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Posted by Vicophine 
No Sound Issue
September 11, 2009 01:45AM
Hello everyone, I am very new to this side of the OS world, but I am already loving lots of things about it.

I have used: Kubuntu, Ubuntu, Fedora, and no Elive, and so far I have had no luck with the one problem I have had.

I cannot find a way to get my sound working on any distro. For this question, however, I would like the Elive specific solution, as I intend to stay with this emosmile

I am running an MSI EX620 laptop with built in audio, realtech i believe (says it's 7.1 if that matters..). Now, all my audio works flawlessly if I plug in any outside speakers, or headphones to my laptop.

Please, I am desperately needing a fix, I will try to provide any info you guys need to help with this fix. Sorry if this is posted in the wrong area btw, please move it if it is. And also, sorry, I'm mildly new to Linux in general emosmile

Tech specs:
Intel Core 2 duo @ 2.0GHz
ATI Radeon HD 3470 Mobility.
Sound Chip?: Realtek ALC888
Card: HDA Intel
Not sure what else might be needed, but please ask away.



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/11/2009 02:04AM by Vicophine.
Re: No Sound Issue
September 11, 2009 08:11AM
Try running "alsaconf" in terminal(without quotes of course).

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Re: No Sound Issue
September 11, 2009 08:49AM
Okay, I did that and configured my HDA Intel "intel corporation 82801i (ich9 family) audio controller and my HDA Intel "ATI Tech. RV620 audio device [radeon hd 34xx series]

The legacy probe obviously wasn't it, I believe. :s

Still no sound, but this did make headway.
Re: No Sound Issue
September 11, 2009 12:15PM
just updated pretty much everything, still nothing.
Re: No Sound Issue
September 14, 2009 01:40PM
Hey Vicophine,

The Intel HDA audio issue is well documented, use the following links

[monespaceperso.org]

and

[monespaceperso.org]

I struggled with it as well till I found these links...every thing works perfectly now, well every thing except the frot mic on my laptop. The new version of alsa (1.0.21) should work without having to install hda-verb for the bass but you need to know the exact details of your device so the mixer can give you all the correct options.


If you don't get the bass (i.e. the LFE option in mixer) then install hda-verb. For some people the alsa update doesn't work without it for some reason when it comes to intel HDA sound cards. However the important thing is to make sure to find out the options settings for your card the cards refered to in the tutorials are for Acer Aspire laptops, there should be a list in the alsa documentation.
In my alsa-base.conf file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf (in case you don't know where its located) I added the following 2 lines to the end of the file

alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=acer-aspire-8930g

If you have any problems updating alsa you can also open scite and copy and paste the following code I edited from the version I found on an ubuntu forum. Save the file as "alsaupgrade.sh". Right click on the file in thunar select the permissions tab and set to allow the file to be executed as a program.
Now in Terminal, go to su mode and type in

sh ./alsaupgrade.sh -di

then follow the instructions, reboot and you should now have sound.


==============<<<<<CODE>>>>>>================

#!/bin/bash
#
# AlsaUpgrade-1.0.x-rev-1.X.sh
# Provided under the GNU General Public License version 2 or later or the GNU Free Documentation License version 1.2 or later, at your option.
# See [www.gnu.org] for the Warranty Disclaimer.

# This script upgrades ALSA on Ubuntu systems with 2.6.24-28 (non)-ubuntu kernels and is not following
# official Ubuntu/Debian Package handling rules

