Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound. How To Restore Default Sound Driver/settings
Jun 10, 2010
I have no sound, is it possible to restore the default sound drivers/settings in 10.04?It was work well before except for one issue, I couldn't get mic in for Rosetta Stone using wine. I have followed so many howto's to try and get Rosetta Stone working and then my sound working again.I think this is my main problem I upgraded alsa to "alsa-driver-1.0.23". I could easily be wrong about that assumption though.I have a Dell XPS M1210Ubuntu 10.04 64bitI think this is my sound card, "lspci -v | less"00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation N10/ICH 7 Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 01)Subsystem: Dell Device 01d7Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 11 Memory at efffc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]Capabilities: <access denied> Kernel modules: snd-hda-intelBut I don't think it is being recognized,
Since I installed the system-wide equalizer I've been having some problems with my sound system. The problem is it has changed some system settings (visible in gconf) and after I uninstall it, I can't change any sound settings, except the volume in a given application, but the system-wide volume doesn't work, even the tray icon shows three dashes next to the little speaker and the sound settings won't start. I'd like to revert the settings to the original after removing the equalizer, as at this moment I can't change any settings even with the equalizer enabled. Is there any way to reset the sound settings
(I suppose it must be in gconf, but I don't know what the values should be. Currently the musicaudiosink settings are: audioresample ! audioamplify amplification=0 ! pulsesinkv)
Those are the settings that definitely changed after installing the equalizer, but they obviously won't change back after uninstalling it.
I have configured my sound drivers many times. After doing this i am able to listen a sound. But after booting there is necessary to configure them again. So is there a any way for permanent configuration.
One moment I was on my system working and the next I realized someone had deleted or removed my sound driver because I checked and it wasn't there. I should have written it down but I didn't and now I feel real stupid. Is there a way to restore it. I have a 32 bit machine running Fedora 12 Gnome.
I installed 10.10 on my machine a few months ago and everything was great. However, as of one month ago, every so often when I boot up my computer I get no sound in Ubuntu. This is not an easily reproducible error, as far as I can tell, but is a pain to fix. The previous times this happened I messed around, tried some commands shown in other help threads, and then eventually re-adjusted the "Profile" setting for the output devices in the "Sound Preferences" utility, which brought back the sound. I have never conclusively been able to determine the source of the problem, or how to resolve it. Now it is happening again and I have been unable to restore the sound with my primitive methods.
I just came back to the tiny village where I live to be near my workplace, and am missing my family - I just want to eat my dinner and watch some Buzzcocks with sound* - can anyone help please? Ideally I'd like to identify the source of the problem, fix it, and make sure it does not happen again.
During my travels of the forums I came across a troubleshooting script thing which I ran. The output, if it is of any use, is located here:[URL]...*Alright, this is a bit melodramatic, but the alternative is booting up in Windows, and no-one wants to see that happen,
10.10 x64. This did not occur before I dist-upgraded from 10.04.I use a USB headset that has always "just worked," as long as I have it selected under both Input and Output in Sound Preferences.Now, periodically I'll hear a pop in my headset, the music/sound will mute for a second, and then come back louder. What's happening is that in Sound Preferences, the default selections are being reset. The sound comes back louder because of my volume settings. Additionally, on boot I run a script to set a few keybindings I use for Ventrilo. When all of this happens, I have to run this script again to get the bindings back.
To fix it, I have to go into sound preferences, select my headset in both Input and Output, fiddle with the volume so it returns to normal, and then rerun my binding script.My first guess was that the headset's connection is "farting", like it'd do a disconnect/reconnect, and Ubuntu deals with it by selecting visible hardware. But I can't for the life of me reproduce it. It just happens randomly.I guess it's possible that the script's issue is related to ventrilo/wine, and not a direct result of this sound issue. I'm mentioning it in case it isn't.I reproduced it by pulling the USB cable out and putting it back in. So there's either a short or Ubuntu is resetting the USB port periodically. Does it drop ports like that?
