CREATIVE Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus not recognized / seems to use wrong driver

Bug #2020662 reported by Maurice P.
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alsa-driver (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Version: Ubuntu 22.10


What I expected:
Fresh dual-boot installation, detects my Creative Sound Blaster AE-5 Plus Soundcard and lists it as an available audio device using the right driver.

What happened instead:
Soundcard is not listed as usable audio device and seems to use the wrong driver. It seems to be detected, based on the output of inxi and lspci. Uses snd-hda-intel driver instead of snd-hda-codec-ca0132.

The patch_ca0132.c file of the kernel seems to assign the driver for Sound Blaster cards, but the card I own seems to have a different chip-id (0x0012) than the one that is already present in there (0x0191). Might be another new revisions, as I bought mine at the start of 2023.


$ inxi -AaxxxxaA

  Device-1: Creative Labs Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D / Z-Series]
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: bus-ID: 3-
    chip-ID: 0951:171d gen: 1 class-ID: 0300 speed: 2.5 GT/s lanes: 1
    serial: 4100 bus-ID: 04:00.0 chip-ID: 1102:0012 class-ID: 0403
  Device-2: AMD Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel
    pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16 bus-ID: 08:00.1 chip-ID: 1002:ab28
    class-ID: 0403
  Device-3: AMD Starship/Matisse HD Audio vendor: ASRock
    driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel pcie: gen: 4 speed: 16 GT/s lanes: 16
    bus-ID: 0a:00.4 chip-ID: 1022:1487 class-ID: 0403
  Device-4: Kingston HyperX QuadCast S type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid
  Device-5: Logitech Webcam C270 type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio,uvcvideo
    bus-ID: 3-2.3.2:6 chip-ID: 046d:0825 class-ID: 0102 serial: D98AA440
  Device-6: SteelSeries ApS GameDAC type: USB
    driver: hid-generic,snd-usb-audio,usbhid bus-ID: 3-2.4.2:11
    chip-ID: 1038:1282 class-ID: 0300 serial: 000000000000
  Sound Server-1: ALSA v: k5.19.0-42-generic running: yes
  Sound Server-2: PulseAudio v: 16.1 running: yes
  Sound Server-3: PipeWire v: 0.3.58 running: no


$ lspci -nn | grep -i audio

04:00.0 Audio device [0403]: Creative Labs Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D / Z-Series] [1102:0012] (rev 01)

08:00.1 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Navi 21/23 HDMI/DP Audio Controller [1002:ab28]

0a:00.4 Audio device [0403]: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] Starship/Matisse HD Audio Controller [1022:1487]


ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 22.10
Package: alsa-base 1.0.25+dfsg-0ubuntu7
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 5.19.0-42.43-generic 5.19.17
Uname: Linux 5.19.0-42-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.23.1-0ubuntu3.2
Architecture: amd64
 /dev/snd/controlC3: lubjan 5159 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: lubjan 5159 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC2: lubjan 5159 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: lubjan 5159 F.... pulseaudio
CasperMD5CheckResult: pass
CurrentDesktop: ubuntu:GNOME
Date: Wed May 24 12:36:25 2023
InstallationDate: Installed on 2023-05-21 (2 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 22.04.2 LTS "Jammy Jellyfish" - Release amd64 (20230223)
PackageArchitecture: all
SourcePackage: alsa-driver
Symptom: audio
Title: PCI/internal sound card not detected
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to kinetic on 2023-05-22 (1 days ago) 04/14/2023
dmi.bios.release: 5.17
dmi.bios.vendor: American Megatrends International, LLC.
dmi.bios.version: L2.71 B550M Pro4
dmi.board.vendor: ASRock
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.type: 3
dmi.chassis.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.chassis.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAmericanMegatrendsInternational,LLC.:bvrL2.71:bd04/14/2023:br5.17:svnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:pnB550MPro4:pvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:rvnASRock:rnB550MPro4:rvr:cvnToBeFilledByO.E.M.:ct3:cvrToBeFilledByO.E.M.:skuToBeFilledByO.E.M.: To Be Filled By O.E.M. B550M Pro4
dmi.product.sku: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.product.version: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
dmi.sys.vendor: To Be Filled By O.E.M.
mtime.conffile..etc.modprobe.d.alsa-base.conf: 2023-05-24T12:36:12.304586

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