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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How can I play sound through a CM6501 onboard card?

I have installed Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. I have an AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4800+ × 2 with a CM6501 onboard card. The problem is Ubuntu recognizes the card for input but not for output ...
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Is iLuv USB Audio Adapter supported in Linux?

Is iLuv USB Audio Adapter supported in Linux? It's a portable USB audio card that takes no more space and costs hardly more than an adapter.
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Searching for supported soundcard?

I am searching for a supported (possibly fully supported) internal soundcard for my motherboard ASUS B85M-E and ubuntu 14.04. I really need it to be able to connect a mixer and record music, any ...
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Sound settings not work on 14.04 but I have sound

Fresh 14.04 install. Everything was fine in 13.10. lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) Subsystem: Gigabyte ...
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Clicking on the sound settings text under the sound indicator takes me to the ALL SETTINGS panel

I just upgraded to 14.04 and my sound has been missing since then. I tried checking the sound settings by clicking on the sound settings icon and "Sound settings.." text below it but instead of taking ...
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Which drivers can i use for external USB 7.1 soundcard?

After Googling for a while for drivers for my Sweex SC016 sound card, I couldn't find any suitable driver, or how to use this sound card in Ubuntu. Maybe you guys can help me? I'm using Lubuntu ...
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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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How to play audio from different applications on different output devices?

How can I play music on my speakers while I use my headset for video chat applications like Skype? Shouldn't this be possible via this PulseAudio sound server that Ubuntu uses?
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No sound in Ubuntu 13.10, tried everything

I've read through a bunch of differen't suggestions. I've restarted/rebuilt alsa as well as pulse audio. I've ran speakertest. I've installed ubuntu restricted extras. Here's what's happening... ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 - MSI H87M-P33 Mainboard Sound Problem

Since using Ubuntu instead of Windows all works fine... except the Sound. Sometimes, in games Animations and so on are fluent but the sound laggs or when I try to record System Audio with Audacity... ...
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Ubuntu hdmi sound not working

I recently installed ubuntu 13.10, and have been having a lot of problems with sound. I am using my ati 4670 to display picture (which works great) and sound (which doesn't work at all) through hdmi. ...
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Will my software and soundcards work in Ubuntu? [duplicate]

If I change to Linux Ubuntu will my old SoundBlaster soundcard and some of my software that I used with windows XP still work?
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Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100%

Problem Every time I've logged into my Ubuntu desktop the volume is set to 100%. Except it doesn't state it's at %100 in the icon, and when I do change the volume it suddenly remembers the setting ...
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Probably not possible but want to be able to autimatically switch to headphones when plugged into my DAC

I have an external sound card(DAC) that I use for my sound output. It works great in Ubuntu 12.04, the only issue I've found is Ubuntu doesn't register me plugging in headphones into the jack on the ...
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Buzzing from my speakers when idle Lenovo Y410P

I have a buzzing constantly from my speakers when no sound is being played. If I open sound settings, the speakers POP and then they are silent. (I don't even have to mess with any of the settings.) ...
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Headphone noise when no sound is played

I have an Asus K50IJ laptop with ubuntu 12.04 on it, and with the following hardware: after typing: sudo aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ...
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Sound card is not working on Ubuntu kernel version 3.11.0-12

From the /var/log/syslog file, the kernel stack trace. Mar 8 13:03:20 rjk-Inspiron-1525 kernel: [ 1931.384971] ------------[ cut here ]------------ Mar 8 13:03:20 rjk-Inspiron-1525 kernel: [ ...
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Sound won't work with Soundblaster Audigy Fx PCIe card

To start, I am a complete linux noob trying out Ubuntu to see if I can use it as my primary OS. Perfectly willing to put work into getting it setup, but I'm running into an issue that I can't find a ...
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USB Soundcard Fast Track C400

I have been trying to make my M-audio/Avid Fast track C400 external soundcard work on my machine. I get sound from its outs but the sound is very low and if i raise the "PCM" in alsamixer (which ...
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Sound issues- tuxguitar not working

Current setup: PPC G5, Ubuntu studio 12.04, Focusrite sapphire soundcard through USB. Working fine through qjackCtl: Audacious midi, Audiocity (recording and playback), Ardour No sound: Rosegarden, ...
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Make pulseaudio ignore USB sound card

I am running Jack to driver an external USB card (Focusrie Scarlett 18i8). When I plug the card in, pulse sometimes takes over the card and jack cannot be started (it needs exclusive access to the ...
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x-fi platinum front panel and center speaker problem

Is there any way to make the front panel work on Ubuntu 13.10 or 12.04? (the remote control and the midi input) Is there any way to enable center speaker (7.1 speakers) without QasMixer app (only ...
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Cant hear anysound on ubuntu 13.10, and cant choose soundblaster recond3d as my soundcard

Hey I just recently installed Ubuntu 13.10, and one of the first things that I noticed is that I could only hear the sound either directly from my laptop, or out of my HD monitor. This caught my ...
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No sound (no sound card detected)

I'm installing an old laptop for a mentally challenged person who only uses it to listen to music and surf online. A Packard Bell easynote S5. I've installed Lubuntu 13.10 and everything works ...
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when trying live ubuntu not getting audio

When trying live Ubuntu or Ubuntu based distro's am not able to get any audio. Using asus f2 mothetrboard, cpu 5800k dual graphics mode.
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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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No Audio after HDMI connection. No hardware in speaker settings

So I've been through numerous webpages and tried various things to no avail. My sound was working fine before I connected to HDMI TV. My screen went black and I had to restart the machine... No ...
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Is ASUS Xonar U7 supported?

