No Sound after LMDE update [solved]

Questions about codecs, DVD playback, web plugins...
Forum rules
Before you post please read this

No Sound after LMDE update [solved]

Postby unni on Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:16 pm

After updating LMDE , sound is not working. My Sound card is Creative Sound Blaster 5.1VX.
In the panel volume control icon is there and in Sound preferences the sound output hardware is displaying as
'CA0106 Soundblaster Analog Surround 5.1'

I had gone through " HOW TO: Solve your LMDE audio issues " (http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=141&t=58616) section and applied the changes. But still no working

Thanks in advance
Last edited by unni on Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:44 pm, edited 1 time in total.
unni
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Location: India

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby Gerd50 on Thu Jul 14, 2011 4:03 pm

Sometimes with Creative cards it happens after updates that 'Tone' is disabled or IEC958 Optical Raw is enabled.
You can check it in alsa-mixer gui whether there are changes like that.
I believe in everything, except humans.

LM9, Debian Testing Xfce, Debian Sid Xfce - CPU/Amd64 2,6Ghz, Graphics/Nvidia 9600 GT, Sound/SB Audigy4 emu10K1
User avatar
Gerd50
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 738
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:42 pm
Location: Fishtown, Germany

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby unni on Fri Jul 15, 2011 3:40 pm

I checked, it's enabled there. I think it's some other problem.
In my LM11 installation also sound is not functioning after the update
unni
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Location: India

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby Gerd50 on Fri Jul 15, 2011 5:44 pm

What is enabled, both 'Tone' and 'IEC958 Optical Raw' ? Optical Raw should be disabled.

What do you get with

Code: Select all
cat /proc/asound/cards

and

Code: Select all
lspci | grep -i audio

Please check in both Systems, whether the card is recognized.
I believe in everything, except humans.

LM9, Debian Testing Xfce, Debian Sid Xfce - CPU/Amd64 2,6Ghz, Graphics/Nvidia 9600 GT, Sound/SB Audigy4 emu10K1
User avatar
Gerd50
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 738
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:42 pm
Location: Fishtown, Germany

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby unni on Sat Jul 16, 2011 11:36 am

This is the result I got :

asha@asha-desktop:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [CA0106 ]: CA0106 - CA0106
Sound Blaster 5.1vx [SB1070] at 0xd000 irq 21
1 [U0x46d0x802 ]: USB-Audio - USB Device 0x46d:0x802
USB Device 0x46d:0x802 at usb-0000:00:1d.7-4, high speed
asha@asha-desktop:~$ lspci | grep -i audio
04:06.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
asha@asha-desktop:~$
unni
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Location: India

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 12:31 pm

Hmm, recognized it is. I've been searching around a little bit for your card. Seems like some kernel versions can cause
problems. Where there kernel updates on your systems?
I believe in everything, except humans.

LM9, Debian Testing Xfce, Debian Sid Xfce - CPU/Amd64 2,6Ghz, Graphics/Nvidia 9600 GT, Sound/SB Audigy4 emu10K1
User avatar
Gerd50
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 738
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:42 pm
Location: Fishtown, Germany

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby unni on Sat Jul 16, 2011 4:25 pm

Kernel updates are

Linux 2.6.39-2-686-pae
Linux 2.6.38-2-686
unni
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Location: India

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby Gerd50 on Sat Jul 16, 2011 5:45 pm

Kernel 2.6.39 can be problematic i read. But .38 should work. You've had .38 in LMDE before the update. I only can
assume, your card has a technical defect.

Do you still have the old kernels to boot with? For a test, whether you'll have sound that way?

Another thing you can try is:

Code: Select all
aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav

The result should look like this:

Code: Select all
Wiedergabe Wave '/usr/share/sounds/Front_Center.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Samplingrate: 44100 Hz, Stereo

no matter whether you can hear something or not. If you get sth completely different, your card can't import files from your
filesystem.
I believe in everything, except humans.

LM9, Debian Testing Xfce, Debian Sid Xfce - CPU/Amd64 2,6Ghz, Graphics/Nvidia 9600 GT, Sound/SB Audigy4 emu10K1
User avatar
Gerd50
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 738
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:42 pm
Location: Fishtown, Germany

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby unni on Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:56 am

aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
ALSA lib dlmisc.c:236:(snd1_dlobj_cache_get) Cannot open shared library /usr/lib/alsa-lib/libasound_module_pcm_pulse.so
aplay: main:654: audio open error: No such device or address
unni
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Location: India

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby Gerd50 on Sun Jul 17, 2011 6:05 am

That does not look good for your card.

http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=543448
Are the packages libgdbm3 and libwrap0 installed? Helpful could be another missing package, lib32asound2-plugins.
You can get it here:

http://packages.debian.org/en/squeeze/l ... d2-plugins

Another thing you can try is using OSS instead of Alsa

http://rikijpn.blogspot.com/2011/02/cre ... linux.html
I believe in everything, except humans.

LM9, Debian Testing Xfce, Debian Sid Xfce - CPU/Amd64 2,6Ghz, Graphics/Nvidia 9600 GT, Sound/SB Audigy4 emu10K1
User avatar
Gerd50
Level 5
Level 5
 
Posts: 738
Joined: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:42 pm
Location: Fishtown, Germany

Re: No Sound after LMDE update

Postby unni on Sun Jul 17, 2011 3:44 pm

OSS instead of Alsa is working. Now 2.1 audio is working for me.

Thanks a lot brother.

God bless you
unni
Level 1
Level 1
 
Posts: 30
Joined: Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:26 pm
Location: India

Linux Mint is funded by ads and donations.
 

Return to Sound, Multimedia & Codecs

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests