Ubuntu / Apple :: No Audio With IMac ALC889A Sound Card
Sep 14, 2010
I recently got Ubuntu running on my iMac 20" version 9,1. In the beginning Ubuntu recognized my ALC889A sound card yet I couldn't get my audio to work, however it worked with headphones. Then trying to fix this I updated my kernel and rebooted. Now Ubuntu doesn't even recognize my sound card and I don't get audio on my computer.
I installed Maverick on my 27 inch iMac (core2 Duo 3 Ghz). I weas able to get the sound working through the headphonejack but not the internal speakers. I tried both alsamixer, and pulseaudio cvolume control, but neither solved my problem .
I just updated to 2.6.33 kernel and I am using an Intel Mac with ubuntu 9.10 running native. I upgraded because the new kernel has sound working for the imac (at least through headphones). Once the kernel was updated to 2.6.33 the proprietary NVIDIA graphics driver which I had activated through systems -> administration -> hardware drivers is now inactive and will not work. systems -> administration -> hardware drivers says to look in /var/log/jockey.log, here is the last part of that file [URL]. PLEASE HELP OUT. I hate using the Mac os on the other partition.
I have Karmic Koala 9.10 working (near) perfectly on my iMac7,1, as identified by
NOTE: See below for Lucid 10.04 update to these instructions
IMPORTANT: You need to complete the installation procedure while connected to internet via the WIRED network. Then you can enable the wireless by installing the restricted drivers, after the install is complete. Also the fglrx ATI Video driver is effortlessly installed via Menu > System > Administration > Hardware Drivers
The sound card gave me some trouble, as it is an Intel HDA Model, reported as 'Codec: Realtek ALC889A' by
It shows up in lspci as:
It sounded rather tinny at first, when I tried mbp3 and other model names. Then I added the following line to /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf :
After reboot, my sound is full and can be put much louder than before. Jack detection works. Some people might have to leave out the power saving options. See below.
Sources consulted are mostly the kernel documentation ( Enter into the terminal: sudo apt-get install linux-doc
The relevant info can be found in HD-Audio-Models.txt.gz and HD-Audio.txt.gz in /usr/share/doc/linux-doc/sound/alsa )
for some reason karmic refuses to play sound. I do not get any errors, just no sound. this is a fresh install, and the livecd was the same. sometimes I get sound when I connect my usb speakers, but only from movies.
I tried following this guide without success: [URL]
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:
Preliminary checks of sound level settings and obvious dumb stuff but there is still no sound. The problem seems to be that the system does not recognize the existence of the sound card and insists on using alternative audio devices.
I have a GA-MA785GMT-UD2H with ALC889A audio. I hooked up the optical cable and now only get sound from amarok. I don't get any sound from firefox or vlc. I looked at other posts but all refer to ubuntu and pulseaudio. I want to be able to use the optical out for all audio i.e firefox(flash) and vlc.
System: MacBookPro5,3 with ubuntu 9.10 kernel: Linux ubuntu 2.6.31-19-generic-pae soundchip: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1), in windows it reports: Cirrus Logic CS4206A (AB 75). Cirrus Logic now is part of nvidia.
I've added ppa mactel repository. and tried the procedure described at: [url]
It still doesn't work. By compiling from alsa from source, it seems worse, the sound preference even couldn't pick up device. Also in current /usr/share/doc/alsa-base/driver/HD-Audio-Models.txt.gz. I could not find the module name for this nvidia or CirrusLogic device.
I'm setting up a new PC and hope to use the Planet CCRMA packages for some simple home recording projects. The PC has a 64-bit processor, so I've installed the x86_64 version of Fedora 10. I've done the basic steps of adding the Planet CCRMA repositories and installed their real time kernel, so I'm think I'm ready to try and get started. First, I need to get my sound cards set up right. I have an M-Audio Delta 1010LT card, which I'd like to use for working with music and the Intel HDA card built in to the motherboard, which I'd be happy to use for things like system notifications and other incidental sounds. Here is what the system tells me about the cards:
The only ones that produce any sounds when I test them are the HDA Analog device and the Delta 1010 device, but the weird thing is that output seems to be coming out of the built-in output jack (on the motherboard) in either case. Does the OS route output from the Delta 1010 through the built-in card to its output jack? Also, I've connected only the first two RCA analog outputs from the Delta 1010 to my desktop speaker system - should I use a different pair of outputs for testing? Playing a CD directly from the CD drive works, but playing music files from Amarok does not. I'll leave it at that for now. I posted the information above to the Planet CCRMA mailing list threee days ago, but I haven't gotten any responses.
