[Solved] No Sound

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[Solved] No Sound

Postby 0x2620 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:24 pm

Mate, 64-bit. Not sure what other info I should provide.

I did search this board, and the only other topic in this board that seems related to sound issues is about some sort of work-around for setting volume above 300%.

EDIT

Solved via the plug it in and unplug it method.
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Re: No Sound

Postby jimallyn » Mon Jan 09, 2017 3:52 pm

Have you tried installing pavucontrol? When installed, it will appear in the Sound & Video menu as PulseAudio Volume Control. I don't know much about the Debian Edition, but it has fixed a lot of sound problems in the Ubuntu-based edition. Install it, start something playing, then check the settings in PulseAudio Volume Control.
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Re: No Sound

Postby 0x2620 » Mon Jan 09, 2017 4:16 pm

jimallyn wrote:Have you tried installing pavucontrol? When installed, it will appear in the Sound & Video menu as PulseAudio Volume Control. I don't know much about the Debian Edition, but it has fixed a lot of sound problems in the Ubuntu-based edition. Install it, start something playing, then check the settings in PulseAudio Volume Control.

I did, and while it shows the visual representation bar thing moving back and forth as music plays, messing around with the settings does not bring sound back. This is the first time it persisted across reboots too.

I think we should find out what exactly I have - sound hardware and software. How would I do that?

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Re: No Sound

Postby Fred Barclay » Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:03 pm

For hardware, you could run inxi -Fxz in your terminal and post the results here.

I'm not entirely positive how to show your audio software, but a hackish solution would be to see which of your installed programmes have the word "sound" or "audio" in their description:

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dpkg -l | grep sound
dpkg -l | grep audio
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Re: No Sound

Postby 0x2620 » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:28 am

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~ $ inxi -Fxz
System:    Host: computer Kernel: 3.16.0-4-amd64 x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.4) Desktop: MATE 1.16.1 (Gtk 3.14.5+4)
           Distro: LinuxMint 2 betsy
Machine:   System: Sony product: VPCEB33FM v: C607D5NM
           Mobo: Sony model: VAIO Bios: American Megatrends v: R1140Y8 date: 10/06/2010
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i3 M 370 (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 9576
           Clock Speeds: 1: 933 MHz 2: 933 MHz 3: 933 MHz 4: 933 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.16.4 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1366x768@59.94hz
           GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Ironlake Mobile GLX Version: 2.1 Mesa 10.3.2 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card Intel 5 Series/3400 Series High Definition Audio driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k3.16.0-4-amd64
Network:   Card-1: Intel Centrino Advanced-N + WiMAX 6250 [Kilmer Peak]
           driver: iwlwifi v: in-tree: bus-ID: 02:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Marvell Yukon Optima 88E8059 [PCIe Gigabit Ethernet Controller with AVB]
           driver: sky2 v: 1.30 port: b000 bus-ID: 04:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 320.1GB (28.4% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9320325AS size: 320.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 290G used: 81G (30%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: swap-1 size: 4.30GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda2
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 43.0C mobo: 43.0C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 174 Uptime: 1:33 Memory: 620.1/3629.7MB Init: SysVinit runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.9.2
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.301) inxi: 2.1.28


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~ $ dpkg -l | grep sound
ii  libasound2:amd64                             1.0.28-1                             amd64        shared library for ALSA applications
ii  libasound2-data                              1.0.28-1                             all          Configuration files and profiles for ALSA drivers
ii  libasound2-plugins:amd64                     1.0.28-1+b1                          amd64        ALSA library additional plugins
ii  libcanberra-gtk0:amd64                       0.30-2.1                             amd64        GTK+ helper for playing widget event sounds with libcanberra
ii  libcanberra-gtk3-0:amd64                     0.30-2.1                             amd64        GTK+ 3.0 helper for playing widget event sounds with libcanberra
ii  libcanberra0:amd64                           0.30-2.1                             amd64        simple abstract interface for playing event sounds
ii  libmikmod3:amd64                             3.3.7-1                              amd64        Portable sound library
ii  libsoundtouch0:amd64                         1.8.0-1                              amd64        Sound stretching library
ii  pulseaudio                                   5.0-13                               amd64        PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-module-bluetooth                  5.0-13                               amd64        Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11                        5.0-13                               amd64        X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-utils                             5.0-13                               amd64        Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
ii  sound-theme-freedesktop                      0.8-1                                all          freedesktop.org sound theme
ii  sox                                          14.4.1-5                             amd64        Swiss army knife of sound processing