I am running a dedicated audio PC (Ubuntu 10.04 on Intel Atom 525) with a Juli@ sound card. I had everything set up and working great up until I accidentally pulled the sound card out of its slot while the computer was running. After that, the computer no longer recognized the Juli@ card.
I managed to fix the basic problem by following the Comprehensive Sound Problem Solution Guide- deleting and reinstalling ALSA is what did the trick. The only problem remaining is that the computer no longer remembers the output settings in the Sound Preferences dialog. The setting stays for as long as the computer is on, but as soon as I turn it off and reboot it, the sound output setting reverts back to the internal audio. I tried 'sudo alsactl store 1', but this does not work. Does anyone know how to fix this?
My system (Ubuntu 9.10 Gnome Desktop) keeps 'forgetting' my sound settings. every day I have to go into sound preferences and select a different hardware device setting and then change it back to the right one in order for it to work. For instance my sound goes out of my onboard intel based sound via optical to my amp and so the hardware setting for this is IEC598 output + analog stereo input But everytime I boot their is no sound (and hence no light coming through the optical cable) so then I'll change it to Analog surround and the light comes out so then I can change it back to the 1st setting and it works again. Hope that makes sense, I have had this problem and also my video settings have been 'forgotten' and samba also won't work ever since about 4 days ago when the system updated, everything was working fine before that (i have run update manager since and everything is up to date)
I've just moved from Ubuntu 9.04 and installed 10.04. I have 5.1 sound set up and selected the Analogue Surround 5.1 in the hardware selection. I'm using on board sound so i have the correct device selected. I have sound but my problem comes when trying to adjust the balance and sub etc. I can move the subwoofer on its own and set the fade on its own but if i try to change the balance the fade moves with it (not always in the same way, sometimes it fades to the rear, some times to the front). Also, when i move the master volume the subwoofer level follows it.Is there a fix for this problem?
Also how can i acquire the sound drivers and settings panel that where in 9.04 if not? will they still be comparable with 10.04?
I have a Debian Sid x86_64 installation on my laptop. I used to use skype a lot when I was on ArchLinux in chrooted 32bit environment. Nowdays, I tried running skype straight on the 64bit environment, when I finally got it running, I couldn't get into sound settings, it froze right when I clicked the Sound options... So I decided to make the 32 bit environment, so I used debootstrap and schroot and now I have fully functional 32bit chrooted system. It does the same thing all over again! it drives me crazy... I should probably tell you, I use pulseaudio. This makes it a little hard to like the distro for me... I used to be an ArchLinux user for quite few years, but I didn't want to solve so many things every day, so I went with debian
In sound control, the bar that shows your volume level has a mark about 75% across that signifies your max volume without digital amplification.[URL] If you drag the settings dongle to the right of that mark, your volume does get louder, but I cannot achieve that effect via my usual keyboard shortcuts (e.g. F8-for-volume-down, F9-for-volume-up). They stop increasing volume at that artificial 100% mark, they do not digitally amplify as I want them to. As a result, every time I want to amplify my volume, I am forced to go all the way into sound control, which (to me) is dumb. Is there a way to set the 100% mark at the ACTUAL far right of the control bar, instead of 75% across, so that my keyboard shortcuts blend right from analog-max to amplification?
In sound control, the bar that shows your volume level has a mark about 75% across that signifies your max volume without digital amplification. (pic: URL...) If you drag the settings dongle to the right of that mark, your volume does get louder, but I cannot achieve that effect via my usual keyboard shortcuts (e.g. F8-for-volume-down, F9-for-volume-up). They stop increasing volume at that artificial 100% mark, they do not digitally amplify as I want them to.
Is there a way to set the 100% mark at the ACTUAL far right of the control bar, instead of 75% across, so that my keyboard shortcuts blend right from analog-max to amplification? (Or is there any other way to achieve a similar effect?)
So I did the update to Natty and it went pretty smoothly, with one exception. My rig has two sound cards in it: the integrated motherboard sound card (Intel HDA audio) that I don't use, and a Sound Blaster Audigy (the original Audigy 1) that I do use.
