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Another no-sound thread... :/
« on: December 09, 2016, 02:23:55 am »
So, decided to stick it to the man and keep my older hardware going. ;P
Installed P7 on HP Mini ( that I got for a pair of boots I didn't need. :O
It's slow but the main problem is - there's no sound. HELP!
Read some posts, dug a bit but got nowhere.
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baron@hpm ~ $ aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: VT82xx [HDA VIA VT82xx], device 0: AD1984A Analog [AD1984A Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: VT82xx [HDA VIA VT82xx], device 2: AD1984A Alt Analog [AD1984A Alt Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
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baron@hpm ~ $ inxi -F
System:    Host: hpm Kernel: 4.4.0-53-generic i686 (32 bit) Desktop: N/A
           Distro: Peppermint Seven
Machine:   System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 2133 v: F.05
           Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 3030 v: KBC Version 07.17
           Bios: Hewlett-Packard v: 68VGU Ver. F.05 date: 08/20/2008
CPU:       Single core VIA C7-M (-UP-) cache: 128 KB speed: 1600 MHz (max)
Graphics:  Card: VIA CN896/VN896/P4M900 [Chrome 9 HC]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.4 drivers: openchrome (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1024x600@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on llvmpipe (LLVM 3.8, 128 bits)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0
Audio:     Card VIA VT8237A/VT8251 HDA Controller driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-53-generic
Network:   Card-1: Broadcom BCM4311 802.11a/b/g driver: b43-pci-bridge
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: 00:21:00:8c:c7:fc
           Card-2: Broadcom NetXtreme BCM5788 Gigabit Ethernet driver: tg3
           IF: enp7s3 state: down mac: 00:22:64:81:66:11
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 120.0GB (21.7% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: ST9120817AS size: 120.0GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 9.4G used: 6.0G (67%) fs: ext3 dev: /dev/sda4
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 61.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 154 Uptime: 40 min Memory: 455.7/1756.8MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.2.35
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baron@hpm ~ $ alsactl restore
alsactl: state_lock:125: file /var/lib/alsa/asound.state lock error: File exists
alsactl: load_state:1683: Cannot open /var/lib/alsa/asound.state for reading: File exists
Found hardware: "HDA-Intel" "Analog Devices AD1984A" "HDA:11d4194a,103c3030,00100400" "0x103c" "0x3030"
Hardware is initialized using a generic method
No help: options snd-hda-intel model=auto/generic



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Re: Another no-sound thread... :/
« Reply #1 on: December 09, 2016, 06:44:39 am »
Did you, by any chance, install and use Firejail for sandboxing? If so, try this:
(item 4, left column)

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Re: Another no-sound thread... :/
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2016, 10:29:51 am »
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aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
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sudo aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
result in any you hearing "Front Center" from your speakers ?

Does audio work from the headphone socket ?

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wget -O && chmod +x ./ && ./
and select "OK" then "UPLOAD/SHARE" then "YES" then "EXIT"

In the terminal you will see something like:

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Your ALSA information is located at

Please post the link back here.
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Re: Another no-sound thread... :/
« Reply #3 on: December 27, 2016, 03:06:50 pm »
And let's pretend I wasn't AFK for weeks. My life sure sucks.
- aplaying that wav gives only silence
- headphone jack gives weird crackle-hiss and when playing audio some of it can be heard quietly behind it


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Re: Another no-sound thread... :/
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2017, 12:35:40 pm »
Have you had this sound problem on any other OS, if you haven't checked yet, boot up another Live USB and tell us if the sound still doesn't work, in that case you might have an actually broken sound device.
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