# This script is not compliant to Ubuntu official package handling. This script overwrites the existing files and modules.
# You won't see any changes on the revisions if you run e.g. Synaptics..
# If there are official ALSA updates supplied by Ubuntu repositories or kernel changes, these will overwrite your manual ALSA installation -
# you need to re-run this script in this case.
# You can check the Alsa revision by typing "cat /proc/asound/version" or "alsactl --version" or the utils by "aplay --version"
#
# Note: As usual I'd like to recommend that you make a backup of your drive first. I don't guarantee for anything!
#
# The script compiles all drivers by default.
#
# The official thread connected to this script you'll find at: [ubuntuforums.org]
#
# You might want to go through the script and try to understand what it is doing. It's not a must though.
#
# Changelog:
#
# Rev: 1.00 01-01-2008 Temueijn
# Rev: 1.01 09-05-2008 soundcheck Changelog: Bugfixes/A bit of cleanup
# Rev: 1.02 09-22-2008 soundcheck Changelog: A bit of cleanup/Intro of revison handling/Install drivers before libs/2.6.27 support/multiple alsa-rev support
# Rev: 1.03 10-04-2008 soundcheck Changelog: PackageUpdate AlsaLib 1.0.17a
# Rev: 1.04 10-05-2008 soundcheck Changelog: Output to logfile/different installation modes selectable/different alsa revisions stored on drive
# Rev: 1.05 10-16-2008 soundcheck Changelog: Bugfix typo "sequencer"
# Rev: 1.06 10-16-2008 soundcheck Changelog: introducing snddevices script, separate configure&make from make
# install, to avoid corrupt installations if one module compilation/installation fails
# Rev: 1.07 10-17-2008 soundcheck Changelog: Using specific kernel headers for driver compilation, taking out soundevices
# Rev: 1.08 10-17-2008 soundcheck Changelog: script cleanup and introduction of "compile only" (dry run) option, take out kernel-headers option in driver config
# Rev: 1.09 10-25-2008 soundcheck Changelog: Added libasound2-dev to the package list. It seems that alsalib won't compile properly without it.
# Rev: 1.11 10-29-2008 soundcheck Changelog: run "make install" on lib befoe compiling alsa-utils
# Rev: 1.12 11-12-2008 soundcheck Changelog: alsa-driver 1.018a changelog [www.alsa-project.org]
# Rev: 1.13-beta 11-30-2008 soundcheck Changelog: chmod of /devices; 2.6.28 kernel support, restore option, prepared for alsa-tools install
# Rev: 1.14 12-15-2008 soundcheck Changelog: introduction of latest alsa-driver snapshot-install (option -snap), introduction of help menu, clean up
# Rev: 1.15 12-16-2008 soundcheck Changelog: added asound.state workaround to get mixer-settings restored
# Rev: 1.16 01-21-2009 soundcheck Changelog: added kernel-headers compile option to alsa-driver/ support of 1.0.19
# Rev: 1.17 05-10-2009 soundcheck Changelog: Added 1.0.20 support, added 2.6.29 support

##--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
# Below package variables need to be adapted according to available package ids at [www.alsa-project.org]
# otherwise the script execution will fail!
##--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

PACKAGE=1.0.21

alsa1021 () {
DRIVER=alsa-driver-1.0.21
FIRMWARE=alsa-firmware-1.0.20
LIB=alsa-lib-1.0.21
PLUGINS=alsa-plugins-1.0.21
UTILS=alsa-utils-1.0.21
TOOLS=alsa-tools-1.0.21
OSS=alsa-oss-1.0.17
}


#------------Ususally NO Changes to be done below this line-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

# script revision
REV="1.18"

#----supported kernels-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

KERNEL1="2.6.24" # Ubuntu kernel family
KERNEL2="2.6.26" # kernel family
KERNEL3="2.6.27" # kernel family
KERNEL4="2.6.28" # kernel family
KERNEL5="2.6.29" # kernel family

#TOOLSRC =" ac3dec as10k1 envy24control hdsploader hdspconf hdspmixer \
# mixartloader pcxhrloader rmedigicontrol sb16_csp seq sscape_ctl \
# us428control usx2yloader vxloader echomixer ld10k1 qlo10k1"
#


SRCDIR=/usr/src # Sources will be stored here
ALSASRCDIR=${SRCDIR}/alsa # Packages will be stored here
NOW=`date '+%m%d%y-%H.%M'`
DATE=`date`
LOGFILE=/var/log/AlsaUpgradeRev-$REV-$NOW.log
KERNEL=`uname -r`
CURRENTPACKAGE=`cat /proc/asound/version | awk '{ print $7 }'`
ALSAPACKS=" alsa-base alsa-oss alsa-utils alsa-tools alsa-tools-gui libasound2 libasound2-dev libasound2-plugins aconnectgui "
KERNELPACKS=" `dpkg -l | awk '{print $2}' | grep -e ${KERNEL}` "



#---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

#---You need to have root permissions to run the script----

if [ "$UID" -ne 0 ]
then
echo "Must be root to run this script..."
exit 0
fi

package () {
echo -n "Choose Alsa Package (1) $PACKAGE default[1]: "
read PACK
case $PACK in
"" ) alsa1021 ;;
[1] ) alsa1021 ;;
* ) alsa1021 ;;
esac

