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

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Internal mic not recognized and not working ( HP pavilon dv5-1022 )

I have a laptop HP and I have installed ubuntu 13.10 gnome ( previously ubuntu 13.04 gnome), my internal microphone is not recognized and not working. my alsa information file: ...
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Grab sound of a SDL game with ffmpeg/avconv

I'm trying to make a screencast of a SDL game which I developed some years ago, with the following command: sleep 5 && avconv -f x11grab -s 1366x768 -r 25 -i :0.0 -same_quant screen_cast.mkv ...
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No sound 12.04 (Dummy output)

Its been weeks with no sound. I feel like Ive tried everything but somethings just dont seem right. I am a new user and so far i love Ubuntu but this sound issue is making me unsure. Im NOT muted. Ive ...
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Switch sound to HDMI in Lubuntu without installing additional packages

Lubuntu doesn't use pulse audio, only ALSA. The only tools that come with it are alsamixer, alsactl, and aplay. I have already managed to output sound from my TV using this command: aplay -D ...
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asus n550jv audio problem: no sound from notebook' speakers

Ubuntu 13.10. The problem is: the internal speakers don't work. I have no problem when I'm using the headphones. There is no hardware issue since in windows 8 everything works perfectly(external ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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Headset doesn't work at all in 13.10

So I fresh installed 13.10 and it seems fine enough as far as the lastest ubuntu goes, except my headset doesn't work (it plugs into headphone and mircophone). While on my machine the microphone ...
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How can I reinstall pulseaudio? (12.04 64bit)

I accidentally removed pulseaudio from my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have tried reinstalling it using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio but my sound card doesn't appear in the list of the devices (in ...
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No sound through headphones!

I have an Asus X201E netbook. The headphones worked a first couple of times then there's no sound through it after that till now. Here's some information that might help: Output of aplay -l: **** ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 sound issue - pulseaudio starts twice

Sound is not working when starting Ubuntu. Doing a ps -ef | grep pulseaudio lists two pulseaudio processes. Killing one of them or doing a sudo alsa force-reload makes the sound work correctly. How ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically

The Pavucontrol on my Xubuntu 13.10 detects my bluetooth headset, but only after I type the commands : pulseaudio -k sudo alsa force-reload After a few seconds the headset appears in the ...
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hdmi AC-3 audio passthrough broke after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04.3

I just updated my MythBuntu 11.10 to 12.04.3. Now, when I try to play 5.1 content (ripped DVD), my TV (and receiver) plays a "chattering" sound. I check my receiver and the digital dolby light isn't ...
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Weird sound problems after upgrading to 13.10 (macbook)

I have been having a very weird problem with my sound lately: 1)My sound is extremely disorted with relativly loud noises, tested with several headphones. 2) After a while, wiered noises start ...
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12.04 - how to install alsa 1.0.27, to resolve dell sound card microphone echo issue to local speaker?

Problem: Microphone in or Line in microphone audio is instantly captured and sinked to the local speaker, cause horrible echo problem About my system: (NO PulseAudio used (cause its always crash and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Sound Problem after following weird commands

After launching a few commands : echo autospawn = no >> ~/.config/pulse/client.conf #use ~/.pulse/client.conf on Ubuntu <= 12.10 killall pulseaudio $LANG=C pulseaudio -vvvv --log-time=1 ...
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osspd/aoss/padsp don't work with 13.10

I'm trying to use an ancient app which relies on OSS. Everything works well except that there's no sound. Firstly, I tried osspd, but it doesn't work, I can't ever see a new stream in pavucontrol. $ ...
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ALSA Mutes Incorrect Audio Device on Headphone Event

I know what the problem is, I just don't know how to prevent it. When I plug in my headphones, ALSA automatically mutes (and sets the volume to 0) the 'Speaker' entry in alsamixer. If I go in and ...
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How to get EMU 1212m to work with Ubuntu 13.10?

I try this method How to get EMU 1212m, EMU 1616m, or EMU 1010 to work with Ubuntu 12.10? When I configure alsa-driver error occurs: checking for kernel linux/version.h ... no The file ...
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Sound issue in Lubuntu

I'm recently having a problem in my Lubuntu deskptop: sound through the speakers doesn't seem to work. The funny thing is: it works when I plug in my earphones. I've tried to unmute everything with ...
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Why are there two sink input index generated by pulseaudio?

I'm planning to spawn a thread as I detect a new sink input index in pulseaudio. But when I run some application, I find out that a second sink index for same client is created. The system spawns a ...
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No Sound, Ubuntu 13.04

Ok so I just upgraded to ubuntu 13.04 and I have no sound, when I go to sound it shows dummy device. I have upgraded to the latest kernel I believe, its 3.8.0-31-generic. I've tried all the ...
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How to set Front Mic Boost to zero in Alsamixer?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. For Skype calls, I've found everyone experiencing a lot of static from me. Going through my Alsamixer, I've found lowering my Front Mic Boost solves everything. However, I ...
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How to use ALSA instead of pulseaudio without uninstalling pulseaudio?

So when pulseaudio is installed on my computer, there is no sound. However, if I uninstall pulseaudio, the ubuntu sound indicator has to be uninstalled too. How can I use ALSA by default without ...
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Having several sound issues with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not exactly describing one problem, because I feel like solving it would be useless. In the last 3 months I had a HUGE amount of problems with my headphone jack / speakers. I am using Ubuntu ...
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arecord generating blank files

I am trying to record something using the utility arecord but I am unable to do so. The command generates an audio file but when I play it, it is blank. The operating system Information: Linux ...
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options snd-hda-intel model= How to get working?

