Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound On Thinkpad T61 After Lucid Upgrade?
Jul 29, 2010
I can't get sound to work and am not sure how to trouble shoot. The sound DOES work when first booting, and I can make it play a test beep with the sound config app. But I cannot get sound from any other application. One possibly relevant fact is that I see a lot of I/O errors early in the boot process, but they flash by quickly so I cannot quote them.
I used to listen music and watch films with my with my laptop but, after an upgrade (to 10.04 lucid) it is impossible to hear any sounds. The sound card is detected and it works since making the laptop boot from live CD (of ubuntu 10.10) I get sounds without problems. I tried to reinstall alsa-base and alsa-utils with no results. Everything looks OK, but the sound! (It's not muted!)
The title pretty much says it all, the sound on this system was working fine until I ran the upgrade to Lucid. I've tried everything in the standard troubleshooting guide, the sticky threads and plenty of forum searches but so far I've come up with nada. For some reason Ubuntu refuses to see my soundcard, no matter how much I twist and tweak it. It's an Asus M3A78 motherboard with an on-board Realtek ALC1200 chip (snd-hda-intel). Here's most of the relevant output, hopefully someone can easily spot what's going on because I'm getting snow-blind staring at the monitor. code...
So i upgraded to 10.04 a few months ago, right after it was released. clean install. it worked perfectly out of the box, or so it seemed. I had had sound problems in 9.10 that i didn't experience after i upgraded... until i tried to use some headphones a few days ago. when i connected the headphones, the speakers wouldn't mute. i thought it was no big deal. i had the same issue in 9.10 and it was fixed after i upgraded alsa. i figured i'd try the same thing. I used the same alsa upgrade script i used last time [URL] and it fixed the jack sensing and the sound worked perfectly... for about 5 minutes. after a short while of playing audio, sound would stop playing. i'd stop getting sound from video files, audio files, and even from my browser. i'd have to reboot to get sound again... only to lose it again in about 10 minutes. Now it's regressed to the point where i have no sound even after i reboot.
weird thing is, when i test out an audio file with aplay, it works... even if i just get garbage sound from some mp3 files.
anyway, i've got an HP dv7 and this is my aplay -l output
Code: sleepee@sleepee-laptop:~$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: STAC92xx Analog [STAC92xx Analog] Subdevices: 1/1
Upgraded via Update Manager from 9.10 sound-previously-working-just-fine-system. Now, for example, running any audio-producing app (Rythmbox is a good example but its the same for anything including out of a VirtualBox XP install or with MythBuntu): The main volume control functions, but goes from muted to full volume in just 4 steps; raising it higher has no effect. It gets stranger: in Alsamixer or gnome-alsa-mixer I can see that lowering the desktop volume control to mute causes Master, PCM, Front, Surround, Center, LFE, and Side all to go to zero. Raising the desktop control one step causes all of these but Front to go to 100% instantly. Increasing the desktop control by a few more steps causes Front to step to 100%, after which no further volume increase is perceived. It's as if each step in the desktop volume equals some 25% of the Front setting, and 100% of the others. The audio setting in System, Preferences, Sound, Hardware is "Analog Stereo Output."
If I click 'Mute' on Master in the mixer then all the speakers mute, but unmuting Master does not unmute anything else. Only after I move and release the mouse-down state from the master volume do the other channels unmute. The volume control in Rythmbox, on the other hand, works seemingly correctly (maybe its going thru Pulseaudio?) And as an aside, why are there no controls for Pulse if it sits on top of ALSA?
I'm really confused by this, as all of it work as "expected" while running 9.10. Here is some output from this system (an ASUS M4A78T-E):
I had taken a long break from Ubuntu, but now I'm back on it. I just installed 9.10 Karmic on my Lenovo Thinkpad R61i, and it's beautiful....except there's no sound.
I have gone through the Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide, to no avail. As well, I have searched the all of the Internets, and still have no sound.
Here is some system info:
Code: tomdabomb2u@tomdabomb2u-thinkpad:~$ aplay -l **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices **** card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: CONEXANT Analog [CONEXANT Analog] Subdevices: 1/1 code....
I also added options snd-hda-intel model=thinkpad to the end of my /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file. Still nothing. I would really like to hear the Antoine Dodson song on my laptop...not sure how much longer I can go.
Note: Everything in Sound Preferences appears to be working, I just still can't HEAR anything.
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
I've got a custom compiled kernel, just built on Lucid 10.04 from the kernel sources.System works fine, except for sound.When I log in as normal user and try to play a wav file using.The sound file is being played, but I hear no sound.However, when I do "sudo -s" and become root, execute the same mplayer command then I can hear the sound.My Sound preferences shows no input device and only "Dummy Output" as output device.On the generic kernel as came with the Lucid 10.04 CD, sound preferences shows different devices.The strange thing is: when I compiled my custom kernel, I changed nothing to the sound options in the kernel config file.
