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Old 10-26-2014, 01:18 PM   #1
BillC
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Mint 17 Sound Blaster CA0106 not seen - sound from left channel only


Mint 17 Sound Blaster CA0106 not seen - sound from left channel only

Hello Gurus,

I'm getting a bit frustrated with a Sound Blaster sound card.

I just installed Mint 17 and updated it about an hour ago. (10-26-2014)

This computer is a hand-me-up from my son. It is an MSI 790FX-GD70 running an AMD Phenom IIx3 720 processor.
Its internal sound was spiked and is out. The sound blaster was added to replace it. The sound blaster is CA0106.
The sound works in both Windows 7 and Mint 14, Nadia (although it is problematic at times). I have the native audio disabled in Nadia. This is a triple boot computer and I can move back to Nadia to test.

The Output Screen of the Sound Settings applet shows only these outputs:
1. HDMI/DisplayPort
Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
2. HDMI/DisplayPort
Built in Audio
3. Analog Output
Built in Audio
4. Digital Output (S.PDIF)
SB0790 X-Fi XA
5. Analog Output
SB0790 X-Fi XA

Setting number 5 gives me good audio, but only on the left speaker. (This right speaker out may or may not be the reason my son put in the Sound Blaster.)
There is no mention in this applet of the Creative Sound Blaster card as far as I can see.

Output of: lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD790 Host Bridge
00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RX780/RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (external gfx0 port A)
00:05.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RX780/RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port B)
00:06.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port C)
00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RX780/RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port D)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] RD790 PCI to PCI bridge (PCI express gpp port E)
00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3c)
00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks XT [Radeon HD 6670/7670]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
04:00.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6315 Series Firewire Controller
05:00.0 SATA controller: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB363 SATA/IDE Controller (rev 03)
05:00.1 IDE interface: JMicron Technology Corp. JMB363 SATA/IDE Controller (rev 03)
06:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
06:07.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
bill@Eluminus ~ $

End of Output: lspci

Output of: uname -n
Eluminus (?) This is the chosen name of this computer.
End of Output: uname -n

