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A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 12, 2009 1:46 pm

There is a general solution for sound and ICH8
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This should work for ICH7 to at least ICH10
Edit the "/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base" file
Note before Gloria the file is /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base without a conf
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gksu gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

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

Replace auto with the brand of your computer - acer, asus, dell, toshiba and others. Macbook pro has mbpx where x is the "generation" of Macbook Pro
Use minor letters. Lots of brands can be used, but if you have an unusual brand you may have to stay with auto
If you have another sound card and don't want the IHC sound to be the default set index=-2

In case of slightly distorted, weird, crackled sound on Apple Macs and perhaps other computers too try this
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gksudo gedit /etc/rc.local

Add two following lines to the end of file before "exit 0":
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rmmod snd_hda_intel
modprobe snd_hda_intel

This unloads and reloads the Intel sound module

NOTE: For all solutions here to work you must reboot.

This does not work for Elyssa and later, but helps in Daryna and earlier
sudo apt-get install linux-backports-modules-generic

And there's the Ubuntu Comprehensive Sound Problem Solutions Guide
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449
Note that it starts in 2006 so the first solutions are outdated
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Old Marcus on Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:21 am

Thanks for this guide, the rc.local solution appears to have worked.
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:33 am

@ Old Marcus
Nice - I seem to remember you had a sound problem I did not solve :)
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Old Marcus on Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:10 pm

Yep, but I found this and things have been solved by the looks of things. :)
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Old Marcus on Mon Mar 16, 2009 8:59 am

Ah, doesn't seem to have stopped it, but I appear to only get the juttering on the startup sound.
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Husse on Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:40 am

Old Marcus wrote:Ah, doesn't seem to have stopped it, but I appear to only get the juttering on the startup sound.

I hope you can live with that....
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Old Marcus on Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:17 am

It seems that sound is still screwed across the board. I tried playing music and it 'echoed'. This seems to be a Linux incompatibility problem, so unless there are any other solutions, I'll have to live with it.
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Husse on Thu Mar 19, 2009 8:08 am

Turn off pulse Audio
Intel HDA can't handle pulse audio
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Old Marcus on Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:14 pm

I use ALSA.
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Husse on Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:20 am

Old Marcus wrote:I use ALSA.

I know you do - I suggested turning off pulse to avoid it disturbing ALSA - but I have no knowledge if it does or not, but as you don't use it :)
Anyway try to add this to the alsa-base file
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options snd-hda-intel probe_mask=1

It seems to help in some cases, mostly nvidia I think
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Old Marcus on Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:18 pm

That one just cuts sound out completely as well. Gah, is this laptop just plain incompatible with Linux sound drivers?
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Husse on Sat Mar 21, 2009 3:43 pm

@ Old Marcus
I'll continue this in the original topic about your sound
viewtopic.php?f=48&t=22247
But to be honest I have not found anything........
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Nathan P on Mon Apr 13, 2009 10:28 pm

try this:

viewtopic.php?f=49&t=24500

worked for me!
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby mon012 on Thu Jun 04, 2009 10:08 pm

OHO God .. i cant fix it out,my stuff is hp mini 1001TU.who have same model please help me for fix it.
i'm looking for my perfect mint. :(
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby loie on Sun Jun 21, 2009 7:00 pm

On a related note:

to get the optical output (spdif) working on my Aopen MP45-BDR, also with an Intel ICH9, all I had to do was:
open Terminal from the menu
type in:
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sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer

enter your pwd of course
Now "GNOME ALSA Mixer" can be found in the Sound & Video menu - run it
Check ON the top IEC958 box - by default only the 2nd and 3rd boxes were checked

For me, this made optical out work in Rhythmbox immediately! Even DTS worked right away in XBMC.
Hopefully this helps someone...
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby sdt1 on Mon Aug 31, 2009 3:13 am

This solution did not work with my HP Mini 1030NR. A solution found here: https://bugs.launchpad.net/netbook-remix/+bug/318942/comments/63 did work in both Mint 7 and Ubuntu (UNR), sans the built-in mic.
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby KevlarSoul on Sat Sep 12, 2009 3:58 pm

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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby Husse on Sun Sep 13, 2009 5:41 am

The solution - in what way?
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby rufus0101 on Wed Dec 02, 2009 1:13 pm

Sorry, but must say this sucks. Were running Ubuntu 9.10 and previous Mint and the sound worked fine. It seem's you always has to compromise with Linux. I was getting used to Standby mode and sleep mode not working but now it's the sound that's missing too. Too bad, Linux Mint seems so good.
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Re: A solution for sound in Intel ICH

Postby rwhite5279 on Sat Dec 12, 2009 5:14 pm

Sooooo happy with Linux Mint. Loved the easy install onto the Dell Mini 10v. REALLY frustrated by inability to get internal microphone working on that machine. I've spent over 10 hours over the course of the last few days trying to get the best distro working on a very popular machine, and find it difficult to believe that it's this hard getting it to work. I know, I know: "Welcome to Linux..." :)

Everything sound-related seems to work as it should, with the exception of the internal microphone, which only faintly, if at all, picks up sound. Recording anything with Sound Recorder only picks up static (which varies with how high I push the gain on the Front Mic). So the question is simply, how do I get the microphone to pick up usable sound?

I'm a bit of a newb here, so I hope this is most of what's needed to help me diagnose this. Thanks in advance for any advice.

Running Linux Mint 7, updated, on a Dell Inspiron Mini 10v
Sound is working fine, an external mike works fine, internal microphone produces static when not muted.
Output from Terminal:
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rwhite@Nautilus ~ $ arecord -l
**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC272 Analog [ALC272 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
rwhite@Nautilus ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GME Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
03:00.0 Network controller: Broadcom Corporation BCM4312 802.11b/g (rev 01)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 02)


lspci -vvnn produced
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00:1b.0 Audio device [0403]: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller [8086:27d8] (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Dell Device [1028:02f4]
   Control: I/O- Mem+ BusMaster+ SpecCycle- MemWINV- VGASnoop- ParErr- Stepping- SERR- FastB2B- DisINTx-
   Status: Cap+ 66MHz- UDF- FastB2B- ParErr- DEVSEL=fast >TAbort- <TAbort- <MAbort- >SERR- <PERR- INTx-
   Latency: 0, Cache Line Size: 64 bytes
   Interrupt: pin A routed to IRQ 22
   Region 0: Memory at f0440000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
   Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel


Have already modified /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf by adding
options snd-hda-intel index=0 model=dell

Alsamixer looks like this:
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