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Questions tagged [soundcard]

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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SoundBlaster Z and Kernel 4.18

I have a Creative Soundblaster Z SB1570 (yeah I know big mistake) and I read somewhere that the 4.18 kernel will have better support for this card. My question is how can I make it work earlier using ...
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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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dummy output after the compilation of Realtek HD driver(failed)

I am using ubuntu 18.04.I was compiling Realtek HD driver Realtek HD driver,I have got some errors full output is here error: passing argument 2 of ‘remove_wait_queue’ from incompatible pointer ...
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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 audio problem

I have for some time a strange audio problem on Ubuntu, basically, if no audio is played I hear small pops casually come from the speakers. If something is played instead of pops audio interrupts. It'...
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Audio card not detected after upgrade (ubuntu 16.04 to 18.04)

After the upgrade the sound stopped to work (dummy output) and moreover the audio card is not in the list of PCI. sudo lspci [sudo] password for betta: 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon ...
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sound card not working on ubuntu 16.04 Lenovo ThinkPad E550

so the sound was working well but I restarted the laptop after update and now my sound card is not working. I have tried the following, sudo apt-get remove --purge pulseaudio sudo apt-get ...
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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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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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External USB sound cards pops and cracks

recently I've updated from Kubuntu 14.04 to Kubuntu 18.04. Since then my external sound card (old creative ub sound blaster) 'cracks' and 'pops' almost randomly. During login to KDE it cracks like 5-...
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Sound recorder not working

I turned on the recorder, and said "Hello..Hellloo...Hello", and the output is this. I tried various sound recorders, and the output is same. I am using Ubuntu 16.04. How do I fix this issue ?
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No sound card detected

I am using Ubuntu 16.4 dual booted with window 10. Earlier Ubuntu was working fine but recently no audio is coming, it is not showing no sound card. In window 10 everything is working fine. I have ...
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Sound issue after reinstalling Xubuntu

So basically I have a very old PC with an onboard-soundcard. After installing xubuntu 18.04 the sound had worked perfectly fine. Now after I've had to reinstall xubuntu, the sound stopped working (it ...
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Sound and ALSA stop working a few reboots after ALSA reinstall

On a computer under Ubuntu 16.04, the sound had stopped working, seemingly without reason. I followed the troubleshooting steps and reinstalled ALSA and pulse-audio, deleted some old files apparently ...
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No Sound from Sound Blaster ZxR on Fresh LTS 18.04 Dual Boot Install

Long-time Winblows user, noob to the Wonderful World of Linux/Debian, here! I hope you all are having a great week so far! I'm a bit of a techie, though no formal PC experience, other than personal ...
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Ubuntu 18.04 and Behringer UCA222, cannot control recording level in Audacity

on a Dell Inspiron with previous versions of Ubuntu I've had no problem, but with the latest Ubuntu I cannot control record volume from a Behringer UCA222 in Audacity. The USB device appears in ...
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Sound is not working on Ubuntu 14.04

suddenly the sound is not working on my laptop. I tried this command sudo alsa force-reload but nothing happened. I removed it and then installed it but also nothing happened. What should I do?
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17.10 No sound from cron jobs

It does not matter which instruction related to sound I use. It seems that instruction is working, but I hear no sound. Crontab run on the same user and on root. No sound effect (process works in the ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 Many strange sound devices

My sound settings showing list of devices, although I've nothing attached to the computer. The actual problem is non of them is working. My Bluetooth headset MIGHT work sometimes randomly!! The mic ...
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Soundcard not working / not detecting on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Lenovo N21 Chromebook. I'm using Ubuntu 18.04, running an xubuntu desktop. When I've had to go back to ChromeOS, the speakers and audio work perfectly fine. I've looked for about two hours, tried ...
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Soundcard no sound xonar dg pci slot

I have Ubuntu 16.04.4 and kernel version 4.4.0-104-generic on a quad core tower computer. very stable, work fine. I tried to connect the X o n a r D G sound card for weeks and there is no sound at ...
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No Sound with Steinberg UR12 Audio Interface

I've recently installed 18.04 and the only problem I haven't been able to solve is that my USB Audio Interface (Steinberg UR12) doesn't work. At first, I had it plugged into a USB 3.0 PCI card; only ...
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Sound not working after dist-upgrade to 18.04 (from 16.04)

I'm having trouble with my sound after a couple of tries. My sound card is not showing and not having any output. I wasn't able to fix the sound of my ubuntu. I mistakenly do dist-upgrade and don't ...
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Sound doesn't work on 18.04 with Sound Blaster Z

The sound card is recognized, but there are only two ports enabled in the settings. The headphone jack is absent.
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Separate analog and digital output

i've searched for a long time now but haven't found a solution yet. Setup I connected two different output devices with my onboard soundcard: Regular speakers / line out / 3.5mm Wireless speaker ...
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Speakers Plugged into Sound Card Appear as Headphones?

I have a pair of speakers plugged into an Asus Xonar DSX sound card currently. When I go into the audio settings they are treated as headphones and the sound that comes out of them is noticeably "...
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Ubuntu 18.04 No Sound Card detected

I upgraded to Ubuntu 18.04 and sound disappeared and showed the infamous "Dummy Output", I thought the problem was with alsa and pulseaudio so I removed them and reinstalled them but that did not fix ...
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pulse audio sink, what are they?

