Debian Multimedia :: No Sound After Upgrading To Squeeze?
Nov 26, 2010
since I'm new to the the forum and this is my first post I'd like to discuss a quite weird issue. Specifically, after upgrading my Debian system to Squeeze a few days ago, sound is completely lost. This means that I cannot hear any sound from anywhere (mp3, streming videos or anything else) except the system bell . I've done a research on the Internet, looking in other forums and discussions but still, nothing works for me. To begin with, I'm running Squeeze in an HP laptop with HDA Intel soundcard and chipset ALC268. When I'm running aplay -l I get this message:
Darkstar:~# aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC268 Analog [ALC268 Analog]
I had a broken URL in my /etc/apt/sources.list file, apparently because the debian-multimedia.org site had some kind of server issue and they had to rebuild the site from the ground up. They must have changed their directory structure, because I began getting 404 Errors when upgrading packages. I eventually fixed the URL last week after it had been broken for three months, then I upgraded and rebooted. After that, sound stopped working, even system sounds. My speakers work, because I plugged them into another machine and they worked. I eventually discovered that the master volume was set to "mute", and so was the master volume in the alsamixer. However, even after changing it to 100% for both, sound still doesn't work. I even made sure to issue a "alsactl -store" command toeep the settings there after a reboot. I removed and reinstalled all the alsa and pulse audio packages, made sure that the emu10k1 driver was installed for my Soundblaster Audigy card, and made sure everything was unmuted. I have also tried a million other things that I've found on Google, but nothing seems to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
been using squeeze on my primary system for some time, I decided to install it on my media center PC.After doing a clean install I lost sound and my maximum video resolution dropped to 1280x1024 (another post). This system has the same MB as my primary system, i.e. same sound chip. I have no issues with sound on that box. So it's a mystery to me why I don't have any sound on this one. As you can see, the sound modules are loading correctly:
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.
im using deb squeeze after upgrading from lenny since upgrading, my pc hangs when trying to save any file with any program like gedit and firefox it hangs for about 2 minutes with a blank save as screen before finally showing the folders screen.
My Squeeze version is extension three and I had it loaded on my Seagate 1 TB SATA drive. Extension three Squeeze is still on the SATA drive. I loaded Wheezy on my 80 GB Western Digital IDE setup up as a master with my Plextor IDE CD/DVD ROM setup as the slave drive.
Squeeze on my version was LXDE and Wheezy on my version is Gnome gdm3. My Squeeze was loaded with Lilo 22.8 and my Wheezy worked with the regular bootloader. I am just wondering if I use Disk Utility to delete the extension three of Squeeze if it will make both versions unusable.
I'm running Lenny, and I've always used aptitude. The upgrade instructions on Debian's website say that apt-get is preferred for doing the upgrade to Squeeze, and also says that apt-get now provides equivalent functionality. So is there any reason to continue to use aptitude after upgrading to Squeeze, and if so, will there be any problems caused by having used apt-get for the upgrade? Or will there be problems caused by switching to apt-get after using aptitude before the upgrade?
Actually, the /root- filesystem still gets mounted, for all the others I get the following message:
When I type
But this only happens when using my custom kernel (126.96.36.199). When I use the kernel which was automatically installed (2.6.32-5-amd64), the problem doesn't occur.
Is there a kernel option I should have turned on?
I checked the UUID-numbers from the error messages with the output of "blkid" - they match. The rootfs is on sda2 (which gets mounted without error) - so I tried applying the fstab mount options of sda2 to the other partitions - same problem still. what makes the root partition so special? Is it because it's defined by grub.cfg?
