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Questions tagged [alsa]

The Advanced Linux Sound Architecture (ALSA) provides audio and MIDI functionality to the Linux operating system.

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Stop master volume from setting all other active channels’ volume to 100

Run alsamixer Change volume levels for a channel that is not Master (PCM or Front for example) Change system volume (via GUI for example) Now, the master volume will change, but the volume of all ...
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No sound after installing Linux Mint 19 on a Lenovo Ideapad 100s 11IBY [on hold]

I succesfully managed to install Linux Mint 19 Cinnamon (64) on a Lenovo Ideapad 100s 11IBY These are my system specs: System: Host: mh Kernel: 4.15.0-20-generic x86_64 bits: 64 gcc: 7.3.0 ...
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Laptop speaker is not in options > sound. Headphones work without problems

after I've reinstalled Ubuntu, I've been unable to play sound from my (internal) speakers since. There are only headphones available, even when there are no headphones plugged in. In Settings > Sound ...
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Alsa or PulseAudio problem

After trying to install an equalizer in Ubuntu 18.04 I have been without audio. The audio only starts when I run the pulseaudio command from the terminal. When I close the terminal, I have no audio ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Usb audio device suspended

I'm getting some weird problems with my usb soundcard. It is a fiio e10k that works but if i stop playing audio for more that 3 secs, pactl shows the device as suspended gerardo@gerardo-K53SD:~$ ...
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ASUS Essence STX II doesn't work on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I've just installed the ASUS Essence STX II sound card on my Ubuntu Studio system (Ubuntu 18.04 LTS). It's detected in the audio mixer and the volume control and in /proc/asound/cards: 0 [II ...
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LSPCI finds my sound card but alsa and pacmd don't

Title pretty much says it all. lspci -v finds a sound card, but neither aplay -l not pacmd list-cards don't. Problem first surfaced when updating ubuntu to 18.04, which was a hail-mary attempt to fix ...
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front panel`s audio not working in Ubuntu 18.04.01 LTS

I'm using the standard version in live-cd mode, but in ubuntu 16.04 worked perfectly. What I tried : disable auto-mute in alsamixer set all outputs to 100% in alsamixer install pavucontrol ...
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Microphone not working on Ubunut 18.04 LTS for any conference app web nor desktop No one can hear me

Hi I already tried most of the troubleshooting posts for making sure the microphone is not muted on alsamixer and for making sure the built-in microphone is selected under chrome settings but when I ...
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Need to repeat pairing to connect bluetooth headphones on Ubuntu 18.04

Question/Problem: I am trying to figure out how I can easily and automatically connect my headphones without always having to activate pairing mode. Base setup: Ubuntu 18.04 with following two lines ...
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Couldn't connect MIDI controller on Ardour (Ubuntu 18.04 Ardour5)

I was followin the instrucions to setup Cadence (http://bcacciaaudio.com/2018/01/30/audio-music-production-in-linux-part-1-setting-up-jack-audio/) from this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
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No Sound on 2016 IMac

I just installed Ubuntu for the first time on my mac, and there's no sound. I have done everything listed on this page: https://www.maketecheasier.com/fix-no-sound-issue-ubuntu/ and it still doesn't ...
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Playing sound on Ubuntu server without a physical sound card

I have a server with Ubuntu server 16.04 installed, which doesn't have a physical sound card. Is it possible to play sound (over VGA, HDMI,...) without the sound card? Do I have to install a virtual ...
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How can I enable my laptop's built-in mic while headphones are plugged in?

