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

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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problems

When I start my PC the sound works for a few minutes and the drivers are seen in the sound settings page. After a few minutes the sound suddenly cuts off and the drivers disappear from the sound ...
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Alsamixer shows headphone bar at zero and doesn't let me increase it

The alsamixer shows the headphone bar at zero. Even when I try to increase it, alsamixer does not let headphone bar go up. Sorry I don't have enough reputation for a picture upload, but here is a ...
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MIC not working in Ubuntu 14.10

Internal MIC not working in my Ubuntu 14.10 and it was worked in all previous Ubuntu versions. Tested with Skype, Kazam and Hangout. Sound Settings pavucontrol alsamixer ...
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Beats Audio Not Working on HP Envy Sleekbook

I've poured over the answers that exist here and elswhere on the Internet, but I have been unsuccessful in achieving my goal: 2.1 Audio. Here's what I've done so far: I've used HDAJackRetask to ...
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Clevo P650SE - Ubuntu no headphone sound

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 on my Clevo P650SE model laptop (dual boot with Win 8.1). The headphone jack does not appear to work (sound continues through the speakers) in Ubuntu only. Running ...
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Audio Malfunction Ubuntu 14.04

I have a problem with my audio, it is not working anymore. When I open system-settings and go to sound there is nothing listed for output. When I try to play a song it says 'autoaudiosink' couldn't ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 removed tv tuner card now sound card not working

I have an ancient Dell Dimension 5150. It is old, but has been a great computer and still works quite well. It currently has Lubuntu 14.04 lts. Everything works fine apart from the sound. When I ...
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No sound Ubuntu 12.04

Sound from both speakers and headphones was working fine. After a recent update, the sound from speaker was not working but it was working from headphones, to fix the issue I did something I don't ...
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After recent updates sound stopped working

I am new to Ubuntu/Linux and do not have a background in computer programming. Ubuntu 12.04 came pre-loaded on my Dell Inspiron 3442, Intel Pentium 3558u@1.7GHz x2, 64-bit. I loaded my music library ...
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plugging in headphones messes up audio

Every time I plug in/unplug headphones, everything gets muted and I have to reinstall alsabase, pulseaudio, and libasound2-data then restart. Why does this happen? How do I fix it? Thanks. Output ...
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U14.04/14.10 SoundCard Creative Audigy FX SB1570 unstable behaviour, sometimes noise instead of sound after power off

As I have troubles with integrated Conexant CX20641 Chip I have decided to try one PCIe sound card. It is Creative Audigy FX SB1570. (more info here) Actually it works with a standard snd-hd-intel ...
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How do I fix the audio in my dosbox install?

When I run dosbox it has trouble initializing the audio. Here is the output: DOSBox version 0.74 Copyright 2002-2010 DOSBox Team, published under GNU GPL. CONFIG:Loading primary settings from ...
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Sound not working with Alsamixer on ubuntu with Awesome WM

So on Ubuntu, when I boot into the normal window manager, everything works great. But when I boot into awesome, I need to use alsamixer to control the sound. The problem is that it no longer works ...
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Ubuntu : where to set music volume for better result?

I'm listening to music in Ubuntu using the Clementine music player, with gStreamer ALSA. I can set volume in two places : in the Clementine player itself, or at the OS level in the bottom right ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound Problem

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 on my system.My sound card driver is not installed or mis-configured alsa.what can I do to get back my sound card driver working?If you want some more information ask me to ...
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jack plugin not working in Ubuntu 14.04.2

I try to install alsa-utils and edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf please help
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no sound fluxbox with NVidia GTX750ti

I've a problem with alsa audio and alsa... I installed Ubuntu server 14.04.2 Efi mode alsa, alsa-util and fluxbox and I can't get any sound. kodi@mediacenter:~$ grep eld_valid ...
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No surround sound over HDMI on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (not pulse problem)

I decided to write a new question because I cannot find exactly my case on others. I've got a laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420 running smoothly with Elementary 0.3 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). I got ...
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Is there any way to find all virtual devices that use alsaequal

Is there any way to find all alsa pcm that use type equal from terminal?
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How to make the sound come out via usb headphones Tt esports shock one?

If I remember correctly, one time I heard a sound from there, and then something happened and everything was gone. I tried to configure the microphone installing and reinstall alsa. There are ...
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Audigy 4 non pro (sb610) recognised as Audigy2 Value (sb400) by alsa

Background: I have checked out alsa compatibility list and they have support for my audigy 4 (non pro) but it shows up as audigy 2 value and there is quite a big difference between the 2 card. I had ...
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Is it possible to use an alsa user defnied pcm as pulsaudio sink

I've define an alsa processing trough alsaequal plugin (caps Eq10 + caps Compress). Here is my /etc/asound.conf file : pcm.comp { type equal; slave.pcm "plughw:0,0"; library ...
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Merge two audio sources with avconv

I am trying to record my desktop with avconv. It's working pretty good. My only problem is that one of my audio channels is too slow / downpitched and so has an offset. Adding an offset to the stream ...
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USB audio ok if connected after boot, mute if connected during boot

I am running 14.04 LTS Xubuntu (3.13.0-45-generic) and trying to get a Prosonus Audiobox USB to work correctly. The device seems to have all functionality working fine with snd_usb_audio provided I ...
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No sound with Alsa and Intel audio device

I'm experiencing problems with alsa and my soundcard. I set up a Ubuntu 14.04 with a cutomized GUI (openbox, lxpanel etc...). So far here's what I did: Installing Alsa: sudo apt-get install alsa ...
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Ubuntu not using correct microphone (though pavucontrol lists it)

when I look at the audio configuration, I see that there is only one microphone configured. When selected, this microphone doesn't really record sound, instead it gives inaudible pops and cracks as I ...
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Sound won't work xubuntu after installing pulseaudio

