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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audio output problems

I am using Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. after the boot the audio from speakers is not coming as output.but it indicates the speakers is in full volume. it makes the sound as output soon after connecting the head ...
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Headphones dissapeared from sound settings

I am on ubuntu 14.04 and using Siberia Elite headphones with their soundcard connected via USB cable to my laptop. But when I plug in the headphones(they are fully functional), it does wont do any ...
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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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How to get Native instruments audio 6 to work in ubuntu 14.04

I have recently reinstalled Ubuntu 14.04 after some time of not using any Linux distro and I'm am having issues with the following sound card: Native Instruments Audio 6. I used to have it working ...
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Alsamixer and Kmix sources not consistent

I have an intel on board sound card and also nvidia graphics card. The problem is that in kmix settings I am not able to choose any other sound card but the HDMI controller. The sound works over HDMI ...
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How to disable internal sound card in Ubuntu?

I'm a first time Ubuntu user as of today. I've installed on an old laptop of mine, a Compal FL90. I forgot until this new install that the internal sound card is faulty and makes a nasty high-pitch ...
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USB Sound Card not detecting microphone

I don't know why my USB sound card won't work on my Ubuntu 14.04. I mean I can hear sound from my headset but my problem is the microphone. Whenever I tried to record my voice, there was nothing being ...
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problem installing alsa

I tried to install ALSA using the guidelines here Click [here](http://alsa.opensrc.org/Quick_Install"this text appears when you mouse over"). But i am having this error regarding kernel directory ...
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Ubuntu can play songs and sounds in 5.1 Surround? [on hold]

I want install Ubuntu because Windows 7 is slower than Ubuntu but I have an 5.1 Surround speakers and I wonder if Ubuntu supports 5.1 surround system. Thanks. PD: My 5.1 surround system is connected ...
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arecord works in shell run directly but not in cron

I have arecord command set up in a shell script file. Records the input perfectly when ran manually but when it runs scheduled via cron the output is silence. What is the first steps in ...
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Ubuntu 12.04 alsamixer not found

I have a Lenovo Y500 with Windows 8. I successfully got Ubuntu 12.04 installed alongside Windows 8 and the nvidia drivers just worked from the start. The sound wasn't working at all however, and ...
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Sound blaster fatal1ty Recon 3d professional

Sound Blaster recon 3d I installed ubuntu 14.04 on my computer and I'm totally new to ubuntu. I cannot get my sound card to work, it's a sound blaster recon3D. I read that this card now has support ...
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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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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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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?