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no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 am

hai, i am new to linux and i have installed linux mint 18.3 os on my laptop. problem is that there is sound from speakers. initially there was sound for some time which disappered later on. headphones seems to work fine. i have tired installing pavu control, viewed alsamixer, since few people seemed to have same problem. but none seems to work.
i have a kernal version 4.13.0-41 (if that provides any help). if i play an audio or video sound bar in pavu control show those sounds but no sound comes out of speaker. i have tried different configurations in it as well, only to have same results.
i am attaching few screenshots if it provides any information

hoping to get a solution soon,
thank you
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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by Flemur » Wed May 16, 2018 3:38 pm

govind_rm wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 7:59 am
if i play an audio or video sound bar in pavu control show those sounds but no sound comes out of speaker.
Try muting and un-muting on pavucontrol - it's the speaker icon.

When I was using pulseaudio, I'd mute the audio(amixer sset Master,0 toggle $ mute) but it wouldn't un-mute unless I did it through pavucontrol, although that 'toggle' method would work with just ALSA.
Please edit your original post title to include [SOLVED] if/when it is solved!
Your data and OS are backed up....right?
Mint 18.3 Xfce/fluxbox/pulse-less
Xubuntu 17.10/fluxbox/pulse-less

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Wed May 16, 2018 9:59 pm

i tried muting and unmuting through pavu control but sadly it doesnt work. it is same as usual, sound works for few minutes when i turn on then disappears. Any other suggestions?

thank you for your reply

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Wed May 16, 2018 10:32 pm

Hi govind_rm, and welcome to the forum.

Try deleting everything in ~/.config/pulse/ then reboot and test your sound.

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Wed May 16, 2018 11:08 pm

tired it, but the problem is still there. In pavu control sound bar is working but its written silent. Any other ideas?

thank you for your suggestion
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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Fri May 18, 2018 1:53 pm

Hi govind_rm. I know this will sound silly, but have you checked if there's a knob on one of your speakers and made sure it is turned on? That knob (if you have one) does not affect the volume controls on the OS, so it could look like it's playing, but you hear nothing.

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Fri May 18, 2018 2:16 pm

MrEen, thank you for suggestion ,but there is no knob

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Fri May 18, 2018 2:28 pm

All right, try this. In the terminal, type: sudo alsa force-reload and see if that gets sound working.

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Fri May 18, 2018 2:36 pm

no use :(

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Fri May 18, 2018 2:45 pm

Okay, next lets get some info. Paste back the info returned from the following 4 commands:

sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/*
pacmd list-cards
pacmd list-sinks
pacmd list-sink-inputs

When pasting back the info, please use the Code tags (</>) that you'll find at the top of the window you type in.

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Fri May 18, 2018 3:02 pm

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govind@Eliane ~ $ sudo fuser -v /dev/snd/*
[sudo] password for govind: 
                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/snd/controlC0:  govind     1877 F.... pulseaudio
govind@Eliane ~ $ pacmd list-cards
1 card(s) available.
    index: 0
	name: <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	owner module: 6
	properties:
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel MID"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel MID at 0x98400000 irq 28"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1b.0"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "3b56"
		device.product.name = "5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "0"
		device.description = "Built-in Audio"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	profiles:
		input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Input (priority 60, available: unknown)
		output:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Output (priority 6000, available: unknown)
		output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Analog Stereo Duplex (priority 6060, available: unknown)
		output:hdmi-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output (priority 5400, available: unknown)
		output:hdmi-stereo+input:analog-stereo: Digital Stereo (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 5460, available: unknown)
		output:hdmi-surround: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 300, available: unknown)
		output:hdmi-surround+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 5.1 (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 360, available: unknown)
		output:hdmi-surround71: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output (priority 300, available: unknown)
		output:hdmi-surround71+input:analog-stereo: Digital Surround 7.1 (HDMI) Output + Analog Stereo Input (priority 360, available: unknown)
		off: Off (priority 0, available: unknown)
	active profile: <output:analog-stereo+input:analog-stereo>
	sinks:
		alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo/#0: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
	sources:
		alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo.monitor/#0: Monitor of Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
		alsa_input.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo/#1: Built-in Audio Analog Stereo
	ports:
		analog-input-internal-mic: Internal Microphone (priority 8900, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
		analog-input-mic: Microphone (priority 8700, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-input-microphone"
		analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
		analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9000, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
		hdmi-output-0: HDMI / DisplayPort (priority 5900, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "video-display"
govind@Eliane ~ $ pacmd list-sinks
1 sink(s) available.
  * index: 0
	name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
	state: SUSPENDED
	suspend cause: IDLE 
	priority: 9959
	volume: front-left: 31591 /  48% / -19.01 dB,   front-right: 31591 /  48% / -19.01 dB
	        balance 0.00
	base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	volume steps: 65537
	muted: no
	current latency: 0.00 ms
	max request: 0 KiB
	max rewind: 0 KiB
	monitor source: 0
	sample spec: s16le 2ch 44100Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stereo
	used by: 0
	linked by: 0
	configured latency: 0.00 ms; range is 0.50 .. 371.52 ms
	card: 0 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0>
	module: 6
	properties:
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.name = "CX20585 Analog"
		alsa.id = "CX20585 Analog"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel MID"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel MID at 0x98400000 irq 28"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1b.0"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "3b56"
		device.product.name = "5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "front:0"
		device.buffering.buffer_size = "65536"
		device.buffering.fragment_size = "32768"
		device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
		device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
		alsa.mixer_name = "Conexant CX20585"
		alsa.components = "HDA:14f15069,17aac00b,00100302 HDA:80862804,80860101,00100000"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	ports:
		analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
		analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9000, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
	active port: <analog-output-speaker>
govind@Eliane ~ $ pacmd list-sink-inputs
0 sink input(s) available.
govind@Eliane ~ $