Output of: uname
Linux
End of Output: uname

Output of: dmesg - Some data removed to facilitate uploading to thread as noted
[ 0.361585] pci 0000:00:06.0: bridge window [mem 0xfdf00000-0xfdffffff 64bit pref]
[ 0.361589] pci 0000:00:07.0: PCI bridge to [bus 04]
[ 0.361591] pci 0000:00:07.0: bridge window [io 0xb000-0xbfff]
[ 0.361594] pci 0000:00:07.0: bridge window [mem 0xfe900000-0xfe9fffff]
[ 0.361598] pci 0000:00:09.0: PCI bridge to [bus 05]
[ 0.361600] pci 0000:00:09.0: bridge window [io 0xc000-0xdfff]
[ 0.361603] pci 0000:00:09.0: bridge window [mem 0xfea00000-0xfeafffff]
[ 0.361607] pci 0000:00:14.4: PCI bridge to [bus 06]
[ 0.361610] pci 0000:00:14.4: bridge window [io 0xe000-0xefff]
[ 0.361615] pci 0000:00:14.4: bridge window [mem 0xfeb00000-0xfebfffff]
[ 0.361624] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 4 [io 0x0000-0x0cf7]
[ 0.361626] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 5 [io 0x0d00-0xffff]
[ 0.361628] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 6 [mem 0x000a0000-0x000bffff]
[ 0.361629] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 7 [mem 0x000d0000-0x000dffff]
[ 0.361631] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 8 [mem 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff]
[ 0.361632] pci_bus 0000:00: resource 9 [mem 0xf0000000-0xfebfffff]
[ 0.361635] pci_bus 0000:01: resource 0 [io 0x8000-0x8fff]
[ 0.361636] pci_bus 0000:01: resource 1 [mem 0xfe600000-0xfe6fffff]
[ 0.361638] pci_bus 0000:01: resource 2 [mem 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff 64bit pref]
[ 0.361640] pci_bus 0000:02: resource 0 [io 0x9000-0x9fff]
[ 0.361641] pci_bus 0000:02: resource 1 [mem 0xfe700000-0xfe7fffff]
[ 0.361643] pci_bus 0000:02: resource 2 [mem 0xfde00000-0xfdefffff 64bit pref]
[ 0.361645] pci_bus 0000:03: resource 0 [io 0xa000-0xafff]
[ 0.361646] pci_bus 0000:03: resource 1 [mem 0xfe800000-0xfe8fffff]
[ 0.361648] pci_bus 0000:03: resource 2 [mem 0xfdf00000-0xfdffffff 64bit pref]
[ 0.361650] pci_bus 0000:04: resource 0 [io 0xb000-0xbfff]
[ 0.361652] pci_bus 0000:04: resource 1 [mem 0xfe900000-0xfe9fffff]
[ 0.361653] pci_bus 0000:05: resource 0 [io 0xc000-0xdfff]
[ 0.361655] pci_bus 0000:05: resource 1 [mem 0xfea00000-0xfeafffff]
[ 0.361657] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 0 [io 0xe000-0xefff]
[ 0.361658] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 1 [mem 0xfeb00000-0xfebfffff]
[ 0.361660] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 4 [io 0x0000-0x0cf7]
[ 0.361661] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 5 [io 0x0d00-0xffff]
[ 0.361663] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 6 [mem 0x000a0000-0x000bffff]
[ 0.361665] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 7 [mem 0x000d0000-0x000dffff]
[ 0.361666] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 8 [mem 0xd0000000-0xdfffffff]
[ 0.361668] pci_bus 0000:06: resource 9 [mem 0xf0000000-0xfebfffff]
[ 0.361695] NET: Registered protocol family 2
***** Output truncated here to fit - TCP UDP *****
[ 0.362865] NET: Registered protocol family 1
[ 0.763422] pci 0000:01:00.0: Boot video device
[ 0.763444] PCI: CLS 64 bytes, default 64
[ 0.763501] Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs...
[ 1.195350] Freeing initrd memory: 28128K (ffff880034900000 - ffff880036478000)
[ 1.195714] PCI-DMA: Disabling AGP.
[ 1.195788] PCI-DMA: aperture base @ c4000000 size 65536 KB
[ 1.195790] PCI-DMA: using GART IOMMU.
[ 1.195792] PCI-DMA: Reserving 64MB of IOMMU area in the AGP aperture
[ 1.199338] LVT offset 1 assigned for vector 0x400
[ 1.199348] IBS: LVT offset 1 assigned
[ 1.199372] perf: AMD IBS detected (0x0000001f)
[ 1.199416] microcode: CPU0: patch_level=0x010000c6
[ 1.199426] microcode: CPU1: patch_level=0x010000c6
[ 1.199432] microcode: CPU2: patch_level=0x010000c6
[ 1.199498] microcode: Microcode Update Driver: v2.00 <tigran@aivazian.fsnet.co.uk>, Peter Oruba
[ 1.199499] Scanning for low memory corruption every 60 seconds
***** Output truncated here to fit - trusted keyring/ioscheduler *****
[ 1.226485] pcieport 0000:00:02.0: irq 40 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.226615] pcieport 0000:00:05.0: irq 41 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.226739] pcieport 0000:00:06.0: irq 42 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.226862] pcieport 0000:00:07.0: irq 43 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.226985] pcieport 0000:00:09.0: irq 44 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 1.227037] pci_hotplug: PCI Hot Plug PCI Core version: 0.5
[ 1.227050] pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.4
***** Output truncated here to fit - vesafb mode is 1400x1050x32/ACPI: Power button [PWRB]*****
[ 1.286622] GHES: HEST is not enabled!
[ 1.286706] Serial: 8250/16550 driver, 32 ports, IRQ sharing enabled
[ 1.307196] 00:04: ttyS0 at I/O 0x3f8 (irq = 4, base_baud = 115200) is a 16550A
[ 1.308404] Linux agpgart interface v0.103
[ 1.309554] brd: module loaded
[ 1.310245] loop: module loaded
[ 1.310568] libphy: Fixed MDIO Bus: probed
[ 1.310645] tun: Universal TUN/TAP device driver, 1.6
[ 1.310646] tun: (C) 1999-2004 Max Krasnyansky <maxk@qualcomm.com>
[ 1.310684] PPP generic driver version 2.4.2
***** Output truncated here to fit - ehci_hcd: USB 2.0/uhci hcd: usb*****
[ 1.632288] i8042: PNP: No PS/2 controller found. Probing ports directly.
[ 1.632651] serio: i8042 KBD port at 0x60,0x64 irq 1
[ 1.632655] serio: i8042 AUX port at 0x60,0x64 irq 12
[ 1.632765] mousedev: PS/2 mouse device common for all mice
[ 1.632873] rtc_cmos 00:01: RTC can wake from S4
[ 1.632977] rtc_cmos 00:01: rtc core: registered rtc_cmos as rtc0
[ 1.633001] rtc_cmos 00:01: alarms up to one month, y3k, 114 bytes nvram, hpet irqs
[ 1.633052] device-mapper: uevent: version 1.0.3
[ 1.633101] device-mapper: ioctl: 4.27.0-ioctl (2013-10-30) initialised: dm-devel@redhat.com
[ 1.633106] ledtrig-cpu: registered to indicate activity on CPUs
[ 1.633190] TCP: cubic registered
[ 1.633265] NET: Registered protocol family 10
[ 1.633417] NET: Registered protocol family 17
***** Output truncated here to fit - radeon 0000:01:00.0/[drm]Initialised radeon 2.36.0 *****
[ 2.768974] usb 4-2: new full-speed USB device number 2 using ohci-pci
[ 2.942075] usb 4-2: New USB device found, idVendor=046d, idProduct=c52f
[ 2.942079] usb 4-2: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 2.942081] usb 4-2: Product: USB Receiver
[ 2.942083] usb 4-2: Manufacturer: Logitech
[ 2.949105] hidraw: raw HID events driver (C) Jiri Kosina
[ 2.958224] usbcore: registered new interface driver usbhid
[ 2.958227] usbhid: USB HID core driver
[ 2.959715] input: Logitech USB Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.1/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.0/input/input5
[ 2.960105] hid-generic 0003:046D:C52F.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.11 Mouse [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:12.1-2/input0
[ 2.963156] input: Logitech USB Receiver as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.1/usb4/4-2/4-2:1.1/input/input6
[ 2.963246] hid-generic 0003:046D:C52F.0002: input,hiddev0,hidraw1: USB HID v1.11 Device [Logitech USB Receiver] on usb-0000:00:12.1-2/input1
[ 3.081224] usb 3-3: new low-speed USB device number 2 using ohci-pci
[ 3.094278] random: nonblocking pool is initialized
[ 3.179808] EXT4-fs (sdb1): mounted filesystem with ordered data mode. Opts: (null)
[ 3.197392] Switched to clocksource tsc
[ 3.266315] usb 3-3: New USB device found, idVendor=045e, idProduct=00db
[ 3.266319] usb 3-3: New USB device strings: Mfr=1, Product=2, SerialNumber=0
[ 3.266321] usb 3-3: Product: Natural\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
[ 3.266323] usb 3-3: Manufacturer: Microsoft
[ 5.444292] Adding 12579836k swap on /dev/sdb5. Priority:-1 extents:1 across:12579836k FS
[ 5.817334] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 5.817358] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 6.014314] systemd-udevd[390]: starting version 204
[ 6.133494] EXT4-fs (sdb1): re-mounted. Opts: errors=remount-ro
[ 6.401428] lp: driver loaded but no devices found
[ 6.483343] ppdev: user-space parallel port driver
[ 8.036351] ACPI Warning: 0x0000000000000b00-0x0000000000000b07 SystemIO conflicts with Region \SOR1 1 (20131115/utaddress-251)
[ 8.036358] ACPI: If an ACPI driver is available for this device, you should use it instead of the native driver
[ 8.097752] MCE: In-kernel MCE decoding enabled.
[ 8.205857] sp5100_tco: SP5100/SB800 TCO WatchDog Timer Driver v0.05
[ 8.205921] sp5100_tco: PCI Revision ID: 0x3c
[ 8.205939] sp5100_tco: failed to find MMIO address, giving up.
[ 8.260056] EDAC MC: Ver: 3.0.0
[ 8.336948] AMD64 EDAC driver v3.4.0
[ 8.336978] EDAC amd64: DRAM ECC disabled.
[ 8.336983] EDAC amd64: ECC disabled in the BIOS or no ECC capability, module will not load.
[ 8.336983] Either enable ECC checking or force module loading by setting 'ecc_enable_override'.
[ 8.336983] (Note that use of the override may cause unknown side effects.)
[ 8.366654] device-mapper: multipath: version 1.6.0 loaded
[ 8.579634] kvm: Nested Virtualization enabled
[ 8.579640] kvm: Nested Paging enabled
[ 8.805361] hda-intel 0000:00:14.2: Using LPIB position fix
[ 8.808277] hda-intel 0000:00:14.2: Enable sync_write for stable communication
[ 8.835321] snd-ca0106: Model 1012 Rev 00000000 Serial 10121102
[ 8.876589] cfg80211: Calling CRDA to update world regulatory domain
[ 8.893697] SKU: Nid=0x1d sku_cfg=0x4007f603
[ 8.893700] SKU: port_connectivity=0x1
[ 8.893701] SKU: enable_pcbeep=0x0
[ 8.893702] SKU: check_sum=0x00000007
[ 8.893703] SKU: customization=0x000000f6
[ 8.893713] SKU: external_amp=0x0
[ 8.893714] SKU: platform_type=0x0
[ 8.893715] SKU: swap=0x1
[ 8.893715] SKU: override=0x1
[ 8.894134] autoconfig: line_outs=4 (0x14/0x15/0x16/0x17/0x0) type:line
[ 8.894136] speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[ 8.894137] hp_outs=1 (0x1b/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[ 8.894138] mono: mono_out=0x0
[ 8.894139] dig-out=0x11/0x1e
[ 8.894140] inputs:
[ 8.894142] Front Mic=0x19
[ 8.894152] Rear Mic=0x18
[ 8.894153] Line=0x1a
[ 8.894154] realtek: No valid SSID, checking pincfg 0x4007f603 for NID 0x1d
[ 8.894155] realtek: Enabling init ASM_ID=0xf603 CODEC_ID=10ec0889
[ 8.907726] input: Microsoft Natural\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-3/3-3:1.0/input/input7
[ 8.907812] microsoft 0003:045E:00DB.0003: input,hidraw2: USB HID v1.11 Keyboard [Microsoft Natural\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae Ergonomic Keyboard 4000] on usb-0000:00:12.0-3/input0
[ 8.908715] input: HDA ATI SB Front Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input15
[ 8.908777] input: HDA ATI SB Line Out Side as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input14
[ 8.908834] input: HDA ATI SB Line Out CLFE as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input13
[ 8.908883] input: HDA ATI SB Line Out Surround as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input12
[ 8.908933] input: HDA ATI SB Line Out Front as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input11
[ 8.908985] input: HDA ATI SB Line as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input10
[ 8.909033] input: HDA ATI SB Rear Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input9
[ 8.909080] input: HDA ATI SB Front Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.2/sound/card0/input8
[ 8.909362] hda-intel 0000:01:00.1: Handle VGA-switcheroo audio client
[ 8.909364] hda-intel 0000:01:00.1: Using LPIB position fix
[ 8.909399] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: irq 48 for MSI/MSI-X
[ 8.909724] input: Microsoft Natural\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.0/usb3/3-3/3-3:1.1/input/input16
[ 8.909787] microsoft 0003:045E:00DB.0004: input,hidraw3: USB HID v1.11 Device [Microsoft Natural\xffffffc2\xffffffae\xffffffae Ergonomic Keyboard 4000] on usb-0000:00:12.0-3/input1
[ 8.911865] hda-intel 0000:01:00.1: Enable sync_write for stable communication
[ 8.968403] HDMI ATI/AMD: no speaker allocation for ELD
[ 8.968460] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card2/input17
[ 9.071346] Linux video capture interface: v2.00
[ 9.222322] set resolution quirk: cval->res = 384
[ 9.222782] usbcore: registered new interface driver snd-usb-audio
[ 9.226497] systemd-udevd[487]: Error calling EVIOCSKEYCODE: Invalid argument
[ 9.226505] systemd-udevd[487]: Error calling EVIOCSKEYCODE: Invalid argument
[ 9.622609] uvcvideo: Found UVC 1.00 device <unnamed> (046d:0807)
[ 9.632895] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rt: Info - RT chipset 3572, rev 0223 detected
[ 9.636423] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00_set_rf: Info - RF chipset 0008 detected
[ 9.638202] input: UVC Camera (046d:0807) as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:12.2/usb1/1-4/1-4:1.0/input/input18
[ 9.638270] usbcore: registered new interface driver uvcvideo
[ 9.638271] USB Video Class driver (1.1.1)
[ 9.813899] ieee80211 phy0: Selected rate control algorithm 'minstrel_ht'
[ 10.224322] init: failsafe main process (639) killed by TERM signal
[ 10.589151] cfg80211: World regulatory domain updated:
[ 10.589155] cfg80211: (start_freq - end_freq @ bandwidth), (max_antenna_gain, max_eirp)
[ 10.589157] cfg80211: (2402000 KHz - 2472000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 10.589158] cfg80211: (2457000 KHz - 2482000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 10.589160] cfg80211: (2474000 KHz - 2494000 KHz @ 20000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 10.589161] cfg80211: (5170000 KHz - 5250000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 10.589163] cfg80211: (5735000 KHz - 5835000 KHz @ 40000 KHz), (300 mBi, 2000 mBm)
[ 12.254688] Bluetooth: Core ver 2.17
[ **** Output truncated here to fit - bluetooth
[ 12.616544] init: cups main process (812) killed by HUP signal
[ 12.616557] init: cups main process ended, respawning
[ 18.242946] r8169 0000:02:00.0 eth0: link down
[ 18.242980] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 18.243290] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth0: link is not ready
[ 18.343066] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth1: link down
[ 18.343076] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth1: link down
[ 18.343100] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 18.343377] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): eth1: link is not ready
[ 18.344642] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Loading firmware file 'rt2860.bin'
[ 18.401232] ieee80211 phy0: rt2x00lib_request_firmware: Info - Firmware detected - version: 0.34
[ 18.506105] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 18.506376] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_UP): wlan0: link is not ready
[ 19.294274] init: samba-ad-dc main process (941) terminated with status 1
[ 19.951956] r8169 0000:03:00.0 eth1: link up
[ 19.951965] IPv6: ADDRCONF(NETDEV_CHANGE): eth1: link becomes ready
[ 22.907108] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process ended, respawning
[ 22.913987] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process (1453) terminated with status 1
[ 22.914000] init: plymouth-upstart-bridge main process ended, respawning
[ 1778.790536] systemd-hostnamed[4497]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname!
[ 2484.969955] systemd-hostnamed[4767]: Warning: nss-myhostname is not installed. Changing the local hostname might make it unresolveable. Please install nss-myhostname!

