Questions about audio hardware and software in Linux and other UNIX operating systems.

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No sound from Debian beside beeps

I bought Lenovo ideapad 500S and installed Debian 8. It's a fresh install, and no other OS is on this computer. I am having difficult on enabling the audio and days of googling to hunt any hint ...
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How to get sound working in chroot(Linux on Android)

I have Fedora 21 KDE running on Sony Xperia Tablet Z and it seems my device sound card and M-Audio(M-Track) USB sound card is detected. But yet no audio output. What is best way to solve this issue? ...
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linux audio feedback

I am using jackd and pulseaudio with the pulseaudio-jack-module so that I can have pulseaudio and jack running at the same time. I mostly use jack applications, except for web browsing and a few other ...
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Pulseaudio microphone doesn't work

I am using Slackware 14.1. I installed pulse audio. The sound output works fine. But the microphone doesn't work in skype. I tried the steps from here: ...
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Restart SGTL5000

Is there an easy way, (besides modding the kernel driver anyway) to restart a codec? This is running on an arm I.mx6, and I have had some trouble with the codec resetting, and the kernel won't get ...
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Which Soundblaster Live! 5.1 profile as shown in pavucontrol should I use and why?

I'm using an ancient SB Live! 5.1 card with Debian Jessie (8.3), and the default sound setup, which I assume is Alsa and pulseaudio. If I go to the config tab in pavucontrol, I see an impressively ...
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Disable volume slider on hp 6730b

The volume slider on my HP 6730b with Linux Mint 17.2 looks roughly like this: [mute-button] [decrease-volume]-----------[increase-volume] The button to increase the volume is continuously ...
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Audio 'pops' in when starting and stopping

Whenever audio starts playing, or stops playing, a 'popping' sound can be heard from my headphones. I am running Elementary OS 0.3.2 Freya, and the issue only happens when I am using headphones. The ...
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Compare Audio Files

I want to set up a test-system for an embedded board, so I can automatically test both the audio out and the audio in jacks (LO, LI, HP, MIC). So I thought of recording an audio-file (with a sinus, ...
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Converting .shn via shorten or shntool

I have to batch convert a bunch of shn file to wav. I was wondering if this was possible using the shorten utility or did this need to be done using shntool todo so.
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Error when trying to connect to bluetooth speaker: `org.bluez.Error.Failed`

I'm running Debian Jessie 8.2. I have a bluetooth USB dongle connected to my machine. I run sudo bluetoothctl -a then do the following: [NEW] Controller 5C:F3:70:6B:57:60 debian [default] Agent ...
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Compare two audio files

I would like to make sort kind of "speech recognition" system. The goal is to compare a new recording with an original audio file, and if the sound is > x% similar, do something. Is there already a ...
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How to setup playing system audio into teamspeak

I have Fedora distro (21) running in a VirtualBox VM I want to be able to take the system's output audio and feed it into the teamspeak input (capture) The reason for this is for a game I play I ...
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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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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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Headphones only work correcly when plugged halfway

My headphones are working some kind of strange. The sound is very low even when set to maximum, and the speech is almost unhearable. When I listen to music I can't hear speech as well as when ...
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Inline sound effect using command line

I found a while ago a way to modify recorded sound (pitch and such) and playing it through speaker in a single command line, involving "rec", piped to another command... But silly me, I didn't save it ...
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Microphone noise reduction

I installed Ubuntu 14.04 with dualboot. But i have problem with microphone noise. I can not find any noise reduction in Ubuntu. Sound quality is for me quite important, because i am talking with ...
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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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Deadbeef audio player does not retrieve online (freedb, CDDB) info about CD traks

Many Linux players (like Audacious, Banshee, Amarok, Exaile) can easily access audio CDs traks info (names and other metadata) but Deadbeef cannot, although it has a cdda plugin that should do just ...
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Audio and Network over Bluetooth

I'm putting together a car computer system using a Raspberry Pi 2, and I was wondering if there is a way to set up a Bluetooth dongle on the Pi so that whenever my cellphone (Moto G2 running 5.0.2) is ...
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Multiple (combine) USB sound cards with Alsa + Jack + Pure Data

I'm a musician and I'm new to PI/Raspbian/Linux. I'm using a Raspberry PI 2 with Pure Data (PD) for a multichannel audio installation. I have one 5.1 USB soundcard (6 channels) but for my installation ...
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Microphone not working with skype anymore Linux Mint 17.2

I recently took an endeavor into Linux Mint 17.2. For around a week my microphone has been working with the application skype with no issues whatsoever. A week passes and I end up needing to restart ...
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Linux on Macbook (9,2 - Mid-2012) - Sound wierd

Today I - again - installed Arch Linux on my Macbook Pro Mid-2012 and I'm - again - very happy. Except, that the sound of the built-in speakers is really strange. On Mac OS X the speakers were pretty ...
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Pulseaudio broken on Arch: pa_stream_writable_size() failed: Connection terminated

The problem While trying to fix a minor issue on my Arch system, I seem to have created a bigger one. I don't really know what I did to cause this (more on that later) but pulseaudio seems to crash ...
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Is it safe to retask other audio ports as lineins using Jack?

