Ubuntu Multimedia :: Speakers Not Working With ALSA?

Feb 5, 2010

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

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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.

My config:
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
subdevice 0/1
card 1: Intel HDA device 0: ALC883 Analog


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May 5, 2010

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:
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Sep 23, 2010

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HDA Intel
Realtek ALC888

I ran a script which said it could get my speakers working by updating the alsa drivers, but not System->Preferences->Sound doesn't even show any sound card (Sound Blaster Xtreme Audio is what I have) and alsamixer fails to run. I'm just trying to get my speakers to work. Also System -> Preferences -> Sound now doesn't show my webcam mic or internal sound either...

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Jan 9, 2010

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Aug 2, 2010

My audio was working just fine up until today, when I was working on some audio production stuff. I did QjackCtl, and also ran pulse-jack so I could use another app not in jack. Now, upon a boot up, there is no gnome-volume-control-applet or gnome-volume-control running. When I run gnome-volume-control it says there is no sound device (without Jack running). When I do it with Jack and Pulseaudio running (doing QjackCtl and pulse-jack), gnome-volume-control shows info about jack, but no hardware. I have sound, I just can't affect it volume-wise, etc. When I run pacmd I get this:

$ pacmd
Daemon not responding.

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Nov 5, 2010

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May 20, 2010

Audo is working fine through the Internal laptop speakers. when i plug in my headphones, nothing happens, the audio continues to play through the speakers, and nothing comes from the headphones. ive tried changing up things in sound preferences and alsa-mixer, but nothing seems to be working.

Im 100% sure the head phone jack isn't broken, and the headphones aren't broken (they both work in windows just fine.) Im running 10.04, on an amd-64x HP-dv3.

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Oct 25, 2010

At least, I think it was the update that broke it. Anyway, my sound was working fine yesterday. I have gone through this thread to try and fix my sound, and it appears that my sound card has been uninstalled.

Step 1. aplay -l
aplay: device_list:235: no soundcards found...

Step 2. lspci -v
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 5770
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Memory at e0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel
Kernel modules: intel-agp .....

sudo modprobe snd-intel8x0
WARNING: All config files need .conf: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base, it will be ignored in a future release.
FATAL: Error inserting snd_intel8x0 (/lib/modules/2.6.31-22-generic/kernel/sound/pci/snd-intel8x0.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)

Last time my sound wasn't working, I was directed to this thread. The script from this thread might work again, but if it will just be erased after every update, I'd like something a bit more permanent.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Volume Control Not Working After Alsa Upgrade?

Apr 7, 2010

My internal mic on sony vaio was not working on karmic 64bit. After I followed these instructions [URL] (updated alsa to 1.0.22) I got the microphone working, but now mplayer does not play any sound (although it plays files), as it tries to use pulse by default. However when run with -ao alsa, it works fine.

Other than that, the volume control has not effect on the sound, so every time I need to control it using alsamix.

When I remove pulseaudio, everything seems to be working, except gnome-volume-control and gnome-volume-control-applet do not start, and the keyboard volume controls dont work.

Here are the sound cards I have:

progre55@progre55:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC262 Analog [ALC262 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
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Feb 9, 2011

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As I understand it alsa's supposed to save your settings on logout/shutdown/reboot but this doesn't appear to be the case, and I'm not able to find any asound.conf or the like in the places they're apparently supposed to be.

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Jan 12, 2010

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Mar 20, 2010

yesterday i was on videos, and i had headphones plugged into the headphone socket on my laptop.i unplugged them a few times because they were needed elsewhere, but on the last time i unplugged them, the sound didn't return to the internal speakers. i plugged the headphones back in, and there was sound out of the headphones, but not speakers. i rebooted the laptop, still to find sound only out of the headphones. i then was very bad, and booted into wingdoze, and still sound only out of the headphones.
i've tried doing the muting channels in alsa-mixer as well. muting didn't work. i've also tried cleaning the headphone socket with ispopropyl alcohol too. and removing the bios battery and battery and ac adaptor... just incase it will do a reset of some description. no. still nothing.


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Sep 5, 2010

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I went ahead and ran the also information script and the output is here: [URL]

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Mar 16, 2011

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here is the output:



Using Terminal Open this file for editing:


gksudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

Insert this line at the bottom:


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