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

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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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Difference between mpg123 and mpg123-alsa

On my Ubuntu machine I have both mpg123 and mpg-alsa in /usr/bin (though former is linked to /etc/alternatives/mpg123). The documentation for both just says that they read files and URLs and play ...
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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu 12.04 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existent static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shut-down and boot I often hear a loud blast from the ...
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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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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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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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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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ALSA Mixer settings won't save (Kubuntu)

Since I've been using Linux on my Macbook I've noticed that there's a red light constantly shining out of the headphone port on the left side of the machine. This doesn't happen on OS X, I've checked. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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No sound for built-in speakers but works fine for headphones

Yesterday I bought Dell inspiron 15 3542, with fresh installed Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, sound was working fine for the first time for both built-in laptop speakers and headphone. After installing some ...
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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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“Dummy Output” sound in Ubuntu 14.04

None of the other questions about this have solved my issue. I'm using a Dell Inspiron N5110. The sound on my Ubuntu 14.04 is driving me crazy. It works and doesn't work randomly as I turn my PC on. ...
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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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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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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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How do I enable microphone “sidetone” in Ubuntu?

One of the main reasons I prefer gaming on Windows rather than Linux is that the Logitech driver (for windows) allows me to enable microphone "sidetone". When sidetone is tuned up, I can hear myself ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I tell if I'm using alsa or pulse-audio by default? (Switching to i3-wm)

I might not be understanding the core concept, in which case correct me if I'm wrong. Ubuntu comes with two different audio rendering servers, pulse and alsa. Alsa is an intermediary layer to pulse? I'...
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How do xmms/modplug tune volume?

I'm using xmms2 0.8 DrO_o + modplug 1.0.0 to have a rich playlist featuring some .ogg/mp3 songs together with old-school sound tracks (.mod, .s3m, .it, .xm). All this runs on ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS, ...
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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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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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Revert audio configuration to defaults

I messed up the audio on my 10.10 installation. I had a problem of having no sound when plugging in the headphones and following many different solutions for that problem I (de)installed several ...
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Setting the default ALSA device for Pulseaudio

I recently got an external soundcard/DAC (Fiio E17) and am currently trying to properly configure it on my Ubuntu 12.04 installation. When plugging it in via USB, it's immediately recognized and shows ...
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Headphones not working on Alienware 17R2

I have an alienware 17 r2 with Ubuntu 15.04 installed. I have most drivers working however I can't seem to get an audio from headphones when I plug them in. The sound always seems to play only with ...
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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 ...
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Constant noise in headphones

Today a new problem cropped up in my HP Probook 430 G3 with Ubuntu 14.04. I noticed that my earphones and speakers were simultaneously playing so I tried out various options from here on AskUbuntu ...
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Individual audio programs controlling master volume

I recently disabled pulseaudio and prevented it from autospawning in its config file. Now, even when I start it manually using pulseaudio --start, it doesn't work properly. for instance, when I use ...
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ALSA Find Only Output Focusrite Saffire6

I was working with python and sounddevice. Till now i only was sending out some sound true my (usb1.1) saffire 6. For now i want record and sending audio at the same moment. I found out that my ...
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Fix speaker volume in alsamixer

I get bad sound quality while using Ubuntu. When I adjust the speaker volume in alsamixer it sounds good. But the problem is that volume level won't stay fixed. As soon as I change the master volume ...
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How do I get sound with an HDA card?

I have already updated ALSA as described in a related question and tried several other troubleshooting methods - nothing works. Here is my ALSA info: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=...
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Sound not working in Ubuntu 14.04LTS

i have installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS with windows 8 in different partitions. Sound is not working in ubuntu. I checked all answers for all similar questions but nothing helped. I have an asus n-550jk ...