Questions tagged [alsa]

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

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No guitar output in headphones

I'm trying out Ubuntu Studio 20.04 (from a USB drive). Headphones are plugged in and working - tested with VLC playing a music file. Guitar is plugged into an Mbox2 Mini USB audio input. The Mbox ...
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No sound card available on audio mixer but detected

After trying many things from different forums/help to get sound on my Dell Inspiron 6400 with Xubuntu 20.04, I still have sound issue: In audio mixer is available only "output S/PDIF" but when on '...
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Muted sound on left channel via toslink Ubuntu 19.10

This is a issue that has been irritating me for a few months now. I, a Linux-newbie, installed Ubuntu on my htpc early this year. It runs Ubuntu, no Windows. My active wireless speakers (Devialet ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 fresh installation Microphone not working

I just installed Ubuntu 20.04 and the microphone is not working. It is recording only static noise.
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how to change left and right volume levels using pactl

The output of anything I record from my system sound using portaudio or parec is very low in volume. With a maximum volume as -49dB when seen using ffmpeg -i video.avi -af "volumedetect" -vn -sn -dn -...
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Double speed playback in all music player apps on Acer Aspire One ZA3 running Ubuntu 16.04

Whatever music player that I install plays music as if it were in x2 playback mode. I have reinstalled and updated Alsa and PulseAudio and everything remains the same. I am using Ubuntu 16.04 LTS ...
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Xubuntu 20.04 no sound

After a recent update the sound plays for a second or two then degrades and dies, or doesn't play at all. Plugging in headphones just gives pulsing static. I had set up dual boot and the sound works ...
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Why does my audio latency go high when I close pavucontrol?

I am using a ThinkPad thunderbolt 3 dock gen 2. The output on it works fine, but only when I have pavucontrol open. When I don't have it open, my headset connected to the dock kind of just crackles ...
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Audio fine through HDMI but not out of latop speakers or head phones

I did pose a similar question but it may have been off the mark and misleading. I am new to Ubuntu (and have recently installed 20.04 on an Thinkpad 11e chromebook. My problem is that I get no audio ...
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disable mic with alsa mixer

previously alsamixer used to display volume bars in the terminal which I could navigate using my -> and <- keys, but after I've installed the ubuntu 20.04, it displays something like this: I ...
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Ubuntu 20 plays bongo sound in headset at login then no sound on system once logged in

I am having no luck in getting sound once I'm logged into a session on my Ubuntu machine. I have tried the suggestions within the post below: No sound - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS I have also tried all the ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Microphone not working

Internal Microphone is only recording static noise on Lenovo Ideapad and Ubuntu 20.04. I've tried deleting PulseAudio config, restarting PulseAudio, and reinstalling Alsa. sudo pavucontrol was no help ...
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Sound card not detected - Ubuntu 20.04 - sof-audio-pci

After installing Ubuntu 20.04, I noticed that sound is not working on my system. aplay -l was giving me Sound card not detected error. Running inxi -A | grep driver gave me ... driver: sof-audio-pci ...
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(yet another) No sound in Ubuntu 18.04

Yesterday's behavior: Sound works fine from built-in speakers and from headphones. At one point, I launch a Windows VM and a screensharing Zoom call at the same time; it is too much for my laptop and ...
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Where can I find gnome-alsamixer on ubuntu 20.04?

I'm preparing new setup for my work with ASUS PRIME H310M-F R2.0 Mainboard. The problem is front audio panel is not working. And I googled people telling try with gnome-alsamixer. But I can't find it ...
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Sound problems after installing ubuntu 20.04 from scratch (no input and no output devices)

I've installed ubuntu on my new Dell G3 and I can't make sound work. Usually after installation/update I tackle these things but this time I'm kinda stuck. Initially after installation I saw only "...
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No sound playing after update from 16.04 to 18.04 on pinebook (ubuntu-MATE)