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~ $ dpkg -l | grep audio
ii  ffmpeg                                       10:2.6.9-dmo1                        amd64        audio/video encoder, streaming server & audio/video file converter
ii  gstreamer0.10-pulseaudio:amd64               0.10.31-3+nmu4+deb8u2                amd64        GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  gstreamer1.0-pulseaudio:amd64                1.4.4-2+deb8u2                       amd64        GStreamer plugin for PulseAudio
ii  libaudio2:amd64                              1.9.4-3                              amd64        Network Audio System - shared libraries
ii  libavc1394-0:amd64                           0.5.4-2                              amd64        control IEEE 1394 audio/video devices
ii  libavresample2:amd64                         10:2.6.9-dmo1                        amd64        FFmpeg audio conversion library
ii  libcdaudio1                                  0.99.12p2-13+b1                      amd64        library for controlling a CD-ROM when playing audio CDs
ii  libcdio-cdda1                                0.83-4.2                             amd64        library to read and control digital audio CDs
ii  libcdio-paranoia1                            0.83-4.2                             amd64        library to read digital audio CDs with error correction
ii  libcdparanoia0:amd64                         3.10.2+debian-11                     amd64        audio extraction tool for sampling CDs (library)
ii  libfaac0:amd64                               1:1.28-dmo3+deb8u1                   amd64        AAC audio encoder - library files.
ii  libmad0:amd64                                0.15.1b-8                            amd64        MPEG audio decoder library
ii  libmatroska6:amd64                           1.4.2-dmo3                           amd64        Extensible open standard audio/video container format (shared library)
ii  libmpg123-0:amd64                            1.20.1-2                             amd64        MPEG layer 1/2/3 audio decoder (shared library)
ii  libopenal-data                               1:1.15.1-5                           all          Software implementation of the OpenAL audio API (data files)
ii  libopenal1:amd64                             1:1.15.1-5                           amd64        Software implementation of the OpenAL audio API (shared library)
ii  libportaudio2:amd64                          19+svn20140130-1                     amd64        Portable audio I/O - shared library
ii  libsndfile1:amd64                            1.0.25-9.1+deb8u1                    amd64        Library for reading/writing audio files
ii  libsox2:amd64                                14.4.1-5                             amd64        SoX library of audio effects and processing
ii  libswresample1:amd64                         10:2.6.9-dmo1                        amd64        FFmpeg audio rescaling library
ii  libtag1-vanilla:amd64                        1.9.1-2.1                            amd64        audio meta-data library - vanilla flavour
ii  libtag1c2a:amd64                             1.9.1-2.1                            amd64        audio meta-data library
ii  libtagc0:amd64                               1.9.1-2.1                            amd64        audio meta-data library - C bindings
ii  libtaglib2.1-cil                             2.1.0.0-3                            all          CLI library for accessing audio and video files metadata
ii  libwavpack1:amd64                            4.70.0-1                             amd64        audio codec (lossy and lossless) - library
ii  libwebrtc-audio-processing-0:amd64           0.1-3                                amd64        AudioProcessing module from the WebRTC project.
ii  pulseaudio                                   5.0-13                               amd64        PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-module-bluetooth                  5.0-13                               amd64        Bluetooth module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-module-x11                        5.0-13                               amd64        X11 module for PulseAudio sound server
ii  pulseaudio-utils                             5.0-13                               amd64        Command line tools for the PulseAudio sound server
ii  speech-dispatcher-audio-plugins:amd64        0.8-7                                amd64        Speech Dispatcher: Audio output plugins

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Re: No Sound

Postby kevinthefixer » Tue Jan 10, 2017 11:41 am

Couple of quick suggestions: 1) try another OS just to make sure the hardware works, maybe another Linux live-CD; and 2) run "alsamixer" in terminal, play with its settings. And check the audio output settings in whatever program you're using to play sound, maybe change from PulseAudio to ALSA?

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Re: No Sound

Postby 0x2620 » Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:45 pm

kevinthefixer wrote:Couple of quick suggestions: 1) try another OS just to make sure the hardware works, maybe another Linux live-CD; and 2) run "alsamixer" in terminal, play with its settings. And check the audio output settings in whatever program you're using to play sound, maybe change from PulseAudio to ALSA?

I will try another LiveCD.

I played with alsamixer. Volume settings did nothing.

Nothing works - VLC, Firefox, Pale Moon, whatever the generic movie player I never use is called.

How would I switch from PulseAudio to ALSA?

EDIT

I plugged in my headphones and was listening to something. I accidentally unplugged them and my speakers are working. Output being sent to the wrong device?


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