So, I wanted to setup my Linux PC to record multiple line in audio devices without putting holes in my wallet. Then I found a tool called hdajackretask which lets me convert any port into any other ...
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How can I switch to my onboard audio controller?

My desktop (running Arch) has a (very, very) old SB Live! sound card that isn't working very well any more. I'd like to switch to using the motherboard's onboard audio controller instead. Sadly, ...
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Fedora 23 audio recording

I'm getting this error when I tried to record an audio using a python program. Also the same ALSA error occur when I tried running kwave. I'm using Fedora 23. And my laptop is HP pavilion n15-201ax ...
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alsa sound module snd_aloop

I am having some trouble wrapping my head around the snd_aloop module. I am trying to route all my audio through alsa without using pulseaudio. If I start jackd there's not sound from non alsa apps ...
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No sound through headphones despite pavucontrol (debian stretch)

After updating from jessie to stretch this week I found my heaphone jack no longer outputs sound, though my built in speakers work just fine. The puzzling thing is that everything seems to be in order ...
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Linux USB audio volume problem

I have a dual boot Linux/Windows 8 system with a pair of KEF X300A speakers connected to the machine via a USB port. After each reboot from Windows the maximum volume obtainable from the speakers in ...
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USB Speakers don't work

I'am new to Linux. So I have an Acer aspire one ao531h laptop and I decided to dual boot Zorin OS alongside windows7. Before I installed Zorin I had installed Ubuntu which was very slow and then ...
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Deadbeef doesn't show up in sound applet of Cinnamon

I have installed Cinnamon desktop, VLC and Deadbeef. When I play an audio file or a video with VLC, I can control it via the sound applet, but when I play music from Deadbeef, there is no signal from ...
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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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How can I fix my sound on an Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02) ALC662?

I am running Arch Linux. There is no sound coming from this card, despite a driver "snd_hda_intel" having been loaded. Sounds is coming out of the left speaker. I've googled this and I have found ...
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Sound is very low (almost not audible) from primary sound card, Debian 8, pulse audio

I am using PulseAudio to manage my sound on Debian 8 with i3wm. Everything works properly, except the volume level on my on-board sound card. I can get sound out of it if I crank all settings to max ...
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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 ...
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Linux Mint 17.3 constantly sets notification volume level to zero

I have this strange issue on my Linux Mint 17.3 Mate 64-bit virtual machine. Whenever I boot up a machine I don't hear neither welcome sound nor any other notification sound after. When I enter sound ...
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How to change audio settings as non root user?

I am using kali linux version 3.12 (the old one). I am unable to access sound settings as non root user. I am unable to open Pulse Audio as well. The message I get is something PULSE_SERVER in ...
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Possible race condition when scripting headphone plug-in event

I'm currently trying to script the headphone plug-in/out event. I found out that I can script this quite easily as an acpi event.. I created a file in /etc/acpi/events/ with the event event=jack[ ...
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Run script on headphone plug in/out event [duplicate]

I'm trying to run a script on every headphone plug-in and out event. For instance mute the sound (with amixer) when the headphones are plugged out. I don't want to limit these scripts to sheer volume ...
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Sound over Dockingstation in KDE

I just installed Debian on my new Laptop(Lenovo X1) and I would like to use a ThinkPad OneLink Dock. Everything works great (USB, HDMI, Ethernet...) except for the audio. When I plug in the OneLink ...
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Foobar2000 in Playonlinux cannot play common sound formats

I have installed Foobar2000 in Playonlinux (ElementaryOS) and all it can play are radio internet streams. All files give the error Unable to open item for playback (Unsupported file format): - even ...
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Double sound icon in XFCE

I'm running XFCE 4.10 on the latest Debian Stable, Jessie. One single flaw bugs me ever since the installation even though it's thrillingly minor. Every time I use either the scroll-function or an ...
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Write my own sound card driver [closed]

I would like to write my own sound card driver, in order to use my output jack as a PWM (to control a motor). When I run "lspci", the sound card is : Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 ...
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How to mute system sounds in LXDE

I used some guy's script to disable system beep. Now I am annoyed by sounds stored in /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/. Zypper, however, told me that to get rid of them I would also need to uninstall ...
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Audio tone/sine generator with frequency gauge

I want to flatten frequency response of my headphones with EQ (to dramatically increase sound quality with only a bit of time), but I need tone generator for that with live manually selectable ...
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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 ...