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  • #110127
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    andfree

      Hi. It’s two or three days that there’s no sound at all. No idea how it happened. I don’t think that a muted thing causes this (see the attachment).

      System:
        Kernel: 5.10.142-antix.2-486-smp arch: i686 bits: 32 compiler: gcc v: 10.2.1
          Desktop: IceWM v: 3.4.0 Distro: antiX-21_386-base Grup Yorum 31 October 2021
          base: Debian GNU/Linux 11 (bullseye)
      Machine:
        Type: Laptop System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite 2450 v: PS245E-03TE0-GK
          serial: <superuser required>
        Mobo: TOSHIBA model: Portable PC v: Version A0
          serial: <superuser required> BIOS: TOSHIBA v: Version 1.30 date: 03/20/2003
      CPU:
        Info: single core model: Intel Pentium 4 bits: 32 arch: Netburst Northwood
          rev: 7 cache: 512 KiB note: check
        Speed (MHz): 2793 min/max: N/A core: 1: 2793 bogomips: 5585
        Flags: ht pae sse sse2
      Graphics:
        Device-1: NVIDIA NV17M [GeForce4 420 Go] vendor: Toshiba driver: nouveau
          v: kernel arch: Kelvin bus-ID: 01:00.0
        Display: server: X.Org v: 1.20.11 driver: X: loaded: nouveau
          unloaded: fbdev,modesetting,vesa dri: nouveau_vieux gpu: nouveau
          resolution: 1024x768~60Hz
        API: OpenGL v: 1.2 Mesa 20.3.5 renderer: Mesa DRI nv17 x86/MMX/SSE2
          direct-render: Yes
      Audio:
        Device-1: Intel 82801DB/DBL/DBM AC97 Audio vendor: Toshiba
          driver: snd_intel8x0 v: kernel bus-ID: 00:1f.5
        Sound API: ALSA v: k5.10.142-antix.2-486-smp running: yes
      Network:
        Device-1: Realtek RTL-8100/8101L/8139 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
          vendor: Toshiba driver: 8139too v: 0.9.28 port: ce00 bus-ID: 02:09.0
        IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>
        Device-2: Qualcomm Atheros TP-Link TL-WN821N v2 / TL-WN822N v1 802.11n
          [Atheros AR9170] type: USB driver: carl9170 bus-ID: 1-3:2
        IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
      Drives:
        Local Storage: total: 93.16 GiB used: 35.69 GiB (38.3%)
        ID-1: /dev/sda vendor: Toshiba model: MK1032GAX size: 93.16 GiB
      Partition:
        ID-1: / size: 89.65 GiB used: 35.68 GiB (39.8%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
      Swap:
        ID-1: swap-1 type: partition size: 1.5 GiB used: 13.9 MiB (0.9%)
          dev: /dev/sda2
      Sensors:
        Src: lm-sensors+/sys Message: No sensor data found using /sys/class/hwmon
          or lm-sensors.
      Info:
        Processes: 115 Uptime: 1h 28m Memory: 998 MiB used: 698.1 MiB (69.9%)
        Init: runit runlevel: 2 Compilers: gcc: 10.2.1 Packages: 1481 Shell: Bash
        v: 5.1.4 inxi: 3.3.25
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      #110150
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      fatmac

        I would expect ‘master’ to be higher, & probably ‘PCM’ too – are you certain there is ‘no’ sound at all(?).

        (Another possible is that headphones may have been left plugged in.)

        • This reply was modified 11 months ago by fatmac.

        Linux (& BSD) since 1999
        Ultra Small Form Factor & thin client computers

        #110153
        Member
        PPC

          If there’s no sound at all, I would bet that the audio is connected to the headphone jack that is set to “0” or to the mutted line in… Just in case there is audio but it’s very low, scroll to the right and enable some amplification- that works wonders on my crappy netbook…
          Test – try playing an audio file, with headphones plugged in, do you hear anything then?

          P.

          • This reply was modified 11 months ago by PPC.
          • This reply was modified 11 months ago by PPC.
          #110219
          Member
          andfree

            Thanks for the replies. I hear nothing, with or without headphones plugged in. I unmuted “Line” & increased “Master M” & “PCM”, but nothing helped. I can’t increase the 2nd “Headphone”.

            #110223
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            linuxdaddy

              Hello andfree,

              Are there any error messages related to the sound at all? I.E from dmesg, etc?
              And did any update/upgrade change things to make this occur?

              #110228
              Member
              andfree

                Hi & thanks for the reply. I’m not sure where I could see such error messages. I ran a “sudo dmesg”, but I don’t think I see something relevant. I think it’s some days that there weren’t any upgrades, but I don’t know if any update change caused the issue.

                #110229
                Member
                linuxdaddy

                  was a thought some update changed things. was this a new install. didn’t work
                  or was working?

                  #110230
                  Member
                  linuxdaddy

                    I’m trying to figure what happened.

                    #110231
                    Member
                    linuxdaddy

                      There are various log messages, you have to research and look into as well on these things as well.

                      #110236
                      Member
                      andfree

                        was a thought some update changed things. was this a new install. didn’t work
                        or was working?

                        Sorry, I’m not sure I understand.
                        Is there any way to find the recent update changes and undo them?

                        #110237
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                        caprea

                          Does the output give a hint ?
                          aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav

                          #110241
                          Member
                          andfree
                            $ aplay /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
                            Playing WAVE '/usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav' : Signed 16 bit Little Endian, Rate 48000 Hz, Mono
                            #110247
                            Member
                            PPC

                              the output you got is the regular one, but you should hear the audio.
                              Try booting a live distro and check for sound. If no audio- it’s probably an hardware problem and you should buy a cheap external usb soundboard.
                              If you have audio in a live distro, then it’s a problem with your install- you should backup and reinstall… Probably that will be the fastest way to solve the problem.

                              P.

                              #110255
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                              caprea

                                Like PPC said the output says there is sound, but obviously you do not hear it. This is mostly due to a wrong setting in alsamixer.If you use the right arrow key on the alsamixer screen there might some more bars for sound appear.

                                #110349
                                Member
                                andfree

                                  Try booting a live distro and check for sound.

                                  I have already tried it and there is sound. Would there be any point if I updated the live-usb system & tried again? Would there be any chance to find out if update changes caused the issue or it would be just waste of time?

                                  If you use the right arrow key on the alsamixer screen there might some more bars for sound appear.

                                  I unmuted & increased everything I could, but it didn’t help.

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