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

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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 ...
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external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore

i'm running lubuntu 14.04.1, and after an automatic update my external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore! When i run lsusb, i can see that the card as usb-device is listed. When i check the ...
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Sound doesn't work, can't detect built in audio card, alsa doesn't detect card

I had this problem with 14.04 but then upgraded to 14.10 hoping to get it solve but it did not. I have tried many suggestions in blogs and here but with no success. I get no sound on my computer. My ...
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Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 no sound in stereo Kubuntu 14.10

With this card I have no sound in stereo mode. In Pavucontrol I can see there is signal, but I can't hear any sound. I need this, because if I'm using 4.0 or higher there is no microphone. I tried all ...
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How to limit maximum volume on Ubuntu 14.04

Is there a way to change what Ubuntu considers to be 100% volume? I want the current 50% volume to be the maximum volume.
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No sound output device after disconnecting Bluetooth headset

The speakers of my laptop work fine. I can also connect my Bluetooth headset, that works equally fine. However, once I disconnect my Bluetooth headset (by turning it off), everything stops to work ...
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Sound not working Ubuntu 14.10 (Pulseaudio + ALSA?) FIXED!

I need some help with my audio set up: I installed 14.10 few days ago and also dicsovered eq for pulseaudio (link: http://www.webupd8.org/2013/03/install-pulseaudio-with-built-in-system.html) I ...
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Audio not working. Alsa-info attached

Out of the blue yesterday my speakers stopped working. Headphones work fine. Noone was touching the computer, so I don't suspect hardware failure (although it is possible...) I've pasted my ...
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Setting pulseaudio's default device to analog out

I'm having problems with setting default audio out to analog output. basically i have two devices. Internal mobo sound card and graphics card with HDMI output, which have their own sound system. I ...
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Ubuntu Sound Problems Asus K52F

I have been trying to solve this problem for many years. I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 14.04 hoping that the problem would be fixed. Unfortunately most of the information on the Ubuntu ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound problem “ALSA error: snd_pcm_hw_params failed: Input/output error.”

I've been trying to install manually a package (http://hfujita.github.io/pulseaudio-raop2/). Now my sound system is not working (no output). Furthermore, when I try to play music in audacious, it ...
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Alsamixer issues!

I am currently running chrubuntu off of my Samsung Chromebook. Everything runs great except that I have no sound comeing through my speakers. I use to have to go from my terminal to alsamixer to raise ...
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Audio broken, sound related settings are missing

OK, first I will list the symptoms of the problem No volume icon in tray No sound unless manually adjusted using a audio mixer No items in sound settings (input, output, and applications) No "sound" ...
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Audio ALC887 pretty bad sound glitches turns audio a nightmare

I have installed ubuntu 14.04 on my old MOBO, and recently upgraded it from a Gigabyte H55M-USB3 (ALC889, specs: http://es.gigabyte.com/products/page/mb/ga-h55m-usb3_10/specs/) to a newer Z97-HD3 ...
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3 sounds of the buntu . OSS ALSA and PulseAudio

I am running L-Buntu ( Light wt Ubuntu) 14.x (the trusty something ) one. It came installed with just ALSA MIXER. I noticed pulseAudio was already in there and all I had to do is install the ...
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Terratec Phase 26 mixer / recent Ubuntu versions

I just got a Terratec Phase 26 USB sound card as a temporary solution (sold old sound card, haven't bought a new one yet). I am wondering how far does support go for this old card in recent Ubuntu ...
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Sound cuts out in Ubuntu 14.04

Hi Im very new to Ubuntu/Linux. Im on 14.04 LTS. 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 ...
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Headphone Jack output gets redirected to internal speakers, Ubuntu 14.04

I had audio problems when I had Ubuntu 12.04 and managed to fix them (see here). I recently switched to Ubuntu 14.04 (I actually formatted right now because I just installed 14.04 and I did a bit too ...
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trying to get built in analog sound working

Ubuntu 14.04 I am trying to get audio output from my built in line out set as default for all applications. I have an NVidia card that I use for video HDMI display to a monitor. My monitor does ...
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Mic volume settings

I'm a gamer. I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 with Unity 2D and I have a microphone set up, but when I log out and back in, the mic volume level has changed to 0. It's a pain to have to reset the volume every ...
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. APLAY. aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found

I had accidentally install OSS and removed ALSA. but I should reinstall alsa. when I typed sudo apt-get --reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils it was succeed. but when I check ...
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Sound recorder cannot record sound in ubuntu 14.04 as it has no format to record the sound to

Please edit the heading, I could not think of anything but that. I installed sound recorder in ubuntu 14.04 and after installing I tried to record sound but the record as field was empty, It had no ...
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When I open Rosegarden something strange happens

Okay. Now I'm listening to some music on audacity (an audio playback program). Then I open up Rosegarden. Audacity just "stops". I also think all other sounds don't come out any more. Anyway; I took ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Using MacBook Pro 9 2 Volume Hotkeys Out of Control

I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 on my MacBook 9 2 but my volume keys seem to be out of control. I set up the sound to 2.1 speakers like here: problem with getting 2.1 speaker working under ...
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Speaker sound not working in ubuntu 14.04 LTS

This question is already asked, and I have tried all options since last 4 days, but no luck. So please allow me to ask this question once again. In my laptop (OS : Ubuntu 14.04 LTS), speaker sound ...
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How to connect jack-keyboard to amsynth using JACK?

I want to connect the virtual jack-keyboard to amsynth, but I can't get any sound out of the notes. I have connected the applications using JACK like this: The output from amsynth to my speakers is ...
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Sound issues: master Volume stuck at 0 in alsa sound mixer :(

http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=12d99c98ffc9b7675fc5b4410ca123e7d89b5009 I'm trying to use the onboard 3.5mm jack for audio. In the ALSA MIXER I can unmute the master audio but when I press the up ...
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PulseAudio Connection Failed

A couple of days ago I upgraded my Ubuntu 14.04 with the latest updates from the update manager. Everything was working fine prior the updates, but once the update were completed and the system ...
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Laptop speakers sound not working but headphone sound working

I am using Ubuntu 14.04. My laptop speakers do not produce sound but when I plug in headphones, I can hear sound. I am a newbie in Ubuntu. Please see the screenshot below. Is this setting OK?
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No sound ubuntu minimal

I have no sound in Ubuntu 13.10. Xfce window manager After re-installing ubuntu minimal twice, I still have the same problem: Sound works fine at first but after I reboot to Windows and back to ...
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Using Ubuntu 12.04, no audio output

!!################################ !!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.63 !!################################ !!Script ran on: Sun Jul 6 20:06:22 UTC 2014 !!Linux Distribution !!------------------ ...
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Audio and Settings stop working after lastest updates on Ubuntu 14.04

Yesterday (2014-07-05) I upgrade my Ubuntu (upgrade/dist-upgrade) and then audio and settings stop working. Obs.: I use an USB Headphone and HDMI: both doesn't work anymore. I tried everything today, ...
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Skullcandy, USB only one channel shown

I notice that : Card: Skullcandy GMX Dolby Transmitter Chip: USB Mixer only provides one channel. Shouldn't there be 2 and how do I get the other one going? ...
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Independent HP keeps turning on

This question is pretty straight forward, I have to manually turn Independent HP off through alsamixer every now and then or else my headphones won't output audio. This setting will be ON for 4 or 5 ...
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Edit: Audio Inputs and Outputs not displaying

I asked this question in a previous thread, but nobody responded so I'll try again. My volume is permanently set on one setting. I cannot mute it by my hotkeys. I can manually adjust it in my GNOME ...
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How can I calibrate audio settings for my Bose USB audio speakers?

I recently updated from 12.04 to 14.04, and since, I have been having problems with my Bose Companion 5 speakers (5.1 Surround Analog audio output). As you might know, alsa and pulse audio have all ...
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Upgrade Broke Audio

After upgrading Ubuntu this morning, all audio has stopped working... I'm assuming it's a pulse audio issue as I get the following: pulseaudio -v I: [pulseaudio] main.c: setrlimit(RLIMIT_NICE, (31, ...
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Borked my system settings trying to resolve soundcard issue - trusty

I updated my desktop to Trusty Tahr, and have had issues trying to get the soundcard to work. It's a: Realtek ALC880 Intel corp 8280IFB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) High Definition Audio controller ...
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14.04 - shortcut keys for volume control do nothing after linux-image-extra-3.13.0-30 update

Multimedia key events stopped working. It started after a routine system update, or so it seems. Checking the problem, I verified that the problem is not with creating the events, but only with ...
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When using internal laptop speakers sound will often stop working and seldom come back.

It's like the title says. The sound comes and goes seemingly randomly, but tends to go more often than it comes back. I installed ubuntu 14.04 LTS on my laptop recently. Using my external speakers ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - VLC Audio, Video Issues

I recently upgraded from Ubuntu Studio 12.04 to 14.04 (32-bit). Since then, VLC Media Player has not been working properly when playing live TV from Comcast. The TV signal goes from a Comcast STB, ...
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Dummy Output; I need to re-install alsa-base and pulseaudio every time[14.04]

I have a strange problem about sound. Dummy output is a well known issue for sound problems. That is OK. I searched all over the askubuntu and internet. Found some solutions. It works. After applying ...
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speaker-test works but aplay needs super user

I have a headless server. I'm trying to set up sounds good enough to play from VLC. If I call sudo aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Noise.wav I can hear the static. If I call it without sudo, I don't. My ...
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USB Audo speakers: only one speaker enabled until I change volume with alsamixer

When plugging in my usb speakers, only one of them gets enabled (sound only comes out of one) until I open console, alsamixer, select the usb speakers and change volume on them. Then both speaker have ...
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Crashing sound, very strange!

The sound usually worked on windows, now I to with ubuntu (alias liked that much) and the sound works only 50% of the normal volume, more than that the sound is giving lag ...... researching learned ...
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Sound issues with Xubuntu 12.04 and ALC888 Soundcard

I have ALC888 soundcard in my computer that has 6 outputs in the back. I made sure that nothing was muted in alsamixer. I can only produce some sound through one of the 6 if I have "front mic" turned ...
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Ugly noises randomly from certain applications (pulsing static, and watery noise)

I'm getting random problems with the sound on my desktop PC. I'm running it through HDMI on my NVidia card but also have Optical and Analogue connections on the motherboard which I am not using (and ...
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“libkmod: ERROR… bad line starting with …” on start-up issue

I am hoping there is someone who can help me out here. After upgrading from 13.10 to 14.04 making sure everything was updated, and newest drivers were in use etc etc etc, I came across the following ...
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Is there a way to lock my volume settings in l/ubuntu?

Every now and then it seems that some application has taken control of my mic volume settings and/or completely turned it down to 0. At the worst of times I load up alsamixer and find that the elected ...
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tvtime - no sound on channel change

since I've upgraded Xubuntu 12.04 to 14.04, the TV-sound output does not work after switching to another channel within tvtime. The TV card is a Hauppauge WinTV HVR-900 (analog input). The first ...