No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

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No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

Postby arctickangaroos on Fri Jul 13, 2012 7:50 pm

Hi guys,

I am stuck. I have no sound, it is showing the dummy output. I have checked the speakers. Aplay shows no cards.

aplay: device_list:252: no soundcards found...

Alsa mixer cant open.

$ alsamixer
cannot open mixer: No such file or directory


I can see my onboard sound card and graphics sound cards via lscpi.

I have reinstalled alsa, but I cannot install the snd-hda-intel module. It says unknown symbol.

sudo modprobe snd-hda-intel
FATAL: Error inserting snd (/lib/modules/3.0.0-15-generic/kernel/sound/acore/snd.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
WARNING: Error running install command for snd
WARNING: Error inserting snd_pcm (/lib/modules/3.0.0-15-generic/kernel/sound/acore/snd-pcm.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
WARNING: Error inserting snd_hwdep (/lib/modules/3.0.0-15-generic/kernel/sound/acore/snd-hwdep.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
WARNING: Error inserting snd_hda_codec (/lib/modules/3.0.0-15-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-codec.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)
FATAL: Error inserting snd_hda_intel (/lib/modules/3.0.0-15-generic/kernel/sound/pci/hda/snd-hda-intel.ko): Unknown symbol in module, or unknown parameter (see dmesg)


At this point I am lost. I have spent hours and hours online reading and looking for a solution. Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

Postby Unravel on Sat Jul 14, 2012 7:02 am

What type of sound card do you have?
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Re: No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

Postby remoulder on Sat Jul 14, 2012 8:31 am

arctickangaroos wrote:I have no sound

Please provide outputs of
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inxi -S
lspci
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Re: No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

Postby ataxy on Mon Aug 13, 2012 2:19 pm

god i hate that ''yeah i have a problem could you help'' poof user disappear or '' yeah got it working'' and... your solution was....????
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Re: No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

Postby Z-Xylon on Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:10 pm

ataxy wrote:god i hate that ''yeah i have a problem could you help'' poof user disappear or '' yeah got it working'' and... your solution was....????

Yeah, me too because I'm having the exact same problem.

inxi -S

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System:   
Host: portal64
Kernel: 3.5.0-18-generic x86_64 (64 bit)
Desktop: Gnome
Distro: Linux Mint 14 Nadia


lspci

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00:00.0 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Host Bridge (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 1.1 Controller (rev a3)
00:02.1 USB controller: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 USB 2.0 Controller (rev a3)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:08.1 IDE interface: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:09.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0c.0 PCI bridge: NVIDIA Corporation MCP61 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation C61 [GeForce 7025 / nForce 630a] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control


In the Sounds Settings, Output shows Dummy Output and the rest oft he tabs are blank...
Also, I hope I'm not breaking rules by ressurecting a 4 month old thread. :wink:

Edit: I fixed it. Apparently, my user wasn't added to the audio group. I added it by running this command:
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$ sudo adduser xylon audio

Where 'xylon' is my username.
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Re: No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

Postby jbsone on Tue Dec 04, 2012 4:23 pm

Hi - All,
When I upgreded to mint 14, I had NO sound....Though, mint 12 worked OK on HD audio in Windows.....running virtual box.....This time it wouldn't produce sound....So I changed to ICH AC97...Sound came through perfectly...
I have another problem, though.....When watching a program video or sound, after a while the screen goes blank....sound/picture continues but I can't see it?? I thought this would be a setting in appearances, but it's NOT? I've looked everywhere, can't seem to find that setting.
Great new mint 14 64bit....very fast and just WORKS!!!

Thanks for help / John in Dallas
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Re: No sound, alsamixer not working or detecting card.

Postby Jim1938 on Wed Dec 05, 2012 1:52 pm

...
I have often noticed this complaint about freshly installed Debian based distros.
The following procedure often works.

Left click on your sound applet.
Left click on "sound settings" and the Mixer window opens.
At bottom Left click on "Select Controls" and
select those controls you require.
***often installations come with none selected and that is the problem***
Close.
Adjust volumne levels.
Quit.
Test.
Hope this works for you.
If it works, please mark your question as [SOLVED].

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