Debian Multimedia :: Squeeze And Alsa Not Working With Rear Jack Speakers?
May 24, 2010
I'm at the tail end of my upgrade from Lenny to Squeeze and I think this sound issue is the last one I have.
As usual I've tried hunting for some answers but it gets very confusing when people are using KDE or PulseAudio or Ubuntu or slightly different configuration to what I have.
Debian Squeeze 2.6.32
Alsa (just because I was using that in Lenny and it was working, no other reason)
Skype is pretty good - it has the sound configuration built in, so I say ring the speakers and it does. I say talk to the headset and it does. Rhythmbox is my music player (again just because I was using it under Lenny) however it only wants to play through the headset. I can't seem to get it to play to the speakers attached to the rear port.
Summary of some settings (transposed manually)
# aplay -l
*** List of PLAYBACK hardware devices ***
card 0: Headset (Logitech) device 0: usb audio
card 1: Intel HDA device 0: ALC883 Analog
I have an HP-dc5800 computer, and my internal speaker was not working, no matter what i did. However, i could get sound with headphones. Here is what i did to fix it. It may work for you.
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf Add options snd-hda-intel model=hp-m4 enable_msi=1 to the end of the file. I changed model=hp-m4 to model=hp-dc5800. So, changing the model to the model of your computer may work. Underneath that, i put in; options snd-hda-intel enable=1 enable_msi=1 single_cmd=1 power_save_controller=1 here is a list of some of the models. http://www.kernel.org/doc/Documentat...dio-Models.txt
I would like wireless rear speakers without breaking the bank. Creative's Sound Blaster Wireless Transmitter seems to be the ticket. I would like to get pulse audio to blast the rear left and right channels through the sound blaster usb card and the other channels through the AC97 card built into my mobo (I think its ac97, anyway it works right now). I would like a real 5 channel experience using two different sound cards. If there is delay, can I adjust for it?
I have an onboard Realtek HD soundcard which I have 2 2.1 sound systems hooked into. The rear two speakers play audio simultaneously i.e running the terminal sound test "front left" and "front right" come out of both the rear speakers at the same time. I am running Ubuntu Natty Narwhal 11.04 with all of the latest updates. May be unrelated, but also there seems to be a very large amount of lag when playing system sounds. Takes a few seconds after the event has occurred for the associated sound to play.
I have a Fujitsu Siemans Amilo A1630 installed with squeeze and am having problems making the headphone jack work with ALSA, there is no sound from this port and jack auto-detect does not work. All drivers are present and correct and necessary modules for my sound device appear to be loading properly, the device seems fully functional except for headphones.
I want to remove pulse and install alsa instead but I can't seem to be able to do it. I tried to search for all packages with "pulse" in their names and purging them but it didn't work because aptitude wanted to remove all of the packages that used pulse with along with pulse.
I finally ditched PulseAudio and set up my system with a realtime kernel. I'm redirecting ALSA over JACK. The good: - Awesome, I can get <5ms latency without any xruns! (although 23.2 msec as described below is just fine for me) The bad: - I'm a long-time linux audio user, but have got some minor issues which spoil the fun.
1. Without pulseaudio, the indicator applet refuses to show a volume control applet. The old gnome-volume-control-applet (the one with tooltip!) loads but doesn't show in the gnome-panel. Although I can set the volume with envy24control, it's not quite as practical as using the scrollwheel! Any way to fix this?
2. When I launching any application (such as a terminal) from the gnome-panel, a new JACK connection is created, but not cleaned up after closing the application. As a result, the QJackCtl connection list is flooded with alsa-jack.jackP.8528.xx connections (where 8528 is the process ID of gnome-panel). The jack_lsp command line program shows the same (added spaces after every : to get around the smiley filter):
Here's the problem: My notebook's right speaker makes an awful sound when playing music. I want to configure the sound so as to get MONO and balanced to the left when I use the built-in speakers, and STEREO w/o balance when and plug a jack, ie: earplugs.
I have a new install of 10.10 on a Toshiba Satellite with a dual boot of win7. I installed 10.10 and on the first night I swore the headphone jack sent sound to my external speakers (may of been plugged in during install). Then the next day I couldn't get any sound out of the jack. Sound kept coming out of my internal speakers. In win7 the jack worked normally. In Ubuntu I have checked sound preferences and my alsa mixer. There is no listing for a headphone jack (so it is not muted).
