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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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Ubuntu 18.04.1 LTS, Dummy output, no sound

I connected my PC to my TV via HDMI and had to set the default video and audio outputs to the TV, everything worked fine, but after I disconnected, the video playback speed was at 0.5x and the audio ...
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IEC958 (S/PDIF) not working

I can't get my IEC958 output working. The optical wire is physically connected to a powered 192KHz DAC via my sound card: ツ sudo lspci |grep -i audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 - Pulseaudio started & loaded twice - 2 PIDs accessing sound card - Need help to troubleshoot pls

I hope someone can help me troubleshoot why and from where Pulseaudio is started and loaded twice. This creates issues when plugging headphones and sometimes there are small pauses in sound. Here ...
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How to fix SteelSeries Arctis 5 Chat Mix Dial on Ubuntu 18.10?

I tried to install a package from this topic: Arctis 5 Headset, Two Audio Playback devices not visible But It does not work proper way in Pulse Audio it shows both but Chat Mix Dial does not do ...
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Audio Not Working on Ubuntu 16.04 (I have tried everything)

Just yesterday, everything was fine. Previously, only my input devices would not work. Now nothing works. I have checked Alsamixer. I have purged and reinstalled Pulseaudio. I have rebooted my ...
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18.04 Realtek ACL898 jack detection

I am trying to get my headphones working with Kubuntu 18.04 on my laptop with a Realtek ACL898. Hardware I have three 3.5 mm jacks on my laptop, Line Out, Mic, and Headphones, in that order. The ...
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NO sound from front headphone jack

I'm faced with the issue that Ubuntu 18 is somehow now recognizing the front headphone jack: I tried a workaround using alsamixer to unmute my front headphone jack and turning the volume to full but ...
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No sound with HDA Intel PCH - Ubuntu 18.04

I have recently dual booted my Samsung 300V5A - S0GIN laptop with ubuntu 18.04. I couldn't get audio over 3.5mm headphone jack. However, I have work USB headphones which works without a hitch. I ...
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PulseAudio Default Sink Settings with Sound Blaster Zx [18.04]

Each time I boot into Ubuntu 18.04, I get no sound from my speakers. I've set the correct device as the default sink in default.pa, but when I look at the Sound control panel, I find it's selected my ...
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Why does amixer no longer work after an apt-get upgrade?

I have: amixer set Master 1%+ bound to a key (and one for 1%- to turn it down) in XFCE. This has been working great. Then, after an apt-get upgrade, it stopped working. No reboot. I see now that ...
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USB Microphone over USB switch

I run an USB Microphone over a USB switch (together with Mouse and Keyboard) on multiple Computers. When i switch back from my other Computer, my Microphone is re-activated by Linux, but TeamSpeak ...
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Multiple Sound Device Ordering Not Always Working

I’m running Ubuntu Studio 18.04, PA with ALSA and trying to control the loading sequence of multiple devices. I've added to the end of my /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf the following: options ...
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pulseaudio not loading properly

My Ubuntu 18.04 PC has decided that pulseaudio is nothing good in the world, and therefore pulseaudio suddenly will stop seeing literally any audio devices-- quite literally, too, as aplay -l isn't ...
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ASUS Xonar AE Sound Card No Output

I have a custom-built PC that dual boots Linux/Ubuntu and Winblows 10. I purchased the ASUS Xonar AE sound card when I was only running Windows and everything worked as designed. Now that I'm ...
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No sound after upgrade to 16.04.05 LTS on Dell Latitude E7270

Sound was working great on 14, but after upgrade to 16, there is not sound. aplay seems to find the sound card: $ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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Laptop without audio, Ubuntu 18.04LTS

Today I opened my Lenovo Ideapad 310 and it was totally without audio. I tried to open the alsamixer but received this message can not open the mixer: File or Directory nonexistent. Entering the ...
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Strange Firefox audio issues on Kubuntu 18.04

One issue is for twitch.tv, on a certain person's stream. There is absolutely zero audio from their stream, even when I use the clip feature, view their past VODs (every single one), there is no audio ...
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Play to all soundcards, how to get them in sync?

I have 2 pair of speakers i want to use at the same time. I have 2 sound cards. and i am using 3,5mm jack on them both for simplicity. I have tried putting them all on the same card (one in stereo-out,...
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No sound on Ubuntu desktop 18.04

Recently I installed Ubuntu desktop 18.04.1 on my laptop along with Microsoft Windows 10. Everything works perfectly, until two or three times using Ubuntu, the sound completely goes away. Meaning ...
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Noise in headphones after sleep

Every time after sleep headphones start to make noise and I have to restart OS to fix it. What is the problem and How to fix it? Thanks. OS: Ubuntu 18.04.1
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USB-C headphones not working despite being listed as audio device

I have a laptop with a USB-C port to which I connected my USB-C earphones (earbuds from Google, not the Bluetooth ones). The device is correctly listed in the audio output channels, but selecting them ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 volume reset and detection of disabled onboard sound

Every odd reboot this volume slider in alsamixer gets reset to max: https://i.imgur.com/YGgk2LQ.png Which is the slider that controls the recording of my playing audio. In addition to that, I've ...
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Ubuntu 18.10 Headphones/Speakers “linked” (Speakers have no sound)

This is one of those "No Audio" problems i'm having with my old Toshiba NB500-108 netbook and it's essentially the problem described by the solution here, which means that if I unmute the "Headphones" ...
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Trying to send midi audio to Discord on Xubuntu

