ALSA (Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ) is an API of audio functions for the linux platform.

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Can't run aplay as root!

Not that I need to aplay as root but it came across me and I wondered why it shouldn't work. # aplay /home/bibek/apert.wav XDG_RUNTIME_DIR (/run/user/1000) is not owned by us (uid 0), but by uid ...
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ALSAEQUAL runs, but sliders do not seem to affect audio

I want to have an equalizer that lets me easily adjust sound for listening to music on my laptop with headphones. I'm trying to install ALSAEQUAL since it seems that this is the preferred tool for ...
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Creative CA0132 no sound

I'm trying to get my sound card of my gigabyte g1 gaming ga-z170x-gaming 7 working. I've installed fedora 23, kernel 4.4.7-300.fc23.x86_64, there is no sound, however hdajacksensetest -a shows my ...
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HDAjackRetask: tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC1D0/reconfig: No such device

I am trying to reconfigure the setup of my microphone with HDAjackRetask however when I click reply I get the message: tee: /sys/class/sound/hwC1D0/reconfig: No such device Here is a screenshot: ...
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Is there an easy way to switch playback soundcards?

I recently purchased the roccat kulo headset which comes with a nice USB soundcard, completely functional under linux :). Howsoever I now struggle to easily siwtch between my laptops integrated ...
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xfce4-notifyd Not Showing Volume Change Notification on Fedora 22

I am using xfce4 on Fedora 22. I am able to use my volume keys to change the volume and use my mute key with no issue. However, no notification is showing on the desktop indicating volume change. ...
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ALSA REAL TIME AUDIO PROGRAMMING [closed]

I am trying set external audio interface in Ubuntu as default so that I can use it in real time audio programming using ALSA. Any help please
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ALSA programming [migrated]

snd_pcm_drain: Assertion `pcm' failed. What might be the problem? This happens when I call : int Capture(){ if(capture_handle) return -1; /* drop any output we might got and stop */ ...
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Unable to playback captured audio using USB sound card

I am trying to capture and play audio using C program. For this I got this tutorial.. Here is the program which I am running:- /** * Jan Newmarch */ #define PERIOD_SIZE 1024 #define BUF_SIZE ...
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No output through stereo jack

I cannot get any sound to output through either of my PC's stereo jacks. I do not even hear the typical static when I plug a device in. This is the case even though Phonon displays "built-in audio." I ...
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Merge two audio sources with x11grab, possible?

Currently I'm running with the following setup. ffmpeg \ -i http://pub1.di.fm:80/di_vocaltrance \ -f x11grab -s 1920x1080 -r 25 -i :0.0 \ -c:v libx264 -preset fast -pix_fmt yuv420p -s 1280x800 \ ...
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Problems with USB microphone

My USB mic in webcam in Skype not working (cam works fine). I use Arch Linux with alsa. I set up pulseaudio but then I removed it because it is not stable. cat /proc/asound/cards 0 [SB ...
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Alsa mixer unmute problem on Thinkpad laptop

After updating my Debian jessie laptop yesterday, the mute/unmute button stopped working. The volume up/down buttons work and I can mute the sound but when I press the mute button again to un-mute, ...
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How to play a beep/sound file from the u-boot for Panda-board?

I want to play a Beep/Sound file during the boot up from the u-boot on the speakers connected to panda-board. As this functionality is there in PC ,How to replicate the same on the embedded platform ...
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How to access the node created in user space from kernel? [migrated]

I am doing an exercise in which I want to access the node /dev/snd/controlC0 of the sound card from the kernel to set up the tinymix control from the kernel space instead of user space using a tinymix ...
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Ubuntu sound not working after sleep/suspend

Whenever I sleep my laptop I mean if I down the flap sound doesn't work, every time i have to restart my laptop for sound to make working. Fo instance right now sound is not working(since I closed ...
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Is there any gnome-shell mixer icon relying on alsa and not pulseaudio?

So, long story short, when I installed Mint 12 on my Dell laptop I realized my HDA-intel sound board have problems with pulseaudio. I uninstalled pulseaudio and got my sound back, but removing ...
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Trying to hear audio coming from LINE IN using ALSA on Debian

I have a netbook with Debian sid, command line only, using it for a server. I am trying to configure it so that the speakers play back what is going in through the netbook's line in audio port. I can ...
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pulse-audio does not recognise my Logitech mic and my Webcam mic

I use the (great) AK5370 microphone for Skype, but it is not recognized by my archlinux i86_64. It also fails to recognize the mic on my Logitech Webcam (PTZ, which I do not use). Both are connected ...
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Why does Arch Linux keep Windows headphone mute

I have Windows 7 installed, and headphones work perfectly. Few days ago, I installed Arch Linux along with Win7. This issue appears with gnome/xfce4/openbox. Perhaps it is not related to desktop ...
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ALSA - Traktor Audio 2 - How to split front and rear stereo channels / How to debug dmix

I am struggling to persuade ALSA to separate the front and rear outputs of my Native Instruments Traktor Audio 2 external USB soundcard and would really appreciate help. USB Vendor ID: 17cc, USB ...
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mplayer: Problem opening sound files, gnome-mplyaer works, why?

I'm new to this community and this is my first question. I am using Debian 8.3 Jessie and have two sound files a.mp3 and b.mp3 on my hard drive. I am using mplayer and gnome-mplayer to open these ...
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How to recover ALSA default configuration after reverting changes in .asoundrc?

I've done some changes via .asoundrc (created "softvol" volume controls). Now, I want to get rid of these changes. Nothing of the following helped so far: Deleted .asoundrc and rebooted system. ...
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Mute audio but make it capturable for screenrecorder in linux

I can capture videos with audio for example with simplescreencapture. Usually this just captures what I see on the screen and what I hear from the speakers. If I mute the speakers, no audio is ...
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Unexpectedly lost speaker output. Headphone output works fine

Yesterday when I opened my laptop I noticed that I no longer had sound from the built-in speakers. I carefully checked settings in Sound Preferences, and then dropped to shell and looked in ...
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Linux mint 17.3 without HDMI sound output

Well, tried everything: alsa, alsa-utils, alsamixer, pulseaudio, puvecontrol and a lot more. Even I changed from ubuntu to Linux mint, but I can't get sound from hdmi (laptop connected to led tv). I ...
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Using aplay and choose which output on card to use

I have an xmos-200 board that is able to record 8 channels and push output through 8 channels. I'm going to focus on the output. For outputs, there are 4 3.5mm jacks with 2 channels each. The board ...
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Setting up a midi controller on Linux Mint

I've recently bought a Worlde Easykey 25 midi controller. I would like to set it up to work with my Linux Mint setup, preferably without messing up my other sound. I am aware of this guide here, but ...
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Gentoo Linux: Enabling a mbeq equalizer for ALSA breaks application audio but works when tested with speaker-test

I am running Gentoo Linux using kernel Linux-4.3.3-hardened-r4 and my sound system is only ALSA, i.e. no OSS or Pulseaudio. I am trying to enable a system-wide equalizer, but since alsaequal never ...
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Bad sound quallty with Conexant CX20751/2

I have a Lenovo G50-80 with a sound card detected as Conexant CX20751/2 The sound under linux (Debian based) is very bad, with something like a metallic sound. I'm using this config at ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad headphones trouble (combo jack)

Well... Sometimes ago I've bought a laptop Lenovo ThinkPad E555 with pre-installed Windows. I've removed Windows and installed Linux Mint 17.3. And now, sound through headphones does not work, only ...
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alsa config for startup

I'm having a problem with my headphone. A friendly person over at the #alsa irc channel came up with this to rectify: sudo hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x15 SET_EAPD_BTLENABLE 2 However it has to be ...
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ALSA RawMIDI issue

I'm trying to write an application using the ALSA RawMIDI interface to exchange sysex data with a hardware synthesizer via USB on a Raspberry PI. the RawMIDI library comes with libasound2-dev. In my ...
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ALSA skipping initially during playback

