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Matt Gotts
September 9th, 2011, 08:54 PM
Sorry if this has been dealt with a thousand times before, but I've got no sound from my install of Xubuntu.

I originally had 10.10 but updated to 11.04 to see if that would fix it, but no. I've seen threads saying to allow user access to the audio group - I am and still nothing. I've enabled all the various faders I can but no sound.

aplay -l gives:


**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: nForce2 [NVidia nForce2], device 0: Intel ICH [NVidia nForce2]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: nForce2 [NVidia nForce2], device 2: Intel ICH - IEC958 [NVidia nForce2 - IEC958]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: AudioPCI [Ensoniq AudioPCI], device 0: ES1371/1 [ES1371 DAC2/ADC]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: AudioPCI [Ensoniq AudioPCI], device 1: ES1371/2 [ES1371 DAC1]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

While aplay -L:


default
Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server
pulse
Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server
front:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
Front speakers
surround40:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2 - IEC958
IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
dmix:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=nForce2,DEV=2
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2 - IEC958
Direct sample mixing device
dsnoop:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=nForce2,DEV=2
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2 - IEC958
Direct sample snooping device
hw:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=nForce2,DEV=2
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2 - IEC958
Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=nForce2,DEV=0
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2
Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=nForce2,DEV=2
NVidia nForce2, NVidia nForce2 - IEC958
Hardware device with all software conversions
front:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC2/ADC
Front speakers
rear:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC1
Rear speakers
surround40:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC2/ADC
4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
iec958:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC2/ADC
IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
dmix:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC2/ADC
Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=1
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC1
Direct sample mixing device
dsnoop:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC2/ADC
Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=1
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC1
Direct sample snooping device
hw:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC2/ADC
Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=1
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC1
Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=0
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC2/ADC
Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=AudioPCI,DEV=1
Ensoniq AudioPCI, ES1371 DAC1
Hardware device with all software conversions

I should point out that although I've listed the data above, I have no idea what it all means and only knew the commands via other threads. Total noob here!

Aside from this all is OK - have had repeating boot issues but fixed those via other threads plus some support via my own thread.

Any suggestions much appreciated!

Cheers

Matt

Matt Gotts
September 15th, 2011, 08:44 PM
Bump! (hoping that someone can help!)

MrSpike16
September 16th, 2011, 01:35 AM
You have two active hardware sound devices. Since
Total noob here! I would suggest you remove one.

Turn off the on board one in BIOS or remove the PCI card from computer. Your audio may start working for you. If not check for muted outputs using a mixer.

I prefer GNOME ALSA Mixer myself. If you still have no sound then it will at least make it much easier for others to assist you (with only one sound card).

Matt Gotts
September 19th, 2011, 09:46 PM
Suddenly I was on the BBC website and a video made loads of noise! Turns out the website I had been using as a reference has a problem on Linux in Chromium with no sound!! Thanks for the help though, appreciated.

Regards

Matt