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[SOLVED] Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 2:54 pm
by silfox2000
I had Creative SoundBlaster Zx which is reported that does not work with Linux Mint 18.2. I removed the card but the internal sound card also does not work - it is with ALC892 and after searching I found out that it also has problem with linux. And finally I tried to get sound with the HDMI from my video card which is Radeon RX460 and there was no sound as well. Looking for the problem in the forum showed that the sound from this card does not work with Ubuntu and Mint. Is there ANYTHING which can get ANY sound with linux???

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:02 pm
by Moem
silfox2000 wrote:Is there ANYTHING which can get ANY sound with linux???
No. You've discovered the horrible truth: none of us have any sound on our computers, at all. :roll:

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:13 pm
by silfox2000
Off course you have but what is this luck from 3 sound devices none of them to work as it is.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:14 pm
by Pjotr
@Moem: :lol:

@silfox2000: Please generate an overview of your system like this:

- Launch a terminal window (this is how to launch a terminal window);

- make the terminal window full screen, to avoid chopped lines;

- copy/paste this command into the terminal:

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inxi -Fxz
(if you type: the letter F is a capital letter)

- Press Enter.

- Copy/paste the output in your next message.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:27 pm
by silfox2000
System: Host: HomePC Kernel: 4.13.0-041300-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya

Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 67ef bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon)
Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD POLARIS11 (DRM 3.18.0 / 4.13.0-041300-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes

Audio: Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device aae0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-041300-generic

Some of the outputs in alsamixer have been muted but I unmuted them. I also tried several recommendations found in the net - installing Realtek drivers, adding lines in alsa-base.conf file, updated the kernel to 4.13... still no sound.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:40 pm
by Pjotr
The full inxi -Fxz output please.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:45 pm
by silfox2000
Sorry. I though this is the essential information. I wanted to keep it short.

System: Host: HomePC Kernel: 4.13.0-041300-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 7.2.0)
Desktop: Xfce 4.12.3 (Gtk 2.24.28) Distro: Linux Mint 18.2 Sonya
Machine: Mobo: ASUSTeK model: P8Z77-V PRO v: Rev 1.xx Bios: American Megatrends v: 2104 date: 08/13/2013
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i5-2500K (-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB
flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 26476
clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 3309 MHz 2: 3309 MHz 3: 3309 MHz 4: 3309 MHz
Graphics: Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device 67ef bus-ID: 01:00.0
Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: ati,amdgpu (unloaded: fbdev,vesa,radeon)
Resolution: 3840x2160@60.00hz
GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD POLARIS11 (DRM 3.18.0 / 4.13.0-041300-generic, LLVM 4.0.0)
GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 17.0.7 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio: Card-1 Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:1b.0
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Device aae0 driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.13.0-041300-generic
Network: Card-1: Intel 82579V Gigabit Network Connection driver: e1000e v: 3.2.6-k port: f040 bus-ID: 00:19.0
IF: eno1 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros AR5416 Wireless Network Adapter [AR5008 802.11(a)bgn]
driver: ath9k bus-ID: 06:01.0
IF: wlp6s1 state: down mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 5121.0GB (1.6% used) ID-1: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD1002FBYS size: 1000.2GB
ID-2: /dev/sdb model: KINGSTON_SH103S3 size: 120.0GB
ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD1002FBYS size: 1000.2GB
ID-4: /dev/sdd model: ST3000DM001 size: 3000.6GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 20G used: 6.9G (38%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb1
ID-2: /home size: 64G used: 44G (72%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdb5
ID-3: swap-1 size: 28.76GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/dm-0
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 29.8C mobo: 27.8C gpu: 35.0
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: 0
Info: Processes: 238 Uptime: 10:53 Memory: 3709.2/15987.8MB Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
Client: Shell (bash 4.3.481) inxi: 2.2.35

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:46 pm
by Pjotr
Did you, by any chance, perhaps install sandbox Firejail?

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:55 pm
by silfox2000
No, I'm not.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:01 pm
by dark
Does the sound work if you boot into Mint live from USB?

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:09 pm
by Pjotr
Try pavucontrol:

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sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
Then:

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pavucontrol

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:21 pm
by silfox2000
dark wrote:Does the sound work if you boot into Mint live from USB?
Nope. Just tried.
Pjotr wrote:Try pavucontrol:

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sudo apt-get install pavucontrol
Then:

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pavucontrol
pavucontrol is the default audio control in xfce and it is installed by default. It says that everything should work just fine but there is no sound at all.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 4:35 pm
by JerryF
External speakers? Check the volume, power.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sat Oct 21, 2017 5:20 pm
by silfox2000
Under Windows everything works fine. Even the monitor, which has speakers, play sound through the display port.

Re: Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Mon Nov 20, 2017 11:50 am
by silfox2000
Just bought USB sound card Behringer UCA222 and I finally got sound.

Re: [SOLVED] Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 9:53 am
by silfox2000
I've read that kernel 4.15 is a huge improvement for the AMD graphics cards. So I installed 4.15 RC2 kernel and once again tried to get sound from the graphic card - no luck. It seems that I have to wait for future improvements. I've thought to replace the video card with Nvidia one, but so far I sold my Sound Blaster Zx and bought the Behringer sound card loosing some money and sound quality. If I do the same with the video card, the price to have Linux will become no so cheap. The workaround I figured out was to buy an optical sound cable and to connect the sound bar of the TV with the Behringer sound card. It is not the best solution but much more cheaper than replacing the video card. Hopefully there will be better support for AMD graphics in the future kernels.

Re: [SOLVED] Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:03 pm
by silfox2000
A little bit like a monologue but after searching a while I found this source: https://github.com/M-Bab/linux-kernel-amdgpu-binaries in which are provided kernels with the most recent amdgpu developments. Now I have sound on the TV through the HDMI and on the monitor through the display port... and I have one extra optical sound cable :mrgreen:

Re: [SOLVED] Now I'm pissed off with the sound

Posted: Wed Dec 13, 2017 4:35 pm
by silfox2000
One last update: Since I have installed the 4.14.1 with the latest AMD patches I noted that the system become more stable regarding the hibernating. Before that it often could not resume from hibernating and/or sleeping. So far with the new kernel I hadn't faced that. And something that I've read from the news: With the final release of the 4.15 kernel there will no be need of such modifications because it will contain all this patches.