Once again, after upgrade - NO SOUND. Read all the various forum attempts at getting sound working. Tried them. Still doesn't work. Has been an ongoing problem after each release. Pulseausdio has been removed but still seems to be there somehow, as in, when running alsamixer, the following is output:
alsamixer ALSA lib pulse.c:229pulse_connect) PulseAudio: Unable to connect: Connection refused cannot open mixer: Connection refused
or, aplay -l, produces:
aplay: device_list:223: no soundcards found...
so, I guess that's the problem. But how do you get it to recognise the card? The only thing that has been done since upgrading was to remove pulseaudio which wasn't part of the prior install in anycase but somehow injected itself during the upgrade.
I upgraded successfully last night from Hardy Heron to Lucid Lynx, but have no sound now. After searching around I can see that this is a fairly common problem. But none of the proposed solutions that work for other people have yet worked for me.
If I type 'alsamixer' at the command line, everything looks fine. There are no 'MM's indicating something being muted. I tried removing and reinstalling alsamixer and pulseaudio with no success. Edited lines 45 and 46 of /etc/pulse/default.pa with no luck.
I upgraded to Lucid a week or two ago. Sound has worked fine, then suddenly, yesterday, I have no sound for any application. The Gnome sound applet shows the volume normally, and have the Mute All option greyed out (not selectable). Nothing stands out as wrong or unusual under sound preferences, and I didn't change anything, although I did recently install a set of updates. There is no physical mute button on this laptop. IT is not account-specific, there are no sound effects even before you log in.
As well, since the upgrade I have intermittently not had the networking icon in the notification area appear, it is covered over by a fragment of some other graphic. It is most usable with the Human these, it is completely unusable with any of the new themes. Anyone know a fix for either of these two issues, especially the first?
Finding Lucid extremely flaky, particularly the signature themes. I like some aspects of it, such as the fact the wireless button on my laptop works now, but overall, not an impressive effort - someone whose first introduction to Ubuntu is Lucid and sees that the notification area doesn't even work correctly is not likely to stick around.
Last Monday I upgraded the Ubuntu from Karmic Koala to Lucid Lynx in my laptop (HP Compaq volna 515), and I have no sound. Searching in linux forums for an answers, I've got that (as far as I understand) there's no unique solution for this problem.
This is my lspci code...
Also, I tried to clean up the pulse audio .. What is funny for me is that pulse audio and alsa, and the audio players seems to work normally (no error of device not found or something like that).. except that there's no sound out from the speakers.
Any suggestion to discover if the problem is drivers, kernel, packages, or hardware failure? more important, how do I get the sound back?
Just got a new Thinkpad W510 at work. It has a combined headphones & mic connector. Unfortunately, I cannot find an adapter for my regular headset with separate headphone & mic jacks. So I have to revert to using a USB Soundcard Adapter that came with the headset. Unfortunately I am running into problems with this too.
I use an IBM Thinkpad T30 with an ATI Radeon Mobility 7500 graphics card as my work machine, mostly at a desk, using a docking station to link it into a monitor. I upgraded to Lucid last weekend. When using the integral screen on the laptop the graphics have been fine, but when using a monitor I initially got some very poor contrast, brightness and gamma output, described in this bug.
According to the advice in that bug report, I upgraded the kernel, with Kernelcheck automatically updating me to 2.6.35-candela. Now, rather than poor graphics with the monitor it just hangs on the splash screen, displaying the words Ubuntu with the dots underneath.
Reading around, when similar problems have been seen in previous versions of Ubuntu it has been a graphics issue, which fits. One piece of advice I've seen quite commonly is to remove the "quiet splash" from grub, which I've tried but doesn't work. I am tempted to try and work through the different grub commands these guys used to tackle a similar problem with the live CD:
But am a bit reticent as I don't know what they all do.
As an aside, the 2.6.35-candela kernel brings up a bunch of errors on boot, described at the link below, but reading that thread they don't look like they would cause my problem:
I just installed Ubuntu Lucid beta 2 on my desktop, and I can't seem to get the sound to work. I have a Soundblaster Audigy 2 card and the motherboard has built-in sound, but ubuntu doesn't recognize either of them. The only hardware option I have in my sound preferences is for SPDIF, and thats the only thing that shows up in alsamixer as well.
