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No sound at all

Postby cspctec on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:24 pm

Hi, I recently installed Linux Mint 14.1 on my Lenovo X230 laptop and I can't get it to play any sounds at all. I have already looked at other topics and tried several things they suggested, like running "alsamixer" and seeing if anything was muted, and the only things that were muted were the mics and honestly I don't know what I'm doing in the alsamixer. I'll post the "lspci -v" command's output...

    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor DRAM Controller (rev 09)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>

    00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller (rev 09) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 45
    Memory at f0000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4M]
    Memory at e0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
    I/O ports at 5000 [size=64]
    Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
    Capabilities: [90] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
    Kernel driver in use: i915
    Kernel modules: i915

    00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI Host Controller (rev 04) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 41
    Memory at f2520000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
    Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
    Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

    00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 43
    Memory at f2535000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [8c] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Kernel driver in use: mei
    Kernel modules: mei

    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82579LM Gigabit Network Connection (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21f3
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 42
    Memory at f2500000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128K]
    Memory at f253b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
    I/O ports at 5080 [size=32]
    Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [e0] PCI Advanced Features
    Kernel driver in use: e1000e
    Kernel modules: e1000e

    00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at f253a000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
    Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 46
    Memory at f2530000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [60] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [70] Express Root Complex Integrated Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [130] Root Complex Link
    Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
    Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

    00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
    Memory behind bridge: f1d00000-f24fffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0400000-00000000f0bfffff
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
    Memory behind bridge: f1c00000-f1cfffff
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev c4) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
    Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=0b, sec-latency=0
    I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
    Memory behind bridge: f1400000-f1bfffff
    Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000f0c00000-00000000f13fffff
    Capabilities: [40] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
    Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    Capabilities: [90] Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Capabilities: [a0] Power Management version 2
    Kernel driver in use: pcieport
    Kernel modules: shpchp

    00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 04) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
    Memory at f2539000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
    Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
    Capabilities: [58] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00a0
    Capabilities: [98] PCI Advanced Features
    Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation QM77 Express Chipset LPC Controller (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
    Capabilities: [e0] Vendor Specific Information: Len=0c <?>
    Kernel modules: lpc_ich

    00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 7 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller [AHCI mode] (rev 04) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 40
    I/O ports at 50a8 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 50b4 [size=4]
    I/O ports at 50a0 [size=8]
    I/O ports at 50b0 [size=4]
    I/O ports at 5060 [size=32]
    Memory at f2538000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
    Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
    Capabilities: [70] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [a8] SATA HBA v1.0
    Capabilities: [b0] PCI Advanced Features
    Kernel driver in use: ahci

    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 04)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: medium devsel, IRQ 7
    Memory at f2534000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    I/O ports at efa0 [size=32]
    Kernel modules: i2c-i801

    02:00.0 System peripheral: Ricoh Co Ltd PCIe SDXC/MMC Host Controller (rev 07) (prog-if 01)
    Subsystem: Lenovo Device 21fa
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
    Memory at f1d00000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
    Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [78] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [80] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
    Capabilities: [800] Advanced Error Reporting
    Kernel driver in use: sdhci-pci
    Kernel modules: sdhci-pci

    03:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 (rev 3e)
    Subsystem: Intel Corporation Centrino Ultimate-N 6300 3x3 AGN
    Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 44
    Memory at f1c00000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8K]
    Capabilities: [c8] Power Management version 3
    Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
    Capabilities: [e0] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
    Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
    Capabilities: [140] Device Serial Number 24-77-03-ff-ff-d2-6c-f8
    Kernel driver in use: iwlwifi
    Kernel modules: iwlwifi

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: No sound at all

Postby empire--dumps on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:43 pm

Well if there is no configuration. Your drivers are up to date. Go figure, put it on the "Linux to do list".
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Re: No sound at all

Postby cspctec on Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:50 pm

empire--dumps wrote:Well if there is no configuration. Your drivers are up to date. Go figure, put it on the "Linux to do list".


So does that mean I'm just out of luck? Is there no possibly older driver that I can download to make my sound work?
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Re: No sound at all

Postby cspctec on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:23 pm

When I have firefox running and go to a website that has potential audio output, the terminal running in the background gives the following error message:

Failed to open VDPAU backend libvdpau_nvidia.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Does this show a problem with my drivers? I believe this may be an easy fix and hopefully it will fix my audio problem. Can anyone help?
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Re: No sound at all

Postby mank_in on Sun Dec 09, 2012 8:37 pm

Maybe because i am use generic hardware ( i am built my PC my self with average hardware ), i didn't have problem with soundcard.
First : you can try check if your soundcard is recognize and installed :
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cat /proc/asound/cards
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Re: No sound at all

Postby cspctec on Sun Dec 09, 2012 9:54 pm

Output of "cat /proc/asound/cards" is:

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 0 [PCH            ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel PCH
                      HDA Intel PCH at 0xf2530000 irq 46
29 [ThinkPadEC     ]: ThinkPad EC - ThinkPad Console Audio Control
                      ThinkPad Console Audio Control at EC reg 0x30, fw unknown


The "fw unknown" is worrying me a little....
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Re: No sound at all

Postby mank_in on Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:33 am

install gnome alsamixer:
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sudo apt-get install gnome-alsamixer


run from menu ( search gnome alsamixer) :
disable automute mode

Or maybe related with "mute/unmute" key in keyboard :?:
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Re: No sound at all

Postby cspctec on Tue Dec 11, 2012 6:43 pm

I downloaded and installed the gnome-alsamixer and I still have no sound... This distro would be awesome if I could just get my sound working!
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Re: No sound at all

Postby zerozero on Tue Dec 11, 2012 7:02 pm

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