My headset's microphone broke. So, on Windows 10 I used the Bang & Olufsen drivers for my Omen HP 15-ax033dx laptop to enable "multistreaming" which enables the ability to use both the internal ...
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Notification sounds crackle and pop while playing audio 18.04

I've had quite some issues with the sounds after upgrading from 16.04, but I got all to work properly with PulseEffects. The only downside is that now whenever I play any audio (be it mp3, youtube, ...
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Playing both to headphones and front

It is a simple question but what I found on Internet does not work. I have Ubuntu 18.04 and want to play audio simultaneously to front on the laptop(asus zenbook) and to headphones. Pulseaudio doesnt ...
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Headphone sound level on speakers, extremly quiet

I dual-boot Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. The sound on Windows works perfectly. On Ubuntu I thought i had no sound, but after turning everything up, I am able to hear some sound when i put my head ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Programs disappearing or breaking after reboot

I installed Jack audio server in my last session on Ubuntu 18.04 using the normal procedure by sudo apt install jackd qjackctl and had a very painful work configuring everything to get it working with ...
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18.04 Sound Card shown as Dummy Output

Dummy Output I tried: sudo alsa force-reload Does nothing. I am not sure what else to try. lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18.04 LTS ...
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All sound devices disappeared

I recently ran a routine apt-get package upgrade on my Ubuntu 16.04 install on a Dell Precision 5520 laptop, and I found that all my sound output and input stopped working. I tried rebooting, but that ...
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Ubuntu audio recording seems to pickup playback via another application

New to audio recording on Linux, and I have 2 audio interfaces on my PC. An onboard intel HDA (Realtek ALC887 codec) interface, to which a relatively inexpensive (but still surprisingly decent for ...
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Lenovo B50-80 No sound at all

I installed Ubuntu and sound not working. I already tried every question on stack exchange and all over internet. I'm using Lenovo B50-80 with intel corporation broadwell-u audio controller. I can't ...
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Consistent Sound Issues in Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I'm a new user of Ubuntu, and a relatively new user of Linux in general. I recently switched from Ubuntu MATE to the latest version of Ubuntu released on Ubuntu's official page, due to less support ...
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No Sound with Audigy, but it shows sound in pavucontrol

Folks, I am getting crazy. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 fresh on my machine. Now, sound does not work. I have a Soundblaster RX, which ran perfectly on my former Arch setup. Now it doesn't. I checked ...
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Audio continues playing after switching users

I am currently using Ubuntu 18.04, but had same problem with 16.04. Current situation: If a program is running in the background by another user and it makes a sound, the sound is played regardless ...
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No app sound in 18.04 , system sound OK, speaker test OK. Firefox NOK, VLC NOK

screenshot of my alsamixer I had some updates yesterday and since, no app sound on my 18.04. Speaker test works, i her the "left, right" when i change the volume, i can hear the little sound to show ...
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Dell Latitude E7389 Headphones not working

When I plug in my headphones, the sound doesn't come out from them. They aren't detected in alsamixer. sudo lspci -v | grep -A7 -i "audio" 00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Sunrise Point-LP HD ...
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How to choose audio sound card interactively after purging pulse-audio in 16.04

I use Ubuntu 16.04 and I program some audio processing applications using JUCE, in C++ using Code::Blocks. I have been fighting lately with some audio issues, since my programs were working fine in ...
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USB sound card Stereo output missing in ALSA config

I have a USB class compliant card with multiple STEREO outputs (for sound recording), but my ALSA driver recognizes it as a 5.1 surround card. So when I playback something from a web-browser or a ...
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computer won't boot with usb DAC plugged in after upgrade to 18.04

I have a usb DAC (schiit modi 2, if it's relevant). Everything was working great until I updated to 18.04 through do-release-upgrade (not sure what I was on before, probably 17.whatever). Now, my ...
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no sound problem and late response on launching ubuntu 16.04

I'm a Linux user for 6 months and this problem happened twice with me,the problem is there's no output sound at all within either the speaker or using the headphone and that happened twice and it's ...
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sound - Sound coming from rear and front jacks simultaneously

I'm using ubuntu with KDE. In KDE I have the option to change the port I want to play in. When I select the 'Line Out' option the rear jack works but the front one doesn't, thats great. The problem ...
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Noisy laptop speakers when external soundcard in use (18.04)

When I use my external soundcard (Presonus AudioBox USB), my laptop speakers makes a high-pitched, electronic activity noise. It sounds very much like a grounding issue. The noise is to be heard only ...
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Front Panel Audio Not Working

