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

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ALSA sound cannot get below 18%

My in-ear earphones are very loud, and I want to get them to be quieter. alsamixer works until it gets to 18% or "-45 dB". Then when I want it get even quieter, it jumps all the way to zero. 5 or 6 ...
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Wine screws up Pulseaudio and USB audio card when already playing ALSA stream

My setup is a Thinkpad T420 with Creative X-Fi USB audio card. Everything usually works fine, I can play multiple streams and arbitrarily move streams from one audio card to another. One use case ...
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anyway to take a 'snapshot' of alsamixer?

my audio card has some issues under ubuntu. everytime i fiddle with the volume, it messes up microphone. i can't set the microphone at all under ubuntu GUI. it tries to assume things from the ...
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VLC through a custom ALSA device

How can I make VLC playing through some of my custom ALSA devices? I created several custom ALSA devices (for routing, amplifying, mixing and other purposes) and can use them with Mplayer without any ...
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Set device when using gst-launch alsasrc

As part of my Sphinx setup, I listen to my input device like this: gst-launch alsasrc (Well, the actual command is this: alsasrc ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! vader name=vad auto-threshold=true ...
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Alsa/PulseAudio mixing output from multiple processes

I wonder is it possible to rig alsa or/and pulseaudio so that audio output to left stereo channel will come form one process and to the right channel from another process?
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MPD fails to start the next song

I am running Arch Linux (e17) on x86_64; with mpd 0.17.3 and ALSA 10.0.26. One update ~three months ago mpd started acting strange. It would not start playing the next song, and it would appear as if ...
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Getting Logitech USB headset to work on Debian

I am attempting to get a Logitech USB headset to work on my Debian Squeeze computer. However, no matter what I do, there is no sound. I've already tried everything I could find on Google with no luck. ...
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weird alsa problems losing permissions when I plug/unplug usb headset

I have a /etc/udev/rules.d/00-local.rules KERNEL=="pcmC[D0-9cp]*", ACTION=="add", PROGRAM="/bin/sh -c 'K=%k; K=$${K#pcmC}; K=$${K%%D*}; echo defaults.ctl.card $$K > /etc/asound.conf; echo ...
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Getting an ALSA program (ChucK) to work with Pulseaudio?

Moving a previous answer to this topic; formulated as a question, it would be: I'm using ChucK, in particular chuck.alsa, to implement a Command line multitrack audio looper for Linux. ...
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Compiling OpenJDK 7 with Arch Linux complains about ALSA

I downloaded icedtea2.3.3 and installed alsa-lib alsa-firmware, ./configure doesn't give any error, but make complains that ALSA 0.9.8 or higher is needed. Actually, ALSA 1.0.25 is installed. What ...
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Strange sound behavior

First of all, sorry for the tittle. English isn't my native language, and I can't find a word to describe the strange behavior I'm getting here. In the most simple explanation, is like sound keeps ...
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How Video4Linux and ALSA work with Codecs

My understanding is that a codec is both a decoder and a specification for decoding. So some group writes a codec which explains how to decode from their format back into the raw bitstream, and they ...
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V4L2 and ALSA: Kernel SPI or User API?

I'm trying to understand what Video for linux and ALSA are (exactly), and I can't discern whether they're APIs for Linux application to use (the userspace) or if they are backend services that are ...
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Raspberry Pi sound

I am trying to configure the linux software festival which converts text to voice on a Raspberry Pi. Before and after the sound is played there is glitch sound that is heard. Does anyone know what ...
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How to address an alsa “mixer_device” in mpd config for a second sound card?

I run mpd on a system with a built in sound card and a second card that I plugged in via USB. Adressing the second sound card in the mpd.conf was easy: change: device "hw:0:0" to device "hw:1" ...
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no sound with an USB Microphone and pulseaudio

I connected my USB Microphone to my Computer, but i cant get it to work. Pulseaudio recognizes the device, and i can see and edit it with pavucontrol in the Input Devices section. I also can select ...
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ALSA-OSS installed , no dev/dsp found

I'm using Fedora 16 - sound works fine. I've tried to execute Pocketsphinx for some tests with voice recognition, but it depends on OSS to work. It crashes with the message: ad_oss.c(103): Failed to ...
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Debian Bluetooth headphones not working [closed]

Hardware Headphones Bluetooth dongle Maybe not exactly these models. Setup I tried to follow some guides, here's what I've done so far: Install software: sudo apt-get install bluez-utils ...
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How to run OSS dependent application? “/dev/dsp”

I'm using ubuntu 12.04 LTS - sound works fine. I've tried to execute pocketsphinx for some tests with voice recognition, but it depends on OSS to work. It crashes with the message: ad_oss.c(103): ...
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How do I use wine's new multi-channel audio support?

Wine supposedly added Multi-channel support to the ALSA driver in a recent release. However, I haven't found any documentation about it or any reports of anyone successfully using it. I have 5.1 ...
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ALSA does not find sound devices as user but can as root after kernel upgrade

Using Archlinux with x86_64 after kernel upgrade to 3.5.3-1, there is no sound, and ALSA run as user shows no sound devices. The proper kernel modules are loaded, and both dmesg.log and lspci show ...
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AC3 & DTS Output Produces Buzzing/Noise Using a52 ALSA Plugin in Pulseaudio

Note: I hope this is the right site to ask it on, as I'm using ubuntu 12.04 64bit but assumably this is a general linux/alsa configuration question. I've followed the guide at ...
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List all ALSA devices

I'm using PulseAudio on my system, and I followed the instructions for adding a monitor device as per the PulseAudio wiki. The monitor device itself works and registers/functions properly in apps like ...
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Why can't I play audio from two or more sources?

When I installed on my desktop mpd and mpc, I found that I can't hear other sources (like Amarok, Flash player etc.) at the time when mpc or other client is playing music. If I try to start an audio ...
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How to listen to microphone output on Linux?

I would like to hear the microphone output during Skype calls. I have tried fiddling with alsamixer settings and made sure that the mike is unmuted but still cannot get to hear the mike in either ...
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Amplify alsa capture beyond 100%?

I'm using ALSA. The volume of my mic is so low that even 100% of capture volume is not enough in a skype conversation. Is there any way to amplify the capture volume beyond 100%? I cannot use ...
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How to launch a command-line application without having to type the command?

I'm trying to write a python script that will launch alsamixer. alsamixer is a command-line application, that you typically launch by: Opening up a Terminal. Typing alsamixer. I'm trying to make ...
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How to mix S/PDIF input and PCM Out (to hear PCM and S/PDIF simultaneously) in Linux?

In alsamixer I can select either PCM Out or IEC958 In (that's my S/PDIF input) but not both. Is there a solution? Note: I need stereo sound, so selecting IEC958 In for one channel, and PCM Out for ...
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Debian no lib32asound2-plugins=1.0.25

I compiled git wine 1.5.6 and the sound is not working correctly. winecfg gives a message: ALSA lib ../../pulse/pcm_pulse.c:995:(_snd_pcm_pulse_open) Unknown field handle_underrun ...
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Pipe System sound to another computer

i have no speakers in my PC(Cent-OS 5.5) but there is a stereo speaker connected to the computer next to my Computer(Cent-OS 5.5). Both computers are networked. Is there any way to pipe my system ...
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How to disable Auto-Mute Mode?

