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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Annoying noise on Vaio S series when seeking music to other parts of the same song

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 on a Vaio S series computer (Model: SVS15136PGB). When playing a music, everything is fine, but when seeking music (by seeking I mean when i click on the progress bar of the ...
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No sound after installing Gnome3 on Ubuntu 12.04.5

I recently performed a clean install of Ubuntu 12.04.5 to cure a few problems, including only having 'dummy output' for sound. After re-install the sound worked fine right up until I installed Gnome 3 ...
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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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Laptop's speakers emit an annoying sound when battery is not charging

How I can disable the power saving off the speakers? The speakers emit an annoying sound every 10 seconds and have read that it is due to turn on and off the speakers of the laptop to save power.
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In-built speakers are not working on Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 (Ubuntu 14.04)

I tried following Ubuntu's audio debugging page, but could not resolve the problem using that. I am not able to get output on my inbuilt speakers while only getting clear sounds in left ear when I ...
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sound problem in my Ubuntu after suddenly power cut

i googled in many articles but does't fix this problem i tried this but does't help me sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio sudo apt-get install alsa-base ...
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external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore

i'm running lubuntu 14.04.1, and after an automatic update my external usb soundcard doesn't work anymore! When i run lsusb, i can see that the card as usb-device is listed. When i check the ...
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Soundcard Rog phoebus / CMI8888

Does Ubuntu support CMI8888 / Rog phoebus soundcard out of the box? I saw that ALSA supported it partially, but I wanna know before I install Ubuntu. Could someone show me that it is supported ...
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How to configure xdemorse?

xdemorse is a morse code decoding software. But I don't know how to configure it. This is what the main window looks like: But after I press the receive button I get this error message. Does ...
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Whenever I plug my headphones, I hear static noises

whenever I plug in the earphones (headphones) in my laptop it starts a static sound, which so annoying. sometimes, for this sound, original media sound can't be heard! note that my laptop's ...
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Sound not working 12.04 after update

my sound was working perfectly fine while suddenly it stopped after an update... I tried reinstalling alsamixer and stuff - did not work. When I start alsamixer, here is what i get: Also in the ...
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Genius SM-Live Value 5.1 no sound in stereo Kubuntu 14.10

With this card I have no sound in stereo mode. In Pavucontrol I can see there is signal, but I can't hear any sound. I need this, because if I'm using 4.0 or higher there is no microphone. I tried all ...
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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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possible to route audio to two soundcards in ubuntu 12.04?

Wondering if it is at all possible to route one audio stream from an application to two different hardware sources? I have 2 sound cards. Using Ubuntu 12.04
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All drivers software for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Is there any utility app or software to detect and update drivers for Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, such for graphics card, sound card, wireless and bluetooth drivers, USB drivers, System management drivers, ...
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How _else_ to debug sound problems caused by a messed up application to the entire system?

The cause I run up to date Ubuntu GNOME. From time to time (and it happened on previous versions too) I experience the problem when the sound works properly and suddenly an app (last time Audacity, ...
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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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problem getting microphone to work in xubuntu running inside virtualbox

I recently installed xubuntu 14.04.1 on my Windows 8 host with Virtualbox 4.3, and it's really great. I use it for my freelance job so I can separate my work activites from my personal activites. Only ...
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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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sound device detected as guest but gone at normal user

If I login to my account the sound device is not listed. If I login as guest everything is there. I searched before posting and I tried some stuff, but nothing worked yet. Also I couldn't find the ...
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Ubuntu 14.04 Hama USB sound card

I'm using the Hama USB sound card 7.1 surround. How do I install drivers in Ubuntu 14.04? I found http://www.linux-hardware-guide.com/2012-10-21-logilink-usb-soundkarte where it says that this card ...
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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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My creative soundcard doesn't work on Ubuntu 14.04.1

I installed today the Ubuntu 14.04.1 on my Deskop PC and I have a problem with it. My Soundcard doesn't work, and when the system is turning on its displaying the follwoing message : ctxfi - ...
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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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Skype on one sound card, other sounds on second sound card

I need to be able to listen to Skype through headphones and other sounds through the speakers. I want to talk with a friend with a headset and listen to music through speakers at the same time. I have ...
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line-in micro not working but headphone work fine?

