Debian Hardware :: Sound Stopped Working After Upgrading Jessie System
May 1, 2014
I recently updated my Debian jessie system (for the first time in a few months). It broke my video driver (fortunately a dpkg-reconfigure fixed that) and my wireless driver (forget how I fixed that...), and my sound. ALSA still thinks I have an output device, I've set volumes all the way up in alsamixer.
In vlc and firefox, I can't hear anything using the default audio out (which I think is pulseaudio), nor can I hear anything if I ask them to use ALSA output directly. I've tried rebooting, killing/manually starting pulseaudio, etc to no avail.
I think it was either the kernel upgrade (went from 3.10 to 3.13) or a configuration option in some sound subsystem that broke. To be clear, sound was working perfectly before the upgrade. My machine is an Ivy Bridge-era Zenbook.
I upgraded my system from Wheezy to Jessie and now the audio is tinny. It sounds like a lot of the bass is being chopped off. This happens in YouTube's HTML5 video player, VLC and whatever player it is that Thunar launches for avi files.I'm using Xfce as my desktop, if that matters.I looked around for an equalizer app for pulseaudio but was surprised to find that the there isn't one, or at least not one which is still maintained.
Wakeonlan was working just fine with Wheezy on this machine. After upgrade, wakeonlan will resume from suspend but not from shutdown.
I have no problem with other machines (same software setup) after upgrade. None of my other machines have a broadcom NIC.
No BIOS settings were changed during the upgrade. If I enter the BIOS on boot and make sure settings are correct then 'save' and shutdown, without booting to debian, I can then successfully wakeonlan. Then, if I do not boot debian, but shutdown before debian starts, I can wakeonlan successfully again.
If I boot debian and then shutdown, game over: wakeonlan nolonger works.
$ ethtool eth0 | grep -i wake Supports Wake-on: g Wake-on: g
I installed Jessie (8.1.0) and encountered a problem which is non-existent in Wheezy (7.8.0).
My shell is zsh and I use tmux both installed from packages, I use this zsh feature that when you type "ls /" and then hit "Tab" twice, it will present you a menu where you can select the directory you want navigating the menu with the arrow keys. It works fine out of tmux (in bare shell) but stopped working inside a tmux session. In bare shell you hit Tab twice and get into the menu, in tmux you hit Tab twice and it displays the table of suggestions but just keeps cycling suggestions (cycling directory names) and not sending me to the menu.
Here's some screenshots:
1) Working (no tmux): I hit tab twice and got in the menu.
2) Not working (in tmux): I hit tab twice and it just cycled directory names after "/"
t isn't in my config file, I tried without my .tmux.conf (with tmux set to default settings) and it still had no effect.
I am having sound issues with iBook G4 running Debain Jessie. I am dual booting Ubuntu_MATE 15.04 and Jessie on the same HD. For PowerpC iBooks and PowerBooks you need to manully load the snd-aoa-i2sbus module in order to open alsamisxer so you can set you PCM Channel. I have done this when I ran Jessie on my PowerBook and sound worked with no issues. Now on this iBook I have ran both Lubuntu and Ubuntu-MATE with sound working by using this method. However when I installed Jessie I loaded the module, got aslmixer to load and set my PCM Channel but no sound.
I've been having problems with audio not working through the speakers since I upgraded to Jessie. I did a fresh install, the same hardware worked out of the box on Wheezy. Audio does work through the headphones - searching Google results in a LOT of similar issues on various distros, but none of the suggestions I've found have worked. Pulseaudio is not installed.
Alsamixer shows that the speakers are un-muted, and toggling the headphone auto-mute in case that was causing problems doesn't work. lsmod shows that snd_hda_codec_hdmi is loaded and in use - could it be trying to send sound via HDMI? Odd, because this laptop does not have an HDMI port. Blacklisting that module doesn't seem to make a difference however.
I did some mess with adobe flash player and now I have no soound on my Thinkpad T60.
root@debian:/etc/modprobe.d# dpkg -l|grep alsa ii alsa-base 1.0.25+3~deb7u1 all ALSA driver configuration files ii alsa-utils 1.0.25-4 i386 Utilities for configuring and using ALSA ii bluez-alsa:i386 4.99-2 i386 Bluetooth ALSA support ii libsox-fmt-alsa 14.4.0-3 i386 SoX alsa format I/O library ii libwine-alsa:i386 1.4.1-4 i386 Windows API implementation - ALSA sound module
Everything was fine last night, but this morning I signed into my Squeeze box and found that website play audio fine, Hulu Desktop works, some games work, etc. but Rhythmbox, VLC, Totem, and others don't . It all started with an attempt to diagnose a lack of sound in TVtime.
