No audio without pulseaudio in TOSHIBA SATELLITE C50D-B (Solved)

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  • #110353
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    RJP

      Curious case. No audio even all tricks is made, but after installing pulseaudio audio is working!

      Installed (and re-installed) packages:

      sudo apt-get --reinstall install libasound2 libasound2-plugins alsa-utils alsa-oss alsamixergui apulse alsa-firmware-loaders pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils pulseaudio-utils
      

      Computer info:

      $ inxi -Fxz
      System:
        Kernel: 6.1.0-9-amd64 arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 12.2.0
          Desktop: IceWM v: 3.4.0 Distro: antiX-23-runit_x64-full Grup Yorum 3
          February 2023 base: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
      Machine:
        Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: SATELLITE C50D-B v: PSCN4E-00X00YN5
          serial: <superuser required>
        Mobo: TOSHIBA model: ZBWAE v: 1.00 serial: <superuser required>
          BIOS: TOSHIBA v: 1.30 date: 06/06/2014
      Battery:
        ID-1: BAT1 charge: 26.0 Wh (99.6%) condition: 26.1/44.5 Wh (58.6%)
          volts: 17.1 min: 15.1 model: TOSHIBA PABAS0241231 status: charging
      CPU:
        Info: dual core model: AMD E1-6010 APU with AMD Radeon R2 Graphics bits: 64
          type: MCP arch: Puma rev: 1 cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 1024 KiB
        Speed (MHz): avg: 998 min/max: 1000/1350 boost: disabled cores: 1: 998
          2: 998 bogomips: 5390
        Flags: avx ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm
      Graphics:
        Device-1: AMD Mullins [Radeon R2 Graphics] vendor: Toshiba driver: radeon
          v: kernel arch: GCN-2 bus-ID: 00:01.0
        Device-2: Chicony TOSHIBA Web Camera - HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
          bus-ID: 1-1.4:4
        Display: server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 driver: X: loaded: radeon
          unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: radeonsi gpu: radeon
          resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
        API: OpenGL v: 4.5 Mesa 22.3.6 renderer: KABINI ( LLVM 15.0.6 DRM 2.50
          6.1.0-9-amd64) direct-render: Yes
      Audio:
        Device-1: AMD Kabini HDMI/DP Audio vendor: Toshiba driver: snd_hda_intel
          v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1
        Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Toshiba driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
          bus-ID: 00:14.2
        Sound API: ALSA v: k6.1.0-9-amd64 running: yes
        Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: no
      Network:
        Device-1: Realtek RTL810xE PCI Express Fast Ethernet vendor: Toshiba
          driver: r8169 v: kernel port: e000 bus-ID: 02:00.0
        IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
        Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
          vendor: Lite-On driver: ath9k v: kernel bus-ID: 03:00.0
        IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
      Drives:
        Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 8.19 GiB (3.7%)
        ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: A-Data model: SU650 size: 223.57 GiB
      Partition:
        ID-1: / size: 34.01 GiB used: 7.12 GiB (20.9%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
        ID-2: /home size: 179.44 GiB used: 1.07 GiB (0.6%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda6
      Swap:
        ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 5.19 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%)
          dev: /dev/sda5
      Sensors:
        System Temperatures: cpu: 52.6 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 52.0 C
        Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
      Info:
        Processes: 156 Uptime: 7m Memory: 6.71 GiB used: 886.3 MiB (12.9%)
        Init: runit runlevel: 2 Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: 1766 Shell: Bash
        v: 5.2.15 inxi: 3.3.25
      #########################################
      Edit: a script for diagnising devices
      
      • This topic was modified 1 year ago by RJP.
      • This topic was modified 1 year ago by RJP.
      #110538
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      RJP

        The same issue with HP 655 Notebook PC – in antiX 22 audio works with alsa, but antiX 23 requires pulseaudio. It seems to be a antiX 23 issue.

        Edit 2,7,2023

        In HP 655 volumeicon does not start if there is no speaker test before. One solution is to add the next line to $HOME/.desktop-session/startup file.

        speaker-test --channels 2 --test wav --nloops 1 && volumeicon &

        Computer info:

