(solved: Xorg skylake bug) no sound on Dell XPS 15-7559

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  • #4958
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    Debian doesn’t have an asound.conf anywhere. I used mc to search the partition.

    #4960
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    Debian doesn’t have an asound.conf anywhere. I used mc to search the partition.

    You might try the following using sudo:
    Take asound.conf out of the equation
    mv /etc/asound.conf /etc/asound.conf.DISABLED

    Stop ALSA
    service alsa-utils stop

    Start ALSA without reading asound.conf
    service alsa-utils start

    As an unprivileged user
    Ensure everything in alsamixer is not muted and the sliders are set to a highish level
    Open a terminal and enter the following command
    speaker-test -c2 -twav -l3

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    No luck with that, either…

    Ok, so I did a “core 64” install and it works.

    So if I was going to build it up from core, what would my load sequence be? I tried to do it from going down a package list from my other machine, but now can’t boot except to single user,

    I was looking for a load in this sequence to build from core post here and on the old site, but didn’t find anything other than the Mate and Xfce ones that had any details of a load sequence. Its interesting that sound works on core but not my installed full. Maybe I should do a fresh install of full to see if it works initially? I would probably want IceWM anyway, but can’t run slim.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by BobC.
    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by BobC.
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    Maybe I should do a fresh install of full to see if it works initially? I would probably want IceWM anyway, but can’t run slim.

    That test of the audio should be reasonably straightforward to do without installing and while bypassing slim.

    The Basic approach is to use antiX in live mode.

    Get the antiX-17-Full ISO
    Create a bootable DVD or USB stick using the ISO
    Boot using the ISO device
    At the GRUB boot screen edit the Boot Options field to show
    quiet 3
    That avoids disabling any services and will bypass slim to produce a CLI environment.
    Log-in as demo
    Run alsamixer and ensure nothing is muted or set to a low volume level
    Close alsamixer
    Run the command
    speaker-test -c2 -twav -l3

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    It worked from the USB, so I’m reinstalling. Getting rid of slim. I’ll leave it installed but run lightdm.

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    I did a “core 64” install and it works.

    For the benefit of future searchers, please post the uname -a of the sound-is-now-working Dell XPS 15-7559 system

    So if I was going to build it up from core, what would my load sequence be?

    idunno about “sequence” on a granular level. Although I can point you to
    a list of packages not in “core”, but added for base (1 pkg only)
    a list of packages not in “core” which are added when building both base and full
    list of packages not in base nor core, but added when building “full version”
    in order to achieve an expected result, I expect you would need to also add a lot of various antiX-curated conf files
    lookit, browse around —–v
    https://github.com/antiX-Linux/Build-iso/tree/master/Template
    https://github.com/antiX-Linux/Build-iso/tree/master/Themes

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    Thanks to both. I think if I can, I’ll stay with the full version, but the core version was very light on memory use, I have to say.

    antiX-17_x64-core.iso was the iso I used for core…

    #5044
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    Sound now works and memory use down to 99.4 mb running lightdm.

    Thanks for the help all 🙂

    root@DellXPS15:/home/bobc# ps_mem.py
     Private  +   Shared  =  RAM used       Program
    
    144.0 KiB +  44.0 KiB = 188.0 KiB       ifplugd
    204.0 KiB +  45.5 KiB = 249.5 KiB       x-session-manag
    224.0 KiB +  36.0 KiB = 260.0 KiB       gpm
    280.0 KiB +  36.5 KiB = 316.5 KiB       wpa_cli
    268.0 KiB +  60.0 KiB = 328.0 KiB       init
    296.0 KiB +  44.5 KiB = 340.5 KiB       acpid
    296.0 KiB + 101.0 KiB = 397.0 KiB       cron
    360.0 KiB +  74.5 KiB = 434.5 KiB       irqbalance
    332.0 KiB + 176.5 KiB = 508.5 KiB       unclutter
    476.0 KiB +  53.5 KiB = 529.5 KiB       rpc.idmapd
    568.0 KiB +  24.5 KiB = 592.5 KiB       ssh-agent
    440.0 KiB + 162.0 KiB = 602.0 KiB       rpcbind
    480.0 KiB + 283.5 KiB = 763.5 KiB       su
    588.0 KiB + 323.5 KiB = 911.5 KiB       dconf-service
    680.0 KiB + 281.0 KiB = 961.0 KiB       dbus-launch (2)
    332.0 KiB + 644.5 KiB = 976.5 KiB       avahi-daemon (2)
    588.0 KiB + 405.5 KiB = 993.5 KiB       gconfd-2
    828.0 KiB + 273.0 KiB =   1.1 MiB       mrxvt-mini
    876.0 KiB + 245.5 KiB =   1.1 MiB       rpc.statd
      1.2 MiB + 178.5 KiB =   1.3 MiB       sshd
      1.2 MiB + 237.0 KiB =   1.4 MiB       bluetoothd
    988.0 KiB + 477.5 KiB =   1.4 MiB       icewmbg
    904.0 KiB + 574.0 KiB =   1.4 MiB       getty (6)
      1.0 MiB + 542.5 KiB =   1.6 MiB       icewmtray
      1.6 MiB +  39.5 KiB =   1.6 MiB       dhclient
    948.0 KiB + 747.5 KiB =   1.7 MiB       at-spi-bus-launcher
      1.1 MiB + 744.0 KiB =   1.8 MiB       polkitd
      1.9 MiB +  71.0 KiB =   2.0 MiB       udevd
      1.3 MiB + 753.5 KiB =   2.1 MiB       dbus-daemon (4)
      2.1 MiB +  67.0 KiB =   2.1 MiB       wpa_supplicant
      1.8 MiB + 550.5 KiB =   2.4 MiB       console-kit-daemon
      1.4 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   2.6 MiB       at-spi2-registryd (2)
      3.5 MiB +  83.0 KiB =   3.6 MiB       rsyslogd
      2.1 MiB +   1.9 MiB =   4.0 MiB       lightdm (2)
      3.4 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   4.7 MiB       bash (2)
      3.8 MiB +   1.0 MiB =   4.8 MiB       gksu
      4.2 MiB +   1.3 MiB =   5.5 MiB       icewm
      5.4 MiB +   1.2 MiB =   6.5 MiB       conky
     34.5 MiB +   1.0 MiB =  35.5 MiB       Xorg
    ---------------------------------
                             99.4 MiB
    
    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by BobC.
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    I think the sound issue was caused by me. But all the xorg that are 30-40 mb crash on resume from suspend or hibernate, its a Skylake bug. I have to run a 60 mb xorg kernel to prevent it.

    https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=98517

    #5424
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    I don’t have the authority to mark the thread solved. Its working fine on the same machine after reinstalling.

    PS: I did look at the other options, and maybe will give the .net a try, but basically, I think its nice that the antiX has so much integrated that it seems wiser just try to run things when they already exist and work. But it is neat to see that it is possible.

    • This reply was modified 3 years, 10 months ago by BobC.
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    marked solved, and moved to Hardware subforum. Asking BobC to confirm whether the revised topic title is accurate

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