I installed pulseaudio yesterday on my computer because I read that skype is using pulseaudio but when i rebooted my computer the sound stopped working on my machine completely . What should I do i ...
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Alsa modular synth doesn't start

I try to open ams. But it doesn't work. I installed jackd. But until now I don't know how to solve the problem. Do you need more information? Thanks in advance! Here is the error message. ...
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How to change sound volume without AlsaMixer?

since I'm on root user I can't change sound volume by keyboard (on button +volume or -volume). There is no sound icon in the top of the screen. The sound control in the settings is not working ...
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<AUDIO> Sharp blips and noise after kernel upgrade

I recently built and started using 3.14.22 kernel instead of default Ubuntu kernel 3.5.57 (that came pre-installed) on my laptop. With this new kernel I get buzzing noise in headphones continuously ...
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put ALSA as module ERROR

I've got a problem. I have to enable on my kernel ALSA from built-in to Module because I need to install Realtek linux driver for ALC260. If I change it in my kernel configuration and I run make ...
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Speaker doesn't work after windows update on laptop (dual boot)

I'm facing a strange problem occours today. I've windows 8 and ubuntu in dual boot on the same laptop. Until yesterday everithing works well, but today, after a windows update, audio on ubuntu doesn't ...
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How to disable automute on USB card?

My USB sound card behaves as if it has automute enabled - below certain volume it just turns of with a cracking sound, just like my built-in sound card does if I enable automute for it via alsamixer. ...
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No headphones audio in Alienware 15 laptop

I recently purchased an Alienware 15 laptop and I am dual-booting Ubuntu 14.10 with Windows 8.1. This is my first Ubuntu installation and am very new to it and linux in general. Unfortunately, the one ...
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Audio spikes to full power at random

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04.1LTS and I keep getting these annoying volume spikes at random. I'll be listening to something and the volume will spike to full blast. The only solution I've found is to ...
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Alsa force-reload

I have a curious question, each time that I start my xubuntu, the sound not work at all, so I have to write "Alsa force-reload" then the sound works fine. What is it? how can I fixed it? Any idea? ...
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I'm having sound noise on Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04

While I was using Elementary OS Luna (based on Ubuntu 12.04) and suddenly I was having some annoying noise on the audio with 40%~50% of volume (bigger the volume bigger the noise). I have dual boot ...
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No sound from internal speakers on HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk

I have recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS on to my HP Touchsmart 600-1040uk. The ALSA driver recognizes the sound card and I am getting good quality sound out of the headphones but no sound from the ...
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Integrated Microphone Static

Both of the internal microphones (L and R channel) in my machine record nearly pure static when recording in Audacity. Looking at the waveform, when I tap on the microphones there are very minute ...
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No sound from the front speakers

I just installed Ubuntu 14.04. While everything is great and I got all of the major drivers like graphics installed and working, the sound part drives me nuts. I have a 5.1 speakers system and my ...
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How to replace Lubuntu's ALSA for Pulseaudio as the default volume control?

I have Lubuntu 14.10 on a laptop, but the default ALSA does not switch to my bluetooth headphones easily. I would like to completely replace the ALSA volume control with the intuitive Pulseaudio ...
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Ubuntu disables Windows headphones

I have laptop with a dual boot setup: Windows 7 and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (x64) and an on-board audio Realtek chipset. Running Ubuntu before Windows causes the jack-sense to act weird. When connecting the ...
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No analog sound only HDMI 14.10

Xubuntu 14.10 (64), Slimbook NC11- Intel N2807 (Bay Trail?) , Uefi 32! Aptio Everything seems to work ok, but a sound... no analog option, only HDMI in Pavucontrol or alsamixer card detected, codec ...
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Cannot unmute sound in AlsaMixer

When I first installed Ubuntu I had a problem with the headphone on/off glitch. I believe I fixed that by disabling Auto-Mute in the alsamixer. Now, I have lost sound completely. This happened when I ...
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External jack microphone auto adjusting the Mic Boost in Alsamixer

I am having some quite weird problems with my external microphone auto adjusting itself to very loud volumes. It stays at the volume I've given it, but when I start speaking it goes straight to 100 at ...
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Headphone jack gets detected but doesn't work automatically

I have bought DELL inspiron 15 with pre installed ubuntu 12.04 with no problems.But after new updates my headphone jack gets detected but sound is played through speaker.I have to manually change to ...
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How can ensure that a certain sound card device is being used

I have edited my ~/asoundrc file, after much googling and playing, in order to configure the alsa vdownmix plugin. When I run aplay -L I see my new aliases listed. surround51:CARD=CMI8738,DEV=0 ...
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Audio clips at higher volumes

I am new to ubuntu. General information: chip: Realtek ALC883 card: HDA Nvidia Currently, I am on ubuntu 12.04. I use sennheiser HD435 on it. When I play the audio at low volume, it plays smooth, ...
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Use new 3.16 kernel alsa firewire with qjackctl

I just upgraded Ubuntu studio to 14.10 with 3.16 kernel on a 2008 MacBook because it should support a lot of new firewire audio devices natively in alsa. I plugged in my Behringer ufx1204 with its ...
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Problem with audio settings, solvable only after a series of events

I'm using version 14.04.1 LTS through WUBI on an ASUS N550JV. I've just started using it and I've only been able to learn and figure out a few things about how the OS is running and all. My problem ...