        
        System:
          Kernel: 5.10.142-antix.2-amd64-smp arch: x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc
            v: 12.2.0 Desktop: IceWM v: 3.4.0 Distro: antiX-23-runit_x64-full Grup
            Yorum 3 February 2023 base: Debian GNU/Linux 12 (bookworm)
        Machine:
          Type: Laptop System: Hewlett-Packard product: HP 655 Notebook PC
            v: 087F110000305B10002620110 serial: <superuser required>
          Mobo: Hewlett-Packard model: 1885 v: 66.34 serial: <superuser required>
            UEFI-[Legacy]: Insyde v: F.27 date: 09/17/2013
        Battery:
          ID-1: BAT0 charge: 66.3 Wh (93.0%) condition: 71.3/71.3 Wh (100.0%)
            volts: 10.6 min: 10.8 model: HP status: discharging
        CPU:
          Info: dual core model: AMD E2-1800 APU with Radeon HD Graphics bits: 64
            type: MCP arch: Bobcat rev: 0 cache: L1: 128 KiB L2: 1024 KiB
          Speed (MHz): avg: 1638 high: 1649 min/max: 850/1700 boost: disabled cores:
            1: 1627 2: 1649 bogomips: 6787
          Flags: ht lm nx pae sse sse2 sse3 sse4a ssse3 svm
        Graphics:
          Device-1: AMD Wrestler [Radeon HD 7340] vendor: Hewlett-Packard
            driver: radeon v: kernel arch: TeraScale-2 bus-ID: 00:01.0
          Device-2: Realtek HP Truevision HD type: USB driver: uvcvideo
            bus-ID: 1-3:2
          Display: server: X.Org v: 1.21.1.7 driver: X: loaded: radeon
            unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: r600 gpu: radeon
            resolution: 1366x768~60Hz
          API: OpenGL v: 4.5 Mesa 22.3.6 renderer: AMD PALM (DRM 2.50.0 /
            5.10.142-antix.2-amd64-smp LLVM 15.0.6) direct-render: Yes
        Audio:
          Device-1: AMD Wrestler HDMI Audio vendor: Hewlett-Packard
            driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus-ID: 00:01.1
          Device-2: AMD FCH Azalia vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: snd_hda_intel
            v: kernel bus-ID: 00:14.2
          Sound API: ALSA v: k5.10.142-antix.2-amd64-smp running: yes
          Sound Server-1: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
        Network:
          Device-1: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet
            vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: r8169 v: kernel port: 2000 bus-ID: 03:00.0
          IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
          Device-2: Ralink RT3290 Wireless 802.11n 1T/1R PCIe
            vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: rt2800pci v: 2.3.0 bus-ID: 04:00.0
          IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
        Bluetooth:
          Device-1: Ralink RT3290 Bluetooth vendor: Hewlett-Packard driver: N/A
            bus-ID: 04:00.1
        Drives:
          Local Storage: total: 223.57 GiB used: 8.01 GiB (3.6%)
          ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: A-Data model: SU630 size: 223.57 GiB
        Partition:
          ID-1: / size: 25.18 GiB used: 5.65 GiB (22.5%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda5
          ID-2: /home size: 165.41 GiB used: 2.36 GiB (1.4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda7
        Swap:
          ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 3.1 GiB used: 0 KiB (0.0%) dev: /dev/sda6
        Sensors:
          System Temperatures: cpu: 50.5 C mobo: N/A gpu: radeon temp: 52.0 C
          Fan Speeds (RPM): N/A
        Info:
          Processes: 154 Uptime: 20m Memory: 3.45 GiB used: 953 MiB (27.0%)
          Init: runit runlevel: 2 Compilers: gcc: 12.2.0 Packages: 1741 Shell: Bash
          v: 5.2.15 inxi: 3.3.25
        
        • This reply was modified 1 year ago by RJP.
        #111263
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        RJP

          The same issue with Lenovo B575e. The fix is to install the next packages and add speaker-test to the startup.

          sudo apt-get --reinstall install libasound2 libasound2-plugins alsa-utils alsa-oss alsamixergui apulse alsa-firmware-loaders pulseaudio pulseaudio-utils pulseaudio-utils

          For $HOME/.desktop-session/startup file a line.

          
          speaker-test --channels 2 --test wav --nloops 1 && volumeicon &
          #111279
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          PPC

            pulseaudio-utils pulseaudio-utils

            You repeated pulseaudio-utils.
            Volumeicon only works if a sound is played at the startup? Really? How strange! Well, I’ve seen worse in my computer life.

            Edit: probably the problem is that the pulseaudio stuff is still loading. Try adding a “sleep 5″(or even an higher number of seconds) instead of playing a sound, before volumeicon, that should work in a more silent way…

            Edit2: on antiX-23 fixing sound should be simpler (or not needed at all)- it will come with pipewire installed and enabled. As it is now, on beta2, you can install pipewire from the Package Installer and then uncomment the related entry from the session startup file, and restart (or log off/log in in antiX runit).
            I’ve created a GUI to toggle Pipewire on/off from the system startup file with a single click (so save RAM in devices that do not require pipewire to have sound correctly working).

            P.

            • This reply was modified 1 year ago by PPC.
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