa. I had to configure each application prior to work which use ...
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Mute key mutes Alsa and PulseAudio, but unmutes only Alsa

When I press the mute key on my keyboard, both the Alsa master channel and the PulseAudio master channel get muted, pressing it again only unmutes the alsa master channel, the pulseaudio master ...
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CPU spikes cause audio stuttering in Audacious when browsing? (Lubuntu)

My default audio player is Audacious, browser Google Chrome. I tried Firefox, and while I love it, the CPU load spikes when doing something as simple and small and switching a tab, which causes the ...
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No audio on an HP dm4

I just got a new laptop, HP dm4, and I'm having problems getting the audio to work properly on it. http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=7b697a35465a9f7236fb94deb9ff97fa65e55489 I tried to edit ...
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Horribly Bad Static In Ubuntu 11.10 [closed]

I've searched around the askubuntu site and no seems to be having a similar issue. Everyone's having problems with Skype, etc.. me? I'm just having a problem with REALLY bad microphone static. I ...
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When I plug in an headphone to computer, my speakers still working [closed]

When I plug in my headphone to the computer, speakers're still working although headphone is working too. Do you know how can I solve this problem in Ubuntu 11.04 I have ASUS g50v and when I type cat ...
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Where should I file a jack-sense bug?

It's a super non-critical bug. It's easily user bypassable. In my case with an HP laptop with Intel on-board audio, if I shut down with the headphones plugged in and start with headphones unplugged ...
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Clementine stopped playing music [closed]

I'm using Kubuntu 11.10. Clementine worked great until I had my laptop lag for, most likely, some Flash Player error. I had to manually kill Firefox and Clementine, but upon restart, Clementine does ...
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Make the sound louder in Lubuntu

I have a Toshiba r835 running Lubuntu 11.10. Turning the volume slider up all the way doesn't give very loud sound. I've tried typing alsamixer in a terminal and turning up all the levels there to ...
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No sound devices listed under hardware, no sound (one user account specific problem)

Update: Loged in as guest and all works as charm. Using my account (administrator) nothing works and i am not able to locate advanced user management options :( First of all - I use USB headset. ...
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How to split 7.1 soundcard outputs to 4 stereo outs with ALSA

I have a Xonar DX (CMI8788 driver) 7.1 surround sound card installed on my Ubuntu 11.10 system. I want to use the outputs of the card as 4 separate stereo outputs and I am struggling with ALSA to ...
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No Sound in inbuilt speakers?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 . last night i am searching some help on using my headfone mic . but i found nothing. then i install pavcontrol and remove that . by this cmd : sudo apt-get install ...
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Why do I have no sound when resuming from sleep, but if I plug in then remove headphones sound returns?

I am having strange issues with sound and volume with Ubuntu 11.10 I've noticed very often, especially when I get my computer out of sleep, it lacks sound even though the volume slider is cranked all ...
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Will ALSA 1.0.25 version have time to enter 12.04

ALSA version 1.0.25 which comes with many good updates landed today. Will it have time to enter 12.04 since it just so happen I have 2 Creative sound cards that as 1.0.25 mentions will work out of the ...
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5.1 Surround System Subwoofer not working

My subwo0fer is not working on Ubuntu 11.10. Satellites are all working. It is part of a 5.1 Soundsystem. I've already googled and changed in the /etc/pulse/daemon.conf file these Variables and ...
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pulseaudio: Why is there no sound?

Question: On Ubuntu 11.10, I have no sound volume control as root. I know this from earlier versions, as root you just had to manually start /usr/bin/pulseaudio, and then you got it. This is still ...
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How do I turn off audio echo from microphone to local speakers?

From 2 microphone inputs I have only one in use. When I talk into my USB microphone the audio echoes back to my local speakers (my "hello" is getting looped back instantly). How do I turn this off? ...
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tvtime + saa7134 doesn't work after upgrading to 11.10

When I used Ubuntu 10.10, my tvtime worked perfectly. After upgrading to Ubuntu 11.10, it only shows "no signal". I've searched throughout the internet for a whole day and couldn't fix it. I also use ...
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How do i find exact status of my microphone mute or unmute or the volume level of mic using command line?

This is very odd, i have one default microphone and i have another second microphone. When i use this command it always shows not muted but the microphone volume is 0%. How or what is a way i can find ...
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error while installling qt mobility tool kit

I am installing qt mobility tool kit but it shows an error message : 1.2.0/src/multimedia' make[2]: Warning: File Makefile' has modification time 1.1e+04 s in the future g++ -c -pipe -g ...
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How do I compile ALSA 1.0.24?

I'm using Ubuntu Maverick on my main PC, and I got the system configured just the way I like it (yay!) a long time ago. Everything was well until the recent Wine releases which are apparently made to ...
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Wine sound problems

Wine 1.3.25 changed the way sound works in Wine. As OMG! Ubuntu! reported: Wine 1.3.25 (...) saw a ‘total rewrite of audio support’ and the removal of several audio drivers. The result is breakage ...
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How to upgrade the ALSA driver?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. How can I upgrade the ALSA driver from 1.0.20 to 1.0.23?
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Using alsamixer produces error

I have recently installed the Realtek High Definition Audio Driver package using the Terminal. Before installing the software the sound was working fine but my sound sytem is 5.1 Creative. Out five ...
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MythTV works OK but other sounds do not with nVidia HDMI, what to do?

I have a Home Theater Personal Computer. It is connected via HDMI to a Samsung HDTV and then by optical cable to a 5.1 receiver. Mythtv plays very well, the problem is other computer sounds. These ...
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How to control volume of external amp from mythbuntu (alsa) [closed]

I have a mythbuntu setup with S/PDIF sound going to an external receiver that amplifies the sound into a 5.1 surround speaker arrangement. Currently I have to control the volume on the receiver (Arcam ...
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Speakers / headphones always play simultaneously on an ASUS K50AB [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound comes out of my speakers even when headphones are plugged in There is a major problem that I've been having with Ubuntu. I cannot play sound only on the speakers ...
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How do I fix skype garbling audio both ways in connection with a Windows user? [closed]

Strange phenomena ⋯ I have a friend I connect with and talk to regularly occasionally using video. He runs Windows XP with a Logitech webcam and mike. I run Windows XP with a Logitech webcam and ...
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No Sound in King Arthur's Gold Using ALSA [closed]

My ALSA works fine system-wide, but in King Arthur's Gold, it refuses to work. It returns line in console: Could not load libasound.so I'm posting this issue here too in the hopes that there is ...
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ThinkPad T420s docking station: no sound on external speakers

When I plug external speakers into the docking station for Thinkpad T420s i get no sound (internal speakers mute). P.S. I know the solution but it seems to be ok post problem specific solution in ...
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espeak returns error on ubuntu server

I want to use espeak on my server, so I can scare my girlfriend from work :) ubuntu 11.04 server. sudo espeak -v en "Hello i am espeak" Error: ALSA lib pcm.c:2212:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown ...
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Choppy sound via HDMI on Mac Mini 4,1

I get choppy sound output over hdmi with the command. aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav My current configuration can can be found here: alsa-info.sh output Sound worked after some ...
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Desktop install with Audigy Soundcard - no sound & errors in syslog

New 11.10 x86 desktop installation My new install is mute, troubleshooting provides no help but several of these messages appear in the syslog: Nov 21 10:10:33 WRKSTAx86 pulseaudio[1840]: ...
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Traktor Audio 2 DJ soundcard configuration [duplicate]

I have a Traktor Audio 2 DJ USB sound card (the first version of what it's now called simply Traktor Audio 2) The problem in settings it only sees one output, when there should be two (I need that ...
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Restore sound configuration

After install some packages, I don't have sound! I installed Rosegarden, VMPK (piano software), Drumstick Virtual Piano and TiMidity. At the beginning, all works fine, but when I reset my PC, I don't ...
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Audio volume is maximum but when i play music its not the best maximum level yet compared to Fedora, Windows XP

How can i maximize the volume to highest++? (i have used alsamixer, pavumeter, etc) But none of those yet giving me more volume. So to test it. I removed Ubuntu and installed first Windows XP the ...
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How can I force alsa to always “unmute” the Headphone Jack Sense?

I've got a HP nc8000 (my secondary laptop now), and it's got some quirks. One of the most annoying is that I have to remember to "unmute" the Headphone Jack Sense every time I boot. P.S: Audio info: ...
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Command to unmute and maximize volume?

I need to mute/unmute from the command line. I found out that I can do it with: amixer sset Master mute amixer sset Master unmute the problem is that the command for unmute is not working (as ...
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How to change the default audio in Wine to Alsa only

I am trying to change the default Audio sound system to ALSA so it fixes some sound issues. How can this be done? Am using 1.3.x branch from PPA which is much better than the 1.1.x and 1.2.x in every ...
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Linking multiple sounds cards in order to play sound over all of them simultaneously.

I have been searching for a way to utilize multiple sound cards to play the same audio at the same time. My laptop has Ubuntu 11.10 x64 (3.0.0-12) w. ALSA 1.0.24. I have a pair of USB speakers that ...
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Toshiba Satellite L745D - internal mic not working

I have a Toshiba L745D (AMD A6-3400M). I cannot get my internal mic to work. My sound card: Conexant CX20585 I've tried this: echo "options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad" | sudo tee -a ...
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Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer?

What I am looking for is to have system wide implementation of sound enhancements like bass boosts, echoes, Fidelity, Stereo enhancement and so on. Audio Video players have their own equalizer but ...
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Intel AC'97 Sound Problem

I just installed ubuntu 11 and my sound isn't working. More specifically if the sound is all the way up I can hear very faint noises. I've read around and this seems to be a common problem ...