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Charlie 01-31-2010 03:04 AM

Sound - none happening.......
 
Hello,

Always had trouble getting sound to work with Debian, never had it
working with Squeeze, though I might see if I could get it going again:

Acer 3614WLCi laptop

$ lspci | grep -i audio
00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation
82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

I see a bug on the net against the hardware above on Ubuntu? It is said
it can be worked around with alsa-lib, but not how that might be done.

$ lsmod | grep snd
snd_intel8x0 19523 1
snd_intel8x0m 8100 0
snd_ac97_codec 79136 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
ac97_bus 710 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcsp 5219 0
snd_pcm_oss 28479 0
snd_mixer_oss 10461 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 47350 5
snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcsp ,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_midi 3480 0 snd_rawmidi 12313 1
snd_seq_midi snd_seq_midi_event 3684 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 35303 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 12258 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 3673 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 33551 13
snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcsp ,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_rawmidi,snd _seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 3450 1 snd snd_page_alloc 4977 3
snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m,snd_pcm

$ dpkg -l alsa-base
Desired=Unknown/Install/Remove/Purge/Hold
|
Status=Not/Inst/Cfg-files/Unpacked/Failed-cfg/Half-inst/trig-aWait/Trig-pend
|/ Err?=(none)/Reinst-required (Status,Err: uppercase=bad) ||/
Name Version Description
+++-======================-======================-================================================== ==========
ii alsa-base 1.0.21+dfsg-2 ALSA driver
configuration files

$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [ICH6 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6
Intel ICH6 with ALC655 at irq 21
1 [pcsp ]: PC-Speaker - pcsp
Internal PC-Speaker at port 0x61
2 [Modem ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel ICH6 Modem
Intel ICH6 Modem at irq 21


Installed:

v alsa
- i alsa-base - ALSA driver configuration
files i alsa-firmware-loaders - ALSA software loaders for
specific hardwar i alsa-oss - ALSA wrapper for
OSS applications i alsa-tools - Console based
ALSA utilities for specific i alsa-tools-gui - GUI
based ALSA utilities for specific hard i
alsa-utils - ALSA utilities i
alsamixergui - graphical soundcard mixer for ALSA
soundca v alsaplayer - i A
alsaplayer-alsa - PCM player designed for ALSA (ALSA
output i alsaplayer-common - PCM player designed for
ALSA (common files i alsaplayer-esd - PCM player
designed for ALSA (EsounD outpu i A alsaplayer-gtk -
PCM player designed for ALSA (GTK+ version

The following doesn't work:

# udevtrigger --verbose --subsystem-match=sound
-su: udevtrigger: command not found

My: /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base-blacklist.conf
Is like this:

# Uncomment these entries in order to blacklist unwanted modem drivers
# blacklist snd-atiixp-modem
# blacklist snd-intel8x0m
# blacklist snd-via82xx-modem
# Comment this entry in order to load snd-pcsp driver
# blacklist snd-pcsp
# Comment this entry in order to load pcspkr driver

Possibly someone could point me further, or see what I'm missing. I've
been without any sound so long, I don't really miss it, but it would
just be nice to have my Squeeze system working as it should.

TIA
Charlie
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Florian Kulzer 01-31-2010 09:23 AM

Sound - none happening.......
 
On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 15:04:10 +1100, Charlie wrote:
>
> Hello,
>
> Always had trouble getting sound to work with Debian, never had it
> working with Squeeze, though I might see if I could get it going again:
>
> Acer 3614WLCi laptop
>
> $ lspci | grep -i audio
> 00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

[ snip: it seems that your system has loaded the relevant modules ]

> $ cat /proc/asound/cards
> 0 [ICH6 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6
> Intel ICH6 with ALC655 at irq 21
> 1 [pcsp ]: PC-Speaker - pcsp
> Internal PC-Speaker at port 0x61
> 2 [Modem ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel ICH6 Modem
> Intel ICH6 Modem at irq 21

That looks good, too; the right card has number 0.

