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Linux Mint on Acer Extensa 5220 laptop no sound capture

Postby RytronII on Mon Oct 13, 2008 3:05 pm

Hi,
I am unable to capture sound in sound recorder or GTK RecordMyDesktop.
Does anyone have a solution?
I use Linux Mint Elyssa.
Thanks.
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Re: Linux Mint on Acer Extensa 5220 laptop no sound capture

Postby Husse on Fri Oct 17, 2008 5:48 am

You make the common (and easy to understand) mistake to believe that telling us which laptop you have tells something about hardware - it tells it's an Acer....
Unfortunately lots of laptops can have widely different components and have the same name
Run lspci and post the result
And which edition of Elyssa?
Finally - sound capture - what about sound in general?
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Re: Linux Mint on Acer Extensa 5220 laptop no sound capture

Postby RytronII on Sun Oct 19, 2008 8:34 am

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lspci


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile PM965/GM965/GL960 Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev f3)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801HEM (ICH8M) LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) IDE Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 82801HBM/HEM (ICH8M/ICH8M-E) SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801H (ICH8 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5787M Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express (rev 02)
04:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM94311MCG wlan mini-PCI (rev 01)
0f:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
0f:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
0f:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
0f:06.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller
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Re: Linux Mint on Acer Extensa 5220 laptop no sound capture

Postby Husse on Mon Oct 20, 2008 4:41 am

There is a general solution for Intel HDA sound
Edit the "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base" file
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gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base

Edit// In Goria the file is called alsa-base.conf so it will be
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gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

add at the end
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options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=acer

I don't guarantee that it will help, but there is a good chance
Model can be changed with each computer and sometimes you may need a "complicated" model
This is probably a solution for the hopeless cases - look in the post in the Ubuntu forums
viewtopic.php?f=49&t=24500
In case this does not work take a look at
http://ubuntuforums.org/archive/index.php/t-532215.html
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