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

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Front audio jack not working on SigmaTel STAC9274D [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Getting SigmaTel STAC9227 front audio jacks to work Firs of all, I want to say that this problem seems to be the same as the one here Getting SigmaTel STAC9227 front ...
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How do I get sound working in Unreal Tournament 2004?

I'm playing UT2004 FOR linux but if I run it with plain ./ut2004 I've no sound in it, if I run it with aoss ./ut2004 using in such way the ALSA-Oss library, the game often crash - I suppose - ...
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Audio input disappears randomly [closed]

Same question asked in Launchpad and Ubuntu Forums and LinuxQuestions I'm running Lubuntu 10.10 on a HP Compaq nx6325. I use it to digitize tape records - connecting the tape deck's headphone output ...
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Sound problem on both Speakers and HeadPhones

I know there are a lot of questions like this here, but I tried them all and I couldn't make them work. I have a HP dv6-2190ep laptop. My sound card is HDA Intel IDT 92HD75B3X5. My Ubuntu is ...
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Command to unmute and maximize volume?

I need to mute/unmute from the command line. I found out that I can do it with: amixer sset Master mute amixer sset Master unmute the problem is that the command for unmute is not working (as ...
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constant buzzing noise from speaker when headphones are plugged in Ubuntu 13.04

I'm using Lenovo Y410p. After I plug in the headphones, there's constant buzzing noise from speaker. If I unplug them, the noise disappears. If I disable "Auto-Mute Mode" through alsamixer, the ...
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Mute key mutes Master and Headphone/Speaker (alsa channels), but unmutes only Master

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 13.04 on a Thinkpad T420s. I haven't customised the mute/volume scripts etc. The mute key mutes my audio but doesn't unmute it. When I run alsamixer I see the effect of the ...
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My headphones mute AlsaMixer when I plug them in, HP DV6 12.04

Whenever I plug any type of headphones into one of the audio out connectors on my hp dv6, alsa mutes them, muting the "speaker" setting(see attached image). This also happened in Fedora, so it's a ...
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3.5 audio jack issue doesn't work on a Dell Studio 1749

I'm on a dell studio 1749 x64. internal speakers work just fine. I have three jacks near the front,2 are for audio and 1 for input. When I plug my speakers into the audio (headphone) jack(s) I get ...
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Sound not working in laptop speakers. Headphones fine

I am using ubuntu 14.04.1 LTS on Dell Inspiron. I have hda-intel soundcard. For quite a few days now, my laptop sound is not coming from the speakers, and only from headphones. I have tried selecting ...
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Microphone volume very low [duplicate]

I've installed Ubuntu, but microphone volume level very low. (skype for example) Looks like the problem only on settings page, because on if I open "Pulse Audio Meter", looks like working fine. Could ...
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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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How can I get the installed ALSA version?

How can I see what ALSA version is installed on my machine? I tried: $ alsa --version Usage: /sbin/alsa {unload|reload|force-unload|force-reload|suspend|resume}
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Ubuntu 12.10 crackling and popping sound [duplicate]

I've an Asus Z92V, I am running Ubuntu 12.10 and since I installed Ubuntu on this notebook the audio keep crackling and popping continuously. Moreover the volume bar on gnome-shell panel keep jumping ...
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Can't unmute with alsamixer

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 in combination with Awesome window manager. Most of the stuff ubuntu provides I don't use. I adjust my audio volume through scripts with amixer or manually with alsamixer. ...
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Hard Resetting alsa Configuration?

I just made mess with alsa mixer this is why i made this mess . is there any way so that i can reset my sound configuration and at least my system speaker and heafones don't work at same time . or ...
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Internal Microphone not working with Ubuntu 13.10 on Compaq CQ-45

I am unable to get the internal microphone working with Ubuntu. It works perfectly with Windows. Here is the output of lspci: 00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 ...
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How to use ALSA instead of pulseaudio without uninstalling pulseaudio?

So when pulseaudio is installed on my computer, there is no sound. However, if I uninstall pulseaudio, the ubuntu sound indicator has to be uninstalled too. How can I use ALSA by default without ...
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Pulseaudio static crackle in 5.1 analog

I realize this is a repeated question, I just was not able to rectify the issue myself. Anyways, I have a laptop running Ubuntu 13.04. It does not have a 5.1 sound card installed, but I have 5.1 ...
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Using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS no sound in select apps

I have Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and for some reason I get no sound whatsoever in a few programs. VLC, Hydrogen, GNOME MPlayer, and Movie Player work fine, but Banshee, Rythmbox, Chromium, Konquerer and ...
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Broken audio after installing Realtek HD drivers

I had some problem with stock audio on the Realtek ALC888S making it a bit too quiet. So, After reading https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto , I downloaded the HD audio drivers for ...
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Playing a MIDI keyboard without JACK / how to use JACK and PulseAudio/ALSA

So, I havea MIDI keyboard but I'm not really motivated to play when I have to set up JACK and everything else just to get one sound out of it. The problem is that whenever I start JACK I can't play ...
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Multimedia keys don't actually change volume (even though the OSD shows a change)

In my Xubuntu 12.10 install, using the multimedia keys doesn't actually have any effect. Even though the OSD shows changes in volume, the actual volume doesn't change. The same thing applies to the ...
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Audio not working in 12.10

I did a clean install of 12.10. When I open Sound Settings in gnome the only device in the list is "Dummy Output", and sound is not working. Sound worked fine out of the box in 12.04. I ran ...
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Apply LADSPA filter to only one channel of multichannel output with Alsa and PulseAudio

I want to apply a filter, specifically SWH's glame-bandpass-iir, to only one of several output channels. I'm still stumped after looking at the examples listed below. I'm quite sure that ...
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Analog stereo out on speakers and headphones

this sounds like a pretty dumb question but how can I get audio output on headphones and speakers? My motherboard is GA-G41M-Combo and doesn't seem to have any digital audio out, but 3 miniplugs ...
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How to switch back and forth between pulseaudio+alsa and alsa only?