[...]

> The following doesn't work:
>
> # udevtrigger --verbose --subsystem-match=sound
> -su: udevtrigger: command not found

For the current version of udev, this command should be:

udevadm trigger --verbose --subsystem-match=sound

I do not think that it will make any difference in your case, though.

[...]

> Possibly someone could point me further, or see what I'm missing. I've
> been without any sound so long, I don't really miss it, but it would
> just be nice to have my Squeeze system working as it should.

Everything seems to be OK; do you get an error message if you run

speaker-test -t sine -c 2

?

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Charlie 01-31-2010 10:50 AM

Sound - none happening.......
 
On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 04:28:54 -0700 pplaw <pplaw@pcisys.net> sent this
information:


>On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 03:04:10PM +1100, Charlie wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Always had trouble getting sound to work with Debian, never had it
>> working with Squeeze, though I might see if I could get it going
>> again:
>>
>> Acer 3614WLCi laptop
>>
>> $ lspci | grep -i audio
>> 00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation
>> 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
>>
>> I see a bug on the net against the hardware above on Ubuntu? It is
>> said it can be worked around with alsa-lib, but not how that might
>> be done.
>>
>> $ lsmod | grep snd
>> snd_intel8x0 19523 1
>> snd_intel8x0m 8100 0
>> snd_ac97_codec 79136 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_intel8x0m
>
>__deletia__
>>
>>
>> Installed:
>>
>> v alsa
>> - i alsa-base - ALSA driver configuration
>> files i alsa-firmware-loaders - ALSA software loaders for
>> specific hardwar i alsa-oss - ALSA wrapper
>> for OSS applications i alsa-tools - Console
>> based ALSA utilities for specific i
>> alsa-tools-gui - GUI based ALSA utilities for
>> specific hard i alsa-utils - ALSA utilities i
>> alsamixergui - graphical soundcard mixer for ALSA
>>
>
>__deletia__
>
> Possibly someone could point me further, or see what I'm missing. I've
>> been without any sound so long, I don't really miss it, but it would
>> just be nice to have my Squeeze system working as it should.
>>
>> TIA
>> Charlie
>> --
>
>//
>
># alsamixergui
>
>what shows? ("master," "pcm," "front," "surro," "center," etc.?)
>
>thx.

All show as being half way up the slider scale.

As does AlsaMixer v1.0.21 and the correct sound card is selected.

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Charlie 01-31-2010 10:55 AM

Sound - none happening.......
 
On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:23:01 +0100 Florian Kulzer
<florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es> shared this with us all:

>On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 15:04:10 +1100, Charlie wrote:
>>
>> Hello,
>>
>> Always had trouble getting sound to work with Debian, never had it
>> working with Squeeze, though I might see if I could get it going
>> again:
>>
>> Acer 3614WLCi laptop
>>
>> $ lspci | grep -i audio
>> 00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation
>> 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
>
>[ snip: it seems that your system has loaded the relevant modules ]
>
>> $ cat /proc/asound/cards
>> 0 [ICH6 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6
>> Intel ICH6 with ALC655 at irq 21
>> 1 [pcsp ]: PC-Speaker - pcsp
>> Internal PC-Speaker at port 0x61
>> 2 [Modem ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel ICH6 Modem
>> Intel ICH6 Modem at irq 21
>
>That looks good, too; the right card has number 0.
>
>[...]
>
>> The following doesn't work:
>>
>> # udevtrigger --verbose --subsystem-match=sound
>> -su: udevtrigger: command not found
>
>For the current version of udev, this command should be:
>
> udevadm trigger --verbose --subsystem-match=sound
>
>I do not think that it will make any difference in your case, though.
>
>[...]
>
>> Possibly someone could point me further, or see what I'm missing.
>> I've been without any sound so long, I don't really miss it, but it
>> would just be nice to have my Squeeze system working as it should.
>
>Everything seems to be OK; do you get an error message if you run
>
> speaker-test -t sine -c 2
>
>?

