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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Get Creative soundcard working correctly

I am trying to get sound going on my fresh install of 10.10. I have a creative fatlity branded sound card. My ALSA information. Most things seems to be working out of the box, once I turned off my ...
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Fix pavucontrol Alsa mixer with creative card

I have been desperately trying to get my creative x-fi soundcard to work with my 10.10 install and I am almost there! I have 1 speaker working and when I open volume control I see that my device is ...
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How do I get a Line6 UX1 soundcard to work?

I own a Line6 UX1 soundcard and I would like to make it work for Ubuntu. I have followed the instructions here and it worked. But at some point I upgraded my kernel version (not sure what uname -a ...
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Deactivate volume amplification?

I would like to deactivate the amplification feature on my sound volume slider. Using any amplification makes the sound really bad with clipping sounds taking over. It's really annoying to have to ...
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Where can I find a list of compatible audio cards?

I have a creative SB X-Fi Xtreme Audio, And i faced so many problems with this card regarding compatibility with Linux. Now i am looking for a new audio card and want to make sure that this time it ...
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Sound card with 8 line-in

What soud card with 8 line-in can you recommend for ubuntu? It can be an internal one or usb/firewire.
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Assign programs permanently to different sound-outputs in Pulseaudio?

I want to assign Skype input and output to my USB-headset while the rest of my laptop uses the internal sound-card. This is an easy task with PulseAudio Volume control (pavucontrol). The only problem ...
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Driver for Sound Blaster X-Fi HD

Do anyone know if there is drivers for Sound Blaster X-Fi HD ? And if not, is there any other good external soundcard that includes headphone amps? I bought some Sennheiser 595 HD Headphones, and ...
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Sound does not work once my profile loads

When I boot up my ubuntu 9.10 distro, the sound works just fine, but hen I sign into one of my profiles, the screen flickers for a second, and then the sound card no longer works. It appears that my ...
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Behringer UCA202 USB Sound Card doesn't work on resume [closed]

When resuming from suspend, where sound output was set to PCM2902 Audio Codec Analog Stereo (USB UCA202 device output to stereo system.) Then sound will not resume. It is not muted. I have to ...
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Has anyone got “Creative Soundblaster X-Fi Surround 5.1 Pro” - (usb Interface) installed?

Has anyone tried this external usb sound blaster on ubuntu. http://us.store.creative.com/Sound-Blaster-XFi-Surround-5.1-Pro/M/B0044DEDCA.htm. I have bought M-Audio Bx5a deluxe Studio Monitors for my ...
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How do I know if my system is capable of playing 24bit/96kHz sound?

Let me state for the record that I'm a total noob when it comes to Hi-Fi sound systems, but I am rather picky about the sound quality. Normally I listen to CD recordings ripped to FLAC in 16/44, but I ...
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Sound card restriction

Is it possible to make certain processes to not have access to my sound card ? Let's say i have 2 processes running: firefox and my music player and i want to make sure only my music player can ...
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Sound Volume after boot always at loudest level

I installed 10.04 a couple of weeks ago. My primary OS is Windows and i could not install Linux up until very recently because of lack of hardware support for my notebook. 10.04 is the only ...
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5.1 Sound on Encore ENM232-6VIA

Only front right and left speaker work, and my 5.1 card, is recognized by Ubuntu 10.10, but I have no option for 5.1 in the profile combo Sound -> Hardware I have tried default-sample-channels = 6 ...