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Sony VAIO sound fix

Postby rpstitz on Mon Jul 20, 2009 4:23 am

I just migrated from Fedora on my laptop (Sony VAIO VGN-NR160E...and I noticed that the only problem I had with my hardware in Fedora, is also the only problem with Linux Mint...and the same fix did the trick for both distros. I thought I'd share, in case anyone else has the problem.

When I plugged in the headphones, it didn't cancel my main speaker sound...not much use for headphones if everyone else can still hear it, right?

I did:
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lsmod | grep snd

and got:
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snd_hda_intel         352788  3
snd_seq_dummy           6660  0
snd_seq_oss            30364  0
snd_seq_midi_event      9600  1 snd_seq_oss
snd_seq                48576  5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq_device         10124  3 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq
snd_pcm_oss            42496  0
snd_mixer_oss          16896  2 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm                65924  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_timer              22024  2 snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc         11016  2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep              10500  1 snd_hda_intel
snd                    50616  14 snd_hda_intel,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore               9416  2 snd

then
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cat /proc/asound/card?/codec#?
produced the following:
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Codec: Realtek ALC262
Address: 0
Vendor Id: 0x10ec0262
Subsystem Id: 0x104d2800
Revision Id: 0x100100
No Modem Function Group found
Default PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: N/A
GPIO: io=4, o=0, i=0, unsolicited=1, wake=0
  IO[0]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0
  IO[1]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0
  IO[2]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0
  IO[3]: enable=0, dir=0, wake=0, sticky=0, data=0
Node 0x02 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x11: Stereo
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x03 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x11: Stereo
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x04 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x05 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x06 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0x1e]: 16 20 24 32
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x07 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10011b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x08, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x15 0x15]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0x6]: 16 20
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Connection: 1
     0x24
Node 0x08 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10011b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x08, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0x6]: 16 20
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Connection: 1
     0x23
Node 0x09 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10011b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x08, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0x6]: 16 20
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Connection: 1
     0x22
Node 0x0a [Audio Input] wcaps 0x100391: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0x1e]: 16 20 24 32
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x1f
Node 0x0b [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x17, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x97 0x97] [0x97 0x97]
  Connection: 8
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1c 0x1d 0x14 0x15
Node 0x0c [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x07 0x07]
  Connection: 2
     0x02 0x0b
Node 0x0d [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 2
     0x03 0x0b
Node 0x0e [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010e: Mono Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00] [0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x1f, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00]
  Connection: 2
     0x02 0x0b
Node 0x0f [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x10 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x11 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x12 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x13 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x14 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x0000003e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
  Pin Default 0x90170110: [Fixed] Speaker at Int N/A
    Conn = Analog, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x15 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x0000003e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
  Pin Default 0x0421101f: [Jack] HP Out at Ext Right
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0xf
  Pin-ctls: 0xc0: OUT HP
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x16 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40010c: Mono Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x80]
  Pincap 0x00000010: OUT
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Connection: 1
     0x0e
Node 0x17 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x18 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000173e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80
  Pin Default 0x04a15020: [Jack] Mic at Ext Right
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Red
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x19 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000173e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x1a [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000173e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x1b [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000173e: IN OUT HP Detect Trigger
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x1c [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400001: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
Node 0x1d [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400000: Mono
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
Node 0x1e [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400380: Mono Digital
  Pincap 0x00000010: OUT
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x06
Node 0x1f [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400280: Mono Digital
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x00:
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
Node 0x20 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00040: Mono
  Processing caps: benign=0, ncoeff=17
Node 0x21 [Volume Knob Widget] wcaps 0x600080: Mono
  Volume-Knob: delta=0, steps=32, direct=0, val=0
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 0
Node 0x22 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 9
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1c 0x1d 0x14 0x15 0x0b
Node 0x23 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 9
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1c 0x1d 0x14 0x15 0x0b
Node 0x24 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals:  [0x00 0x00] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Amp-Out caps: N/A
  Amp-Out vals:  [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 9
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1c 0x1d 0x14 0x15 0x0b
Codec: Conexant ID 2c06
Address: 1
Vendor Id: 0x14f12c06
Subsystem Id: 0x104d1700
Revision Id: 0x100000
Modem Function Group: 0x2


The solution was to create a file called "alsa" in the /etc/modprobe.d/ folder by typing:
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sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa

and then I added just one line to the new file:
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options snd-hda-intel model=sony-assamd

then I saved and closed gedit, did a quick reboot and voila! the headphones work perfectly, cancelling the main speakers when used.
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Re: Sony VAIO sound fix

Postby lagagnon on Mon Jul 20, 2009 10:36 am

Wow, thanks for the great contribution and your research. It makes a wonderful change to the many sound problem posts on this forum that go something like this: "Doh, I've got no sound, Help!". :x
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Re: Sony VAIO sound fix

Postby rpstitz on Tue Jul 21, 2009 1:59 am

Like I said, I came from Fedora...lol...they run a tight ship over there :D
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Re: Sony VAIO sound fix

Postby spylvas on Tue Sep 01, 2009 7:26 pm

Thanks, This fixed my headset problem in my FW340D.
I still have problem to get mic working. Right now If i am using a external mic audio from mic will be routed to headset or speakers??
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Re: Sony VAIO sound fix

Postby magic-neophyte on Fri Oct 16, 2009 7:30 am

:) For me (Intrepid 9.04) on Sony Vaio NS-11Z, recording and playback were fine when I added the following line:

# Enable microphone and other features
options snd-hda-intel model=toshiba-s06

to the bottom of

/etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf

And then reboot the computer and recheck all the settings in Volume Preferences. Set Options > Input Source to: Int Dmic

Apparently the internal chipsets are most similar to Toshiba's s06 model.

Anyways, hope this solves your microphone problem as well.

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Re: Sony VAIO sound fix

Postby Husse on Fri Oct 16, 2009 8:31 am

I stumbled over this post
I see
sudo gedit /etc/modprobe.d/alsa

Please always use gksu(do) with GUI apps - there is a risk you get into real trouble with sudo (mostly in KDE though I think) This is because your *authority files can get corrupted
Whis version do you use?
In Gloria files in modprobe.d should be *.conf
Perhaps they work anyhow to be backwards compatible but that will most likely not be true in the next version of Mint
(And I too say thank you for a good post)
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