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Old 07-01-2018, 12:18 AM   #1
rbuchanan
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Laptop silenced subsequent to reinstallation


My laptop's been muted since I reinstalled Debian 8.

mplayer:

Code:
AO: [pulse] Init failed: Connection refused
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm_hw.c:1557:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p' failed (-2): No such file or directory
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
[AO_ALSA] Playback open error: No such file or directory
[AO OSS] audio_setup: Can't open audio device /dev/dsp: No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server socket err = No such file or directory
Cannot connect to server request channel
jack server is not running or cannot be started
[JACK] cannot open server
[AO SDL] Samplerate: 44100Hz Channels: Stereo Format s16le
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm_hw.c:1557:(snd_pcm_hw_open) open '/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p' failed (-2): No such file or directory
[AO_ALSA] alsa-lib: pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
aplay -l

Code:
card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: Generic_1 [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: CX20751/2 Analog [CX20751/2 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
lsmod | grep ^snd

Code:
snd_hda_codec_conexant    21988  1 
snd_hda_codec_generic    63181  1 snd_hda_codec_conexant
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     45118  1 
snd_hda_intel          26407  1 
snd_hda_controller     26646  1 snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_codec         108596  5 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_hwdep              13148  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm_oss            44798  0 
snd_mixer_oss          22042  1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                88662  5 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_controller
snd_timer              26720  1 snd_pcm
snd                    65338  12 snd_pcm_oss,snd_hwdep,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_conexant,snd_pcm,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_intel,snd_mixer_oss
Can anyone succor me? This Lenovo's aural innards consist of an AMD/ATI IEC958, and I don't know how to capably wrangle modules.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 06:08 AM   #2
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just to clarify:
  • this is a complete, full install of debian 8, a.k.a jessie? not a dist-upgrade or some such?
  • sound has worked before? also on debian 8, or what else?
  • do other applications play sound? browser? system sounds? other media (also video) players?
  • what desktop environment? does it use pulseaudio, or alsa only?
and then, please provide output of
Code:
lspci -k| grep -iA5 Audio
plus a few words about your hardware.

Last edited by ondoho; 07-01-2018 at 06:09 AM.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 10:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for such a punctual response!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
just to clarify:
  • this is a complete, full install of debian 8, a.k.a jessie? not a dist-upgrade or some such?
Yes, I reinstalled from netinst via CD-R.

Quote:
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  • sound has worked before? also on debian 8, or what else?
Audio has always been fully functional on Win10 (ugh), FreeBSD and Debian 8. My prevenient installation functioned without incident for two years.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
  • do other applications play sound? browser? system sounds? other media (also video) players?
No, not AlsaPlayer, VLC, Nicotine, Alarm Clock, Audacity, Pidgin, wavbreaker, WaveSurfer, OpenShot or any video games. Video and audio accessed by my browser are all silent. Upon launch, amSynth (configured for output by dint of ALSA) proclaims:

Quote:
amSynth configuration error

amSynth could not initialise the selected audio device.

Please review the configuration and restart
Hydrogen greets me with:

Quote:
Error starting audio driver
Therewithal, aumix and both ALSA Mixers (for ncurses and X) all present me with a single volume bar that can't be raised.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
  • what desktop environment? does it use pulseaudio, or alsa only?
In lieu of a desktop environment, I use IceWM, and only with ALSA.

Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
and then, please provide output of
Code:
lspci -k| grep -iA5 Audio
plus a few words about your hardware.
Okay:

Code:
00:01.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Kabini HDMI/DP Audio
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3806
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:02.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 156b
00:02.3 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Family 16h Processor Functions 5:1
	Kernel driver in use: pcieport
--
00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 02)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3806
	Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH LPC Bridge (rev 11)
	Subsystem: Lenovo Device 3806
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Device 1580
Output of dmidecode:

Code:
Handle 0x0000, DMI type 0, 24 bytes
BIOS Information
        Vendor: Lenovo
        Version: C3CN53WW
        Release Date: 07/31/2015
        Address: 0xE0000
        Runtime Size: 128 kB
        ROM Size: 8192 kB
        Characteristics:
                PCI is supported
                BIOS is upgradeable
                BIOS shadowing is allowed
                Boot from CD is supported
                Selectable boot is supported
                EDD is supported
                Print screen service is supported (int 5h)
                8042 keyboard services are supported (int 9h)
                Serial services are supported (int 14h)
                Printer services are supported (int 17h)
                CGA/mono video services are supported (int 10h)
                NEC PC-98
                ACPI is supported
                USB legacy is supported
                BIOS boot specification is supported
                Function key-initiated network boot is supported
                Targeted content distribution is supported
        BIOS Revision: 1.53
        Firmware Revision: 1.53

Handle 0x0001, DMI type 1, 27 bytes
System Information
        Manufacturer: LENOVO
        Product Name: 80M8
        Version: Lenovo G51-35
        Serial Number: PF0CDXL8
        UUID: 814E8FD3-550C-11E5-BA4C-507B9D2FE76A
        Wake-up Type: Power Switch
        SKU Number: LENOVO_MT_80M8_BU_idea_FM_Lenovo G51-35
        Family: IDEAPAD
 
Old 07-01-2018, 01:45 PM   #4
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you have two audio devices.
you probably just need to tell alsa to use the other one (you can try it with alsamixer, and if that works make it the default), or plug the speaker cable into a different plug.
 
Old 07-01-2018, 06:18 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ondoho View Post
you probably just need to tell alsa to use the other one (you can try it with alsamixer, and if that works make it the default),
How?

Quote:
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or plug the speaker cable into a different plug.
I've only a single headphone jack, and insertion of a plug doesn't remediate this...
 
Old 07-01-2018, 09:57 PM   #6
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Have you installed pavucontrol, the Pulse Audio Mixer. It give you much more granular control than most volume control applications. It's in the repos.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 01:07 PM   #7
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How?
i already said:
try it first with alsamixer => select soundcard
 
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Old 07-02-2018, 07:20 PM   #8
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Quote:
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i already said:
try it first with alsamixer => select soundcard
Thank you! How do I configure the sound card as default?
 
Old 07-02-2018, 07:23 PM   #9
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Have you installed pavucontrol, the Pulse Audio Mixer. It give you much more granular control than most volume control applications. It's in the repos.

It's nice, but is a Qt variant anywhere available? GTK+ 3 is revolting.
 
Old 07-02-2018, 09:06 PM   #10
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It's nice, but is a Qt variant anywhere available?
Don't know, but I run it only when doing a deep dive into the audio settings, so I'm more concerned about functionality.
 
Old 07-03-2018, 10:21 AM   #11
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Thank you! How do I configure the sound card as default?
does that mean it helped?
woot!

to keep it across reboots:
https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php...ult_sound_card
 
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Old 07-03-2018, 12:47 PM   #12
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does that mean it helped?
Yes, absolutely. Thank you again; this was as behovely as instructional!
 
  


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