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No Right sound

Post by Colin44 » Tue Aug 14, 2018 1:35 pm

On Cinnamon 18.3 Sylvia sound card is SB Audigy Se.
Sound ok on left speaker and centre speaker but nothing on left speaker.

Any ideas please?

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Re: No Right sound

Post by trytip » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:11 pm

do you hear the test?
speaker-test -t wav -c 6
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Re: No Right sound

Post by Colin44 » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:06 pm

Yes sound test is fine on left and centre with the test but nothing on the right.

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Re: No Right sound

Post by MrEen » Wed Aug 15, 2018 3:37 pm

Hi Colin44.

In the terminal, type alsamixer (you might then need to press F6 to select your sound card.) Under some columns you'll see numbers like this 68<>68 if you have one that is something with a high number and zero, such as 100<>0, then that is the source of your problem.

If this is the case, use the arrow keys to move to the offending column, then keep pressing e until the numbers match.

If none of this applies, check the connection (3.5mm jack?) maybe give it a little twist.

Hope that helps.

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Re: No Right sound

Post by lsemmens » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:59 pm

I'm leaning towards a hardware (as in speakers or cable) fault. If you plug headphones in, do they work?
Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 bits: 64
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Re: No Right sound

Post by Colin44 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 2:42 am

Thank you for replies.
I Shall be away for a few days so will post back having tried things.

I rather stupidly forgot to mention all speakers work perfectly when running windows so cant be a physical problem with connections.

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Re: No Right sound

Post by lsemmens » Thu Aug 16, 2018 3:53 am

It would also be helpful to the gurus here (of which I am not one) if you post the output Inxi -Fxzd, it might give them a little more to go on.

In case you are unfamiliar with that press <Ctrl><Alt><T> which will open a terminal window. enter the command "inxi -Fxzd" (without the quotes) and copy and paste the results here. Use the Code (</>) tags to make it easier on everyone.
Kernel: 4.15.0-24-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.8.7
Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara

Laptop T4500 Dualcore 4Gb RAM
Server AMD Phenom 9650 - GEForce 9400GT 6Gb RAM
+ three other Linux Mint machines
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Re: No Right sound

Post by Colin44 » Sun Aug 19, 2018 7:06 am

colin@Colin-Box ~ $ inxi -Fxzd
System: Host: Colin-Box Kernel: 4.15.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.6.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.3 Sylvia
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V LX v: Rev X.0x
Bios: American Megatrends v: 2403 date: 03/14/2014
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-3570K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 27279
clock speeds: max: 3800 MHz 1: 1604 MHz 2: 1604 MHz 3: 1604 MHz
4: 1604 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GK107 [GeForce GTX 650] bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
Resolution: 1280x1024@60.02hz
GLX Renderer: NVE7
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 18.0.5 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 NVIDIA GK107 HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Card-3 Creative Labs CA0106 Soundblaster
driver: snd_ca0106 port: c000 bus-ID: 05:01.0
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-32-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
IF: enp3s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 3000.6GB (0.3% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST1000DM003 size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: USB /dev/sdb model: External_HDD size: 2000.4GB
Optical: /dev/sr0 model: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH24NS95
rev: RN01 dev-links: cdrom,cdrw,dvd,dvdrw
Features: speed: 12x multisession: yes
audio: yes dvd: yes rw: cd-r,cd-rw,dvd-r,dvd-ram state: running
Partition: ID-1: / size: 19G used: 7.5G (44%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
ID-2: /home size: 29G used: 629M (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.02GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda6
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 193 Uptime: 15 min Memory: 859.8/7924.9MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35
colin@Colin-Box ~ $ Inxi -Fxzd
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Re: No Right sound

Post by trytip » Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:36 pm

go to .config/pulse/ folder and delete everything in there then open terminal and refresh pulse with pulseaudio -k wait a few seconds and try the speaker test again
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Re: No Right sound

Post by Colin44 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 5:37 am

Pleased to say I have found the answer.

After a lot of online searching I found a post where someone had cured the problem by checking alsamixer. I had been there but not realised that the bars were only showing the left channels because they were all the same narrow green bar.
Following the suggestion in that post I reduced all bars to zero and then increased them again, to my surprise they all rose with green bars now filling columns.
Tested sound and now have sound on all speakers!

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Re: No Right sound

Post by Colin44 » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:15 am

I now see MrEen gave the same sort of answer in this thread but I did not quite understand what was meant. So I apologise for that!

Now have a problem saving the settings that I used, next reboot, and it has reset and I had to do it all again.

How do I save the settings please?

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Re: No Right sound

Post by LinuxEnthusiast » Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:56 am

trytip wrote:
Mon Aug 20, 2018 2:36 pm
go to .config/pulse/ folder and delete everything in there then open terminal and refresh pulse with pulseaudio -k wait a few seconds and try the speaker test again
Worked like a charm! Thanks bro :D

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Re: No Right sound

Post by MrEen » Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:24 pm

Colin44 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:15 am
I now see MrEen gave the same sort of answer in this thread but I did not quite understand what was meant. So I apologise for that!

Now have a problem saving the settings that I used, next reboot, and it has reset and I had to do it all again.

How do I save the settings please?
Try this. Set the volume they way you want and exit alsamixer back to the terminal. Now type sudo alsactl store and hopefully your setting will be remembered. If you reboot and experience the same issue, try sudo alsactl restore in the terminal and test the sound.

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Re: No Right sound

Post by Colin44 » Sun Aug 26, 2018 3:02 am

All good now.
Thank you!

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