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Old 08-07-2013, 08:16 PM   #31
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these are notes to myself

What modules are loading?

Is pulseadio in control of his settings

Why does alsamixer think he has 4 spdifs?

are the /dev/snd links being created correctly and for what card (index=0 likely)

I can't tell from list what his packages installed are.....but delay asking for dpkg -l list until we know more.

OP has bios setting for HDA but not hdmi

Does OP use a blacklist?
 
Old 08-08-2013, 12:43 AM   #32
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bumblebee
--I know nothing about it

I use closed src driver for my video card.

Dan
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Is this working correctly?

Have you posted any issues with it?

What does your xorg log look like?

2) If your laptop is mainly at home, would you consider not using it?
 
Old 08-08-2013, 01:32 PM   #33
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Intel card works fine.

https://www.dropbox.com/s/vw1si1pl3lizm9v/alsa-info.txt

Here's the output from the sh file.
 
Old 08-08-2013, 07:04 PM   #34
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HI

you ran that as root, any reason?
run as a local and repost pls

in the meantime we have a reason for your 4 spdifs (truncated results)
Quote:
!!-------Mixer controls for card 1 [NVidia]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',1
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',2
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',3
1) alsa version is "older" than mine, what is the exact name of your mint pls?
Have you tried to update your kernel and alsa versions?

2) also try a different set of commands, no reboot required
https://bbs.archlinux.org/viewtopic....39122#p1039122
Code:
aplay -D plughw:1,3 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
aplay -D plughw:1,7 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
aplay -D plughw:1,8 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
aplay -D plughw:1,9 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
b) If that does not work....do it again but go into alsamixer setting for your hdmi spdif....turn off then on all of them and repeat commands

c) if that does work, repeat earlier commands replacing NVidia for 1

I am still betting its dev 7 but will take an each way on dev 3

and of course your hdmi cable is connected and tv inputs set for it.

good luck
 
Old 08-09-2013, 11:44 AM   #35
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sorry I assumed it need root privileges because it's an sh file.

here's one without sudo https://www.dropbox.com/s/vw1si1pl3lizm9v/alsa-info.txt

After I installed the Nvidia drivers they didn't work at all until I installed bumblebee and automagically it started working. Before that it kept kicking me to fallback mode.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 11:56 AM   #36
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I don't see a log file. this is xorg.conf https://www.dropbox.com/s/l996p76zp6r8ipg/xorg.txt

This is the only computer I own.

I believe I have mint 15 olivia. Under details it says ubuntu 13.04
 
Old 08-09-2013, 12:45 PM   #37
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I'm pretty sure my kernal is the latest. I couldn't figure out how to update alsa mixer however.

i tried the commands above and I am still getting

aplay: main:682: audio open error: No such device
 
Old 08-09-2013, 12:47 PM   #38
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Also I attempted to update my kernal and now the computer won't start the x screen after boot unless my hdmi cord is plugged in.

it keeps telling me something might be wrong with my x config or settings.
 
Old 08-09-2013, 06:44 PM   #39
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yes but how did you try to update kernel
----details

If you are at the command line prompt.....the links to bumblebee should still work for you

yes you appear to have issues with xorg
---I am not an expert at bumblebee, but suggest we use this post to try and resolve it.

I will offer some links, some are info links but lets start with facts

1) from your local alsa file we know that you have a 64 bit kernel and its version is 3.8.0-19-generic
Quote:
I'm pretty sure my kernal is the latest
we will discuss that later

2) you have installed bumblebee but as I did not ask for a link how you did, I look at your xorg and notice that
Quote:
PMMethod=bbswitch
is missing from that config

so some reading for you
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=49&t=135283

Now its likely you did some of that but I would urge you to read from
Tue Jun 25, 2013 7:21 pm

it is suggested you purge and start again

3) I am not sure what nvidia driver you are on, or how you got it.
ideally you adopt the same method reported in above link.

Then if you still have problems, boot a live cd and post that forum post
--as I am not an expert
cool (handballs that one)

4) google also gives me
http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/766

5) alsa mixer is an executable. Do you mean update the alsa package or the actual alsamixer?
--the package is the base
-----newbies are normally safer to use the packages already created
-----but from time to time, grabbing packages and compiling them from alsa-project may be needed
-----but thats not something I am recommending here
----as it becomes too hard for others to trouble shoot when you post on the bumblebee link if you have not resolved your xorg config. and graphics etc
--the mixer comes from alsa-utils

Linux mint may use different package names so use your package manager to search for alsa...it should show packages
otherwise try this (and my results follow as a guide) as a local user
Code:
dpkg -l | grep alsa
ii  alsa-base                               1.0.25+3                      all          ALSA driver configuration files
ii  alsa-utils                              1.0.27.1-1                    i386         Utilities for configuring and using ALSA
ii  gstreamer0.10-alsa:i386                 0.10.36-1.1                   i386         GStreamer plugin for ALSA
 
Old 08-09-2013, 08:25 PM   #40
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for the kernel i did uname -r and it says 3.8.0-19 and so i try updating it and this happens

sudo apt-get install linux-image-3.8.0-27-generic
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
linux-image-3.8.0-27-generic is already the newest version.
The following package was automatically installed and is no longer required:
libfltk1.1:i386
Use 'apt-get autoremove' to remove it.
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 45 not upgraded.

under synaptic package manager i find alsa base and utils and I can't upgrade them, only remove and reinstall.
 
Old 08-10-2013, 12:50 AM   #41
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well its up to you, but I can't help here any more (if I ever did)

I suggest you look at the links in my last reply (39) and configure your bumblebee first.

I believe the forest comes before the trees, if you want sound, you need to have no errors any where else

I may be wrong and often am!

2) alternatively if you don't want bumblebee, un-install it---reply 32 part (2)

3) alternatively download and install a distro that "natively" supports bumblebee as per the main bumblebee site.

good luck
 
Old 08-11-2013, 09:23 PM   #42
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If I remove bumblebee would you be able to help me configure it to get it working?
 
  


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