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

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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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constant buzzing noise in speaker and headphones on macbook air

I am running lubuntu 13.04 (using i3wm) on a macbook air (3,1). A few days ago while halfway through a podcast my computer suddenly started making a buzzing sound alternating between a low and a high ...
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Headphones don't work: 13.04 - Toshiba Satellite P205 s8811: Realtek ALC268

Headphones don't work: Just installed 13.04 on my Toshiba Satellite P205 s8811. External speakers work. Audio card by Realtek ALC268 and I have tried: alsamixer but made absolutely no difference & ...
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External microphone stopped working after kernel upgrade (internal and webcam microphones still working)

I was on an old Ubuntu 10.04 GNU/Linux based system which used 2.6.x kernels and I had no problems with the microphone. Now I have done a fresh upgrade to a system based on Ubuntu 12.04 GNU/Linux ...
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internal micropone issues on Lenovo x230

I have a Lenovo x230 running Ubuntu 12.04.3 (and previously 12.04.2). I had been trying to use audacity to record audio from a stream on a website and ever since the internal mic has been ...
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USB microphone stops working after a few seconds

I need help with my microphone, which is not working. It starts fine when I plug it in but after a few seconds of use (eg. recording or microphone monitoring in Audacity, speaking on Skype, or looking ...
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Cannot set default device in ALSA

While trying to get audio to work on my computer with the front jack (I don't have speakers so it's irrelevant to me whether or not the rear jack works), I figured out that I need to use card 0, ...
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No sound on Audigy2 ZS after restore from sleep in Ubuntu 13.04

When I restore my system from sleep in Ubuntu 13.04, my Audigy2 ZS soundcard won't play sound. Sound after restore from sleep used to work with previous versions of Ubuntu, as I recall. The soundcard ...
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Soundcard listed but not available for sound

My soundcard dissapears randomly. What could be the reason? What is needed for soundcard to be recognized in alsa? My soundcard is not listed in /proc/asound/cards. Custom lines in ...
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Input device of combined audio jack not recognized anymore

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 on a Lenovo T420. This laptop has a combined audio jack for sound in/output. Connecting my headset via a splitter adapter to the laptop results in the sound being played ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04 dual-booted

I installed Ubuntu 13.04 alongside Windows XP Media Center Edition. Everything worked fine, except one thing. When I tried to play music on it, no sound came out. The Sound system that I have ...
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Sound and video problem ubuntu 13

I'm new and I have few problems with ubuntu. First is that i have spikes while played any sounds (mp3,youtube etc..) I tiped sudo aplay -l and there is what terminal prints: **** List of PLAYBACK ...
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How to get USB speakers working?

I am having trouble to get USB speakers (Harman/Kardon soundsticks) working on my ASUS Zenbook running Ubuntu 13.04. When I plug them in, they briefly appear in the sound settings: But after about ...
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Sound card does not show up in output devices

I have a Tascam US-122 USB sound card connected to my Ubuntu 13.04 laptop. The card is recognized by ALSA; alsamixer shows this device as having "no controls", as it should. I have set it up as the ...
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Ubuntu 13.04. HDMI sound listed in Pulse Audio - But No Sound on TV

I'm running Ubuntu 13.04 and I'm having issues with my HDMI sounds. I've looked around for posts but most were complaining of the HDMI output not showing at all. If I go to sounds, or check with ...
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headphone not detected in ubuntu 13.04

I recently got a kernel update and I updated my laptop. now I cant use my headphone. it was working fine as of yesterday. whenever I plug my headphone, the sound still comes from the inbuilt speaker ...
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Usb Sound Blaster - working randomly

Every time I plug it in its either very quiet and if i turn volume up its starts cracking. So i need to unplug it and plug it again and about 1/10 times its actually working. It is not working for ...
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No alsamixer in new install of Lubuntu 13.04 ppc

Hello all from Amsterdam. I've just installed Lubuntu 13.04 ppc on an elderly Mac 15" G4 PowerBook. There is no alsamixer and therefore no sound. checked in Terminal: sudo alsamixer result: cannot ...
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Ubuntu 10.1 Login Scree Crashed on Samsung N140

My Login Screen Got Crashed... I am not able to login, I've tried Live User With Live Ubuntu on Disk, The Problem is I have Enabled Privacy and Now i Need to Get Back up, What Can I Do..???
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Need help with screencasting/audio-mixing on Raring

I intend to use recordMyDesktop tool for screencasting on Linux. Its a good tool, but there is a limitation with respect to ubuntu. I cannot record a background music at the same time the voice is ...
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Jack not connecting

I installed Ubuntu Studio 13.04 yesterday and Jack was working fine. Today when I tried to start it it said could not connect JACK server as client- overall operation failed. In the message box I got ...
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No sound on media pc running ubuntu 12.04

My media PC is connected with dvi-to-hdmi cable to the tv. I use a standard stereo for sound (sufficient for the requirements). I have recently installed ubuntu on the machine, and have no sound. I ...
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unable to locate package for alsa-oss in ubuntu12.04

i have alsa oss installed .. and now i am trying to get the following packages alsa-oss-libs alsa-plugins-oss libaudiofile libaudiofile-devel but i get the unable to locate package error ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.04

I just installed Ubuntu 13.04 and everything worked fine. I then used software updater which said there were updates available and when it finished downloading and installing it asked me to restart ...