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

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Set maximum volume in Arch Linux

Recently, I purchased new over-ear headphones that have some really powerful speakers. I usually have to listen at ~4% volume to use them comfortably. Each time I restart my computer, they move back ...
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How to set up AMD Cayman/Antilles HDMI Audio (Radeon HD 6900 series)?

I've got an AMD Radeon HD 6950 card: $ lspci | grep AMD 03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Cayman PRO [Radeon HD 6950] 03:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro ...
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Why does skype not pick up my microphone?

I've got skype running (32 bit mode) on Slackware64 — the sound is fine but my mic is not able to be detected. KMIX shows that my mic is enabled, and I can hear myself when I test it. Some ...
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How to make Alsa Loopback device to work in Puredata

I'm trying to route an audio signal from an Airplay source (with Shairport-sync) to Puredata. To do so, I created a Loopback Device in Alsa. Then I set this virtual device as Shairport's output like ...
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arecord until sound level drops low enough

I am trying to implement constant voice recognition on my Pi at the moment, I am achieving this by having two threads running, one constantly recording (with arecord in a bash script) for X amount of ...
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Recording loopback doesn't work with alsa

I want to record a sound from speakers, not a microphone in my Linux desktop. I'm using Centos 7. I searched this subject and found this thread but it only partially works. I edited my .asoundrc ...
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System freeze on “setting up alsa”

I use Debian wheezy and I boot the computer and get stuck in the line: [....] setting up alsa .... It freezes, it only responds to "REUSIB" (Emergency Reboot With Magic SysRq), but it is unusable as ...
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PulseAudio: Sound works after first pacat call

I've got a strange problem with PulseAudio and a gstreamer python script (pygst). The script below works only if I execute a cat /dev/urandom | pacat before. I've absolutely no idea what can ...
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Configuring USB digital microphone under Linux

I just bought a digital USB microphone. It looks nice, but I cannot make it work. I use openSuse 12.3. How do I ever know whether my system has the drivers for such and such microphone? The good ...
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Focusrite Scarlett on Linux input mapping?

Does anyone use these interfaces on Linux? If so, how do the inputs map (e. g. with ALSA/PulseAudio)? E. g. the Scarlett 6i6 has the following connections. Inputs: 2x symmetric XLR inputs (one for ...
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Android w/ Glibc stack, how can I set-up audio w/ nvlc? Is it possible with ALSA(Debian)?

With the help of the book "Embedded Android" by Karim Yaghmour I managed to learn enough about Android's build process last fall. With enough fiddling around and Google'ing I learned a sufficient ...
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Internal microphone not working.. again (Fedora 20, KDE, HP 8460p)

Unfortunately I have yet another "adventure" with my internal microphone. Everything is un-muted in alsamixer, as well as in pavucontrol. It is not the first time it stopped working, but now - for ...
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Extremely loud crack and mangled sound over S/PDIF using ALSA

Sometimes it seems ALSA on my machine goes completely haywire: Flash audio on Spotify doesn't produce any sound. SMplayer plays audio just fine, or doesn't play at all (I've observed the latter ...
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Pulseaudio and Pavucontrol very unstable

I've recently installed ArchLinux on my desktop, together witht the GNOME3 Desktop. I installed pulseaudio and pavucontrol, which both seem to be very unstable. First I couldn't get my headset to ...
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How should I enable the trace log for ALSA hda_unsol_event?

I have reported an ALSA kernel bug and have been asked to "enable tracepoints" and "check the response of hda_unsol_event". I was directed to the kernel docs for instruction, which say: Except ...
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CentOS 6.5 sound permissions

I am trying to configure ALSA for a CentOS 6.5 minimal install, my problem is non-root users do not have permission to access the sound devices in /dev/snd because the files are missing access control ...
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VST plugin integration into ALSA?

I have "headless" (e.g. no graphical front-end) VST plugin that I would like to embed into my ALSA setup to continuously filter my sound. I remember that there used to be a LADSPA plugin which itself ...
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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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How to configure buildroot to add a sound device?

I've used a given board configuration to reconfigure it for my individual board. My board has a CS4270 sound device of Cirrus Logic. My uImage is booting successfully on my target hardware, but an ...
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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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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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 can I synchronise kmix and alsamixer volumes at maximum?

