USB sound audio not detected by alsa

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USB sound audio not detected by alsa

Postby Solid Valky » Tue May 23, 2017 7:24 pm

Early enthusiastic newbie here!
I am using an M2N68-LA motherboard with Integrated Realtek ALC888S Audio, and I am getting no sound at all. Currently on Linux Mint 18.1 Cinnamon 64 bit.
I have enabled and disabled the integrated audio through the system BIOS without success, and the sound settings just say Dummy Output.
inxi -Fxz gives me:
System: Host: Chariot Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.2.7 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3)
Distro: Linux Mint 18.1 Serena
Machine: System: Compaq-Presario product: KQ514AA-ABA SR5550F
Mobo: N/A model: NARRA3 v: 3.02
Bios: Phoenix v: 5.13 date: 05/02/2008
CPU: Dual core AMD Athlon 64 X2 5400+ (-MCP-) cache: 1024 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 svm) bmips: 4018
clock speeds: max: 2800 MHz 1: 1000 MHz 2: 1000 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] bus-ID: 00:0d.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1440x900@59.89hz
GLX Renderer: GeForce 6150SE nForce 430/integrated/SSE2
GLX Version: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 304.135 Direct Rendering: Yes
Network: Card-1: NVIDIA MCP61 Ethernet
driver: forcedeth port: ec00 bus-ID: 00:07.0
IF: enp0s7 state: up speed: 100 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR5212/5213/2414 Wireless Network Adapter
driver: ath5k bus-ID: 01:0a.0
IF: wlp1s10 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (3.4% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000AAKS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 456G used: 14G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
ID-2: swap-1 size: 3.08GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda5
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 47.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 194 Uptime: 17 min Memory: 1710.6/2881.0MB
Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.461) inxi: 2.2.35

And the only reference to audio that lshw gives me is:
description: Audio device
product: USB Audio Device
vendor: C-Media Electronics Inc.
physical id: 3
bus info: usb@2:3
version: 1.00
capabilities: usb-1.10 audio-control
configuration: driver=usbhid maxpower=100mA speed=12Mbit/s

Which is for the Sabrent USB audio adapter I tried to use as a workaround, as I strongly suspect my integrated audio is no good at this point.
I am still unable to get sound with only the dummy output option showing up in my sound settings despite the attempted workaround.

aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found...

sudo alsa force-reload gives me:
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: (none loaded).
Loading ALSA sound driver modules: (none to reload).

Any ideas? And thank you so much for reading my long post.

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Re: USB sound audio not detected by alsa

Postby Solid Valky » Sat May 27, 2017 11:08 am

I have discovered if I boot from the live DVD it is detected appropriately.

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Re: USB sound audio not detected by alsa

Postby deepakdeshp » Sun May 28, 2017 3:45 am

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 uname - r
will give kernel version. Please install same version on DVD as on installation media.
Or try installing 4.8.x version.. 4.8 kernels are LTS
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