[SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

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[SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jpcf_1 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:47 am

So hey! This morning I turned on my computer, and I got a kernel panic message related to my motherboard. I restart the computer,
and this time the boot resumes with no problems. But as soon as I open my browser, I hear no sound. I go to the sound settings, and I see
that there are no sound devices listed, only the dummy output device.

If I run

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$ aplay -l 
then I get

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aplay: device_list:268: no soundcards found...
I also tried

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$ sudo alsa force-reload
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: (none loaded).
Loading ALSA sound driver modules: (none to reload).
I disabled pulseaudio and enabled it back in, I reinstalled both alsa and pulseaudio, but this was no good..

I also used

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lshw
, and it does recognize my onboard audio, but it tags it as UNCLAIMED

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*-multimedia UNCLAIMED
             description: Audio device
             product: 7 Series/C210 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller
             vendor: Intel Corporation
             physical id: 1b
             bus info: pci@0000:00:1b.0
             version: 04
             width: 64 bits
             clock: 33MHz
             capabilities: bus_master cap_list
             configuration: latency=0
             resources: memory:f7f10000-f7f13fff
Please, help me. This is driving me nuts..
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Re: "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jpcf_1 » Wed Feb 04, 2015 8:21 pm

I solved it by reinstalling all the sound modules and rebooting after. The command used was

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$ sudo aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2
Hope it helps other people with my problem.

Cheers

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Re: "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jimallyn » Wed Feb 04, 2015 11:12 pm

Please mark this as solved. Click on the Edit button in your original post and add SOLVED to the subject line. Makes it easier for others looking for solutions to similar problems.
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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jpcf_1 » Sat Feb 07, 2015 2:05 pm

Done! ;)

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by ktheking » Sat Feb 07, 2015 3:01 pm

Nice findings , can you share with us what mint version you're working with ?

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jpcf_1 » Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:04 pm

It's Linux Mint 17.1 . I guess that the Kernel Panics I had were due to some Power Management options that were activated in the BIOS (another post on that subject in the "Installation & Boot" section). But those boot crashes may have caused the corruption of the sound modules. That's just a wild guess :)

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jfmojito » Wed Feb 25, 2015 9:07 pm

I got this. Can you help me. Thanks :(

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by mrarm » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:01 am

That worked for me (step with aptitude and installing alsa packages).

Before, I've tried messing with my user group privileges with no success.
Also tried to add some parameters to grub commandline, with no success.

Thanks!

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jsh123 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 1:26 pm

I have tried everything I can find still have Dummy Output and no sound.. Arrrgh..

Thoughts?

$ speaker-test

speaker-test 1.0.27.2

Playback device is default
Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels
Using 16 octaves of pink noise
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
^CALSA lib pcm_dmix.c:1022:(snd_pcm_dmix_open) unable to open slave
Playback open error: -16,Device or resource busy

$ inxi -Fz
System: Host: Mint17 Kernel: 3.13.0-61-generic x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Cinnamon 2.6.13 Distro: Linux Mint 17.2 Rafaela
Machine: System: Dell (portable) product: Dell System Inspiron N7110
Mobo: Dell model: 05VJ58 version: A00 Bios: Dell version: A12 date: 02/22/2012
CPU: Quad core Intel Core i7-2670QM CPU (-HT-MCP-) cache: 6144 KB flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx)
Clock Speeds: 1: 800.00 MHz 2: 800.00 MHz 3: 800.00 MHz 4: 800.00 MHz 5: 800.00 MHz 6: 800.00 MHz 7: 800.00 MHz 8: 800.00 MHz
Graphics: Card: Intel 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller
X.Org: 1.15.1 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1600x900@60.2hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Sandybridge Mobile GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.1.3
Audio: Card: Intel 6 Series/C200 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture ver: k3.13.0-61-generic
Network: Card-1: Realtek RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller driver: r8169
IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
Card-2: Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1030 [Rainbow Peak] driver: iwlwifi
IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives: HDD Total Size: 500.1GB (71.3% used) 1: id: /dev/sda model: WDC_WD5000BPVT size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID: / size: 453G used: 332G (78%) fs: ext4 ID: swap-1 size: 6.33GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap
RAID: No RAID devices detected - /proc/mdstat and md_mod kernel raid module present
Sensors: System Temperatures: cpu: 44.0C mobo: 44.0C
Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info: Processes: 229 Uptime: 1:42 Memory: 1229.8/7878.8MB Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 1.9.17

