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No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby penguin1634 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 12:59 am

Hey everyone,

This is my first post here, and my first time running Linux Mint (I have some experience using linux before). I have a desktop with an M5A88-M motherboard from Asus, and everything works fine except for the wee little problem with the sound. There is none, only a hissing when the volume is turned up. It detects analog stereo and HDMI audio outputs, but no sound.

Here is the sudo lspci -v output:
00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS880 Host Bridge
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: [c4] HyperTransport: Slave or Primary Interface
Capabilities: [54] HyperTransport: UnitID Clumping
Capabilities: [40] HyperTransport: Retry Mode
Capabilities: [9c] HyperTransport: #1a
Capabilities: [f8] HyperTransport: #1c

00:02.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (ext gfx port 0) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
Memory behind bridge: fc000000-feafffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d4000000-00000000dfffffff
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 843e
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
Capabilities: [110] Virtual Channel
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:07.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 3) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: feb00000-febfffff
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 843e
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
Capabilities: [110] Virtual Channel
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780/RS880 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Bus: primary=00, secondary=03, subordinate=03, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000faf00000-00000000faffffff
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot+), MSI 00
Capabilities: [a0] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 843e
Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
Capabilities: [100] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=010 <?>
Capabilities: [110] Virtual Channel
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:11.0 SATA controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 SATA Controller [IDE mode] (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8443
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
I/O ports at c000 [size=8]
I/O ports at b000 [size=4]
I/O ports at a000 [size=8]
I/O ports at 9000 [size=4]
I/O ports at 8000 [size=16]
Memory at fbfffc00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
Capabilities: [70] SATA HBA v1.0
Capabilities: [a4] PCI Advanced Features
Kernel driver in use: ahci

00:12.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fbffe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:12.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fbfff800 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:13.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fbffd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:13.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fbfff400 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:14.0 SMBus: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 42)
Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
Kernel modules: sp5100_tco, i2c-piix4

00:14.1 IDE interface: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 IDE Controller (rev 40) (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8443
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
I/O ports at ff00 [size=16]
Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
Kernel modules: pata_atiixp

00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA) (rev 40)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
Memory at fbff8000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

00:14.3 ISA bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 LPC host controller (rev 40)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0

00:14.4 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge (rev 40) (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
Bus: primary=00, secondary=04, subordinate=04, sec-latency=64

00:14.5 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI2 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fbffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:16.0 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB OHCI0 Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 18
Memory at fbff7000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd

00:16.2 USB controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI SB7x0/SB8x0/SB9x0 USB EHCI Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. M5A88-V EVO
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 17
Memory at fbfff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
Capabilities: [c0] Power Management version 2
Capabilities: [e4] Debug port: BAR=1 offset=00e0
Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd

00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor HyperTransport Configuration
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface

00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Address Map
Flags: fast devsel

00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor DRAM Controller
Flags: fast devsel
Kernel modules: amd64_edac_mod

00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Miscellaneous Control
Flags: fast devsel
Capabilities: [f0] Secure device <?>
Kernel driver in use: k10temp
Kernel modules: k10temp

00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 10h Processor Link Control
Flags: fast devsel

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 [GeForce GTX 560] (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1460
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at fc000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32M]
Memory at d8000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=128M]
Memory at d4000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=64M]
I/O ports at dc00 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at fea80000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nouveau, nvidiafb

01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation GF114 HDMI Audio Controller (rev a1)
Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1460
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at fea7c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

02:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1042 SuperSpeed USB Host Controller (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8488
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 19
Memory at febf0000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=32K]
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/8 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [68] MSI-X: Enable+ Count=8 Masked-
Capabilities: [78] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [80] Express Legacy Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P8P67 and other motherboards
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 48
I/O ports at e800 [size=256]
Memory at fafff000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at faff8000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: [40] Power Management version 3
Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable+ Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities: [70] Express Endpoint, MSI 01
Capabilities: [b0] MSI-X: Enable- Count=4 Masked-
Capabilities: [d0] Vital Product Data
Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
Capabilities: [160] Device Serial Number 00-00-00-00-00-00-00-00
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169

i can't make any sense of that, but if anyone can help me I'd be very grateful. Thank you!
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby Fornhamfred on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:06 pm

Hi

You seem to have onboard audio and also a nvidea audio output. Which are you using? Also which version of MInt are you using?
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby penguin1634 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 1:54 pm

