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

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Trouble using the Xonar Essence STX soundcard

I'm trying to get my Asus Xonar STX soundcard to work. It is recognized in the kernal if i type: aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 3: ...
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How to listen live sounds from input from external sound card?

I have an external sound card. It is connected to my laptop via USB and to piano via a jack - jack cable. I can record sounds from piano (using Audacity) but I cannot hear the sounds in the live ...
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No audio through HDMI with Gigabyte Brix

Newbie to Ubuntu (13.10 x64 desktop) and have been trying to get audio to work on a Gibabyte Brix (GB-BXi3-4010) through HDMI but no go. If I plug into the standard headphone jack audio works no ...
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Controlling the stereo output levels separately from overall volume level

I don't know why, but to get my right loudspeaker sounding equally loud as the left one, I have to set the levels in alsamixer like so: http://s18.postimg.org/91nx9ojex/alsa.png 54/100 in Headphones ...
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BT_GET_CAPABILITIES warning slowing down audio apps

I'm using a bluetooth audio receiver to stream music from my PC to an old stereo. Everything works fine, except that everytime an app needs to use audio, and starts initializing ALSA, it gets lots of ...
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Very choppy sound Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4 PC. When I go to system settings and click on sound, the screen keeps flashing between Analog Output and Headphones in the ...
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Terminal shows “Couldn't open audio: Couldn't open audio device or ESD connection” after launching a game and there is no sound in the game

So I tried installing a Heroes of Might and Magic 3 linux loki game version into Ubuntu 13.10 and everything is fine but I don't have sound. When I try to launch a game through a terminal it throws ...
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Headphones not detected in 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu, running 13.10 on an Alienware M14x R2. The laptop comes with a "Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller" sound card (for which I couldn't find a Linux driver). ...
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Timidity won't play on second sound card

I have a trouble with Timidity and playing midi files. I have two soundcards -- the first is on-board and I don't use it, because of "poor" quality output. The second is USB card Focusrite Scarlett ...
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Internal mic of Lenovo Ideapad s210 not working

I recently bought a lenovo ideapad s210 and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. Overall it works pretty good, but I can't figure out how to get the internal microphone to work. I've tried adding in ...
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How to install alsa-base and pulseaudio?

I was having a sound issue where sound settings show "dummy output" meaning it wasn't reading my audio card. I followed this instructions here, got to the "alternate" method, ran "sudo apt-get remove ...
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How can I get the installed ALSA version?

How can I see what ALSA version is installed on my machine? I tried: $ alsa --version Usage: /sbin/alsa {unload|reload|force-unload|force-reload|suspend|resume}
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Updating to the latest ALSA release

I would like to have the latest stable/dev release of ALSA. Can I do this via PPA? So, I need a solution for stable versions and another one for latest releases, even they are unstable.
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu 12.04 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existent static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shut-down and boot I often hear a loud blast from the ...
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constant buzzing noise from speaker when headphones are plugged in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Lenovo Y410p. After I plug in the headphones, there's constant buzzing noise from speaker. If I unplug them, the noise disappears. If I disable "Auto-Mute Mode" through alsamixer, the ...
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How can I make TVTime find my mixer?

I am using a Winfast Leadtek TV 2000 XP card and TVTime 1.0.2 to watch analog TV. The TV card's sound output is hooked up to the CD-in of my mainboard (MSI Intel X58 Platinum). Just recently I ...
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5.1 HDMI Mixed Channels, Stuttering/Choppy Audio

I've bought an Intel Core i3 4130 with a Gigabyte H87N-WIFI motherboard with the intention of creating an HTPC. I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 on a live USB and everything works except for 5.1 Surround ...
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Headphone sound is one sided in ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I got one sided (one channel) sound only in headphone. Laptop speaker is quite good. Headphone jack of laptop and headphone are both working well. It's software issue. I ...
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No sound from headphones ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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Sound Stops working after I close my laptop lid

My laptop's (hp envy touchsmart 15, running ubuntu 13.10) audio stops working after the laptop sleeps or if I close my laptop lid (the current setting are the on closing the lid the laptop does not go ...
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Audio without X

Crosspost from /r/linuxquestions: I am trying to convert my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop into a headless server and need everything running without X needing to start. I've gotten the partitions to mount ...
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mpd: Failed to read mixer for 'My ALSA Device': no such mixer control: PCM

I had mpd/mpc running on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS headless, X-less server. I decided to switch out the songs; I moved the old songs out of the /Music directory, moved the new songs in, and ran mpc ...
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Dummy Output in Audio; nothing is working (ALSA broken?)

Problem: My audio is not working. I'm getting that "Dummy Output" in the sound settings. I've been scouring the web, but nothing I try is working. I've tried sudo alsa force-reload sudo apt-get ...
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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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DELL XPS 13 Sound Problem

Since the last update (20.11.2013) for Ubuntu 13.10 there are noises in the left speaker. They appear in the internal speakers when I boot the system and if I choose the audio jack in the external ...
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Qjackctl alsa connections, what connects to what?

