What are the correct options for the snd-hda-intel module in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf?
I ordered a wild dog last Oct, arrived early Nov, Order #8945.
64 bit, quad core, Ubuntu 9.10.
Card: HDA Intel
Chip: IDT 92HD73E1X5
alsa device id: STAC92xx
From many other posts I've read, it seems that the default options
options snd-hda-intel power_save=10 power_save_controller=N
don't work well. In particular I can't get sound-in to work. The mic doesn't work and line-in doesn't even show up in pavucontrol unless I change the line above to
options snd-hda-intel model=ref
and I'm not even sure what "ref" means.
What's the correct setting for the card that System76 shipped?
For the record, I've tried...
...loading module-loopback (that worked last month but not now)
...adjusting every possible setting in alsamixer
...ditto for pavucontrol
...purging pulseaudio and alsa and then re-installing
...removing pulseaudio and trying alsa alone
...and probably some other stuff I can no longer remember.
I'm disgusted with Ubuntu. I've spent hours trying to get one simple feature, that had been operational for years in my other linux boxes, working in my brand spanking new computer, and it's like 1998 all over again. It seems like ease of configuration has not improved in 12 years.
I'm this close <holds up hand as if pressing one thin dime between forefinger and thumb> to installing Vista. Sure, it's got plenty of its own problems, but at least its audio jacks work.
Please save me before I do anything drastic.