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Hey I've just installed Kubuntu 8.10 and I don't seem to have any sound. KMix and alsamixer don't show any volume control so maybe it's a driver issue? I'm no ...
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    [SOLVED] No sound in Kubuntu


    Hey

    I've just installed Kubuntu 8.10 and I don't seem to have any sound. KMix and alsamixer don't show any volume control so maybe it's a driver issue? I'm no good at sound issues so I don't know where to start...

    I have included a screen shot of alsamixer and KMix as a picture tells a thousand words.
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    I don`t see anything in that picture...it`s too small. Please post the following output of the command to see what sound card do you have.

    Code:
    /usr/sbin/hwinfo --sound
    first make sure in

    Code:
     alsamixer
    the volume is up and is not on mute and then i want to try this commands and tell me if you are hearing anything

    Code:
    aplay -Dplughw:0 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/test.wav
    Code:
     speaker-test -c2 -Dplug:front:0 -twav
    then to see what version of alsa are you using

    Code:
    cat /proc/asound/version
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    Thanks for your reply, see the output of those commands below. No sound was heard for any of them.

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    kieren@mouse:~$ /usr/sbin/hwinfo --sound
    bash: /usr/sbin/hwinfo: No such file or directory
    kieren@mouse:~$ aplay -Dplughw:0 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/test.wav
    aplay: main:583: audio open error: Device or resource busy
    kieren@mouse:~$  speaker-test -c2 -Dplug:front:0 -twav
    
    speaker-test 1.0.17
    
    Playback device is plug:front:0
    Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 2 channels
    WAV file(s)
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy
    ^C
    kieren@mouse:~$ cat /proc/asound/version
    Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.17.
    kieren@mouse:~$
    Alsamixer does not allow me to turn up the volume (See attached picture)
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    I need to know what sound card do you have. You can search to see if you have hwinfo
    Code:
    whereis hwinfo
    if you don`t have that tool hwinfo you can seach and install it. I am using OpenSuse. Search in package manager for it.

    You can also post

    Code:
    lspci
    which is in /sbin this tool.

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    Code:
    kieren@mouse:~$ sudo lspci
    04:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC] (VIA High Definition Audio Controller) (rev 10)
    05:07.0 Multimedia audio controller: Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator] (rev 01)
    VIA Technologies is the onboard card that I am trying to get working. Cirrus is a PCI sound card I have fitted to try and solve the problem but didn't have any further luck
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    Code:
    kieren@mouse:~$ hwinfo --sound
    08: PCI 507.0: 0401 Multimedia audio controller
      [Created at pci.310]
      UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1013_6003
      Unique ID: mO1u.kEZ_kK3OAS1
      Parent ID: 9n5e.HHSMJjh6gC5
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.1/0000:05:07.0
      SysFS BusID: 0000:05:07.0
      Hardware Class: sound
      Model: "Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator]"
      Vendor: pci 0x1013 "Cirrus Logic"
      Device: pci 0x6003 "CS 4614/22/24/30 [CrystalClear SoundFusion Audio Accelerator]"
      Revision: 0x01
      Driver: "Sound Fusion CS46xx"
      Driver Modules: "snd_cs46xx"
      Memory Range: 0xfbfff000-0xfbffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      Memory Range: 0xfbe00000-0xfbefffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      IRQ: 17 (397 events)
      Module Alias: "pci:v00001013d00006003sv00000000sd00000000bc04sc01i00"
      Driver Info #0:
        Driver Status: snd_cs46xx is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_cs46xx"
      Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
      Attached to: #15 (PCI bridge)
    
    09: PCI 401.0: 0403 Audio device
      [Created at pci.310]
      UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_1106_3288
      Unique ID: dtXw.d93Wjnz6mA6
      Parent ID: HSco.nV1YXpODSg1
      SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:13.0/0000:04:01.0
      SysFS BusID: 0000:04:01.0
      Hardware Class: sound
      Model: "VIA High Definition Audio Controller"
      Vendor: pci 0x1106 "VIA Technologies, Inc."
      Device: pci 0x3288 "VIA High Definition Audio Controller"
      SubVendor: pci 0x1043 "ASUSTeK Computer Inc."
      SubDevice: pci 0x81e7
      Revision: 0x10
      Driver: "HDA Intel"
      Driver Modules: "snd_hda_intel"
      Memory Range: 0xfbdfc000-0xfbdfffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
      IRQ: 17 (397 events)
      Module Alias: "pci:v00001106d00003288sv00001043sd000081E7bc04sc03i00"
      Driver Info #0:
        Driver Status: snd_hda_intel is active
        Driver Activation Cmd: "modprobe snd_hda_intel"
      Config Status: cfg=new, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
      Attached to: #16 (PCI bridge)
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    I have look in alsa soundcards and i don`t see this model VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A here to be supported.

    The Cirrus Logic CS 4614/22/24/30 is supported by alsa as you can see here.

    The VIA is using the module snd_hda_intel, and if i were you i disable this onboard sound from bios and then use the Cirrus Logic.

    As you can see here you can install the latest alsa driver for this soundcard.

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    Disabling the VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A and booting is fine. But when I put the Cirrus back in my system boots up and I can log in but then I get the error message:

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    phonon
    The audio playback device HDA VIA VT82xx (ALC861 Analog) does not work. Falling back to  Sound Fusion CS46xx (CS46xx)
    The system will then freeze before I have the opportunity to do anything. Any ideas?
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    Just an update so I can mark this thread as solved.

    I tried a third soundcard and it finally worked after a little configuration. I have no idea why it has been so difficult and hopefully the new version of Ubuntu that's due in a few weeks won't have the same problems!
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