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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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Sound card stopped being detected

I did not have any problems with sound for a long while with my Ubuntu 18.04 LTS installation on Dell Precision 5520. However, recently the sound began disappearing with only the dummy output being ...
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No Sound in Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS

My laptop has sound problem since I installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, and if I check my sound settings, there is no device for sound output to choose. Here is a link to the full ALSA INFORMATION SCRIPT, ...
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ASUS ROG G751JY headphones/external speakears are not recognized (JACK PORT ISSUE)

As a title says, I'm struggling with headphones, external speakers jack port. For some reason, whatever I plugin via jack port, it is not recognized. So far I was doing my best to fix this issue. I ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Built in Audio no longer working

I tried using hooking my laptop up to an external display through HDMI and now the built in audio does not work. I can still get audio through the audio jack. pavucontrol shows that audio should be ...
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Not able to record audio on Ubuntu

I am not able record to any audio input neither from the inbuilt mic nor an external earphone on my Ubuntu running on Virtual Box. I have tried: Ensuring earphone and inbuilt work properly on other ...
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Synchronize bluetooth (or WiFi?) music across devices

Bluetooth has a certain latency when playing music. Typically it is one-way from computer or phone to bluetooth satellite speaker box or headphones. I have two laptops and one phone with bluetooth. ...
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Default application for microphone

I'm struggling already for several days with microphone input on linux. I developed a web application running on chrome browser, which uses microphone input (from webcam). On MAC or Windows it works ...
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bluez, pulseaudio, and ofono crashes and problems in iMX8 - Wayland

I have been trying to develop an application that has media playback, media control, and telephony with i.MX8 QuadMax MEK board. I use Yocto fsl-imx-wayland distro, which uses Wayland desktop with ...
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Dell Soundbar scratchy sound after some time on Ubuntu 18.04

I've installed Ubuntu 18.04 Sound presents. Still on my Dell AC511 USB Soundbar is scratchy from time to time. How to reproduce: make active Dell AC511 (Digital or Analog doesn't matter) active ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 no sound on imac mid-2017 21,5"

A fresh installed Ubuntu 18.04 provides no sound out-of-the-box on an iMac mid-2017 with 21,5 inch 4K Retina display. Specs of the iMac: Intel core i5-7500 8GB RAM Radeon Pro 560 1TB Fusion drive ...
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How to get sound card back after fixing mute below threshold issue?

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. I was having USB audio mutes below 35 % issue. So I followed the instructions at over here to fix it. And it worked. But now internal speakers don't work anymore. user@...
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The soundcards settings phonon failure

Using 18.04 I tried to change settings in phonon. Before everything was ok, but for a week now it falls back into settings that I don't want. so when I set back to the USB soundcard and everything ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: Volume increases too quickly with audiojack headphones

I have a set of ATH-M50 headphones. When I plug it into Ubuntu to use it, I have to keep the volume at 1% for the sound to not rupture my eardrums. I would like to stretch out the volume increment so ...
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18.04: After troubleshooting sound issue, no sound at all

I installed Ubuntu 18.04 on my laptop (ASUS Zenbook Pro UX550VE). At first I had sound working but the sound would stop working at seemingly random times. It also stopped working everytime I plugged ...
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18.04 Audio Disabled

In common with a number of people, I'm having issues with my laptop audio under 18.04. When I am at the login screen I can see my audio device (internal speakers) but once I log in, there is no ...
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Smartphone headset microphone not working, only internal does

I have ASUS X555SJ laptop, heaphones of smartphone, and combo port for both mic and headphones, but my PC keeps using internal mic and I am unable to change that. I have nothing in my System Settings, ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Pulseaudio, split front panel jack into seperate sink from back panel front jack

My setup is that I have a pair of speakers running of the front panel headphone jack and my 5.1 headphones are plugged into the back panel jacks (front, rear, sub & center) and the motherboard has ...
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Audio not working (after upgrading from Ubuntu 14.04 LTS to 16.04 LTS)

After upgrading it, dummy output is been shown in my sound settings. Also, no Alsa mixer is there in terminal. Though, I've different soundcards and all other stuff... But still not working, I've ...
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No sound after logging in

I'm using an Asus Transformer Book TH101. While I'm on the login screen, I'm able to adjust the volume properly and can even hear the corresponding beeps. But after I login I'm no longer able to ...
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How do I get screen video capture to record sound?

I have tried 5 different video screen recording application, and I have the same issue with all of them. When I play back the recorded video there is either no sound or an error message that the ...
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No Sound - sound cards are not visible on Ubuntu 18.04

I am having this problem since last 10 days, first it was showing dummy output, I tried all the possible solutions suggested online but nothing worked. I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 yesterday with the ...
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No sound in Ubuntu 16.04LTS, Dell XPS 15

I had some trouble with my Dell XPS15 9560. I have no sound at all. Tried to solve this with alsamixer, it doesn't work. Sometimes my alsamixer won't launch as well. My sound settings do look like ...
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How to check if sound is coming out of audio device?

