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Microphone not recognised

Postby josefg on Thu Nov 22, 2012 7:46 am

Hi,

I installed LMDE on a Toshiba Satellite L870-132 laptop.
Works well, except that the microphone is not recognised and doesn't work.

If I go to Preferences -> Sound I can see two drivers on the Output tab (Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series] Digital Stereo (HDMI), and Built-in Audio Analog Stereo). But on the Input tab, I see nothing at all, just a disabled panel.

Any advice as to how I should proceed?
The person who uses this computer wishes to have Skype working... :)

TIA
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby josefg on Thu Nov 22, 2012 9:24 am

Plugging in an external microphone does not make any difference.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby nobodynoze on Thu Nov 22, 2012 1:37 pm

I might be able to help but I don't have LMDE on this computer. If I have to, I'll boot up a live medium of it.

Is there a sound mixer someplace? The other idea I had is to find something like 'Other Devices.' If you run dmesg or lspci or lshw to make sure it's detected, is it listed?

If you find settings for sound (listing ALSA), it should be under input someplace. Also, there are other settings in which the volume for the mic might be turned down. If you find it under Input Devices someplace, it will probably be Analog Mono. I might even guess that it's treating the mic as part of the 'sound card.'

I recently configured sound for skype and ALSA/PULSEAUDIO for a usb headset/mic combo. I am also trying to help someone who is running LMDE and wants to use a TV as monitor.

But, if you provide further info, I'll try to see what I can find (either on an installed LMDE or live CD).
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby josefg on Fri Nov 23, 2012 7:59 am

Thanks nobodynoze,

I would be very grateful for help.

Typing lspci gives the following:

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$ lspci | grep Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]


Complete lspci gives:

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$ lspci
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04)
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4)
00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series]
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
08:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
09:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 07)


dmsg gives:
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$ dmesg | grep Audio
[   11.069421] input: HD-Audio Generic HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input11


