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

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terratec aureon usb 7.1 drivers keep disappearing

I have an Ubuntu 12.04 64-bit and a usb terratec aureon external sound card and 5.1 speakers. I was trying to configure the usb driver with no success, so I found the following solution on web: sudo ...
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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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Let KDE Make Alsamixer Handle Sound Volume

Is there a way when using the KDE desktop environment, to not have the KDE control the audio volume, but to have alsa handle it. The reason I'm wanting to do this is because KDE doesn't detect my ...
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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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Why do I need jackd to get sound out of GCompris?

I recently upgraded a family computer from Edubuntu 12.04 to Lubuntu 13.10, so my sons could run a newer version of GCompris. After the upgrade, I could no longer get sound out of GCompris. After some ...
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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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Create virtual card with alsa

I want to create a virtual sound card to play sound with applications on it (e.g. moc or mpd), and call it e.g. vcard the output of the vcard should be in the input (Mic) of my physical sound card, ...
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How to Successfully Run a Tascam (pref US122) on Lubuntu Using an Armboard (pref cubieboard2)?

Has anyone been successful with running usx2yloader specifically? I can do every step needed to run my Tascam (usb audio interface) except run the command usx2yloader to start the device. ON AN ...
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My M-audio fast track c400 sound card only has 4.0 or 5.0 output, I need headphone 2.0 output

There is no choice of 2.0 output in the sound setting. In alsamixer, there is no headphone mode. But PCM1-out1,pcm1-out2....to pcm5-out5... Actually all the jacks of my sound card have sound. How ...
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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 ...
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Looking the modifications to disable capture for alsa driver

I wrote alsa drivers for mycard by referring dummy.c sound drivers. My card doesnt support capture functionality. I defined playback operations but not capture operations to avoid capture support. My ...
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Something is resetting sound mixer controls

Sometimes (several times an hour, maybe) I suddenly find that my mixer controls are reset to quite unconvenient values. I’m running Alsa and controlling everything with alsamixer. There’s also kmix ...
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No Sound on Acer Extensa 5635Z (ubuntu 13.10)

After upgrading to ubutnu 13.10 I lost my sound card, i got only a dummy output in audio controller. i have tried many solution like reinstalling alsa, reload alsa ..... but no luck here are some ...
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Fade out MOC if other application starts playing something

I need to find a good way to force fade down the sound playback of a moc daemon I have the following scenario: I have running a small Ubuntu 12.04 server box with a MOC (musiconconsole) daemon and a ...
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No analog audio in 13.10

I've installed 13.10 on a machine that was previously running Windows 8, and audio output isn't working out of the box. It worked fine in Windows, and the speakers work fine when hooked up to a ...
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amixer volume controls applies twice

The volume increment or decrement is happening double the intended amount using amixer for my alsa driver using ./amixer -c 0 set Master 1- command. This happens because by default volume controls ...
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Sound in Ubuntu 12.10 on Chromebook

I've got an HP Chromebook 14 that I've rooted and installed Ubuntu via Crouton (upgraded to 12.10) and most things are working nicely. One issue that I am having trouble solving relates to sound. ...
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Sound doesn't work after login in Ubuntu 12.04

I used to have 10.04 on this computer and the sound worked fine, but I reformatted and installed 12.04 and now it does not. It's odd- When the computer boots up to the login screen, it will play the ...
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How do I enable CD-in?

I have a TV card that is connected to the CD-in (JCD1) connector on my mother board. However, I could not find a setting in pavucontrol to playback the sound from that port in Ubuntu. Am I just ...
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How to switch between headphones and speakers manually from command line

What if I want to write a script that switches audio output? How can it be done under Ubuntu? (There is a related question on Ask Ubuntu: How to switch between headphones and speakers manually) Here ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - No sound - HELP!

I'm panicking... my sound stopped working after I tried to set-up my notebook speakers, plus two headphone jacks... My idea was to multichannel the sound to 3 channels, built-in speakers, and ...
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Internal mic not recognized and not working ( HP pavilon dv5-1022 ) [closed]

I have a laptop HP and I have installed ubuntu 13.10 gnome ( previously ubuntu 13.04 gnome), my internal microphone is not recognized and not working. my alsa information file: ...
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Grab sound of a SDL game with ffmpeg/avconv

I'm trying to make a screencast of a SDL game which I developed some years ago, with the following command: sleep 5 && avconv -f x11grab -s 1366x768 -r 25 -i :0.0 -same_quant screen_cast.mkv ...
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No sound 12.04 (Dummy output)

Its been weeks with no sound. I feel like Ive tried everything but somethings just dont seem right. I am a new user and so far i love Ubuntu but this sound issue is making me unsure. Im NOT muted. Ive ...
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Switch sound to HDMI in Lubuntu without installing additional packages

Lubuntu doesn't use pulse audio, only ALSA. The only tools that come with it are alsamixer, alsactl, and aplay. I have already managed to output sound from my TV using this command: aplay -D ...
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asus n550jv audio problem: no sound from notebook' speakers

Ubuntu 13.10. The problem is: the internal speakers don't work. I have no problem when I'm using the headphones. There is no hardware issue since in windows 8 everything works perfectly(external ...
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13.10 headphones no sound

I've tried the alsa force-reload, uninstall, re-install with pulseaudio, killall pulseaudio, the sound setting output configuration, alsamixer enable/disable automute, alsamixer output selection. ...
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Headset doesn't work at all in 13.10

So I fresh installed 13.10 and it seems fine enough as far as the lastest ubuntu goes, except my headset doesn't work (it plugs into headphone and mircophone). While on my machine the microphone ...
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How can I reinstall pulseaudio? (12.04 64bit)

I accidentally removed pulseaudio from my Ubuntu 12.04 64bit. I have tried reinstalling it using sudo apt-get install pulseaudio but my sound card doesn't appear in the list of the devices (in ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 sound issue - pulseaudio starts twice

Sound is not working when starting Ubuntu. Doing a ps -ef | grep pulseaudio lists two pulseaudio processes. Killing one of them or doing a sudo alsa force-reload makes the sound work correctly. How ...
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Pulseaudio not detecting bluetooth headset automatically

The Pavucontrol on my Xubuntu 13.10 detects my bluetooth headset, but only after I type the commands : pulseaudio -k sudo alsa force-reload After a few seconds the headset appears in the ...
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hdmi AC-3 audio passthrough broke after upgrading from 11.10 to 12.04.3

I just updated my MythBuntu 11.10 to 12.04.3. Now, when I try to play 5.1 content (ripped DVD), my TV (and receiver) plays a "chattering" sound. I check my receiver and the digital dolby light isn't ...
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Weird sound problems after upgrading to 13.10 (macbook)

I have been having a very weird problem with my sound lately: 1)My sound is extremely disorted with relativly loud noises, tested with several headphones. 2) After a while, wiered noises start ...
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12.04 - how to install alsa 1.0.27, to resolve dell sound card microphone echo issue to local speaker?

Problem: Microphone in or Line in microphone audio is instantly captured and sinked to the local speaker, cause horrible echo problem About my system: (NO PulseAudio used (cause its always crash and ...
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Ubuntu 13.04 Sound Problem after following weird commands

After launching a few commands : echo autospawn = no >> ~/.config/pulse/client.conf #use ~/.pulse/client.conf on Ubuntu <= 12.10 killall pulseaudio $LANG=C pulseaudio -vvvv --log-time=1 ...
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osspd/aoss/padsp don't work with 13.10

I'm trying to use an ancient app which relies on OSS. Everything works well except that there's no sound. Firstly, I tried osspd, but it doesn't work, I can't ever see a new stream in pavucontrol. $ ...
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ALSA Mutes Incorrect Audio Device on Headphone Event

I know what the problem is, I just don't know how to prevent it. When I plug in my headphones, ALSA automatically mutes (and sets the volume to 0) the 'Speaker' entry in alsamixer. If I go in and ...
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How to get EMU 1212m to work with Ubuntu 13.10?

I try this method How to get EMU 1212m, EMU 1616m, or EMU 1010 to work with Ubuntu 12.10? When I configure alsa-driver error occurs: checking for kernel linux/version.h ... no The file ...
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Sound issue in Lubuntu

I'm recently having a problem in my Lubuntu deskptop: sound through the speakers doesn't seem to work. The funny thing is: it works when I plug in my earphones. I've tried to unmute everything with ...
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Why are there two sink input index generated by pulseaudio?

I'm planning to spawn a thread as I detect a new sink input index in pulseaudio. But when I run some application, I find out that a second sink index for same client is created. The system spawns a ...
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No Sound, Ubuntu 13.04

Ok so I just upgraded to ubuntu 13.04 and I have no sound, when I go to sound it shows dummy device. I have upgraded to the latest kernel I believe, its 3.8.0-31-generic. I've tried all the ...
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How to set Front Mic Boost to zero in Alsamixer?

I am using Ubuntu 13.04. For Skype calls, I've found everyone experiencing a lot of static from me. Going through my Alsamixer, I've found lowering my Front Mic Boost solves everything. However, I ...
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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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Having several sound issues with Ubuntu 12.04

I'm not exactly describing one problem, because I feel like solving it would be useless. In the last 3 months I had a HUGE amount of problems with my headphone jack / speakers. I am using Ubuntu ...