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Fri May 18, 2018 3:21 pm

I'm taking a bit of a guess here, but let's try this (it's easy to revert if necessary.)

Type gksudo xed /etc/pulse/default.pa (substitute xed with your preferred text editor.)

About 3/4 of the way down, find this section:

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### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
load-module module-suspend-on-idle
Comment out the second line so it looks like this:

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### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
#load-module module-suspend-on-idle
Save the file, then back in the terminal type killall pulseaudio followed by pulseaudio --start

Good luck.

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Fri May 18, 2018 3:43 pm

pardon my ignorance, but
gksudo xed /etc/pluse/default.pa
is this code supposed to bring a list of commands, right? because when i executed this command the following popped up(please see the attachment) . but there was nothing to edit. Am i missing something??
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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Fri May 18, 2018 3:48 pm

Hmm. That was supposed to bring up a file, that should NOT be empty.

To test if it's really empty, type this: cat /etc/pulse/default.pa That should immediately fill the terminal window with a few pages of text. Did it?

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Fri May 18, 2018 3:55 pm

it did fill. am pasting it under, in case needed.

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govind@Eliane ~ $ cat /etc/pulse/default.pa
#!/usr/bin/pulseaudio -nF
#
# This file is part of PulseAudio.
#
# PulseAudio is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it
# under the terms of the GNU Lesser General Public License as published by
# the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or
# (at your option) any later version.
#
# PulseAudio is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but
# WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
# MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU
# General Public License for more details.
#
# You should have received a copy of the GNU Lesser General Public License
# along with PulseAudio; if not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.

# This startup script is used only if PulseAudio is started per-user
# (i.e. not in system mode)

.nofail

### Load something into the sample cache
#load-sample-lazy x11-bell /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/bell.oga
#load-sample-lazy pulse-hotplug /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-added.oga
#load-sample-lazy pulse-coldplug /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/device-added.oga
#load-sample-lazy pulse-access /usr/share/sounds/freedesktop/stereo/message.oga

.fail

### Automatically restore the volume of streams and devices
load-module module-device-restore
load-module module-stream-restore
load-module module-card-restore

### Automatically augment property information from .desktop files
### stored in /usr/share/application
load-module module-augment-properties

### Should be after module-*-restore but before module-*-detect
load-module module-switch-on-port-available

### Load audio drivers statically
### (it's probably better to not load these drivers manually, but instead
### use module-udev-detect -- see below -- for doing this automatically)
#load-module module-alsa-sink
#load-module module-alsa-source device=hw:1,0
#load-module module-oss device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-oss-mmap device="/dev/dsp" sink_name=output source_name=input
#load-module module-null-sink
#load-module module-pipe-sink

### Automatically load driver modules depending on the hardware available
.ifexists module-udev-detect.so
load-module module-udev-detect
.else
### Use the static hardware detection module (for systems that lack udev support)
load-module module-detect
.endif

### Automatically connect sink and source if JACK server is present
.ifexists module-jackdbus-detect.so
.nofail
load-module module-jackdbus-detect channels=2
.fail
.endif

### Automatically load driver modules for Bluetooth hardware
.ifexists module-bluetooth-policy.so
load-module module-bluetooth-policy
.endif

.ifexists module-bluetooth-discover.so
load-module module-bluetooth-discover
.endif

### Load several protocols
.ifexists module-esound-protocol-unix.so
load-module module-esound-protocol-unix
.endif
load-module module-native-protocol-unix

### Network access (may be configured with paprefs, so leave this commented
### here if you plan to use paprefs)
#load-module module-esound-protocol-tcp
#load-module module-native-protocol-tcp
#load-module module-zeroconf-publish

### Load the RTP receiver module (also configured via paprefs, see above)
#load-module module-rtp-recv

### Load the RTP sender module (also configured via paprefs, see above)
#load-module module-null-sink sink_name=rtp format=s16be channels=2 rate=44100 sink_properties="device.description='RTP Multicast Sink'"
#load-module module-rtp-send source=rtp.monitor

### Load additional modules from GConf settings. This can be configured with the paprefs tool.
### Please keep in mind that the modules configured by paprefs might conflict with manually
### loaded modules.
.ifexists module-gconf.so
.nofail
load-module module-gconf
.fail
.endif

### Automatically restore the default sink/source when changed by the user
### during runtime
### NOTE: This should be loaded as early as possible so that subsequent modules
### that look up the default sink/source get the right value
load-module module-default-device-restore

