Cinnamon 18.2 - soundcard no longer recognised by hardware

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Cinnamon 18.2 - soundcard no longer recognised by hardware

Post by farrina » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:49 am


Very new to Linux (jumping ship from Windows 10 on privacy grounds)

In installing various iterations of a program called Squeezeplayer via deb files (software version of Logitech Touch which works with Logitech Media Server) to see if I can get it working on my system and in doing so I confess I have been playing around with my system.

In particular




I have reversed any changes to these files (and it may just be coincidence) but following a reboot I seem to have "messed up" my sound card configuration, the end result being that when I go into System Settings /Sounds no input devices at all are listed and under output there is only a single unnamed device which I don't recognise (see picture below)

I am using a Asus Xonar STX card which has previously been working fine outputting via analogue to my external amp. This is quite a sophisticated card and has multiple sound options (although I only wish to output basic stereo via phono output)

The card still seems to be recognised by VLC Media Player (see Tools/Preferences/Audio under Output and select ALSA audio output and picture below

I was wondering if there is anyway of forcing a reinstall of the sound card (or resetting the system configuration files back to their default) so I can fix whatever I have messed up ?

All suggestions welcome.

###### Edit - Added Later #######

I should add that by creating a new user and logging in as the same, the sound issue is resolved for the new user suggesting that one of my original profile files/settings is causing the issue.

Could the solution be to overwrite an existing configuration file (which one ?) with a default sourced from the new user profile

Have listed some of my configuration details below.



### Sound cards ###

casper@ghost ~ $ cat /proc/asound/cards
0 [NVidia ]: HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
HDA NVidia at 0xf7080000 irq 272
1 [Generic ]: HDA-Intel - HD-Audio Generic
HD-Audio Generic at 0xf7900000 irq 274
2 [STX ]: AV200 - Xonar STX
Asus Virtuoso 100 at 0xc000, irq 225

### System Information ### (edited)

Running Cinnamon 18.2 x64

System: Host: ghost Kernel: 4.8.0-53-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.4.0)
Desktop: Cinnamon 3.4.4 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.3) dm: lightdm Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: PRIME X370-PRO v: Rev X.0x
Bios: American Megatrends v: 0604 date: 04/06/2017
CPU: Octa core AMD Ryzen 7 1700X Eight-Core (-HT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 54299
clock speeds: min/max: 2200/3400 MHz 1: 2200 MHz 2: 2200 MHz 3: 2200 MHz 4: 2200 MHz
5: 2200 MHz 6: 2200 MHz 7: 2200 MHz 8: 2200 MHz 9: 2200 MHz 10: 2200 MHz 11: 2200 MHz
12: 2200 MHz 13: 2200 MHz 14: 2200 MHz 15: 2200 MHz 16: 2200 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF119 [NVS 310] bus-ID: 29:00.0 chip-ID: 10de:107d
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 2560x1600@59.97hz, 2560x1600@59.97hz
GLX Renderer: NVS 310/PCIe/SSE2 GLX Version: 4.5.0 NVIDIA 375.66 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Device 1457
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 2b:00.3 chip-ID: 1022:1457
Card-2 C-Media CMI8788 [Oxygen HD Audio]
driver: snd_virtuoso port: c000 bus-ID: 28:04.0 chip-ID: 13f6:8788
Card-3 NVIDIA GF119 HDMI Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 29:00.1 chip-ID: 10de:0e08
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.8.0-53-generic
Network: Card: Intel I211 Gigabit Network Connection
driver: igb v: 5.3.0-k port: d000 bus-ID: 26:00.0 chip-ID: 8086:1539
IF: enp38s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>

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Re: Cinnamon 18.2 - soundcard no longer recognised by hardware

Post by bank » Tue Oct 10, 2017 3:53 am

this pulse audio mixer output sound selector trouble is a repeated problem and the people who did the
code refuse to post a clean step by step solution... The audio output selection is a major problem with
selecting Bluetooth head phones and also less a problem with HDMI output... YES I AGREE THE PEOPLE
who created the Pulse Audio driver interface control panel and utilities and etc never tested or repeated
what to do after trouble with output sound selection... The solution that works all the time reliable and
fool proof is required to be documented... The people responsible with Pulse Audio detection / ionitializing /
and utility testing should be contacted to explain what is going on and how to re-install altered setup changes
that create this pulse audio problems.. There are no rules or explanantion why it work and then it no longer work after what ever files are altered or what ever the pulse audio automatically reset values.. Need rules and instructions how to start over

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