ALSASRCDIR=${SRCDIR}/Alsa-${PACKAGE}

}


header () {
echo
echo "-------------------------------------------------------------"
echo "- ${1}"
echo "-------------------------------------------------------------"
echo

}

die () {
echo "$1"
exit 1 #error
}

greet () {
clear
echo
echo "--$DATE----Alsa-Upgrade-Script-$REV -----------------"
echo "- "
echo "- You'll be upgraded from $CURRENTPACKAGE to $PACKAGE. "
echo "- "
echo "- All script output is routed to $LOGFILE"
echo "- Run tail -f <logfile> in a seperate terminal to follow the upgrade"
echo "- "
echo "- Reboot your machine afterwards."
echo "- "
echo "- Enjoy - meet you at ubuntuforums.org or diy-audio.com"
echo "- soundcheck"
echo "---------------------------------------------------------------------------"
echo
echo "Upgrade in progress..The process can take up to 15minutes.....Be patient!"

}


bye () {
header "Installation successfully finished!"
header "Your new ALSA version will be loaded after the next reboot..."

}

prep () {

header "Working on following Alsa packages..."
echo "Driver: $DRIVER"
echo "Library: $LIB"
echo "Plugins: $PLUGINS"
echo "Utils: $UTILS"
echo "Firmware: $FIRMWARE"
echo "OSS: $OSS"
#echo "Installing tools: $TOOLS"

#install necessary Linux packages
header "Installing packages required to build ALSA..."

apt-get install -y $ALSAPACKS
apt-get install -y build-essential libsysfs-dev libncurses5-dev gettext python-all-dev xmlto libpulse-dev libspeex-dev
apt-get install -y libavcodec-dev libavformat-dev libavutil-dev libmpeg4ip-dev liba52-0.7.4-dev
apt-get install -y linux-headers-$KERNEL

}

download () {

cd $SRCDIR

header "Downloading and extracting ALSA packages..."
wget [ftp.alsa-project.org] && tar -xjf $DRIVER.tar.bz2
wget [ftp.alsa-project.org] && tar -xjf $FIRMWARE.tar.bz2
wget [ftp.alsa-project.org] && tar -xjf $LIB.tar.bz2
wget [ftp.alsa-project.org] && tar -xvf $PLUGINS.tar.bz2
wget [ftp.alsa-project.org] && tar -xjf $UTILS.tar.bz2
wget [ftp.alsa-project.org] && tar -xjf $TOOLS.tar.bz2
wget [ftp.alsa-project.org] && tar -xvf $OSS.tar.bz2

rm alsa*.tar.bz2
rm -rf $ALSASRCDIR
mkdir -p $ALSASRCDIR && mv alsa-* $ALSASRCDIR

}


compile () {

header "Prepare for compilation and installation..."

test -d $ALSASRCDIR || die "$ALSASRCDIR not found"

cd $ALSASRCDIR

test -d $DRIVER || die "$DRIVER not found"
test -d $FIRMWARE || die "$FIRMWARE not found"
test -d $LIB || die "$LIB not found"
test -d $PLUGINS || die "$PLUGINS not found"
test -d $UTILS || die "$UTILS not found"
test -d $TOOLS || die "$TOOLS not found"
test -d $OSS || die "$OSS not found"


#alsa-driver Note: Driver to be installed before library
header "Compiling drivers..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$DRIVER
make clean
./configure --with-kernel=/usr/src/linux-headers-$KERNEL --with-cards=all --with-card-options=all --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes --prefix=/usr || die "$DRIVER configure failed"
#./configure --with-cards=usb-audio,hda-intel,emu10k1,hrtimer,rtctimer,hpet --with-card-options=all --with-sequencer=yes --with-oss=yes --with-kernel=/usr/src/linux --prefix=/usr || die "$DRIVER configure failed"
make || die "$DRIVER make failed"

#alsa-lib
header "Compiling library..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$LIB
make clean
./configure --prefix=/usr || die "$LIB configure failed"
make || die "$LIB make failed"

#alsa-plugins
header "Compiling plugins..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$PLUGINS
make clean
./configure --prefix=/usr || die "$PLUGINS configure failed"
make || die "$PLUGINS make failed"

#alsa-firmware
header "Compiling firmware..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$FIRMWARE
make clean
./configure --prefix=/usr || die "$FIRMWARE configure failed"
make || die "$FIRMWARE make failed"

## utils will be compiled and installed later on, since lib needs to be installed first

#alsa-oss
header "Compiling OSS..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$OSS
make clean
./configure --prefix=/usr || die "$OSS configure failed"
make || die "$OSS make failed"


#alsa-tools if you need any of the tools you need to select and install them one by one manually - look up the respective directory within /usr/src/alsa/alsa-tools*/
#header "Compiling tools..."

