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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How to play audio from different applications on different output devices?

How can I play music on my speakers while I use my headset for video chat applications like Skype? Shouldn't this be possible via this PulseAudio sound server that Ubuntu uses?
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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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What code is executed when headphones are disconnected?

I want to execute a script on headphones disconnect but I resent the idea of constant polling of the status when there is already some code executed when it's changed.
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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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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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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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SB X-Fi Surround 5.1 USB on Lubuntu

I'm having trouble after installing Lubuntu-desktop on top of a Ubuntu Server (64 bit). The problem is that I cannot get my X-Fi external USB soundcard to work without horrible hacks, and even then ...
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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 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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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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Noise problems when playing any sound (On laptops or when using any sound apps)

I have fresh installed Ubuntu 11.04 on my Lenovo SL500. My problem is I have constant noise on my headphone although all sound channels and microphone is muted from alsamixer. Any body have same ...
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Sound system is eating away the battery

In my laptop the sound code is running at 100% even when I am not playing anything. It is causing my palm rest to hit significantly. While I do not face the issue on windows machine where I am using ...
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How to completely shutdown Ati card [duplicate]

I would like to know how do i prevent my Ati card from turning on when i enter on ubuntu 11.10. My bios only lets-me shutdown intel hd card or leave the both on but i want to know if is possbible to ...
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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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Ubuntu sound volume is 40% lower than in Windows

I have 2x 2.1 speakers connected to the computer where I have Ubuntu 12.04 installed. On the software side I've set all the volume controls to 100% with the alsamixer program. The speakers have ...
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HP Envy 15 3040nr sound issues

I have successfully set up my Envy 15" for Ubuntu 12.04 except for the sound, anyone have any ideas about how to get it working? I had to blacklist snd-usb-audio to my alsa to stop pulseaudio from ...
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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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Disable sound output device in 12.04?

I need to be able to disable a sound device in 12.04. I was able to do this in 11.10 using the Sounds Setting app, and it worked like a charm. The new Sound Settings app doesn't seem to have the ...
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ALSA fails to recognize on-board audio card

In Mythbuntu 12.04.2, ALSA (1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1.1) fails to recognize the A88GMV on-board AMD 880 HD Audio (card). This system is fully updated. The system also contains a NVIDIA graphics card (...
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Is the Asus Xonar U3 supported?

I suppose the question applies to Linux in general but what have user's experiences been with Asus Xonar U3? Does it improve the sound quality of onboard or the generic drivers cripple it?
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How to install missing firmware for an Creative Labs Audigy2 soundcard?

I have an E-MU 1616m PCI Soundcard and recently made the switch from Windows to Ubuntu 11.04 (Natty). From a fresh install, everything works good except for a small error when I boot up that says it ...
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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 ...
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New rig z170, 15.04 - on board sound card not recognized

I bought a new rig which consists of an I5 skylake CPU, Asus Z170 mobo, and a radeon 390 GPU. Had some issues which by now are sorted, although I am left with the audio problem still, sound card is ...
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How to get Tascam US-122L sound card to work?

I've just started using Ubuntu 13.04, but I can't seem to get my sound card (Tascam US-122L) up and running. I'vce tried many tutorials, but none satisfying. Strangely, at some point, I got the ...
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Disable HDMI sound out, for decrease power consumption

I have Ubuntu 12.04 on my laptop I'm looking for a way to decrease power consumption. This is output of powertop command Power est. Usage Events/s Category Description 1.30 W ...
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Ubuntu 12.04, Can hear the sound but Sound option in settings shows no sound card

I have weired issue. I did a fresh installation of Ubuntu 12.04. Then I installed Nvidia drives for my graphics card. I executed the command "modprobe nvidia" after installing the Nvidia drivers and ...
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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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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 headphones....
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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. ...