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

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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - VLC Audio, Video Issues

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 12.04 to 14.04 (32-bit). Since then, VLC Media Player has not been working properly when playing live TV from Comcast. The TV signal goes from a Comcast STB, ...
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Load different music profiles for Alsamixer or kmix

I would like to know if it's possible to use or configure different music profiles on (K)ubuntu for different types of music: Pop, Rock, Metal, Rap, etc when listening to that type of music. ...
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Sound coming out of headphones and speakers!

I'm new at Ask Ubuntu, but not at Ubuntu itself! So, I have a Dell Latitude D520 with Ubuntu 12.04.4 on it. When I plug in my headphones, sound comes out from the headphones and the speakers!I tried ...
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Dummy Output; I need to re-install alsa-base and pulseaudio every time[14.04]

I have a strange problem about sound. Dummy output is a well known issue for sound problems. That is OK. I searched all over the askubuntu and internet. Found some solutions. It works. After applying ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ...
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Speakers & headphones play simultaneously on Panasonic Toughbook CF-52 Mk1 with alsa

Information I am running Xubuntu 12.04 LTS on a Panasonic Toughbook CF-52CCA32BE Mk1 and I am using alsa instead of pulseaudio. The only problem I am experiencing is when plugging in headphones, ...
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What is the most robust web frontend for MPD for Linaro/Ubuntu 14.xx?

I've built a headless server instance with linaro on a Radxa rock connected to speakers, and am currently trying out rompr. Does MPD offer any other "streaming" jukebox style frontend options for ...
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speaker-test works but aplay needs super user

I have a headless server. I'm trying to set up sounds good enough to play from VLC. If I call sudo aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav I can hear the static. If I call it without sudo, I don't. My ...
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Why is there no sound(not even alsamixer) in my Mac Mini ?

I have a Mac mini early 2007. I installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS i386 without using the bootcamp and just erasing all partitions(I mean there is no OS X on disk but only Ubuntu.). I have had no problems. ...
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CoolerMaster 5.1 headset not working properly on Ubuntu 14.04

I'm using a USB 5.1 surround sound headset and it's not working how it should. I am able to use the 5.1 surround sound. Sometimes even in Steam games so it is possible. The problem exists when using ...
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No sound into headphones

I will make it quick : I have no sound in my headphones when they are plugged in on my Asus F200CA running Ubuntu 14.04, but : I have sound in the laptop speakers when the headphones are plugged ...
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No Sound even after fresh install of Ubuntu 14.04 x64

I have done everything that I could get off Google to correct the sound problem but none of them is working. My last install of Ubuntu had the sound working, but this one, I don't know why it is not. ...
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Is it possible to have audio output source switch automatically with Xonar DG?

I have an Asus Xonar DG card (which apparently has only been recently support as of Kernel 3.13). I got the front audio working by (go figure) plugging the cases digital audio cord directly into the ...
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USB Audo speakers: only one speaker enabled until I change volume with alsamixer

When plugging in my usb speakers, only one of them gets enabled (sound only comes out of one) until I open console, alsamixer, select the usb speakers and change volume on them. Then both speaker have ...
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Problem with 5.1 AC-3 through Alsa, Pulseaudio on SPDIF, Ubuntu 14.04

I have Ubuntu 14.04 installed (i386 Architecture) on Zotac ZBOX-ID18. I am trying to output digital surround audio through digital SPDIF output, I understand that the default SPDIF output is on PCM ...
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Sound randomly muting in ubuntu 14.04

PulseAudio or ALSA, I cannot tell which, randomly mutes itself for no reason. This is EXTREMELY frustrating. It happens typically when I am playing a game, but can also happen when playing a movie. ...
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ThinkPad T440p docking station: no sound on external speakers

Using Ubuntu 14.04 When I plug external speakers into the pro docking station with my Thinkpad T440p in it I get no sound (internal speakers mute). Plugging the same speakers into the headphone jack ...
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Crashing sound, very strange!

The sound usually worked on windows, now I to with ubuntu (alias liked that much) and the sound works only 50% of the normal volume, more than that the sound is giving lag ...... researching learned ...
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Sound from stereo to RCA plugged to Line in only records left channel

Okay, so we play with turntables. Stereo audio from the vinyls are connected to a stereo to RCA adaptor, which is then plugged into the line in of my netbook. When I'm on Windows 8, we use Butt to ...
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Microphone not working on Ubuntu 14.04 on MacBookPro10,2

I have Ubuntu 14.04 on my Macbook Pro Retina MacBookPro10,2 and the microphone does not work at all. It has worked in 13.04 and 13.10 but now after a clean install, no luck. I ran this script to ...
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No voice on front headphone port.

I have a strange problem. It just happen recently, when I accidentally unplug my headphone. But I unplugged it before and nothing happen. Basically now, when I use my headphone through front jack, ...
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Sound issues with Xubuntu 12.04 and ALC888 Soundcard

I have ALC888 soundcard in my computer that has 6 outputs in the back. I made sure that nothing was muted in alsamixer. I can only produce some sound through one of the 6 if I have "front mic" turned ...
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Unable to record from USB sound card line-in connector

I've been googling and struggling with this for a while but haven't been able to make this work. I bought a USB sound card (Encore ENMAB 8-CM) to record from its line-in connector. I'm not sure which ...
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Ugly noises randomly from certain applications (pulsing static, and watery noise)

I'm getting random problems with the sound on my desktop PC. I'm running it through HDMI on my NVidia card but also have Optical and Analogue connections on the motherboard which I am not using (and ...
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Make alsamixer changes permanent

I have installed ubuntu GNOME 14.04 in my macbook Pro 13" mid 2012, and something is wrong with the headphones jack, a red led is on and it just can be turned off with the alsamixer command and muting ...
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After upgrading to trusty, ALSA midi connection (aconnect) doesn't seem to work right

Previously in kubuntu 13.10 I was able to open vmpk or plug in a midi keyboard, and provided that TiMidity was running in server mode, I could run aconnect [keyboard port (129:0 for vmpk)] 14:0 ...
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“libkmod: ERROR… bad line starting with …” on start-up issue

I am hoping there is someone who can help me out here. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 making sure everything was updated, and newest drivers were in use etc etc etc, I came across the following ...
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ALSA prgramming in C

I'm using a C program that help me recording from my audio device here is the code : /* Use the newer ALSA API */ #define ALSA_PCM_NEW_HW_PARAMS_API #include <alsa/asoundlib.h> int main() { ...
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Is there a way to lock my volume settings in l/ubuntu?