I have an ALSA configuration that provides the following at the moment: Take default audio and make it mono Pass through alsaequal Expand audio to 4 channels, all mono Split 4 channels between 2 ...
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Setting up surround sound with optical out

I have Centos 6.3 running on this pc. The built in sound card is detected normally and is a 7.1 card with all speakers listed. It includes a optical out as well as HDMI for the built in video. It ...
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mpd fails to open ALSA device where aplay succeeds

I am trying to set up an Raspberry Pi / Raspbian wheezy audio player using the onboard sound hardware via ALSA LADSPA plugins to stereo downmix and compress the audio. aplay, sox, mpg123, moc (cd ...
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Multiple sound errors when running Pyo

I just tried to install the python module with pyo following this method: http://ajaxsoundstudio.com/pyodoc/compiling.html it returned this error: pyo version 0.7.8 (uses single precision) ALSA lib ...
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How do I create virtual ALSA device from which I can record everything that is played?

Should not depend on PulseAudio. Like veth for network, of v4l2loopback for video, it should create virtual audiocard from which I can record everything that is played.
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How to share Alsa devices between users?

I lost the ability to share Alsa sound between users even if only one is logged in. According to this guide ConsoleKit integration should be used instead direct ownership of the device. After I ...
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How to use command line to change volume?

I am trying to control the volume using my programming script. How can I do the following in Fedora 15, Ubuntu linux? Mute/ Unmute Volume up and volume down Note: Please note that I use a web USB ...
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espeak, alsa Unknown PCM

I have a Debian Wheezy and I connected to my linux a USB Dac. I use every time a MPD server (and that work) Now, I would like to use espeak with pyttsx But when I start my script (It worked and my ...
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How can I find the correct name for my microphone and sound output using aplay or pacmd or something else, to apply in asound.conf?

I need to write a default mic and default speaker output in the asound.conf config file. But I don't know exactly how I can find my external sound card or microphone device's name, so that on reboot ...
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ALSA – Choppy audio with USB audio device after upgrading to Debian Jessie

On Debian Wheezy, mplayer (and other audio players) would play audio without any choppiness. After upgrading to Jessie, while playing audio through my USB sound card (SoundBlaster Live), I get a ...
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How sound generally works in computer and what tools do i have? [closed]

I am searching google for how sound works in linux for couple of days and still couldn't find a fine and basic article or tutorial. What i am actually looking for is what termonologies do exist and ...
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How do I access the sound device with modern libraries?

It used to be that if you wanted to test your sound you could simply cat any file to /dev/snd, but that doesn't appear to work on any of the systems (Debian/Ubuntu/Mint, Arch) that I've tried. From ...
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No analog audio with AMD E1 - HDMI “takes over”

I am having problems related to audio settings on my notebook with all distros, since I used Ubuntu and Xubuntu (14 and 16), Kubuntu 16, Ubuntu Studio (14 and 15), Elementary (0.32) and MINT (17.3 ...
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How to setup audio from for lubuntu minimal install

Running a very stripped down lubuntu 14.04LTS x64 install. I installed xorg and openbox and was up and running! but I can't, for the life of me, seem to get any sound. I installed alsamixer pulsaudio ...
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Why does Linux have a maximum number of sound cards? [closed]

I'm specifically asking about CONFIG_SND_MAX_CARDS in the kernel. From the code using this config, for example in sound/usb/card.c for USB cards, soundcards are stored in plain arrays which are ...
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Set up a pipe to a program as virtual Alsa speaker

I have a program that takes an audio pipe and broadcasts it as FM radio. My question is if I can somehow set it up as an alsa speaker so all audio is redirected to it. The common usage of it is: ...
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Alsa capturing mono microphone as right channel of stereo

The laptop microphone is mono but audio seems to get captured as stereo. The resulting recording has the sounds captured by the mic in the right channel and for some reason whatever sound is currently ...