Thanks Florian,

speaker-test -t sine -c 2

speaker-test 1.0.21

Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
Sine wave rate is 440.0000Hz
Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
Buffer size range from 2048 to 8192
Period size range from 1024 to 1024
Using max buffer size 8192
Periods = 4
was set period_size = 1024
was set buffer_size = 8192
0 - Front Left
1 - Front Right
Time per period = 5.822096

This goes on until I kill it but no sound.

[shrug] Don't know if that's what you expected?

Charlie
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Florian Kulzer 01-31-2010 12:14 PM

Sound - none happening.......
 
On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 22:55:51 +1100, Charlie wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:23:01 +0100 Florian Kulzer shared this with us all:
> >On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 15:04:10 +1100, Charlie wrote:
> >>
> >> Always had trouble getting sound to work with Debian, never had it
> >> working with Squeeze, though I might see if I could get it going
> >> again:
> >>
> >> Acer 3614WLCi laptop
> >>
> >> $ lspci | grep -i audio
> >> 00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)
> >
> >[ snip: it seems that your system has loaded the relevant modules ]
> >
> >> $ cat /proc/asound/cards
> >> 0 [ICH6 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6
> >> Intel ICH6 with ALC655 at irq 21
> >> 1 [pcsp ]: PC-Speaker - pcsp
> >> Internal PC-Speaker at port 0x61
> >> 2 [Modem ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel ICH6 Modem
> >> Intel ICH6 Modem at irq 21

[...]

> speaker-test -t sine -c 2
>
> speaker-test 1.0.21
>
> Playback device is default
> Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
> Sine wave rate is 440.0000Hz
> Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
> Buffer size range from 2048 to 8192
> Period size range from 1024 to 1024
> Using max buffer size 8192
> Periods = 4
> was set period_size = 1024
> was set buffer_size = 8192
> 0 - Front Left
> 1 - Front Right
> Time per period = 5.822096
>
> This goes on until I kill it but no sound.

The system acts as if everything is alright, so you do not have a
problem with some daemon blocking access to the device.

Time to look at the mixer settings; please post the output of:

aplay -lL

amixer

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Charlie 02-01-2010 05:11 AM

Sound - none happening.......
 
On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:14:25 +0100 Florian Kulzer
<florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es> shared this with us all:

>On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 22:55:51 +1100, Charlie wrote:
>> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:23:01 +0100 Florian Kulzer shared this with
>> us all:
>> >On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 15:04:10 +1100, Charlie wrote:
>> >>
>> >> Always had trouble getting sound to work with Debian, never had it
>> >> working with Squeeze, though I might see if I could get it going
>> >> again:
>> >>
>> >> Acer 3614WLCi laptop
>> >>
>> >> $ lspci | grep -i audio
>> >> 00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation
>> >> 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev
>> >> 03)
>> >
>> >[ snip: it seems that your system has loaded the relevant modules ]
>> >
>> >> $ cat /proc/asound/cards
>> >> 0 [ICH6 ]: ICH4 - Intel ICH6
>> >> Intel ICH6 with ALC655 at irq 21
>> >> 1 [pcsp ]: PC-Speaker - pcsp
>> >> Internal PC-Speaker at port 0x61
>> >> 2 [Modem ]: ICH-MODEM - Intel ICH6 Modem
>> >> Intel ICH6 Modem at irq 21
>
>[...]
>
>> speaker-test -t sine -c 2
>>
>> speaker-test 1.0.21
>>
>> Playback device is default
>> Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
>> Sine wave rate is 440.0000Hz
>> Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
>> Buffer size range from 2048 to 8192
>> Period size range from 1024 to 1024
>> Using max buffer size 8192
>> Periods = 4
>> was set period_size = 1024
>> was set buffer_size = 8192
>> 0 - Front Left
>> 1 - Front Right
>> Time per period = 5.822096
>>
>> This goes on until I kill it but no sound.
>
>The system acts as if everything is alright, so you do not have a
>problem with some daemon blocking access to the device.
>
>Time to look at the mixer settings; please post the output of:
>
>aplay -lL
>
>amixer