I run a Dell Latitude D520 with an Ubuntu 9.10/Windows XPpro dual boot. My soundcard is a SigmaTel stac9200. Recently,I was experiencing problems with no audio on random start-ups, but after attempts at troubleshooting that problem, I now have absolutely no audio. Could anyone help me troubleshoot this correctly?I feel as though I might do damage to my system if I keep trying solutions from outdated forums. I also don't have an incredible amount of experience with this.Is there a way to just wipe my audio drivers and reinstall them? Also, please understand that I'm a rookie, and I'm sorry if this question has been asked somewhere else before.
I can't seem to get my computer to record the audio from an application... Sound Recorder, Audacity, and outRec all output files but they are just silence, even though when I see them in a media player they show the visualizations. I have followed a couple guides to no avail.
I've got no sounds from my audio card. I have established this knowledge by confirming it by using two separate sets of speakers. In addition, there is a weird muted icon in the top left corner. I've looked through the sound settings, including alsamixer, and I cannot find whats muted. Please see attached screenshot. As you can see, my output it muted, but the speaker is back (see a) in screenshot), not white like it normally is (see b) in screenshot). How to restore sound from my audio ports?
My friend has following configuration Pentium 4 2.4 Ghz 256 MB DDR RAM Western Digital WD1600AVJS-63WNA0 hard disk PM8M-VHMS7104 VER 3.0 motherboard The motherboard has Realtek sound card built in but there is no sound output. He is using Ubuntu 9.10.
I posted my question on Linx.com, but have not received an answer after 75 viewers to my question: Ok my respected Linux genius. This is my project. First I have a Windows / Linux combo OS set-up! In my windows, I use the latest realtex sound driver as this gives me complete control with recording output control and Microphone gain control. In the set-up, there is a stereo mixer component with is necessary to engage the direct sound recording from my sound card. To make this all come together, I use a sound recording software [ free sound recorder 9 ] and to convert the recording to a wma, wav, or meg, I use Roxio 10 to produce audio cd's to play on all CD Players.
The challenge for me in Linux is to create the same set-up with Linux applications to produce the same professional results.Presently, my kubuntu 10.04 has Alsa sound drivers, with a version of realtek incorporated. I have the Alsa mixer software as well as Audacity as the sound recorder program. But no matter what I do, audacity depends on the microphone to record, which makes the final recording pure crap. If I lower the microphone boost or gain in my Alsa mix, then Audacity can not record the ambient sound from the speaker output and it will only recognize mono and pulse as the sound method. With the pre mention set up, Who has a set up identical to what is offered to windows that will do exactly the same for Linux. I basically want to record directly from the sound card in my Linux, without depending on using my microphone and then a CD burning program to make the conversion to MPEG or the necessary file format for the burned CD to play in all CD players, not just on a PC) I am trying to stay away from command line language in the terminal. I really need a replacement for Audacity,cause Free Sound Recorder is made for Windows Platform......I need a Linux sound Guru for the answer.I am not doing this to pirate music....I have over 3,450 music track inside my Rhapsody subscription and I like to record music for personal listening on my portable CD player and at 0.99 per track charge to do this in Rhapsody, I might as well by a recording studio and hire the singing artist.Basically in short..I need to know if there is a setting I can engage in my Alsa Mixer panel that will allow me to record directly from my sound card without using my microphone as a default. When I mute the microphone in my Alsa control panel, my Audacity program will not record using the microphone, which I do not want to use anyway. I just want to record straight from my sound card, as this eliminates all hiss, distortion that is inherited with using a microphone.
