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

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Lenovo mute LED light reversed. Ubuntu 12.04

I run Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo G560. My LED buttons for mute/volume up down work fine. The problem is the MUTE LED option is reversed - in other words, when i mute my laptop the light activates, when ...
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Current state of Pulseaudio 4.0 and crackling sound (13.10)

I recently installed (K)ubuntu 13.10, and my audio started to crackle randomly (I have an X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro USB connected to an analog 5.1 speaker set). In one week of use now, I managed to have ...
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No sound on ubuntu server 13.10

I have alsa installed. nothing is muted. my soundcard is selected and everything. I have searched the internet to no avail!
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USB Soundcard Fast Track C400

I have been trying to make my M-audio/Avid Fast track C400 external soundcard work on my machine. I get sound from its outs but the sound is very low and if i raise the "PCM" in alsamixer (which ...
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how to configure sound in my dell xpsl502x

how to configure sound for my dell xpsl502x to work subwoofer and speaker .my ALSA information is onlink "http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=c5365ed0a2242c8846944dd90e8c90a66b59b9c0 "
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Can't get external speakers to work on alienware m17x r4

I've tried every possibility I've found and still nothing!! Upon trying to turn up volume in alsa mixer I've found that only the first two boxes (PCM and Master) are the only ones I'm able to turn ...
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sound not working in ubuntu 13.10

yesterday i was trying to follow this for package repair sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get check sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get -f install ...
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I royally messed up my audio situation in xubuntu 13.10

So I was watching a video and was getting a buzzing noise so I opened up alsa-mixer to messa around with it. After that I installed gnome-alsamixer because I wanted a gui interface for it. Well while ...
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No Sound out of built-in speakers Lenovo Thinkpad E525 Ubuntu 12.04

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 (LTS) on my Lenovo ThinkPad Edge E525 and I can't seem to get any sound out of the built-in speakers on my Notebook. I have tried rebooting, purging alsa, reinstalling and ...
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Cant hear anysound on ubuntu 13.10, and cant choose soundblaster recond3d as my soundcard

Hey I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and one of the first things that I noticed is that I could only hear the sound either directly from my laptop, or out of my HD monitor. This caught my ...
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No sound on HP compac dc5800 with Ubuntu 13.10

Everything is in the title. I tried previous solutions like adding: options snd-hda-intel model=hp-dv5 to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf But obviously it is not the right model or ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 speakers do not work on startup

I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 13.10, and my laptop's internal speakers no longer play sound. I've searched the internet numerous times and tried various things, but so far nothing has fixed the ...
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AudioBox not selectable as output device

I haven't been able to get my AudioBox 44 VSL working, oddly. I recently re-installed and for some reason my Audiobox is not selectable in System Settings as an output device. The device shows up in ...
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Is it possible to have real-time dyamic-range compression for my audio out?

Sometimes I'll be watching a video, and the audio's volume will vary greatly. I have to turn the volume up to hear the quiet parts, and then the loud sections blast through the speakers. Is it ...
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How Change Default Audio-Device on Ubuntu Phablet

I tried to use my Logitech G930 on a Galaxy Nexus (GT-I9250) but it did not work. It is working on a S3. I LOVE Ubuntu, my whole household is a homogenus Ubuntu network and i study computer science. I ...
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sound disappeared after trip, won't work without pulse

I had sound working fine on an Acer Aspire 7250 up until this week, when I took a flight. Now, sound worked only intermittently, and only through headphones. Since I've had many problems with ...
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Connecting two sound cards mic A to speaker B and mic B to speaker A

I have been digging around looking for a good way under Linux to connect up to sound cards that are ALSA devices. Sound card A has a Mic and Speaker and Sound card B has a Mic and Speaker. I want to ...
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Audio playback freezes on setuidgid from daemontools service

I can't seem to use aplay or cvlc in tandem with any other audio applications when it's running as a service under daemontools. The setup is that I've got a bash script that I've got running that ...
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No option under “Sound Settings” to output 5.1 audio thru HDMI, only stereo

I'm trying to output 5.1 audio thru hdmi to a 5.1 home theatre receiver, but can only get stereo out to it. I have another laptop that can output 5.1 to it just fine. Under Sound Settings > Output > ...
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Sound stopped working 12.04 problem/sympton? can't adjust speaker volume in alsamixer

I've been pouring through pages and pages of info for 2 days now and can't find what the problem is. Mostly because I have zero knowledge about computers (sorry guys). STORY: My sound stopped ...
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How can I setup a different user with unique sound server options

I'd like to setup a separate user account that only loads ALSA sound server so I can run JackAudio over the top without worrying about how it interacts with PulseAudio/Phonon. I have multiple sound ...
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No sound devices detected on 12.04 LTS after reboot

I recently installed 12.04 LTS. After installing kernel 3.10.17 and the system updates and some other programs and rebooting I have no sound; I mean nothing. My sound card isn't showing in the sound ...
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Default Volume is Maximum

I've been having some issues fixing my audio in Ubuntu. Everything was working fine until I went into System Settings > Sound and dragged a slider. That caused all of my audio devices to disappear. ...
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correct sound card, wrong device

I have had a persistent issue for some time, it is with my sound. When i plug external speakers in i get sound, but the speakers on my laptop dont work...well they do for 20 seconds then they go quiet ...
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Problem when booting ubuntu (libkmod: ERROR)

When I'm booting my computer, I'm getting to the screen where I can choose between Ubuntu Studio GNLI/Linux (low latency) Ubuntu Studio GNLI/Linux doing a memory test or opting for further options ...
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Enable output audio on 2 devices (Ubuntu 13.10)

I have an analog output (jack) and USB wireless headset, how could use both togheter? Because I can't just connect the headset cable to switch audio, on Windows, I am used to keep em enabled and turn ...
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Creative Sound Blaster Recon3D Fatal1ty driver (Ubuntu 13.10)

I can't get my audio card working. In my output devices I have: +HDMI/DisplayPort2 - GK104 HDMI Audio Controller [working via MiniDisplayPort on my TV] +Digital Output (S/PDIF) - Sound Blaster Tactic ...
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High-frequency noise in speakers and headphones

I am on a Dell 15R N5110 laptop with only Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS installed. The laptop has and IDT High Definition chip 92HD87B1/3. It appears correctly recognised as the codec under HDA Intel PCH. Basic ...
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alsa equalizer gives me an error after installation

So I gave up with Pulseaudio for some reasons and decided to install fresh alsa. Afterwards I downloaded alsa equalizer and installed it what looked a bit weird ...
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Controlling the stereo output levels separately from overall volume level

I don't know why, but to get my right loudspeaker sounding equally loud as the left one, I have to set the levels in alsamixer like so: http://s18.postimg.org/91nx9ojex/alsa.png 54/100 in Headphones ...
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Blue Yeti not working on Xubuntu 12.04, shows up in Alsamixer

I've been having lots of issues which i've been able to fix pretty easily. This one isn't so easy. I cant use my microphone in any programs, even though it's showing up and i'm able to select it. ...
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No bass in sound on Ubuntu 13.10 headphones

Most of the time jacking in my headphones and putting on music I get sound but no bass, sometimes though when booting Ubuntu it's completely fine with good sound. On booting Windows, there's no ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 noise on external microphone

I'm running ubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad W530. It sports an intel-hda (Realtek ALC269VC chip) sound card. It is important to note that the laptop's internal speakers / mic work well and there ...
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Sound not coming from speakers on 13.04

I have installed ubuntu 13.04 and my system configuration is Intel Z77SL-50 \K chipset with intel high definition audio lspci -v list following as audio device 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel ...
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Permissions for /dev/snd/*

I tried to setup a very minimalistic Ubuntu 13.10 System based on LXDE. I just realized that my default user has no access to the sound hardware. Digging around and comparing it to another Ubuntu box ...
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Sound not working on ubuntu 13.10

I recently updated to Ubuntu 13.10. For 2-3 days, audio worked well and after that it stopped. I can't hear anything through my headphones or through my speakers. I tried all the possible solutions ...
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Low sound volume with ASUS motherboard (realtek)

I'm using Ubuntu 13.10. I have recently assembled a PC, using the ASUS P8Z77-V LX motherboard, and it's working very well so far. The only problem is that the sound coming from the motherboard plugs ...
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sound not working for ubuntu 13.04

I am having problems in getting the sound cards work. The sound card icon is missing on the top right of the screen. only dummy output is showing instead of the sound card. I have tried re installing ...
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terratec aureon usb 7.1 drivers keep disappearing

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and a usb terratec aureon external sound card and 5.1 speakers. I was trying to configure the usb driver with no success, so I found the following solution on web: sudo ...
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Let KDE Make Alsamixer Handle Sound Volume

Is there a way when using the KDE desktop environment, to not have the KDE control the audio volume, but to have alsa handle it. The reason I'm wanting to do this is because KDE doesn't detect my ...
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Why do I need jackd to get sound out of GCompris?

I recently upgraded a family computer from Edubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 13.10, so my sons could run a newer version of GCompris. After the upgrade, I could no longer get sound out of GCompris. After some ...
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Create virtual card with alsa

I want to create a virtual sound card to play sound with applications on it (e.g. moc or mpd), and call it e.g. vcard the output of the vcard should be in the input (Mic) of my physical sound card, ...
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How to Successfully Run a Tascam (pref US122) on Lubuntu Using an Armboard (pref cubieboard2)?

Has anyone been successful with running usx2yloader specifically? I can do every step needed to run my Tascam (usb audio interface) except run the command usx2yloader to start the device. ON AN ...
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My M-audio fast track c400 sound card only has 4.0 or 5.0 output, I need headphone 2.0 output

There is no choice of 2.0 output in the sound setting. In alsamixer, there is no headphone mode. But PCM1-out1,pcm1-out2....to pcm5-out5... Actually all the jacks of my sound card have sound. How ...
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Something is resetting sound mixer controls

Sometimes (several times an hour, maybe) I suddenly find that my mixer controls are reset to quite unconvenient values. I’m running Alsa and controlling everything with alsamixer. There’s also kmix ...
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No Sound on Acer Extensa 5635Z (ubuntu 13.10)

After upgrading to ubutnu 13.10 I lost my sound card, i got only a dummy output in audio controller. i have tried many solution like reinstalling alsa, reload alsa ..... but no luck here are some ...
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amixer volume controls applies twice

The volume increment or decrement is happening double the intended amount using amixer for my alsa driver using ./amixer -c 0 set Master 1- command. This happens because by default volume controls ...
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Sound doesn't work after login in Ubuntu 12.04

I used to have 10.04 on this computer and the sound worked fine, but I reformatted and installed 12.04 and now it does not. It's odd- When the computer boots up to the login screen, it will play the ...
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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 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: **** ...