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

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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 ...
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Can't get my microphone to work on ubuntu 15.10

I've just switched back to Ubuntu after a long time on windows (sigh). Everything went fine except that I can't get my microphone to work. I've spent about 2 days on both 14.04 and 15.10 trying ...
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No Way to Choose Analog BuiltIn Sound

I have other issues, but sound is my primary issue right now. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel Version 4.2.0-27-generic and a 64-bit installation. My output for aplay -L is: default Playback/...
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left speaker louder than right

I've tried to set volume manually using pactl -- set-sink-volume 0 200% and as of now my right speaker is very soft, to be precise, front-right is not as loud as front-left, which is proving to be ...
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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 ...
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Microphone is not working in Ubuntu 14.04.04 LTS

Microphone is not working in my Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. I've tried a bunch of ways that I picked from internet. alsamixer seems not updating the mic volume I've increased and is always zero on each reboot....
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AUDIO PROBLEMS: Sound Card Detected, Doesn't Show Up in APLAY

I'm stumped with my audio problems on Kubuntu 15.10. It worked for a while, and then after one reboot, it stopped working, and I can't for the life of me figure out why. I've troubleshooted a lot, and ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 headphones don't work

Last night I installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my laptop where I already had Windows 7. The whole installation process went fine and everything works great so far except the headphones output. When I plug my ...
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Weird audio issues on HP Dv7 6187cl

Alright, so I recently decided to get the "beats audio" (aka subwoofer) working on my laptop. It's an HP Dv7 6187cl, and boy have I had problems. I followed this guide, but had no luck getting the ...
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Pulse Audio HDMI Sound Card “configured latency”

I'm running a service that syncs audio between multiple speakers / TV's. I have PulseAudio running. Syncing works fine until I tried in on a Vizio TV, when I noticed the sound was off just enough to ...
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rc.local not being executed at startup

I'm using ubuntu mate and I don't get sound from my laptop speakers (asus eeepc). I found out it's a problem with alsa so I can just change some settings there and then the sound works normally... The ...
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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 ...
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Getting the current volume of all audio input/output devices through command line?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04. Is there any command line tool that would give me the current volume of any audio input or output device given the name of that device? pacmd is only useful for setting the ...
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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. ...
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How to mute, unmute and set all output and input audio devices to full volume from command line in ubuntu?

I have seen many questions throughout online, but I could only set the volumes of input and output audio devices that are selected as default in the sound settings of Ubuntu system. These commands ...
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No sound with laptop speakers while have sound with headphone

I installed Ubuntu 15.10 two weeks ago on Lenovo Z-5070. From the beginning it played sound and it was okay. But about one week ago it suddenly it stopped to play sound on my laptop speaker although ...
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USB sound card regognized as stereo instead Digital SPDIF passtrhough

I bought a USB sound card which is based on CM6206 chip. And it shows as CM106 like device on Ubuntu volume control. There's a optical out that works well with Windows, after installing drivers. ...
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Stuck in a login loop after trying to remove pulse Audio

So I was playing Rocket League via PlayOnLinux but the audio was really weird and crackling. After looking it up, it was an issue with ALSA conflicting with Pulse Audio. I followed a tutorial to ...
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Headphones no sound/not working (ATi r6xx and REaltek ALC892)

Tried other answers in some other posts, but I can't seem to get it to work. image of alsamixer There's an image of what alsamixer looks like when I open it. Basically, I can't hear anything unless ...
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15.1 Cant detect an audio output device

I have just installed 15.1 onto an Acer e5-522g, but Ubuntu cannot detect any audio output device. AlsaMixer seems to only show this too: Alsadisplay Which really doesn’t look right. The only ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 external speakers doesn't work

I have a new ASUS X555U with Ubuntu 15.10. My internal speakers work fine, but any other external device (stereo, headphones) doesn't work. When I plug in the external stereo speakers, sound keeps ...
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ALSA installation error: does not match kernel/arch

I had problems with my headphones and speakers working at the same time and I am trying to install ALSA. I downloaded it from https://code.launchpad.net/~ubuntu-audio-dev/+archive/ubuntu/alsa-daily/+...
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Ubuntu Studio 15.10: ALSA disable surround

I am running Ubuntu Studio 15.10 with an external M-Audio Fast Track c600 USB interface, which has 8 input and 8 output channels. The card is properly recognized and "sounds" with non Pro Audio ...
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knocking sound from speaker

I am hearing a repeated knocking sound from the speakers when they are idle, it goes away if i mute them or use them but other its a constant tak, tak, tak, tak, ... with about .5 sec between It ...
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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 ...
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How to change default audio output

I periodically switch between wanting all of my sound routed through a bluetooth speaker and a USB DAC. Whenever I switch, I can manually change the output location of each application I use ...
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set gmediarender to use program volume not master with pulseaudio

when i have my Sabre USB DAC (PCM2702) connected, BubbleUPNP sends the volume commands and they are received yet gmrender does not change the volume correctly its known that PCM2702 has issues with ...
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How to resolve conflict between two aplay running at the same time