Pleaze help me. line-in micro not working but headphone work fine. I used to use Windows XP, 7. It's working fine. But I try Install Ubuntu 14.04.1, More device working well, but source input not ...
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reconfigure audio jack connector

my sound card (Realtek AUDIO) has the main audio output jack connector broken... (The green one) I noticed that windows can reconfigure the audio Line-in (The blue one) as audio output for ...
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No sound after Ubuntu base update

My Info: http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=cbf6b64acdde8c2f2d3a24cae453b4f2817e8a1e Today I updated Ubuntu base via Software Updater and now my sound does not work out of built in laptop speakers or ...
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Motherboard sound hardware being ignored (not shown in pacmd list-cards) how to make Ubuntu re-discover it?

I want to use the internal motherboard sound instead of the sound provided by my graphics card via HDMI (R700 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4000 Series). In the GUI and pacmd list-cards at command line, ...
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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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Sound is not working after fresh reinstallation on ubuntu 14.04

I'm trying to fix this issue using SoundTroubleshooting guide I figured out (w/ its help) that the sound modules are not installed, so I issues the following command to install it:sudo apt-get install ...
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. APLAY. aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found

I had accidentally install OSS and removed ALSA. but I should reinstall alsa. when I typed sudo apt-get --reinstall install linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils it was succeed. but when I check ...
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Sound Input device (microphone) not working

I have recently updated my laptop OS from Ubuntu 12.04 to 14.04 After updating the OS, my laptop's input device ie., microphone is not working. Earlier it was working with Ubuntu 12.04. Also there ...
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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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Ubuntu 14.04 - Optical output on HT Omega Claro Halo sound card doesn't work

I'm relatively new to Linux. I'm trying to get 64-bit Ubuntu 14.04 to work with my hardware. My HT Omega Claro Halo soundcard is recognized and the analog output works. The optical output appears as a ...
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No sound with a Creative Sound Blaster ZxR soundcard on Ubuntu 14.04

First of all. I know that there is no offcial driver support on their website. But the sound card is at least recognized in the sound-settings. So... is there a way to get the ZxR working? I tried to ...
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Getting sound on windows 7 virtual box

I have windows 7 running in virtual box on ubuntu 14.04 but I cant get sound. How can I fix this?
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Which sound cards below are supported on Ubuntu 13.10?

I'm currently evaluating the following listed sound cards as possible replacement/addition for my onboard hda sound(card). Creative Sound Blaster VX Creative sound Blaster Audigy 7.1 Creative ...
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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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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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Everytime I start Ubuntu or change sound settings my volume is put to 100%

Problem Every time I've logged into my Ubuntu desktop the volume is set to 100%. Except it doesn't state it's at %100 in the icon, and when I do change the volume it suddenly remembers the setting ...
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No sound on Ubuntu OS [closed]

I'm running Unbutu 7.10 hand have no sound from riptide sound card, cdrom etc. everything appears to be turned on. is there something else I should do since I'm new at this OS.
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Microphone not working

Microphone stopped working. Sound configuration input volume is set to 100% and input level bars graph reach about 50% even with no microphone device connected on the jack. The same happens with both ...
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Woofer in laptop not working

After installing 14.04 I can't get the woofer in my speakers to work.I have a Samsung laptop it has JBL speakers
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No sound from speakers on Ubuntu 14.04

I've this problem...Once, when I restart a PC the sound goes mute and I don't know how to fix it :( There's my sound card (from list of lspci): Audio device: Intel Corporation NM10/ICH7 Family High ...
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No sound ubuntu minimal

I have no sound in Ubuntu 13.10. Xfce window manager After re-installing ubuntu minimal twice, I still have the same problem: Sound works fine at first but after I reboot to Windows and back to ...
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Sound Blaster Live! CT4850 doesn't work, driver installation?

Well, my Sound Blaster Live! card doesn't work in Ubuntu, even though it's recognized under the sound settings. I tested each of the options, (It's just selections between Digital and Analog W or W/O ...
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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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Is iLuv USB Audio Adapter supported in Linux?

Is iLuv USB Audio Adapter supported in Linux? It's a portable USB audio card that takes no more space and costs hardly more than an adapter.