This page covers setting up and using sound cards, speakers, and musical instruments. Ubuntu supports many pieces of hardware, however if you find that your sound is not working the Troubleshooting pages may be of help.

General Configuration

Application Tutorials

Specific Cards

Bluetooth Audio

  • Bluetooth Headset - Comprehensive instructions for getting a Bluetooth headset to work with all audio

  • Bluetooth Audio - Configuring Bluetooth devices for audio purposes dealing mainly with drivers a2d and sco

  • BlueZ Audio - BlueZ's wiki page on how to setup a Bluetooth headset

Old Sound Cards

  • HowToSetupSoundCards - Getting your old sound card to run. Look here if your sound card was not detected.


  • Sound not working? First try some of the basic tips in SoundTroubleshooting. If you are still without sound, follow the procedure in SoundTroubleshootingProcedure in order to get the latest release of ALSA and for help in posting a complete bug report.


Sound (last edited 2015-03-30 19:05:15 by knome)