I just installed the latest version of Ubuntu on my intel-based iMac with OSX 10.6 (Snow Leopard), but I don't know how to bring it up.
I partinioned my hard drive for it. I inserted the CD and pressed C when restarting my computer for it to come up, then I installed it on the partition. It was done installing and said the computer must restart now, so I pressed OK. I got a black screen with a bunch of white text saying something about an error. It was pretty much "frozen" (I didn't know how to get off the screen), so I turned off the power manually by pressing the power button. I turned the power back on, but I get no option for Linux. I tried putting the CD back in, and it boots from the CD but it's still the non-installed version. So I thought maybe it didn't install, so I pressed install again. It said to choose where to install it, but my partition of free space said Ubuntu was already installed on it.
I'm really confused and don't know how to get it to start up when I turn on my computer.
EDIT: Here's some more info about my mac incase you need it:
iMac OSX 10.6 Snow Leopard Intel 4 Gb of RAM 250 Gb hard drive (29 Gb partitioned for Linux)
I remembered about my old iMac G3 and currently had OSX 10.2.8 installed on it but its too old to support flash so no ..... or anything (why I stopped using it) I do remember gnash working on it along time ago when I had Ubuntu 4.10 installed, gnash is just really glitchy but that was quite a long time ago I used it so I'm only assuming they have made some updates as Ubuntu progressed.
I tried have now tried 4.10, 6.04, 6.10, 7.10, 8.04, 8.10, and 10.10 all for ppc using the alternate installer cause the desktop installer just makes the iMac restart when I tried it with 8.04 I think it was so I just stuck with the alternate installer method and EVERY one of those versions of Ubuntu fails to install the base system..
I don't know what it is or why this is happening because that is the same disc I used before with 4.10 and it now cant find a file, I tried re downloading 4.10 and burnt it again on my dads laptop (Toshiba Satellite with Ubuntu 10.10) at 8x on a CD (the iMac has a CD ROM only). I can't figure out what to do, I just downloaded the Desktop installer for 10.04 and the alternate installer for 10.04 as well and I'm going to burn both of those and see what happens.
Every install I tried to do I did a full whip to the hard drive so its a fresh install of ubuntu only. I thought maybe something was wrong with the hard drive now so I tried 10.2.4 again and it installed fine and wanted me to update to 10.2.8 again so I turned it off and tried 10.10 again and nothing is working. It's going on a week soon I've been messing with this old computer trying to get it working and everything is failing on me
my partner and I have been trying to wipe the mac os 9.2.2 (UK version) and replace with ubuntu 7.04 (previous forums have mentioned this is the most stable version of ubuntu for the G3).
We bought this iMac G3 the other day, cheap, for our sons room... homework, research, music etc. He's used to the windows system that the Mac os looks both boring and confusing to him. so we thought we'd go in between and use the ubuntu os.
Any who! downloaded the iso for ubuntu 7.04, burned the iso image, alternate cd install of course. the only problem we are having is getting the disc to boot at start up on the iMac. (cd rom doesn't have a tray, I've seen this question asked before). the cd burned fine, the disc works on other systems. but when it comes to boot up on the iMac, nothing happens. press and hold down c, cd drive turns the discs a few times then carries on with the original mac os 9 start up.
Is there any way in Debian to record streaming audio from the soundcard, after it has been decoded by a player or a browser?
Of course, the best way to record streaming audio is to grab the stream directly, but with emerging technologies, before the stream grabbers catch up, it can be difficult or impossible to directly grab a stream. The Akamai HDS format is a good example of this. The fragment packets are hard to grab individually and hard to combine. Something like [URL] .... didn't work for me.
Furthermore, as technology advances, stream grab techniques will have to play catchup.
But what normally works is capture from the soundcard, after the stream has been decoded by the player or browser. I have used Total Recorder [URL] .... on windows to do this for many years.
Is there a debian package that can capture sound from the soundcard, and save it as mp3 or ogg? And will this package run on the raspberry pi?