Thanks Florian,

Here it is:

............................................
aplay -lL

default:CARD=ICH6
Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6
Default Audio Device
front:CARD=ICH6,DEV=0
Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6
Front speakers
surround40:CARD=ICH6,DEV=0
Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=ICH6,DEV=0
Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=ICH6,DEV=0
Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=ICH6,DEV=0
Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
iec958:CARD=ICH6,DEV=0
Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6 - IEC958
IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
null
Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
default:CARD=pcsp
pcsp, pcsp
Default Audio Device
front:CARD=pcsp,DEV=0
pcsp, pcsp
Front speakers
**** List of PLAYBACK 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 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH6 -
IEC958] Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: pcsp [pcsp], device 0: pcspeaker [pcsp]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: Modem [Intel ICH6 Modem], device 0: Intel ICH - Modem [Intel
ICH6 Modem - Modem] Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
.................................................. ..

amixer

Simple mixer control 'Master',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Master Mono',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off]
Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Surround',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono:
Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [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 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'LFE',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 31
Mono: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined 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 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined 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 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [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 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [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 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off]
Front Left: Capture [off]
Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Capture channels: Mono
Mono: Playback [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Playback AC97-SPSA',0
Capabilities: volume volume-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Capture channels: Mono
Limits: 0 - 3
Mono: 2 [67%]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958 Playback Source',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'PCM' 'Analog In' 'IEC958 In'
Item0: 'PCM'
Simple mixer control 'PC Speaker',0
Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
Playback channels: Mono
Limits: Playback 0 - 15
Mono: Playback 7 [47%] [-24.00dB] [off]
Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined 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 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off] Capture [off]
Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mono Output Select',0
Capabilities: enum
Items: 'Mix' 'Mic'
Item0: 'Mix'
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
Capabilities: cvolume cswitch cswitch-joined
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Capture 0 - 15
Front Left: Capture 7 [47%] [10.50dB] [on]
Front Right: Capture 7 [47%] [10.50dB] [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 'Duplicate Front',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]

.................................................. ........

Don't know what it all means. :-(

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Florian Kulzer 02-01-2010 07:45 PM

Sound - none happening.......
 
On Mon, Feb 01, 2010 at 17:11:52 +1100, Charlie wrote:
> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 14:14:25 +0100 Florian Kulzer shared this with us all:
> >On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 22:55:51 +1100, Charlie wrote:
> >> On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 11:23:01 +0100 Florian Kulzer shared this with us all:
> >> >On Sun, Jan 31, 2010 at 15:04:10 +1100, Charlie wrote:
> >> >>
> >> >> Always had trouble getting sound to work with Debian, never had it
> >> >> working with Squeeze, though I might see if I could get it going
> >> >> again:
> >> >>
> >> >> Acer 3614WLCi laptop
> >> >>
> >> >> $ lspci | grep -i audio
> >> >> 00:1e.2 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 03)

[ snip: kernel modules loaded, order of cards, etc. all seem to be OK ]

> aplay -lL
>
> default:CARD=ICH6
> Intel ICH6, Intel ICH6
> Default Audio Device

[...]

> **** List of PLAYBACK 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 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH6 -
> IEC958] Subdevices: 1/1
> Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
> card 1: pcsp [pcsp], device 0: pcspeaker [pcsp]
> Subdevices: 1/1
> Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
> card 2: Modem [Intel ICH6 Modem], device 0: Intel ICH - Modem [Intel
> ICH6 Modem - Modem] Subdevices: 1/1
> Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

That looks OK, too.

> amixer
>
> Simple mixer control 'Master',0
> Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
> Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
> Limits: Playback 0 - 31
> Mono:
> Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
> Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
> Simple mixer control 'Master Mono',0
> Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
> Playback channels: Mono
> Limits: Playback 0 - 31
> Mono: Playback 15 [48%] [-24.00dB] [off]
> Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
> Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
> Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
> Limits: Playback 0 - 31
> Mono:
> Front Left: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off]
> Front Right: Playback 15 [48%] [-12.00dB] [off]

[...]