lshw gives:
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$ sudo lshw
[sudo] password for myuser:
mycomputer                   
    description: Notebook
    product: SATELLITE L870-132 (PSKBLE-01G004DU)
    vendor: TOSHIBA
    version: PSKBLE-01G004DU
    serial: 7C114854R
    width: 64 bits
    capabilities: smbios-2.7 dmi-2.7 vsyscall32
    configuration: boot=normal chassis=notebook family=Type1Family sku=PSKBLE-01G004DU uuid=80E08F32-2F4C-E281-2444-4C72B951700D
  *-core
       description: Motherboard
       product: Type2 - Board Product Name1
       vendor: Type2 - Board Vendor Name1
       physical id: 0
       version: Type2 - Board Version
       serial: Type2 - Board Serial Number
       slot: Type2 - Board Chassis Location
     *-firmware
          description: BIOS
          vendor: Insyde Corp.
          physical id: 0
          version: 1.50
          date: 06/20/2012
          size: 128KiB
          capacity: 2496KiB
          capabilities: pci upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppynec int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int13floppy2880 int9keyboard int10video acpi usb biosbootspecification uefi
     *-cpu
          description: CPU
          product: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
          vendor: Intel Corp.
          physical id: 4
          bus info: cpu@0
          version: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-3210M CPU @ 2.50GHz
          serial: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
          slot: U3E1
          size: 1200MHz
          capacity: 4GHz
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 100MHz
          capabilities: x86-64 fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe syscall nx rdtscp constant_tsc arch_perfmon pebs bts rep_good nopl xtopology nonstop_tsc aperfmperf pni pclmulqdq dtes64 monitor ds_cpl vmx est tm2 ssse3 cx16 xtpr pdcm pcid sse4_1 sse4_2 x2apic popcnt tsc_deadline_timer aes xsave avx f16c rdrand lahf_lm ida arat epb xsaveopt pln pts tpr_shadow vnmi flexpriority ept vpid fsgsbase smep erms cpufreq
          configuration: cores=2 enabledcores=2 threads=4
        *-cache:0
             description: L1 cache
             physical id: 9
             slot: L1 Cache
             size: 32KiB
             capacity: 32KiB
             capabilities: internal write-through instruction
        *-cache:1
             description: L2 cache
             physical id: a
             slot: L2 Cache
             size: 256KiB
             capacity: 256KiB
             capabilities: internal write-through unified
        *-cache:2
             description: L3 cache
             physical id: b
             slot: L3 Cache
             size: 3MiB
             capacity: 3MiB
             capabilities: internal write-back unified
     *-cache
          description: L1 cache
          physical id: 8
          slot: L1 Cache
          size: 32KiB
          capacity: 32KiB
          capabilities: internal write-through data
     *-memory
          description: System Memory
          physical id: 28
          slot: System board or motherboard
          size: 6GiB
        *-bank:0
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: M471B5773DH0-CK0
             vendor: Samsung
             physical id: 0
             serial: E3B7609E
             slot: DIMM0
             size: 2GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
        *-bank:1
             description: SODIMM DDR3 Synchronous 1600 MHz (0.6 ns)
             product: M471B5173BH0-CK0
             vendor: Samsung
             physical id: 1
             serial: 9494517F
             slot: DIMM1
             size: 4GiB
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 1600MHz (0.6ns)
     *-pci:0
          description: PCI bridge
          product: Xeon E3-1200 v2/3rd Gen Core processor PCI Express Root Port
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1
          bus info: pci@0000:00:01.0
          version: 09
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pci pm msi pciexpress normal_decode bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=pcieport
          resources: irq:40 ioport:3000(size=4096) memory:c2000000-c2ffffff ioport:b0000000(size=268435456)
        *-display
             description: VGA compatible controller
             product: Thames XT/GL [Radeon HD 7600M Series]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
             physical id: 0
             bus info: pci@0000:01:00.0
             version: 00
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm pciexpress msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
             configuration: driver=radeon latency=0
             resources: irq:44 memory:b0000000-bfffffff memory:c2000000-c201ffff ioport:3000(size=256) memory:c2040000-c205ffff
        *-multimedia
             description: Audio device
             product: Turks/Whistler HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 6000 Series]
             vendor: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI
             physical id: 0.1
             bus info: pci@0000:01:00.1
             version: 00
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
             configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
             resources: irq:46 memory:c2020000-c2023fff
     *-usb:0
          description: USB controller
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 14
          bus info: pci@0000:00:14.0
          version: 04
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pm msi xhci bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=xhci_hcd latency=0
          resources: irq:43 memory:c3100000-c310ffff
     *-communication UNCLAIMED
          description: Communication controller
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 16
          bus info: pci@0000:00:16.0
          version: 04
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pm msi bus_master cap_list
          configuration: latency=0
          resources: memory:c3114000-c311400f
     *-usb:1
          description: USB controller
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1a
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1a.0
          version: 04
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
          resources: irq:16 memory:c3119000-c31193ff
     *-multimedia
          description: Audio device
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1b
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
          version: 04
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=snd_hda_intel latency=0
          resources: irq:45 memory:c3110000-c3113fff
     *-pci:1
          description: PCI bridge
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1c
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
          version: c4
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=pcieport
          resources: irq:17
     *-pci:2
          description: PCI bridge
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1c.1
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
          version: c4
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=pcieport
          resources: irq:16 memory:c3000000-c30fffff ioport:c3300000(size=1048576)
        *-network
             description: Wireless interface
             product: AR9485 Wireless Network Adapter
             vendor: Atheros Communications Inc.
             physical id: 0
             bus info: pci@0000:08:00.0
             logical name: wlan0
             version: 01
