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

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ALSA problems - how to find a right package version to downgrade to?

I realize this question looks like a duplicate, but I'm pretty sure it is not. I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed on Fujitsu Lifebook E733 laptop. A few month ago I did sudo apt-get upgrade. Everything ...
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No audio and unable to use alsamixer

After initially installing Ubuntu 14.04 the other day, I discovered that I had no sound! I went to fix this by manually installing Realtek's distribution of alsamixer. This worked initially and I was ...
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Repair non-functional system sounds?

I have an issues after the latest update to Ubuntu 15.04. My computer no longer plays the 'system-ready' sound on boot up. /usr/bin/canberra-gtk-play --id="system-ready" It also does not make any ...
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Kubuntu 15.10 laptop no sound

I just installed kubuntu 15.10 on my laptop (spectre x360) and I'm having trouble with the sound. No sound is played through the speakers nor the headphones. It seems a number of people have/had the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound card detected and no alsamixer (no such file or directory)

I have installed updates from software center. The audio worked that day. Next day when I logged in there was this no sound issue. At this point of time, the voulme levels of alsamixer in terminal ...
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How to permanently start kodi with ALSA?

Im New to ubuntu and found out that pulseaudio dosent support HD audio passthrough. Found a code that starts kodi from the terminal with ALSA and then I get passthrough and dTS hd aND true hd. But is ...
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How to prevent some packages from automatically being removed?

When I install transcriber 1.5.1.1-10 (which is a very old package last updated in 2004), My audio driver package which is current is depreciated to and older one: Removing libsnack2-alsa ...
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Pulseaudio does not detect analog speakers, only HDMI output possible

Asus Z87-Pro (onboard Sound ALC1150), Ubuntu 15.10, Gnome3. $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [HDMI ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel HDMI HDA Intel HDMI at 0xefd34000 irq 34 1 [PCH ...
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No sound from internal speakers in Ubuntu 15.10

I installed a fresh Ubuntu 15.10 version on my Asus V1jp. Everything works just fine, except the sound system. There is no sound at all from the internal speakers. Sound from headphone seems to work ...
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Audio issue and no recording audio device defined

I have recently stumbled across a problem with my audio output. This seems to be a bit unusual, but I will try to explain anyway. Usually, when I watch a video and wish to lower or increase the sound ...
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Intel NUC - No sound at all

I've been looking through other posts here and the answers haven't helped me. The sound isn't working over HDMI nor over headphones. I have tried to install the alsa-hda-dkms packages and always get ...
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Broken headphone jack

I have had a broken headphne jack in my 3.5 mm sound socket for more than a year. The sound just came out of the speaker, my roommate sticked something in the socket and... In the next booting there ...
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Audio not working after switching to Ubuntu 15.10

I have some audio problems in my netbook (Asus eeepc). I used to work with lubuntu 14.04 and audio was perfectly working after pulseaudio installation. I decided to change to Ubuntu Mate 15.10. After ...
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No headphone sound (or poor quality) with Ubuntu 14.04 and Intel PCH sound card

I am dual-booting Windows + Linux on Alienware. The sound works perfectly on Windows 10, but does not work (often no sound, or bad sound quality) on Ubuntu 14.04. I tried looking at the alsamixer and ...
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Why no alsa device for usb soundcard for vlc to use?

I have 14.04 nicely installed and running on an old mac mini. I want to wireless stream video around my home with a Kworld DVD Maker 2 USB video capture card and VLC, like I did nicely for years ...
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Sound disappears after several reboots in 15.10 for ALC887 possibly because of Nvidia driver

Issue similar too http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/238731/how-to-get-realtek-alc887-5-1-sound-detected-in-debian After fresh new Ubuntu installation sound was working showing audio card as ...
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Sound driver for HP Pavilion

I'm new to Ubuntu. I have an HP Pavilion 14-v016tx laptop with beatsAudio. The sound works but horrible quality. I ran the command: sudo lshw -C multimedia Result: *-multimedia:0 ...
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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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Lenovo G50-80 Ubuntu 14.04 low sound input

Good afternoon. I've bought a Lenovo G50-80, and I've installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and my sound input is too low, so I can't use skype. I've read several posts about it, testing with alsamixer's ...
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There is no sound card detected while running in Virtualbox

I have been using Ubuntu 14.04 inside VirtualBox, my host is windows 8.1. Today my sound stopped working inside of the guest. Inside the sound settings there is only a Dummy Output. I went through ...
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Speakers are not working while headphones are working on my Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series laptop

I need some help, My laptop sound does not works but when i am plug-in my headphone audio are play. I am also checked that my audio sound card works properly. So teel me that how to check my headphone ...
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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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Fn sound keys not working on Lenovo G50-45 Lubuntu 15.10

I just installed Willy Werewolf release of Lubuntu and the Fn Volume+ and Volume- and Mute keys are not working. On Elementary os they worked without pressing the Fn button. Brightness keys work ...
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PulseAudio can not load bluetooth module 15.10

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 tried to load the bluetooth ...
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Web Browser no Sound USB G930

I am using the Logitech G930 Gaming Headset on Mageai with the KDE desktop environment. Within Chromium I am unable to hear any sounds; the volume button indicates noise when I manually adjust the ...
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Speaker noise when browser loading pages

I notice it most in my browser, but it happens in other programs too. When my browser is doing anything, like loading a page, mouse-over a link, scrolling, etc., I get speaker crackling. It's ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 sound will not work

for some reason my sound just wont work, i have tried everything from reinstalling and restarting alsa to downloading new drivers, ive even reinstalled ubuntu 3 times. ive made sure nothing is muted ...
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Recording of training video call

Ubuntu 15.04 (soon to be 15.10). we will be doing some video conferencing training calls soon and would like to record them. I believe this can be done using Pulse Audio Control and ...
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Cant hear duolingo

On my desktop, I have headphones. Sites like facebook, and youtube play just fine, meaning audio works. I started duolingo on my laptop at home, with Ubuntu also. Where on my laptop it works fine. ...
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How can I properly use both Alsa and Jack?