#
#cd $ALSASRCDIR/$TOOLS
#for i in $TOOLSRC ; do
# cd $i
# if [ -x ./configure ]; then \
# make clean
# ./configure --prefix=/usr || die "$Tools $i configure failed"
# make || die "$Tools $i make failed"
# fi


}

installation () {

header "Installing all modules..."

header "Installing driver..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$DRIVER
make install
header "Installing library..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$LIB
make install
header "Installing plugins..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$PLUGINS
make install
header "Installing firmware..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$FIRMWARE
make install
header "Installing OSS..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$OSS
make install

#
#alsa-utils need to be compiled after lib installation!!
#

header "Compiling utils..."
cd $ALSASRCDIR/$UTILS
make clean
header "Compiling utils..."
./configure --prefix=/usr
make
header "Installing utils..."
make install

#
#alsa-tools not yet ready!!
#

#cd $ALSASRCDIR/$TOOLS
#for j in $TOOLSRC ; do
# cd $j
# header "Installing tool $i"
# make install
# fi

#
#copy modules to respective kernel!!
#


cd ${ALSASRCDIR}/${DRIVER}/

find ./ -name ''*.ko'' > /tmp/alsa_manifest

header "Copy modules to target directories..."

#This block of code works with 2.6.24-x Ubuntu standard kernels
if [ "`uname -a| grep ${KERNEL1} `" != "" ] ; then
tar -cv -T /tmp/alsa_manifest -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver/${DRIVER}.tar
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/ubuntu/sound/alsa-driver
fi

#This block of code works with 2.6.26-x kernels
if [ "`uname -a| grep ${KERNEL2} `" != "" ] ; then
tar -cv -T /tmp/alsa_manifest -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/${DRIVER}.tar
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/
fi

#This block of code works with 2.6.27 kernels
if [ "`uname -a| grep ${KERNEL3} `" != "" ] ; then
tar -cv -T /tmp/alsa_manifest -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/${DRIVER}.tar
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/
fi

#This block of code works with 2.6.28 kernels
if [ "`uname -a| grep ${KERNEL4} `" != "" ] ; then
tar -cv -T /tmp/alsa_manifest -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/${DRIVER}.tar
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/
fi

#This block of code works with 2.6.29 kernels
if [ "`uname -a| grep ${KERNEL5} `" != "" ] ; then
tar -cv -T /tmp/alsa_manifest -f /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/${DRIVER}.tar
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/sound/
fi

#Extract new modules, overwriting old ones
tar -xvf ${DRIVER}.tar
rm *.tar

depmod -a

chmod a+rw /dev/dsp /dev/mixer /dev/sequencer /dev/midi /dev/snd/*

####alsa-utils patch for asound.state to avoid patching alsa-utils, see below debian patch - ####
##[svn.debian.org]

cd /var/lib/alsa
rm asound.state
ln -s /etc/asound.state asound.state

}


restorealsa () {
for y in ${KERNELPACKS} ; do
header "Package ${y} will be reinstalled"
apt-get -y --reinstall install $y
done

for k in ${ALSAPACKS} ; do
header "Package ${k} will be reinstalled"
apt-get -y --reinstall install $k
done
depmod -a
}

downloadsnapshot () {
test -d $ALSASRCDIR || die "$ALSASRCDIR not found"
cd $ALSASRCDIR
test -d $DRIVER || die "$DRIVER not found"
mv $DRIVER $DRIVER.old
wget [ftp.kernel.org]
test -f alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz || die "Download of snapshot didn't work"
tar xvvf alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz
mv alsa-driver $DRIVER
rm alsa-driver-snapshot.tar.gz
}

usage() {
echo "
Usage: $0 [OPTION]...