I have a casio keyboard which doubles as a midi controller, and I want its audio to go through a discord voice call. I don't have an audio-in jack, or else this would be trivial, so I'm going the usb ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 external audio sources not recognized

Nothing other than the built in speaker is displayed. I have tried pavucontrol, pulseaudio -k, updating nvidia drivers etc. Even when I pair my phone through bluetooth it displays in the input tab ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and 16.04 sound problem

I had initially dual booted Ubuntu 16.04 with kali linux.Then One day while watching a movie in ubuntu 16.4 the speakers went mute. However, when using kali linux speakers worked just fine. I searched ...
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Crackling sound and noise when using line in

I'm receiving sound using the motherboard's "line in" input and I get a lot of "static" and weird noises. The funny thing is that, when I try to record using arecord test so I can listen to the ...
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USB Audio interface not recognized by ALSA (Line 6 Pod Xt Live)

My Pod Xt live is not detected by alsa. I'm running Ubuntu-Mate 18.1 $ uname -rvi 4.18.0-10-generic #11-Ubuntu SMP Thu Oct 11 15:13:55 UTC 2018 x86_64 When pluged in, kernel recognice the ...
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No volume speakers

I have just installed Ubuntu 18.04.1 desktop. I'm having a strange problem with audio. From alsamixer i saw i have Realtek ALC1220. When i use headphones, speaker volume is set to mm (mute) and ...
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Why can't I use sound simultaneously in Bitwig and another program? Is Jack the problem?

I've recently installed Bitwig to make some music. It installed fine, but it initially didn't produce any sound through my speakers. It also gave an error saying that it couldn't find Jack (or ...
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Poor quality sound on Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

I have a HP dv7-6179 Laptop with 4 speakers. When I boot into Windows 10, the speakers sound good, but I when I boot into Ubuntu 16.04 they turn into like "can sound" and distorted even with low ...
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Audio devices not being autodetected

Recently after my system updated packages, I restarted my computer and found that sound no longer works. aplay -l and pulseaudio both report that there are no sound devices, even though they were ...
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Blurred Audio and earphones not working on asus zenbook 3 pro on Ubuntu 16.04

I have an ASUS Zenbook 3 PRO UX550VE that has blurred audio and headsets do not work on ubuntu 16.04 and 18.04. My system is dual booted with windows 10 and currently ubuntu 16.04. What I have tried: ...
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Irssi freezes after I've added sound notifications

I type irssi in the terminal and get in to the program without no problem, but after I have written /connect in there and the beep sound I've added using in Irssi: /set bell_beeps /set ...
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Using MIDI Fighter Classic as a GIMP controller

I'd like to use a MIDI device to select my most commonly used tools in GIMP. I see that I can add a midi controller in the Input Devices preferences, although I've been unable to get this working. My ...
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Sound only coming out one headphone in Ubuntu 18.10

Every few days, my sound will decide to only come out of the right headphone. I've tried with multiple different headphones, but the problem persists. This happens upon either rebooting or coming out ...
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18.04 Can't set default sound output

I have an Intel NUC7i3 that works as a HTPC and smart home controller. It has two sound output devices: internal PCI sound card which outputs through HDMI and generic USB sound card attached to a ...
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Ubuntu 18.04: No sound with i3wm

I recently partitioned my system with a fresh install of Ubuntu 18.04. Everything has been working fine so far, until I switched to i3. Whenever I use i3, there is no sound. I am using i3 version 4.13....
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Not detecting plugged in external microphone - Sony Vaio

I have a Sony Vaio SVF14A16CLB and I'm trying to record videos of my screen with my voice. The thing is when I use the laptop microphone it is recorded with a background noise, so I decided to record ...
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Audio surround channels remixing

I use UbuntuStudio 18.04.1 LTS in a HP 250 G5 Laptop. This computer has only one analog stereo audio output connector (the normal "headphones" connector). When I play a surround audio source (more ...
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Audio stopped working for headphone jack only

I'm not sure what changed, but suddenly I can't get any sound through my headphone jack. When I plug it in, Ubuntu detects it. When I mute and unmute, I can hear the noise floor change. Pavucontrol ...
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GSX 1000 Issues Upon Reboot

I have my Sennheiser GSX 1000 External DAC/AMP setup through editing the pulseaudio config. I can run the command "aplay -1" and I can see my GSX on devices 1,0 and 1,1 but when I reboot the system ...
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Soundcard Tascam us-122 not working on 18.04

I am trying to have my sound card working on Ubuntu Studio updated to 18.04 . The procedures I found on the internet doesn't seem to work anymore on recent ubuntu systems. Medibuntu repository doesn'...
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Focusrite Scarlett Solo USB sound card problems

i recently installed ubuntu 18.04 and since and everything worked great until i started to have problems with my soundcard yesterday.I use it mostly for listening to music and at the beginning it ...
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Problem with phase inverted internal mic on Lenovo Ideapad 320, Ubuntu 18.04

I'm having an issue using my internal microphone. First time I noticed it was yesterday when I had a group call on Google Hangouts. After thorough research into this, I discovered that my problem was ...
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Sound Gone from 18.10

Upgraded yesterday to the latest version of Ubuntu via commandline. No problem during the install, it restarted and I had sound and everything is fine. However, since this morning, all my sound has ...
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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 ...