Ubuntu Multimedia :: Internal Subwoofer On An Acer Laptop Doesn't Work On 9.10?
Feb 28, 2010
After upgrading from 9.04 to 9.10 internal subwoofer on my Acer Aspire 5930G laptop stopped working.
UPDATE and FIX: Problem was fixed after upgrading to ALSA 1.0.22 using instructions from this topic: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1046137
NOTE: be sure that ALSA driver was really updated using this commmand:
cat /proc/asound/version, if not, see these posts:
I am really struggling to get my the internal microphone on my iMac to function. I was able to get the sound working by installing ALSA Mixer and appending the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file with [options snd-hda-intel model="imac24"]. Input is not muted. That file is attached.
My gnome-volume-control recognizes an 'Internal Audio Analog Stereo' device, but it picks up no sound. Here's the chip information: Realtek ALC889A.
I have an Acer Laptop 5739G I believe.It has an Acer Crystal Eye webcam that won't work with Skype or anything.I've tried a few different methods but couldn't get it to work.Really noobtastic with Linux so realllllly basic information works for me.
i have a acer 8930g laptop with mint 7 installed can't get sound to work. found my way round the nvidia graphics to get the screen to work but lost when it came to get the pc speakers and sound card to worki have set the preferences to auto detect but at a loss as to the logical steps i need to take.
I have a problem with headphone sound with my Ubuntu 10.04 on laptop Acer Aspire TimelineX 4820 TG. When I insert the headphones, the sound from speakers stop, but there is no sound in the headphones. Manipulating with the alsamixer did not help. Modifying /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf also did not help.
I have been going crazy with this maybe someone can help me out. I realized that in 10.04 my internal mic on my Asus G51VX does not work.
I have already upgraded my ALSA Drivers using the latest 1.0.23, and in alsamixer it shows the iMic and Capture devices correctly, however in sound recorder and in Skype I get nothing but a low hissing sound. I believe this is a pulse audio problem and not ALSA since I didn't have a problem in Kubuntu 9.04 using ALSA which I had previously to this.
In sound config pulseaudio shows that there is only one input and one output device which I figure should read 2 input devices since there is also a mic jack on the laptop. Either way it is really annoying not to have use of the Mic.
Device is INTEL HD AUDIO ALC663 Simple mixer control 'i-Mic',0 Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right Limits: Playback 0 - 31 Mono: Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [off] Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [off]
When I turn the i-Mic on I can hear the echo of myself coming out the internal speakers but it still won't record anything even with the Capture control on and at full volume.
Am using ACER Aspire 5745G which has switchable graphics. I recently installed Ubuntu 11.04 - the Natty Narwhal i updated everything after the installation. Now the issue is that when i go to NVIDIA X Server Settings, its giving me an error message:- " You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server. " Error.jpg also tried searching in the forum but it was so confusing, as am Newbie i have no idea where to start.
I'm having problems with my ubuntu 10.10 .That's the story..... I've installed a fresh copy of 10.10 from the website of ubuntu, the desktop verison ,32bit , for my medion WIM2160 . So , i don't have any problems with media, wifi or web browsers , but the only problem is that i don't have sound from my internal speakers on my laptop, although i have sound with my headphones (logitech).I will upload the output info from my terminal
When I insert the xD card into the built-in 5 in 1 card reader of my laptop it doesn't work. An SD card for example does work with this reader, so it is not a "faulty hardware" problem we are talking about right now, and neither is a "HW is not recognized" kind of a problem. My card reader is seen as a
Code:0f:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)in the lspci output.I use debian testing with a 2.6.32-trunk kernel (what is this "trunk" here anyway?)I know this isn't a unique problem and with a cheap external USB powered card reader (I have one) this whole thing can be worked around, but still.
I recently switched to Ubuntu 9.10 from Fedora 12 because it was giving me problems, but now I've run into some problems with Ubuntu. I really only use my computer for internet and music, and I'm not really able to listen to my music.My computer is an HP Pavillion dv7-3060US laptop, AMD 64bit processor, 4gb ram, ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4530 graphics chip and an ATI chipset (not sure which).
I have an altec lansing speaker configuration, with a built in subwoofer on the bottom. My problem comes that the sound is coming out of the subwoofer, not the actual speakers themself. When I try plugging in an external set of speakers, nothing happens, the sound still plays. Switching the device from "Interal audio analog stereo" to the other choices in my list does nothing (system>preferences>sound is the list im talking about)I'm able to hear music through my subwoofer when using totem music player, but neither rhythmbox nor amarok play any music. amarok doesn't play at all, and rhythm box shows the music is loaded but no sound comes out and it looks like its playing it at 2x speed.
I've attempted to follow the comprehensive audio problems guide here but I get to step 3 and the website isnt the same, so I can't continue.These are the outputs from the first few steps:
The sound doesn't play through the main speakers, but instead plays through the subwoofer on the bottom of the laptop. The headphone/mic jacks don't work either. I've listed the relevant lspci -v code in my other thread, but I'm not sure what other information is needed (like I'm trying to find the exact sound card I have so I can google around for a solution but since everything in laptops is so specialized I don't really know what to look for).
I do apologize if this question has somehow been answered elsewhere but I've waited 2+ weeks for a response and have gotten nothing. Also, I tried following this sticky thread but the link it refers to in step (3) under general help does not work, so I cannot proceed with any of the directions.
