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    HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    Hello,
    I'm trying to use the headphone jack on my desktop computer, but Ubuntu doesn't let me pick it from the sound settings.

    Usually on Windows I would download VIA HD Audio drivers and it would work, but on Ubuntu it doesn't even though I installed one I found online:


    The official VIA drivers page doesn't seem to support anything above Ubuntu 12.04. (http://download.viatech.com/en/suppo...versSelect.jsp)
    Last edited by mscofield2; August 6th, 2020 at 03:03 PM. Reason: Image wouldn't show up before

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    What is that and where did you get it? If it's from 2006, there's no way it's going to work with a modern kernel if it's an actual kernel module.
    Anyway, the kernel already contains the correct module/driver ("snd-hda-intel") with code specific to VIA codecs. Proof: https://github.com/torvalds/linux/bl...da/patch_via.c

    Get more info: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/AlsaInfo

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    Huh, but it doesn't let me choose it. What's the issue here then?

    Here's the alsa information: http://alsa-project.org/db/?f=274cfd...6e3327ff5494fc

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    Code:
    !!ALSA Device nodes
    !!-----------------
    
    
    
    !!Aplay/Arecord output
    !!--------------------
    
    APLAY
    
    aplay: device_list:274: no soundcards found...
    
    ARECORD
    
    arecord: device_list:274: no soundcards found...
    
    !!Amixer output
    !!-------------
    
    !!-------Mixer controls for card PCH
    
    Invalid card number.
    Usage: amixer <options> [command]
    ^This is bad. I have a feeling whatever that via audiopack you installed has messed things up. Again, What is that and where did you get it? How did you install it? Are there any instructions to remove it?

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    Random driver download site, there's a VIA instruction manual in the .zip file:
    (from: https://www.userdrivers.com/Sound-Ca...-84-for-Linux/)

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    Did you actually make/make install that? Sorry, but I really have no idea what you did there. Also, it seems strange that you're using the original -26 kernel that came with the 20.04 ISO. Do you not update your system?
    Code:
    Kernel release:    5.4.0-26-generic

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    Auto updating everything causes my system to freeze because of nvidia's newest driver, that apperently, my system can't support. (Happens on windows too so it's probably the hardware, if you're interested in what I have, it's a gtx1060 3gb)

    I followed the manual, it provides a couple of commands to run to install it.

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    Quote Originally Posted by mscofield2 View Post
    Usually on Windows I would download...
    This is your fundamental problem.

    It's why your Nvidia driver can't handle kernel updates, and it's potentially how you've messed up your sound.

    Ubuntu already comes with the ability to download and install proprietary drivers, which will be able to handle kernel updates. Installing random things from random websites is a mistake.

    You'll need to uninstall the thing that you got from the Nvidia website so that you can use the package manager to install the Nvidia driver.

    If you did manage to install that random ancient kernel module that you got from goodness knows where you'll also need to remove that.

    Then you'll be in a reasonable position to actually configure your sound. Onboard sound often has weird quirks that need to be accounted for, but it's generally just a tweak to what you already have installed.
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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    I don't think it was a kernel update, when I said update I meant `sudo apt upgrade`.

    Any tips on how to remove installed drivers?

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    Re: HD Audio not available to be picked from sound settings

    I've tried to find where it is in `lsmod`, but I can't find it. Here's the output:

    Module Size Used by
    lkp_Ubuntu_5_4_0_26_30_generic_69 24576 1
    binfmt_misc 24576 1
    nls_iso8859_1 16384 1
    nvidia_drm 49152 5
    nvidia_modeset 1114112 15 nvidia_drm
    nvidia 20430848 831 nvidia_modeset
    intel_rapl_msr 20480 0
    intel_rapl_common 24576 1 intel_rapl_msr
    x86_pkg_temp_thermal 20480 0
    intel_powerclamp 20480 0
    coretemp 20480 0
    kvm_intel 286720 0
    input_leds 16384 0
    joydev 24576 0
    drm_kms_helper 184320 1 nvidia_drm
    ipmi_devintf 20480 0
    ipmi_msghandler 106496 2 ipmi_devintf,nvidia
    fb_sys_fops 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    syscopyarea 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    sysfillrect 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    sysimgblt 16384 1 drm_kms_helper
    mei_hdcp 24576 0
    kvm 663552 1 kvm_intel
    mei_me 40960 1
    mei 106496 3 mei_hdcp,mei_me
    eeepc_wmi 16384 0
    asus_wmi 32768 1 eeepc_wmi
    sparse_keymap 16384 1 asus_wmi
    mac_hid 16384 0
    wmi_bmof 16384 0
    intel_cstate 20480 0
    intel_rapl_perf 20480 0
    sch_fq_codel 20480 2
    parport_pc 40960 0
    ppdev 24576 0
    lp 20480 0
    drm 491520 8 drm_kms_helper,nvidia_drm
    parport 53248 3 parport_pc,lp,ppdev
    ip_tables 32768 0
    x_tables 40960 1 ip_tables
    autofs4 45056 2
    ses 20480 0
    enclosure 16384 1 ses
    scsi_transport_sas 36864 1 ses
    hid_generic 16384 0
    crct10dif_pclmul 16384 1
    crc32_pclmul 16384 0
    uas 28672 0
    usbhid 57344 0
    ghash_clmulni_intel 16384 0
    cryptd 24576 1 ghash_clmulni_intel
    hid 131072 2 usbhid,hid_generic
    usb_storage 77824 3 uas
    i2c_i801 32768 0
    lpc_ich 24576 0
    pata_acpi 16384 0
    r8169 90112 0
    realtek 24576 1
    wmi 32768 2 asus_wmi,wmi_bmof
    video 49152 1 asus_wmi

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