Well, I have a Lenovo R61i laptop. I installed Ubuntu 13.04 to this old laptop. I had problem with my sound sensitivity, I fixed it: Volume range is narrow in 12.04 I opened via terminal sudo ...
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Alsa sound - How can i tell microphone source can be used at the same time from two application without showing device is busy?

I have this /etc/asound.conf file where i can do my audio output to device hw:0 with any applications. But i have two / three/ four applications who need to use same microphone hw:0 With the ...
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Alsamixer is out to get me?

I've been unable to piece together a proper solution to get alsamixer to properly manage my sound. Here's my desired behavior: On rebooting, hibernating or sleeping and then waking up, I want all ...
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No sound after updates

sometimes I encounter a strange problem with sound on ubuntu 13.04. Everytime I install an update (regardless how minor the update is or what parts of the system are updated) and reboot after this, I ...
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Audio Devices Have Disappeared; How To Re-install the Drivers?

I was trying to stop the popping sounds my system was creating every few seconds and now I've got no audio devices. It seemed like a powersave option but I was unable to turn the powersave off. I then ...
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Sound doesn't play in browser

OS: Ubuntu 12.04 Problem: while I am able to play music files from my desktop, sound doesn't play when I run a video in a browser, say from YouTube. Also, video runs in a bit of fast forward mode. ...
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Raise/lower volume commands only work in range 8-100; mute command doesn't toggle mute

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04, and use the following commands bound to keys to raise volume, lower volume, and toggle mute, respectively: amixer -c 1 -q set Master 1%+ unmute amixer -c 1 -q sset Master ...
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Sound stop working - ALC892

Some times my sound is muted, and I need reboot many times to back work. But today, nothing happens/worked. I try "everything" like Sound Troubleshooting, etc. ➜ ~ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | ...
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Ubuntu Laptop as USB Speaker

I want to know if it is possible to use my Ubuntu13.04 laptop as a USB speaker. I want to connect a phone(otg capable) that allows USB audio to laptop and play music so that it comes out of laptop ...
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Can't Start PulseAudio Ubuntu 12.04 | Can't use USB Headset

I have a Logitech 590 USB headset that I cannot get to work with Ubuntu 12.04. In my computer sound settings everything is absolutely blank. No options for inputs or outputs. I do have some regular ...
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Finding volume raise/lower command(s)

I'm using Lubuntu 13.04 and am looking for the command to raise and lower my volume in increments so I can add that command to my lubuntu-rc.xml file thus binding it to my XF86AudioRaiseVolume (i.e. ...
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how to enable beats audio for hp 7040tx for the intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset

I have installed 12.04.3 in my HP DV6 7040tx. It has quad speakers + one sub woofer (Beats Audio). I went through many posts and i was not able to find the solution. I tried the package ...
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How do I fix my audio settings?

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 and downloaded the kxstudio repositories in order to install some audio plugins for Ardour 3.4. However, after I installed the kxstudio desktop by error there hasn't been any ...
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How to save removable sound device configuration after reboot

everyone I have some Rosewill 5.1 channel USB headphones. After a fresh reboot, when I plug them in, they come up as a stereo device (if they weren't plugged in at boot) I used to be able to just set ...
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Is there an efficient way to set all lines with amixer?

On my hardware platform I have a LOT of lines. Is there a way to set the volume of all of these? Or mute all of these? If not, is there a way I can for loop this? If I change hardware platforms, is ...
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Pulseaudio keeps on auto adjusting my mic and speaker volume

I have tried everywhere but all forums seem to get stuck on a problem with skype or google-talk. I am trying to test my speaker and mic using the System Testing application. When trying to test my mic ...
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Cannot connect Logitech Usb Audio Adapter

I have a logitech usb audio adapter, and I would like to use it with my Lubuntu system. However, whenever I try to select my usb adapter in alsamixer, the settings revert to the default whenever I ...
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Problem with Infrasonic Quartet and ALSA

I`ve got Infrasonic Quartet PCI Soundcard and use Ubuntu 13.04. The card has 2 analog stereo outputs. I use both outputs to connect my headphones and speakers to each other. But I suddenly cannot ...
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How to send Audio through HDMI to Amplifier (Not a TV)?

I have an HDMI cable connected to an amplifier (not a TV), and I can't figure out for the life of me how to get Ubuntu to output sound through the cable. It works fine on windows, so I know it isn't a ...
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How do I adjust alsamixer?

How I chage alsamixer in the command line so that I can fine tune alsamixer and get rid of some white noise? Right now it looks like this. But from what I have read I need it to look like this. ...
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The sound device is not available in some applications simultaneously

I install Ubuntu 13.04, all work well. Then I install Kubuntu-desktop, and all worked well. Next I uninstall Ubuntu-destop, and all worked well. After that, I wiped all data and install clean Kubuntu ...
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Sound Output devices don't show up

My audio output devices do not show up in the audio settings window, and system tray is showing lines through it. One thing that is odd though is using alsamixer I can still control sound just fine ...
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Audio stops in Lubuntu

I'm new to Linux so please bear with me. I have Lubuntu 13.04 installed with both ALSA and PulseAudio. The problem is that my audio periodically stops completely(especially when playing ...
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Problems with digital input of ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard

I've got an ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard and want to use it on Ubuntu 12.04 Server. It's going to be a capture device only. It's used in a small free radio station. I want to use two analog inputs to ...
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No HDMI sound with Intel

I've a problem which bothers me for days: The audio output via HDMI does not work anymore since I updated to Ubuntu 13.04 (it worked perfect with ubuntu 12). A few datas: **cat /proc/version** ...