Sound Card Database

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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 17 Mar 2013 19:55

Thanks Otrod, the fix has been added to the list.

wayne, thanks for the thorough testing :) . I guess your sound card is either very universal or is not affected by the option. I wonder if alsa defaults to a certain model if one isn't specified? My guess would be model=auto because it seems to be the most universal one.

stelios, if I understand you correctly, does that mean that you can have both model=auto and model=generic in the file and it will fall back to model=generic if model=auto doesn't work?
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby wayne » 18 Mar 2013 10:21

HI cww

This is another old Acer aspire L5100, miniPC, something like a small size desktop but with laptop's kind of design.


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inxi -Ax

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wayne@solydx32aspire:~$ inxi -Ax
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Radeon X1200 Series Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 01:05.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:14.2
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
Sound works out of the box on real analog jack.. as well as front analog jack for headphone.

checking /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

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# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-$
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi && { /sbin/modpr$
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && { /sbin/modpr$
# Keep snd-pcsp from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2
# Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options bt87x index=-2
options cx88_alsa index=-2
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2

options snd-hda-intel model=generic

options snd-hda-intel model=generic
seeing two line of option.. going to change it to auto and reboot to test.

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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby wayne » 18 Mar 2013 10:34

oh... so quiet...
after changing to model=auto
no sound on both front headphone jack and real analog jack. :mrgreen:

return the model=generic.
reboot, still no sound :twisted:

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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 18 Mar 2013 10:54

Well that's perplexing :? ...
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby wayne » 18 Mar 2013 11:18

further to the last test, and reading some links from first post...

tried some and nothing works

so go back to old method, remove pulseaudio. this time use what cww's first post said



The solution was to remove pulseaudio:

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apt purge pulseaudio*


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apt remove pavucontrol


And to change:

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options snd-hda-intel model=generic


to

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options snd-hda-intel model=auto

follow step by step,
ended up something 'hybird or semi-fix' :twisted:

with model=auto : sound OK on real analog jack :mrgreen: , but no sound on front analog headphone jack :twisted:

with model=generic : sound OK on front headphone hack :mrgreen: , but no sound on real analog jack. :twisted:

what a funny situation... :mrgreen:

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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 18 Mar 2013 19:58

Well, at least it's sort of working :? ...

That's really quite a bizarre situation.
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby Arjen Balfoort » 18 Mar 2013 20:09

wayne wrote:with model=auto : sound OK on real analog jack :mrgreen: , but no sound on front analog headphone jack :twisted:

with model=generic : sound OK on front headphone hack :mrgreen: , but no sound on real analog jack. :twisted:

what a funny situation... :mrgreen:
Wayne, c'mon...you only have one head! :lol:


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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby wayne » 19 Mar 2013 01:09

okOK
restore from backup.
sound return.
back to starting point :mrgreen:

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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby gkgazza27 » 18 Apr 2013 23:14

hi Solydxk friends I'm back again sorry for been away but work matters kept me away, the reason for my post is very simple I've seen several posts where Solydxk users had no reason to change their alsa base conf, by default everything worked great for them, but they went and changed it either to test things or because they thought that they had to for some reason, the problem is that this is not the right procedure to solve sound problems, we do not have the same motherboards, the same bios or the same sound cards, so there can never be one common solution to the problem that we can install or apply for all the different sound systems, on the other hand the proper procedure is to find if our sound works by using the sound recorder or skype or youtube vids if the sound is ok then we don't have to do anything! if we have a problem then we check the sound controls if they are activated by right clicking on the speaker icon on the panel, due to pulseaudio not working properly with many intel hd sound cards I only had two controls the master and pcm and had no sound at all, which is propobly the case for many, but how many go in it and check it? only if you got this problem you should remove pulseaudio and pavucontrol and install gnome alsamixer, it works a lot better with most sound cards, now reboot so changes will take effect and right click on the speaker icon again to check the controls, if you still have only two controls on playback go to menu, multimedia, gnome alsamixer and at the bottom of the window there is a preferances button click on it and it will give you a small window with all the controls which you will have to enable by puting a tick next to them, you can choose to enable any control you want, I think a great lot of us forget to do this, now if you still have sound problems then now is the time to go and change that last line in alsa base conf, and that is possibly because the bios is broken, but this is the last think to do if all else fails, this post was created because a lot of people don't know what is the correct why to solve their sound problems, thank you all for your time and I hope that this will help a lot of people
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby gregpaes » 06 May 2013 04:50

No sound with my card

greg@destroyer:~$ inxi -Axx
Audio: Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24

solved by using the cww's solution
purge pulseaudio and remove pavucontrol

after that reboot still no sound
running alsamixer the PCN was on 0, changed that now it's working

kinda strange this, on LDME I'd no problem with sound :?
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 11 May 2013 18:51

