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Gashog
December 4th, 2011, 09:48 PM
I'm setting up my "new" workstation and am having trouble with the audio settings.
The sound card and internal speaker work under 9.04 and with Windows but when I try anything newer then 9.04, the sound doesn't work anymore. I've tried editing some file in /etc/modprobe.something and I've tried messing with ALSA mixer. I couldn't get audio.
I have no idea what I'm doing but I thought I might save the audio settings from 9.04.
I'm sure there are may ways to fix this.
Since the sound is working now, would it be easy to just save the settings, upgrade and apply the old settings again?
I am assuming that the sound configuration is all in one file. Is that right?

Gashog
December 5th, 2011, 10:12 PM
Can anyone tell me how to save my sound settings in 9.04 and apply them in 11.10?


description: Low Profile Desktop Computer
product: HP Compaq dc7100 SFF(DX878AV)
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
serial: 2UA4480HZ3
width: 32 bits
capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp
configuration: boot=normal chassis=low-profile cpus=1 uuid=79281118-F046-D911-BBDA-795E280B0012
*-core
description: Motherboard
product: 097Ch
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 0
serial: 2UA4480HZ3
slot: REAR LINE IN
*-firmware
description: BIOS
vendor: Hewlett-Packard
physical id: 1
version: 786C1 v01.57 (09/13/2004)
size: 128KiB
capacity: 448KiB
capabilities: pci pnp upgrade shadowing cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int13floppy360 int13floppy1200 int13floppy720 int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb ls120boot zipboot biosbootspecification netboot
*-cpu
description: CPU
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vendor: Intel Corp.
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bus info: cpu@0
version: 15.3.4
serial: 0000-0F34-0000-0000-0000-0000
slot: XU1 PROCESSOR
size: 2800MHz
width: 32 bits
clock: 800MHz
capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe constant_tsc up pebs bts pni dtes64 monitor ds_cpl cid xtpr
configuration: id=0
*-cache:0
description: L1 cache
physical id: 6
slot: Internal L1 Cache
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capacity: 28KiB
capabilities: burst internal write-through data
*-cache:1
description: L2 cache
physical id: 7
slot: Cache L2
size: 1MiB
capacity: 4MiB
capabilities: burst internal write-back data
*-memory:0
description: System Memory
physical id: 33
slot: System board or motherboard
*-bank:0
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
product: M3 68L3223FTN-CCC
vendor: JEDEC ID:CE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
physical id: 0
serial: 8F7D02F5
slot: XMM1
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
*-bank:1
description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
product: M3 68L3223FTN-CCC
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physical id: 1
serial: 9A7D05F5
slot: XMM2
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
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description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
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physical id: 2
serial: 9C7C03F5
slot: XMM3
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
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description: DIMM DDR Synchronous 400 MHz (2.5 ns)
product: M3 68L3223FTN-CCC
vendor: JEDEC ID:CE 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
physical id: 3
serial: 7F7D06F5
slot: XMM4
size: 256MiB
width: 64 bits
clock: 400MHz (2.5ns)
*-memory:1 UNCLAIMED
description: Flash Memory
physical id: 34
slot: System board or motherboard
capacity: 512KiB
*-bank UNCLAIMED
description: Chip FLASH Non-volatile
physical id: 0
slot: SYSTEM ROM
size: 512KiB
width: 4 bits
*-memory:2 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 0
*-memory:3 UNCLAIMED
physical id: 2
*-pci
description: Host bridge
product: 82915G/P/GV/GL/PL/910GL Memory Controller Hub
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 100
bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0
version: 04
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
configuration: driver=agpgart-intel module=intel_agp
*-display UNCLAIMED
description: VGA compatible controller
product: 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 04
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0
*-pci:0
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
*-pci:1
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI Express Port 2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1c.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1c.1
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci pciexpress msi pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=pcieport-driver
*-network
description: Ethernet interface
product: NetXtreme BCM5751 Gigabit Ethernet PCI Express
vendor: Broadcom Corporation
physical id: 0
bus info: pci@0000:40:00.0
logical name: eth0
version: 01
serial: 00:12:79:5e:28:0b
size: 100MB/s
capacity: 1GB/s
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm vpd msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list ethernet physical tp 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd 1000bt 1000bt-fd autonegotiation
configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=tg3 driverversion=3.94 duplex=full firmware=5751-v3.29a ip=192.168.1.39 latency=0 link=yes module=tg3 multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s
*-usb:0
description: USB Controller
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #1
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:1
description: USB Controller
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #2
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:2
description: USB Controller
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #3
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:3
description: USB Controller
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB UHCI #4
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.3
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.3
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: bus_master
configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0 module=uhci_hcd
*-usb:4
description: USB Controller
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1d.7
bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0 module=ehci_hcd
*-pci:2
description: PCI bridge
product: 82801 PCI Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0
version: d3
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pci bus_master cap_list
*-multimedia
description: Multimedia audio controller
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) AC'97 Audio Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1e.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.2
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0 module=snd_intel8x0
*-isa
description: ISA bridge
product: 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface Bridge
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: isa bus_master
configuration: latency=0
*-ide:0
description: IDE interface
product: 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.1
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: ide bus_master
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
*-ide:1
description: IDE interface
product: 82801FB/FW (ICH6/ICH6W) SATA Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 1f.2
bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.2
logical name: scsi2
logical name: scsi3
version: 03
width: 32 bits
clock: 66MHz
capabilities: ide pm bus_master cap_list emulated
configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0
*-disk
description: ATA Disk
product: ST380815AS
vendor: Seagate
physical id: 0
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sda
version: 3.AA
serial: 5QZ523TB
size: 74GiB (80GB)
capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos
configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=a56fa56f
*-volume:0
description: Windows NTFS volume
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,1
logical name: /dev/sda1
version: 3.1
serial: 400baec6-e83b-6048-b552-e03d26b7a078
size: 36GiB
capacity: 36GiB
capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized
configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2011-02-22 06:49:12 filesystem=ntfs modified_by_chkdsk=true mounted_on_nt4=true resize_log_file=true state=dirty upgrade_on_mount=true
*-volume:1
description: Linux swap volume
physical id: 2
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,2
logical name: /dev/sda2
version: 1
serial: dc67422c-f94a-441a-b14e-daca24037a20
size: 2384MiB
capacity: 2384MiB
capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized
configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096
*-volume:2
description: EXT4 volume
vendor: Linux
physical id: 3
bus info: scsi@2:0.0.0,3
logical name: /dev/sda3
logical name: /
version: 1.0
serial: b52ab66b-aff1-4585-9711-ecb1ab026f7f
size: 35GiB
capacity: 35GiB
capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files huge_files dir_nlink recover extents ext4 ext2 initialized
configuration: created=2011-12-03 21:12:58 filesystem=ext4 modified=2011-12-03 21:22:44 mount.fstype=ext4 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=1,data=ordered mounted=2011-12-03 21:22:44 state=mounted
*-cdrom
description: DVD reader
product: DVD D DH16DYS
vendor: ATAPI
physical id: 1
bus info: scsi@3:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/cdrom
logical name: /dev/dvd
logical name: /dev/scd0
logical name: /dev/sr0
version: XH31
capabilities: removable audio dvd
configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc
*-scsi
physical id: 3
bus info: usb@1:7
logical name: scsi4
capabilities: emulated scsi-host
configuration: driver=usb-storage
*-disk
description: SCSI Disk
product: Photosmart Plus
vendor: HP
physical id: 0.0.0
bus info: scsi@4:0.0.0
logical name: /dev/sdb
version: 1.00
capabilities: removable
configuration: ansiversion=5
*-medium
physical id: 0
logical name: /dev/sdb
*-network DISABLED
description: Ethernet interface
physical id: 1
logical name: pan0
serial: 16:93:f5:20:05:12
capabilities: ethernet physical
configuration: broadcast=yes driver=bridge driverversion=2.3 firmware=N/A link=yes multicast=yes
ted@ted-desktop:~$

gordintoronto
December 6th, 2011, 01:47 AM
Can anyone tell me how to save my sound settings in 9.04 and apply them in 11.10?


Sorry, that's not an option. If you are not getting any sound, it is muted somewhere, or the wrong sound source is active. Does your computer have HDMI out?

Gashog
December 6th, 2011, 03:20 AM
No. It's an antique workstation. No frills at all.
I'll do a clean install tomorrow and start again. It's running 9.04 now.

Gashog
December 6th, 2011, 04:13 PM
I loaded my 11.04 live CD and the sound is gone. can anyone tell me where I should be looking, other then "sound preferences"?

Gashog
December 6th, 2011, 06:52 PM
I have Lubuntu loaded and no sound.
It must be something to do with the Intel chipset right? Why can 9.04 recognize it no problem and every release from then on, have a problem plug and playing?
I need to set it up manually but I don't know how.

Gashog
December 6th, 2011, 08:01 PM
Back to 9.04 and all is normal.
I don't get it.

Gashog
December 7th, 2011, 12:18 AM
I installed Mint 9 LXDE and low and behold, there was a slider for IEC958 P (my sound card). It was all the way down and turning it up fixed everything, of course.
What I don't understand is why my device did not appear in the ALSA Mixer in any of the other distros or releases I tried.
I think that editing the modprobe file was supposed to add this device to the list but I don't know enough and couldn't get it to work.

I guess this is semi solved but I still don't know how I would have added my onboard sound card to ALSA.