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

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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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How to fix the audio output now? After restart it works once or twice and then stop working sound

Everytime after restart the system it works and then suddently my sound output stop working. sun@sun-To-be-filled-by-O-E-M:~$ speaker-test speaker-test 1.0.25 Playback device is default Stream ...
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No sound unless alsa-utils reinstalled

I am struggling with no sound problem on Ubuntu 12.04 and now on 12.10. I went through a lot of forums mentioning this issue and I have tried a lot of different solutions that worked for others but ...
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Thinkpad 13 Edge microphone noise problem

I'm having problems with the microphone making a annoying noise that makes talking really hard. My laptop is a ThinkPad Edge 13 (the version with an intel processor) I reported a bug [1] and I got ...
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Problem installing skype on ubuntu 12.10 : Error in sound packages

I tried to install Skype on my ubuntu 12.10 via command line $ sudo apt-get install skype I received this error : The following packages have unmet dependencies: libasound2-plugins:i386 : Depends: ...
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No sound in Wine 1.5.17

I am using Wine 1.5.17 on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS. The installation was finished successfully. I clicked the audio tab to configure audio, but it says Selected driver:(None). I can't even change the driver. ...
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QinHeng CH345 USB MIDI device not showing up in lsusb

I have a USB MIDI cable which shows up on connect in the kernel messages as: usb 1-1.2: new full-speed USB device number 12 using dwc_otg yet, somehow in lsusb this device does not show up: Bus ...
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How to list arecords available formats

I built a tool that uses arecord, but now i noticed that it doesn't work on some computers, as the format isn't supported by that hardware, how can i see/list what formats thats supported? Arecords ...
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How can I enable my Asus Xonar DGX (CMI8788 chipset) sound card?

I have been strugling with trying to get my sound card working under Linux, from the command line it reports back as follows: user@desktop:~$ sudo lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 84:04.0 Multimedia ...
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aplay -l says no soundcards found; alsaconf says no supported cords; yet /proc/asound contains cards

I am trying to get HDMI output using a Gainward Nvidia 210 512 MB on Ubuntu 10.04 Lucid Lynx. I have upgraded alsa-driver, alsa-lib and alsa-utils to 1.0.24 by building from source, thanks to this ...
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SUDO and sound, how to make them work together

Basically inside a sudo session, even one emulating another none root user (sudo -u username command) there is no sound available. Inside a sudo session sound appears disabled. I need sound, how do ...
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How to switch between headphones and speakers manually

I have an ASUS G60JX laptop with 12.04 installed. The laptop has the sound jack broken (the jack thinks that there are always headphones plugged in, even though there is nothing. So I can hear the ...
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12.04 - How to update ALSA driver to 1.0.25

I have a relatively new Intel "Ultrabook", the HP Envy Spectre XT. It has the IDT 92HD99 sound card. Support for this was added to ALSA 1.0.25 based on this changelog: ...
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Intermittent Buzz / HDMI Audio

I have a HTPC with a ASUS P7H57D-V EVO motherboard and an i5 processor/GPU. I am using HDMI audio out to a Panasonic TV. HTPC is running Ubuntu 12.04 LTS with MythTV 0.25. In most applications I get ...
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How can I have sound output before logging in?

I have a machine (Ubuntu 11.10) that I would like to have it play audio (typically through an amplifier), but the machine should be headless (where its final placement will be). I will control what is ...
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Intermittent sound on an Medion Akoya S5610

The sound on my machine (Medion Akoya S5610) works intermittently. If I reboot enough times I do get sound. This happened before I upgraded, when running Oneiric too. I have fiddled around with ...
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CPU spikes cause audio stuttering in Audacious when browsing? (Lubuntu)

My default audio player is Audacious, browser Google Chrome. I tried Firefox, and while I love it, the CPU load spikes when doing something as simple and small and switching a tab, which causes the ...
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No audio on an HP dm4

I just got a new laptop, HP dm4, and I'm having problems getting the audio to work properly on it. http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=7b697a35465a9f7236fb94deb9ff97fa65e55489 I tried to edit ...
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pulseaudio: Why is there no sound?

Question: On Ubuntu 11.10, I have no sound volume control as root. I know this from earlier versions, as root you just had to manually start /usr/bin/pulseaudio, and then you got it. This is still ...
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Restore sound configuration

After install some packages, I don't have sound! I installed Rosegarden, VMPK (piano software), Drumstick Virtual Piano and TiMidity. At the beginning, all works fine, but when I reset my PC, I don't ...
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HP DV7 Beats Audio alsa.base Modification. What should be the line?

My laptop has 2 front speakers + 2 next to screen + 1 subwoofer. If I don't edit alsa.base I get 2 speakers under LCD. If I put this in alsa.base, i get: $ options snd-hda-intel model=ref I do ...
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Route Output to Input/Skype Upload Greeter Audio File

I need to record a greeting message in Skype, but I already have a .flac but I don't think you can do this so I thought maybe there is a way to pipe vlc's output to skype's input. Any help is greatly ...
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Audio backend for 11.04?

Often the audio quality is very bad so I've to restart the audio backend. When I'm using ALSA I can't since the command to restart it seems not to find the file (strange as ALSA works..) when I'm ...
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No sound in Ubuntu Studio

I have strange problem. After installing Ubuntu Studio, I had no sound and after changing default card in alsa I have it but only in players. In web browsers (Firefox, Chromium), I have sound only on ...
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Inserting Headphones Doesn't Mute Speakers

I've installed Ubuntu 12.04 on an old Macbook Pro of mine. Everything worked quite well except for sound-- there was none (actually there was-- you could JUST barely hear it). I fixed that by putting ...
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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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Microphone - static background noise suppression

My soundcard is Realtek ALC 892. On Windows 7 I use official Realtek drivers, on Linux I use PulseAudio (on Ubuntu 13.10). On both Windows and Linux, when I enable microphone boost +30db (required ...
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sound not working in ubuntu 13.10

yesterday i was trying to follow this for package repair sudo apt-get autoremove sudo apt-get clean sudo apt-get autoclean sudo apt-get check sudo dpkg --configure -a sudo apt-get -f install ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Microphone Input Levels Registering, Mute Off, Loopback ON, but no sound

-I have something of an anomalous sound problem. It's with a VIA VT1708S onboard soundcard. I have removed the front panel connection in an attempt to minimise potential problems, since the jack ...
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Xfce-Volumed Messes Up My Shortcuts

I recently switched my to a new motherboard and processor which seemed to have messed up my volume shortcuts a bit. The notifications were displaying but the volume would not change after further ...
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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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How can I “uncrackle” my microphone input under pulseaudio (alsa-only works)

When trying to talk on skype or record sound in audacity, the built-in microphone has a lot of crackling interferences, rendering input intelligible. When running audacity with pasuspender -- ...
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Audio without X

Crosspost from /r/linuxquestions: I am trying to convert my Ubuntu 12.04 desktop into a headless server and need everything running without X needing to start. I've gotten the partitions to mount ...
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Dummy Output in Audio; nothing is working (ALSA broken?)

Problem: My audio is not working. I'm getting that "Dummy Output" in the sound settings. I've been scouring the web, but nothing I try is working. I've tried sudo alsa force-reload sudo apt-get ...
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Qjackctl alsa connections, what connects to what?

Trying to get my guitar going via midi usb cord and I just need to know what connects to what. Here is a picture.