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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USB sound card doesn't work properly in Ubuntu Mate 16.04

I have a problem with my e-mu 0202 usb sound card. I've been using ubuntu 15.04 15.10 and 16.04 and it works just fine in there. But not in ubuntu mate 16.04 The problem is my usb card just shuts ...
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Sound card doesn't support midi. How can I play midi output in real-time?

My sound card doesn't support midi, but I want to write music in TuxGuitar and listen to the midi output on the fly. Is there some program I can install to do this? Right now my workaround is to ...
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No sound on imac g5 (2005), running ubuntu mate 15.10

I have no sound. There are no devices in sound settings, and gnome-alsamixer does not show any sound cards (alsamixer was not found by apt-get). I have tried the advice in https://wiki.ubuntu.com/...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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. ...
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How to get Diamond Extreme 7.1 in Natty working

I am trying to set up the Diamond Extreme 7.1 DDL in Natty. The only thing that works are the analog outputs. But in order to enjoy movies with DD 5.1 or DTS I need the optical out to function. ...
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Device missing in PulseAudio, shows in Alsa

Couple months ago, I got a fancy new Asus Strix SOAR sound card. With my eyes gleaming and ears ready for top of the line audio, I shut down my PC and installed the card. Low and behold, I boot and ...
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Audio missing on new Ubuntu 12.04 LTS laptop

New notebook come with Ubuntu 12.04 LTS preinstalled, and audio is missing, no sound. MUTE is off. How many efforts is required to enable such basic functionality on new laptop? I'm have no much ...
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Can't detect sound card (Ubuntu 16.04)

My soundcard has suddenly stopped working after a reboot. No audio devices appear on sound settings and alsa doesnt detect my soundcard. I've tried to follow some guides I found on the Internet but it ...
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Kubuntu 16.04 headphones not working

I have just installed Kubuntu 16.04 in a Alienware 15 R2 laptop. The sound card seems to work properly as I'm able to use the laptop speakers normally. Also I'm able to use usb headphones. However ...
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Can't get either sound card to work

Motherboard: Asus P8H61-M LE OS: Ubuntu 12.04 I have a desktop with 2 sound cards: one built in to the motherboard and the other is a Creative audigy soundblaster PCI card. The issue is, I can't get ...
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DAC not showing up in sound devices [migrated]

I have a Fiio E10k DAC, which works fine on Windows (I run dual boot on my laptop) but it just isn't being recognised on Linux Mint. I have tried both USB ports. I used to have Fedora on this machine ...
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How to make ALSA default to HDMI and use internal speakers if it's not available?

First of all, I have problems with pulseaudio, after some time it becomes very choppy and loads one core to 100%. From the fact that if I open systemsettings5 at this time the active sound output is ...
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Use subwoofer with CA0106 sound card

Currently using a Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster sound card with a 2.1 speakers/subwoofer setup. The output of the alsa-info.sh script is here: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=...
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How do I find Linux Drivers for my sound card?

I did check the list of sound cards supported by Ubuntu and I believe my card is supported. It is a Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Extreme card. I used the Linux command lspci to get the information ...
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cant get three sound devices to show up in ubuntu 14.04

I have a dell optiplex with onboard alc269, a audigy2 and a asus dx soundcard. Deep down Alsa reload shows that emu10k1 is indeed loaded for the audigy2, hda-intel is loaded for the onboard and ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 no sound at laptop speakers but working on headset

I am using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS in dell inspiron. I could not hear sound in my laptop. But i can hear sound via headset and external speakers. In sound setting there is no speakers option. In my laptop ...
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No sound on Acer Chromebook 11 running 12.04 (precise) with xfce?

I recently installed xfce on my acer chromebook 11 and i tried to watch a video in youtube but the sound didnt work. I've tried some different things i found on google but i cant seem to find one that ...
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How to make PulseAudio show my volume controls

I created an Alsa sound card device driver for my sound card. My speakers and headset are connected to the sound card directly and I can control the volume of both in my driver. In my sound card ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 doesn't see my external usb audio interface

I have the Audient iD14 audio interface, and I was able to get it to work with Ubuntu 14. However, when I did a fresh new install of Ubuntu 16.04, it wouldn't even list it in the sound devices. The ...
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Hotkeys to Switch Between Sound Devices

As the title suggests, is there any way to map hotkeys to switch where the audio is being routed to? I want to be able to do ctrl + page up to switch to a USB sound card, and ctrl + page down to ...
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Only dummy output and no soundcards found on Ubuntu

