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

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Sound Driver is messed up, and mic doesn't work correctly under ubuntu 12

Quick Ubuntu12 sound pops on boot and shutdown, and MIC picks up non-existant static. Edit: please note, Audio out is fine. Issue On shutdown and boot I often hear a loud blast from the speakers ...
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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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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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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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5.1 HDMI Mixed Channels, Stuttering/Choppy Audio

I've bought an Intel Core i3 4130 with a Gigabyte H87N-WIFI motherboard with the intention of creating an HTPC. I'm trying out Ubuntu 13.10 on a live USB and everything works except for 5.1 Surround ...
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Headphone sound is one sided in ubuntu 13.10

I am using ubuntu 13.10 64bit. I got one sided (one channel) sound only in headphone. Laptop speaker is quite good. Headphone jack of laptop and headphone are both working well. It's software issue. I ...
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No sound from headphones ubuntu 13.10 on iMac

I have a fresh ubuntu on iMac. I have managed to set up the sound from the native speakers, however, there is still no sound from the headphones. I have disabled automute in alsamixer, but this didn't ...
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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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Sound Stops working after I close my laptop lid

My laptop's (hp envy touchsmart 15, running ubuntu 13.10) audio stops working after the laptop sleeps or if I close my laptop lid (the current setting are the on closing the lid the laptop does not go ...
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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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mpd: Failed to read mixer for 'My ALSA Device': no such mixer control: PCM

I had mpd/mpc running on my Ubuntu 12.04.3 LTS headless, X-less server. I decided to switch out the songs; I moved the old songs out of the /Music directory, moved the new songs in, and ran mpc ...
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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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Google Hangout and PulseAudio: how to route multiple audio sources as Hangout input?

What I would like to achieve is the capability to provide Google Hangout with an audio input virtual device that is actually the result of a merge between different audio sources. In the simplest case ...
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How to play music, coming from the microphone jack?

I have a USB device attached, which enumerates as a microphone. It streams some music, and I can easily record it with e.g. Audacity. However, I want not to record it, but jsut listen on my ...
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DELL XPS 13 Sound Problem

Since the last update (20.11.2013) for Ubuntu 13.10 there are noises in the left speaker. They appear in the internal speakers when I boot the system and if I choose the audio jack in the external ...
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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.
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Error using fluidsynth

I installed fluidsynth following the instructions here: http://sourceforge.net/apps/trac/fluidsynth/wiki/Download ...which were just sudo apt-get install fluidsynth But get the following error when ...
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Built in mic distortion with ubuntu 13.10

I Have a serous problem considering my Built in mic in my Lenovo laptop ideapad S400, i get distortion sound every time i use my mic either was for hangout, skype or recording my screen, its like my ...
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Ubuntu 13.10 no sound output

After upgrading to Ubuntu 13.10 from 13.04 I have no sound output devices listed on the sound settings and therefor no sound.. I have tried running sudo alsa force-reload and restarting but neither ...
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Lubuntu on cubieboard2. alsa-firmware not installing usx2yloader into /usr/bin or /sbin. very stumped!

I am combining an usb sound card with a cubieboard2, within a head casing containing two microphones! Binaural microphone! Thats just the basic jist at least ;p I am currently using Lubuntu 12.10 ...