[M17xR4, Creative CA0132, Green Headphone Out, Front] No automute

Bug #1043621 reported by Gerardo Cordova on 2012-08-30
This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Originally there was no sound, I modified the file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf adding the following: "snd-hda-intel index=0 model=intel" and now I have sound (maybe that model is not the best option), but when I plug the headphones there is sound from the speakers and the headphones. I installed gnome alsa mixer but it doesn't open. thanks

using ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: alsa-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.2.0-29.46-generic 3.2.24
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-29-generic x86_64
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
ApportVersion: 2.0.1-0ubuntu12
Architecture: amd64
 **** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: CA0132 Analog [CA0132 Analog]
   Subdevices: 2/2
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
   Subdevice #1: subdevice #1
 /dev/snd/controlC0: gerardo 1836 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: gerardo 1836 F...m pulseaudio
 Error: command ['amixer', '-c', '0', 'info'] failed with exit code 1: amixer: Mixer load hw:0 error: Invalid argument
 Card hw:0 'PCH'/'HDA Intel PCH at 0xd2710000 irq 48'
   Mixer name : 'Intel PantherPoint HDMI'
   Components : 'HDA:11020011,1028057b,00100918 HDA:80862806,1028057b,00100000'
   Controls : 27
Card0.Amixer.values: Error: command ['amixer', '-c', '0'] failed with exit code 1: amixer: Mixer hw:0 load error: Invalid argument
Date: Wed Aug 29 21:42:38 2012
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120425)
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: alsa-driver
Symptom: audio
Symptom_Card: Built-in Audio - HDA Intel PCH
Symptom_Jack: Green Headphone Out, Front
Symptom_Type: No auto-mute between outputs
Symptom_amixerStderr: a m i x e r : M i x e r h w : P C H l o a d e r r o r : I n v a l i d a r g u m e n t
Title: [M17xR4, Creative CA0132, Green Headphone Out, Front] No automute
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 02/08/2012
dmi.bios.vendor: Alienware
dmi.bios.version: A02
dmi.board.name: M17xR4
dmi.board.vendor: Alienware
dmi.board.version: A02
dmi.chassis.type: 8
dmi.chassis.vendor: Alienware
dmi.chassis.version: A02
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAlienware:bvrA02:bd02/08/2012:svnAlienware:pnM17xR4:pvrA02:rvnAlienware:rnM17xR4:rvrA02:cvnAlienware:ct8:cvrA02:
dmi.product.name: M17xR4
dmi.product.version: A02
dmi.sys.vendor: Alienware
mtime.conffile..etc.modprobe.d.alsa.base.conf: 2012-08-24T17:11:29.363163

Gerardo Cordova (cordovagera) wrote :
user (captain-hair) wrote :

Hi, I'm running into the same issue, first on 13.04 now 12.10. I'm making this a dual boot with win7 and this is my nth attempt to get ubuntu working. Very similar, if not same machine. I'm not sure what the link is for, is that a replacement for the driver. If there are any commands I need to run, let me know. I know in the alsamixer it's possible to mute the speaker, but when I unplug and replug my headphones, alsamixer shows it's still muted but sound comes out of both speakers and headphones.

I've tried adding this line to alsa-base.conf
options snd-hda-intel model=auto probe_mask=1

and also following this set of instructions

Can you give me any pointers on how to fix it without muting the speakers each time?

user (captain-hair) wrote :

Ok I saved the patch file to the location /sound/pci/hda/ based on the page that I see. Do I need to recompile the kernel/alsa for it to be used? And if so, what are the commands/ switches I need to use?

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
user (captain-hair) wrote :

I followed the instructions on the page selecting the quantal-all deb and attempted to install. This was the result at the end of the process


DKMS: install completed.
Building initial module for 3.6.0-030600-generic
Error! The dkms.conf for this module includes a BUILD_EXCLUSIVE directive which
does not match this kernel/arch. This indicates that it should not be built.
dpkg: error processing oem-audio-hda-daily-dkms (--configure):
 subprocess installed post-installation script returned error exit status 9
Errors were encountered while processing:

On the page it lists that it was only built for i386, I tried to installed ia32-libs and it spits back the same message. Are there any other steps I can do to to fix this?

madbiologist (me-again) wrote :

Firmware files for the Creative CA0132 HD-audio codec were added in linux-firmware 1.107. Ubuntu 13.04 "Raring Ringtail" is using the older linux-firmware 1.106 package.

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