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

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Audio issues, cutting out and random loud noises the more things it has to process

I'm stuggling with audio problems with Ubuntu on my desktop PC, when audio skips and paused and sometimes dies completely and produces loud static. If all I'm doing it watching youtube things are ...
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No rear audio when front jack is connected

I have Ubuntu 14.04 64bit dual booted. When I connect something on front audio jack then rear audio is not working. I have tried changing analolog-output-headphones.conf file. After changing that ...
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Intel HDA (Realtek ALC887) Audio stutter

Installed on a new PC with an ASUS H97M-Plus motherboard, got everything to work except the audio. While I have sound, and the mixers and volume controls appear to work correctly, the audio is very ...
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After bringing up openbox, “aplay -l” requires sudo. Help

Folks, I have built a minimal Ubuntu server 14.04 + openbox. After I login, and before I run startx, aplay -l displays all devices. However, once I run startx, aplay -l does not work: $ aplay -l ...
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Load different music profiles for Alsamixer or kmix

I would like to know if it's possible to use or configure different music profiles on (K)ubuntu for different types of music: Pop, Rock, Metal, Rap, etc when listening to that type of music. ...
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Sound coming out of headphones and speakers!

I'm new at Ask Ubuntu, but not at Ubuntu itself! So, I have a Dell Latitude D520 with Ubuntu 12.04.4 on it. When I plug in my headphones, sound comes out from the headphones and the speakers!I tried ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ....
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Speakers & headphones play simultaneously on Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 Mk1 with alsa

Information I am running Xubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-52CCA32BE Mk1 and I am using alsa instead of pulseaudio. The only problem I am experiencing is when plugging in headphones, ...
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What is the most robust web frontend for MPD for Linaro/Ubuntu 14.xx?

I've built a headless server instance with linaro on a Radxa rock connected to speakers, and am currently trying out rompr. Does MPD offer any other "streaming" jukebox style frontend options for ...
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Why is there no sound(not even alsamixer) in my Mac Mini ?

I have a Mac mini early 2007. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i386 without using the bootcamp and just erasing all partitions(I mean there is no OS X on disk but only Ubuntu.). I have had no problems. ...
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CoolerMaster 5.1 headset not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a USB 5.1 surround sound headset and it's not working how it should. I am able to use the 5.1 surround sound. Sometimes even in Steam games so it is possible. The problem exists when using ...
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No sound into headphones

I will make it quick : I have no sound in my headphones when they are plugged in on my Asus F200CA running Ubuntu 14.04, but : I have sound in the laptop speakers when the headphones are plugged out....
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No Sound even after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64

I have done everything that I could get off Google to correct the sound problem but none of them is working. My last install of Ubuntu had the sound working, but this one, I don't know why it is not. ...
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Is it possible to have audio output source switch automatically with Xonar DG?

I have an Asus Xonar DG card (which apparently has only been recently support as of Kernel 3.13). I got the front audio working by (go figure) plugging the cases digital audio cord directly into the ...
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Problem with 5.1 AC-3 through Alsa, Pulseaudio on SPDIF, Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (i386 Architecture) on Zotac ZBOX-ID18. I am trying to output digital surround audio through digital SPDIF output, I understand that the default SPDIF output is on PCM ...
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Sound randomly muting in ubuntu 14.04

PulseAudio or ALSA, I cannot tell which, randomly mutes itself for no reason. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. It happens typically when I am playing a game, but can also happen when playing a movie. ...
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ThinkPad T440p docking station: no sound on external speakers

Using Ubuntu 14.04 When I plug external speakers into the pro docking station with my Thinkpad T440p in it I get no sound (internal speakers mute). Plugging the same speakers into the headphone jack ...
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Sound from stereo to RCA plugged to Line in only records left channel

Okay, so we play with turntables. Stereo audio from the vinyls are connected to a stereo to RCA adaptor, which is then plugged into the line in of my netbook. When I'm on Windows 8, we use Butt to ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro10,2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook Pro Retina MacBookPro10,2 and the microphone does not work at all. It has worked in 13.04 and 13.10 but now after a clean install, no luck. I ran this script to ...
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No voice on front headphone port.

I have a strange problem. It just happen recently, when I accidentally unplug my headphone. But I unplugged it before and nothing happen. Basically now, when I use my headphone through front jack, ...
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Unable to record from USB sound card line-in connector

I've been googling and struggling with this for a while but haven't been able to make this work. I bought a USB sound card (Encore ENMAB 8-CM) to record from its line-in connector. I'm not sure which ...
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Make alsamixer changes permanent

I have installed ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in my macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and something is wrong with the headphones jack, a red led is on and it just can be turned off with the alsamixer command and muting ...
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After upgrading to trusty, ALSA midi connection (aconnect) doesn't seem to work right

Previously in kubuntu 13.10 I was able to open vmpk or plug in a midi keyboard, and provided that TiMidity was running in server mode, I could run aconnect [keyboard port (129:0 for vmpk)] 14:0 ...
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ALSA prgramming in C

