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Suddenly no sound in 18.3KDE

Post by Jantux » Mon Jul 23, 2018 9:59 am


After i build my new pc i installed my favorite distro Mint 18.3 KDE. Everything worked like a charm out of the box.

Until today? Suddenly i noticed i didn't have any sound anymore.

I did a check in the system-settings in the menu and found in the multimedia the message "the shared library not found"
Possible reasons
. An error occurred during the last KDE upgrade leaving an orphaned control module
. You have old third party modules lying around

As it worked before and suddenly stopped working i suspect it has to do something with a upgrade.

Now googled around an read a lot about this issue with the same soundcard i have Intel PCM - ALC887-VD Analog but to be honest i don't know what to do since pavucontrol also doesn't work or at least can't find the card.

I tried to install another driver from the daily build ... alsa-daily
But it doesn't work.

What i don't understand is if the system sees the card yes or no and what driver i suppose to install?
Or is there a broken In dependency or orphaned control module. If so how to fix this?

Alsamixer works and shows
Card: HDA Intel PCH
Chip: Realtek ALC887-VD

Nothing mute

Some info:

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lsmod | grep sound
soundcore              16384  1 snd

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dkms status
bbswitch, 0.8, 4.10.0-38-generic, x86_64: installed
bbswitch, 0.8, 4.13.0-45-generic, x86_64: installed
bbswitch, 0.8, 4.15.0-29-generic, x86_64: installed
ndiswrapper, 1.60, 4.15.0-29-generic, x86_64: installed
oem-audio-hda-daily-lts-xenial, 0.

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Running the server...
Trying JACK...
Trying ALSA...
shm_open() failed: No such file or directory
shm_open() failed: No such file or directory
Trying OSS...

FATAL_ERROR: No valid sound driver!

FATAL_ERROR: Server exited!  

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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Device 591f (rev 05)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Sky Lake PCIe Controller (x16) (rev 05)
00:14.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation Device a2af
00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation Device a2ba
00:17.0 SATA controller: Intel Corporation Device a282
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a294 (rev f0)
00:1c.5 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a295 (rev f0)
00:1c.6 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a296 (rev f0)
00:1c.7 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a297 (rev f0)
00:1d.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Device a298 (rev f0)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation Device a2c8
00:1f.2 Memory controller: Intel Corporation Device a2a1
00:1f.3 Audio device: Intel Corporation Device a2f0
00:1f.4 SMBus: Intel Corporation Device a2a3
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation Device 1c81 (rev a1)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation Device 0fb9 (rev a1)
03:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller (rev 15)
04:00.0 USB controller: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1142 USB 3.1 Host Controller
05:00.0 PCI bridge: ASMedia Technology Inc. ASM1083/1085 PCIe to PCI Bridge (rev 04)
07:00.0 Non-Volatile memory controller: Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Device a804
I really hope someone can point me in the right direction as you can tell i don't know what's going on

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Re: Suddenly no sound in 18.3KDE

Post by trytip » Mon Jul 23, 2018 5:14 pm

first thing to do is go to .config/pulse/ delete everything in there. then open terminal and type pulseaudio -k wait about 5 seconds for things to regenerate and try the sound

what was updated and removed?

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[SOLVED]Re: Suddenly no sound in 18.3KDE

Post by Jantux » Tue Jul 24, 2018 2:44 am

Thanks, it works.

It happened after the upgrade of ndiswrapper, ndiswrapper-dkms and ndiswraper-utils-1.9.

I noticed that after a while the sound does disappear again and i have to type in pulseaudio -k in the terminal again?

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