[Partially solved] No sound with USB DAC

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[Partially solved] No sound with USB DAC

Postby Picani on Thu Mar 14, 2013 10:58 am

Hi everybody !

I recently acquired an Audinst HUD-mx2. Most usb DAC in this price range are plug-and-play and use VIA, and his little brother, the HUD-mx1, is plug-and-play too, so I expected it to bee. But it's not really the case.

I mean it's correctly recognized by the system, appeared in Parameters -> Sound or pavucontrol and when playing a song (or any other sound from any other application), the indicator turns to green, meaning the device is active and receives a well PCM signal. But no sound comes from my headphones ...

I downloaded Live-USB of Ubuntu 12.10 and Fedora 18 and tried on an other PC running LinuxMint 13 Maya, and the problem is exactly the same. It's works fine on Windows 7

Here are some technicals (or not) informations :

I'm under LinuxMint 14 Nadia 64bits, cinnamon Edition. I use pulseaudio and Decibel Audio Player (but the result is the same with vlc or when playing video on youtube).

The Windows 7 is 32bits.

The HUD-mx2 uses a VIA Vinyl EnvyUSB 2.0 Audio Controller which is recognized by the kernel :
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$ dmesg | grep VIA
[ 1469.854456] usb 3-1: Manufacturer: VIA Technologies Inc.
[ 1470.064407] input: VIA Technologies Inc. Audinst HUD-mx2 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:14.0/usb3/3-1/3-1:1.2/input/input10
[ 1470.064597] hid-generic 0003:040D:340F.0001: input,hidraw0: USB HID v1.00 Device [VIA Technologies Inc. Audinst HUD-mx2] on usb-0000:00:14.0-1/input2

When playing a song, the device is pretended to be correctly used :
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$ ls /proc/asound/
card0  cards    HUDmx2  modules  PCH  seq     version
card1  devices  hwdep   oss      pcm  timers

$ ls /proc/asound/HUDmx2
id  pcm0p  pcm1p  stream0  stream1  usbbus  usbid  usbmixer

$ cat /proc/asound/HUDmx2/stream0
VIA Technologies Inc. Audinst HUD-mx2 at usb-0000:00:14.0-1, full speed : USB Audio

  Status: Running
    Interface = 1
    Altset = 1
    Packet Size = 192
    Momentary freq = 44100 Hz (0x2c.199a)
  Interface 1
    Altset 1
    Format: S16_LE
    Channels: 2
    Endpoint: 1 OUT (ADAPTIVE)
    Rates: 44100, 48000

I also mention that I tried my father's VDAC II and a NuForce Icon 2 and they both work fine, on LinuxMint 13, 14 and Windows 7.
I don't know what other information I should give. If you need, please ask.

Thanks a lot for helping me

[EDIT : changed the title in a more informative way]
Last edited by Picani on Sat Mar 16, 2013 4:29 am, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: No sound with external sound card

Postby Picani on Thu Mar 14, 2013 4:51 pm

I've just got a alternative solution. When using Audacious with ALSA out instead of pulseaudio, configuring to use hw:1,1 it works.

Does anyone know what's happening ? And how to make pulseaudio works ? It's more convenient to use ... :oops:
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Re: [Partially solved] No sound with USB DAC

Postby unnecessary on Mon Mar 17, 2014 3:55 am

I solved similar problem in HUDmini by editing /etc/pulse/default.pa
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### Make some devices default
set-default-sink output hw:CARD=HUDmini,DEV=1

Output device you should get:
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aplay -L
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Re: [Partially solved] No sound with USB DAC

Postby Pilosopong Tasyo on Mon Mar 17, 2014 4:14 am

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