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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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No sound card on Ubuntu 18

Colleagues, I am not sure but think an update caused this problem. I have "dummy Sound output" (basically no audio in the PC) and tried several commands on the posts with no luck. This is the system ...
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Has any one managed to use Sound BlasterX AE-5 on ubuntu?

Is there a driver for the Sound BlasterX AE-5? There is this page: https://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=news_item&px=Sound-BlasterX-AE-5-Linux How would i install these patches?
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No sound (no sound card detected) - ubuntu 16.04 LTS

aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... lspci -nnk | grep -A2 Audio Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation Device [8086:a2f0] Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [...
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Buzzy Sound-MSI B450 Mortar Ubuntu 18.04

suddenly my sound starts to be buzzy (I've checked my speakers they're ok.), my sound card is a Realtek ALC892. I've also tried the front panel and it's the same. I am using Ubuntu 18.04 and since now ...
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Issue with audio after installing an additional gpu with an hdmi connection

TLDR: I added a GTX 1080 in addition to my current graphics card, and now default audio is not working. Before: I had a working sound on Ubuntu 16.04, 4.15.0-38-generic. I had a GTX 740 graphics ...
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How to enable headset media and volume control on laptops with TRRS jacks?

Many modern laptops like the Dell XPS, starting with the XPS 9550 dating back to 2015, use a 3.5mm TRRS jack that combines headphone and microphone audio connections. Many of these sound cards also ...
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USB-Headset not detected

I am trying to use my usb-headset on ubuntu 18.04 LTS but I don't know why it is undetected. tried different ports and different site answer but none solved the problem. Headset is not shown in the ...
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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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Switch audio output from tray (headphone or speaker)

Installed Ubuntu 18.10 and I'm very happy. The only function i'm missing is quick switching audio output profiles of my soundcard. In tray menu only volume control is possible, therefore I tried ...
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Creative Sound Blaster 5.1 VX Microphone isn't working

As topic indicates I have SB 5.1 VX sound card. Problem is my mic isn't working. I am sure that it is not about my mic because it works perfect while plugged in to my motherboard. Also when I was ...
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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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No sound after upgrade to 18.10, only a dummy device is shown

After I updated to Ubuntu 18.10 my sound device isn't recognized anymore. Only a dummy device is shown. I have an onboard Intel device: lspci -nnk | grep -A2 Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel ...
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No Sound in Ubuntu 18.04 on ASUSFX503VD

I've tried every solutions on the web, changed alsamixer, pavucontrol... everything. But nothing seem to work. Please help. In the beginning, Ubuntu didn't boot, tried some solutions and now ...
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Cannot play guitar with amp-software

I have a ToneportGX external sound card,and system automatically recognized it. The problem is that connected guitar is playable (clean raw sound) even if no amp-software is started. Also, no amp-...
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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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No Sound in ubuntu 18.04 lenovo Thinkpad

I have lost the "speakers (built in audio)" option from sound setting. please help me to install required packages. I too had sent bug report to both launchpad but got no response. plz help ...
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Awesome WM - How do you start the sound driver automatically?

When I start Awesome WM, it seems that I have to run Rhythm box first and then my sound card will start playing sound. Is it possible to fix it so that it does this automatically?
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Connect home theater to laptop or mobile

I have a 5.1 home theater with the ports as the figure shows. How can I connect it to my laptop?
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No sound card detected in ubuntu 18.04 LTS

I have ubuntu 18.04 LTS . No sound in my laptop not even in headphones when i run pacmd output is output when i run pacmd list cards Please help
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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 ...