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

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Ubuntu 14.04 Sound through Headphones but not through Speaker

I am running dual boot on lenovo yoga 2 pro. I set my default sound card to be the pc-speakers since alsamixer kept randomly changing it to the hdmi after every reboot. There is no sound through the ...
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VLC loses sound in Ubuntu 14.04 after update playing ogg-files

Updated to Ubuntu 13.10 Ubuntu 14.04 (by choosing to install over the current Ubuntu 13.10 DVD) Installed VLC (not reset update script) All the settings are saved (from 13.10) BUT ... When playing ....
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Why is XBMC failing to play audio from my HDMI port?

I have the following setup: Ubuntu 14.04 Server Latest Nvidia video drivers ALSA installed PulseAudio NOT installed XBMC 13.1 Gotham installed The problem: running speaker-test -c2 -D plughw:1,7 ...
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What is the most robust web frontend for MPD for Linaro/Ubuntu 14.xx?

I've built a headless server instance with linaro on a Radxa rock connected to speakers, and am currently trying out rompr. Does MPD offer any other "streaming" jukebox style frontend options for ...
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Nvidia HDMI sound and Logitech Headphones not working in 14.04

There is no sound going from the HDMI port on my Nvidia card to my tv that I am using as a monitor. When I use my Logitech Headphones, I hear no sound either. Does anyone know how to rectify the ...
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Noise removal from USB soundcard

I am using the Syba USB soundcard for live audio from other audio sources like bluetooth or logitech mic. It's working perfectly, I am able to hear the live audio of bluetooth and logitech from the ...
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Pops and Crackles problem with music files streamed to sound system

Apologies if this has been asked elsewhere. I did look but couldn't find what I needed. I have copied my music collection from OSX to Ubuntu. My music is a mixture of MP3, AAC, ALAC and AIFF files. ...
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Lost volume-controls on ubuntu 13.10

Finally I've decided to make ubuntu as my primary development environment. After a clean install on a brand new ssd, I've checked sound, video, keyboard hotkeys (Asus N55SF) and everything seemed to ...
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indicator-sound missing + other sound problems 13.10

I seem to have "destroyed" my sound in Ubuntu 13.10... I can change my sound through alsamixer and aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav works fine. However the indicator-sound is missing (...
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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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Terminal shows “Couldn't open audio: Couldn't open audio device or ESD connection” after launching a game and there is no sound in the game

So I tried installing a Heroes of Might and Magic 3 linux loki game version into Ubuntu 13.10 and everything is fine but I don't have sound. When I try to launch a game through a terminal it throws ...
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Headphones not detected in 13.10

I'm new to Ubuntu, running 13.10 on an Alienware M14x R2. The laptop comes with a "Intel Panther Point PCH - High Definition Audio Controller" sound card (for which I couldn't find a Linux driver). ...
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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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Alsa Sound not loading

I recently read a post from one of the boffins to use the killall command in terminal. I have tried that on numerous occasions with mixed results. Sometimes it works. I run an old Acer Aspire 3201. Up ...
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What is the proper way to configure my sound? [12.10]

So I am using the Logitech G35 headset and it is USB. My sounds are much tinnier and just off compared to when I am on Windows. On Windows I do have access to the Logitech Gaming Software which allows ...
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How do I get my Creative X-Fi USB HD working consistently? (now random)

I have a sound card Creative Soundblaster X-Fi HD (USB) which works perfectly in Windows 7. However, it doesn't work well on Ubuntu 12.10. Whenever I switch on my computer it boots in any of these ...
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Wine and system audio mute one another

I'm running into an awkward problem. Here's the thing: If I start up my computer and run a Wine instance (Guild Wars 2, in this case, though it doesn't and shouldn't matter), sound works fine. While ...
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Cannot change the sound card in Lubuntu 16.04

I tried to change the sound to my headset using the answer for this question without success: Sound card selection When I restarted Alsa using the following command: sudo alsactl restore I got the ...
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No Sound with Hydrogen Drum Machine