Occasionally, I can increase kmix's volume to its maximum (using the volume hotkeys), but the sound is still very quiet. I can open up alsamixer, and see Master at ~8%, even though kmix's volume is ...
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USB MIDI keyboard (Oxygen 61) now not appearing in QJackCtl

I've had a USB Oxygen61 MIDI keyboard for awhile now, and it has worked fine in the past (maybe a month ago, last I tried). But now when I plug it in, it no longer shows up in aconnect -l, and I ...
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How to switch off my laptop speaker when headphones is plugged

I've Kubutu 15.04 then KDE Plasma 5 and my laptop speaker doesn't switch off when headphones is plugged. Here my alsamixer snaptshot: My laptop is a ASUS N550L My sound card I found with lspci: ...
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Low volume from rear line out, fine from the front panel

When I plug my headphones in the jack on the rear panel of my machine, the sound comes out low, even after I turn up every imaginable slider from PulseAudio or AlsaMixer or whatever. When I plug them ...
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How to join the two input streams of a multidevice soundcard?

I have an old M-Audio Blackbox that consists of two sub-devices. If I open qjackctl those are advertised as hw:Box,0 and hw:Box,1. Up to now I readily switched between those configurations as needed, ...
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Share alsa capture device with alsaloop

I'm trying to 'share' the microphone input such that programs can have access to it. Initial naive attempt. In one terminal: alsaloop -C hw:1,0 -P hw:0,0 -t 500 -c1 -A 5 -T-1 --resample -v In ...
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Playback and simultaneous recording through external USB sound card

I've an external USB sound card (in my case it's a TerraTec Aureon 7.1 USB). I've looped the earphone-out to the line-in using a 3.5mm jack cable. I'm interested in starting the playback of a MP2 ...
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PULSEAUDIO does not list my ALSA capture device as a capture source

First of all, Hello everybody! My name is Przemek Gajos and this is my first post here. I have recently written an ALSA driver for my audio capture card and I have problems with PULSEAUDIO ...
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Set up a sound client “server”

I have a server that its main usage is being all day long up and running and serve some VMs to the web. I want to be able to play music from the laptop to the speakers that are connected to the ...
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How to troubleshoot jack detection in Pulseaudio

Pulseaudio apparently supports "jack detection", meaning auto-detection of whether anything is plugged into each jack (e.g., headphone jack, line out jack) or not. Unfortunately, Pulseaudio's jack ...
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Why don't I hear audio playing from my CentOS 6.5 Vagrant box?

I want to play a wave file from my CentOS 6.5 Vagrant box using aplay and of course I want to hear the sound. This is what I do: > aplay sine.wav Playing WAVE 'sine.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little ...
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Dynamic audio sinks and sources with alsa

So, I have a speakers, a usb headset, and HDMI output available to my system and would like to switch which is used by any specific application, or all of them on the fly. So far I am able to use ...
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Audio (speaker) jack detection with debian

How to find out whether speaker jack is connected or not in my motherboard Tried out some reference from : Detecting headphone connection/disconnection in Linux pasted my amixer output.Need ...
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Xfce sound level applet works wrong

I have installed Xfce4 on Debian testing. I'm using ALSA for sound driver. If I decrease volume level by using sound control applet in Xfce panel, there is no problem till "zero level". If I decrease ...
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Cannot find Audio Hardware for my Workstation

Audio is NOT working in HP workstation xw 4600. I cannot find any hardware present at System-> Preferences -> Sound -> Hardware (Tab) The command lspci -v shows following output of Audio ...
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No microphone input - VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64)

I have the VIZIO CT15-A5 and 12.04 LTS (64) is running smoothly .. Only one issue.. I cannot record sound or use Skype due to lack of mic input. I have tried turning up the sound using the alsa ...
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Sound doesn't work in x, but does in virtual terminal

I've just installed Fedora 19, bringing over my home directory. I've disabled graphical boot, instead I get dumped to a virtual terminal. I use xmonad instead of gnome3. weird phenomenon #1 In a ...
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add audio from playing file to microphone stream

I need to add a sound to what the microphone is capturing, is it possible? I started with man aplay and found that I can do aplay -D PCMdevice filepath.wav so then I listed the PCM devices with ...
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Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1 - crackling sound

I am very new user to the Linux world. I istalled newest Ubuntu on my old ASUS A7CC laptop. I would like to use also my older external sound interface Native Instruments Audio Kontrol 1. I am able to ...
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Choppy sound with flashpayer

After a number of updates, including upgrading to flashplayer 11 and kernel 3.8.2 sound from flashplayer and skype has become choppy. Setup In my setup I have .ascoundrc set up to use pulseaudio ...