After upgrading to 5.6 I was trying things out and noticed for some reason the php on my server has stopped working. Anybody have a clue what's wrong ? I did read the release and it did mention the upgrade would then change my php.
I have installed Package: gnumeric (1.12.18-2) in my Jessie/Mate system. It is very jittery on scrolling, and I was wondering if I should upgrade to the version (1.12.26-1) in stretch(testing), as there seem to have been a large number of bugfixes.
I have tried the following simulation command, but it gives the error message shown:
Code: Select all~# apt-get --simulate -t stretch install gnumeric Reading package lists... Done E: The value 'stretch' is invalid for APT::Default-Release as such a release is not available in the sources
The documentation suggests that I may need to create an apt preferences file. I do not have any of the following files mentioned by the apt-get man page:
What I would like to do is upgrade just the specific package jessie/gnumeric(1.12.18-2) to stretch/gnumeric(1.12.26-1). I do not want any other packages to be inadvertently upgraded to stretch. I have seen warnings that one can easily end up with a badly mixed system and I wish to avoid that! I also do not want to disturb the standard apt-get update, which I am running daily via anacron at present.
The sound stopped working on my Macbook Pro 1,1. It was working fine before, and I can't think of any changes I made that would make it stop working. I know it's not a hardware problem because the Apple sound plays when I turn on the computer. Everything is unmuted in ALSA Mixer. None of the hardware options in Sound Preferences produce sound. Plugging in headphones or speakers does not solve the problem. I'm using 10.10.One curiosity: Whenever I do something that would normally cause sound to play, the optical audio red light in the headphone jack turns on, but no sound plays.
A few days ago I bought a Raspberry PI B with Debian Wheezy (7.0 - I think) on it. Before installing a media centre on it I wanted to do some basic configuration/upgrade and decided to upgrade to Debian Jessie. I followed the instructions provided on [URL] .....
Before moving to Jessie I have upgraded the original Wheezy; after the upgrade the version was 7.8. Everything went well till I executed "apt-get dist-upgrade". Errors where generated. As suggested I tried the "apt-get -f install"; but it did not go smoothly either. However, so far, I am accessing the desktop and everything seems fine (although I did not do anything fancy yet). The version recorded is 8.0. Thus, should I worry about the error messages generated?
Please find the log file here: [URL] ......
Note that I put the log file on Google Drive because each time I clicked on "add file" in the "Upload Attachment" tab when editing this message I got:
Internal Server Error: The server encountered an internal error or misconfiguration and was unable to complete your request. Please contact the server administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org and inform them of the time the error occurred, and anything you might have done that may have caused the error. More information about this error may be available in the server error log.
After upgrading to Jessie (AMD64) I have a totally blank screen, not even a blinking cursor. The video card is a GeForce 6200 and I have nouveau loaded. I originally had an nvidia module in Wheezy. I decided to use the instructions at the Debian NvidiaGraphicsDriver wiki to install the NVIDIA legacy package. That was worse. The nvidia module was unloaded in the X.org log, and the screen presented as a login console.
I tediously removed all NVIDIA components, and reverted to nouveau since its report in X.org log says it supports GeForce 6 series cards. That brought me back to a totally blank screen. The nouveau module lists as "video" doing lsmod. Both gdm3 and the X server processes are up and running. Other than reporting that "nv" couldn't be loaded, there is nothing in X.org log that appear abnormal. The .xsessions_error log is troubling however, but I don't have the knowledge to interpret.
I just installed Xubuntu on my old ThinkPad T40, and everything worked flawlessly until last night when I rebooted, and the sound stopped working. I'd rebooted it several times before with no problems.
After 2-3 months of working fine. I have a win7 box hooked thru a KVM switch to the same speakers and they work from there. I booted up a live CD (Mint Linux 10) on the non-working machine, and the speakers work fine.I checked and I have rights to "Use audio devices".I ran the following and got:
check if your sistems detects your cards Code: Select alllspci | grep Audio check it alsa detects your saund cards: Code: Select allaplay -l try to initialice your drivers Code: Select allalsactl init
Run Code: Select allalsamixer and check master and all volumes are at max, use <F6> to select cards.Install PulseAudio.Code: Select allaptitude install pulseaudio and check you have selected the correct output audio device.If the problem is a wrong selection try: Code: Select allecho "options snd-hda-intel model=generic" >> /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf or Code: Select allecho "options snd-hda-intel index=#CARD NUM#" >>
/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf (if you most likely have an intel card) check card numver with: Code: Select allcat /proc/asound/cards
Just installed a Debian on my pc. I had to install the nvidia official drivers to get my card working (GeForce GTX 750 Ti)But i have no sound (in my Windows partition sound works fine). The sound cards are apparently recolonized and loaded but i get nothing.