$ ps -C pulseaudio
PID TTY TIME CMD
2695 ? 00:03:24 pulseaudio
3649 ? 00:00:00 pulseaudio

jeff at Mint17 in /proc
$ cat mod*|grep snd
snd_hda_codec_hdmi 46368 1 - Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_hda_codec_realtek 65626 1 - Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_hda_intel 56531 5 - Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_hda_codec 193017 3 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_hwdep 13602 1 snd_hda_codec, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_pcm 102099 4 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_page_alloc 18710 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_seq_midi 13324 0 - Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_seq_midi_event 14899 1 snd_seq_midi, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_rawmidi 30144 1 snd_seq_midi, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_seq 61560 2 snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_seq_device 14497 3 snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd_timer 29482 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq, Live 0x0000000000000000
snd 69322 20 snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hwdep,snd_pcm,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_seq_device,snd_timer, Live 0x0000000000000000
soundcore 12680 1 snd, Live 0x0000000000000000

jeff at Mint17 in /proc
$ pavucontrol
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied
Failed to create secure directory (/run/user/1000/pulse): Permission denied

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jsh123 » Thu Jul 30, 2015 3:25 pm

Well must be something in my environmental set up as booting 17.2 from a usb works just fine..

Off to disable stuff.. arrrgh..

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by jsh123 » Fri Jul 31, 2015 7:28 am

Ok A little bit further.

Took it to init 1 and ran speaker-test that worked so kernel seems to be ok.

Discover that the vboxdrv was an issue remembered each new kernel need to reinstall that package.
I am running virtualbox 5.0 but I forgot to rerun the deb package for it after the kernel update. Need to do this each time.

Then discovered speech-dispatcher causes an issue so disabled that now sound works at init 2.

Off to walk through init 3-5.

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by lmlmlm » Thu Jan 28, 2016 9:59 pm

None of the suggestions works. My Linux Mint 17.3 "Rosa" crashed completely after trying to install the Epson L355 driver. So I forced reboot and then several things got crashed. I couldn't open some folders at the first tries and my sound is completely dumb. I tried everything I saw here and in other forums, but nothing works.
Tried:

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sudo apt-get remove --purge alsa-base pulseaudio

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sudo apt-get install alsa-base pulseaudioWhen I type
The following

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$ sudo aptitude --purge reinstall linux-sound-base alsa-base alsa-utils linux-image-`uname -r` linux-ubuntu-modules-`uname -r` libasound2
only brings me errors.
When I type:

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$ sudo alsa force-reload
I get:
Unloading ALSA sound driver modules: (none loaded).
Loading ALSA sound driver modules: (none to reload).
Is this Linux Distro really so buggy?
...and the Dummy Output is always there.
I never got such strange bugs in any OS.
Computer: Notebook Acer V3-772G.

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Re: [SOLVED] "Dummy Output" no sound issue

Post by lmlmlm » Thu Jan 28, 2016 10:20 pm

After long trying, the only solution which worked for me was reinstalling (actually upgrading) my Linux Kernel. I used v.4.3 on 29/01/2016:

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cd /tmp; wget http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.3.0-040300-generic_4.3.0-040300.201511020846_amd64.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-unstable/linux-headers-4.3.0-040300_4.3.0-040300.201511020846_all.deb http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/v4.3-unstable/linux-image-4.3.0-040300-generic_4.3.0-040300.201511020846_amd64.deb; sudo dpkg -i *.deb
It's because the audio drivers (Alsa drivers) were completely reset after doing this, as I understood. Thanks and hope it helps those which have an issue like me.
Keywords: nothing works, none, alternative solution, trying, reinstall, reset, kernel.

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