I have an intel NUC kit running Ubuntu 16.04. I installed Hydrogen but can't get any sound. Other apps like Audacity work fine and I've tested the sound in Sound Settings too. Running Hydrogen from ...
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Device missing in PulseAudio, shows in Alsa

Couple months ago, I got a fancy new Asus Strix SOAR sound card. With my eyes gleaming and ears ready for top of the line audio, I shut down my PC and installed the card. Low and behold, I boot and ...
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Sound is not working in Ubuntu 16.04

I am Using ubuntu 16.04 on ASUS X555L. sound was working correctly but instantly it just not working. I have try every possible solution given on internet but still blank . My sound setting does not ...
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Sound problems with intel DG41WV (alc888, intel hdaudio)

I recently built a basic pc for home use (core2duo E8500, Intel DG41WV (with realtek alc888 audio), 2G DDR3 1066 ram, 250G WD HDD), and installed ubuntu 14.04.02 on it. Everything went smoothly, but ...
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Jack audio suddenly does not work on Ubuntu 16.04

I am using Ubuntu 16.04. Audio was working perfectly, even jack, I was able to listen to music using headphones or external speakers. Today I tried to install tuxguitar from its .deb installer and ...
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Acer notbeook speakers occasionally make silent cackling noise when there is no output on 16.04

I have an Acer Aspire E5-773G running Ubuntu 16.04. Both the left and right speaker make sometimes pretty silent crackling noises. At first I perceived it as HDD sounds, but the HDD was not in use ...
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ubuntu 14.04 lts audio stopped working

Audio just stopped working. I reinstall alsa. also I did this: aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-...
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Music players with ALSA output option

Currently using kubuntu 16.04 with deadbeef player. I would really like different gui cause of the ammount of music on my drive, deadbeef is not a good idea when you have 1tb+ music. I've tried ...
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Sound Goes Out In Ubuntu 16.04 But Works From Headphones

When I start Ubuntu 16.04 (I dual boot with Windows 7) the sound works from both the headphones and speakers. I can listen to music, watch YouTube videos, and test the sound. After a while, (I don't ...
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Vokoscreen Microphone Audio Not Working

Ok, so recently, I decided to start making youtube videos using a screen recorder. I had previously tried several other Linux distributions, but am now using Xubuntu 16.06 LTS 32-bit on a Dell d410. ...
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Trying to use squeezelite with existing PulseAudio outputs

So I am trying to set up a squeezebox (Logitech media server) client using squeezelite on my Ubuntu 16.04 install, and am having some trouble getting what I want out of it. What I am trying to ...
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Huge amount of static/echo over microphone

My microphone regularly bleeds through large amounts of static and the overall quality is terrible. I've tested all the hardware on windows with no problems, so the hardware is fine. I tried using a ...
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Headphone Jack causes immediate shutdown

Every time I plug in my headphones into my laptop, its seems to power-off immediately after about 1.5-2 seconds. I have tried this with several other Linux distributions and they have all failed, so I ...
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Audio devices detected, but no sound outputting

I cannot seem to get any audio outputting from my computer. Things I've already tried: Alsamixer (un-muting everything) PulseAudio Mixer (testing different devices) Setting my snd-hda-intel to ...
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RPi 3 Pianobar Alsa message

I have been able to install a working PianoBar configuration but with every song, station, or command in the cli box a message pops up: ALSA lib pcm.c:2239:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM cards....
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Q: I want to use SPDIF to output DTS 5.1 audio at 96Khz to Z5500 sound system using Ubuntu 16.04

I want to output audio to a Logitech Z-5500 using SPDIF DTS 5.1 at 96 Khz I use the integrated audio card on an ASUS P8Z77-V Deluxe and I use Ubuntu 16.04 x86-64 Is there a easy way to do this?
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How to make ALSA default to HDMI and use internal speakers if it's not available?

