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Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby bungleofsketches on Mon Mar 09, 2009 7:01 pm

i have two issues with my sound and i don't know if there is a connection between the two...
i'm using a dell studio 1537 and linuxmint 6
not sure what sound card i have. i lshw commanded it but i couldn't find.

1) the volume only starts halfway up the bar (hence i think it can go twice as loud as its very quite at the moment)

2)the jacks are two haedphone and one microphone. the microphone i don't have so don't know if it works
one jack works but the speakers still pump out sound when the headphones are in.
when you plug in the other socket there's no sound out of anything.

i'm kind of an audiophile this is a big deal for me.
thanks.
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Re: Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby Husse on Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:32 am

You have to tell us more facts.
The minimum is exactly which Mint you have - which version and which edition (main or any of the CEs)
We also need to know a bit about all your hardware.
Run " lspci " in a terminal and post here (To copy from a terminal right click)
Some wifi and possibly built in sound can be connected to USB even if they are internal - if you suspect you have one of these run " lsusb " in a terminal.
Also tell us if this is using mint4win or not, quite important
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Re: Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby bungleofsketches on Wed Mar 11, 2009 12:06 pm

linux mint 6 main edititon i assume got it form a live cd in a magazine

lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset Memory Controller Hub (rev 07)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 4 Series Chipset PCI Express Graphics Port (rev 07)
00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 03)
00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 03)
00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 03)
00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 03)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 03)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 03)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 03)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) PCI Express Port 6 (rev 03)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 03)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 03)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev 93)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation ICH9M LPC Interface Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation ICH9M/M-E SATA AHCI Controller (rev 03)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 03)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Mobility Radeon HD 3400 Series
01:00.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RV620 Audio device [Radeon HD 34xx Series]
04:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Wireless WiFi Link 5100
08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Broadcom Corporation NetLink BCM5784M Gigabit Ethernet PCIe (rev 10)
09:01.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Ricoh Co Ltd R5C832 IEEE 1394 Controller (rev 05)
09:01.1 SD Host controller: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C822 SD/SDIO/MMC/MS/MSPro Host Adapter (rev 22)
09:01.2 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C843 MMC Host Controller (rev 12)
09:01.3 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd R5C592 Memory Stick Bus Host Adapter (rev 12)
09:01.4 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd xD-Picture Card Controller (rev ff)

lsusb
Bus 008 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 004 Device 003: ID 0c45:63fa Microdia
Bus 004 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0002 Linux Foundation 2.0 root hub
Bus 005 Device 002: ID 12d1:1003 Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. E220 HSDPA Modem / E270 HSDPA/HSUPA Modem
Bus 005 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 003 Device 003: ID 08ff:2810 AuthenTec, Inc.
Bus 003 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 002 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 001 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 007 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub
Bus 006 Device 001: ID 1d6b:0001 Linux Foundation 1.1 root hub

and nope its in its own partition and everything. it is dual booted with vista.
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Re: Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 12, 2009 8:18 am

I see you have ICH sound so let's start with the standard ICH solution - works almost always for lots of sound problems
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... sa#p107982
Of course you use model=dell
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Re: Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby bungleofsketches on Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:51 am

Husse wrote:I see you have ICH sound so let's start with the standard ICH solution - works almost always for lots of sound problems
http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopi ... sa#p107982
Of course you use model=dell


Sadly no no change... any other suggestions?

Thanks for your help!
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Re: Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:18 pm

Have to think about it
Sadly Intrepid introduced many problems with sound and Felicia is built on Intrepid
The ICH sound can't use pulse audio so you have to check that alsa is open - double click the volume applet next to the clock - you can find more options from preferences and the pull down menu
One more thing - to get the solution above you have to reboot - one of the few instances in Linux where that's necessary
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Re: Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby bungleofsketches on Fri Mar 13, 2009 6:45 am

Husse wrote:Have to think about it
Sadly Intrepid introduced many problems with sound and Felicia is built on Intrepid
The ICH sound can't use pulse audio so you have to check that alsa is open - double click the volume applet next to the clock - you can find more options from preferences and the pull down menu
One more thing - to get the solution above you have to reboot - one of the few instances in Linux where that's necessary


thanks i couldn't find that before!!!

in that the 'front speakers' choice was scrolled down slightly that made a huge difference!!!

thanks. now the headphone sockets?
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Re: Sound Trouble and jack...

Postby Husse on Fri Mar 13, 2009 8:10 am

How simple it was - you put the headphone plug in and that switched off the speakers...
Now that sends a signal to the sound chip to tell it not to send sound to the speakers
I have no immediate solution, generally the alsa base solution takes care of this problem too
I think that model=something is important here
If it does not work with dell try auto or any brand - it's just to tell alsa what to look for
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