End of Output: dmesg

If I can't solve this problem with the current sound card I would appreciate suggestions on the most Linux compatible card available.

Any help you can steer me to would be greatly appreciated.


Bill
Minden, NV

Last edited by BillC; 10-26-2014 at 01:26 PM.
 
Old 10-27-2014, 02:33 PM   #2
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way too much output.

from both the sound working and the sound not working mint install, please post output of
Code:
lspci -vk | grep -iA10 audio
and please, use code tags (go advanced => '#')!

ps: i'm not a guru.
 
Old 10-27-2014, 06:17 PM   #3
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Sorry about the amount of output... I had to deal with it too.
I don't know what a "code tag" is.

Awesome command! Thanks.
BTW: You LOOK like a guru from here... I'll also check out the links that I believe you put at the end of your post.
I'll look up "code tag" and see if I can learn from there.

Mint 17
Output of: lspci -vk | grep -iA10 audio

bill@Eluminus ~ $ lspci -vk | grep -iA10 audio
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7577
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at fe5f4000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7577
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

--
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
Subsystem: PC Partner Limited / Sapphire Technology Device aa90
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
Memory at fe6bc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. [MSI] Device 7577
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
I/O ports at 9800 [size=256]
--
06:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
Subsystem: Creative Labs SB0790 X-Fi XA
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
I/O ports at e800 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_ca0106

06:07.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
Subsystem: Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
Memory at febf0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
End of Output, Mint 17: lspci -vk | grep -iA10 audio

Mint 14 Nadia
Output of: lspci -vk | grep -iA10 audio

bill@Eluminus ~ $ lspci -vk | grep -iA10 audio
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7577
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at fe5f4000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7577
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
--
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device aa90
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
Memory at fe6bc000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 03)
Subsystem: Micro-Star International Co., Ltd. Device 7577
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
--
06:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
Subsystem: Creative Labs SB0790 X-Fi XA
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
I/O ports at e800 [size=32]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_ca0106
Kernel modules: snd-ca0106

06:07.0 Network controller: Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
Subsystem: Ralink corp. RT3062 Wireless 802.11n 2T/2R
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 23
bill@Eluminus ~ $
End of Output, Mint 14: lspci -vk | grep -iA10 audio

Thanks Ondoho,

Perhaps it's time I read a primer on Linux. Can you suggest a good manual?

Bill
Minden, NV
 
Old 10-28-2014, 12:46 AM   #4
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Ok Ondoho, I read the two links you put at the end of your post. I just feel warm and fuzzy all over. I didn't know the forums needed an enforcer, congratulations for stepping up!
 
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wtf?
i didn't write those.
it's just my signature, it's under every post i write.

well, on topic: it looks like you have 3 (!) sound cards in there. why don't you remove 2 of them, re-install mint and hope for the best?

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Old 10-28-2014, 06:52 PM   #6
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Ondoho,

Forgive me please, lousey day yesterday and I took it out on you.

To be clear I think you saw this line in my first post and I believe you took it to mean more than I meant it to: "I just installed Mint 17 and updated it about an hour ago. (10-26-2014)". I was trying to let a Linux helper know that I had the newest version/update of Mint 17. I think you took it to mean that I had put a whole hour into my own trouble shooting before I got on the Forum. Not so. I installed Mint 17 on Friday night and worked on it the whole weekend. I just Updated it to all current files the hour before I got on the Forum.

Again forgive me. I just found out yesterday that the roof (wood shake) has blown of off our bedroom and the whole end of the house needs to be reroofed. My mind was primed to take ANYTHING in the wrong way.

As far as there being three sound cards in the machine. My kid built it, I've never really taken it down to nuts and bolts. I disabled the internal sound card in the bios last night. The other sound card may be my Logitech camera which has a mic on it. I'll take a look and see what I find.

Thanks for getting back to me. It was above and beyond the call of duty.

Bill
Minden, NV
 
Old 11-01-2014, 02:33 AM   #7
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Problem solved: I was unable to figure out how to use ALSA Mixer, in the terminal, as a test tool. It seemed that my keyboard would not connect to it. Online it was difficult to find a reference that explained what keypresses should create what outcomes in the ALSA Mixer program. I wasn't sure whether the program was not responding, or perhaps there was simply nothing in the computer for it to effect. Finally I ran across a reference to GNOME ALSA mixer. Perhaps that interface would work better, or at least give more feedback as to how it was supposed to be used. I installed it, and opened it. I found a bunch of sliders for volume and balance and I simply adjusted them all to a median setting. I then returned to the "/system settings/sound/output/test sound" applet and tried the test for the right speaker. It was there, just as if it always had been.

GNOME ALSA Mixer also showed a tab for "ATI R6xx HDMI" which refered to "Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]" shown in the output of the "lspci" command above. Looking in that tab I found that there was no information, which I believe was accounted for by my having disabled all of the computers internal audio in the BIOS. I think lspci sees the hardware even if it has been disabled.

If you are having a similar problem and you are using GNOME desktop try loading GNOME ALSA Mixer... couldn't hurt.
 
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Old 03-29-2015, 03:56 PM   #8
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Just to add some additional info here. I had the same problem and BillC's solution of using the gnome-alsamixer worked for me too.

The issue (That I had trouble fixing with alsamixer) was that the Analog Front (Analog F) line was balanced entirely to the left channel. I centered the slider and that solved the issue. Testing the left and right channels in the normal sound settings option worked after that.

Interestingly the balance slider in the normal Sound Settings was always centered and seems to not be related to the alsamixer balance setting
 
Old 11-10-2015, 12:57 PM   #9
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Thank you....this worked for me as well.
 
  


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