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Old 07-24-2014, 01:00 PM   #1
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Debian Audio Issues


Hello, I just installed Debian 7.6.0 with LXDE onto my desktop PC. Currently, there is no audio. Upon booting up, I get something along the lines of 'alsamixer: invalid argument' printed many times. I looked it up and was somebody suggested to append the line 'options snd-hde-intel model=generic' to the file 'alsa-base.conf' and reboot, which I did - but it hasen't solved anything. Is there anything else I could do?
 
Old 07-24-2014, 02:41 PM   #2
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Run 'aplay -l' and show us what it says.

run 'alsamixer' as root, try to set it up, and post about any strangeness. After, run 'alsactl store'
 
Old 07-24-2014, 03:55 PM   #3
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Run lspci -v and see if look for your audio device. It should also say Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel. If not, then your audio modules are not loaded for whatever reason. Run lsmod to list your modules.
 
Old 07-24-2014, 05:39 PM   #4
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aplay -l:
Code:
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC887-VD Analog [ALC887-VD Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 1: ALC887-VD Digital [ALC887-VD Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 7: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 8: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: NVidia_1 [HDA NVidia], device 9: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
alsactl store:
Code:
alsactl: get_control:250: Cannot read control info '2,0,0,Front Playback Volume,0': Invalid argument
lspci -v printed 'Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel' at the end, here's lsmod: http://pastebin.com/r4zbLQU1

I ran alsamixer as root and saw a volume bar set to full, I don't know what could be considered strange though.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 01:50 PM   #5
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Code:
su root
(PASSWORD)
modprobe snd-hda-intel
produces no output if it's of any interest.

Last edited by Arrakis; 07-25-2014 at 01:58 PM.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 02:09 PM   #6
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Code:
su root
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modprobe snd-hda-intel
produces no output if it's of any interest.
No output no errors
check "lsmod" to see if driver is loaded.
 
Old 07-25-2014, 02:09 PM   #7
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Have you seen this? I don't grok debian forums, but google does :-)

http://www.debianuserforums.org/view...hp?f=55&t=2433
 
Old 07-25-2014, 02:12 PM   #8
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It's okay now, I just realised that it was supposed to be snd-hda-intel, not snd-hde-intel :P
 
Old 07-26-2014, 03:17 AM   #9
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It's okay now, I just realised that it was supposed to be snd-hda-intel, not snd-hde-intel :P
Very easily done! :-).
 
  


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