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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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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Loud clicks and beep at high sound volume [migrated]

I'm using Linux Mint 17.3 Cinnamon edition, installed it recently. Before I always used KDE edition and everything was alright. I didn't like Cinnamon for a lot of reasons so I just installed 'kde-...
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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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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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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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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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Missing sound control on Menu Bar 14.04

My sound has been working fine until recently.I lost sound and the sound control on the menu bar.When I reboot all I get is a clicking sound. When I managed to get back the sound control, it had an x ...
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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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Sound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly

I am running 16.04. My built in sound card on my motherboard shows up as connected, thenSound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly Sound Card being disconnected/reconnected constantly ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 sound card detected in ASUS E200HA

No soud card is detected when I install Ubuntu 14.04 and linux mint 17.3 in my asus E200HA. The driver for windows directly from the suport of asus says: conexant Audio driver version V1.62.0.58 ...
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No sound after two minutes of playing movie.

I am a new ubuntu user. I have sound card ES 1978 Maestero 2E in my computer. When i play the movie I can easily hear the sound but after few minutes I can't hear anything. Then I go to settings and ...
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Ubuntu Studio 14.04 - USB Soundcard

I am a new Ubuntu Studio 14.04 user and would like to have a compatible USB sound card. I've seen Focusrite 2i2 compatibility but does anyone have experience about Focusrite Scarlet Solo, which is a ...
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No sound (no sound card detected)

I'm installing an old laptop for a mentally challenged person who only uses it to listen to music and surf online. A Packard Bell easynote S5. I've installed Lubuntu 13.10 and everything works ...
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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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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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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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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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xps 15 9950 ubuntu 14.04 no audio input

I am running 14.04 on an XPS 15 9950 (late 2015). The audio card is an HDA Intel PCH, the cpu is the Intel Skylake. My problem is that no audio input device is detected. running alsamixer and ...
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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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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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Sound not working Ubuntu 15.10

I can't get the computer to play sound. Using headphones I can hear some sound and the test in sound setting works but I hear a lot of white noise. I am running Ubuntu 15.10 I have tried: to ...
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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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How can I record the sound I hear from my soundcard's “Line In”?

I am running Ubuntu 14.04 and I have a SoundBlaster Audigy 2 soundcard. When I plug a 3.5mm into the "Line In" on the soundcard, I can hear the sound coming out of my computer speakers. However, the ...
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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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How to get to a perfect jackd configuration that works trouble-free and out of the box?

While working on a PPA to provide binaries for Sonic Pi, the users of the PPA binaries keep stumbling over jackd. How to make things easier for them? Sonic Pi is an educational music tool that ...
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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=...
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I can hear sound only through headphones [closed]

I have installed Photoshop and Kodi on a fresh Ubuntu installation on my HP laptop today. Everything worked fine before installing Kodi. Then I realized that I coudn't hear anything. I checked for ...
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Headphone on Ubuntu 15.10 stopped working

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad w541, and a fresh install of Ubuntu 15.10. At the beginning the headphone was working ok, but after a couple of restarting it stopped working out of a sudden, although the ...
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no sound after upgrade to 15.04

hello I tried the alsamixer in the terminal and the GUI both have volume all the way up and was unmuted and I had sound before but I had to upgrade case something happened and every one said an ...
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In Ubuunt 14.04 sound problem

I bought new laptop a dell and came pre-install with Ubuntu 14.04. Normally I use OpenSuse. I have problem with sound It is start pops after boot and it stars crackling play Ubuntu welcome sound, ...