Asus P54G1T-M LX, Intel HDA Realtek ALC887-VD Very low sound
Changed computer mobo to Asus P54G1T-ML X and installed fresh 12.04 Kubuntu.
The sound can be barely heard with the speaker volume turned up to maximum.
It is probably issue with the Realtek ALC 887 codec, since there is miriad of problems in linux with that codec in combination with Intel and Nvidia HDA cards.
I have tried following:
- change card models in /etc/modprobe.
- install of alsa dkms drivers didn't change anything, sound is still very low
- removing pulse audio also didn't change anything except that Kmix in that case clearly states for playback device "Intel HDA Realtek ALC 887" card, while with pulse audio it states "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo", sound remains the same
- also have tried with some asound.rc configs but it didn't help either
- in alsamixer everything is unmuted and turned up
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.04
Package: alsa-base 1.0.25+
Uname: Linux 3.2.0-32-generic x86_64
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.24.
USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: damir 1606 F...m pulseaudio
/dev/snd/timer: damir 1606 f.... pulseaudio
Card hw:0 'Intel'/'HDA Intel at 0xfeaf8000 irq 43'
Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC887-VD'
Components : 'HDA:10ec0887,
Controls : 42
Simple ctrls : 22
Date: Mon Oct 15 11:55:07 2012
InstallationMedia: Kubuntu 12.04.1 LTS "Precise Pangolin" - Release amd64 (20120820.1)
Symptom_Card: Built-in Audio - HDA Intel
Symptom_Jack: Green Line Out, Rear
Symptom_Type: Volume slider, or mixer problems
Title: [System Product Name, Realtek ALC887-VD, Green Line Out, Rear] volume slider problem
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.board.name: P5G41T-M LX
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev X.0x
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer