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

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Sound over HDMI with Zotac Geforce 210 & Ubuntu

I am trying to get sound to work over hdmi so that the sound plays through my tv. I ran alsa and it says: "This sound device does not have any controls". Alsa identifies a card called "HDA Nvidia", ...
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alsamixer does not change Sound Volume

alsamixer doesn't change the real sound volume of my USB sound card (though the dials move okay) # uname -a Linux RPN 2.6.28.10-rpn7.2 #1 SMP Tue Jun 7 07:23:01 EDT 2011 i686 GNU/Linux # cat ...
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Microphone not working in Ubuntu Natty

Problem: I can hear myself speak in the mic but Ubuntu is not recording/capturing the sound. Actions Taken: I followed all the steps listed here for the Alsa update script I've also tried changing ...
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How do I install a volume control and support hardware buttons in Xfce on Gentoo?

I have got my audio card and alsamixer working on my Gentoo installation, as I'm too bored to visit that program all the time I need to make a subtle audio adjustment I'm looking forward to doing this ...
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Changing default audio device in Pulseaudio

I would like to use HDMI on my graphic card for audio output. ALSA shows it as a card with 4 devices and I can get sound through one of them (the other three are different channels, perhaps? I have ...
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Recording sound from TV tuner card thorough Alsa driver on Ubuntu

I have a TV tuner card with its output connected to the CD in of an integrated sound card. Video is OK, and the sound also gets thorough (to the line out) when running xawtv, for example. However, I ...
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Scratchy sound with ALSA and USB Sound card

Since frying my onboard soundcard, I'm trying to get a new USB sound card to work with ALSA. Everything looks fine too: [oliland@olidesktop ~]$ lsmod | grep '^snd' snd_seq_dummy 1455 0 ...
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How can I make Chromium use a different ALSA device?

I need one instance of Chromium on Linux to target a different sound card than the default, including Flash. Is there anyway to do this easily?
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Gentoo: Can't mute when headphone plugged in

i can't mute when i plugged in a headphone on my laptop. But it works in Windows 7. Here comes output from lshw command: *-multimedia description: Audio device product: 82801I ...
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How can I fix a feedback loop on my microphone in Linux?

First off, this isn't the usual "physical" feedback of a speaker being too close to the mic. This mic is part of a headset so there's no way for the output and input to overlap and cause feedback. ...
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Does ALSA have any advantage over DirectSound?

I was just curious if ALSA + Linux has any better sound quality than Microsoft's Direct Sound in comparison.
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Sound doesn't work anymore after replacing RAM

today, I replaced one old RAM module with two newer, bigger ones, but now, the sound doesn't seem to work anymore. Already ran alsaconf and it didn't help. Output of lspci for the audio device: ...
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using Ubuntu 10.10 I want my speakers and head phones as separate devices

I would like it if I could set my rear speaker jack, not surround sound rear, to be used as the system default only. I want the head phones, that plug into the front of my PC, to be silent, unless I ...
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Headphone jack does not work in HP Pavilion G60-530us under Linux Mint 9

After installing Linux Mint on my laptop, I found that plugging in a speaker to the headphone jack did not mute the speakers. I followed the instructions here to upgrade my ALSA driver, and now my ...
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Is ALSA responsible for detecting sound cards?

I installed a sound card which is not detected by my Linux installation, but it is detected and working when I boot off the Live CD. I have tried to do all kinds of things with Alsa to get it to work ...
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Alsa USB-Audio hotplug

My new USB audio speaker appeared as the second device in Alsa. I managed to make it the primary one: $ cat /proc/asound/modules 0 snd_usb_audio 1 snd_hda_intel $ cat /proc/asound/cards 0 ...
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How can I get HDMI audio to be visible to `aplay -l` on Linux?

I've got a new machine with an Nvidia GeForce 210 graphics card with HDMI output. I'm trying to get sound to go out that HDMI cable, but although the device shows up on lspci, I can't get it ...
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Realtime sound post-processing, sound effects, Ubuntu 10.04

I'm looking for a way to apply manually controlled effects, like echo or pitch change, or equalizer, to the entire sound output in Ubuntu. I'm thinking about something similar to what Creative SB ...
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Force downmix to mono on Linux

For personal reasons (I'm hearing impaired) I need my linux machine to produce mono downmixed sound. Downmixed, not just single channel. Is there any possibility to force such behavior in ALSA / ...
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There's no sound on Ubuntu with an Intel HDA onboard chip and Realtek ALC1200 codec

For a while now, my sound has not been working in Ubuntu. It used to play OK, but after some upgrade (might have been distro upgrade to 9.10), it stopped working. I'm currently running 10.04 on an ...
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can't properly shutdown ubuntu and sound problem on HP mini 311 netbook

I recently bought a HP mini 311 netbook. I replaced its harddrive and installed ubuntu 10.04. Since then, I have encountered some very strange problem with its sound and shutdown/reboot. At times, ...
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Alsa devices under Wine

I'm running OpenSuse 11.2 and Wine 1.1.28. Even if audio is perfectly working fine for me (Skype, Banshee, etc), when I try to configure audio for Wine (to use Spotify) I cannot hear anything from ...
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arecord not working in ubuntu 9.10 [closed]

arecord not working in ubuntu 9.10, but Sound Recorder of ubuntu is working.
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How can I access the external microphone with Ubuntu?

Sound in Ubuntu, it has its own special joy. I would like my external microphone to work. Symptoms: I can play sound through the speakers I can play sound through the headsets. Plugging and and ...
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How to mute specific processes in Ubuntu 9.10?

Simple question. I'm looking for a way (command or otherwise) to mute the sound from specific applications. For instance, I could mute a particularly noisy game I'm playing while still listening to ...
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ALSA OSS Emulation won't work

Ok I spend the last 4 hours or so trying to get this to work, without any success :( I'm on Ubuntu9.10 with pulseaudio setup, everything works fine so far. But when I try to record my Desktop with ...
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Disabling built-in speaker in Linux

My workstation has a built-in speaker that, surprisingly, plays audio very well. I also have external speakers hooked up to the audio out jack which are easier to hear. Unfortunately, when I try to ...
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Previously working s/pdif sound stopped working (analog OK)

My S/PDIF digital output used to work fine - stereo, DD, DTS, etc. However after upgrading my Mythbuntu 9.10 64 bit install to use the Nvidia 190 driver, I lost my SPDIF audio. In trying to fix it ...
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How to resolve Pulseaudio not attaching a mixer due to missing libraries?

I've been trying to install pulseaudio, and I can't seem to find a straight answer about what to do about ALSA. Does PulseAudio run on top of ALSA? Should I get rid of ALSA first? ALSA is a sound ...
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How do you get the Intel 82801JI on-board audio to work in Ubuntu Karmic 9.10?

I have a Dell Precision T3500 with the following audio device from lspci -v: 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801JI (ICH10 Family) HD Audio Controller Subsystem: Dell Device 0293 ...
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How do I make MythTV remember its audio settings?

I'm running MythTV on Ubuntu 9.10 and I'm having problems with audio settings. I have one combined backend/frontend and two other frontends. One of the frontends has two audio outputs: the one built ...
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Getting sound to play from the speakers on a Headless 9.04 Ubuntu Serve

I have this Ubuntu Server running in my room and i wanted to use it as an alarm clock, so i decided to make a C++ program for it (i know i could've used cron but meh). The problem is the fact that i ...
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Alsa Headers not found in Ubuntu 9.04

I want to run my programs which I was running in Fedora core 6 which uses alsa apis, In FC6 I had alsa headers in /usr/include/alsa folder. In Ubuntu 9.04, I search whole file system but cant find ...
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Speakers silent, headphones work in Ubuntu 9.04

I'm running Ubuntu 9.04. Worked fine for months, then I rebooted yesterday after weeks of continuous operation. Now audio won't play through the speakers. The USB headset works fine, but the ...
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What do ALSA devices like “hw:0,0” mean? How do I figure out which to use?

I've searched over and over and can't find any explanation of what "hw:0,0" means. How do I determine the number of my USB audio card? MPD requires me to enter something like this: audio_output { ...
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Alsa loads the wrong modules

I have four sound cards: two that I use (on-board HDA and a creative live card) and two that I don't (HDA on the video card and USB audio in the monitor). /etc/modprobe.conf is set up correctly: # ...
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Is there a way to raise/lower the volume in Linux without using a graphical tool?

Is there a way to raise/lower ALSA's volume without using a graphical tool? I am currently using MPD along with MPC mapped to hotkeys to change the volume, but I recently switched music players and I ...
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Audio Line-In on Ubuntu/Linux Mint

I'm currently on Windows, and want to switch to Linux, but some hardware issues are preventing me. Mainly, I have a sound card that supports Line-In. On Windows, anything I plug into the line-in gets ...