I'm trying to check if any sound is coming out of my audio device from cli particularly. I've tried cat /proc/asound/card*/pcm*/sub0/status to get the status of the audio but however even when ...
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Alsamixer S/PDIF Volume [00]

I am trying to get my digital output to work. In alsamixer my S/PDIF is on but no frame around and I can't regulate the volume. Is it maby not activated or is my digital input on and output of? Specs:...
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I accidentally removed alsa-utils

accidentally I removed alsa-utils. After that i reinstalled it but I have a feeling that something is missing. For sure Ubuntu Software Center was removed and right now i can't install it. I ...
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FFMpeg Alsa: Understanding hw:#,#,#

I have seen somewhere when we need to capture audio from Alsa in FFMPEG screen capture, we specify the hardware hw:, for eg, hw:0,1,0. From the official doc, I understand hw:X,Y see here Can someone ...
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iMac Retina digital sound not working nor switching to analogue

I have a iMac 27" Retina (late 2015) on which I'm running Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS. I thought perhaps the internal speakers were not connected at all to the system, however, by using the speaker test in ...
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Filter high-pitched sound on live audio

I am running Ubuntu 18.04 Sometimes, I'll play a media file and it would have been encoded badly and there will be a very high-pitched whine in the background. Is it possible to block sound from ...
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Lag in bluethooth sound

I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. I am using a Bluetooth headphone. We have a two mode here: High Fidelity Playback Headset Head Unit When I select Headset Head Unit mode, it works fine and I never ...
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Getting an old Windows music app to play

I have an old free windows app called Quartz Audio Master, I absolutely loved it, had many features of expensive music programs, made the keyboard into a piano and allowed creation and conversion of ...
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HDAJackRetask gives new audio settings in alsamixer, but they don't work

Problem(s): The subwoofer does not work on Lenovo Y720 on Ubuntu 18.04, so I have changed some pins in HDAJackRetask. I tried over 30 combinations, most of them gave me the same output, so here is ...
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How can sound work when pulseaudio is not running?

I'm having a little trouble with sound on my Ubuntu 18.04 system. For setup, first, I've installed default Ubuntu, then xfce-desktop, then kde-desktop. Now, since I'm doing development, I normally ...
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Real Time Audio Spectrum Analyser for Ubuntu

I know "Sonic Visualiser", from the Ubuntu Software Center, and it is a very good tool! But... It works with pre-recorded audio files only. Is there something like that but to work with real time ...
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Sound card is suddenly not being recognised

Just an hour ago sound was working fine, I suspended my laptop and since I have come back to it I no longer have sound and my sound card is not being detected. Ubuntu 18.04, Thinkpad E570. I have ...
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No sound on NUC with Ubuntu 18.04

I have a small problem with sound on my Intell NUC. I had had this problem also in Ubuntu 16.04, but I had solved it very simple - just had added to: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf this line: snd-...
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audio not playing from apps (Ubuntu 18.04)

For some reason, the audio from apps is not playing on my device. sudo aplay -l gives me **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** Home directory not accessible: Permission denied card 0: HDMI [...
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ubuntu installation audio crackling hissing, related to mouse, keyboard and GUI

I have an audio issue after newly installing Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic. I've plugged my audio into my hifi through the line-out on the back of the machine and there is a random but continual hissing, ...
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Is there an audio mixer able to map any audio source to any output in the system?

The problem: I have always struggled in mixing live audio on Ubuntu, I have tried Jack and played with configurations, but I cannot achieve the "per app" modularity that I need. I am wondering if ...
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AMD Ryzen 7 1700X CPU on AX370-Gaming K7 Gigabyte Motherboard Audio Issue

Headphone audio port won't play any audio. The rear audio port is fine. To manually fix this problem, save the script below into a file called audio.sh and run the script as "sh audio.sh b|f" where b ...
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Audio card not recognised

I realize this is a pretty common question but I did not find a solution for my problem on the other posts. Just recently the audio on my pc, a Dell Precision Tower 3620 running Ubuntu 16.04, has ...
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The Sound Card is Working, but not with MIDI

I bought a sound card recently. I can get sound of the computer, except when I plug in the MIDI connection. My goal is to connect with Zynaddsubfx. Here are some screenshots of my settings on Qjackctl....
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Ubuntu XPS 13 audio drivers: no sound nor card seen

There are many similar questions to this but none of their resolutions have solved my issue. Im running 18.04.1 LTS on my dell xps 8365. 4.15.0-32-generic #35-Ubuntu SMP Fri Aug 10 17:58:07 UTC 2018 ...
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No sound in ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I am using Ubuntu 18.04 . My sound ouput shows two output one is the Multichannel Output and other is analog output but still there is no sound. Updated : I try pacmd and the output say : after ...
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No sound from speakers on Ubuntu 18.04

I just installed Ubuntu 18.04. (In dual boot) The speakers are recognized in settings: it says "speakers - built-in audio" under Settings-Sound. However, they do not work. Headphones do work for ...
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What Do All of the Input and Output Audio Devices Mean?

I'm running Audacity on Xubuntu and notice a lot of options for my playback and recording devices. This is surprising, given that I'm coming from Windows where there are only a couple of options (one ...
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PulseAudio/ALSA issue in 'PCSX2', error reads: ALSA lib pcm.c:8306:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred

I've been trying to get PCSX2 to work (PS2 emulator) and when I load an ISO it crashes giving out the error in the title. This is the same issue as described in the following links, well at least the ...
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Combo headphone/microphone splitter does not work on Ubuntu 18.04, individually plugging in headphone or microphone does

So I can plug either my external lavalier microphone or my headphones directly into my Lenovo T450s laptop's single 3.5mm jack, and they both work using the Built-in Audio = Stereo Analog Duplex ...
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Static noise when playing sound

From time to time I get a lot of static noise when playing sound. It stops when no sound is played (e.g. when music playback is stopped). Seems to be independent from output device (same symptons ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 Absolutely no sound

There is no sound at all, for anything. When I go into settings and into sound, there are no options for output or input and I can't adjust the sound level. I have switched from Windows 10, the ...
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Jack headset: headphones recognised and working, headset microphone not listed

I'm using ubuntu 18.04 When I plug my jack headset (with built in microphone) it only recognizes my headphones, it keeps using the built in microphone for the computer. The jack plug is dual and ...