First of all, I have problems with pulseaudio, after some time it becomes very choppy and loads one core to 100%. From the fact that if I open systemsettings5 at this time the active sound output is ...
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No audio after unlocking screen on Intel Graphics HD 520 (NUC6i3syk)

I just installed 16.04 on my NUC 6i3SYK. It has integrated Intel Graphics HD 520 with an HDMI output, which I've plugged into my TV. After locking the screen and letting the TV turn off, then ...
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Analog headset Intel PCH ALSA suddenly mono

On a MacBook Air (11-inch, Mid 2011) with i7-2677M and the Cirrus 4206BCNZ audio controller on Ubuntu 16.04 GNOME 4.4.0-24-generic: Suddenly occuring problems after no apparent change: Analog ...
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Audio devices doesn't work Xenial 16.04 GNOME

I've followed the steps in this page: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingProcedure But can't get managed to work the sound system as in willy 15.10 (worked flawlessly) I've ...
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Alsamixer automatically sets headphones volume at 0 after login

On two of my devices (both eee PCs) sound never works automatically. Eventually, I found the problem to be headphones volume being at 0 in Alsamixer. To solve the issue, I always have to run Alsamixer ...
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Sound problem in ubuntu (16.04)

Currently, i have ubuntu 16.04, and when i plug in my turtle beach z60's, it says it is plugged into the game audio part of the headphone, the one that is not low quality,the chat line. however, ...
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HDMI/DisplayPort audio does not work via docking station ubuntu 16.04 Fujitsu s935

I have a Fujitsu S935, running under Ubuntu 16.04, with a docking station Port Replicator S26391-F1307-L100. HDMI sound works well if I use the HDMI port on the laptop. When the laptop is on the ...
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Unable to use Speech recognition module in Ubuntu 15.10

I am trying to use speech_recognition module in python 2.7, everytime when I import speech_recognition I get the following errors: $ sudo python2.7 -m speech_recognition [sudo] password for ...
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Dummy output - No Sound Card Detected - VAIO VGN-FS640/W on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I know that this question has a lot of answers but, none of them work for me. I have been trying for hours to resolve this problem but nothing. The last thing I have tried is the following: Purge ...
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cant get three sound devices to show up in ubuntu 14.04

I have a dell optiplex with onboard alc269, a audigy2 and a asus dx soundcard. Deep down Alsa reload shows that emu10k1 is indeed loaded for the audigy2, hda-intel is loaded for the onboard and ...
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Microphone not working and headset not being detected on Dell Inspiron 3552 with preinstalled Ubuntu 14.04

Couple of weeks ago after restarting my dell inspiron 3552 my microphone was not working nor the headset. Before every time I plugged a headset a dialog appeared asking if it was a headset or ...
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Streaming audio via ices2 played by other application

I'm quite new to "linux sound issues" (so sorry for maybe stupid question). My problem is: There is a application which sometimes (event driven) plays some sounds using 'aplay' command. I need to ...
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ACER One 11 Speakers Sound Crackle

Acer One 11. Model: A01-132-C2V7 Xubuntu 16.04 LTS Xubuntu running perfectly except for: Constant crackle sound from Internal speakers only. Headphones no problem. Realtek HD-audio / Intel HDA ...
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skype disables microphone

Ubuntu 15.04 The (internal) microphone works, but stops working the moment Skype accepts or initiates a call, UNLESS I have the sound settings dialog or pavucontrol running in the background at the ...
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Fixing Intel 24-n014 speakers? (Conexant CX20753/4)

I have had trouble with these speakers since installing Ubuntu. I dual-boot Ubuntu with Windows 10. The speakers are, on the Windows boot, managed by the pre-installed Bang and Olufsen audio manager....
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Per-app volume control (16.04 LTS)

I'd like to control the volume on each application I use in Ubuntu, but in Sound settings --> Applications and in pavucontrol I only get Chrome and System sounds. How can I control the volume of ...