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

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HDA Intel PCH with Realtek ALC1150 no working sound

I recently installed latest Ubuntu ver. 16. Everything is working fine except the sound through the headphones. I tried checking a youtube video to test sound and nothing. I checked around and saw ...
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Can't switch headphones and speakers [duplicate]

I have dual booted ubuntu 16.04 with windows 10. The pavucontrol can't get started. Error on pavucontrol: If I plug out the headphones in middle of some video I don't get any sound from the ...
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Audio Output being piped through audio input in Skype

As stated in the title, my audio output seems to be piped into my audio input, and I'd like to change this. (For example, if I am talking to someone on Skype, not only is what they say being piped ...
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Pulseaudio bluetooth fallback device

I have a Intel NUC with an HDMI Audio out and PCM (headphones) audio out and I have a bluetooth speaker that is working fine with pulseaudio. And I have connected it to a display with a HDMI cable. ...
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Strange sound issue. Hear sound from a running Vbox VM but can't from Xbuntu

I have a weird issue that I have no idea where to even start looking. My sound on my Xubuntu 16.04 is not working if played though the GUI but if I have a VM running in Virtual box I have sound coming ...
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No audio output devices detected in new computer build with Skylake (Z170) motherboard in 14.04

I'm guessing the problem is that my motherboard is very recent; it's a Gigabyte GA-Z170X-Gaming 7 using the new Z170 (Skylake) chipset. The output of lspci -v shows two "Audio device" blocks, but I ...
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no ALSA modules loaded

I've been trying to get the soundblaster audigy SE to work: I've managed to tell the kernel it's there. but because the alsa-project.org Matrix:Vendor-Creative_Labs tells me to load the 'old' oss ...
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Problem using Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04?

I'm having trouble getting input or output from my firend's Xonar Essence STX on Ubuntu 16.04. I'm setting up a studio system for him, and didn't expect this much trouble. I installed QJack and ...
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How do I make microphone input mono?

I am using a USB-bluetooth microphone to do speech recognition with Google docs. The application says the sound is too soft but I have it turned up all the way. Is there any way in asoundrc to make ...
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How is reloading with “alsactl” different from doing it with “alsa”?

Following the accepted answer to another question, I have often used pulseaudio -k && sudo alsa force-reload to restart my audio when it stops working. That stopped working for me at some ...
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can't get surround sound on ubuntu 12.04 or over

My former OS is XBMCBuntu Eden(Ubuntu 11.10),5.1 surronud sound is working normally.When run alsamixer ,can see 'channel mode ' item,and can be changed to 6ch.11.10 ,run 'alsamixer' interface [...
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PulseAudio fails to set card profile to 'a2dp_sink'. How can I see the logs and figure out whats wrong?

I have currently installed ubuntu 16.04 and a2dp used to work on fresh install, which I'd prefer to leave as a last option. When the pairing is erased from bluetooth settings and is paired again ...
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How do I split my USB sound card recognized as 5.1 into 3 stereo channels? [duplicate]

I have a NI Komplete Audio 6, and I want to use its stereo channels separately, not all the outputs combined as 5.1. It is recognized by Ubuntu, however I only get the choice of using it in 2.1, 4.1, ...
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Pulseaudio card-profile for Focusrite Scarlett 18i8

This is my first question here and I'm not quite sure what data to include for this question. Please ask me if you need me to provide more information. I recently got the Focusrite Scarlett 18i8 ...
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Headphones no longer detected in 16.04

When using Ubuntu 15.10, my headphones were auto-detected properly. Since upgrading to 16.04, that is no longer the case. I can force output to them using either pavucontrol or indicator-sound-...
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control volume using python script

I can control volume using this command through terminal amixer -D pulse sset Master 0% . My question that how can I do the same thing using python script.
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Scarlett 2i2 & Ubuntu 16.04

I recently updated to Ubuntu 16.04, and am having some issues with my Focusrite Scarlett 2i2. It is not shown on System Settings/Audio, but Alsamixer shows it, even if it says "This sound device does ...
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No sound icon in top panel in Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday I bought an HDMI cable to connect my laptop to the computer, I changed the sound interface to HDMI and everything worked, when I tried to watch a movie with VLC I had to change the sound ...
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HDMI sound works , no analog sound

I installed Ubuntu 12.02 and i can't hear sound, but if i connected to HDMI, I can hear sound in HDMI Device. This is my sound device ~$ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH ...
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PulseAudio Recording Permanent setting

I am trying to record Mic and system sound together thought pulesaudio for that I have created 2 loopback modules in pulseaudio and set one loopback to builtin and another to monitor,the problem is ...
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No sound on Dell xps l702

I have installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my Dell XPS l702. I have sound in the form of headphones or the HDMI out but not the on-board WAVES MaxxAudio sound card. I have tried a few different steps, like in ...
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5.1 Subwoofer only

After installing Ubuntu I activated 5.1 for my 5.1 Sound System, which worked just fine. One day only the subwoofer worked. Every other channel is just muted. Every channel is unmuted and turned up to ...
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Sound disappeared after changing PCM volume in Xubuntu 15.10

Today I've accidentally changed value of PCM channel at alsamixer and all sound has disappeared. There were no sound even after I removed the slider back to original position. Here is screenshot of ...
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When mic boost is activated, I don't have any sound input from microphone

I have an Asus computer (and before another Asus computer with the same problem), I'm running debian unstable on KDE Plasma (but I got the same problem with ubuntu, on lxde, kde, unity...). The idea ...
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How can I send an audio streaming from my PC to an Internet web page

I use Ubuntu Studio 16.04 LTS and I want to send the audio from my PC's audio software player (a Wine app, specifically), using ALSA audio, to an Internet web page (which has a link to some audio ...
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No sound from HDMI audio output (NVIDIA)

