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

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Unclear Sound on Ubuntu

I own an Asus K55vm running ubuntu 13.04 with updated alsa and pulseaudio. The sound on my laptop is clearly unclear at 100% volume on all applications. The sound was clear on windows. I think it uses ...
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Make a USB device show up as an input and output device

What am I attempting to do? I am trying to make my Line6 Toneport UX1 (hooked up via USB) an output and input device at the same time. Why am I trying to do this? For those of you that don't know, ...
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Alsa mixer mutes headphones every time I plug them [duplicate]

Ever since I updated my laptop from 12.10 to 13.04 I've been experiencing a strange behaviour with my Ubuntu installation. Every time I plug in my headphones the volume becomes mute. I can only unmute ...
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Sound doesnt work, after installing GPU Ubuntu 13.04

I had a Radeon 4670 that I replaced, with an Nvidea GeForce gtx460. Now My sound doesn't work. I figure it was a driver issue, so I installed the manufacturers recommended driver, but it still doesn'...
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Realtek ALC888 Sound Card doesn't work after Ubuntu 13.04

yesterday i updated my Ubuntu system from 12.10 to 13.04 but since then my audio card doesn't work at all. With the previous Ubuntu version it worked fine. The sound card is recognized by the system (...
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Headphone jack resets in ALSA when unplugged. 13.04 [duplicate]

I have been able to get my headphones to work using the alsa mixer, but it resets whenever the headphones are unplugged or the computer is rebooted. I never had this problem with previous versions, ...
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No sound on a clean install Ubuntu 12.10

I'm new here, in fact im new on the linux world. I've had some issues with ubuntu. Nothing that I couldn't managed to fix. But I'm having this problem with sound. The first clean install I made ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 12.04 suddenly missed

Everything was OK a few hours ago. I was watсhing some TED video when the sound suddenly just gone to nowhere. I'm not a very experienced Linux user, so I tried to restart the system - it didn't help ...
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Alsa Sound not loading

I recently read a post from one of the boffins to use the killall command in terminal. I have tried that on numerous occasions with mixed results. Sometimes it works. I run an old Acer Aspire 3201. Up ...
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Unexpectedly lost speaker output. Headphone output works fine [closed]

Yesterday when I opened my laptop I noticed that I no longer had sound from the built-in speakers. I carefully checked settings in Sound Preferences, and then dropped to shell and looked in alsamixer....
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No PulseAudio in Skype Sound Devices choices, and microphone does not work…

I have a new re-install of Mythbuntu 12.04.2 LTS. When I installed Skype 4.1.0.20 and tried to use it, I found that under options/Sound Devices/, under the three (Microphone,Speakers and Ringing) ...
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No sound unless alsa-utils reinstalled

I am struggling with no sound problem on Ubuntu 12.04 and now on 12.10. I went through a lot of forums mentioning this issue and I have tried a lot of different solutions that worked for others but ...
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ALSA fails to recognize on-board audio card

In Mythbuntu 12.04.2, ALSA (1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1) fails to recognize the A88GMV on-board AMD 880 HD Audio (card). This system is fully updated. The system also contains a NVIDIA graphics card (...
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My headphones mute AlsaMixer when I plug them in, HP DV6 12.04

Whenever I plug any type of headphones into one of the audio out connectors on my hp dv6, alsa mutes them, muting the "speaker" setting(see attached image). This also happened in Fedora, so it's a ...
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No sound with HDA Intel PCH

I don't manage to get sound working on my Ubuntu 12.10. The output of my alsa-info.sh is located here. I would appreciate any help to fix this problem!
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Ubuntu 12.10 crackling and popping sound [duplicate]

I've an Asus Z92V, I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and since I installed Ubuntu on this notebook the audio keep crackling and popping continuously. Moreover the volume bar on gnome-shell panel keep jumping ...
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How do I get my laptop speakers working?