Last week I upgraded from Ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04 on a pinebook with MATE desktop environment. All works fine except one major problem and a few minor (?) issues which may or may not be related to the ...
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Integrated sound card not working Ubuntu 20.04

After updating from 18.04 to 20.04 the integrated sound card is not working anymore. The only recognized audio devices are the GPU and a pair of headsets with integrated audio on USB. All the jack 3....
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Astro A20 wireless 5ghz headphones on Linux no audio, but after applying audio fix no microphone

New to the forums, I've been having problems getting my wireless headphones (Astro A20, Xbox edition) to be fully functional on Linux (Any distribution, but I am currently on Kubuntu 20.04). I have ...
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Why does aplay/play reboots my audio interface? Scarlett 2i2

I do following: aplay 1.wav aplay 2.wav play 1.wav play 2.wav and everytime my sound interface reboots before playing next audio file. If I do: play 1.wav play 1.wav play 1.wav Then the ...
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Imac 2017 UBUNTU 20.04 no sound from internal speakers

I have been a Mac user for many years and am recently getting interested in Linux I have been able to install Ubuntu on an old MacBook and it works fine I have installed Ubuntu 20.04 on an external ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 sound problem on system start

I read lots of articles about ubuntu sound problems . I also checked this https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshootingGuide . My problem is when i turn on the system sound is disabled . ...
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Sound is not working on dual boot MaBook Pro and Ubuntu

I have recently installed Ubuntu 20.04 in my MacBook Pro. It's a dual boot. At first the trackpad/mouse didn't work, but that's fixed now. Now Ubuntu is totally silent; no sound is coming out. I ...
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No sound on imac 27 2017

I am a noob in linux but am starting to understand a little bit after all the times I have tried. I have an old MacBook where I have totally installed Kubuntu and all is working fine and I really ...
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Dell G3 Dummy Output and Unplugged

So, I've just installed Ubuntu 18.04 in a Dell G3 15 3590 (dual boot with win10) and I'm not being able to enable my sound. The only output shown is Dummy Output and in pavucontrol the profile ...
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No sound after suspend only on new kernels

Simple, no sound after suspension. Pavucontrol show that everything is exactly the same, so do the logs. This bug only occurs on kernel version 5.2 or above. On the side note, HDMI audio doesn't work ...
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Ubuntu 20.04 Audio Static/crackle with CPU load

I have steam installed on my new Ubuntu 20.04 OS using steamplay with proton 5.0-7. it was running fine before but now anytime i hover my mouse around icons on steam or try to run cpu heavy games like ...
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Frequent audio issues on ASUS X555LF (Dummy output, missing mic, etc)

Throughout multiple Ubuntu versions for the time I had this laptop I had audio issues. Everything works on a fresh install, so last time after fiddling with all kinds of alsa/pulse related things and ...
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ALSA library pops error when trying to record audio through python 3.6.5

I started using Ubuntu two days ago in order to dockerize my application. The application works without any issues on Windows 10. My ubuntu version is 20.04. On running my application when the record ...
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Yet another “Sound not working after upgrade to 20.04”

After upgrading from Ubuntu 18.04 to 20.04, the sound no longer works. I have already deleted /.config/pulse, rebooted, and a dozen other things, some from this forum. The screenshots below show the ...
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Can Ubuntu Studio Controls run alsa_out statement on jack server start?

I'm using Ubuntu Studio 20.04 Essentially I am trying to create a jack output to HDMI. While the HDMI device shows under 'Extra Devices' in Ubuntu Studio Controls, it does not appear in Carla when ...
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No sound from internal speakers but headphones work

I installed ubuntu in my hp envy(Y013cl) laptop.Everything works fine but no sound coming from my laptop's internal speaker but working from headphones. These are my laptops sound configuration....
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Ubuntu no sound + no bluetooth pairing (two seperate issues, may be related)

About two weeks ago my sound suddenly stopped working. I have already tried half of the first page of Google "ubuntu no sound" results and I still can't fix it. I tried using my cellphone as an audio ...
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Output volume locked with clients - PulseAudio

