[blfs-support] ALSA and No Sound

Robin rc.rattusrattus at gmail.com
Wed Dec 18 15:53:13 PST 2013


You've 2 sound devices? alsamixer hit F6 to check


On 18 December 2013 22:14, Dan McGhee <beesnees at grm.net> wrote:

> I really wish that I could get rid of my "rustiness" without appealing
> to the list.  I thought most of it was gone, but apparently it's not.
> I'd like to get some help getting my sound to work.
>
> The low-level beeps and "announcements" from the kernel and xfce4 work
> fine.  In fact, I made them louder with alsamixer.  I just finished
> installing alsa-1.0.27.2 up to and not including
> alsa-{tools,firmware}-1.0.27.2.  Thus far the only thing that
> <speaker-test> gives me is silence and messages.  Here are the messages:
>
> > speaker-test 1.0.27.2
> >
> > Playback device is default
> > Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels
> > Using 16 octaves of pink noise
> > Channels count (1) not available for playbacks: Invalid argument
> > Setting of hwparams failed: Invalid argument
>
> I tried <speaker-test -c 6 -l 1> and get the same messages, but for six
> channels.  I added myself to the audio group and receive this output
> whether I run the command as root or me.  To forestall the question, I
> have "unmuted" all the playback stuff in alsamixer, and I check it just
> before I run the test.  And here are the results of <speaker-test> from
> the Ubuntu side of my set-up:
>
> > speaker-test 1.0.27.1
> >
> > Playback device is default
> > Stream parameters are 48000Hz, S16_LE, 1 channels
> > Using 16 octaves of pink noise
> > Rate set to 48000Hz (requested 48000Hz)
> > Buffer size range from 192 to 2097152
> > Period size range from 64 to 699051
> > Using max buffer size 2097152
> > Periods = 4
> > was set period_size = 524288
> > was set buffer_size = 2097152
> >  0 - Front Left
> > Time per period = 10.952704
> >  0 - Front Left
> > Time per period = 10.946154
>
> and with that I can hear the "pink" noise, but I don't know how to "copy
> 'n paste" that.  :)
>
>
> <lspci | grep Audio> gives:
>
> > 00:01.1 Audio device: AMD/ATI [Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.] Trinity
> > HDMI Audio Controller
> > 00:14.2 Audio device: AMD [Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.] FCH Azalia
> > Controller (rev 01)
>
> and I have set the analog controller to the default.
>
> <aplay -L> gives:
>
> > null
> >     Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
> > hdmi:CARD=HDMI,DEV=0
> >     HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 0
> >     HDMI Audio Output
> > sysdefault:CARD=Generic
> >     HD-Audio Generic, 92HD91BXX Analog
> >     Default Audio Device
> > front:CARD=Generic,DEV=0
> >     HD-Audio Generic, 92HD91BXX Analog
> >     Front speakers
>
> I did not include each repeat for the other "surround" speakers. The
> wording is the same.
>
> I have found no info, other than what I have already done, to lead me in
> any other direction.
>
> The only addition and possibly relevant info is that my HP laptop, HP
> ENVY m6 Sleekbook, has "Beats Audio."  I don't know if I need to install
> or do anything other than alsa.  I want to use the minimal number of
> packages to get the functionality that I'd like.  I do know that Ubuntu
> uses pulse-audio.  Additionally, I found this "HowTo"
>
> http://www.reddit.com/r/linux/comments/17sov5/
>
> It uses "jack" to "re-pin" the speakers.  "JACK" and pulseaudio are
> listed as "optional" dependencies for alsa-plugins.  If I need one or
> both of these, I want to install them.  If they're not absolutely
> necessary, I'd like to get this configured "as is."
>
> I will be grateful for any feed back.
>
> Dan
>
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