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

learn more… | top users | synonyms

2
votes
0answers
411 views

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:
3
votes
1answer
5k views

no sound in Ubuntu 12.04 and /dev/dsp does not exist

Computer isn't playing audio. I've checked the hardware volume buttons, pavucontrol, and alsamixer. Nothing is muted. I've added the ppa sudo add-apt-repository ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev. I've also done ...
1
vote
0answers
18 views

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 ...
1
vote
0answers
266 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
46 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
61 views

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, ...
5
votes
2answers
10k views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
48 views

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 ...
0
votes
1answer
14 views

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.
0
votes
1answer
12 views

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. ...
0
votes
0answers
47 views

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 ...
3
votes
2answers
4k views

PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10/16.04

EDIT: Works for 16:04 as well I am having trouble connecting my bluetooth speakers with a fresh 15.10 install. The speakers are connected however they are not listed as available audio device. I ...
1
vote
2answers
86 views

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 ...
0
votes
0answers
36 views

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, ...
1
vote
1answer
77 views

No sound from Realtek ALC887?

I built a neat little system with and Intel Core i5 and a MSI H110M motherboard. The motherboard has a Realtek ALC887-VD for an onboard sound card. However, it does not work. I can get sound from my ...
1
vote
0answers
24 views

USB headset causes bizarre system behavior

I have a Sennheiser headset that causes bizarre system behavior when it is plugged in, including: Graphical corruption: all of the system text, such as the toolbar clock, shifts to a very different ...
0
votes
1answer
40 views

Only dummy output and no soundcards found on Ubuntu

I've really tried everything and I'm begging for your help reader :) I've re-installed my kernel, followed every possible guide on internet and I still can't make my speakers, headphones or any ...
0
votes
0answers
22 views

firefox audio doesn't work after using skype

After using skype (as videophone) audio from youtube films (and from all films viewed by firefox) doesn't work. Video is ok, sound is turned off. Films viewed by totem has the same problem. On the ...
0
votes
1answer
56 views

Lenovo Ideapad Y700 - Ubuntu 15.10: Constant speaker noise after login

I bought a new Lenovo Ideapad Y700 and tried Ubuntu 15.10 live on it. The speakers are making a constant noise after I login. I've recorded and shared the sound in soundcloud: ...
0
votes
0answers
25 views

Digitally recording the final sound output on an ALSA system?

Ok, this is my problem: I use an application that uses some embedded audio engine, which bypasses Pulseaudio on Ubuntu 14.04, and plays directly via ALSA. This application shows sometimes a choppy ...
0
votes
2answers
126 views

no sound in ubuntu 14.04, on board sound card not working (?)

I have bought a new dual boot system with windows 7 and ubuntu 14.04. When I boot into windows everything works fine, when I boot to ubuntu there is no sound. I have red and followed the instructions ...
0
votes
0answers
50 views

HDMI sound enabled by default

I started using a bluetooth speaker yesterday. Turning on this morning, there is sound at the login screen but not once I've logged in. When I use alsamixer, I see that the HDMI card is set as the ...
0
votes
0answers
93 views

Alsamixer is not working

I downgraded my Kubuntu 14.04 to 12.04 because of some issues. But now i am facing an issue with alsamixer. It shows: 'cannot open mixer: No such file or directory' error while opening. But it was ...
1
vote
1answer
46 views

Mic Audio Peaks At Low Volume Logitech G430

So I initially bought the G430 headset for recording purposes around last October. I noticed that the audio from the mic would peak at very low volume making it difficult to record commentary without ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

Trouble outputing audio CHROME/FIREFOX

I am having trouble using the headphone jack on Ubuntu 15.10 in a iMac. I have sound output coming from the OS and from the test inside sound control panel, but not from browsers and some apps. I can ...
0
votes
0answers
31 views

White noise ubuntu 15.10

So the white noise problem again. I tried a few fix that I could found over the Internet but nothing worked so far. Followed this and this. Running realtek ACL1150 on an ASUS motherboard. I'm running ...
45
votes
6answers
60k views

Howto save AlsaMixer settings?

Hello I have tryed out the programm "EarCandy", now I had/have a lot of problems. At first I did not get any sound and now it is very low volume. PS Earcandy is now deleted from my harddisk. When Im ...
1
vote
0answers
28 views

Installed Xubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr, Sound Problem, try everything on the internet

Hi, I'm noob like super Noob but i wouldn't ask without trying anything out there first and i have tried the sudo alsa-force-reload Not working I have tried changing the default output as well, ...
0
votes
0answers
41 views

No Sound Card Detected

I have been unable to play any sound on my dell XPS L502x. I have tried a lot of things suggested on this site and others but in vain. My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. Here is the output of ...
1
vote
1answer
1k views

thinkpad t440p annoying static noise when I plug the speakers realtek ALC292 HDA Intel PCH 13.10

some laptop thinkpad t440p , with windows 8 is fine no noise. with ubuntu 12.04 and 13.10 , if I plug the speakers without music but with the volume up(even low) there is annoying noise come out. ...
0
votes
0answers
37 views