In alsamixer, there is an option called "Auto-Mute Mode", and it's enabled by default. But now I want to disable it. I've tried different keys but failed. Any idea? 0_0
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Change volume from bash

I got this far (from .bashrc): alias i="amixer -c 0 -- sset Master playback +1dB" alias d="amixer -c 0 -- sset Master playback -1dB" alias v4="amixer -c 0 -- sset Master playback 40%" alias ...
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Volume / gain too high with ALSA under Debian for an USB sound card

I encounter some issues configuring audio with ALSA on my Seagate Dockstar on which I plugged a little USB audio card. I'm able to play music with MOC but I'm stuck with a volume way to high. ...
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Installed ALSA driver on Ubuntu 11.10, now flashplugin doesn't work

I installed from here -> http://www.stchman.com/tools/alsa/alsa_setup.sh because I was having so much noise from my speakers when the sound wasn't even playing, and I decided to install alsa drivers ...
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Make acpi beep when the power supply being unplugged even if the alsa is turned into mute

My laptop is Thinkpad Edge series, of which laptop will produce a beep when the power supply being unplugged. But I noticed that the beep has been blocked if the alsa is turned to mute. So, I wonder ...
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Play music on multiple ALSA outputs via Java

I have a 7.1 surround sound card installed and I want to split the outputs to 4 stereo outputs. That is not a problem with ALSA (or even PulseAudio), but I cannot get the Java Sound System to show me ...
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Ubuntu and XFCE: unmute sound

I've installed XFCE for Ubuntu and use it as my default X session. After this change some sound problems appeared: I can mute sound with alsamixer or with hotkey on a keyboard. But just reenable it ...
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Digital audio doesn't work under Linux

$ uname -a Linux nbb 3.2.1-2-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Jan 23 12:40:01 UTC 2012 x86_64 Intel(R) Xeon(R) CPU W3520 @ 2.67GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux I have an Intel ADA198x HD Audio interface (I believe ...
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Archlinux sound not working

I installed Archlinux recently. I have instaled flash, vlc, alsa-utis. But there is no sound. I tried un-muting using alsamixer but there are no difference. Can you please let me know how to fix this ...
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Does Linux support audio output via USB?

Several small integrated amplifiers exist with a USB input line. The ones I have seen so far ship with Windows and OS X drivers. Does Linux support audio output via USB out-of-the-box? Update It ...
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ALSA: Audio playback is clipped and has low volume

I'm hoping that someone can help me debug my audio problems. The problem is that audio playback is clipped and has low volume. The details of my setup are as follows: Arch Linux 3.1.3-1 An onboard ...
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How to kill TV like static noise in my Linux microphone?

I was capturing audio using alsa/pulse, or even without any microphone. But always i have this sample static noise. Similar to those (you can hear the exact noise what i have now): Sample 1 Sample ...
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Headphones don't “isolate” speakers

I have bought some new 2.1 speakers but I have an issue. When I plug in the headphones the sound continues to play from the speakers (in a lower volume though). I re-ran alsaconf but I couldn't solve ...
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How to route line in to speakers on debian with alsa?

How can I route line in to speakers, loopback-style with alsa? I've seen a few solutions using GUIs but I don't have a desktop UI installed. I've also seen a solution with PulseAudio, but I'd prefer ...
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Logitech USB headphones detected and selected in Debian Squeeze but sound still coming from speakers

I have a pair of Logitech wireless USB headphones that work with Ubuntu Natty but aren't working in Debian Squeeze. When they are selected as the default audio output, the sound comes out of the ...
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Restore sound configuration

After install some packages, I don't have sound! I installed Rosegarden, VMPK (piano software), Drumstick Virtual Piano and TiMidity. At the beginning, all works fine, but when I reset my PC, I don't ...
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How to configure ALSA?

After switching from Unity to XFCE, I ran into difficulties with my sound configuration. I have multiple sound cards on my system, the one that I want to use is the last one to be loaded by the ...
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How to create a dummy sound card device in Linux server?

I want to run Linux program that require a soundcard, on a server, which has no soundcard. Is it possible to create a dummy soundcard? I am totally unaware of Linux sound system internals. Please ...
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aplay not working on Ubuntu 11.04 for root user

I have ALSA on Ubuntu 11.04 version. When I play aplay through my normal user, I am able to get the output. When I do this with the root user, the command hangs: below stuff happens root@myuser:~# ...