             serial: 1c:c6:3c:76:1b:e8
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical wireless
             configuration: broadcast=yes driver=ath9k driverversion=3.2.0-3-amd64 firmware=N/A ip=192.168.0.107 latency=0 link=yes multicast=yes wireless=IEEE 802.11bgn
             resources: irq:17 memory:c3000000-c307ffff memory:c3300000-c330ffff
     *-pci:3
          description: PCI bridge
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1c.2
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.2
          version: c4
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm normal_decode bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=pcieport
          resources: irq:18 ioport:2000(size=4096) memory:c1000000-c1ffffff ioport:c0000000(size=16777216)
        *-network
             description: Ethernet interface
             product: RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller
             vendor: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
             physical id: 0
             bus info: pci@0000:09:00.0
             logical name: eth1
             version: 07
             serial: 4c:72:b9:51:70:0d
             size: 10Mbit/s
             capacity: 1Gbit/s
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: pm msi pciexpress msix vpd bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
             configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=r8169 driverversion=2.3LK-NAPI duplex=half firmware=rtl8168e-3_0.0.4 03/27/12 latency=0 link=no multicast=yes port=MII speed=10Mbit/s
             resources: irq:41 ioport:2000(size=256) memory:c0004000-c0004fff memory:c0000000-c0003fff
     *-usb:2
          description: USB controller
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1d
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
          version: 04
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: pm debug ehci bus_master cap_list
          configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0
          resources: irq:23 memory:c3118000-c31183ff
     *-isa
          description: ISA bridge
          product: HM76 Express Chipset LPC Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1f
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
          version: 04
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          capabilities: isa bus_master cap_list
          configuration: latency=0
     *-storage
          description: SATA controller
          product: 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode]
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1f.2
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
          logical name: scsi0
          logical name: scsi2
          version: 04
          width: 32 bits
          clock: 66MHz
          capabilities: storage msi pm ahci_1.0 bus_master cap_list emulated
          configuration: driver=ahci latency=0
          resources: irq:42 ioport:4048(size=8) ioport:4054(size=4) ioport:4040(size=8) ioport:4050(size=4) ioport:4020(size=32) memory:c3117000-c31177ff
        *-disk
             description: ATA Disk
             product: TOSHIBA MQ01ABD0
             vendor: Toshiba
             physical id: 0
             bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sda
             version: AX00
             serial: 62BIFJ86S
             size: 465GiB (500GB)
             capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
             configuration: ansiversion=5 sectorsize=4096 signature=22ec50a7
           *-volume:0
                description: EXT4 volume
                vendor: Linux
                physical id: 1
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1
                logical name: /dev/sda1
                logical name: /boot
                version: 1.0
                serial: aa5b263b-f174-4757-8e4f-8948902ab584
                size: 1500MiB
                capacity: 1500MiB
                capabilities: primary bootable journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink extents ext4 ext2 initialized
                configuration: created=2012-10-06 22:49:22 filesystem=ext4 lastmountpoint=/boot modified=2012-11-23 01:09:18 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2012-11-22 21:22:34 state=mounted
           *-volume:1
                description: Extended partition
                physical id: 2
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2
                logical name: /dev/sda2
                size: 448GiB
                capacity: 448GiB
                capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended
              *-logicalvolume:0
                   description: Linux filesystem partition
                   physical id: 5
                   logical name: /dev/sda5
                   logical name: /
                   capacity: 58GiB
                   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered state=mounted
              *-logicalvolume:1
                   description: Linux filesystem partition
                   physical id: 6
                   logical name: /dev/sda6
                   logical name: /home
                   capacity: 389GiB
                   configuration: mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,user_xattr,barrier=1,data=ordered state=mounted
           *-volume:2
                description: Windows NTFS volume
                physical id: 3
                bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3
                logical name: /dev/sda3
                version: 3.1
                serial: d453-8518
                size: 16GiB
                capacity: 16GiB
                capabilities: primary hidden ntfs initialized
                configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2012-05-17 01:12:11 filesystem=ntfs label=HDDRECOVERY state=clean
        *-cdrom
             description: DVD-RAM writer
             product: CDDVDW SN-208AB
             vendor: TSSTcorp
             physical id: 1
             bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/cdrom1
             logical name: /dev/cdrw1
             logical name: /dev/dvd1
             logical name: /dev/dvdrw1
             logical name: /dev/sr0
             version: TO03
             capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram
             configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
     *-serial UNCLAIMED
          description: SMBus
          product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
          vendor: Intel Corporation
          physical id: 1f.3
          bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3
          version: 04
          width: 64 bits
          clock: 33MHz
          configuration: latency=0
          resources: memory:c3115000-c31150ff ioport:4000(size=32)
     *-scsi
          physical id: 2
          bus info: usb@1:1.2
          logical name: scsi7
          capabilities: emulated
        *-disk
             description: SCSI Disk
             product: My Passport 0730
             vendor: WD
             physical id: 0.0.0
             bus info: scsi@7:0.0.0
             logical name: /dev/sdb
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                configuration: filesystem=ext2 label=PACKORG modified=2012-11-23 10:16:54 mount.fstype=ext2 mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,errors=continue,user_xattr,acl state=mounted
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Are there more commands I can run to help explain?