### Automatically move streams to the default sink if the sink they are
### connected to dies, similar for sources
load-module module-rescue-streams

### Make sure we always have a sink around, even if it is a null sink.
load-module module-always-sink

### Honour intended role device property
load-module module-intended-roles

### Automatically suspend sinks/sources that become idle for too long
load-module module-suspend-on-idle

### If autoexit on idle is enabled we want to make sure we only quit
### when no local session needs us anymore.
.ifexists module-console-kit.so
load-module module-console-kit
.endif
.ifexists module-systemd-login.so
load-module module-systemd-login
.endif

### Enable positioned event sounds
load-module module-position-event-sounds

### Cork music/video streams when a phone stream is active
#load-module module-role-cork

### Modules to allow autoloading of filters (such as echo cancellation)
### on demand. module-filter-heuristics tries to determine what filters
### make sense, and module-filter-apply does the heavy-lifting of
### loading modules and rerouting streams.
load-module module-filter-heuristics
load-module module-filter-apply

# X11 modules should not be started from default.pa so that one daemon
# can be shared by multiple sessions.

### Load X11 bell module
#load-module module-x11-bell sample=x11-bell

### Register ourselves in the X11 session manager
#load-module module-x11-xsmp

### Publish connection data in the X11 root window
#.ifexists module-x11-publish.so
#.nofail
#load-module module-x11-publish
#.fail
#.endif

### Make some devices default
#set-default-sink output
#set-default-source input
govind@Eliane ~ $

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by deepakdeshp » Fri May 18, 2018 3:59 pm

govind_rm wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 3:43 pm
pardon my ignorance, but
gksudo xed /etc/pluse/default.pa
is this code supposed to bring a list of commands, right? because when i executed this command the following popped up(please see the attachment) . but there was nothing to edit. Am i missing something??
The spelling is pulse and not pluse as done by you. Better to copy paste
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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Fri May 18, 2018 4:03 pm

I don't know why the gksudo didn't work correctly. Let's try it this way. In your File Manager, browse to /etc/pulse then right click an empty space in the window and see if Open as Root is an option. If so, choose that, then right click on default.pa and choose Open with Text Editor. Now you should be able to change the file as I posted earlier.

Edit: Good catch deepakdeshp!!

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Fri May 18, 2018 4:09 pm

thanks Mr deepakdeshp for pointing it out.

MrEen, i have done as you suggested edited the file posted earlier. unfortunately still there is no change.

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by MrEen » Fri May 18, 2018 4:14 pm

What does pacmd list-sinks return now?

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Re: no sound from speakers in linux 18.3 fresh install

Post by govind_rm » Fri May 18, 2018 4:19 pm

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govind@Elaine ~ $ pacmd list-sinks
1 sink(s) available.
  * index: 0
	name: <alsa_output.pci-0000_00_1b.0.analog-stereo>
	driver: <module-alsa-card.c>
	flags: HARDWARE HW_MUTE_CTRL HW_VOLUME_CTRL DECIBEL_VOLUME LATENCY DYNAMIC_LATENCY
	state: IDLE
	suspend cause: 
	priority: 9959
	volume: front-left: 31591 /  48% / -19.01 dB,   front-right: 31591 /  48% / -19.01 dB
	        balance 0.00
	base volume: 65536 / 100% / 0.00 dB
	volume steps: 65537
	muted: no
	current latency: 341.03 ms
	max request: 64 KiB
	max rewind: 64 KiB
	monitor source: 0
	sample spec: s16le 2ch 48000Hz
	channel map: front-left,front-right
	             Stereo
	used by: 0
	linked by: 0
	configured latency: 341.33 ms; range is 0.50 .. 341.33 ms
	card: 0 <alsa_card.pci-0000_00_1b.0>
	module: 6
	properties:
		alsa.resolution_bits = "16"
		device.api = "alsa"
		device.class = "sound"
		alsa.class = "generic"
		alsa.subclass = "generic-mix"
		alsa.name = "CX20585 Analog"
		alsa.id = "CX20585 Analog"
		alsa.subdevice = "0"
		alsa.subdevice_name = "subdevice #0"
		alsa.device = "0"
		alsa.card = "0"
		alsa.card_name = "HDA Intel MID"
		alsa.long_card_name = "HDA Intel MID at 0x98400000 irq 28"
		alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
		device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1b.0"
		sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0"
		device.bus = "pci"
		device.vendor.id = "8086"
		device.vendor.name = "Intel Corporation"
		device.product.id = "3b56"
		device.product.name = "5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio"
		device.form_factor = "internal"
		device.string = "front:0"
		device.buffering.buffer_size = "65536"
		device.buffering.fragment_size = "32768"
		device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
		device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
		device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
		device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
		alsa.mixer_name = "Conexant CX20585"
		alsa.components = "HDA:14f15069,17aac00b,00100302 HDA:80862804,80860101,00100000"
		module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
		device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
	ports:
		analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
		analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9000, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
			properties:
				device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
	active port: <analog-output-speaker>
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