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

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Audio Problems Using Crouton on Chromebook

I've been using crouton through my Acer 720c Chromebook. In addition, I have an external monitor that I like to use with it, ASUS VS247. This particular monitor has an audio pass-through but NO ...
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How to install the default sound drivers on linux?

I've tried installing some Realtek drivers to make my microphone work. But the installation failed by saying ./install: 102: ./install: alsaconf: not found (Distro: eOS Freya, based on Ubuntu 14.04). ...
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Why do you need PulseAudio?

I'm reading and trying to understand why would anyone want to use Pulse Audio and I'm failing to understand. I read this https://www.linux.com/news/hardware/drivers/8100-why-you-should-care-about-...
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Alsa not detecting the good sound card

I tried hard to figure out what's going on with my alsamixer but it seems I'm missing something. I'm using Debian Jessie with xfce, and my sound card has sundainly stoped working (playing). The sound ...
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Soundproblem affects performance

The following error occurs when running programms with sound in wine: ALSA lib pcm.c:7963:(snd_pcm_recover) underrun occurred This greatly affects performance, as it occurs very frequently. I ...
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last samples are skipping when we do record and playback in loop back mode in linux

I am just connecting my output to the input of codec using mixer controls in linux. I am recording the data with tinycap in bag round and then I started playing of a 30 seconds sine tone using ...
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MPD and Chrome can't both play audio at the same time

I use MPD to stream music, but noticed that I often could not get any sound. I finally figured out that if I quit the Chrome web browser, then playback would continue. This is the relevant section ...
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No sound card detected by alsa, (missing drivers?)

I'm on Kali Linux 2.0, on a laptop in dual boot with Windows 7 and I recently installed some module(chiptune) music players and after a reboot the next day the only sound card that I found in sound ...
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Change output (sink) using the terminal

I've made the change from Gnome to i3, and I want to be able to switch my audio output (from headphones to HDMI and vice versa) using the terminal. $ pactl list cards | grep profile Part ...
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amixer doesn't allow me to control speaker and headphones separately

So, I'm using alsa-utils to control sound in my arch. Before, I had an opportunity to mute Speakers and unmute Headphones, but know, amixer shows only one option: Master, and no sound is going through ...
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Treat multiple sound input sources as one virtual microphone

I want to automate my home using Jasper. To do that, the documentation tells me to edit the ALSA config file so a usb card will have index 0. I want to use multiple microphones spread around my house....
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pulse audio defaults soundcard speakers as headphones

Pulseaudio is defaulting my default output device as headphones from my desktop soundcard. Previously I could select headphones or speakers, but now it only says headphones. This is a problem ...
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What's the difference between Master and PCM channels in Alsa?

What is the difference between Master and PCM channels in Alsa, and which one should I manipulate for controlling the output volume? I have three sound cards (Intel PantherPoint, HRT HeadStreamer and ...
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No audio through either soundbar or desktop on Debian

I'm using a Debian stable box with a Dell monitor and the Dell AX510 "stereo soundbar". The "soundbar" has a large frontal speaker as well as two headphone jacks on the left. While the hardware ...
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ALSA sounds card volume range numbers, and Difference between Control Names

I'm developing my first sound card driver in Ubuntu with ALSA. Implementing a volume control for the sound card I stumbled upon a few questions. 1) For the function that is assigned to ...
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I'm trying to compile alsa-driver-RTv5.18 but get date-time error for gcc 4.9.2

/home/user/Downloads/Rt-Linux-HDaudio-5.18/alsa-driver-RTv5.18/alsa/acore/info.c:1065:22: error: macro "__DATE__" might prevent reproducible builds [-Werror=date-time] "Compiled on " __DATE__ " for ...
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Chromium - No Sound

I am using the Logitech G930 Gaming Headset on Mageai with the KDE desktop environment. Within Chromium I am unable to hear any sounds; the volume button indicates noise when I manually adjust the ...
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Sound stopped working in Archlinux [closed]

After years without an issue with ALSA, sound stopped working. My system: [root@myArch jm]# uname -a Linux myArch 4.2.3-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Sat Oct 3 19:08:23 CEST 2015 i686 GNU/Linux My card: [...
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Problem with playing audio with alsa

I am using alsa with pulse audio-1.0.25 and I am using ATI Radeon E4690 graphics card with standard Fedora-17 OS. When I am trying to play audio with alsa, its not playing anything and coming out ...
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Linux sound: play back audio from input only on specific output device

I currently have a shairport (AirPlay) server which receives audio data and outputs it over optical SP/DIF (Toslink) via a USB-to-Toslink adapter. This digital signal goes through an equalizer, and ...
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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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Many audio devices with same name: how to use them in asound.conf?

I'd like to create a new PCM device in ALSA, thanks to these ALSA PCM plugins in /etc/asound.conf: pcm.blah { type rate slave { pcm <device1> rate 48000 } } But what name to use ...
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How do I create an ALSA virtual device that outputs to both HDMI and headphone jack?

I can tell my programs to output to either HDMI or the headphone jack just fine, but is there a way to create a virtual device in asound.conf that outputs to both simultaneously? This config comes ...
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How to configure USB audio devices that they are the same every time

I am using a Raspberry PI with two USB audio devices which are exactly the same. What I want to do is set up that the fist USB device will always be hw:0,1 and the second device will always be hw:0,2. ...
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Alsa Problems: Playback Crashes Audacity

I have been having this problem in audacity ever since I switched to Arch. I can start audacity and open a mp3 file, but as soon as I press play, the sound is fast, distorted, and crackles. Once I ...
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PulseAudo list-sinks missing ALSA Devices

I'm attempting to switch at runtime between two ALSA devices on the same ALSA card: >>> [blake@e530 ~]$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], ...
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Internal speaker sound at login screen - but not after login (only external speakers work)?

