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bert2011
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No sound (SOLVED)

Post by bert2011 » Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:20 pm

Installed Mint 19 Mate on a duplicate of this computer and it installed with no sound. Tried a download from a different mirror and still no sound. Downloaded Cinnamon, and XFCE, and still no sound. It installed on this computer with sound. These are identical boxes except the other one has an SSD drive. Doesn't make sense to me. Any suggestions?
My specs are:
retardo@retardo-MS-7693:~$ inxi -F
System: Host: retardo-MS-7693 Kernel: 4.15.0-23-generic x86_64 bits: 64
Desktop: MATE 1.20.1 Distro: Linux Mint 19 Tara
Machine: Device: desktop Mobo: MSI model: 970A-G46 (MS-7693) v: 2.0 serial: N/A
BIOS: American Megatrends v: V2.6 date: 10/08/2013
CPU: 8 core AMD FX-8350 Eight-Core (-MCP-) cache: 16384 KB
clock speeds: max: 4000 MHz 1: 1453 MHz 2: 1401 MHz 3: 1398 MHz
4: 1389 MHz 5: 1398 MHz 6: 1398 MHz 7: 1398 MHz 8: 1390 MHz
Graphics: Card: NVIDIA GF108 [GeForce GT 630]
Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
drivers: nvidia (unloaded: modesetting,fbdev,vesa,nouveau)
Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
OpenGL: renderer: GeForce GT 630/PCIe/SSE2
version: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 390.48
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA GF108 High Def. Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Network: Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCIE Gigabit Ethernet Controller
driver: r8169
IF: enp4s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full
mac: 44:8a:5b:2f:9c:ba
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (2.6% used)
ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST3500413AS size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 458G used: 12G (3%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID: No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 22.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 38C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 216 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 1073.2/15990.7MB
Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
retardo@retardo-MS-7693:~$
Last edited by bert2011 on Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:19 pm, edited 1 time in total.

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Re: No sound

Post by Flemur » Thu Jul 05, 2018 1:40 pm

bert2011 wrote:
Thu Jul 05, 2018 12:20 pm
Audio: Card-1 NVIDIA GF108 High Def. Audio Controller
driver: snd_hda_intel
Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-23-generic
Which one are you using (want to use)?
What does

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aplay -L 
return?

Have you checked alsamixer for muting?

Even better, pavucontrol (might have to install) likes to mute things, but it'll also sometimes "show" audio (with VU), when you can't hear it.
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

Post by bert2011 » Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:01 am

Nothing is muted, and here is the result of aplay -L

retardo@retardo-MS-7693:~$ aplay -L
default
Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server
null
Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
pulse
PulseAudio Sound Server
sysdefault:CARD=SB
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
Default Audio Device
front:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
Front speakers
surround21:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
surround40:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Digital
IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
dmix:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=SB,DEV=1
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Digital
Direct sample mixing device
dsnoop:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=SB,DEV=1
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Digital
Direct sample snooping device
hw:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=SB,DEV=1
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Digital
Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=SB,DEV=0
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Analog
Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=SB,DEV=1
HDA ATI SB, ALC892 Digital
Hardware device with all software conversions
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=0
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=1
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=2
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
HDMI Audio Output
dmix:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=NVidia,DEV=7
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=NVidia,DEV=8
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=NVidia,DEV=9
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample mixing device
dsnoop:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=NVidia,DEV=7
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=NVidia,DEV=8
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=NVidia,DEV=9
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct sample snooping device
hw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=7
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=8
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=9
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=3
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=7
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=8
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=NVidia,DEV=9
HDA NVidia, HDMI 0
Hardware device with all software conversions
retardo@retardo-MS-7693:~$

Both computers have the same motherboard, and i installed pavucontrol.

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Re: No sound

Post by MrEen » Sat Jul 07, 2018 10:51 pm

Hi bert2011. Check the Configuration tab of pavucontrol to see if both have the same settings. If that doesn't sort it, paste back the results of the following while something with sound is playing on the no-sound computer:

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pacmd list-sinks
Then copy the output and paste it back here. Enclose the results in-between [ⅽode] and [/ⅽode] code markers by selecting </> from the mini toolbar above the textbox where you type your reply.

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Re: No sound (SOLVED)

Post by bert2011 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:18 pm

Just now downloaded some updates and the sound is working, so everything is good. :D

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