I've really tried everything and I'm begging for your help reader :) I've re-installed my kernel, followed every possible guide on internet and I still can't make my speakers, headphones or any ...
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Lost sound through speakers. Reinstalled. Speakers still not working

I've tried all of the suggestions at the ubuntu sound troubleshooting procedure link. I've also posted some stuff at launchpad. https://answers.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+question/...
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Suddenly “No soundcards found”

After having worked properly for a month, my sound card went missing. It was probably after I forced a restart (laptop frozen). I am running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS on a laptop with a pretty basic Sound ...
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No Sound Card Detected

I have been unable to play any sound on my dell XPS L502x. I have tried a lot of things suggested on this site and others but in vain. My laptop is running Ubuntu 14.04.4 LTS. Here is the output of ...
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No Way to Choose Analog BuiltIn Sound

I have other issues, but sound is my primary issue right now. I am running Kubuntu 14.04 Kernel Version 4.2.0-27-generic and a 64-bit installation. My output for aplay -L is: default Playback/...
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No Sound coming at all [Intel HDA - Ubuntu 15.10]

Today I installed Ubuntu 15.10 from scratch on my Desktop. Initially the sound was working just fine after configuring volume levels using alsamixer. I only tested the front mic at that time. I have ...
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USB soundcard with MPD - only outputs static

I used to have a Muse Mini DAC USB soundcard on my Media Player Daemon machine, but now need to switch to using a Native Instruments Audio2DJ USB soundcard instead. aplay some_wav_file.wav works fine ...
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Sound stopped suddenly in Ubuntu 12.04 and no sound card detected

I am using dell vostro 15 laptop (3000) series and have installed ubuntu 12.04 in it. Sound was working well before my last login. But when I started laptop, sound stopped playing and in sound ...
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How to set default audio device at boot?

I need to set Analogue Output (currently selected manually) as default audio device as the system starts up. I have pulse audio installed. Please let me know if there is any file which I need to edit ...
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integrated Sound card doesnt' work

I have an HP XW6600 Workstation where I put a NVIDIA GT610 video card with HDMI incorporated. Now I installed ubuntu 15.10 and if I write in terminal aplay - l I view only the NVIDIA GT610 HDMI and ...
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Unable to get sound working. Ubuntu Server 14.04.3

I have had this problem for a while now. I have looked around in many places for solutions. But none have worked. The OS is running on an old Sony Vaio Laptop, model: VPCEB3F4E. I have used the alsa ...
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Annoying low sound that comes with “audio pulses”

I'm not really sure of the source of the problem. It only happens with the subwoofers though. There's some kind of sound that only comes with "the beginning and end" of any audio stream". The sound's ...
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Multiple audio cards && snd-emu10k1 module

Hello and thanks for reading, Recently I wanted to try out Ubuntu Studio for audio related stuff and had some problems with my sound card (EMU 1212M PCI) though the module is not only available but ...
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USB Autosuspend & External Soundcard

I'm currently experiencing a problem with my external sound card. It works perfectly fine as long as there's something playing, be it via a media player or browser videos. The problem is, after a ...
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5.1 soundcard does not have master volume

I just switched from Win 7 to Xubuntu. I have Terratec Aureon 5.1 pci -soundcard(http://www.terratec.de/details.php?artnr=10063#.VnRJzl6xVhE) The problem I'm having is quite strange, I can play ...
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N550jk external subwoofer didnt work

Edit the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf At the end of it, add: options snd-hda-intel patch=,alsa/n550-bass Add an audio mapping in /usr/share/puseaudio/alsa-mixer/profile-sets/extra-hdmi.conf: ...
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Onboard audio chipset (VIA VT2020) not working in 14.04 using latest kernel (3.13.0-71)

I have a strange problem. My onboard audio chipset (VIA VT2020) has suddenly stopped working in Ubuntu 14.04. I am running the latest updates and kernel 3.13.0-71. It was running fine until a couple ...
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Sound Blaster playback mixed up with capture

I have a Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium (EMU20K2) audio card in my PC. When I try to record audio from it. I found that Line in and Mic are filled with audio from Playback. (ie. When I play a song in the ...
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No audio after updating ALSA

I tried to update alsa, because my hda was not working, just the build-in audio Device. Now my sound is not working anymore. Here the alsa output: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=...