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Old 12-18-2009, 12:14 PM   #1
lmbear2000
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No Sound - Ubuntu 8.10 - Dell Dim 8400 - PULSE uninstalled


Just recently I started to get no sound from my Dell Dimension 8400 running Ubuntu 8.10. Speakers are plugged in and I am able to get sound when I run the 9.04 live disk, but there is no video support for my card so upgrading is not an option at this time. As I said, I removed Pulse so that option has been exhausted. Master ALSA volume is not muted and no static can be heard when running tests. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks in advance.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 02:14 PM   #2
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Hi,

What is your sound card?
 
Old 12-18-2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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Card and Driver

Driver and Card

ADI 198x Integrated Audio

SubDevice: pci 0x0177 "Dimension 8400"
Revision: 0x03
Driver: "Intel ICH"

This was all working fine for the last year or so.
 
Old 12-18-2009, 10:50 PM   #4
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Read this (about Ubuntu)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PulseAudio
 
Old 12-19-2009, 10:19 AM   #5
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Hi,

Please post the output from these commands:
Code:
lspci | grep audio
arecord -l
amixer
aplay -l
What was the reason to delete the PulseAudio server?
 
Old 12-19-2009, 10:56 AM   #6
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Here is the output...

Thanks in advance for your help. I removed Pulse audio because several posts pointed to users having issues very similar to what I am experiencing.

test@LINUX1:~$ lspci |grep audio
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
test@LINUX1:~$ arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH6]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 1: Intel ICH - MIC ADC [Intel ICH6 - MIC ADC]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 2: Intel ICH - MIC2 ADC [Intel ICH6 - MIC2 ADC]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 3: Intel ICH - ADC2 [Intel ICH6 - ADC2]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
test@LINUX1:~$ amixer
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 17 [55%] [-21.00dB] [on]
Front Right: Playback 17 [55%] [-21.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Master Mono',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 25 [81%] [-9.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Master Surround',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone Jack Sense',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [off]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Surround Jack Mode',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Shared' 'Independent'
Item0: 'Shared'
Simple mixer control 'Center',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 31 [100%] [0.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 0 [0%] [-46.50dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line Jack Sense',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Mono
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Front Left: Capture [on]
Front Right: Capture [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost (+20dB)',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Select',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Mic1' 'Mic2'
Item0: 'Mic1'
Simple mixer control 'Video',0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Phone',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Mono
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off]
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-34.50dB] [off] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Capture 0 - 15
Front Left: Capture 13 [87%] [19.50dB] [on]
Front Right: Capture 13 [87%] [19.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mix',0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mix Mono',0
Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-exclusive
Capture exclusive group: 0
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Channel Mode',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: '2ch' '4ch' '6ch'
Item0: '2ch'
Simple mixer control 'Downmix',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Off' '6 -> 4' '6 -> 2'
Item0: 'Off'
Simple mixer control 'Exchange Front/Surround',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'External Amplifier',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'High Pass Filter Enable',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Spread Front to Surround and Center/LFE',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'Stereo Mic',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'V_REFOUT Enable',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on]
test@LINUX1:~$ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH6]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH6 - IEC958]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
 
Old 12-20-2009, 01:41 PM   #7
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Hi,

Did you check sound under root user?
You have to probably add your regular user to audio group.
 
Old 12-21-2009, 08:04 AM   #8
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Nope the my user is in the audio group, so that's not it.

audio:x:29ulse,test1
 
  


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