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

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Issues with sound when running program as different user than login-user

I aliased google-chrome and whitelisted myself in sudoers so now when I type sudo chrome it runs sudo -u chromeuser -i google-chrome &. (For reasons outlined below) Since all other users besides ...
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How can I control the volume of the line-in input + normal output at the same time?

I have a sound source connected via line-in to my computer. But when I change the master volume, only the volume of sounds being played on the computer (e.g. media, alerts, etc.) changes; the output ...
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External USB audio interface has weird noises

I have an E-MU tracker pre USB 2.0 connected to a USB hub. It works perfectly in Windows XP on the exact same computer, but has weird noises in Ubuntu 11.10. While being turned on, the system can ...
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How do I install new Intel HDA sound drivers?

In certain cases I might have an older kernel or release of Ubuntu where my sound driver might be too old or buggy, how can I get updated sound drivers for my built in Intel Audio chip?
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Boss GT-100 on Ubuntu 12.04

I wish to use BOSS GT-100 for recording some sound in Ubuntu 12.04. When I connect this device via usb and power it on, I see it in lsusb, but it seems that it is not recognized to be an audio device. ...
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No sound ubuntu 12.04, Tried everything

I've tried to find a solution to this but haven't been able to yet. I'm using ubuntu 12.04 installing using wubi installer. I have no audio. I can see the sound icon on the bar on top and interact ...
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Ubuntu 12.04: Replacing pulseaudio with Alsa?

Because of skype sound issues I was told to replace pulseaudio with alsa. I only found a solution for Ubuntu 10.10. Does this still work for Ubuntu 12.04 Precise Pangolin? Or does it still not make ...
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Fresh install of Ubuntu 12.04 via Wubi, no sound. Any help?

As the title says, I just installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop using wubi, and I have no sound. $ pavucontrol shows sound playing, but nothing is coming out through speakers or headphones. You can ...
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Why can't I get sound through HDMI with nVidia GTX580

I've just installed the newest version of ALSA and my NVIDIA device showed up in the gnome-volume-control. I can't actually get any sound on the TV though. When searching around it seems the solution ...
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No sound on new gaming PC

Well, as you can probably tell by the title, I have no sound. I recently built a new gaming PC, and installed 12.04 onto it. Obviously, I have ALSA and PulseAudio installed, but I don't have ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 microphone Acer Aspire One 150

The microphone was set to 0db according to alsamixer. I had trouble seeing how to set to a sensible level. Then I found how to set it but, but the microphone is still not working.
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ubuntu 12.04 usb audio card roland duo-capture not recognized

I need high quality usb audio card for ubuntu 12.04 PCs so I bought Roland Duo-Capture which is very promising. the problem is that with: cat /proc/asound/cards I can see only the integrated audio ...
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How do I select a default sound card with alsa?

I wish to select a default sound card, or disable all others, in order to have the correct one selected after suspend.
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What is the differences between Ubuntu existing kernel vs rt kernel?

What is the differences between Ubuntu existing general kernel of 11.10 vs so called linux rt kernel? does audio delay depends on general kernel vs rt kernel? Where some audio capture looks like it ...
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Multiple Audio Issues

I am having issues with my audio on Ubuntu 12.04, I will try and give as much detail as possible so sorry if there's too much detail. The Problem Audio plays from both speakers and headphone ...
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How can I have sound output before logging in?

I have a machine (Ubuntu 11.10) that I would like to have it play audio (typically through an amplifier), but the machine should be headless (where its final placement will be). I will control what is ...
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QJackCtl - Alsa Unknown driver

Here's my problem : I just have installed QJackCtl on my Ubuntu 12.04 and when I start Jack I got this issue : 12:01:22.769 /usr/local/bin/jackd -dalsa -dhw:0 -r44100 -p1024 -n3 -i1 -o2 Cannot ...
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No sound from headphones on Samsung Series 7 Chronos ( NP700Z5a )

I know it's an old question, but I've gone through the FAQs on Ubuntu.com and can't find the solution. Speakers work fine - ie if I go to System Settings > Sound, the tests sound. As soon as I plug ...
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How do you use both Pulse Audio and Alsa?