I use a lots of sounds in my shell-scripts, so it's not rare, when two or more scripts begin a conflict for audio channel. If one of my script already play sound and the other wants too, than it will ...
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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 ...
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what else can i try to get sound working in 14.04

i've installed ubuntu 14.04 on an old PC and the sound has never worked. I tried all of the tips in the link below since my "play sound through" also just says "dummy out". http://itsfoss.com/fix-...
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Ubuntu Problem with sound

I'm having this problem in Ubuntu Mate. Sometimes when I start my computer I have no sound. Start spotify Play random track Sometimes I have sound. If not, closing and reopening spotify sometimes ...
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USB soundcard with MPD - only outputs static

I used to have a Muse Mini DAC USB soundcard on my Media Player Daemon machine, but now need to switch to using a Native Instruments Audio2DJ USB soundcard instead. aplay some_wav_file.wav works fine ...
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Sound stopped suddenly in Ubuntu 12.04 and no sound card detected

I am using dell vostro 15 laptop (3000) series and have installed ubuntu 12.04 in it. Sound was working well before my last login. But when I started laptop, sound stopped playing and in sound ...
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ChucK creating no sound

I am new to Chuck, but the whole idea, especially the on-the-fly modification of the code, fascinates me. Unfortunately I can't make it run on my Ubuntu OS. I use pulseaudio for my sounds and ...
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Sound doesn't work on HP Spectre x360 with Ubuntu 14.04.1

I just got a HP Spectre x360. I had it with Windows 8.1 and upgraded it to Windows 10. After that I dual booted the system with Ubuntu 14.04. After that everything but sound works perfectly fine. I ...
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Control ALSA Volume on unity-control-center sound (not Pulse Audio)

I just managed to disable Pulse Audio to get free of its (frustrating) re-sampling feature. Everything is good with ALSA, except for I have to rely on alsamixer for volume control. Is there a way to ...
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No audio coming from speakers in Ubuntu 15.10 Gnome

No audio coming from speakers (in my notebook), but audio comes out from headphones (with a 3.5mm connector). I already tried to uninstall and reinstall AlsaMixer and PulseAudio, but it didn't work. ...
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Sound card not detected

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on new computer. I have soundcard integrated in motherboard MSI B150M Pro-vd but my sound card is not detected. How do I get configs/drivers to get it to work. aplay -l: ...
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Ubuntu 15.10 no sound output on speaker

Dear fellow Ubuntu users, As a Ubuntu newbie, a couple years ago, I tried tweaking some things with audio and mic jacks. I wanted to use the mic jack for audio. I then installed a piece of software ...
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Speakers stopped working, Lubuntu 14.04

I recently did a fresh install of Lubuntu 14.04 on a HP Mini 2133, the speakers worked fine until I plugged my headphones in and out. At first I thought the headphone jack was damaged (the headphone ...
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Pulse Audio Configuration with Remote: Controlling Playback vs. Output Device

I've gone through less than a dozen installations of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Studio, Xubuntu and Mint, all 15.10, and have noticed what seems to be a random selection of what the OS decides for the remote to ...
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How to get surround sound on Ubuntu Studio 15.10

I have an Ubuntu Studio 15.10 system on a MSI MS-7788 motherboard (Intel i5, 4 cores, 64-bits, PCU), with an integrated sound card: 'Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High ...
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Lack of Audio 14.04

So, my problems began with a complete lack of audio. I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and had a similar problem as this post, so I followed the instructions posted in the solution. After restarting my ...
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sound from speakers & headset at the same time

My build in audio plays sounds for both headset and speakers, the automute control does not do anything, even so is there. I have try changing the alsa and some other stuff like gnome-alsamixer.
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audio through ssh/get raw audio from pulseaudio

How to carry audio over SSH? was closed with a reference to pulsaudio, which is not what i am asking. How do I tunnel sound through ssh? I distinctly want a solution using ssh which would work on a ...
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Ubuntu 15.04 - setup the headphone volume to 100% not speaker volume to 100% [closed]

Ubuntu 15.04 is used in a call-center. Where they are using this PC Agent have random headphone to listen audio, so they connect or unplug the headphone in the Asus speaker output jack. The moment ...
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lost sound in internal speakers after installing pulseaudio

I have an all-in-one desktop with Lubuntu 14.04.3 installed. In order to be able use Skype I installed pulseaudio. I used to be able to change volume with alsamixer so that I could hear things out of ...
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xps 15 9950 ubuntu 14.04 no audio input

I am running 14.04 on an XPS 15 9950 (late 2015). The audio card is an HDA Intel PCH, the cpu is the Intel Skylake. My problem is that no audio input device is detected. running alsamixer and ...