Code: Select alluname -r 3.16.0-4-amd64
Code: Select alllspci | grep Audio 00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 9 Series Chipset Family HD Audio Controller 01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fbc (rev a1)
then reboot, didn't work/Then i tryed to install the official Realtek ALC887 drivers from their page but get error compiling and no answers of how to fix it
Code: Select allerror: implicit declaration of function ‘fget_light’ [-Werror=implicit-function-declaration] file = fget_light(fd, fput_needed);
didn't work/After that i pluged my pc to a friends HDMI tv and i got sound when i change PulseAudio aoutput. So i guess the nvidia card sound works, but my headphones and speakers that i own don't. Finlay i disabled my sound card on BIOS and alsa stop recognizing the cards even after enabling them again.
Sound was working just fine in my opensuse 11.2 install until recently. Now it looks like applications can't find the sound server. Under "Control Center" -> Sound it says "Waiting for sound system to respond" forever and doesn't go anywhere. In audacious it has error "alsa error No suitable mixer element found". Now my VirtualBox also gives an error about sound issue. All of these were working just fine early Yesterday.I installed bunch of updates given by YAST yesterday. Could something have messed this up? It is very annoying when sound system was working just fine before and now it suddenly doesn't! Sound like some from windows!
Have been using Jaunty for a year now, but today my sound has stopped working. It works fine in windows which should eliminate any hardware problems. When I run a test through sound preferences I get to hear static.
Last night I was trying to get my printer working, and when I rebooted, I lost networking and sound.I am currently booting on a live CD, and sound and networking are fine-- so it can't be a hardware issue (obviously). I must have inadvertently broken something, but I can't figure it out.I have tried restarting networking, but it doesn't respond-- it says stop/waiting or something like that.I can't access the sound preferences-- it says waiting for sound to respond (or something like that).
When I reboot, sometimes I see a terminal window with the same line scrolling very, very quickly-- something about waiting for USB. Additionally, the system is very slow to respond-- clicking a menu item can take a long time for it to appear, etc.What could have occurred, and how might I troubleshoot it?
I have posted this in networking, but perhaps it should have been here. Can anyone give me a clue on how to get my networking to work again? I don't care about sound.Last night I was trying to get my printer working, and when I rebooted, I lost networking and sound.I am currently booting on a live CD, and sound and networking are fine-- so it can't be a hardware issue (obviously). I must have inadvertently broken something, but I can't figure it out.
I have tried restarting networking, but it doesn't respond-- it says stop/waiting or something like that.I can't access the sound preferences-- it says waiting for sound to respond (or something like that).When I reboot, sometimes I see a terminal window with the same line scrolling very, very quickly-- something about waiting for USB.Additionally, the system is very slow to respond-- clicking a menu item can take a long time for it to appear, etc.
Ubuntu and I'm using the latest stable version. Yesterday I had my sound working, but today my sound has stopped working.I've taken the following steps without success:System -> Administrator -> Hardware Devices (finds nothing)
in 10.10 my internal audio and my external usb 5.1 soundcard worked fine, and everything was still ok after i upgraded to 11.04. i then tried to install an equaliser called "alsaequal" which required the alsa-driver-1.0.24 package, which i compiled ok. now i've lost all sound and can only see dummy output listed in sound preferences, and no hardware is detected.
sudo aplay -l doesn't detect anything either! i've folled all the steps on the sticky thread in multimedia, i tried purging and reinstalling all the alsa packages which didnt work, and then tried compilling alsa source packages, which wound up with errors. i was following this thread: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1725874 which suggested running the alsa-info.sh script. i ran this and uploaded the output here:961380d1e9d23fi dont really understand any of this, but it seems to have detected my internal pci card but not my usb card.any help would be really appreciated after the hours spend fruitlessly trawling through these forums
I'm running 64-bit Ubuntu 11.04. I recently updated virtual box and wine. I also installed the expansion kit for the virtual box. Now Ubuntu doesn't read my sound card. I tried reinstalling alsa and pulseaudio but that did not help.
aplay -l shows no sound cards.
I have a Realtek ALC892 8-Channel HD Audio sound card.