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

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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.how to fix it 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 ...
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Front audio jack not working on SigmaTel STAC9274D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting SigmaTel STAC9227 front audio jacks to work Firs of all, I want to say that this problem seems to be the same as the one here Getting SigmaTel STAC9227 front ...
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HP DV7 Beats Audio alsa.base Modification. What should be the line?

My laptop has 2 front speakers + 2 next to screen + 1 subwoofer. If I don't edit alsa.base I get 2 speakers under LCD. If I put this in alsa.base, i get: $ options snd-hda-intel model=ref I do ...
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speaker volume always at zero in alsamixer in terminal

On every startup on Ubuntu 11.10, I have to open terminal and enter alsamixer to turn speaker volume up to get sound. Is there a way to lock this in so I don't have to keep opening the terminal.
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Volume blinking up and down rapidly on Gnome Shell

I've been having this problem where the volume goes up and down extremely fast and it makes the audio of videos sound like they're skipping. Does anyone know how to fix this? EDIT: In the Sound ...
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Issues with Bluetooth Connections in 11.10

I'm having a couple of issues that I did not have in 11.04 or 10.10. The first issue involves connecting to my bluetooth headset. I am able to successfully pair and connect to my Samsung headset for ...
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How can I pan single application's audio?

Using the Sound Settings window (last tab) I can adjust all applications' audio volume, independently from others. Can I in a similar way adjust their stereo panning? What exactly I would like to do, ...
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Sound system is eating away the battery

In my laptop the sound code is running at 100% even when I am not playing anything. It is causing my palm rest to hit significantly. While I do not face the issue on windows machine where I am using ...
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Route Output to Input/Skype Upload Greeter Audio File

I need to record a greeting message in Skype, but I already have a .flac but I don't think you can do this so I thought maybe there is a way to pipe vlc's output to skype's input. Any help is greatly ...
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Python/FFMPEG command line issues [closed]

I have a problem with running an FFMPEG command from within a Python script. When I run the following command from the terminal, I can stream video and audio from my attached webcam (Logitech C310) ...
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Impulse convolution options in Ubuntu

I've made impulse to correct my speakers response, and would like to use it in my Ubuntu 11.04. Only possible (in common sense) way seems to be through Jack and jack_convolver plugin. As not all ...
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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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Noise after resuming computer from suspend

I hear noise in my speakers and headphones after waking up my PC. To fix this, I have to reload ALSA. Is there a way to fix, or at least to reload ALSA automatic after suspend ? Oh I forgot, I'm ...
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How do I get sound working in Unreal Tournament 2004?

I'm playing UT2004 FOR linux but if I run it with plain ./ut2004 I've no sound in it, if I run it with aoss ./ut2004 using in such way the ALSA-Oss library, the game often crash - I suppose - ...
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Sound disappeared after OSS installation

I've installed the OSS backend from a deb64 package. And the sound in ubuntu is disappeared... Seems the audio card (hda nvidia) is not recognized anymore... What can I do? EDIT Sound now works, but ...
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Alsa doesn't work in vlc

Alsa Audio Output works fine from terminal, e.g. aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav. But I got to change from default to Alsa Audio Output in vlc. I found it in Tools > Perfernces > Audio > ...
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Howto save AlsaMixer settings?

Hello I have tryed out the programm "EarCandy", now I had/have a lot of problems. At first I did not get any sound and now it is very low volume. PS Earcandy is now deleted from my harddisk. When Im ...
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ALSA lists no capture device

So, for some reason, I'm not allowed to prefix my post with the word "Hey"? Strange. Anyway: I just got a new headset, and to my great surprise, ALSA doesn't even believe that a line-in exists. ...
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ALSA mixer applet? [closed]

I have recently installed Narwhal. Everything seems to look good so far, but as usual sound via PulseAudio is deeply unsatisfactory; scratchy sound from Skype, choppy sound from command line apps, ...
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High CPU usage with Team Speak 3.0.0-rc2

The CPU usage is always around 40 percent. I use push-to-talk and I had uninstalled pulseaudio. Now I use Alsa. I don't even have to connect to a Server. By simply starting TS the cpu usage goes up ...
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How do I replace Pulseaudio?

Previous answers refer to previous versions of Ubuntu. I'm having the same issues and dislikes with Pulseaudio in Natty as I had with previous versions of Ubuntu, so I want to replace it with ...
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Audio backend for 11.04?

Often the audio quality is very bad so I've to restart the audio backend. When I'm using ALSA I can't since the command to restart it seems not to find the file (strange as ALSA works..) when I'm ...