Hi fornhamfred,

I'm using the onboard analog audio. I'm assuming that the nvidia audio is just the HDMI audio output on the graphics card I have (gtx 560), but i'm not using that. I'm also using Mint 14.
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby AlbertP on Sun Dec 16, 2012 4:15 pm

Right the NVIDIA audio device would be the graphics card's HDMI audio. I see your board has a Realtek ALC892 chip - there's not much we can do to that one. Probably you can try selecting different outputs on the Output tab in Sound. And please make sure you haven't selected your NVIDIA device as default there.
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby penguin1634 on Sun Dec 16, 2012 6:27 pm

AlbertP wrote:Right the NVIDIA audio device would be the graphics card's HDMI audio. I see your board has a Realtek ALC892 chip - there's not much we can do to that one. Probably you can try selecting different outputs on the Output tab in Sound. And please make sure you haven't selected your NVIDIA device as default there.


I tried that a while ago, and it didn't work: neither switching to the Nvidia HDMI audio nor the onboard analog audio changed anything. So what you're saying is that i'm out of luck? There has to be a solution, the Asus driver CD had a little text file in the "LinuxDrivers" folder that said "Upgrade to the latest linux kernel for the drivers" or something to that extent (I got the mobo in July). Is Asus just full of hot air or something?
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby Fornhamfred on Tue Dec 18, 2012 12:38 pm

OK

My machine has an Asus M5A78L-M with identical on board sound to you and the it works fine in LMDE and Mint 14 Mate.
Stupid questions now,, is the volume control on the desktop set to 100% and not muted, my sound preferences shows the onboard graphics as bullt in Audio and is set as the preference and profile set to Analogue Sterio Duplex. If you have only two speakers is the output plugged into the green outlet?
This must be something silly that we are missing.
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby penguin1634 on Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:54 pm

That's exactly how I have it set up right now. I thing something fishy is going on and I'm not sure it relates to the audio drivers. For one, I can't change the alert sound from "Default" (if I click on one of the other selections like sonar, for instance, nothing happens, and Default stays highlighted), and Banshee music player won't play music. What I mean by that is that it just won't play the song, it is perpetually paused. I can move the slider around on the song but nothing happens, the slider stays in place. Plus Banshee crashed on me a couple of times. The sound definitely doesn't work still, because I watched a YouTube video and there wasn't any audio.

For good measure I reinstalled Mint 14 last night in case something went wrong with the installation, but everything still works just fine. I also installed the realek drivers for linux kernel 3.0 from that website and nothing happened (i'm not sure the installation worked).
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby Fornhamfred on Wed Dec 19, 2012 3:13 pm

From your last comment, does that mean that you now have sound working?

If not did you try running the live cd and was the sound working and have you had the sound working with any operating system?
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby penguin1634 on Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:48 pm

To answer your question, no, the sound isn't working yet unfortunately.

I didn't try the live CD to see if the sound worked, and the sound works fine on my Windows 7 installation and has worked flawlessly for 6 months.
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby Fornhamfred on Thu Dec 20, 2012 2:57 pm

Sorry not sure whether you are saying that the sound worked with the live cd or not. Obviously if it worked with Win 7 then it is not a hardware problem.

There is another gui control for pulse audio you can try and that is pavucontrol which can be downloaded from the package manager. If that does not help, then in the past I have had problems with pulse audio and have resorted to deleting pulse and installing alsa

Have a look at this thread it explains how to remove pulse and install alsa which hopefully will sort the problem. http://www.hecticgeek.com/2012/01/how-t ... ntu-linux/
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby penguin1634 on Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:30 pm

Well, I followed those instructions, and when I got to actually using gnome-alsamixer (by running it in the terminal), it just popped up showing the gui without anything else in the window.
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Then, when I went into the sound card settings, the application crashed and this text appeared in the terminal:
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(gnome-alsamixer:2640): GLib-GObject-CRITICAL **: g_type_instance_get_private: assertion `instance != NULL && instance->g_class != NULL' failed
Segmentation fault


I tried the exact same thing again and it did it again. I'm assuming that we're running out of options here.
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Re: No sound on M5A88-M motherboard

Postby AlbertP on Sun Dec 23, 2012 5:06 pm

You could run alsamixer in terminal to get a console version of the mixer.
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