I installed Ubuntu, and everything was working fine. Then I installed Jack to record music and interface with my MIDI keyboard. Then I ended up in the weird situation where I could hear my synth and ...
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Checking sample rate of Alsamixer used with USB DAC

I am worried that my Alsamixer downsamples my 24bit/96khz music to 16/41 or just generally degrades sound quality. I have done a test with a .flac and .wav file with alsa and it displayed that it is ...
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USB Audio Interface not showing device in list for Pulseaudio

There are a lot of questions around this, I must have gone though about 10 to see what's wrong. I have a Behringer FCA610 usb audio interface that I use as my primary card. In Ubuntu 14.10, I simply ...
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Sound issues with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

I recently replaced my Windows 7 with Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Everything works great except that I'm unable to play sound through my headphones. It worked well in Windows but now it won't. Here is a ...
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No sound through headphones while speakers work fine

System details: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=ca96b1ad9d7f3d393a59566f0ca6b8ea765be023 I've tried everything I could find, asked on the IRC channel for help. I didn't get too far. After 5 hours ...
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Kubuntu 15.04 no sound on HDMI (Intel NUC D54250WYK)

There are similar questions and good answers on this forum. Unfortunately none of them addresses my problem. I had perfectly well functioning sound system on the Kubuntu 14.10 on same hardware, but ...
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Picking a default sound card

I'm running Lubuntu on a Chromebook (Acer C720) and having issues with getting any sound. /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf seems to be the default configuration from Ubuntu and as I understand it, ...
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Laptop Surround Sound Speakers

I have a Gigabye G3-Plus laptop, and it comes with Dolby Digital Surround Sound. But on Ubuntu 14.04 it only plays through 2 speakers instead of all 5.1. When I try to change the settings in sound it ...
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VLC does not stop after exiting

I am having a problem with vlc on xubuntu 15.04, which is vlc sometimes does not exit after I pressed the close button on the window. Still after closing the window, the vlc icon is still on the ...
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headphones problem: internal speakers are working fine,but when heaphones are plugged in Iam only able to hear background sound vocals are not clear

I have dual booted system on my dell 3537 with windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 in windows both internal speakers and headphones are fine but in Ubuntu headphones are not working please need a help ...
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Sound problem with headphones(Ubuntu 14.04 LTS; Lenovo G710)

Intro: I have Windows 8.1 on my laptop(Lenovo g170) have no problems with sound. Installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. Have bought new headphones. There was some problems in both systems(Windows and Linux). ...
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Microphone not recording anything

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04 on a Dell Optiplex 780. I tried recording using inbuilt mic, and also with a line mic in both front and rear panels. When I go to System Settings -> Sound, I can see ...
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How to activate extern soundcard Traktor Audio 2

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my computer but I cannot use my soundcard "Traktor Audio 2" In the GUI settings, I can just find the internal soundcard but not the extern one. How can I set this ...
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Update 1 : Trying to fix hdmi audio, result = No more HDMI audio devices, alsamixer not working anymore

Hello friendly ubuntu users ! I tried (a lot) to work around with this guide to find a solution about my no sound issue in desktop environment resulting in a worst case scenario ...
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660ti Displayport Daisy Chain no audio

I have searched the internets for this problem but could not found a solution. I have a dual monitor set up chained via display port. I have no issues with the graphical performance but I do not have ...
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HP pavilion15 beatsaudio Realtek ALC3227 no subwoofer

My question. I found many tutorials on many forums to solve "the" HP beatsaudio sufwoofer problem. like: https://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/17sov5/howto_beats_audio_hp_laptop_speakers_on/ Most ...
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JACK and PulseAudio multiple sinks

I successfully configured PulseAudio to run ontop of JACK by following this surprisingly easy description. Now I wonder if there is a way (at first I was certain of it) to have multiple sinks between ...
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ubuntu 15.04 no sound

there is no sound on my desktop and my Chassis Information are: Handle 0x0003, DMI type 3, 22 bytes Chassis Information Manufacturer: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. Type: Desktop Lock: Not ...
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Using LADSPA Plugins to have a noise gate to my microphone

I am want to apply a noise gate to my microphone. But I dont know why. I see that LADSPA Plugins can do that but i dont know how to set them up. If someone can help me with LADSPA or has a different ...
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Yeti USB Microphone not recognized in Audacity or Skype 14.10

cat /etc/os-release NAME="Ubuntu" VERSION="14.10 (Utopic Unicorn)" ID=ubuntu ID_LIKE=debian PRETTY_NAME="Ubuntu 14.10" VERSION_ID="14.10" HOME_URL="http://www.ubuntu.com/" ...
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Bose Soundlink Mini II - how do I output high-quality sound?

I have a Bose Soundlink Mini that works well - I can pair it with Kubuntu (14.10) and set it as an audio playback device for videos in Phonon. Sounds great. :) Just purchased a Soundlink Mini II and ...