no sound played back

Bug #474304 reported by mimomox on 2009-11-04
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This bug affects 2 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
Undecided
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Bug Description

No sound has been recorded when I used the tool systhem test in my nwely upgraded Ubuntu 9.10

ProblemType: Bug
Architecture: i386
CheckboxCommand: gst_pipeline_test -t 2 'audiotestsrc wave=sine freq=512 ! audioconvert ! audioresample ! gconfaudiosink'
CheckboxDescription:
 Click the Test button to play a sound on the automatically detected playback device.

 Si sente un suono?
CheckboxTest: playback_auto
Date: Wed Nov 4 16:28:12 2009
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: python-gst0.10 0.10.17-1
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
 LANGUAGE=it_IT.UTF-8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic
SourcePackage: gst0.10-python
Tags: checkbox-bug
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic i686
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1677): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1677): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1742): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:1734): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed
 (gnome-panel:1733): Gdk-CRITICAL **: gdk_x11_colormap_foreign_new: assertion `GDK_IS_VISUAL (visual)' failed

mimomox (gipqca) wrote :
WeatherGod (ben-v-root) wrote :

mimomox, this could be for a couple of reasons. First, could you please double-check to see if all output devices in the audio mixer are unmuted (not just turned up)? