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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No sound after clean install

Did a clean install of Ubuntu 12.10 and everything working great except for the sound. Ubuntu doesn't even seem to be recognizing the fact my HP dv6000 has the capability of making sound! I have ...
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Constant noise in speakers and headphones

On my laptop, Samsung 300V5A-S19 I have the constant noise from the speakers. If I wear headphones, the sound becomes more pronounced (at half volume it mutes the music). The noise level is ...
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Forked-daapd with alternative soundcard

I am trying to configure forked-daapd on my computer, and everything goes well except that in configuration file I can not set a new value for the line corresponding to soundcard. This is the default ...
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Asus Sonic Master on Asus N53SV

I have read that there's a problem to get the subwoofer working in these laptops. I tried this solution No sound from external subwoofer but I don't how to prove that the subwoofer is properly ...
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Speakers still on when headphones are present (RealTek ALC 262)

I have a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop Lifebook E8110 with a Realtek ALC 262 soundcard on it. It worked fined with Ubuntu 10.04, but since I upgraded to the 12.04 version, there is a red light in the audio ...
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Is there a way to make the speaker silent while the headphone-jack keeps working? 12.04LTS

The PC I am working on is in a loud environment. If I need sound, I use the headphone. On my own account this is easy: I mute the speaker in the sound-setting. I am not the only user, others use the ...
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How come my sound won't work on Lenovo ThinkPad x230?

I have a Lenovo ThinkPad x230 that I just purchased and installed Ubuntu 12.10 on it. There is no sound, how do I fix it? I checked that my volume is not muted. I also tried checking in alsamixer and ...
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No Soundcards found. Alsa disappeared?

My sound has disappeared on my Ubuntu Lucid machine. It was there yesterday. I think we took a power cycle overnight and so my pc had rebooted this morning. After compiling PJSUA (the pjsip ...
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SWEXX 5:1 sound card would it work with Ubuntu 12.04?

I do use Ubuntu in the laptop but unfortunatelly very limited IT skills. Using Ubuntu was more a political decission than a practical one. I need to buy an external 5:1 sound card and I cannot find ...
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Sound works but no device shown in the Sound settings

Following a troubleshooting post I've found out that my driver is recognized in fact but is not listed at the sound settings and I think because of this my cinnamon sound applet will not appear. ...
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HP Envy 15 3040nr sound issues

I have successfully set up my Envy 15" for Ubuntu 12.04 except for the sound, anyone have any ideas about how to get it working? I had to blacklist snd-usb-audio to my alsa to stop pulseaudio from ...
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How can I enable my Asus Xonar DGX (CMI8788 chipset) sound card?

I have been strugling with trying to get my sound card working under Linux, from the command line it reports back as follows: user@desktop:~$ sudo lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 84:04.0 Multimedia ...
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No sound via HDMI. Intel 82801H, Ubuntu 12.04

I have just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 64 bits in my laptop. a Dell XPS M1330. With previous versions it used to ask me to install additional drivers (A Realtek card, i don't remember very well). But ...
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Weird “tapping” out of laptop speaker

My laptop speakers are producing a tapping sound which occurs every ~2seconds and only when there is not other audio playing. When I connect external speakers the tapping is even loder (and still ...
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Ubuntu sound volume is 40% lower than in Windows

I have 2x 2.1 speakers connected to the computer where I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. On the software side I've set all the volume controls to 100% with the alsamixer program. The speakers have ...
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Recording guitar with rakarrack and audacity

I'm trying to record my guitar with audacity and using rakarrack for effects. I have an Lexicon Alpha plugged in with USB and my guitar plugged into the Lexicon Alpha. I am able to record my guitar ...
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12.04 LTS no sound at all from speakers

I have a computer running 12.04 LTS and I have only ever downloaded 12.04 on this PC (I had PuppyLinux but it was from a live CD, and Windows XP Home but it was not activated.) So when I hit the ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, Can hear the sound but Sound option in settings shows no sound card

I have weired issue. I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04. Then I installed Nvidia drives for my graphics card. I executed the command "modprobe nvidia" after installing the Nvidia drivers and ...
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No sound using Asus xonar DGX

I've just bought a new sound card, Asus xonar DGX, and it works perfectly in Windows 7. However, when I load up 12.04, I get no sound whatsoever. I went into System Settings → Sound and there was ...
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No sound after select “Dummy output” in configurations->audio

I' just having problems with sound for a little while now since I selected dummy output, all other "outpus" in the menu disappear, and i dont have sound. I tried with some tutorials by now: about ALSA ...
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Soundcard not detected

I just reinstalled Ubuntu 12.04 and upgraded the kernel to 3.2.0.29. There is no audio--the sound card is not listed in lspci output: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Silicon Integrated Systems [SiS] SiS649 Host ...
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Crackling Sound Error

When I had Windows 7 I had to limit the available RAM to 3GB maximum or I'd get crackling sound whenever a sound tried to play. Something to do with the drivers for the Creative X-Fi sound card. ...
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Which external sound cards are supported in 12.04?

Rather than try to get an unspecified external sound card to work it would make sense to buy an external sound card which is known to be supported. Has anyone got an external sound card which worked ...
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how to format the ffmpeg command to record sound from my webcam

Using ffmpeg arecord -L, I am able to identify my Logitech usb webcam as: hw:CARD=U0x46d0x821,DEV=0 USB Device 0x46d:0x821, USB Audio Direct hardware device without any conversions ...
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Cardbus sound card not auto-detected

I'm running 12.04 and I have a Creative X-fi "cardbus" sound card. It works fine if I boot the computer with the card already inserted; but if I insert it after boot, it is not detected. Also dmesg ...
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How can I change the sound device used by one application?