Call it cultivating curiosity but what do the sinks stand for exactly, when i run pactl list sinks | egrep 'Sink|State|Mute|Volume' I get the output below, what I'm not understanding is sink #0 ...
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No sound after update to ubuntu 17.10

After installing Ubuntu 17.10 I don't have sound and I don't see my devices on sound devices list (there is only one - Digital Output (S/PDIF)): I have proper installed sound drivers, and I hear ...
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Alsa is not on Path and is not detecting soundcard 16.04 LTS

I had a problem before where Ubuntu didn't detect my headphones which still is not fixed. The problem now is that when i type alsamixer into terminal I get cannot open mixer: No such file or ...
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Can not change profile of sound card in Ubuntu 16.04

I have a PC built on Asus Rog Rampage V Edition 10 running Ubuntu 16.04. This PC has 2 sound card modules with several outputs and inputs e.g. analogue stereo and digigal S/PDIF: $ pactl list short ...
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Speaker not shown on Sound settings (Ubuntu Gnome 16.04)

"Speakers" is not shown in sound settings if headphones are plugged in. So, I cannot switch between speakers and headphone unless I unplug headphone. I installed PulseAudio volume control and I can ...
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Mic is not detected

I have just installed Ubuntu 17.10 from Windows 10 (new Linux user) and my built-in mic does not work. In AlsaMixer, it says that my mic is detected and it is on Mic in AlsaMixer However, in my ...
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focusrite 2i2 mono output

I have bought focusrite 2i2 2nd Generation since I had read ubuntu supports focusrite 2i2 somewhere on the internet. Now I realized it is just driver they support not the software. Since there is not ...
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No sound in ubuntu 16.04 after login

After I loggin in in Ubuntu 16.04 no sound is played, If I go to sound config I can see this Mic isn't working either
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Jack does not see soundcard inputs

I am trying to record my guitar via an usb-soundcard (umc404), but Jack does not seem to know any inputs of my soundcard. I am using the UI of Ardour5 for starting Jack. @Linux-PC:~$ jack_lsp system:...
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Sound stopped working in Ubuntu 16

Sound stopped working in Ubuntu 16 for no reason apparently. How do I fix this? Here is what I get when I run speaker-test -c 6 -D 'surround51:CARD=PCH,DEV=0' speaker-test 1.1.0 Playback device is ...
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No sound at all 17.10

new to ubuntu (17.10) and had nothing but problems since the install. After losing wifi right off the bat and spending 5 hours to figure out how to install missing drivers and turning off secure boot ...
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Problem with soundcard (Sound Blaster Audigy Rx)

SOLUTION: The Problem was (as far as I can see) just in the ALSA-Mixer. In the options for a combination with a headphone and a separate microphone I needed to activate 'Audigy Analog/Digital Output ...
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Ubuntu 17.10 Upgrade: Built-in Audio Lost

Greeting, saviors. Newbie to this forum here. After a fairly long Google search and troubleshooting, I have to declare defeat on this one. Please feel free to request any info needed to resolve this ...
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Sound driver problem [duplicate]

I have a HP desktop with IDT 92HD89E Beats Audio sound chip, and there is no driver for it. At the time I had Ubuntu 14.04 but there was no sound. I switched back to Windows so I can have sound. Now ...
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Sound not working, no soundcard detected 16.04

So apparently my PC did some updates which change things around a little bit. I can get used to it but the sound is not working any more. From what I've seen online I've tried installing alsa ...
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Ubuntu 16.04 - Right channel audio playing on both sides of headset. No left channel

In Sound Settings, when I test sound for my Line Out, my Front Right plays on both sides of my headset. Playing the Front Left I can hear incredibly faintly. I have pavucontrol, and it doesn't seem ...
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ALSA unable to list playback devices and issues with PulseAudio default output

I'm in need of help to figure out the proper audio configuration on linux, specifically on my Lubuntu box, running Ubuntu 16.04.3 LTS and kernel: Linux 4.4.0-93-generic #116-Ubuntu SMP x86_64 GNU/...
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headphones not working ( HP Spectre x360 Convertible 13-w0XX)

I just got ubuntu 16LTS, but now when I put headphones in they won't work, the speakers work fine though, http://www.alsa-project.org/db/?f=462a1ea0e736a38ee69fe53626cf23907f3b1ceb, thats my ALSA link ...
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Grub error: /usr/sbin/grub-mkconfig: 7: /etc/default/grub: splash: not found

Yesterday I installed new Driver for my Soundcard and today the Sound doesn't work. I found an Answer for this Problem and I fixed it in /etc/default/grub but no when I try sudo update-grub it comes ...
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No sound card detected on Dell Vostro 5568 (17.04)

I've install Kubuntu 17.04 on Dell Vostro 5568 with encrypted filesystem. The laptop comes with UEFI bios. In order to install nvidia drivers I had to disable secure UEFI boot. After turning laptop ...
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C-Media CM106 input sound not working in Ubuntu 17.04

I just purchased an external USB sound card that the system recognizes as C-Media Electronics, Inc. CM106 Like Sound Device. The audio output works perfectly (5.1), however, the audio input (both LINE ...
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Listening to audio played on a turntable

I am trying to listen to audio from a turntable using the soundcard on my Ubuntu 16.04 system. The audio is connected to Line 0 (stereo) on my soundcard and I am unable to hear it. As suggested ...
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Are Those Interrupts Normal?

Output from cat /proc/interrupts: CPU0 CPU1 CPU2 CPU3 0: 13 0 0 0 IO-APIC 2-edge timer 8: 1 0 ...