A.K.A. audio card, the sound card is an expansion card that provides extra audio capabilities to a computer. Once a separate component needed by older computers, newer machines tend to have these sound capabilities built into the motherboard.

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Can't Use Audio in One Application Because Another Has Taken Full Use of Sound Card

One of the applications I'm trying to use tells me that the audio device is not available. Is it possible to check what applications are using the sound card at the moment?
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USB Sound Card not working. How to solve?

I have bought a ttesports BAHAMUT external sound card. But it's not working in my Ubuntu 14.04. It should work as plug and play. I have tested this on Windows 8.1 and it's working fine but I need this ...
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Asus Xonar D-kara not working at all

I have Asus Xonar D-kara. Worked like a charm in Win7-8 but since i got to my new fav 14.04 (tried 15 also) Ubuntu just doesn't detect it. I see only my integrated(intel) and thats it. Its the same in ...
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What code is executed when headphones are disconnected?

I want to execute a script on headphones disconnect but I resent the idea of constant polling of the status when there is already some code executed when it's changed.
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[14.10]Garbled/Glitched sound on some Steam games

On particular games (such as Prison Architect, Kung Fury Street Rage, Besiege), at random interval the sound is glitched, transforming into "pixel-like" garbled sound. I've looked into tsched=0 for ...
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Broadcast Skype and USB return in same time

I'm using butt http://butt.sourceforge.net/ for broadcast audio, from a MP3 player and my micro - plugged into my Behringer mixer. In Skype, all is good and my contacts hear my mic and sounds. And ...
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macbook pro pop noise speaker on shutdown

Hardware: Macbook pro 5,3 with Cirrus Logic CS4206A Software: Ubuntu 12.04.4 amd64+mac every single time that I turn off ubuntu, my speakers make a pop noise, I think that the soundcard have a problem ...
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Eee PC X101CH, Xubuntu 14.04 TLS and no sound at all

I installed this Asus laptop looming over Xubuntu. This does not work sounds. What shall I do that I get to work with this machine sounds?
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Sound Recorder output Distorted

I have an Intel Corporation Haswell-ULT HD Audio Controller . when recording sound using Audio Recorder , the output is a distorted sound barely you can understand . but in skype it works perfect and ...
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Audio capture from Stereo to USB sound card

I have a 4 channel stereo input to USB sound card that I have connected with a odroid-c1 sbc running lubuntu 14.04. I need to capture the audio from USB sound card. For this I had pulseaudio installed ...
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HDMI is my card 0

I am dual booting linux and windows 8 on a lenovo yoga 2 pro. My speaker volume isn't working but headphone volume works fine. Alsa controls my audio and the speaker volume is on. I found that my ...
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Installation of 3rd party soundcard driver

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I got a new PCI soundcard with 3rd party divers: aqprox 32bit pci. CHIPSET C-Media CM8738 PCI-6CH-CX In the linux drivers folder I have this files: -rw-r--r-- 1 ...
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No sound out of Ubuntu 15.04

There is literally no sound, I've tried every solution online I could find. It start when I unplugged my Microphone. I've tried reinstalling alsa and pulseaudio, booting in different kernel, ...
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Low sound level in Ubuntu 14.04.2 LTS

aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: 92HD71B7X Analog [92HD71B7X Analog] Subdevices: 0/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0 card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], ...
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how can i detect the sound card as i am not a sudo user?

i have to detect sound card in my laptop,but i am not a sudo user so i cannot execute any sudo commands. i am also unable to detect the soundcard,thus i don't know the way of solving this problem. ...
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Overlapping system and Rakarrack playbacks on a X-Fi Gamer soundcard (setting up guitar)

I've gone through installick JACK and Rakarrack. I then had the problem with other audio (like YT flash videos or music player) disappearing when I turn on JACK etc., I've just installed pulseaudio ...
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HDAjackretask don't let the mute work correctly

I have a problem with HDAjackretask from Alsa-Tools which is when I have the speakers configured on the system for my LCD speakers, Built-in Speakers and the Beats Subwoofer, the Mute LED don't work ...
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Clicking sound when playing audio

Before flagging this question as duplicate, this is not a random or periodic clicking sound. It only happens once a sound is played on the speakers for the "first time". "First time" being after a ...
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Is Asus Sonar U7 usb audio interface fully compatible with Linux?

I've found a lot of useless questions and blog entries regarding Linux compatibility with sound cards, but no real information from real users. That's why I'm writing this question. I've got a good ...
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Alsa unsupported soundcard

I am fairly new to Ubuntu and could really do with some tips, right here is what I want done Bus 003 Device 005: ID 200c:100a Reloop ^the above is my unsupported sound card listed in #lsusb ( ...
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Lubuntu 14.04 removed tv tuner card now sound card not working

I have an ancient Dell Dimension 5150. It is old, but has been a great computer and still works quite well. It currently has Lubuntu 14.04 lts. Everything works fine apart from the sound. When I ...
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Pulse Audio not showing audio stereo duplex

In the Configuration tab of pavucontrol, there is no option to select Audio Stereo Duplex. This always worked but I came back from a camping trip and now only HDMI output is showing in the list. I ...
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Ubuntu 14.10 Sound not working!