When I change the volume inside a pulse-audio client like VLC , the output volume in the pavucontrol->Output Device->Built-in Audio analog Stereo gets adjusted accordingly.So when I increase the ...
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Subwoofer muted on settings

I have upgraded recently to 20.04 and I have some problems with sound. In alsamixer everything is OK, also if i use speaker-test -Dplug:surround51 -c6 -l1 -twav If i test sound from settings all is OK,...
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Sound not comes though it shows output device connected Ubuntu 18.04

Sound was not audible and first it was showing dummy output in sound settings, then I search the web and it says to modify /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file and when I updated it and restart the ...
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Sounds issues for every update in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Every update that I run through the "Software Updater" in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS messes up with my sound. In order to fix it I need to run sudo alsa force-reload right after every update. Why is this ...
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Unable to contribute information [migrated]

I saw a question I'd like to answer, and contribute information to in order to help people who might also be looking for the same thing. Problem is, it says I have to have reputation. I just want to ...
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Sound freezes when I plugin headphones. It will just work when I open pavucontol ->configuration-> off and then back to analog duplex

Sound in Ubuntu 18.04 freezes when I plugin headphones. It will just work when I open pavucontol ->configuration-> off and then back to analog duplex.It is the same other way round. As soon as the ...
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After upgrade to 20.04, no sound from Firefox

I am getting sound from other applications I've tried (Chromium, VLC, Videos), but nothing from Firefox. Everything looks like it should be working. In sound settings, Firefox is turned up to 100% ...
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alsaequal: use command line to adjust sound

I was looking into rotary encoders for adjusting the volume on my raspi. That part was quite easy. Now I am wondering, if it is possible to use the command line (and finally a rotary encoder) to ...
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no sound internal speakers but ok on headphone

I installed LUBUNTU20.04 on my Lenovo3000 Y410 laptop. I installed all required drivers, now everything is working fine but no sound from internal speakers. Headphone is working fine. I check ...
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Kill power to speakers completely

Issue: Occasionally the two front speakers will begin to buzz in an infuriating fashion and nothing I do seems to get them to stop. They will however, stop on their own after minutes, hours or days. ...
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Using internal speaker while headphone is plugged

Is there a way to use laptop's internal speaker (temporarily) without unplugging the headphone ? When I plug the headphone (to be precise , earphone) , the option Speakers gets unavailable from the ...
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Missing audio output device after wake from suspend

I have two monitors connected to my laptop, one via DisplayPort and one via HDMI. My speakers are connected to my DisplayPort monitor and normally all works fine with audio output device set to "HDMI/...
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Front and back audio jack of B450M DS3H-CF not detected -> no sound

I just did a fresh install of Ubuntu 20.04 on a system with a Gigabyte B450M DS3H-CF and AMD Ryzen 5 and the front and back audio microjack aren't working. They are not detected in the sound settings, ...
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My audio with earbuds connected keeps maxing out or going mute

Almost every time I try to decrease my computer's volume with the earbuds connected, it mutes the audio. Then when I try increasing the volume with the earbuds connected, it maxes out the volume and ...
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Pulseaudio/ALSA/Kodi audio passthrough on 20.04

I am using an Intel NUC linked to a Marantz audio-video-receiver via HDMI, which is then linked to my TV via HDMI also. I am running Kodi in order to use this setup as a media player. On Ubuntu 16.04 ...
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Please Help With Old OSS Sound Application

I'm having super hard time trying to make an ancient programm (TeamSpeak2) to work under ubuntu 20.04 (tried with several versions of ubuntu same result). After weeks of googleing, I maybe found the ...
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Headset Configuration Automatically Changes From High Fidelity Playback (A2DP Sink) to Headset Head Unit(HSP/HFB)

I just installed ubuntu 20.04 and was using Bluetooth headset with it. The sound at first was all right but whenever I change the microphone (input) device to headset the output configuration changes ...

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