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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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 ...
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record soundcard with arecord (not microphone)

I'm trying to records what my soundcard is sending to my speakers (from the command line), so I've read HOWTO: Recording audio from the command line However, when I do: arecord -f cd -t raw | lame ...
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How to change defaulkt soundcard getting past password silliness on MY OWN computer [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: My main username is not in the sudoers file. "[sudo] password for metta: metta is not in the sudoers file. This incident will be reported. You have new mail in ...
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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: ...