Sound plays (drum roll) at login screen. In Ubuntu and Xubuntu XFCE no sound emits from the laptop speaker, but does from the external speakers. Pulseaudio panel monitor bar dances with the sound.... ...
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USB Audio detected by ALSA but not JACK?

I have a Presonus AudioBox USB device, connected to a USB 3 port, that supports both MIDI and Audio input. When I launch JACK and open the connection list from QJackCtl, I can see that the AudioBox ...
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Headphones always muted after restart

After system restart my headphones are always muted. I have to unmute and crank volume from 0% to 100% using alsamixer. I of course tried to do alsactl store multiple times but it does not help. It is ...
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Setting Alsa to output 44.1kHz

I would like Alsa to output everything at 44.1kHz (by default it looks like it's using 48kHz). I understand that the correct option would be something like: defaults.pcm.dmix.rate 44100 But where ...
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Alsa not detecting my soundcard

So my onboard sound-card died and I bought a new small usb one. With windows it works perfectly, but on my debian testing not so much. It isn't detected by my audio system, and I cannot choose the ...
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Help me to find my speakers and headphone paths (name of PCM device)

I am really confused trying to get my speakers and headphone device PCM names like a "hw:x,x" or something like that; cat /proc/asound/devices 2: [ 0] : control 3: [ 0- 0]: digital audio ...
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RME Multiface (HDSP) sound on Debian/Jessie (Systemd / PulseAudio)

Troubles getting my sound setup to work on a fresh install of Debian/Jessie. The RME Multiface is an external rack mounted Pro Audio interface with a ton of channels and connectors (18 output ...
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No output from headphones jack (occasionally), although system displays output

I am having an issue where I will start or restart my PC and suddenly no audio comes from the headphones jack. This only happens occasionally, and I don't know the cause. My PC speakers work fine ...
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Increasing volume causes left/right channels to be unbalanced

In Gnome 3, I mapped my volume up to amixer set Master 1000+, and down to amixer set Master 1000-. This works just fine, as long as I spin the volume roller slowly. If I am to spin it really quickly,...
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Alsa mixer for assigning specific apps to a specific soundcard?

I am looking for a Alsa mixer GUI for Xfce (or better yet, desktop-independent) to replace PulseAudio Mixer. While I'm happy with the latter, my USB DAC is very poorly handled by PulseAudio and I need ...
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Snowball microphone no longer shared between applications

I recently bought a Snowball USB microphone for a podcast. Previously, I would record my track using audacity, and simultaneously use the microphone for Skype. I tried to do this yesterday and was ...
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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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Sound card not detected by ALSA, but detected by kernel

Running arch linux with: Linux hunchback 3.17.4-1-ARCH #1 SMP PREEMPT Fri Nov 21 21:14:42 CET 2014 x86_64 GNU/Linux When i run: $ aplay -l aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found... But it ...
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Switching sound card without restarting the browser

Does anyone know if Iceweasel (Firefox) runs HTML5 audio/video in a separate process that can be restarted? With Flash I can restart plugin-container after changing the sound card in ~/.asoundrc. With ...
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Why there is no sound on my Debian 7?

There is no sound on my Debian 7. How to set the sound properly now? root@localhost:/home/debian# alsactl init Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Realtek ALC887-VD" "HDA:10ec0887,1458a002,...
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How to mute microphone using command line in debian 8?

I use lenovo t420. It has mute mic button. But it cannot be assigned to any action, because I got error "The key you just pressed is not supported by Qt" when I'm trying to assign to any action. But ...
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alsamixer not incrementing volume at proper interval

I am trying to use amixer to change the volume of the speaker on my computer at an incremental rate. The command below successfully changes the master volume of my speaker, but not at a consistant 5%. ...
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Use equalizer and an usb audio card

I have Raspbian installed on my Rasperry Pi. I have a Delock USB Audio Card and setted it up, works good. My speaker set has a quite strong bass, so I need an equalizer. There is an alsa plugin which ...
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How to find the configuration differences between two identical usb audio dongle devices?

I have two units of the same headset model that use a wireless USB dongle (Logitech H800). Each headset only pairs with its own dongle, but I want to get the same dongle to work with both headsets. ...
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Default sound volume for all ALSA devices

I woud like to set up the default sound volume once for all, for all ALSA devices that will be connected ever. Of course, I could do amixer ... or even alsamixer to modify the volume of currently ...
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Command line per-application volume (maybe amixer or pactl?)

I can change the master volume with these commands (from the command line), and it affects all applications, but how do I change the volume for just one application (XMMS for example)? amixer -q set ...
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Is it possible to let the active virtual term be the only one with audio access?

I'm currently running Fedora 22 and want a setup where Kodi runs on vterm1 while steam runs on vterm2. I have set up two seats using LightDM. I am currently using ALSA in order to let Kodi bitstream ...
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Speakers don't un-mute after muting the audio

I recently installed Bluedevil on my Fedora 21 XFCE notebook to be able to use my AS-600 bluetooth headphones, and they worked pretty well, the problem now is that whenever I mute the audio by running ...
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How to setup “Creative Sound Core 3D” on Debian Jessie correctly?

I justed installed Debian Jessie and was happy to see (or hear) that my Creative Sound Core 3D (as onboard chip on my Gigabyte GA-X99-Gaming 7 WIFI mainboard) worked out of the box when trying to play ...