Sound troubleshooting - Ubuntu desktop 14.04

I'm getting no sound on a fresh install of Ubuntu desktop 14.04. I already tried to reinstall alsamixer and pulse audio but nothing good happened. Now I can't even type "alsamixer" on a Terminal to ...
1
vote
1answer
175 views

How to fix hdajackretask error tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/reconfig

I tried using hdajackretask to make my mic jack act as another headphone jack, but when I hit apply it would say tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC0D0/reconfig and then wouldn't work.
0
votes
1answer
52 views

Ubuntu 15.10 x64, wine x32, pulseaudio - no sound

I have ubuntu 15.10 x64 and wine x32 (playonlinux). No any sound in games (try hearthstone, C&C and etc). Try this http://oldwiki.winehq.org/WineAndPulseaudio, but zero effect. How I can fix it? ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Pulseaudio crashing when I select digital 5.1

I'm having problems with pulseaudio and a USB soundcard. I'm trying to connect the Optical output on my Sweex SC016 (shows as 'CM106 Like Sound Device') to my surround sound system. I can get the ...
0
votes
0answers
229 views

AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Stopped Working After Reboot!

As the title says, my sound has stopped working after a reboot. This is a new system (one-week old hardware, fresh install of Kubuntu 15.10). Linux audio is quite complicated, and I've tried my best ...
1
vote
1answer
110 views

Pulseaudio on root usermode

I need to enable sound on root user mode, I am on Ubuntu 12.04 when I login as root I can see the volume control is disabled, I searched and found that pulse audio wont work on root user mode, but I ...
2
votes
1answer
242 views

PulseAudio server connection failure: Connection refused

I get this error after installing new updates. This is the output of VLC: VLC media player 2.1.6 Rincewind (revision 2.1.6-0-gea01d28) [0x2100668] pulse audio output error: PulseAudio server ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Problems with audio system in ASUS N551JM

In this laptop is combined jack for microphone and headphone. I use headset A4Tech Bloody G500 that nice work in Windows. But in ubuntu 15.10 they do not work (work only as headphone). System don't ...
0
votes
2answers
39 views

How can I fix having to type alsa force-reload after each startup?

A while ago, I made some large update to my 15.10 that caused the sound to not work, such as in the question: No sound after startup, have to alsa force-reload. The accepted answer links to this ...
7
votes
1answer
9k views

No sound after startup, have to alsa force-reload

Every time my PC is booted, Ubuntu (13.04) is muted in the sense that it does not play any sounds. I found out that I have to type sudo alsa force-reload in order to get the sound working again. How ...
0
votes
1answer
293 views

HDA Intel PCH ALC1150 No Sound Ubuntu 14.04x64

I have a new machine running a Gigabyte Z170N-Gaming 5 motherboard with an HDA Intel PCH ALC1150 sound card. The sound card produces a slight hiss, but I receive no output from the analog line-out. ...
1
vote
1answer
70 views

Sound From Speakers When Headphones connected

I am having an issue with my sound which I am aware other user's have had before: Sound works perfectly on my Ubuntu install, except when I put my headphones in, the speakers are not disabled ...
0
votes
0answers
32 views

sub-woofer howto

I have a laptop with a 2.1 audio system, the sub-woofer is external and in windows it's volume can be controlled by Realtek audio manager (the one which comes with audio drivers) and from windows ...
0
votes
1answer
100 views

Audio card ALC3228 issue

I have Ubuntu 15.10 installed on my notebook HP EliteBook 755 G2 that has 2 audio cards: 00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kaveri HDMI/DP Audio Controller 00:14.2 Audio ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

How to set up sound to get E-AC-3 audio output?

My laptop needs to have some E-AC-3 (or Dolby Digital Plus) option enabled to provide a pleasant sound. I got this from Windows : there is a Dolby Digital Plus option in sound settings that ends in ...
0
votes
0answers
78 views

ALSA is not working

I am using hp pavilion g6 2221. When I installed fresh Ubuntu 15.10, my laptop speakers were working but less in sound than Windows. After update and restart they became completely silent. I installed ...
2
votes
2answers
324 views

Fix audio glitches with Intel HDA Realtek 887-VD

I've just self-build a beefy new desktop, with a Gigabyte Z97P-D3 mobo, intel i7-4790K, 16GB RAM. I am using the on-board sound hardware intel HDA (Realtek ALC887-VD) for audio output. I'm running ...
0
votes
0answers
89 views

headphone/mix port on lenovo carbonx1 gen2 not working?

I recently obtained a lenovo carbon x1 gen2 running ubuntu 14.04 and have no headphone love. I am not sure how I would diagnose bad laptop hardware; the headphones are tested and ok. Alsamixer ...