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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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External sound card stops functioning after suspend

After reading: Re: Cannot suspend or hibernate Asus desktop ubuntu 12.04 I got the suspend working on a desktop. The only problem is that the external sound card that I have (Audiophile 2496) stops ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 alsamixer not found

I have a Lenovo Y500 with Windows 8. I successfully got Ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Windows 8 and the nvidia drivers just worked from the start. The sound wasn't working at all however, and ...
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Pulseaudio works at 100 percent at all time

My headphones started to rattle recently. Then I opened pulse audio volume control I noticed that blue line indicating loudness of sound is always stuck at highest and it doesn't matter how much I ...
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Sounds doesn't work

Sound does not work on my computer, neither did it on the other version of Ubuntu. I suspect it is a problem of the sound card, although it worked when using Windows. Anything I can do? Download ...
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Sound card problem after upgrading to 13.04

I upgraded Ubuntu 12.10 to 13.04 and the sound card isn't working anymore any help ?
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ALSA fails to recognize on-board audio card

In Mythbuntu 12.04.2, ALSA (1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1) fails to recognize the A88GMV on-board AMD 880 HD Audio (card). This system is fully updated. The system also contains a NVIDIA graphics card ...
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Cannot access the hardware

Last night I did a very stupid thing by changing the owner of the directory /usr using the following commands su password: chown username:username /usr Now the problem is that I cannot access the ...
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Disable HDMI sound out, for decrease power consumption

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop I'm looking for a way to decrease power consumption. This is output of powertop command Power est. Usage Events/s Category Description 1.30 W ...
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How to get EMU 1212m, EMU 1616m, or EMU 1010 to work with Ubuntu?

All of these models actually use the same exact PCIe card. I happen to have the 1212m model. It worked great in Windows, but unfortunately, Creative Labs E-MU only offers Windows drivers for this ...
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Ubuntu Studio, no sound on any device

It's been two days I have tried to make this work. I have 3 sound output : regular audio jack from my soundcard, USB MOTU soundcard, USB Logitech speakers. The latter two seem not to be detected at ...
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I have no sound in my computer

The sound card seems disabled. How can I fix it? I reinstalled my system but when I wanted to watch some videos, there was images but no sound. I hope you can help me. Thank you in advance. Phil.
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How to change the soundcard output on-the-fly?

One feature I miss the most in Windows 7, is the possibility to change the soundcard output on-the-fly. In Xubuntu 12.10, I have to unplug my headphones to make the sound come out of the speakers. ...
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Clicking sound settings crashes gnome-control-center

I am a new Ubuntu user, having only just installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a few PCs and using it for basic stuff (web/mail, music, video, etc). I love both the idea of open-source and the actual system ...
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problem with alsa installed

I'm using linux for the first time. I installed alsa 1.0.24 in my system running Ubuntu 12.04. After installing, I tried to play some files using command aplay -vv abc.wav, it started playing but I ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 spdif output doesn't support multichannel sound

I'm a relatively new Ubuntu-user, and I need a bit of help. I just recently discovered that my laptop (an Acer Aspire 5670), has an optical-spdif output and since it's connected to a 5.1 Yamaha ...
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No Sound Using Ubuntu 12.10 on Toshiba Satellite P100

I'm using Ubuntu 12.10, and I'm not getting any sound from my Toshiba Satellite P100's internal speakers. I have an Intel NM10/ICH7 Family High Definition Audio Controller, and it's recognized by the ...
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I can't get my soundcard running with Ubuntu Studio

I have a Dell XPS 8500 and I'm running an Ubuntu Studio virtually. The installation went well except for my soundcard. I can't get my soundcard installed in Ubuntu Studio. So making music or listening ...
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Only HDMI Soundcard listed, not onboard (Ideacenter Q180)

My Ubuntu 12.10 system on Lenovo Ideacenter Q180 sees only the HDMI soundcard, but not the onboard one. How can I fix this? lshw output: Audio device /0/100/1c.3/0.1 product: Caicos HDMI Audio ...
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How do I output my USB audio input?

I have a record turntable which has an audio output cable so I've connected it to my 12.10 box. Says there's no drivers required and checking pulse audio I can see that there is sound coming in ...
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Sound Issues: No Sound in 12.10

I'm currently having issues getting my sound to work. I've read others have had luck with upgrading their kernel and I've done that: noahc@blackbox:~$ uname -r 3.7.0-030700-generic I get this for ...
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HT Omega eClaro sound card (C-Media CMI8788) won't load in Ubuntu 12.10

Disclaimer: I also posted this question at LinuxQuestions.org. I have Mint 14 (based on Ubuntu 12.10) installed right now, but this problem exists with stock Ubuntu 12.10 as well. If you insist, I ...
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Sound is Jerky, choppy and distorted in Ubuntu 12.10

I am using Ubuntu 12.10 and I am getting jerky sound. The sound works perfectly in Windows 7 so it is not a hardware issue. I am using a Creative Sound Blaster Audigy 2 Value sound card with a 5.1 ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 12.10 [Or any distro], mb soundcard

Integrated motherboard sound card. One day sound stopped working. No boot sound, no nothing. Laptop's microphone works. Installed 4 different distributions, including Debian, yet no boot sound - ...
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Can't load sound card

I have installed Ubuntu 12 and i cant see any volume control; no audio player can detect any sound card and nothing shown on the System Settings -> Sound -> Output tab. However, I can see my hardware ...