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

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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 ...
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Problem wih 'audio' - not recognizing the built-in-speaker in my laptop

UBUNTU 14.04 Trusty The system is not recognizing the built-in-speaker in my laptop. When it comes to headphones and earphones it's working. But when i unplug it, It's not working. The output of ...
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How to fix no sound problem after startx in alsa sound driver

My development env is: OS: ubuntu 12.04.3 language: Qt 4.8.1 alsamixer ver: v1.0.25 I am using .xinitrc contents like this: alsactl restore rm -rf /tmp/.* clear while(true) do ~ => ...
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Audio stopped working after running 'sudo startx'

In Kubuntu 14.04 my /tmp partition filled up and my display went blank. I logged in over ssh and ran sudo startx and I got a KDE session. In retrospect, perhaps that wasn't the wisest decision, but ...
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Sound Devices Detected but Audio Isn't Working

I have a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04 on a system with two detected audio devices (specifically, an HP Envy 810-160), but the sound for the system isn't working properly. From what I can see in ...
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Creative SB Audigy sound card not working after recent update to 14.04

My sound card has worked happily at 12.04, 13.10 and worked with the upgrade to 14.04 in April. After recent update I have no sound. I have followed a number of suggestions on this site - e.g. ...
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internal microphone difficulty, after multiple various attempts, no success

I am currently running 14.04 on a brand new Asus K550L, and I can't get the internal microphone to work. I've tried messing with ALSA, the sound section of system settings, pulseaudio volume control, ...
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Can't set HDMI audio as default device

I've got a new laptop with an Nvidia GT750M graphics chip, and can't seem to get HDMI audio output working. An option for 'HDMI/DisplayPort' audio output is in my sound menu, but no test sounds will ...
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No sound + Flash speeded up after Suspend

I'm running 64 bit Ubuntu 13.10. I got the problem that sometimes if I resume from suspension state I got no sound anymore as well as all flash videos are very much sped up. This problem also occurs ...
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The (un)usual sound problem, with image

I've just installed Ubuntu alongside Windows 7. My audio was functional on windows, the card is an M-Audio Delta 2496 Audiophile; Ubuntu seems to have installed the drivers autonomously during the OS ...
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alsa sound problem

I've tried to make bluetooth working but as result i've got a not working soundcard cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [PCH ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH HDA Intel PCH at ...
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Crackling during playback with external DAC

I've been struggling with this for an entire day to no avail. Nothing I tried helped. Here's the situation: the DAC (FiiO Olympus E10) works flawlessly in Windows. in Ubuntu I get random crackling ...
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ATI HDMI sound output under Ubuntu 14.04

I tried the following steps to get my HDMI sound output working under 14.04: GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX="radeon.audio=1" in /etc/default/grub sudo update-grub Go to ALSA daily build snapshots Select ...
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No sound with External Mic Configuration on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

I use Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on Dell Inspiron 5521 i7 I have an issue detecting external mic. I have searched multiple forums and I was unable to find a suitable answer. My system does not detect an input ...
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PulseAudio see only internal sound card

PulseAudio sees only internal sound card. USB sound card is missing in Sound Settings. Alsa sees both sound cards. After starting PulseAudio, I see this error message: pulseaudio E: [pulseaudio] ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 no sound, no sound indicator, no output devices

Good morning all! I have been dual-booting Windows 8.1 and Ubuntu 13.10 for several months now. I have had no problems until this morning when I found it strange that I had no sound indicator. I ...
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sound not working ubuntu 12.04

I killed the pulseaudio with 'killall pulseaudio'. and then reinstall pulseaudio. Later i came to know that it is not just enough we have to install the few additional packages for the sound to work. ...
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SAA7115 Capture Card with video but no sound

I'm using an Empia video card with SAA7115 and it works fine for video. However I cannot get any audio out of it. When I plug it into the USB I get the following events: [15217.788130] usb 2-1.2: new ...
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My sound card is no recognized

I just installed ubuntu on my new laptop(toshiba c55-a-1px) and it works fine, the problem is that my head phones doesn't work. After a bit of reserarching I found out that my sound card is not ...