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Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness <solved>

Postby sketch chomsky on Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:14 pm

Hi. I am a total noob so bear with me.
I can get sound out of my laptop (Hp DV6) using lmms with jack but I can't get sound with anything else. through external or internal speakers.
I've tried mucking around with settings in sound preferences. Downloaded alsa mixer also.
I presume it's not a hardware problem as I CAN get sound but I really don't know where to go from here. I guess it's not a driver issue.
I just don't know and I don't know what to put in a terminal to access ANYthing. Feeling a little bit out of my depth. :)
Any help would be hugely appreciated.
Cheers in advance. Sketch.
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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby xenopeek on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:16 pm

For others to possibly suggest things to try, please share the output of the following command to tell us the basics of your system. Run it from the terminal; see its Edit menu for copying text.
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inxi -Fxz

You already tried some things, so this might make it more difficult for others to suggest an approach to you. Probably best to try and solve this either by first reinstalling or by booting the Linux Mint installation ISO and try and get sound working from there--that way you know for sure nothing you already did is not interfering.
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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby sketch chomsky on Tue Feb 12, 2013 5:51 pm

Hi there.
That was a quick response. Here is what came out from that command;
inxi -fxz
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon X2 QL-65 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB bmips: 8395.92
Clock Speeds: 1: 1050.00 MHz 2: 1050.00 MHz
CPU Flags: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx
fxsr sse sse2 ht syscall nx mmxext fxsr_opt rdtscp lm 3dnowext 3dnow constant_tsc nonstop_tsc extd_apicid pni cx16 lahf_lm
cmp_legacy svm extapic cr8_legacy 3dnowprefetch osvw skinit hw_pstate lbrv svm_lock nrip_save

Don't know if that helps.

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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby xenopeek on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:20 pm

xenopeek wrote:inxi -Fxz

sketch chomsky wrote:inxi -fxz

I'll leave it up to you to spot the one difference between these two, and try again :wink:
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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby sketch chomsky on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:39 pm

Doh!
Told you I was a noob. :)

Try again. This was the output;
$ inxi -Fxz
System: Host: Steves-Laptop Kernel: 3.5.0-17-generic i686 (32 bit, gcc: 4.7.2) Desktop: N/A Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia
Machine: System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook PC version: Rev 1
Mobo: Quanta model: 3060 version: 19.17 Bios: Hewlett-Packard version: F.18 date: 11/10/2009
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon X2 QL-65 (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 8395.92
Clock Speeds: 1: 1050.00 MHz 2: 2100.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710 [Mobility Radeon HD 4500/5100 Series] bus-ID: 01:00.0
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: ati,radeon (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@60.1hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RV710 GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 9.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI RV710/730 HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 4000 series] driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: 1.0.25
Network: Card-1: Atheros AR9285 Wireless Network Adapter (PCI-Express) driver: ath9k bus-ID: 08:00.0
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Card-2: Realtek RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
driver: r8169 ver: 2.3LK-NAPI port: 2000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 250.1GB (2.0% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: Hitachi_HTS54322 size: 250.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 34G used: 4.6G (15%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 3.22GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 74.8C mobo: N/A
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 159 Uptime: 4:02 Memory: 297.8/3029.1MB Runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.7.2 Client: Shell inxi: 1.8.4

How do I start to learn commands for the terminal and actually UNDERSTAND this stuff...?

Cheers, Sketch.
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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby xenopeek on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:48 pm

sketch chomsky wrote:How do I start to learn commands for the terminal and actually UNDERSTAND this stuff...?

I'm logging off for today, but in reply to the above, check this excellent introduction to the command line: http://en.flossmanuals.net/command-line/
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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby sketch chomsky on Tue Feb 12, 2013 6:51 pm

Ok, Cheers xenopeek,

Will check out that link.

hope to hear from you later.

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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby sketch chomsky on Tue Feb 12, 2013 7:14 pm

Hey!

Noob fixed the problem.

Turns out I hadn't tried all the permutations in sound preferences. Ended up with; Built in Audio then in Settings for selected device; analogue stereo output.

Feeling rather embarrassed now :roll:. Sorry for wasting your time.

Have started in on the command line book. Looking interesting.

Cheers. Sketch.

Don't know how to put solved by the post. :D
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Re: Mint 14 32 bit radeon 4000 series strangeness

Postby xenopeek on Wed Feb 13, 2013 2:56 am

Edit the first post in your topic (see the edit button in top right of each post; but edit your first post), and add the word <SOLVED> to the subject. Glad you got it fixed, enjoy the newfound sound :D
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