My system sound seeting shows Dummy Output in Settings-->Sound and no Sound-cards is recognized by ALSA. Here is my Alsa Bug Report. I need help in fixing my sound-card problem?
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Ubuntu 14.04: spontaneously lost sound

rebooting today I notices I have lost my sound device over night: sudo aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... lspci -v | grep -A7 -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: ...
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Left laptop speaker, mute option and volume control not working

I'm working on an Acer Aspire E 15 on which I installed Ubuntu Studio 14.04. I have some issues regarding the audio. In particular: The left speaker is not working at all. If I plug some external ...
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Ubuntu doesn't detect my usb interface

I'm having trouble trying to make a M-Audio Fast Track MKII work in Ubuntu 14.04 I got a dell inspiron pc with Ubuntu GNOME 14.04 installed with low latency kernel, and tweaked for audio and music ...
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No surround sound over HDMI on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (not pulse problem)

I decided to write a new question because I cannot find exactly my case on others. I've got a laptop Lenovo Thinkpad Edge E420 running smoothly with Elementary 0.3 (based on Ubuntu 14.04 LTS). I got ...
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Audigy 4 non pro (sb610) recognised as Audigy2 Value (sb400) by alsa

Background: I have checked out alsa compatibility list and they have support for my audigy 4 (non pro) but it shows up as audigy 2 value and there is quite a big difference between the 2 card. I had ...
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No sound with Alsa and Intel audio device

I'm experiencing problems with alsa and my soundcard. I set up a Ubuntu 14.04 with a cutomized GUI (openbox, lxpanel etc...). So far here's what I did: Installing Alsa: sudo apt-get install alsa ...
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Sound doesnt work in Ubuntu 14.04

I have a sound card CMI8738. There is no output for the sound when I play videos. But when I go to sound settings the sound for the video comes up. When I close the sound settings the sound is gone ...
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Xubuntu 14.04 USB sound card problems

I'm having problems getting a USB sound device from Schiit Audio to work. Goggle found plenty of cases where other people have had problems, but I am past their problems into one of my own. To start ...
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no sound ubuntu 14

sometimes when I open laptop there is no sound in the system, I have to go into sound settings and after playing a while with sound driver setting it seems to work good, but when I close laptop and ...
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audio output problems

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. after the boot the audio from speakers is not coming as output.but it indicates the speakers is in full volume. it makes the sound as output soon after connecting the head ...
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Headphones dissapeared from sound settings

I am on ubuntu 14.04 and using Siberia Elite headphones with their soundcard connected via USB cable to my laptop. But when I plug in the headphones(they are fully functional), it does wont do any ...
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Alsamixer and Kmix sources not consistent

I have an intel on board sound card and also nvidia graphics card. The problem is that in kmix settings I am not able to choose any other sound card but the HDMI controller. The sound works over HDMI ...
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How to disable internal sound card in Ubuntu? [closed]

I'm a first time Ubuntu user as of today. I've installed on an old laptop of mine, a Compal FL90. I forgot until this new install that the internal sound card is faulty and makes a nasty high-pitch ...
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USB Sound Card not detecting microphone

I don't know why my USB sound card won't work on my Ubuntu 14.04. I mean I can hear sound from my headset but my problem is the microphone. Whenever I tried to record my voice, there was nothing being ...
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How to get Native instruments audio 6 to work in ubuntu 14.04

I have recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 after some time of not using any Linux distro and I'm am having issues with the following sound card: Native Instruments Audio 6. I used to have it working ...
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arecord works in shell run directly but not in cron

I have arecord command set up in a shell script file. Records the input perfectly when ran manually but when it runs scheduled via cron the output is silence. What is the first steps in ...
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Sound blaster fatal1ty Recon 3d professional

Sound Blaster recon 3d I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and I'm totally new to ubuntu. I cannot get my sound card to work, it's a sound blaster recon3D. I read that this card now has support ...
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No sound after installing Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.5 to cure a few problems, including only having 'dummy output' for sound. After re-install the sound worked fine right up until I installed Gnome 3 ...
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In-built speakers are not working on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I tried following Ubuntu's audio debugging page, but could not resolve the problem using that. I am not able to get output on my inbuilt speakers while only getting clear sounds in left ear when I ...
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sound problem in my Ubuntu after suddenly power cut

i googled in many articles but does't fix this problem i tried this but does't help me sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base ...
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Annoying noise on Vaio S series when seeking music to other parts of the same song

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Vaio S series computer (Model: SVS15136PGB). When playing a music, everything is fine, but when seeking music (by seeking I mean when i click on the progress bar of the ...
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external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore

i'm running lubuntu 14.04.1, and after an automatic update my external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore! When i run lsusb, i can see that the card as usb-device is listed. When i check the ...
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Soundcard Rog phoebus / CMI8888

Does Ubuntu support CMI8888 / Rog phoebus soundcard out of the box? I saw that ALSA supported it partially, but I wanna know before I install Ubuntu. Could someone show me that it is supported ...
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Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 no sound in stereo Kubuntu 14.10

With this card I have no sound in stereo mode. In Pavucontrol I can see there is signal, but I can't hear any sound. I need this, because if I'm using 4.0 or higher there is no microphone. I tried all ...
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Sound not working 12.04 after update

my sound was working perfectly fine while suddenly it stopped after an update... I tried reinstalling alsamixer and stuff - did not work. When I start alsamixer, here is what i get: Also in the ...
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possible to route audio to two soundcards in ubuntu 12.04?

Wondering if it is at all possible to route one audio stream from an application to two different hardware sources? I have 2 sound cards. Using Ubuntu 12.04
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All drivers software for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there any utility app or software to detect and update drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, such for graphics card, sound card, wireless and bluetooth drivers, USB drivers, System management drivers, ...