I am attaching some screenshots here of the audio settings control panel.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby cwsnyder on Fri Nov 23, 2012 3:02 pm

In your screenshot2.png, your microphone is muted. Have you tried raising the volume setting on the microphone?
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby josefg on Mon Nov 26, 2012 6:56 am

Actually, the microphone volume control is disabled. If you look closely at Screenshot2.png, you can see that the Input volume control is painted in grey rather than normal colors. So it's not possible to adjust it... :cry:
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby cwsnyder on Mon Nov 26, 2012 7:46 am

If you have a mixer application, it will probably show if you click on the speaker icon in the notification area. If you have no speaker icon, you probably also do not have a mixer app loaded and should look to install pavucontrol or similar mixer application, because at present any microphone you have is either disabled, muted or not connected from your screen shots.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby josefg on Tue Nov 27, 2012 7:07 am

Hi cwsnyder,

I have a speaker icon in the notification area. It looks normal for the Cinnamon desktop.
See the screen shot I am attaching now.

I have an internal built-in microphone in this laptop. Have not tested if it works in another OS, as I have no other OS installed. However, I have tested plugging in an external microphone that I know works on another computer, and it was not recognised either.

Do you still think it can help to install pavucontrol? I have not needed this on my three other LMDE installations, and the microphone works normally on all those three.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby cwsnyder on Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:30 pm

I was suggesting something to try, I don't know if it will help. You seem to need something which has a control for the microphone input, since it looks as if it is disabled at present.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby josefg on Wed Jan 09, 2013 5:32 pm

cwsnyder wrote:I was suggesting something to try, I don't know if it will help. You seem to need something which has a control for the microphone input, since it looks as if it is disabled at present.


I installed Pavucontrol, but alas, no progress. No hardware input devices are detected - he gives the message "No input devices available".
Have also upgraded to Update Pack 6, but no help in that either.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby xclusive585 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:21 pm

I have the same problem as the OP.

Microphone is hooked up, and using alsamixer I can turn up the volume for my SB audigy's microphone input, and even get audio from the microphone, sounds great--- Except that Mint doesn't see the microphone as an available input, and hence the audio from the microphone cannot be passed to any applications for use. :-(

Just like the op, I have no available input devices according to mint, which is rather hilarious considering my soundcard has at least 3 inputs.

Audio output works fine of course, mint has no problems passing that to the soundcard, just that mint apparently can't get anything *from* the soundcard.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby xclusive585 on Sat Aug 17, 2013 9:42 pm

Got it!

in the "sound preferences dialog", enter the "hardware" tab.
(make sure your preferred sound card is selected obviously)
click on the "profile" list, and choose "<your preferred output>+ <your preferred input>"

In my case the profile selected only chose an output, and NO input.

Now my mic shows on the inputs list and shows an audio level when being used/tested.
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Re: Microphone not recognised

Postby jmontaguebaker on Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:32 pm

I had this problem and the solution worked for me - thanks very much. The sound hardware setting in my case was Analogue Stereo Duplex.
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