I'm trying to play some sounds using my standard sound card while playing some other sounds over another soundcard. How can I set which application uses which soundcard. I only found ways to set all ...
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Sound freezes (beeping) - sound blaster x-fi HD

I have the problem that after listening to the music (about 15 minutes), the only sound coming out is a beep sound. If i plug off the usb, and insert it again, everything is okay. Have anyone ...
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How can I control the volume of the line-in input + normal output at the same time?

I have a sound source connected via line-in to my computer. But when I change the master volume, only the volume of sounds being played on the computer (e.g. media, alerts, etc.) changes; the output ...
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External USB audio interface has weird noises

I have an E-MU tracker pre USB 2.0 connected to a USB hub. It works perfectly in Windows XP on the exact same computer, but has weird noises in Ubuntu 11.10. While being turned on, the system can ...
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Why don't the Waves Maxx speaker effects work in Ubuntu?

I have a new machine that comes with JBL 2.1 Speakers with Waves Maxx Audio 3. On Windows it sounds perfect, though in Ubuntu 12.04 I get cheap/sound with simple mp3 files. I have tried a few things ...
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Sound card problem, audio 2 dj. snd-usb-caiaq log: Unable to find an output urb to use

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 and have a native instruments audio 2 dj sound card. When I listen to music or watch a video, sound disappears(video stops then too) and I have to plug out and plug in the ...
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No Sound with Headphones but Sound with Stereo

I have a dell studio 1749. I just installed 12.04 on a dual boot with windows 7 (The stereo sound and headphones work perfectly when booted into windows, sound turned up before booting into Ubuntu). ...
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Line in problem with Ubuntu 12.04

I installed Ubuntu 12.04 as my main operating system 3 days ago. Everything works fine, except my sound card. I can listen to my music without any problem, but when it comes to recording through my ...
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No soundcard found 12.04 after kernel update

After newest kernel update I have lost my sound card. There is only sound via USB adapter. My headphones or speakers are working only through this device. The sound setting widget doesn't show any ...
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My sound randomly mutes sometimes in ubuntu 12.04

My sound sometimes stops working when I'm playing a video or music on VLC. This happens when I pause it for a while or skip a part. Also in emesene the sound mutes sometimes and my sound settings ...
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How to reinstall sound?

I'm not even sure if sound was working after the install, I have installed things and 'apt-get upgrade' since then. When I realized I had no sound, I tried installing 'emu10k1' from this list: ...
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How to play piano via a midi keyboard?

I am sorry to bother you but I don't know very much. This is about playing the piano through the computer. I have an m-audio keystation 88 which is a whole separate machine that connects through the ...
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How can I know whether a sound card is present on my system or not?

I'm running Ubuntu 12.04 Gnome classic. Obviously playing the music shows there is a sound card present. But I've read that there might be multiple sound cards present on a single system. How can I ...
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Dell FX100 KVM Host card clobbers onboard audio

I have a Dell Precision server with a PCIe FX100 KVM Host card installed (manufacturer is Teradici but it's rebranded as a Dell solution.) I am not using this card (it's installed in the machine but ...
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Sound Card HP Beats Edition ENVY 14 - Codec: IDT 92HD81B1X5

I've been trying to put 8 channels working on ubuntu since the 11.10 (I'm now with the 12.04) but with no luck. I only get 2 channels working. I've tried many internet posts but with no luck. Does ...
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Does 12.04 have 24 bit 96000 sound?

If not I will stick with the early version as it is more stable and I am very happy with it.
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Sound not working after installing PCI video card and then removing it

I am running 11.10 on a HP/Compaq Presario sr1010z, and the video/audio was working fine with whatever was in the machine already. Then I installed a new video card (PCI/nVidia), which disabled the ...
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Can I run alsa and pulse side by side ? I think there is some problem with the alsa ! My ubuntu login sound and alert sound are not working?

I think I have Alsa driver installed. Pulse not working may be I dont have it installed. Not sure If I can run Pulse and Alsa. I had to configure each application prior to work which use ...
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Make PulseAudio prefer external audio device

I have a Bose Soundlink external audio device, which I use to stream music from my computer to my stereo. Ubuntu recognizes the device, but does not automatically use it. In order to get PulseAudio to ...
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Disable sound output device in 12.04?

I need to be able to disable a sound device in 12.04. I was able to do this in 11.10 using the Sounds Setting app, and it worked like a charm. The new Sound Settings app doesn't seem to have the ...
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How to disable the internal sound card?

I have an internal soundcard and an external USB soundcard that I use because the headphone jack in my laptop is broken. I need to be able to disable the internal card so sound will go through the USB ...
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Recording from Soundcard Ubuntu 11.04

I switched from the gnome panel desktop environment to xfce recently, and I just noticed that I can no longer record sound using the pulseaudio command line. The command I am using is parec -d ...
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Sound card not working well on Dell Latitude E6520 [closed]

The sound disappears at times and I cannot properly configure the mic for recording. I use Skype often and I cannot listen to the built-in mic at times. I am not sure if I need to update the driver ...
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Is the Asus Xonar U3 supported?

I suppose the question applies to Linux in general but what have user's experiences been with Asus Xonar U3? Does it improve the sound quality of onboard or the generic drivers cripple it?
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Lost sound with 11.10

I installed Ubuntu some days ago. The sound worked perfectly, but today there was a shortcircuit and I lost the sound. I thought it was the sound card, but I started Windows XP and it worked fine. ...