I get no sound for anything, I am running Ubuntu Lucid-amd64. Pulseaudio detects my sound card, and appears to be playing to it when I look at pavucontrol. But I get no sound for anything, not even alerts. I don't eve know how to debug it, because everything I have looked at looks like it should be working. I have checked every mute button I can find, and nothing is muted that I can see. The relevant information for my sound card from lspci -v is:
My sound in Lucid was working fine (for months), and then, for no obvious reason, it stopped working today. I get no sound from any application. I have no idea what could have changed on my system to cause this.When I re-boot Lucid, the login sound plays, and sound works briefly, but it always stops eventually after I login.I am overwhelmed by the large number of different Ubuntu sound problem fixes
I have bought a laptop 2 months ago with pre installed windows7 and installed Ubuntu 10.04 64bit but still didnt get sound from the speakers. With headphones everything is OK . I have unmuted everything and searched forums but nothing so far. In windows I get speaker sound so it is not hardware problem. In alsamixer it appears I have 2 soundcards, one HDA -intel (chip Realtek ALC272) and a second one HDA nvidia ( a virtual one propably from my nvidia VGA ) that lacks controls . With lspci -v , it appears both use the same driver :Kernel driver in use: HDA IKernel modules: snd-hda-intel . Tried to disable the first one from bios but it didnt help I also tried sound adjustment in preferences -> sound and gnome-alsamixer, nothing From gnome alsamixer, when I mute speakers, the headphones also get mute so may be the system doesnt recognize speakers and headphones separately ? May be it has to do with config files but my linux knowledge is low
I just upgraded from Karmic to Lucid. I've never had problems with playing video files before, but now that I've upgraded to Lucid, I am, regardless of Compiz and other visual effects being on. What I know of my hardware specs are in my sig. I have "NVIDIA accelerated graphics driver (version current) [Recommended]" activated (and in fact, one of my reasons for upgrading was the supposedly improved NVIDIA drivers in Lucid). VLC, MPlayer and Totem are all choppy playing .avi's: they play smoothly for several seconds, then start skipping (audio and visual, separately), though VLC does so less violently than the others. Similar problems, though slightly less severe, with watching flash movies in chromium.
For the last 3 release all my hardware have been working like a charm. But after upgrading to Lycid I have problems with skype. I fix the camera issues with the following command
But the sound of my microphone is totally jagged. I have an ICH8 Intel integrated card. I have worked the last 2 years (with an ocasionally glith in the volume) but not having Mic is a real PITAo what can I try to fix it? Please, don't tell me "remove all pulse audio stuff"... It must be another way.
I've spent the past 2 days attempting to get the sound working on a Toshiba A75 notebook. Here is what i've tried so far: remove/purge alsa and pulse audio then reinstall set up/configure OSS download and compile latest alsa drivers. code...
My questions are: is there anyone using this laptop on Lucid with sound? Can anyone provide a new idea how to make this work if it is compatible hardware.
I have had sound issues with Ubuntu since I switched from Windows. I must say I am enjoying using Linux but, am consistently frustrated with my sound issues. Infortunately, I still can't "fix" my sound to use it to its full potential. The steps I took to get to my current setup are shown in this past thread. [URL] I will sum up behavior and specs:
1. I have a 4.1 speaker sound system that includes, headphone port, mic input, and some usb game ports.
2. I have pulse audio all updated but I have it set to audio duplex otherwise the connection terminates. Meaning, I can't set it to 4.1 output. If I do set it to 4.1 the sound is uneven (amplitude) out of sync and poppy.
3. When I have it set to duplex, I hear decent sound except when I play audio or video files on vlc or rythmbox. Internet vidoe sounds and startup sounds are fine.
4. The sound card for the system is recognized as CS46xx. I have a Hercules Game Theater XP sound card. This is consistent with the alsa.org listing.
I just updated the kernel to fix nvidia video problem. But now I have problem of no sound. I think it may be unrelated to the upgrade of kernel because most or all of the symptoms were already present, or the upgrade may have complicated things even more. Another recent symptom in conjunction with this problem is that "restart" and "shutdown" from panel dropdown do not work -- they just log out. May or may not be related at all.
Here is link to output of alsa-info.sh: [URL]. I saw this thread about upgrading alsa, but it seems to indicate that later than 2.6.32 kernel not supported (????): [URL] Here is my /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf. The last line, "options snd-hda-intel model=basic" was from suggestions I found in other threads.
When Karmic came along, I upgraded and it was possible for the first time to get a dual monitor display working using only the GUI apps supplied. (I think I used screen resolution) It worked out of the box and took no time whatsoever.
I had a dual monitor set up working with 2 1024 x 768 monitors, with a desktop spanning both, and a background picture doing the same.
The Lucid update has just spectacularly broken this, along with a large number of desktop type changes that were unwanted.
The version of Ubuntu was the usual vanilla, but with enough K stuff installed to make K3b work. The card is a Radeon 9250SE.
Give up and re-install Karmic? Wait for some sort of upgrade to allow either Monitors or Multiple Screens to work - the option to remove cloning is greyed out in one and unticking clone in the other does nothing? Try some other distro?
Does anyone know of a decision to remove any functionality from Lucid that existed in Karmic? Is there any useful background to this that is perhaps not obvious?
I am running a 64-bit version of lucid that I just upgraded the other day. At first everything was working fine, but after some upgrades (don't remember which ones) I get an oss4-dkms error and I have no audio.
I have tried a bunch of things that I found online, but nothing has seemed to work and at this time I am a little lost.
This old ThinkPad T22 just keeps ticking. I just upgraded to Ubuntu 10.04 from Hardy Haron on my daughters laptop and all seems fine except the sound. No sound. No mic either it seems. Both are on board.
I did an online upgrade and may have answered some questions about hardware incorrectly during the initial build.
I'm not very good at the technical parts of Ubuntu but I absolutely love it...especially for the kids. IE.