This setup has worked fine in Ubuntu for as long as I can remember, but after the upgrade to Natty it appears that GNOME no longer knows that the Audigy is the card that's in use. It insists on routing things like volume changes via gnome-volume-control to the motherboard. I can confirm this by watching the volume levels for each card in alsamixer while modifying them in gnome-volume-control; the levels move appropriately on the integrated card, and stay stuck on the Audigy.
What makes this bizarre is that it's not that the Audigy isn't recognized -- it's shown in the "Hardware" tab of Sound Preferences, and the system plays back audio just fine through the speakers connected to the Audigy. It's just that I can't change the volume on the sound through the panel applet anymore. Normally I would fix something like this by using the Hardware tab to switch from the one card to the other, but in this case when I make that change it doesn't stick -- if I close the Sound Preferences and then open it again, it's right back to being set to the integrated audio.
Maybe this is a PulseAudio issue with older Audigy cards? I have no idea.
I can change the volume with my speakers' volume knob and my keyboard's media keys, I suppose, but I'm so used to be able to change it via gnome-volume-control that not being able to feels bizarre. Has anyone else out there with add-on sound cards installed alongside motherboard audio experienced this?
I've had this computer for a few days. I was playing around with it trying to get the multiple desktop cube.I wanted to restore it back, however every setting had dependencies with other settings so now my unity interface is unusable.the problems are
-no taskbar and no lancher -some keycommands don't work(Ctrl-alt-t no longer opens a terminal, it used to) -can't log off
how do i restore it to factory settings I messed it up using CCSM or whatever it's called
I was using Xubuntu 9.04 and recently installed 10.04. I have separate / - 20 GB, swap - 1GB and /home - 80GB partitions. I had formatted only the / partition and installed 10.04. I have copied users information from 9.04 to 10.04. I can log into newly installed 10.04 system. But the desktop menus and appearance is that of 9.04. I would like to change it to default 10.04 desktop menus and appearances. I have used command rm -rf .gnome .gnome2 .gconf .gconfd .metacity and re logged into my system. But still the desktop menus and appearance didn't change. How can I restore 10.04 xubuntu default desktop menus and appearance settings?
Unfortunatly I seem to have accidentally deleted the top panel from Ubuntu 10.04. How can I restore the default panels? I am panicking right now UPDATE: I have managed to manually put everything back in it's place, except the battery indicator. What would this be called?
I have 2 sound cards : one is on board and other is Creative sound blaster.I want to play sounds just on Crative.The problem is when I reboot the PC the sound is change,sometime the default sound card is Creative sometime is the onboard card.I want my default sound card to be only Creative.
After installing the proprietary nVidia drivers for my 8800 GT, the purple UBUNTU boot screen got gigantic and ugly.I installed startupmanager and changed the settings from 640x480 to 1024x768.The result was a garbage (scrabbled) boot up splash (UBUNTU)That didn't work out so I set everything back to 640x480 but that made it go to no splash on boot (black screen until GDM), and a garbage UBUNTU splash on shut down.How can I just put it back to the ugly / gigantic boot screen that was there before I screwed it all up?
I'm afraid I only have basic experience with *nix command lines and have only been using Ubuntu for a week, so I may require a little bit of hand holding on something as nuts-and-bolts as a driver issue.
Relevant Hardware: From lspci -v Quote: 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3470 (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device e390 Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 49 Memory at 80000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M] Memory at 90200000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K] I/O ports at 2000 [size=256] [Code]....
The Symptoms/Experience: Under the default installation of Ubuntu, I have no sound. When I install the proprietary ATI drivers, I have sound. I can uninstall and reinstall the proprietary drivers and recreate this every time.