I'm in need of a bit of assistance from you Debian users. I have two servers that I thought were identical installations, both running Debian Lenny. Tonight I started the upgrade to Squeeze on both servers and one of them went smooth. The other one started out good but fails on the postconfiguration of openssh-server. I'm getting the following message:
I recently upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 from 9.10 and there's now a strange high-pitched crackling distortion sound whenever I play any kind of sound with any program, which seems to stop and start at random. My sound card is an SiS SI7012, and the sound was working perfectly before I upgraded.I'm not sure whether this is a problem with Pulseaudio or ALSA or what. I tried removing all of the Pulseaudio packages, but that didn't help, and I also tried doing 'remove completely' on all of the Pulseaudio and ALSA packages and then reinstalling, but that didn't work either
I recently upgraded my Dell laptop from Ubuntu 8.04 to 10.04 and everything seems to be working ok, except that when playing Flash videos in Firefox, I don't hear any sound. Sound works for the system, as I can play videos and music via VLC just fine.
I had an issue with my mic so I decided to upgrade alsa to 1.0.23 to see if this will fix the problem. I used alsa driver/utils/lib 1.0.23 from alsa-project.org So it fixed it...but now I don't have sound in Flash (youtybe videos, etc.). System sound works perfectly (ev en Skype is working) I'm using Ubuntu 9.10 64bit and Google Chrome browser. flash -> flashplugin-nonfree
I just installed Squeeze on my HP G62 and everything is working fine except the sound. I can only get sound through the headphones and not the speakers. I tried playing with the controls in alsamixer but no luck. Not much to do really, there are only 3 controls - Master, PCM and Capture.
aplay doesn't produce any errors, just no sound.
Here are a few relevant outputs:
root@debian:/home/nick# lspci -vv | grep Audio 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 05) 01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Manhattan HDMI Audio [Mobility Radeon HD 5000 Series]
I recently reinstalled Debian. Previously I had sound working in schroot without a problem. I simply added the user to the audio group ran alsaconf and it worked.Alsaconf has been removed from squeeze so I tried from Lenny. Alsaconf installs but does not find the sound card in the schroot. In deed it seems to be looking for amd64 modules (those of the host system).
I see that an update to 6.0.2 is scheduled for Sat, June 25, 2011: [URL] will I need to add "squeeze-proposed-updates" to my sources.list for 6.0.2, or will leaving "squeeze-updates" in place as is be sufficient? My current version and sources.list:
I ,unlike some others, have sound. Videos and music (..... ,online adds ect) work fine as do cd's in the cd rom. My mic on the other hand sounds like a cat being killed while someone is blowing on the mic while scratching fingernails on cut glass!! sense i have good sound i can assume the sound card is ok, but im at a loss as to why the mic records so badly. its a built in mic on my toshiba laptop (two months old). sound was great from it on windows 7 so must be a driver?
Toshiba L645D ,AMD 64 duel core, 3 G ram, Linux Debian Squeeze 2.6.32-5-686. EDIT: ok i can set the mic (Genome>volume controls> Recording>Digital) and the sound on the mic is great. but if i close the window and look again, its reset to mute. how do i lock in the settings??
I've been using Debian 6 on my HP G62-a18SA laptop since March this year. Post installation I was getting sound through the headphones but not through the speakers. To rectify this I followed the instructions at wiki.debian.org/ALSA and installed the Realtek HD Audio Codec Driver, cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec having revealed that the audio codec was a Realtek ID 270. This gave me sound through both headphones and speakers. A couple of days ago (after not using the laptop for several weeks), I was surprised to find that I had no sound at all, nothing from the speakers and nothing from the headphones. I have done some googling and here are the outputs from several commands I came across, from which it would appear that Debian has now "lost" my soundcard:
marrea@debian:~$ lspci | grep -i audio 00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40) 01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS880 Audio Device [Radeon HD 4200] marrea@debian:~$ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec cat: /proc/asound/card0/codec#*: No such file or directory alsactl init alsactl: init:1743: No soundcards found..... Unfortunately I am pretty clueless where Linux sound is concerned and was wondering as to how I can get Debian to "find" my soundcard again.
My old sound card just broke and I am planning of buying a new one, a 5.1. I was wondering what sound card would you recommend for debian squeeze not more than 40 euros. I was thinking of this HERCULES MUSE 5.1 that is about 35 euros is that complatible with debian/linux? I want that one because creative is to expensive and this one is 5.1 for videogames, DVD and available to put 6 speakers.
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.