It seems that you have muted all your playback channels ("[off]"), so I
am not too surprised that you do not hear anything. You have to unmute
at least "Master" and "PCM", possibly other channels as well. Try

amixer set Master unmute
amixer set PCM unmute

for a start.

You can also use "alsamixer" interactively while you run speaker-test so
that you will hear the effects of your changes immediately. (In
alsamixer, use CURSOR LEFT/RIGHT to select a channel, CURSOR UP/DOWN to
change the volume, M to mute/unmute, and ESC to exit.)

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Charlie 02-01-2010 11:25 PM

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On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:45:05 +0100 Florian Kulzer
<florian.kulzer+debian@icfo.es> shared this with us all:

>It seems that you have muted all your playback channels ("[off]"), so I
>am not too surprised that you do not hear anything. You have to unmute
>at least "Master" and "PCM", possibly other channels as well. Try
>
> amixer set Master unmute
> amixer set PCM unmute
>
>for a start.
>
>You can also use "alsamixer" interactively while you run speaker-test
>so that you will hear the effects of your changes immediately. (In
>alsamixer, use CURSOR LEFT/RIGHT to select a channel, CURSOR UP/DOWN to
>change the volume, M to mute/unmute, and ESC to exit.)

You're probably sick of me telling you that you're a legend Florian, so
I won't do it again - this time.

I thought that the sliders were sufficient to move up and have sound
working. I didn't realise that the MM was mute, or how to access the
control to them anyway. So thank you for that as well.

But I have to wonder why alsamixer makes it so you can't hear sound,
mute the mixer by default? Shouldn't the default be unmute? That's
probably just me though.

Thank you again, and for previous help again, your time and
perseverance are not trivial and very much appreciated.

I am Listening to Iz - "Somewhere Over the Rainbow" as I type out my
gratitude.

Stay well,
Charlie
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Charlie 02-01-2010 11:26 PM

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On Sun, 31 Jan 2010 22:50:18 +1100 Charlie wrote:

># alsamixergui
>
>what shows? ("master," "pcm," "front," "surro," "center," etc.?)
>
>thx.

I must apologise to you - you had the right idea regarding that the
appropriate ("master," "pcm," "front," "surro," "center," etc.?) may be
muted, but as I mentioned to Florian, I had no idea how to access the
MM or that MM meant mute.

So thank you for the solution, I was just too thick to know what to do
about it.

Be well,
Charlie

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Florian Kulzer 02-02-2010 07:53 PM

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On Tue, Feb 02, 2010 at 11:25:26 +1100, Charlie wrote:
> On Mon, 1 Feb 2010 21:45:05 +0100 Florian Kulzer shared this with us all:
>
> >It seems that you have muted all your playback channels ("[off]"), so I
> >am not too surprised that you do not hear anything. You have to unmute
> >at least "Master" and "PCM", possibly other channels as well.

[...]

> I thought that the sliders were sufficient to move up and have sound
> working. I didn't realise that the MM was mute, or how to access the
> control to them anyway. So thank you for that as well.

I could have sworn that the volume sliders tend to be at zero by default
but I do not remember channels being not muted. You had already
mentioned increasing the volume levels, therefore I initially focused on
(re-)checking the order of your cards, which is the other common cause
for "no sound" even though the relevant modules are loaded.

> But I have to wonder why alsamixer makes it so you can't hear sound,
> mute the mixer by default? Shouldn't the default be unmute? That's
> probably just me though.

The commonly-cited reason for having zero volume by default is to avoid
accidental damage to the audio equipment and the ears of the user. The
idea is that you can start something like speaker-test and then
gradually increase the volume levels until they fit your equipment and
personal preferences, without running the risk of having too high a
volume at any point. This default behavior causes a lot of confusion,
unfortunately.

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