I plan to buy ASUS Xonar U7 USB sound card but don't see drivers for Linux in the ASUS site. I don't see it in the ALSA supported cards page either ...
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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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Audio not working in ubuntu 12.04

I installed ubuntu 12.04 some days ago. All works well, except audio, that's completely missing. I tried several solutions, in particular modification of the file sudo gedit ...
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Ubuntu Problems in 12.04 and 13.10 on the Sony Vaio Fit

I got this Sony Vaio Fit SVF15A1C5E and I am now trying to get one of these Ubuntu releases to work. First off with Ubuntu 13.10 its graphics card did not work. It worked with 13.10 until I got a ...
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How do i change the default sound card?

I have an USB card, but the default card must be the onboard audio, i can change the default card in pulseaudio card, but i can't hear anything in Half Life 2, because the usb card is not the primary ...
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Which version of OSS do I download for drivers for my soundcard?

I'm running Ubuntu 64 bit 13.10, processor Intel® Core™2 CPU 6600 @ 2.40GHz × 2. I have found a web-site which will supply me with drivers for my Audiophile 2496 PCI soundcard. Which version do I ...
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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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USB Soundcard resets when no sound is played

my USB sound interface (M-Audio Fast Track Ultra 8R) works fine but when I stop playing sound it seems to "shut down" after about 5 seconds (green lights pop up which happens on windows only if you ...
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Will proprietary software-based sound enhancements work with Ubuntu? (BeatsAudio, Dolby)

This question is targeted at mainstream or gamer-grade software-based audio/sound enhancements, found in highly integrated computing and entertainment systems like laptops, tablets and smartphones. ...
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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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Crack when removing earphones

I just installed Ubuntu 13.10 on my Asus n76vz laptop. When I remove earphones, I hear a crack in the laptop speakers which is quite loud. If I mute the sound, the crack is audible, but at a lower ...
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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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No Sound after Upgrade from 13.04

after my upgrade to 13.10 i can't use my SPDIF output anymore, and in addition to that I'm facing other problems with sound: My Sound panel is totally gone when opening sound settings i can't choose ...
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Sound card not detected in 13.04

I have a problem with my sound card. I don't have volume up or down option anywhere. In the setting -> Sound I don't have any card detected. But when I run the command sudo aplay -l, I get the ...
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arecord generating blank files

I am trying to record something using the utility arecord but I am unable to do so. The command generates an audio file but when I play it, it is blank. The operating system Information: Linux ...
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Problem with Infrasonic Quartet and ALSA

I`ve got Infrasonic Quartet PCI Soundcard and use Ubuntu 13.04. The card has 2 analog stereo outputs. I use both outputs to connect my headphones and speakers to each other. But I suddenly cannot ...
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Problems with digital input of ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard

I've got an ESI Juli@ xte PCI Soundcard and want to use it on Ubuntu 12.04 Server. It's going to be a capture device only. It's used in a small free radio station. I want to use two analog inputs to ...
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Sound plays through earphones but not through speakers

I have Ubuntu 13.04 installed. After a couple of minutes after system start I only get sound through external media (headphones, hdmi) but not from the internal speakers. The sound card works fine in ...
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Why doesn't my udev rule work? [closed]

I created a file /etc/udev/rules.d/60.alsa.rules with the following content: KERNEL=="0000:00:1b.0", SUBSYSTEM=="pci", ATTR{label}=="Realtek High Definition Audio Device", ATTR{vendor}=="0x8086", ...
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No sound after update on Ubuntu 12.04

As the title says, my sound has gone missing after an update with update-manager. I have found the solution before, but then had to reinstall Ubuntu. It can't even detect my audio card. Here is a ...
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Can I lower soundcard quality?

This is from an artistic standpoint, not means of technological improvement. Is it possible to lower the sound quality that leaves my soundcard? To be more exact, can I make everything that leaves ...
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Subwoofer and surrounds don't work with a VIA2020 sound chipset

I'm new to linux, and Ubuntu 13.04 is the first Linux I try... This OS is awsome, I love it, but for some reason I have a problem with my sound card. I am using Asrock's Extreme3 X58 chipset with ...
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How to get Tascam US-122L sound card to work?

I've just started using Ubuntu 13.04, but I can't seem to get my sound card (Tascam US-122L) up and running. I'vce tried many tutorials, but none satisfying. Strangely, at some point, I got the ...