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Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Sound Problems - Solved

Postby g0lrk on Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:50 am

just re-installed Mint due to a major cock-up yesterday see http://www.linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4085 and since I put Mint back on all seems OK as of yesterday and all was working 100%. Turned the 'pewter on today and there is no sound at all in fact the mixer is muted and double clicking brings this message up "No volume control GStreamer plugins and/or devices found"
I don't know why as all worked ok as I said when I turned it off last night as anyone any ideas please !
Thanks a lot.
Kevin.
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Postby Husse on Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:10 am

Two solutions are mentioned repeatedly for this error
1) Reboot
2) sudo gst-register
#2 seems to rebuild a database (register) for gstreamer

Do you see the sound card in Device manager today?
Could have died....
and
what does cat /proc/asound/modules give you ?
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Asus sound problems

Postby g0lrk on Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:04 am

Thanks Husse for the prompt reply.
Already tried rebooting thats what's alerted me to this problem as it was alright last night when turning the 'pewter off but this morning not got any sound at all. Tried the command you said sudo gst-register and reply from the terminal was I quote sudo: gst-register: command not found. So do not know what is next Husse and sorry to bother you over this matter.
Yes the sound card is in device manager and if I type lspci -v -l it shows on there as
00:0e.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP55 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Unknown device 81f6
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 20
Memory at fe020000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>


Many thanks.
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Postby nick on Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:46 am

Hi Kevin

Re: No volume control elements and/or devices found.
It Could Also Be A Simple Problem
Your Account Doesn't Have The Proper Rights...
Or Because You Installed An Update It Must Have
Deleted Your Old Settings.

If Your Sound Works Before Then It Should Now
Chances Are Your Computer Has The Correct Drivers

Go To Systems-----users And Groups Then On The User Privileges Tab
Scroll Down The List And Click "use Audio Devices" Then Close

Log Out

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? ... 621&page=2

Some more fixes on page

May help? - Nick

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Postby g0lrk on Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:37 pm

Hello again Nick, hope you are Ok (ish !)
Went into Systems-Users and Groups then user priveleges tab and it is showing already as use Audio devices.
Looked already through what I can of the Ubuntu forum for sound problems certainly ones relating to my type of mobo and not found anything Nick.
If you cast your mind back a short time Nick we ahd a similar problem last time whilst trying to get sstv working and I cannot remember how that time it started working 100% ?
Thanks anyway.
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Postby Husse on Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:50 pm

You have found that the hardware is there.
Code: Select all
cat /proc/asound/modules
tells you if the software (drivers) are there.
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Postby nick on Thu Jul 26, 2007 3:57 pm

Hi Kevin
This is what i posted last time:

""I can only find one reference to a sound problem with Linux on your board

The board
http://www.linux-tested.com/results/asus_m2ne.html
has a ADI AD1988B sound chip

This is the reference to the problem
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=301859


""A volume named Analog Mix in Alsa (HDA NVidia) was muted and therefore no input from mic.""

Is anything muted at bottom of volume control? If you open volume control then go to preferences can you check all boxes to bring up more controls? then try sliders/unmuting, on mine I had to bring up capture feedback slider!!

Also have you tried swapping line in for mike in from rig ""

http://linuxmint.com/forum/viewtopic.ph ... e6db80ac15
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Sound problems

Postby g0lrk on Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:40 am

Husse please excuse my ignorance but where do I type
cat /proc/asound/modules or where do I look for that please?
Nick, looked at those links you posted and nothing new in there helped me I am sorry to say. Can't understand really because this is a new install because of the mess I made of a backup, read earlier post for a laugh ! And I had the sound ok then when re-started next day all the mixer had was a big red cross on it and no sound.
Kevin.
p.s.
Sound does still work ok as tried the live mint disk and all ok through that.
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Postby Husse on Fri Jul 27, 2007 5:40 am

For all commands to type in you use the terminal.
The cat ..... command I gave you will tell if the drivers are still there
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Evidently no drivers then Husse ?

Postby g0lrk on Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:29 am

typed the command in the terminal as you said Husse cat /proc/asound/modules
and this is what I got in reply.....
g0lrk@mint-desktop:~$ cat /proc/asound/modules
cat: /proc/asound/modules: No such file or directory
So I imagine it is a driver problem then Husse ?
So what driver do I require and where do I acquire it from ?
Many thanks indeed for the help given for this reply.
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Postby g0lrk on Fri Jul 27, 2007 7:42 am

Just found on a Ubuntu forum a command called aplay after running it on my pewter got this
g0lrk@mint-desktop:~$ aplay
ALSA lib confmisc.c:670:(snd_func_card_driver) cannot find card '0'
ALSA lib conf.c:3500:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such device
ALSA lib confmisc.c:391:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf.c:3500:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such device
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1070:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
ALSA lib conf.c:3500:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such device
ALSA lib conf.c:3968:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such device
ALSA lib pcm.c:2145:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
aplay: main:550: audio open error: No such device
But if I type lspci I can physically see it so it is still there !
g0lrk@mint-desktop:~$ lspci
00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.1 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 0 (rev a2)
00:00.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 1 (rev a2)
00:00.3 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 5 (rev a2)
00:00.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 4 (rev a2)
00:00.5 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Host Bridge (rev a2)
00:00.6 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 3 (rev a2)
00:00.7 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation C51 Memory Controller 2 (rev a2)
00:03.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation C51 PCI Express Bridge (rev a1)
00:08.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:09.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:09.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SMBus (rev a2)
00:09.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:0a.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a1)
00:0a.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP55 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:0c.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 IDE (rev a1)
00:0d.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.1 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.2 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP55 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0e.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI bridge (rev a2)
00:0e.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP55 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:10.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:11.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:12.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:16.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (rev a2)
00:17.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP55 PCI Express bridge (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
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce 7600 GS] (rev a1)
03:0b.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB22/A IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
06:00.0 Mass storage controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3132 Serial ATA Raid II Controller (rev 01)

Kevin.
Just for reference for anyone interested the page I am reading from with lots of info even though it is confusing me a bit ? is : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=205449 and there are 621 pages all to do with sound problems on Ubuntu.
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Postby g0lrk on Fri Jul 27, 2007 1:29 pm

Well it does pay off reading and reading some more as I carried on with the messages on the ubuntu forum, quick correction there are 621 messages NOT 621 pages sorry misread that one, anyway downloaded the latest alsa driver. Version 1.0.14rc4 after installing this which was very easy, again after reading the information, then doing modprobe snd-xxxx' where xxxx is the name of my card which in this instance is snd-hda-intel. Then voila all of a sudden I have sound !!!
I rebooted to check it didn't disappear and no it is still there so that is how I sorted this pewter's hiccup out.
Kevin
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Many many thanks to Husse and Nick for leading me in the right direction.
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Postby Husse on Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:45 pm

Glad it works. Take some time to think about what you could have done to kick out the driver (module in Linux language) so you don't get the problem again
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Postby g0lrk on Sat Jul 28, 2007 3:00 am

Husse,
Not too sure what I keep doing but when ever I install, which like I say just had to again, the darned thing doesn't find the sound card, which is annoying as it does on the live cd.
Have made a written sheet on how-to so that if it needs to install again for any reason I will have reasonably easy for me info on how to. Just got to remember where to put the darned thing now, probably in mobo box which I always save and know where it is.
Like I say many thanks Husse and slowly I will learn more about this os, I hope ?
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Re: Asus M2N32-SLI Deluxe Sound Problems

Postby heidy678 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 8:14 am

hi g0lrk
nice post
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