Every now and then it seems that some application has taken control of my mic volume settings and/or completely turned it down to 0. At the worst of times I load up alsamixer and find that the elected ...
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Sound not working, ALSAMIXER not working

I'm on Ubuntu 14.04 and when i booted it the sound was working. But it wasn't working the way it does on Windows 7, like in it there is a feature for me to use Dolby Technology to create really nice ...
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Audio applications not playing on 14.04

I recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 from scratch, overwriting 13.10. Ever since then, I haven't been able to play audio in most desktop media applications: Spotify, Rhythmbox, Pithos, Banshee...all of ...
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tvtime - no sound on channel change

since I've upgraded Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, the TV-sound output does not work after switching to another channel within tvtime. The TV card is a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900 (analog input). The first ...
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Problem wih 'audio' - not recognizing the built-in-speaker in my laptop

UBUNTU 14.04 Trusty The system is not recognizing the built-in-speaker in my laptop. When it comes to headphones and earphones it's working. But when i unplug it, It's not working. The output of ...
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How to fix no sound problem after startx in alsa sound driver

My development env is: OS: ubuntu 12.04.3 language: Qt 4.8.1 alsamixer ver: v1.0.25 I am using .xinitrc contents like this: alsactl restore rm -rf /tmp/.* clear while(true) do ~ => ...
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Audio stopped working after running 'sudo startx'

In Kubuntu 14.04 my /tmp partition filled up and my display went blank. I logged in over ssh and ran sudo startx and I got a KDE session. In retrospect, perhaps that wasn't the wisest decision, but ...
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Sound Devices Detected but Audio Isn't Working

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on a system with two detected audio devices (specifically, an HP Envy 810-160), but the sound for the system isn't working properly. From what I can see in ...
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Run sh script on shut down to reduce volume

After having set up almost everything I wanted on my new laptop, there is still this one little thing that I cannot get to work and that's really annoying me: I would like to run a script at shut down ...
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Which sound cards below are supported on Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm currently evaluating the following listed sound cards as possible replacement/addition for my onboard hda sound(card). Creative Sound Blaster VX Creative sound Blaster Audigy 7.1 Creative ...
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Nvidia HDMI sound and Logitech Headphones not working in 14.04

There is no sound going from the HDMI port on my Nvidia card to my tv that I am using as a monitor. When I use my Logitech Headphones, I hear no sound either. Does anyone know how to rectify the ...
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Lost all sound in Xubuntu 14.04

The other day, all sound in my Xubuntu 14.04 installation suddenly stopped working. I first tried this: rm -r ~/.config/pulse pulseaudio --kill Which was suggested here, but it didn't do the trick. ...
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Icecast2 and darkice stream playing too slow

I am trying to access my InstantFM USB radio dongle using icecast2 and darkice. I have it set up well enough that when I access the stream (192.168.2.108:8000/instantfm) I do get sound but it is ...
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Sound card not detecting

I recently tried to install Realtek audio driver. Procedure was completed successfully but when i rebooted system after installing my sound cards are not detecting and system is muted. Later i tried ...
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Creative SB Audigy sound card not working after recent update to 14.04

My sound card has worked happily at 12.04, 13.10 and worked with the upgrade to 14.04 in April. After recent update I have no sound. I have followed a number of suggestions on this site - e.g. ...
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internal microphone difficulty, after multiple various attempts, no success

I am currently running 14.04 on a brand new Asus K550L, and I can't get the internal microphone to work. I've tried messing with ALSA, the sound section of system settings, pulseaudio volume control, ...
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WINE discard alsamixer settings, uses screen as speakers

As I run programs in wine-1.6.2 my screen speakers will be used as default. The default, as changed via alsamixer, is to disable the screen speakers and allow all other sound to flow freely (automute: ...
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No Sound in ARM HP Chromebook Ubuntu 14.04 with Crouton

UPDATE: I finally got my sound to work! All I had to do was update crouton. The following link explains how to do it: http://pastebin.com/uMJyYA4n I replaced "raring" with "trusty" because I'm ...
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Laptop Audio suddenly gone [closed]

I was forced to hard boot my laptop while running Ubuntu 13.04, and after that the OS seems to have lost it's sound capability. I've been following the Troubleshooting guide here: ...
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How do I redirect input from one sound card to output on another sound card?

I have a TV card with its sound output connected to the CD-in of my mainboard's built-in sound card. There is also a USB sound device connected to my machine. Now I want to play the sound from the TV ...
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No sound on classic headphone but mic works Ubuntu 14.04 64bit

I am using a Dell Vostro 1014 running with Ubuntu 14.04 64 Bit. Internal speaker front left alone is working. When I plug classic headset no sound but microphone in the headset is working. Below is ...
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Surround sound woes with 14.04

I have intel onboard audio and am trying to get surround sound working over the digital coax spdif port. I followed these instructions: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/DigitalAC-3Pulseaudio ...