When I suspend my computer, everything resumes fine... but the sound. The sound actually still works for the internal speakers, but not anymore for any jack-plugged headset or speakers. If I reboot, it works again. I also see nothing in the logs (dmesg, /var/log/messages).
These two commands return the same thing before and after resuming:
As it was recommended a lot when I googled it, but it seems that the alsa bin/script is not available on debian. It tells me repeatedly to install alsa-base, which was already installed. The following commands have been run one after the other, in that order:
Code: Select allroot:~# alsa force-reload
The program 'alsa' is currently not installed. You can install it by typing:
apt-get install alsa-base alsa: command not found Code: Select allroot:~# sudo apt-get install alsa-base Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done alsa-base is already the newest version.
How to prevent me from rebooting each time I need sound after suspending my computer?
I'm running lucid, and my headphones plug is broken, it always detects it is plugged, so the speakers are always off... if i install oss v4, that does not support headphone detection, my internal speakers work flawlessly.
But I want to try the alsa ones, plus i coudn't make all my media keys to work as i intended when i had oss installed...
here is some information that might be relevant code...
i've also tried adding to alsa-base.conf this: options snd-hda-intel model=laptop enable=1 index=0
When I had Lenny installed I made this computer be my alarm clock (with sanduhr) to wake me up for school in addition to my mom's TV (because I am a heavy sleeper) and now I cannot use this computer to do so. I'm not saying it's a bug. I'm just asking, how do I enable it again? I know that with Lenny to enable/disable beeping, I went to System=>Preferences=>Sound but now I don't see how to make beeping work again.
I just bought an HP Pavilion dv7-1273cl and it works excellent except for the sound and the webcam, the result for lspci is as follows:
lspci 00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07) 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07) 00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03) 00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03) 00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03) 00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
Gnome volume control shows that HDA Intel(Alsa mixer) is selected and as a default the speaker is muted, if I unmute it, an infinite loop-like sound plays and no application seems to have access to the sound, I believe the correct module is installed by default, and the webcam does not work as well. I'm using debian squeeze i386.
After a system update a couple of days back - which as far as I can remember included some xorg packages - neither of the policy files I have written for my keyboard, synaptics touchpad and mouse work.Below are the files and the Xorg log file.
I need help in getting Skype to work with Debian Squeeze.The problem is that there's no 64 bit version of Skype for Debian Squeeze and the other versions (Skype static and Skype Ubuntu 64 bit) makes Skype crash after login. Is it possible to get the 32bit version of Skype working with Debian Squeeze and how about other solutions?
I had Ubuntu 10.4 installed and JACK was working excellent. I noticed that gnome was a little more than what I needed so I installed the xubuntu-desktop package. After that install JACK no longer works... I run the command jackd -d alsa and I get a bus error. I did a new install from an xubuntu iso and same error.
So I have a via board with an onboard Via82xx sound card. the front ports work, and the rear ports don't. There is no slider in sound properties, or in alsamixer launched from terminal, for "headphones"; only a "master output.
How do I get the rear sound i/o ports to work (or even show up... uh, somewhere)?
Just curious if someone could help me with my issue, I've noticed that my internal mic doesn't work, and when I plug in headphones it stops the use of the speakers but I hear nothing through the headphones. I'm running openSUSE 11.3 and have had almost no major problems until this. I've searched around and asked a couple friends and have made absolutely no progress.
I just installed Ubuntu 11.04 onto a Toshiba L30-10W. The built-in speakers work and the headphone jack work, but I can't get the microphone jack to work. I've tried all of the ALSA options (e.g.- options snd-hda-intel model=laptop), but none of them work.
For the first time since I use xubuntu I have needed the external mic jack to do some recordings and it does not work. Here is the data I get with "amixer", "aplay -l", "lspci -v" and "modprobe snd + TABkey" For my hardware setup please see my signature.
I have onboard sound, and have a blue jack that can be used for input sound wise. You can plug a device in and then just play it through your speakers. This works for me in Windows 7, but I'm not sure how to get this to work in Ubuntu.
I went to my sound settings, but didn't see anything to make my input jack active. I'm just basically using my pc as a pass through to play through my pc speakers.