I prefer using alsa only while I make screencast and do skype. Other times, I use pulseaudio/alsa. Is there a quick and easy way to switch between these two states on Ubuntu 12.04 desktop?
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Installing old Loki games on 12.04 64-bit results in no audio

All, Here's an interesting problem. I followed instructions provided online for installing Loki Games' Heroes of Might and Magic 3 (see http://www.swanson.ukfsn.org/loki/ and ...
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No Sound in inbuilt speakers?

I am using ubuntu 11.10 . last night i am searching some help on using my headfone mic . but i found nothing. then i install pavcontrol and remove that . by this cmd : sudo apt-get install ...
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How to upgrade the ALSA driver?

I am using Ubuntu 10.04.1 LTS. How can I upgrade the ALSA driver from 1.0.20 to 1.0.23?
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SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB on Lubuntu

I'm having trouble after installing Lubuntu-desktop on top of a Ubuntu Server (64 bit). The problem is that I cannot get my X-Fi external USB soundcard to work without horrible hacks, and even then ...
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Adjust PCM volume?

The default sounds levels of master volume 100%, application/stream 100%, are too loud through my headphones. I can adjust applications or the master volume down, but if a new application makes a ...
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Removing pulseaudio, about ALSAMixer

I removed pulseaudio today because rosetta stone had conflicts identifying the microphone which kinda makes it useless to me to learn a new language. Thing is, Alsamixer seems to have screwed up so ...
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Sound doesn't work after running VLC

I just recently installed Ubuntu 14.04 and now, after I ran VLC for the first time, the audio doesn't work anymore. Before, everything worked just fine, but as soon as I opened a mkv-Video in VLC, the ...
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Where can I find an older Ubuntu version of Skype that still works with alsa?

Since version 4.3 of Skype, alsa is no longer supported in favour of pulseaudio. I need alsa because several USB webcams are known not to work with pulseaudio. Where can I download the last Ubuntu ...
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Is it possible to have audio output source switch automatically with Xonar DG?

I have an Asus Xonar DG card (which apparently has only been recently support as of Kernel 3.13). I got the front audio working by (go figure) plugging the cases digital audio cord directly into the ...
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Laptop Audio suddenly gone [closed]

I was forced to hard boot my laptop while running Ubuntu 13.04, and after that the OS seems to have lost it's sound capability. I've been following the Troubleshooting guide here: ...
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Sound problem ubuntu 14.04

I'm new Ubuntu user I have install it few days ago I add my sound playing good but today I just realize that nothing is coming out of the speaker. I have tried all the settings sound settings nothing ...
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Hear the audio of bluetooth and logitech mic from the USB soundcard

I have Syba USB audio souncard (That contain two pins one for mic and one for speaker). I have load the module-loopback using the following command: pactl load-module module-loopback ...
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Changing the Sampling Rate in UBUNTU 12.04

I have used POCKETSPHINX for speech recognition in my project. Pocketsphinx is recognizing words but as it works on a sample rate of 16000 Hz and our laptop takes input at 22050 Hz, output is not as ...
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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 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 ...
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Updating to the latest ALSA release

I would like to have the latest stable/dev release of ALSA. Can I do this via PPA? So, I need a solution for stable versions and another one for latest releases, even they are unstable.
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How can I make TVTime find my mixer?

I am using a Winfast Leadtek TV 2000 XP card and TVTime 1.0.2 to watch analog TV. The TV card's sound output is hooked up to the CD-in of my mainboard (MSI Intel X58 Platinum). Just recently I ...
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Why does “Monitor of Built-in Analog Audio” Has no Sound?

I started with Linux for about 4 or 5 months, moved from Mint 15 to Ubuntu 12.04 and I'm loving it all. Still getting used to terminal commands and the variety of software I can find here. I ...
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no hardware listed in sound settings, but audio works, failed after selecting a different output. 13.04

The audio was working fine, all hardware listed, but I made the mistake of selecting a different output. The audio stopped working, for a while, I reinstalled pulseaudio and managed to get sound back. ...
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How to upgrade alsamixer in ubuntu 13

I resonantly ran a script which I thought would upgrade alsamixer, I think it downgraded it. Whatever it did I now get crackly sound. I now have alsamixer version 1.0.16. I have heard that there is a ...
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Very low sound in ubuntu 13.04

This question may have been answered before but I have not found an answer so sorry if it has been asked multiple times. Title pretty much says it all, my sound is very low when I installed ubuntu ...
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No sound by speaker in ubuntu 12.04, only by headphones (re installing, updating and in liveUSB without sound)

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and the speakers don't work. Before I had 13.04 without problems about sounds. I re install ubuntu 12.04 and update, and also no sound, only by headphones. Also I tried by ...
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jackd server will not start exit code 225

Could anybody explain the errors I am receiving using jackd with qjackctl 13:25:50.333 ALSA connection graph change. 13:26:11.822 JACK is starting... 13:26:11.822 /usr/bin/jackd -r -dalsa -dhw:2 ...