My rear audio ports work fine, but my front panel audio jacks are acting up. At first, neither functioned at all, but I was able to achieve some limited results in alsamixer. When I unmuted my front ...
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How to properly install alsa sound driver

I downloaded realek sound driver from http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downloadsview.aspx to compile and install. When I did make the compile failed with make[1]: Entering directory '/usr/src/...
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Bang & Olufsen audio issue on HP laptops

First of all I'd like to start off with the basic information regarding audio for HP laptops which previously shipped with Beats Audio and now with Bang & Olufsen. There is sound crackling in ...
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Lenovo IdeaPad 100s 11ibr

I've tried several times to get this to work but i failed and temporarily i'm reverting back to windows.This laptop supports 32bit EFI so first thing first , ive disabled secure boot , set my bios to ...
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Adding a profile to PulseAudio

I'm attempting to configure/force a USB audio device (Roland TD-25 Drum machine) in Ubuntu Studio 16.04 in to output to 7.1 surround but I don't quite understand how PulseAudio assigns it's profiles ...
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No sound from build-in soundcard after upgrading to ubuntu 16.04

So I looked at several solutions to the problem, however, without any luck. First, it must be a software problem (potentially with the kernel). Since I have tried to run a live USB OS on the same ...
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No sound is coming in Ubuntu 16.04.

I have been facing this problem for a few days now. At first, my earphones stopped getting recognised by Ubuntu and sound came only from the speakers. I have googling about the problem and trying ...
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No Sound on HDMI output on Acer Helios 300

I have only Sound on the Internel Speakers and on the Phone Jack but not on the TV I attached to the HDMI Port since it has a Intel HD and an NVIDIA Card in this Laptop it's a bit complicated, i ...
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Sound crackles in one speaker same way quality worsens with volume, but not with front headphones output

I have a new PC with ASUS ROG STRIX X299-E GAMING motherboard and I've installed latest ubuntu on it $ lsb_release -a No LSB modules are available. Distributor ID: Ubuntu Description: Ubuntu 18....
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No Sound on Ubuntu 16.04 (Dummy Output)

I have just got this computer and on the second day, i plugged my headphones and went to YouTube to watch some tutorials (Linux is so hard x.x). After a few vids, the sound simply stopped working. So ...
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Sound not working on ubuntu 18.04 after some mess-up by me

I am new to ubuntu. I wanted to run some signal processing programs, so I installed jack. But it wasnt working. I messed something up while figuring things out. Now the audio doesnt work. I carried ...
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No Sound on speakers or headphones. “Dummy Sound Output” Issue. It was working fine when I fresh installed. Then stopped working.

I am Using 18.04 Bionic Beaver LTS. Lenovo Ideapad Laptop. Dual booting Win 10 & Ubuntu. Sound was working fine. I tried to better it by installing "Realtek Sound Drivers". Some errors came. I am ...
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simultanous sound output to hdmi and spdif

I'm using ubuntu on an Intel NUC and a monitor for watching TV, and a dolby 5.1 receiver for the sound, connected via spdif. Pulseaudio runs with module a52 in dolby 5.1 mode (so the receiver is ...
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Audio pops: Disable power save for snd_usb_audio?

TL;DR: How do I disable power save features for snd_usb_audio alsa-driver? I have a Focusrite Scarlett 18i20 external soundcard. During boot as well as whenever no sounds have been played for a short ...
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Cannot unmute (front) headphones

I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.4 LTS on an Acer Aspire with Ubuntu Studio installed and a Alesis I/O2 sound card - Ardour is configures to use Jack. The sound icon on the tool bar is faded, and the sound ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Sound through USB 3.0 only on left side

I have bought new Speakers (Logitech Z337) which using Ubuntu 16.04 only work on the left side. I could confirm that the right speaker is working by switching the cable and both work. In the sound ...
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Howto configure Realtek ALC1150 ? Issue: line out gives mono sound only

I have followed multiple posts here as well as https://help.ubuntu.com/community/HdaIntelSoundHowto, but it seems issues with audio chipsets are often quite particular. My system has an ASUS P10S-WS ...