I'm using a C program that help me recording from my audio device here is the code : /* Use the newer ALSA API */ #define ALSA_PCM_NEW_HW_PARAMS_API #include <alsa/asoundlib.h> int main() { ...
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Sound not working, ALSAMIXER not working

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and when i booted it the sound was working. But it wasn't working the way it does on Windows 7, like in it there is a feature for me to use Dolby Technology to create really nice ...
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Audio applications not playing on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch, overwriting 13.10. Ever since then, I haven't been able to play audio in most desktop media applications: Spotify, Rhythmbox, Pithos, Banshee...all of ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...
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Which sound cards below are supported on Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm currently evaluating the following listed sound cards as possible replacement/addition for my onboard hda sound(card). Creative Sound Blaster VX Creative sound Blaster Audigy 7.1 Creative ...
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Nvidia HDMI sound and Logitech Headphones not working in 14.04

There is no sound going from the HDMI port on my Nvidia card to my tv that I am using as a monitor. When I use my Logitech Headphones, I hear no sound either. Does anyone know how to rectify the ...
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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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Icecast2 and darkice stream playing too slow

I am trying to access my InstantFM USB radio dongle using icecast2 and darkice. I have it set up well enough that when I access the stream (192.168.2.108:8000/instantfm) I do get sound but it is ...
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Sound card not detecting

I recently tried to install Realtek audio driver. Procedure was completed successfully but when i rebooted system after installing my sound cards are not detecting and system is muted. Later i tried ...
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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 mute:...
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No Sound in ARM HP Chromebook Ubuntu 14.04 with Crouton [closed]

UPDATE: I finally got my sound to work! All I had to do was update crouton. The following link explains how to do it: http://pastebin.com/uMJyYA4n I replaced "raring" with "trusty" because I'm ...
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How do I redirect input from one sound card to output on another sound card?

I have a TV card with its sound output connected to the CD-in of my mainboard's built-in sound card. There is also a USB sound device connected to my machine. Now I want to play the sound from the TV ...
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No sound on classic headphone but mic works Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I am using a Dell Vostro 1014 running with Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Internal speaker front left alone is working. When I plug classic headset no sound but microphone in the headset is working. Below is ...
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Surround sound woes with 14.04

I have intel onboard audio and am trying to get surround sound working over the digital coax spdif port. I followed these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio ......
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Cannot find sound settings menu in Ubuntu 14.04 after removing pulseaudio

I cannot get any audio out of my speakers but the headphones work fine in Ubuntu 14.04. You can find my question about that here. Therefore I followed the instructions online and removed and ...
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Get logitech audio device sink name

I am using the logitech mic for recording the audio. I am able to find the device name using the following command: pactl list short sources | grep "alsa_input.usb" | awk '{ print $2 }' op: ...
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How do I enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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How to make pulseaudio and ubuntu detect the same audio device as alsa driver

I use Ubuntu 14.04 x64 and I use gnome-shell on my laptop. I have a Bose companion 5 (which is basically a USB sound system) and a HDMI port, both does work perfectly when I just boot with the cable ...
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Tinny sound on Lenovo U510

I want to ask, how can I tweak my sounds from speakers. It now sounds so tinny, like the sound comes from a tin can. In Windows, I don't have any problems with it, but in Ubuntu it sounds just awful. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 stuck in headphone mode (no sound through speakers)

The basic symptom I was having is that sound was not working in Ubuntu 14.04. However, I had recently used the front headphone jack, and after unplugging the headphones, I noticed in the sound ...
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Lost audio after upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04

After the upgrade I've lost the audio output immediately: no hardware change ! With Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel 3.13.0-24-generic (#47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014) - the audio doesn't work at all....
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Noise removal from USB soundcard

I am using the Syba USB soundcard for live audio from other audio sources like bluetooth or logitech mic. It's working perfectly, I am able to hear the live audio of bluetooth and logitech from the ...
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Sound problem ubuntu 14.04

I'm new Ubuntu user I have install it few days ago I add my sound playing good but today I just realize that nothing is coming out of the speaker. I have tried all the settings sound settings nothing ...
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No sound from laptop speakers in Ubuntu 14.04 after booting into Windows 8.1

I have a Dell Inspiron 15 7537. I had installed 14.04 on it, and had no problems with the sound initially. However, like my with ethernet card, it seemed expecting to not have driver/software issues ...
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Toshiba Tecra A8 without audio with Ubuntu 14.04 Bug alsa

I can't hear nothing, but sometime it had worked. uname -a Linux PCIFP26 3.13.0-24-generic #47-Ubuntu SMP Fri May 2 23:31:42 UTC 2014 i686 i686 i686 GNU/Linux aplay -l **** Lista de PLAYBACK ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 - No soundcard detected HDA Intel Realtek ALC880

After fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 no sound card is detected. Alsamixer shows just Beep bar (PC speaker), all inputs and outputs are just not present. No volume panel in the main bar was present. ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound suddenly stopped working, reboot did not fix

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on an ASUS X52J laptop. I was watching a lecture on Google Chrome, when suddenly, all sound was lost. Throughout the PC. No sounds from Chrome (even though Chrome indicates ...