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

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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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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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“Could not initialize supporting library” while playing videos through default player in ubuntu 14.04

I have upgraded to Ubuntu 14.04LTS from 13.10. Before upgrade sound was working fine, but after that its not working.Before trying below reference sound was working only through headphone but after ...
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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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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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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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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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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:
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - No Sound in Headphones

For some reason, my headphone jack no longer works. I have tried numerous fixes online, yet none of them have fixed my problem. Here is what I have tried - Download PAVC - Open alsamixer in terminal, ...
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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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How do I install new Intel HDA sound drivers?

In certain cases I might have an older kernel or release of Ubuntu where my sound driver might be too old or buggy, how can I get updated sound drivers for my built in Intel Audio chip?
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Alsa sometimes fails to load at laptop startup

I've Lubuntu 14.04.2 LTS installed on my Toshiba L30-10T laptop. Sometimes, Alsa fails to load at laptop startup : I've no sound on my computer and I've to type sudo alsa force-reload one or two times ...
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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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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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Sound card selection

I'm looking for a way to select sound card in Lubuntu 12.04 without installing any additional packages like xfce4-mixer (with all of its dependencies). Is there a way to interactively select a sound ...
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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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HP Envy m6 Subwoofer Beats Audio not working

I have an HP Envy m6-n010dx.Running Elementary(Ubuntu 14.04)This is an AMD based model,which includes Beats Audio in the form of 2 speakers and an integrated subwoofer. It uses Realtek ALC3241 sound ...
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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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Audio capabilities not being detected properly

Built a new computer that is a dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu 14.04. My motherboard has onboard 5.1/8.1 audio capability, which works fine on windows, but is only detected as a basic audio out on Ubuntu. ...
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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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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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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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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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No sound after installing update 14.04 LTS

Running 14.04 on an Intel NUC with HDMI output to home theater (no built in speakers). Previous to most recent update everything was fine. Now I get no sound. I followed the advice on all the ...
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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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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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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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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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How can I enable my Asus Xonar DGX (CMI8788 chipset) sound card?

I have been strugling with trying to get my sound card working under Linux, from the command line it reports back as follows: user@desktop:~$ sudo lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 84:04.0 Multimedia ...
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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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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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Blank screen after login

I think I know how I got here. I was trying to get audio working and issued the command sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio It seemed like it was removing a lot of packages I did ...
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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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Low sound issues on HP p7-1227c PC using IDT 92HD73E1X5 chip

Anyone else ever encountered issues with low sound? Installed a fresh new install of ubuntu 12.04 x64 alongside Win7. Everything runs great except for the sound. Computer is a hp pavilion ...
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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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Analog audio recognized by ALSA, but not by PulseAudio

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on Zotac ID84 sudo aplay -l: card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC892 Analog [ALC892 Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], ...
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Can't change volume in Ubuntu 14.04

This may be a possible dublicate... Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100% I can't change my volume anymore using Fn+Left/Right on the Keyboard (MSI GS70) But all ...