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

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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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HDMI audio fails speaker-test

EDIT: This is not a duplicate of No sound on HDMI with Radeon driver. I have followed those instructions to update grub, and the problem persists. I'm having no luck getting HDMI audio to work. I've ...
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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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no sound at all

No sound at all... Checked all the drivers and sound card, all are installed properly. Checked through the ubuntu forms but the old solution(adding the option snd-hda-model to lenovo sky in ...
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Messed up my sound drivers, please help!

Ubuntu 13.10 Sound has been working fine with whatever was built in after install. I then, stupidly, tried to install drivers from RealTek for my on board sound card. Reboot and now no sound and ...
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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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Ubuntu 13.10 - Sound stopped working

I've been running Ubuntu 13.10 since it's release and haven't had any issues with the sound up until this morning. When I logged in I found that it was no longer working. Below is a screen shot of ...
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How to diagnose audio / sound problems

How can I diagnose audio / sound problems? Which informations should I provide to get help to identity the problem?
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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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Successfully connected to a bluetooth speaker, but how do i direct sound there?

I'm running Kubuntu 13.10 on a Lenovo Thinkpad T430 laptop. I've got a Bluetooth speaker. After a lot of troubleshooting i managed to connect to the speaker. bt-device reports: $ bt-device -l Added ...
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13.10 - PulseAudio puts audio into HDMI, but no sound out of TV [duplicate]

Basically, no sound is coming out the television. I'm running out of idea of why? Viewing the PulseAudio control panel, it's putting sound out the HDMI Alsamixer is not mute The Television is ...
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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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Soundcards are not detected in Kubuntu only dummy output shows up in phonon

It seems that, in KDE, no sound cards will be recognized. The onboard card does not work. But at least additional sound card ought to work: I've tried two different cards and they both are known to ...
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Xubuntu 12.04 Lenovo T500 hardware mute button will not unmute

Have Xubuntu 12.04 installed on Lenovo T500 Thinkpad. The hardware mute button will not unmute, and I'd like it to work for mute and unmute. It works to mute, but I have to open a terminal window ...
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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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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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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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Cant get ALSA to recognize sound device | Lenovo G560

I am a returning Ubuntu user after a pause of a few years, so I have forgotten quite a bit. My problem is that ALSA will not list my soundcard at all.. It cant find it. aplay command returns with: ...
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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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No audio output from sound card to program [closed]

I am a ham radio op -- running a program called fldigi. Works fine under XP, which I hate to use. However, under Ubuntu 10.04, running ALSA and Pulse Audio, I cannot get sound from the sound card ...
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Pulseaudio fails to run after disconnecting HDMI cable

After using a HDMI cable I lose the ability to control sound setting. The sound still works (I can play music or even watch videos and listen to them), but the speaker indicator is gone and I cannot ...
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HDMI audio on default alsa device in xubuntu

My new monitor (Asus MX279) have 2 speakers and audio input from HDMI. In xubuntu 12.10 it doesn't work by default. I identified the correct device with aplay -l and sound works great with ...
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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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No sound in Ubuntu 13.10

My computer doesn't play any sounds. I've tried to chown /run/user/1000/pulse and removed it. I've killed pulseaudio and force-reloaded alsa. Sound settings recognizes my soundcard. Happens both ...
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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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No audio input device on ubuntu 13.10 with front-mic plugged-in

I have sound but can't see any audio-input (mic) device in settings. The mic works, I have tested using gnome-alsamixer by redirecting the mic to output. But when I try the sound recorder it says ...
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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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Weird volume levels

I have a old HP Pavilion dv6645eo with the HP Quicklaunch buttons. When I use the volume buttons, the only sound in the upper echelons of the 'sound bar'. I've been looking long after why it happens. ...
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Trouble using the Xonar Essence STX soundcard

I'm trying to get my Asus Xonar STX soundcard to work. It is recognized in the kernal if i type: aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 3: ...
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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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How to listen live sounds from input from external sound card?

I have an external sound card. It is connected to my laptop via USB and to piano via a jack - jack cable. I can record sounds from piano (using Audacity) but I cannot hear the sounds in the live ...
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No audio through HDMI with Gigabyte Brix

Newbie to Ubuntu (13.10 x64 desktop) and have been trying to get audio to work on a Gibabyte Brix (GB-BXi3-4010) through HDMI but no go. If I plug into the standard headphone jack audio works no ...
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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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BT_GET_CAPABILITIES warning slowing down audio apps

I'm using a bluetooth audio receiver to stream music from my PC to an old stereo. Everything works fine, except that everytime an app needs to use audio, and starts initializing ALSA, it gets lots of ...
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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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Very choppy sound Ubuntu 13.04 [duplicate]

I am running Ubuntu 13.04 64-bit on Intel® Core™ i5-2500K CPU @ 3.30GHz × 4 PC. When I go to system settings and click on sound, the screen keeps flashing between Analog Output and Headphones in the ...
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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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Timidity won't play on second sound card

I have a trouble with Timidity and playing midi files. I have two soundcards -- the first is on-board and I don't use it, because of "poor" quality output. The second is USB card Focusrite Scarlett ...
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Internal mic of Lenovo Ideapad s210 not working

I recently bought a lenovo ideapad s210 and installed Ubuntu 13.10 on it. Overall it works pretty good, but I can't figure out how to get the internal microphone to work. I've tried adding in ...
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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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How to install alsa-base and pulseaudio?

I was having a sound issue where sound settings show "dummy output" meaning it wasn't reading my audio card. I followed this instructions here, got to the "alternate" method, ran "sudo apt-get remove ...