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

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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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Wine sound crackling under lubuntu

When I am trying to play the game Sins of a Solar Empire longer then 10 minutes with wine, the sound is beginning to crackle. (My English is bad, I know). I use alsa for the sound in wine.
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Can't get any sound from Ubuntu

I can't get any kind of sound from my PC. I installed Ubuntu 12.04 on my somewhat old desktop as the soundcard wasn't recognised by my (unlicensed) Windows 7. Ubuntu seems to have detected my card, as ...
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Extra noise in speakers when all media applications are closed

I use Ubuntu 12.04 system on my laptop and have the following problem. I plugged sound speaker and now I have some extra noise... The most wondering thing is that this extra noise appear only if I ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 on Lenovo Thinkpad Edge: Suddenly no audio anymore

All of a sudden I don't hear any audio anymore on my Lenovo Thankpad Edge E535. stefan@ThinkPad-E535:~$ lsb_release -d Description: Ubuntu 13.10 stefan@ThinkPad-E535:~$ uname -r 3.11.0-18-generic ...
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Changing the Sampling Rate in UBUNTU 12.04

I have used POCKETSPHINX for speech recognition in my project. Pocketsphinx is recognizing words but as it works on a sample rate of 16000 Hz and our laptop takes input at 22050 Hz, output is not as ...
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Can't hear anything through the speakers

I was going to have a skype call but I was unable to hear anything. Everything was working fine until now. Moreover, when I checked..I could not hear any songs, videos or any videos from youtube. Did ...
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Lenovo mute LED light reversed. Ubuntu 12.04

I run Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G560. My LED buttons for mute/volume up down work fine. The problem is the MUTE LED option is reversed - in other words, when i mute my laptop the light activates, when ...
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Current state of Pulseaudio 4.0 and crackling sound (13.10)

I recently installed (K)ubuntu 13.10, and my audio started to crackle randomly (I have an X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB connected to an analog 5.1 speaker set). In one week of use now, I managed to have ...
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USB Soundcard Fast Track C400

I have been trying to make my M-audio/Avid Fast track C400 external soundcard work on my machine. I get sound from its outs but the sound is very low and if i raise the "PCM" in alsamixer (which ...
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No bass in sound on Ubuntu 13.10 headphones

Most of the time jacking in my headphones and putting on music I get sound but no bass, sometimes though when booting Ubuntu it's completely fine with good sound. On booting Windows, there's no ...
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HDMI audio on default alsa device in xubuntu

My new monitor (Asus MX279) have 2 speakers and audio input from HDMI. In xubuntu 12.10 it doesn't work by default. I identified the correct device with aplay -l and sound works great with ...
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Output analogue audio (via speakers) through “line in” jack

...So I've been using Ubuntu for about 6 months now since I switched from Windows. I've been searching for one specific feature that was missing for Ubuntu... In Windows I used to connect my ...
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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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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 sound on ubuntu server 13.10

I have alsa installed. nothing is muted. my soundcard is selected and everything. I have searched the internet to no avail!
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Is there any Sound enhancers/equalizer?

What I am looking for is to have system wide implementation of sound enhancements like bass boosts, echoes, Fidelity, Stereo enhancement and so on. Audio Video players have their own equalizer but ...
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How to configure 5.1 Audio system for Realtek ALC861 sound card in UBUNTU 12.04?

I have already installed GNOME ALSA MIXER on Ubuntu. I did set all the parameters correctly. In Hardware settings, in the "choose a device to configure" section, it appeared as "Built in Audio - 1 ...
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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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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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How can I tell if I'm using alsa or pulse-audio by default? (Switching to i3-wm)

I might not be understanding the core concept, in which case correct me if I'm wrong. Ubuntu comes with two different audio rendering servers, pulse and alsa. Alsa is an intermediary layer to pulse? ...
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ENVY 15 Beats Audio Issues w 13.04

What I have and a map of the speakers: The Model: HP Envy 15 3040nr What this does not show is that there are actually 4 speakers in the front so in summary there are 6.1 speakers: two on the ...
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No sound after startup, have to alsa force-reload`

Everytime my pc is booted, Ubuntu (13.04) is muted in the sense that it does not play any sound. I found out that I have to type sudo alsa force-reload in order to get the sound working again. How ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 Sound

I'm new to Ubuntu and I'm having some issues with my install. I've gone through every step that I can find to fix sounds issues including asla reload, alsa reinstall, manually unmuting the asla mixer, ...
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how to configure sound in my dell xpsl502x

how to configure sound for my dell xpsl502x to work subwoofer and speaker .my ALSA information is onlink "http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=c5365ed0a2242c8846944dd90e8c90a66b59b9c0 "
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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 , ...
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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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Pops and Crackles problem with music files streamed to sound system

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I did look but couldn't find what I needed. I have copied my music collection from OSX to Ubuntu. My music is a mixture of MP3, AAC, ALAC and AIFF files. ...
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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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HDMI audio fails speaker-test

EDIT: This is not a duplicate of No sound on HDMI with Radeon driver. I have followed those instructions to update grub, and the problem persists. I'm having no luck getting HDMI audio to work. I've ...
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Headphones noise, turning on and off

I have a Dell XPS13 9333 running Ubuntu 12.04. Speakers are working ok, while there are issues using headphones. Headphone are muted when there is no audio playing (that's ok), than when the audio ...
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Can't get external speakers to work on alienware m17x r4

I've tried every possibility I've found and still nothing!! Upon trying to turn up volume in alsa mixer I've found that only the first two boxes (PCM and Master) are the only ones I'm able to turn ...
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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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Microphone - static background noise suppression

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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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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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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sound not working in ubuntu 13.10

yesterday i was trying to follow this for package repair sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get check sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get -f install ...
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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 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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I royally messed up my audio situation in xubuntu 13.10

So I was watching a video and was getting a buzzing noise so I opened up alsa-mixer to messa around with it. After that I installed gnome-alsamixer because I wanted a gui interface for it. Well while ...
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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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No Sound out of built-in speakers Lenovo Thinkpad E525 Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525 and I can't seem to get any sound out of the built-in speakers on my Notebook. I have tried rebooting, purging alsa, reinstalling and ...
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Cant hear anysound on ubuntu 13.10, and cant choose soundblaster recond3d as my soundcard

Hey I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and one of the first things that I noticed is that I could only hear the sound either directly from my laptop, or out of my HD monitor. This caught my ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 Lenovo T500 hardware mute button will not unmute

Have Xubuntu 12.04 installed on Lenovo T500 Thinkpad. The hardware mute button will not unmute, and I'd like it to work for mute and unmute. It works to mute, but I have to open a terminal window ...
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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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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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No sound on HP compac dc5800 with Ubuntu 13.10

Everything is in the title. I tried previous solutions like adding: options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5 to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf But obviously it is not the right model or ...
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Ubuntu sound volume is 40% lower than in Windows

I have 2x 2.1 speakers connected to the computer where I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. On the software side I've set all the volume controls to 100% with the alsamixer program. The speakers have ...
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no sound at all

No sound at all... Checked all the drivers and sound card, all are installed properly. Checked through the ubuntu forms but the old solution(adding the option snd-hda-model to lenovo sky in ...