View Full Version : [ubuntu] Soundcard installation issue. ALC861VD

October 1st, 2008, 10:05 PM
So, I've got this motherboard; Biostar P4M900-M4 (http://www.biostar.com.tw/app/en-us/mb/content.php?S_ID=283)
And Ati HD3850 256MB as Graphics card.

Soundcard is integrated Realtek ALC861VD 6-Channel HD Audio and I just cant seem get it work properly even though I've tried a few ways to do it..
Now I've got fresh install with just updates installed and no modifications to settings more than maxing volume up.

Mic seems to go around to the speakers but none of the flash apps give any sound from FireFox to my speakers..

I've tried no music / movie players yet since I can't decide which to install...

Main purpose for the current installation would be to get games to work; Main target is Steam and CS:S with sounds and mic.

sudo lshw -class sound

description: Audio device
product: Radeon HD 3870 Audio device
vendor: ATI Technologies Inc
physical id: 0.1
bus info: pci@0000:02:00.1
version: 00
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm pciexpress msi bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 module=snd_hda_intel
description: Audio device
product: VIA High Definition Audio Controller
vendor: VIA Technologies, Inc.
physical id: 1
bus info: pci@0000:80:01.0
version: 10
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: pm msi pciexpress bus_master cap_list
configuration: driver=HDA Intel latency=0 module=snd_hda_intel

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec\#*

Codec: Generic 1002 ATI R6xx HDMI
Address: 0
Vendor Id: 0x1002aa01
Subsystem Id: 0xaa0100
Revision Id: 0x100000
No Modem Function Group found
Default PCM:
rates [0x40]: 48000
bits [0x2]: 16
formats [0x1]: PCM
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: N/A
GPIO: io=0, o=0, i=0, unsolicited=0, wake=0
Node 0x02 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x201: Stereo Digital
Converter: stream=0, channel=0
Digital category: 0x0
Node 0x03 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400381: Stereo Digital
Pincap 0x0894: OUT Detect R/L
Pin Default 0x18560010: [Jack] Digital Out at Int HDMI
Conn = Digital, Color = Unknown
DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x0
Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
Connection: 1

lsmod | grep snd

snd_hda_intel 344728 3
snd_pcm_oss 42144 0
snd_mixer_oss 17920 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 78596 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
snd_seq_dummy 4868 0
snd_seq_oss 35584 0
snd_seq_midi 9376 0
snd_rawmidi 25760 1 snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 8320 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 54224 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_mid i_event
snd_timer 24836 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 9612 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi ,snd_seq
snd 56996 17 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,sn d_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_ seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 8800 1 snd

ls /proc/asound/

card0 card1 cards devices HDMI hwdep modules oss pcm seq timers version VT82xx

less /proc/asound/cards

HDA ATI HDMI at 0xfdefc000 irq 22
1 [VT82xx ]: HDA-Intel - HDA VIA VT82xx
HDA VIA VT82xx at 0xbfffc000 irq 23

less /proc/asound/devices

0: [ 0] : control
1: : sequencer
4: [ 0- 0]: hardware dependent
19: [ 0- 3]: digital audio playback
32: [ 1] : control
33: : timer
36: [ 1- 0]: hardware dependent
48: [ 1- 0]: digital audio playback
49: [ 1- 1]: digital audio playback
56: [ 1- 0]: digital audio capture

October 1st, 2008, 10:32 PM
sudo apt-get install libflashsupport
asoundconf list

Use asoundconf set-default-card cardname to set the default card to your onboard audio and not the HDMI (it looks like it might have the HDMI as default[/code]

Also, make sure your alsa-base is configured correctly: http://ubuntuforums.org/showpost.php?p=5131958&postcount=2

October 2nd, 2008, 02:46 PM
Thanks, so far it's been working now with MP3 files via Rhythmbox and installed codecs as well as flash app sounds.
Going to download and install Warsow to see if game sounds are working :)