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

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Ubuntu 12.10 (32-bit) Sound Dummy Output

I am running a Gateway, Model: 566GE, and I installed ubuntu on it. but the sound is saying dummy output. here is the !!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.61 Link: ...
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How to record any internal sound in and out using Ubuntu and Audacity

How to record any internal sound like mic in and speaker out from same PC running Ubuntu using Audacity or something else? For example under Windows someone does like this: (i want to do the ...
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Restore audio settings - cannot open mixer: No such file or directory

The internal speaker of my laptop never functionned under Ubuntu. I tried to follow indication on the web and now the jack audio does not work either. The graphic interface for audio management now ...
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How do I get my Creative X-Fi USB HD working consistently? (now random)

I have a sound card Creative Soundblaster X-Fi HD (USB) which works perfectly in Windows 7. However, it doesn't work well on Ubuntu 12.10. Whenever I switch on my computer it boots in any of these ...
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How to create/simulate two audio lines/devices?

I have searched around the internet for answers; however, I was not successful in locating an answer. What is the best method of simulating two audio devices using Pulse Audio/ALSA/something else? ...
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Problem installing skype on ubuntu 12.10 : Error in sound packages

I tried to install Skype on my ubuntu 12.10 via command line $ sudo apt-get install skype I received this error : The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2-plugins:i386 : Depends: ...
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sound levels in alsamixer versus sound levels in the 'sound settings' menu

the maximum volume alsamixer allows me to reach is 100% the 'sound settings' menu (on the upper right corner) allows levels beyond 100% Why are these levels not reachable via alsamixer ? Is this ...
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How can I change the volume of a specific program?

I just installed gnome-alsa, because my mic didn't work with pulseaudio. But I can't seem to find a way to change the volume of a specific program, like you can in Windows. I can only change the ...
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Unable to configure audio on HP Pavilion G6 2006AX - using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I recently installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS version on my HP Pavilion G6 2006AX laptop. This is the only operating system that I have on my laptop (no dual boot). Processor & Graphics detail: AMD ...
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pulseaudio no sound card mplayer ok

I'm running version 12.10. My PC has an built-in sound card and 3 usb sound cards of the same type. mplayer works ok for all of them using the argument -ao alsa:device=hw=2.0 for instance. vlc ...
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Multimedia keys don't actually change volume (even though the OSD shows a change)

In my Xubuntu 12.10 install, using the multimedia keys doesn't actually have any effect. Even though the OSD shows changes in volume, the actual volume doesn't change. The same thing applies to the ...
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QinHeng CH345 USB MIDI device not showing up in lsusb

I have a USB MIDI cable which shows up on connect in the kernel messages as: usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 12 using dwc_otg yet, somehow in lsusb this device does not show up: Bus ...
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Can I record playback with audacity without Pulseaudio?

I'm trying to record output (that what I can hear) with Audacity, but no sound recorded. I have found some instructions how to record with Pulseaudio, but I have only Alsa. I can't see any option in ...
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HT Omega eClaro sound card (C-Media CMI8788) won't load in Ubuntu 12.10

Disclaimer: I also posted this question at LinuxQuestions.org. I have Mint 14 (based on Ubuntu 12.10) installed right now, but this problem exists with stock Ubuntu 12.10 as well. If you insist, I ...
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Change keyboard shorcuts? alsamixer

I use "master mono" for my audio. I like using the volume up and volume down buttons on my keyboard but they only change "master" not "master mono". Anyway to change this?
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Ubuntu 12.10 and Macbook Air 1,1 - no sound (speakers + microphone) - headphone OK

I ran lspci | grep Audio and got: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03) I've searched the forums and added the following line to alsa.conf # ...
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Wine and system audio mute one another

I'm running into an awkward problem. Here's the thing: If I start up my computer and run a Wine instance (Guild Wars 2, in this case, though it doesn't and shouldn't matter), sound works fine. While ...
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Is there another way to restart the sound system if pulseaudio/ALSA don't work?

I was listening to music, and my sound suddenly went dead in all my applications. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04, which uses pulseaudio, so I tried sudo /etc/init.d/pulseaudio restart, but nothing happened. ...
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How do I fix a noisy input device (Internal Mic)? snd_hda_intel - debug included

As the title says, I'm having trouble with a very noisy audio input device - the internal mic or any plugged in mics. So far I've narrowed it down to an problem in ALSA since my debug info is showing ...
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How do I change which audio jacks are used for input and output?

I'm using a Realtek HD audio card built-in my motherboard. The Windows driver comes with a control panel that allows me to select which back panel jacks are used for what. So for example I can make ...
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Low volume problems Asus Xonar DX [closed]

I have problems with my sound card, an Asus Xonar DX on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. To hear something, i need to set Ubuntu's volume at 100% and speakers volume at 75%. At this moment i can barely hear ...
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No sound after clean install

Did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 and everything working great except for the sound. Ubuntu doesn't even seem to be recognizing the fact my HP dv6000 has the capability of making sound! I have ...
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Fuzzy audio when Skype makes sound

I am having trouble getting my sound to work properly in Skype. Every time Skype makes noise, all of my audio goes crackly, including anything else that's coming from other programs, even when the ...
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Where is /dev/dsp or /dev/audio?