I am anxious to resolve this problem as I just discovered compiz-fusion and it just makes it even more fun to be loaded into my Ubuntu install, and I'm anxious to make the full-time transition to Ubuntu but I won't be able to do that if I can't play music.
I have an asus G73 JW laptop and when I look at all the profiles under material tab, there is not one that includes the .1 of the subwoofer, I have stereo, 4.0 surround but no .1 .... When I play music no boom boom comes out of the sub...
I have a dual boot Windows 7 and Ubuntu 9.10 64bit system on a HP G71-340US notebook, my internal & headphones work find in Win 7 but not in Ubuntu 9.10. I can only get the headphones to have sound, but when I unplug it I get no sound from internal speakers.
visit the link [URL] and read specifically the HDMI Audio section. Don't worry if you are unable to test for the sound. Connect the HDMI cable from the laptop to your LCD tv. This should be trivial. Make sure you switch your TV to HDMI input from its menu options. After enabling the HDMI configurations on your laptop using Step 1. Click on System--> Preferences --> Sound. Click on the Hardware tab. By default it might be set to Analog Stereo Duplex. Go to Output tab. Change the Connector drop down from Analog Speakers to Analog Headphones. Go back to Hardware tab and select Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output. Function+F5 would direct the video output to your TV. Incase you have a problem redirecting your video output to the TV. Restart your machine with the HDMI cable connected to your TV. With the configurations you would be able to hear sound from your TV. Have a blast! I have tried this with Acer 5738 it might work with other Laptop configurations as well.
I have an Acer 4810T laptop with Intel graphics. I run openSUSE 11.3, and am about to upgrade to 11.4. But both systems still have a very bad bug with screen brightness. The Fn+Arrow keys do change screen brightness, but after using them the system is rendered extremely sluggish and unresponsive. This sluggishness is most pronounced with a very important Wine app I need to use. The only way to fix the sluggishness is to reboot. With 11.4, the problem is worse because the system boots and automatically partially dims the screen, thus making it even more necessary to change the brightness. Neither Gnome nor KDE are able to change the brightness via their power managers. This means that I can't dim my screen automatically upon disconnecting the A/C power.
I have read many experiences from Ubuntu and openSUSE users, who all have the same problem. I have tried both intellegacy and the new intel drivers, and they both have the problem. I have read that some users have improved the situation by upgrading or downgrading the BIOS. Others have been experimenting with kernel patches:
Hibernation on my laptop doesn't work. When I try to hibernate (either manually or automatically because battery goes critically low), any of the following can happen (randomly):
A. During the hibernation process it hangs forever with a black screen (with or without some error messages unanderstandable to me) and never terminates hibernation. I have to manually turn it off by holding the power button, and when I turn it on again, it does a fresh boot.
B. Instead of hibernating, it just locks screen.
C. It (apparently) terminates the hibernation (the power goes off automatically as if it had succesfully hibernated, even if AC power is connected), but then, when I turn the computer on, instead of resuming it does a fresh boot.
D. It hibernates succesfully and when I turn it on it resumes succesfully. This almost never happens; it has been a long long time since the last time it happened.
I am far from being the only one and this has been so for years. The bug has been reported in launchpad by a lot of people a long time ago, so if it has not been fixed in such a long time it must mean that the developers don't think it deserves much attention. (Which is strange by the way, because an operating system with non-bulletproof hibernate/suspend is an operating system that you just cannot safely use, at least on a laptop.)
Just installed sid on a new system and I'm having a problem with pulseaudio.I have a motherboard with built-in Realtek audio, and the system should use that for everything except the system bell, which goes through the internal PC speaker that's connected to the motherboard.It works that way on the console. If I type C-g in Emacs, the pc speaker beeps, same with bash completion etc, while aplay will play wav files through the external speakers connected to the sound card. It's perfect.
Now in X, pulse doesn't know what to do. It defaults to the external sound card speakers, so they play all "normal" sounds (like music files) but when I type C-g in Emacs, there's a drip sound that comes out of the speakers. The internal PC speaker doesn't beep at all.I'm using GNOME 3, and I like it, so I can't just purge pulse because it wants to take GNOME with it. If I go to setup > sound, "Line Out - Built-in Audio" is selected, but I have another option for "Analog Output - pcsp" ... that's the snd_pcsp module for the internal speaker. If I select that, it plays the same sound files but through the internal speaker. So when I do C-g in emacs, the beep does come from the internal speaker, but it's not the normal beep you hear in the console -- it's actually the same ogg (or wav or whatever) file that makes the drip sound from the speakers! And worse, if I sleect the pcsp option in setup, it uses the internal speaker for EVERYTHING - including playing audio music files, watching YouTube, whatever! And naturally the sound is very horrible and fuzzy.
Is there any way to tell pulse that I want to use my motherboard's soundcard for everything but the beep, just like in the console?
I have noticed a few threads on getting sound to work properly. I had a problem getting my internal sound card to work on 5.1 channels and investigated the links and information given in the various threads and found that there are slight differences from the references to what I had to do. Firstly, it's a good idea to read through these links first.
I just installed Ubuntu 10.10 I love it. The only problem is my built-in mouse doesn't work. My usb mouse works fine but not the built-in one. When i was installing Ubuntu i used the USB mouse, The only problem is my mum needs it for her computer.
I have an imac and i recently decided to dual boot Ubuntu as well. The sound is fine on the mac partition but the internal speakers dont work on the Ubuntu side. headphones do work but the volume is oddly low Nothing is muted on alsamixer, and I think i have the right driver for my sound card