I'm going to be updating the database over the next few days because the latest ISOs (from April) have model=auto as default. I'm going to try to go back and find posts where people reported that model=generic worked. However, it would be very helpful if people who use model=generic to post the output of inxi -Axx here. Thanks :)
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby zerozero » 12 May 2013 04:05

my data (and this a fairly new install)

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zerozero@home ~ $ inxi -Axx
Audio:     Card: Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller 
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0 chip-ID: 8086:1e20 
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.24

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zerozero@home ~ $ cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq ; : ; }
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet snd-emu10k1-synth ; : ; }
# Keep snd-pcsp from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2
# Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options bt87x index=-2
options cx88_alsa index=-2
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2

options snd-hda-intel model=generic
the info here is still valid >> http://forums.solydxk.nl/viewtopic.php?f=6&t=137#p1129
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 12 May 2013 04:12

Thanks zerozero 8-)

Will update it now.
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby BostonPeng » 13 May 2013 17:16

I seems I'm using both mode=generic and model=auto for some reason but here's my output:

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$  inxi -Axx
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0                                                                                  
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 13 May 2013 19:24

BostonPeng wrote:I seems I'm using both mode=generic and model=auto for some reason but here's my output:

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$  inxi -Axx
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0                                                                                  
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
If I understand the way this works correctly (and I don't :lol: ), model=generic is sort of a fallback (possibly for debugging?). So if model=auto is present it will use that instead. But like I said I'm not sure.
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby BostonPeng » 13 May 2013 19:52

cwwgateway wrote:
BostonPeng wrote:I seems I'm using both mode=generic and model=auto for some reason but here's my output:

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$  inxi -Axx
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0                                                                                  
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
If I understand the way this works correctly (and I don't :lol: ), model=generic is sort of a fallback (possibly for debugging?). So if model=auto is present it will use that instead. But like I said I'm not sure.
The only thing I remember is I initially had a lot of copies of one of those lines when I installed on this system and my sound died so I cut it down to one line of each. Now my sound works and that's what counts. 8-)
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 13 May 2013 19:58

BostonPeng wrote:
cwwgateway wrote:
BostonPeng wrote:I seems I'm using both mode=generic and model=auto for some reason but here's my output:

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$  inxi -Axx
Audio:     Card Intel 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller driver snd_hda_intel BusID: 00:1b.0                                                                                  
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Version 1.0.24
If I understand the way this works correctly (and I don't :lol: ), model=generic is sort of a fallback (possibly for debugging?). So if model=auto is present it will use that instead. But like I said I'm not sure.
The only thing I remember is I initially had a lot of copies of one of those lines when I installed on this system and my sound died so I cut it down to one line of each. Now my sound works and that's what counts. 8-)
Glad it's working for you 8-)

Some older installs ended up with a number of model=generics because solydxk-system would add it every time it was updated, even if it was already there (but this behavior changed fairly early on). Otherwise I can't see why you would end up with more than one of each.
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby BostonPeng » 13 May 2013 20:15

This was a fresh install from DVD with a single set of updates before the sound died. I was glad to remember to check these boards for the fix.
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby cwwgateway » 13 May 2013 20:31

BostonPeng wrote:This was a fresh install from DVD with a single set of updates before the sound died. I was glad to remember to check these boards for the fix.
I don't know then. AFAIK it's not particularly important... What's important is it's working now 8-)
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Re: Sound Card Database

Postby DLWood » 13 Aug 2013 15:00

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dan@amd4solydk64 ~ $ inxi -Ax
Audio:     Card: NVIDIA MCP61 High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:05.0 Sound: ALSA ver: k3.9-1-amd64
My onboard sound worked 100% with a default installation of SolydK 64-bit....except for Skype and Google+ calls...I would get a really scratchy/distorted sound sometimes with an echo. This was intermittent too; might go days w/o any problem and then the scratchy distortion would return.

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apt-get purge pulseaudio*

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apt-get remove pavucontrol
What has seemed to fix everything was to uninstall pulseaudio and PAV and go with ALSA only. I did install the Gnome ALSA mixer. But nearly every application that has sound had to be reconfigured in the preferences to work correctly (e.g. Skype, VLC, SMPlayer, Audacity, etc).

I'm using mode=generic. Rear output works; front headphones work & mute rear output.

I've noticed that Thunderbird no longer plays a notification sound upon arrival of new email. Googled it, but haven't found a solution yet. One post said to install "esound", but that wants to put back all the pulseaudio stuff!! Another said to install the "libcanberra-gstreamer" package...I did that and it makes no difference. I can live w/o the notification sound, but it would be nice to have it.


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