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Old 01-10-2013, 06:42 AM   #1
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Sound problem with new install of Debian


New HP E2 Vision laptop fitted with Windows 8. With some difficulty install Debian as well. But sound problem.

Gnome volume control does not give a load of sliders but just the opportunity to change the sound source. Alsamixer most of contols do not work and it just gives a single box with MM in it. MM changes to 00 when M is depressed. It will not respond to up or down.

The keyboard sound buttons apparently show no sound, they do not respond to anything.

Any ideas? Thanks any help.
 
Old 01-10-2013, 08:40 AM   #2
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MM means that the channel is muted. Press m so as it will get to 00 and raise it with up arrow. Repeat for all channels :P
 
Old 01-10-2013, 11:31 AM   #3
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Did that got 00 but the arrow keys had no effect, as many of alsamixer's controls don't.
 
Old 01-12-2013, 11:38 AM   #4
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What kind of output do you have for;
Code:
aplay -l
?

Compare that to what the default offering for alsa is and the content of /proc/asound/cards.

Had this problem her in Sid and also Wheezy very recently. Had a ~/.asoundrc file that called for the wrong card number here in Sid. Fixed that and everything was fine. No such file in Wheezy. Made one and that fixed it there too.

Was having Rhythmbox crash if you attempted to play anything because, I think, it could not connect to the audio card.

Some package upgrade for the video card had the system thinking it should use the hdmi function for my Radeon card instead of the audigy card.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 05:39 AM   #5
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Great thanks.

lugo@debian:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 3: ATI HDMI [ATI HDMI]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Generic_1 [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: HDA Generic [HDA Generic]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
lugo@debian:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [Generic ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
HD-Audio Generic at 0xf0444000 irq 19
1 [Generic_1 ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
HD-Audio Generic at 0xf0440000 irq 16
lugo@debian:~$

Have to say I'm not much wiser.

If I need to make a ~/asoundrc file, could you remind me of what to put in it?
 
Old 01-13-2013, 01:28 PM   #6
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I am not possitive that this is your problem as it is definitely a new one to me. It has worked for me however.

My current ~/.asoundrc;
Code:
pcm.!default {
    type hw
    card 1
}
ctl.!default {
    type hw           
    card 1
}
You shoule check in /proc/asound/cards to see what it says too;
Code:
cat /proc/asound/cards
The reason I say that is that mine changed on a reboot and flipped the buggers.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 11:12 PM   #7
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Hi Widget. Partial success. Gnome sound thing still no sliders. It gives only one choice - for alsamixer. Your ,asoundrc changed things, does not if you put card 0 instead of card 1.

Alsamixer mostly works and responds to the arrows. But there is only one vertical possible. It is mono.

There still does not seem to be any sound. Laptop sound keyboard controls do not seem to work.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 03:30 AM   #8
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Hi Widget. Partial success. Gnome sound thing still no sliders. It gives only one choice - for alsamixer. Your ,asoundrc changed things, does not if you put card 0 instead of card 1.

Alsamixer mostly works and responds to the arrows. But there is only one vertical possible. It is mono.

There still does not seem to be any sound. Laptop sound keyboard controls do not seem to work.

Any suggestions? Thanks.
Beats me. Sorry.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 04:23 PM   #9
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What is the output of lspci and which Debian version are you using?
 
  


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