My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite A215-S7422 running Ubuntu 12.04. The command cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec gives the result Codec: LSI ID 1040 Codec: Realtek ALC268 My ...
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No application is currently recording audio Ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

The matter is that, when I go to Pulse Audio Volume Control in attempt to fix Skype microphone, it tells me that there is No application is currently recording audio . Does anybody have an idea how I ...
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Forcing ALSA to use another codec

ALSA detects my sound card to be a Realtek ALC1200 , but it is a Realtek ALC888S. This causes the sound to be lesser that that in my Windows XP Installation. So, is it possible to make ALSA use the ...
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Lubuntu no sound at all; no mute, alsa, pulse

Apologies if this question has been answered already but I've scoured these forums and I haven't found anything that works. I recently put together a low spec machine with plans on running Lubuntu 12....
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Line In doesnt appear on alsamixer

When I open alsamixer, I dont see Line-in. Just Master, PCM, Capture and Digital. What could I do? This is all the info I could gather about my hardware: http://nopaste.info/03cc82b761.html
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alsa driver compiled with errors 12.04.02 LTS

I have a problem with installing the alsa driver. Here is the compilation log: In file included from /home/aleks/alsa-driver-1.0.25/firewire/speakers.c:5:0: /home/aleks/alsa-driver-1.0.25/firewire/.....
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No sound output (MSI K8N NEO4/CK804 AC'97)

I have a K8N NEO4 motherboard with a built in AC'97 sound card. It has a digital spdif output I wish to utilize. My reciever is a Denon AVR 1709 which supports afaik DTS/AC3 in 44100 & 48000 hz. (...
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Is there a fancy vertical notification OSD that works for both ALSA and pulseaudio?

Is there a fancy way to get the volume notification OSD to work with both pulseaudio and ALSA? Right now the standard desktop ones only work with pulseaudio for me. How about a vertical OSD that I can ...
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Alternatives to or workaround for snd-usb-audio?

so I have an HP envy 3040-nr (http://www.amazon.com/HP-15-3040NR-Laptop-Black-Silver/dp/B006PCDJI2), and after problems with usb-audio and searching around I ended having to blacklist snd-usd-audio in ...
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Can't unmute with alsamixer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in combination with Awesome window manager. Most of the stuff ubuntu provides I don't use. I adjust my audio volume through scripts with amixer or manually with alsamixer. ...
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What can I do against microphone noise in Ubuntu 12.04 with Soundcard VT1708S?

I've got a little problem: my microphone input makes some noise if I try to talk. On Windows it works perfect, so it can't be damaged. My Mainboard is an ASUS M5A78L-M/USB3. Following Output: lspci ...
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What is the proper way to configure my sound? [12.10]

So I am using the Logitech G35 headset and it is USB. My sounds are much tinnier and just off compared to when I am on Windows. On Windows I do have access to the Logitech Gaming Software which allows ...
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12.04 ALSA error

My system crashes regularly due to probably the alsa driver. The system suddenly becomes unusable slow, although the music keeps playing. I tried to submit it to the ALSA team, but I can't get in ...
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problem with alsa installed

I'm using linux for the first time. I installed alsa 1.0.24 in my system running Ubuntu 12.04. After installing, I tried to play some files using command aplay -vv abc.wav, it started playing but I ...
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Headphone automatically muted in ubuntu 12.04 [duplicate]

I've a strange problem in my Ubuntu. Every time I plug a headphone my Speaker volume automatically gets mute and its gain goes to 0 dB as you can see in the figure below. I cannot unmute the ...
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Broken audio after installing Realtek HD drivers

I had some problem with stock audio on the Realtek ALC888S making it a bit too quiet. So, After reading https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto , I downloaded the HD audio drivers for ...
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Thinkpad 13 Edge microphone noise problem

I'm having problems with the microphone making a annoying noise that makes talking really hard. My laptop is a ThinkPad Edge 13 (the version with an intel processor) I reported a bug [1] and I got ...
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Playing a MIDI keyboard without JACK / how to use JACK and PulseAudio/ALSA

So, I havea MIDI keyboard but I'm not really motivated to play when I have to set up JACK and everything else just to get one sound out of it. The problem is that whenever I start JACK I can't play ...
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12.04: No sound after installing humble bundle games [closed]

I've just installed 12.04.2 on an acer 4830g Initially the sound worked fine, but then I installed a bunch of games from the humble indie bundle, and now the sound is all dead. I've checked the mixer ...
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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: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=...
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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 similar)...
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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 A6-...
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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 --aout=...
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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?