I have to apply sudo chmod a+r /dev/dsp or /dev/audio but in my Ubuntu 12.10 i do not have such. Where is then the PCM sound file for ssh? chmod: cannot access `/dev/dsp': No such file or directory ...
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Forked-daapd with alternative soundcard

I am trying to configure forked-daapd on my computer, and everything goes well except that in configuration file I can not set a new value for the line corresponding to soundcard. This is the default ...
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No sound output from headphone jack Ubuntu12.04

I have just bought a new ASUS u47vc computer. I have installed ubuntu 12.04 on it alongside windows 7 with no problems what so ever. Howevr, there is one issue that must be resolved. I can not get ...
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Sound output starts delayed

Via SPDIF hearable sound starts late, e. g. in the Test Sound dialog I maximally can hear "Left" when the voice should say "Front Left". When I have pavucontrol open (in the background) whilst ...
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hdmi audio works only with aplay -D alsa test wavs; open source radeon drivers; kernel 3.5 vgaswitcheroo

I've trolled the internets to make hdmi work on my system Ubuntu 12.04. software center kernel 3.5 uname: Linux ubuntu 3.5.0-18-generic #29~precise1-Ubuntu SMP...x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 ...
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Command line volume control amixer has problems with muting

Because my laptop volume controls are state of the art in the field of bad usability, I decided to map two keyboard shortcuts to make my own volume controls. I found that amixer should be helpful: ...
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How to get a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card work with Mixxx

I've got a NI Traktor Audio 2 sound card I'd like to get working with Mixxx, but I don't seem to have any success so far. The card seems to be supported in Ubuntu out of the box, and it seems to work ...
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No sound on resume after suspend in 12.10 [closed]

The issue has begun within 12.10. Before it worked perfectly. Now, even restarting alsa won't work, I have to reboot. Please, ask for details. I'm running Ubuntu 12.10, unity DE with gnome 3.6, no ...
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How do I change sound output from the green audio jack to the blue audio jack?

Well i am new to linux, but i have a little problem. My green audio jack died and i only have a blue and a pink audio jack wich both work under windows. The pink jack works but I don't how to get the ...
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HP Envy 15 Speakers Partially Working (Beats Audio)

Anybody have all 5 speakers (front l+r,rear l+r and woofer) working? Currently only the front two (front l+r) are working. I'm running a fresh install of 12.10. Headphones work fine though. Doesn't ...
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Audio not working in 12.10

I did a clean install of 12.10. When I open Sound Settings in gnome the only device in the list is "Dummy Output", and sound is not working. Sound worked fine out of the box in 12.04. I ran ...
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How come my sound won't work on Lenovo ThinkPad x230?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad x230 that I just purchased and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. There is no sound, how do I fix it? I checked that my volume is not muted. I also tried checking in alsamixer and ...
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No Soundcards found. Alsa disappeared?

My sound has disappeared on my Ubuntu Lucid machine. It was there yesterday. I think we took a power cycle overnight and so my pc had rebooted this morning. After compiling PJSUA (the pjsip ...
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Can an empty output for the command aplay -l in the terminal reflect a audio hardware damage?

The sound on my laptop is not working. I have Ubuntu 10.04 installed. I went through a lot of help over the Internet but nothing helped. Every forum has aplay -l followed by **** List of PLAYBACK ...
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ALSA samples capture: cannot open device

I'm quite new to Linux (Lubuntu 12.04 for sake of precision) and ALSA programming at all. I'm trying to write a C program to capture audio from internal PC microphone for processing it. So as first ...
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Why can't I access hw:1,0 until gstreamer-properties is run once?

Not necessarily an Ubuntu-specific question but I wasn't sure where else to ask. I have an AverMedia DVD EZMaker 7 which plugs into USB and works well on Ubuntu 12.04. I downloaded and installed the ...
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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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Only root see soundcards with aplay -l

First of all I must warn you that I come from a failed upgrading from Ubuntu 11 to 12.04. Because (i guess) I used wdm instead of gdm. Infact wdm automatically closed during the upgrading and, ...
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Both Speakers and Headphone are giving Sound. How to fix it? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Sound from both headphones and speakers I have tried many solutions but they are not working for me i have Hp Pavilion Dv6 -2150us I'm new on Ubuntu and linux . so I ...
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How to list arecords available formats

I built a tool that uses arecord, but now i noticed that it doesn't work on some computers, as the format isn't supported by that hardware, how can i see/list what formats thats supported? Arecords ...
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Ubuntu Audio Pitch Shifting filter

I'm currently developing a video player software which intended to be an embeedded player. I'm using Java with VLCJ library for the video player. What i'm looking is a way, something to transform the ...
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Sound static in VLC Ubuntu 12.04

When I set the audio output module to Pulseaudio, Audio memory, or Open Sound System, the sound works sometimes, but usually is very staticy. If I switch to Alsa, the sound works fine, but if I pause ...
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Apply LADSPA filter to only one channel of multichannel output with Alsa and PulseAudio

I want to apply a filter, specifically SWH's glame-bandpass-iir, to only one of several output channels. I'm still stumped after looking at the examples listed below. I'm quite sure that ...
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No bass on my laptop

A have a laptop (Acer) with two front speakers and subwoffer (Acer Tuba). After upgrading to 12.04 only front speakers are working, no sound from subwoffer. There is no 2.1 configuration on Sound ...
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pulseaudio and alsa on ubuntu 12.04 server

I am running ubuntu 12.04server, and trying to get pulseaudio working. I followed the instructions at How do I run PulseAudio in a headless server installation? At the moment, pacmd list-cards is ...
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How can I enable my Asus Xonar DGX (CMI8788 chipset) sound card?

I have been strugling with trying to get my sound card working under Linux, from the command line it reports back as follows: user@desktop:~$ sudo lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 84:04.0 Multimedia ...
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How to shut down the S/PDIF output in my sound card?

I realized that there is a red light coming out of my earphone jack. It's something like this: http://i.stack.imgur.com/gokuH.jpg I looked in the folder that Toshiba created for installing drivers , ...