No sound on Acer Aspire V Nitro laptop [Solved]

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No sound on Acer Aspire V Nitro laptop [Solved]

Post by Tamas » Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:25 pm

Dear All,

after a clean install of the latest version of Linux Mint on mentioned laptop, only a single built-in speaker is working (all speakers are working normally under Windows 10). Removed Windows and did a clean install of Linux mint. Still, only the Front Right Speaker is working.

I read several sound troubleshooting guides, installed Alsamixer and Pavucontrol, but to no avail.

Under the configuration tab of Pavucontrol it shows: profile Built-in audio -- Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (unplugged).

With Alsamixer I see three slides when choosing 1 HDA Intel HDMI: S/PDIF , S/PDIF 1, S/PDIF 2 ---> All slides set on 00. I am not able to move them up.

Removing and re-installing Alsamixer and Pavucontrol has no effect.

Help in this matter will be truly appreciated.

Tamas

Specs of the laptop with Linux mint:

Aspire-VN7-591G

Linux tamas-Aspire-VN7-591G 4.4.0-53-generic #74-Ubuntu SMP Fri Dec 2 15:59:10 UTC 2016 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux


**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC283 Analog [ALC283 Analog]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA Intel HDMI], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller (rev 06)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor DRAM Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel modules: ie31200_edac

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor PCI Express x16 Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 26
Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=06, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00004000-00004fff
Memory behind bridge: d0000000-d0ffffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000a0000000-00000000bfffffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 06) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 33
Memory at d1000000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable)
I/O ports at 5000
Expansion ROM at <unassigned> [disabled]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: i915
Kernel modules: i915

00:03.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller (rev 06)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 36
Memory at d1710000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI (rev 05) (prog-if 30 [XHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB xHCI
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 29
Memory at d1700000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: xhci_hcd

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 34
Memory at d1718000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: mei_me
Kernel modules: mei_me

00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #2 (rev 05) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16
Memory at d171d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset High Definition Audio Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 35
Memory at d1714000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #3 (rev d5) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 27
Bus: primary=00, secondary=07, subordinate=07, sec-latency=0
Memory behind bridge: d1600000-d16fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port #4 (rev d5) (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 28
Bus: primary=00, secondary=08, subordinate=08, sec-latency=0
I/O behind bridge: 00003000-00003fff
Memory behind bridge: d1500000-d15fffff
Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000d1400000-00000000d14fffff
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: pcieport
Kernel modules: shpchp

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI #1 (rev 05) (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family USB EHCI
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 23
Memory at d171c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ehci-pci

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM86 Express LPC Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] HM86 Express LPC Controller
Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: lpc_ich
Kernel modules: lpc_ich

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode] (rev 05) (prog-if 01 [AHCI 1.0])
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family 6-port SATA Controller 1 [AHCI mode]
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 30
I/O ports at 5088
I/O ports at 5094 [size=4]
I/O ports at 5080 [size=8]
I/O ports at 5090 [size=4]
I/O ports at 5060 [size=32]
Memory at d171b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ahci
Kernel modules: ahci

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] 8 Series/C220 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller
Flags: medium devsel
Memory at d1719000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
I/O ports at 5040 [size=32]
Kernel modules: i2c_i801

01:00.0 3D controller: NVIDIA Corporation GM107M [GeForce GTX 860M] (rev a2)
Subsystem: Acer Incorporated [ALI] GM107M [GeForce GTX 860M]
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 32
Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at a0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at 4000 [size=128]
Expansion ROM at b2000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nvidiafb, nouveau

07:00.0 Network controller: Qualcomm Atheros AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
Subsystem: Foxconn International, Inc. AR9462 Wireless Network Adapter
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at d1600000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512K]
Expansion ROM at d1680000 [disabled] [size=64K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: ath9k
Kernel modules: ath9k

08:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 0c)
Subsystem: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 31
I/O ports at 3000 [size=256]
Memory at d1500000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
Memory at d1400000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: <access denied>
Kernel driver in use: r8169
Kernel modules: r8169
Last edited by Tamas on Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:59 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: No sound on Acer Aspire V Nitro laptop

Post by administrollaattori » Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:57 am

I suppose that you have the same problem than I had with HP Compaq
http://puolanka.info/goto/how-to-deacti ... es-output/
The fix is to install alsa-tools-gui and deactive Analog Jack output

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sudo apt-get install alsa-tools-gui
If that does not work, you can make a /etc/asound.conf file and choose default output.

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aplay -l
An example about the file

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pcm.!default {
type plug slave.pcm {
type hw card 0 device 0
}
}
You can test the output using command

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aplay -D plughw:0,0 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
Reboot after making the file.

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No sound on Acer Aspire V Nitro laptop [Solved]

Post by Tamas » Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:51 pm

administrollaattori wrote:I suppose that you have the same problem than I had with HP Compaq
http://puolanka.info/goto/how-to-deacti ... es-output/
The fix is to install alsa-tools-gui and deactive Analog Jack output

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sudo apt-get install alsa-tools-gui
.
Hallo administrollaattori,

The above directions solved the problem.

After installing als-tools-gui

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hdajackretask
and following the directions as displayed on the website mentioned above.

I was struggling with this topic for a long time (reading up, removed linux-windows duo-boot, considering re-installing windows etc. or giving up on this laptop, and getting frustrated in the process).

I really appreciate your response and helping me out.

Thank you so much,

Tamas

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Re: No sound on Acer Aspire V Nitro laptop [Solved]

Post by Walltumbler » Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:53 pm

Help! I tried flowing these directions and now Linux does not register me as having a sound card installed at all. I can't figure out how to undo this. Needless to say I still have no sound.

Thanks!

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Re: No sound on Acer Aspire V Nitro laptop [Solved]

Post by administrollaattori » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:24 am

Walltumbler wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:53 pm
Help! I tried flowing these directions and now Linux does not register me as having a sound card installed at all. I can't figure out how to undo this. Needless to say I still have no sound.

Thanks!
Run hdajackretask

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Re: No sound on Acer Aspire V Nitro laptop [Solved]

Post by Walltumbler » Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:47 pm

Somehow the problem resolved itself. I did not get a chance to try that. But, thanks for the help! I appreciate it.

Regards,
Yehoshua

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