View Full Version : [ubuntu] Xonar Essence ST Not Working

May 23rd, 2011, 03:24 PM

I'm running Ubuntu 11.04 x32, and after some research I haven't succeed getting my soundcard to work.

Soundcard is detected but not sound comming from speakers.

This is what aplay -l says:

card 0: STH6 [Xonar ST+H6], device 0: Multichannel [Multichannel]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: STH6 [Xonar ST+H6], device 1: Digital [Digital]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

Anybody can help me please?

August 7th, 2011, 08:28 AM
Hello, I seem to be having the same issue as well. Same output for aplay -l as well. Has anyone gotten the Essence ST working on Lucid, alsa 1.0.21? Am really not sure I want to go through the whole alsa upgrade process.

August 9th, 2011, 03:30 PM

Update: So installing the alsa drivers from the ubuntu-audio-dev ppa seems to have fixed most issues. I would recommend that to all users having problems with this card.

August 23rd, 2011, 08:52 PM
There seems to be a driver issue with ALSA and the H6 expansion board

My Xonar Essence was working fine untili i got the H6 expansion board and now i have no sound with it connected.

Works fine in windows tho.

August 23rd, 2011, 09:14 PM
I followed the instructions in


and now i have sound back again