I can't get audio out from HDMI for my HTPC. Using Ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS - KODIbuntu on Lenovo Ideacentre Q150 hardware with NVIDIA ION graphics. The problem appears to be that the PC doesn't recognize ...
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Mic problems with Analogue Stereo Duplex

Ubuntu Unity 16.04 Toshiba Chromebook 2 I'm trying to get my mic working, either external or internal. There is no input sound available within settings and no internal external mic option within ...
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No sound after upgrading system

Situation: I recently updated my system from: Core 2 quad Q6600 / Asus P5q PRO / 8GB DDR2. To a Core I5 3570K / Asrock H61m-dgs 2.0 / 16GB DDR3. - i'm running Ubuntu 16.04 and Windows 10 (also on ...
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Broken sound with ALC269 on Ubuntu 16.04 (Dell Inspiron Mini 10)

I just bought a Dell Inspiron Mini 10 with a Realtek HD ALC269 sound card and whatever sound it produces, it's broken. If I can't fix it, will have to put it back into WinXP and my little son will get ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 and Focusrite Scarlett 6i6

Ubuntu 16.04 can't see my Focusrite Scarlett 6i6 connection. Alsa mixer doesn't get any device. But on LiveCD Ubuntu 16.04 it works. Also full installation of Ubuntu 16.04 from LiveCD was without any ...
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Ts3/Mumble distorted output or high pitched input

I have an condenser microphone connected to a Steinberg UR22 audio interface. Whenever i connect to an Teamspeak/Mumble Server all my sound output(including outside TS) gets heavily distorted. I can ...
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How do I fix this PulseAudio server crash without rebooting?

On my Ubuntu 12.04, the audio server encounters occasional crashes, so that I'm forced to reboot the system in order to have it play audio. Alsamixer looks ok, nothing is muted. Moreover, I tried ...
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Nvidia HDMI sound is not working, cant update ALSA driver

I recently installed Ubuntu 16.04 on my desktop PC. My graphics Card is 780GTX, it is recognized and works. I updated to the 361 nvidia binaries driver. But the sound over HDMI doesnt work. The ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Cannot Use USB Audio: fwupd Bug

In 15.10, both internal Intel and external USB audio were working. After upgrading to 16.04, USB audio has stopped working but Intel remains functional. Any ideas? The /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf ...
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Sound playing through speaker and headphones

I have an Asus ROG G752VY dual booted with win 10 and Ubuntu 15.10 Everything works fine in windows. Switching to Ubuntu the speakers work fine but as soon as I plug in the headphones nothing worked. ...
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How to make PulseAudio show my volume controls

I created an Alsa sound card device driver for my sound card. My speakers and headset are connected to the sound card directly and I can control the volume of both in my driver. In my sound card ...
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Headphones is not working in 15.04 Dell XPS 13

After upgrading to 15.04 , my headphones don't work, how to fix it? When I type command alsamixer , I see something strange:
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My microphone goes to my own speakers not partner

I just installed Skype on Ubuntu 16.04. Now not only in Skype but also other applications like Firefox Hello I do hear my own voice (mic) on my own speakers (I have a headset). The microphone is not ...
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16.04 ALSA / Radeon R9 380 HDMI Audio

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 15.10 to 16.04, and audio output from my GPU's HDMI port no longer seems to work at all. Output from alsa-info.sh can be found here, which includes aplay -l ...
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alsamixer cannot open mixer: Invalid argument

No sound in Ubuntu 14.04 seems after upgrading kernel... I googled solutions, but cannot solve my problem. And I enter the command alsamixer in terminal. The output is this: cannot open mixer: Invalid ...
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The sound on many of my games crackles and sounds distorted

I'm running Ubuntu 15.10 64bit with some USB headphones. Many of my steam games are playing with distorted sounds which seem to be a pulseaudio error. I've tried to record an example, https://www....
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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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Realtek sound card + dual boot windows and ubuntu = not working properly

I have some big issues with my sound card. For instance when I boot up on windows and reboot and login into ubuntu, the sound does not work anymore. I have to shutdown my laptop and turn it on again ...
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Choppy Audio Playback With Clementine and VLC

Since I've installed Kubuntu 16.04 yesterday, music playback in VLC and Clementine started to be choppy. Starting to play a song, everything is fine for about 2 seconds until the stuttering begins ...
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No output on headphone jack Ubuntu 14.04

This question is quite frequent but still. The (few) other answered threads did not help. It used to work - it stoped at some point. I cannot point to the exact time, but it definitly worked with a ...
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Audio drops after a few minutes

Audio drops after a few minutes of music playback. After that if I run Audacious I get this error: ALSA error: snd_mixer_attach failed: No such file or directory.
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My Toshiba R830 wont play any sound, do I need drivers or else?

I just installed Ubuntu on my R830 but for some odd reason I dont hear any kind of sound. I dont know if it's driver based or if my speakers or even Soundcard just died on me for some weird reason. ...
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SoundCard isn't recognized at all

I just install ubuntu 16.04 on my HP pavilion x2 210. I don't have sound at all. In the settings the sound card is marked as dummy. On the HP website they give driver for realtek audio. but the driver ...
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KDE 5 - How to easily switch between audio outputs?

I currently have KDE 5 Plasma installed which I like a lot. However, it is not possible to easily switch between Audio outputs from One Soundcard (SPDIF and analog) like it was possible in Unity. Is ...
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AlsaMixer mistakes the speakers for the headphones

I've had no sound on my laptop speakers for a few weeks now. The only solution I found was going to AlsaMixer in the command line and unmuting the "Headphone" bar, then the speakers start to work, ...