My only problem with using the proprietary driver is that there's a lot of problems with video playback that is fixed with the free, default driver. But when I use it, I have no sound and watching a movie is still not very fun. From everything I read, many people are using the provided ATI driver with sound and fixing that should be easier than fixing the ATI driver's video tearing, which has largely stumped the community. Having failed to install "OSS" and now having no sound with either driver, I'm probably going to reformat/reinstall today but am looking forward to fixing this issue.
I use headphones and have an MCP73 sound device; am running OpenSUSE 11.4.
On each restart, I get no sound. I have to go to YAST, Hardware, Sound, Other, Volume. The 'Other channels', Front slider is at 0%. If I slide it up to 100%, my headphones start working. At this point the Help text says to press 'Next' to save the settings, but there isn't a 'Next' button...just a Cancel and OK. OK keeps the new setting, but apparently doesn't save it permanently.
What can I do to avoid having to reset this slider every time ?
I have a HP Pavilion dv7 laptop. Can you please tell me how can I find the right driver for my sound card? When I play a mp3 via vlc in ubuntu 9.10, there is sound, but the quality is bad. And I play the same on Windows7. It plays fine.
I've never had any problems before,but I just did a fresh install of 10.04.1 on a brand new drive yesterday. I noticed this morning that I have no sound drivers(under the hardware tab of sound preferences, there is nothing listed). I found a thread that had this line to run:
Code: cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec And I got: Code: Codec: Realtek ALC888 Not sure what to do now though.
I did something weird and now my text size is like 3pt on every system window, but when I go in and change my window fonts to larger to something that looks normal, it makes my clock, bash, and other fonts absolutely gigantic. Is there any way I can just roll back my system and it's settings? It wouldn't be much bother as I installed the OS yesterday. I'd hate to have to reinstall entirely though
I have detected some problems when I try to record sound in my Kubuntu 10.04 system.
The problem is that the "default" device for audio recording does not work but I have to select another device to do so. I always selected the "default" device for audio recoding but currently I have to select hw:0,2 device.
Another odd thing is that different programs show me different device. For example, Audacity shows me that I have the following audio recording devices:
- HDA Intel: ALC888 Digital (hw:0,1) - HDA Intel: ALC888 Analog (hw:0,2) - spdif - default
The only one that works is hw:0,2.
But arecord shows me (when I execute "arecord -L") the following:
Finally, in KDE system preferences for audio I get that I have 2 different audio devices for audio recording:
- HDA Intel (ALC888 Analog): it is said that it will try first x-phonon (CARD=0, DEV=0) and, if the latter does not work, it will try plughw (CARD=0, DEV=0)
- HDA Intel (ALC888 Digital): it is said that it will try first x-phonon (CARD=0, DEV=1) and, if the latter does not work, it will try plughw (CARD=0, DEV=1)
Where is the hw:0,2? and how can I set the alsa system to use hw:0,2 as the default device for audio recording?
All of that would not be a problem but I also have an ubuntu 9.04 installed on a virtual machine (by using virtualbox) and audio recording doesn't work there. I suppose that it is becase of the virtual sound card is using default devices for playing and recording audio.
I must say that audio playback works fine in both host and guest systems. It is just audio recording.
I upgraded from Karmic to Lucid recently. Before upgrading, I had customized my desktop on Karmic with Compiz, Emerald and new set of fonts. After upgrade (which appears to have gone smoothly, yay!), my desktop retained the previous appearance settings. I want to try the factory default gnome appearance settings for Lucid and still stuck with restoring fonts.
What I have done till now:
0. Enabled Visual Effects from Appearance menu. 1. Theme -> Changed to Human 2. Window Manager -> Still using Compiz 3. Window Decorator -> Switched from Emerald to GTK 4. Font -> Changed first 3 font types in the Font tab to Sans, size 10, 4th to Sans Bold and 5th to Monochrome. Rendering -> subpixel smoothing (LCD)
What I want:
1. Is this the default setting? Have I missed anything in restoring default settings?
2. I have done too many changes to firefox font rendering over time. How do I restore default 10.04 font settings for Firefox? I would ideally love to have an option in Ubuntu which would help me restore factory settings.