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Old 12-11-2012, 05:59 PM   #1
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No sound on Zotac MiniPC - Debian "squeeze"

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I have a Zotac ZBOXNXS-AD11-U with a fresh install of Debian "squeeze". I cannot get any audio to go through HDMI or headphone jack. I've done a ton of reading around the web on this but I just cannot seem to get the audio to work. From what I can tell, the devices are recognized and the modules are loaded.

If I run AlsaMixer I can press F6 and switch between the HDMI Audio and the Sound Card. From each device I can adjust volume, set mute, etc...

Any help would be appreciated.


lspci - stripped down output...
00:01.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc Device 1314
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
lsmod - stripped down output...
snd_hda_codec_realtek 235714 0
snd_hda_codec_atihdmi 2251 1
snd_hda_intel 20035 0
snd_hda_codec 54292 3 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_codec_atihdmi,snd_hda_intel
snd_hwdep 5380 1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm 60487 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec
snd_seq 42881 0
snd_timer 15598 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 4493 1 snd_seq
snd 46526 8 snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
snd_page_alloc 6249 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
dmesg | grep HDA
[ 2.532394] HDA Intel 0000:00:01.1: PCI INT B -> GSI 19 (level, low) -> IRQ 19
[ 2.532582] HDA Intel 0000:00:01.1: setting latency timer to 64
[ 2.590438] HDA Intel 0000:00:14.2: PCI INT A -> GSI 16 (level, low) -> IRQ 16
cat /proc/asound/card*/codec* | grep Codec
Codec: ATI R6xx HDMI
Codec: Realtek ID 892
Old 12-13-2012, 08:59 PM   #2
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I had the same problem but solved it by adjusting alsa mixer in the terminal.

Open the terminal and type:
Upon doing so you will have a gray/black background with columns. Go thru each one and mute and unmute each column.
The goal here is to be sure that all columns are un-muted- Muted looks like {mm} and un-muted looks like {00}at the bottom.

This is the video I followed and it worked!

This thread is helpful too:

Hope this helps-

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 12-13-2012 at 09:02 PM.
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It should be pretty normal that HDMI sound doesn't work with Squeeze, if you do use the free driver, that feature wasn't implement in those versions of the driver.
There also seemed to be problems with the Realtek ALC892 under Ubuntu 10.04 (which is pretty much the same as Squeeze when it comes to driver versions), which can be solved with compiling the driver from the Realtek website.
I would recommend to try it with Debian Wheezy instead.


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