Can someone explain the relationship between the different sound components and if they all need to be installed in order to get sound? For example, I have one called "Playback: ... (PulseAudio ...
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No soundcard found 12.04 after kernel update

After newest kernel update I have lost my sound card. There is only sound via USB adapter. My headphones or speakers are working only through this device. The sound setting widget doesn't show any ...
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Alsamixer is not loaded

How do I load alsamixer? How do I know if I am added to audio group? I am really new to the whole command line so be as specific as possible please.
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Amnesia doesn't start due to audio problems

I have a problem with amnesia game. After Intro and clicking continue button few times, when game is supposed to start it crashes. Here is console output: ALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1018:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) ...
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Intermittent sound on an Medion Akoya S5610

The sound on my machine (Medion Akoya S5610) works intermittently. If I reboot enough times I do get sound. This happened before I upgraded, when running Oneiric too. I have fiddled around with ...
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Installing old Loki games on 12.04 64-bit results in no audio

All, Here's an interesting problem. I followed instructions provided online for installing Loki Games' Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (see http://www.swanson.ukfsn.org/loki/ and ...
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Headphone jack does not cut speakers in 12.04

When I connecting my headphones to laptop, the speakers is still working. Where is the problem?
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Graphical sound equalizer (EQ) for Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer? Is there a graphical sound equalizer for Ubuntu 12.04? If not, is there a tentative schedule/website where I can know of any ...
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3.5 audio jack issue doesn't work on a Dell Studio 1749

I'm on a dell studio 1749 x64. internal speakers work just fine. I have three jacks near the front,2 are for audio and 1 for input. When I plug my speakers into the audio (headphone) jack(s) I get ...
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Headphones not working. Realtek ALC270. Asus K55VD-DS71 laptop. Ubuntu 12.04

I helping my friend to setup ubuntu who is a first time user. It's an ASUS K55VD-DS71 laptop. Following codecs are being reported on the system when I issue the command cat ...
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How can I get sound on headphones without switching back to 'Speakers' manually?

On my Notebook (with Realtek ALC269VB) the sound over speakers works well until I plugin the headphones, Speakes get muted as expected but no sound on headphones. I noticed that as soon as I plugin ...
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ARCAM rPAC USB sound card not working on Ubuntu 12.04

I've just bought an ARCAM rPAC external USB sound device, and after a lot of hours spent, I just can't get it to work on Ubuntu 12.04 64bit setup. It uses a TI PCM5102 DAC chipset with Asynchronous ...
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Distorted and Choppy Audio

After installing 12.04 Precise on my PC, I have encountered some problems with audio output which did no occur when using Lucid. The sound is choppy and distorted in the lower tones. As I have no ...
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Can't configure 5.1 audio with 12.04

I have an Intel ALC892 and a Nvidia GT 520m connected to speakers via HDMI. On lspci, I see 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02) ...
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Different profiles for sound mixer?

I'd like to switch between different ubuntu sound mixer profiles, depending on what sound hardware I plug in or wirelessly activate. The easiest way I think I can do this would be to have a script ...
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No sound : Ubuntu 12.04 new install

I have just installed ubuntu 12 and I am not hearing anything. The alsa info dignostic tool command output is put here: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=ba499573f672309636489535508a9446c277a2a3 ...
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Broken auto-mute after 12.04 upgrade

Speakers stay on in Ubuntu 12.04 when headphones are plugged into the jack. (Fujitsu T2010, ICH8 chipset, ALC262 audio). All was working fine in 11.10. /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf contains options ...
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Internal microphone not listed in sound settings

On a fresh 12.04 installation in sound settings the internal microphone is not listed (worked upto 11.10). Alsamixer shows that mic is "0" and muted, but after changing that it remains undetected in ...
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No audio duplex option in sound options in 12.04 on Vaio VPCS131FD [closed]

I recently did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04 on a Sony Vaio VPCS131FD. Yet the audio duplex option is missing on my sound option and the computer no longer does jack detection. And I think the sound ...
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Headphone jack not working?

I have a Dell Studio XPS 1647 and headphones do not work (though , internal speakers work like a charm) , I have dual boot Windows 7 and headphones work perfectly fine ... I also tried -adding in ...
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Sound Card HP Beats Edition ENVY 14 - Codec: IDT 92HD81B1X5

I've been trying to put 8 channels working on ubuntu since the 11.10 (I'm now with the 12.04) but with no luck. I only get 2 channels working. I've tried many internet posts but with no luck. Does ...
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Sound not working after 12.04 install

I have recently installed 12.04, but the sound is not working from both internal speakers, and from headphones when I connect them. I have followed the instructions at ...
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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 ...