[Asus P6X58-E PRO, Realtek ALC889, Green Line Out, Rear] Background noise or low volume

Bug #1127815 reported by Ekangas81 on 2013-02-17
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Fedora)
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
alsa-driver (openSUSE)

Bug Description

This occurs on the Ubuntu with wubi installer. I have installed previous versions of linux on the same hardware which didn't have this issue. Windows 7 doesn't have this issue.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 12.10
Package: alsa-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu3
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.5.0-23.35-generic
Uname: Linux 3.5.0-23-generic x86_64
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia
ApportVersion: 2.6.1-0ubuntu10
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC2: eric 2248 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: eric 2248 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: eric 2248 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: eric 2248 F...m pulseaudio
Date: Sun Feb 17 00:36:10 2013
MarkForUpload: True
PackageArchitecture: all
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: alsa-driver
Symptom: audio
Symptom_AlsaPlaybackTest: ALSA playback test through plughw:Intel successful
Symptom_Card: Built-in Audio - HDA Intel
Symptom_Jack: Green Line Out, Rear
Symptom_PulsePlaybackTest: PulseAudio playback test successful
Symptom_Type: High background noise, or volume is too low
Title: [System Product Name, Realtek ALC889, Green Line Out, Rear] Background noise or low volume
UpgradeStatus: No upgrade log present (probably fresh install)
dmi.bios.date: 07/28/2011
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends Inc.
dmi.bios.version: 0504
dmi.board.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.board.name: P6X58-E PRO
dmi.board.vendor: ASUSTeK Computer INC.
dmi.board.version: Rev 1.xx
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset-1234567890
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: Chassis Manufacture
dmi.chassis.version: Chassis Version
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInc.:bvr0504:bd07/28/2011:svnSystemmanufacturer:pnSystemProductName:pvrSystemVersion:rvnASUSTeKComputerINC.:rnP6X58-EPRO:rvrRev1.xx:cvnChassisManufacture:ct3:cvrChassisVersion:
dmi.product.name: System Product Name
dmi.product.version: System Version
dmi.sys.vendor: System manufacturer

Ekangas81 (ekangas81) wrote :
summary: - [System Product Name, Realtek ALC889, Green Line Out, Rear] Background
+ [Asus P6X58-E PRO, Realtek ALC889, Green Line Out, Rear] Background
noise or low volume
Ekangas81 (ekangas81) wrote :

Lots of background noise whenever turning up the volume.

I tried this on Ubuntu 13.04 also, no luck.
I got this same problem after trying out multiple distros on the same PC. I don't get this problem in Windows 7 Ultimate at all.

I followed this article to uninstall PulseAudio
still no help.

I verified that my Maaster and PCM volumes are not zero, and tried various different settings.

Raymond (superquad-vortex2) wrote :

it is strange that dB are 0.20 in amixer since dB range of softvol is -51 to 0

Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Front Left: Playback 254 [100%] [0.20dB]
  Front Right: Playback 254 [100%] [0.20dB]

 control.48 {
  iface MIXER
  name 'PCM Playback Volume'
  value.0 254
  value.1 254
  comment {
   access 'read write user'
   type INTEGER
   count 2
   range '0 - 255'
   tlv '0000000100000008ffffec1400000014'
   dbmin -5100
   dbmax 0
   dbvalue.0 -20
   dbvalue.1 -20

This release of Ubuntu is no longer receiving maintenance updates. If this is still an issue on a maintained version of Ubuntu please let us know.

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

This issue has sat incomplete for more than 60 days now. I'm going to close it as invalid. Please feel free re-open if this is still an issue for you. Thank you.

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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