Trying to get my guitar going via midi usb cord and I just need to know what connects to what. Here is a picture.
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Error using fluidsynth

I installed fluidsynth following the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/fluidsynth/wiki/Download ...which were just sudo apt-get install fluidsynth But get the following error when ...
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Built in mic distortion with ubuntu 13.10

I Have a serous problem considering my Built in mic in my Lenovo laptop ideapad S400, i get distortion sound every time i use my mic either was for hangout, skype or recording my screen, its like my ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 no sound output

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 I have no sound output devices listed on the sound settings and therefor no sound.. I have tried running sudo alsa force-reload and restarting but neither ...
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Lubuntu on cubieboard2. alsa-firmware not installing usx2yloader into /usr/bin or /sbin. very stumped!

I am combining an usb sound card with a cubieboard2, within a head casing containing two microphones! Binaural microphone! Thats just the basic jist at least ;p I am currently using Lubuntu 12.10 ...
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Looking the modifications to disable capture for alsa driver

I wrote alsa drivers for mycard by referring dummy.c sound drivers. My card doesnt support capture functionality. I defined playback operations but not capture operations to avoid capture support. My ...
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Fade out MOC if other application starts playing something

I need to find a good way to force fade down the sound playback of a moc daemon I have the following scenario: I have running a small Ubuntu 12.04 server box with a MOC (musiconconsole) daemon and a ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 12.10 on Chromebook

I've got an HP Chromebook 14 that I've rooted and installed Ubuntu via Crouton (upgraded to 12.10) and most things are working nicely. One issue that I am having trouble solving relates to sound. ...
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How do I enable CD-in?

I have a TV card that is connected to the CD-in (JCD1) connector on my mother board. However, I could not find a setting in pavucontrol to playback the sound from that port in Ubuntu. Am I just ...
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How to switch between headphones and speakers manually from command line

What if I want to write a script that switches audio output? How can it be done under Ubuntu? (There is a related question on Ask Ubuntu: How to switch between headphones and speakers manually) Here ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - No sound - HELP!

I'm panicking... my sound stopped working after I tried to set-up my notebook speakers, plus two headphone jacks... My idea was to multichannel the sound to 3 channels, built-in speakers, and ...
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No sound 12.04 (Dummy output)

Its been weeks with no sound. I feel like Ive tried everything but somethings just dont seem right. I am a new user and so far i love Ubuntu but this sound issue is making me unsure. Im NOT muted. Ive ...
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Switch sound to HDMI in Lubuntu without installing additional packages

Lubuntu doesn't use pulse audio, only ALSA. The only tools that come with it are alsamixer, alsactl, and aplay. I have already managed to output sound from my TV using this command: aplay -D ...
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asus n550jv audio problem: no sound from notebook' speakers

Ubuntu 13.10. The problem is: the internal speakers don't work. I have no problem when I'm using the headphones. There is no hardware issue since in windows 8 everything works perfectly(external ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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Headset doesn't work at all in 13.10

So I fresh installed 13.10 and it seems fine enough as far as the lastest ubuntu goes, except my headset doesn't work (it plugs into headphone and mircophone). While on my machine the microphone ...
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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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Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically

The Pavucontrol on my Xubuntu 13.10 detects my bluetooth headset, but only after I type the commands : pulseaudio -k sudo alsa force-reload After a few seconds the headset appears in the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Sound Problem after following weird commands

After launching a few commands : echo autospawn = no >> ~/.config/pulse/client.conf #use ~/.pulse/client.conf on Ubuntu <= 12.10 killall pulseaudio $LANG=C pulseaudio -vvvv --log-time=1 ...
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Why are there two sink input index generated by pulseaudio?

I'm planning to spawn a thread as I detect a new sink input index in pulseaudio. But when I run some application, I find out that a second sink index for same client is created. The system spawns a ...
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How to use ALSA instead of pulseaudio without uninstalling pulseaudio?

So when pulseaudio is installed on my computer, there is no sound. However, if I uninstall pulseaudio, the ubuntu sound indicator has to be uninstalled too. How can I use ALSA by default without ...
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Having several sound issues with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not exactly describing one problem, because I feel like solving it would be useless. In the last 3 months I had a HUGE amount of problems with my headphone jack / speakers. I am using Ubuntu ...
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arecord generating blank files

I am trying to record something using the utility arecord but I am unable to do so. The command generates an audio file but when I play it, it is blank. The operating system Information: Linux ...
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Alsamixer is out to get me?

I've been unable to piece together a proper solution to get alsamixer to properly manage my sound. Here's my desired behavior: On rebooting, hibernating or sleeping and then waking up, I want all ...