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Sound on first boot, none after

Postby 67comet on Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:55 am

I am a pretty experienced Linux user (Jamd Linux (2002-2003), Gentoo (2003-2006) now Ubuntu and Mint).

Usually I can figure issues out with enough time and energy, but this one has killed me.

I've got both an Audigy 1 (Because of it's firewire port) PCI card, and on board Intel sound.

I currently have a speaker plugged into each to tell with turns out to be default. When I did the initial install it all worked like a champ. Rebooted after installing a Broadcom 43xx Wireless card driver, and now....... Silence from either or sound card.

Here are a few things you might need to help me:
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justin@Ares:~$ cat /proc/asound/cards
 0 [Audigy         ]: Audigy - Audigy 1 [Unknown]
                      Audigy 1 [Unknown] (rev.3, serial:0x581102) at 0xdc00, irq 21
 1 [I82801DBICH4   ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
                      Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at 0xfebff800, irq 22

and
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justin@Ares:~$ lsmod
Module                  Size  Used by
binfmt_misc            12680  1
rfcomm                 40856  0
l2cap                  25728  5 rfcomm
bluetooth              55908  4 rfcomm,l2cap
ppdev                  10116  0
speedstep_lib           6148  0
cpufreq_userspace       5408  0
cpufreq_stats           7360  0
cpufreq_powersave       2688  0
cpufreq_ondemand        9228  0
freq_table              5792  2 cpufreq_stats,cpufreq_ondemand
cpufreq_conservative     8200  0
tc1100_wmi              8068  0
sony_acpi               6284  0
pcc_acpi               13184  0
dev_acpi               12292  0
video                  16388  0
sbs                    15652  0
i2c_ec                  5888  1 sbs
dock                   10268  0
container               5248  0
button                  8720  0
battery                10756  0
asus_acpi              17308  0
backlight               7040  1 asus_acpi
ac                      6020  0
af_packet              23816  0
ext3                  133128  1
jbd                    59816  1 ext3
mbcache                 9604  1 ext3
sbp2                   23812  0
lp                     12452  0
fuse                   46612  3
snd_intel8x0           34204  0
snd_emu10k1_synth       8192  0
snd_emux_synth         35456  1 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_virmidi         7936  1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_midi_emul       7680  1 snd_emux_synth
snd_seq_dummy           4740  0
snd_emu10k1           121248  2 snd_emu10k1_synth
snd_seq_oss            32896  0
snd_seq_midi            9600  0
snd_ac97_codec         98336  2 snd_intel8x0,snd_emu10k1
snd_rawmidi            25472  3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_midi
ac97_bus                3200  1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_pcm_oss            44544  0
snd_mixer_oss          17408  1 snd_pcm_oss
bcm43xx               125332  0
gspca                 607824  0
ieee80211softmac       31232  1 bcm43xx
snd_seq_midi_event      8448  3 snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq                52592  9 snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_seq_midi_emul,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_pcm                79876  4 snd_intel8x0,snd_emu10k1,snd_ac97_codec,snd_pcm_oss
snd_seq_device          9100  8 snd_emu10k1_synth,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_dummy,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd_timer              23684  3 snd_emu10k1,snd_seq,snd_pcm
snd_util_mem            5760  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
snd_hwdep               9988  2 snd_emux_synth,snd_emu10k1
videodev               28160  1 gspca
v4l2_common            25216  1 videodev
v4l1_compat            15236  1 videodev
parport_pc             36388  1
parport                36936  3 ppdev,lp,parport_pc
ieee80211              34760  2 bcm43xx,ieee80211softmac
usblp                  14848  0
snd                    54020  16 snd_intel8x0,snd_emux_synth,snd_seq_virmidi,snd_emu10k1,snd_seq_oss,snd_ac97_codec,snd_rawmidi,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_seq,snd_pcm,snd_seq_device,snd_timer,snd_hwdep
soundcore               8672  1 snd
i2c_core               22784  1 i2c_ec
ieee80211_crypt         7040  1 ieee80211
snd_page_alloc         10888  3 snd_intel8x0,snd_emu10k1,snd_pcm
pcspkr                  4224  0
psmouse                38920  0
serio_raw               7940  0
iTCO_wdt               11812  0
iTCO_vendor_support     4868  1 iTCO_wdt
intel_agp              25116  1
shpchp                 34324  0
pci_hotplug            32576  1 shpchp
agpgart                35400  1 intel_agp
joydev                 10816  0
tsdev                   8768  0
evdev                  11008  4
xfs                   562008  4
usbhid                 26592  0
hid                    27392  1 usbhid
sg                     36252  0
usb_storage            72256  0
sr_mod                 17060  0
cdrom                  37664  1 sr_mod
sd_mod                 23428  8
libusual               17936  1 usb_storage
ata_piix               15492  6
ata_generic             9092  0
libata                125720  2 ata_piix,ata_generic
scsi_mod              142348  6 sbp2,sg,usb_storage,sr_mod,sd_mod,libata
ohci1394               36528  0
ieee1394              299448  2 sbp2,ohci1394
generic                 5124  0 [permanent]
ehci_hcd               34188  0
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vesafb                  9220  0
capability              5896  0
commoncap               8192  1 capability


I have also done the usual. Checked for Mute in alsamixer, changed devices via the sound control (double clicking the speaker) and moving my plugs around to see if one card is running or not.

I haven't finished updating all the software yet (122 to update) because I remember reading something about the Intel card having issues with the 6.20 kernel.

Help?

Thanks,
Justin
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Postby Husse on Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:28 am

Such long lists are helpful but oh so hard to read :)
It seems OK, but to really be sure I have to read it carefully a few times....
Quite often the problem just goes away after a reboot or two...
Check in BIOS that you have the on board sound disabled. It's usually no good idea to have both enabled.
Update - no problems but do not update the kernel
Untick these updates
There is a method described in the forum to block kernel updates but I don't find it - it's getting increasingly hard as the forum grows :)
Maybe I should know - but you can't remember everything :)
Found it! Synaptic->Package->Lock Version and select the package you want to lock of course
(How you may wonder - I remembered that one member of the forum had tons of problems with kernel and ICH and searched in his posts :))
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No sound (Solved)

Postby 67comet on Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:48 am

I have no clue how it fixed, but I changed some resolutions for my dual monitors (gotta love nvidia-settings) had it working for a minute, rebooted and it craped out, and rebooted again into sound. It's all crazy, but it's working right now.

Thanks for your time,
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Postby Husse on Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:12 pm

Jepp - this happens. I've seen numerous reports (well...) that just rebooting fixes problems. I guess that something has been corrupted in memory and reading it in again gets rid of that.
One caution
nvidia-settings
can be dangerous
If you manage to save to xorg.conf this can destroy it as it does not read your file and make changes in it rather makes a new xorg.conf.
Special settings for things like Beryl and input devices just disappear. It is supposed to make a backup, but I don't trust that.
I'll explore it a bit for an answer to someone else - if I find the post :)
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Postby 67comet on Fri Jul 13, 2007 5:59 pm

I learned a lot about the xorg.conf issues when I was a Gentoo user. Manually editing it like mad to get 5 monitors going took weeks, and got me pretty square on X server issues (I still have some isses with a friends IBM notebook and it's Bios).

Right now I've got screwy WiFi issues I'm searching for in here.

Thanks for your time though,
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