Available options:
-di Download (to /usr/src), compile and install the packages
This option will compeletely upgrade your ALSA in one step
-d Download the packages only
In case you want to tweak/patch the official packages or
you'd like to install the snapshot on top of the official
packages prior to compiling and installating them
-c Compilation only
Kind of dry-run option to see if the configuration and compilation
works
-i Compilation and installation of packages
Sources must exist under /usr/src. Run script with -d or -di options first.
The option is useful to speed up your installation in case Ubuntu upgrades
have overwritten your ALSA installation. It is also useful if you want to
keep your patched version or snapshot version, when reinstalling the packages
-r Restore ALSA
Kernel and all ALSA relevant Ubuntu packages will be restored
(done by re-installation of relevant packages)
-snap Download, compile and install of latest ALSA driver-sources-snapshot
Please run script using -d option first. Recommended for troubleshooting.
(The snapshot is not an offical ALSA release or even pre-release,
it is the latest snapshot taken from the design-tree!)
-h Help - this page

Please visit [ubuntuforums.org]
to report any issues you might encounter by using this script.
"
exit 1;
}


#--- main ----

case "$1" in
-di)
header "Alsa will be downloaded and installed"
package
greet
exec 1>${LOGFILE} 2>&1
prep
download
compile
installation
bye
;;
-d)
header "Alsa will be downloaded only"
package
greet
exec 1>${LOGFILE} 2>&1
prep
download
;;
-c)
header "Alsa will be compiled"
package
greet
exec 1>${LOGFILE} 2>&1
prep
compile
;;

-i)
header "Alsa will be compiled and installed"
package
greet
exec 1>${LOGFILE} 2>&1
prep
compile
installation
bye
;;

-r)
header "Alsa will be restored. You'll get a maiden version from Ubuntu repositories"
exec 1>${LOGFILE} 2>&1
restorealsa
;;

-snap)
header "The latest Alsa-driver snapshot will be downloaded,compiled and installed"
package
greet
exec 1>${LOGFILE} 2>&1
downloadsnapshot
compile
installation
bye
;;

-h)
usage
exit 1
;;
*)
usage
exit 1
;;
esac

exit 0


##----Script End ----



Edited 3 time(s). Last edit at 09/16/2009 06:14AM by leanmoha.
No sound
August 20, 2009 11:23PM
I can't get any sound on my Lenovo 3000 N200. I have tried to install the soundcard in the control panel, but with no luck.
Re: No sound
August 21, 2009 12:24PM
Try "alsaconf" in terminal or from menu>sound>volume control>file>change device.You can add to desktop the sound gagdet too from modules and then gadgets.

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Sound on a Thinkpad
June 04, 2009 05:55AM
I own an IBM ThinkPad 600, I'm trying Elive and everything seems to be fantastic but I've got no sound. It also happened in other Linux distros and I fixed it using the cs4236 module that fits my souncard (Crystal. How can I load this module in Elive? I'm a rookie and don't know much about Linux so I need good explanations...
Sound
February 17, 2009 12:33AM
I'm having some trouble getting sound running. Sound works on the liveCD portion before harddrive installation. After harddrive install, no sound at all.

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: ATI HDMI [ATI HDMI]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel ICH6]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: ICH6 [Intel ICH6], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel ICH6 - IEC958]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/2009 12:37AM by patm93.
Re: Sound
February 17, 2009 02:54AM
Hello patm93 , check with mixer has not checked the box for your sound output.
Greetings:
Agust

Linux user # 461797
Elive user since 2006
Re: Sound
February 17, 2009 09:55AM
I've tried selecting all the choices in the mixer with no change. No matter which one I select, no sound.

I know the sound card is good, and that the OS can use it as it works on the live CD. It also worked perfectly with the ubuntu install I had on it hours previous to installing Elive.
Re: Sound
February 17, 2009 10:38AM
Hi patm93 , open console i write : alsamixer , it out?

Greetings:
Agust

Linux user # 461797
Elive user since 2006
no sound :(
June 09, 2008 11:51AM
i have an intel soundcard, i can't remember the make exactly but will fetch the information from the packard bell website upon request, i can't get sound to work at all, any help with this please? it works in other distros i have used (ubuntu, fedora, mandriva)
Re: no sound :(
July 02, 2008 09:42AM
Laptop or Desktop? And is it an HD or standard sound card? The make would be nice to know as well.
Re: no sound :(
July 19, 2008 06:56AM
its an intel hda soundcard for packard bell easynote mx45 (laptop)
adw
Re: no sound :(
October 15, 2008 04:39PM
did you check the earlier forum entry about Intel HD sound, you may find an answer...
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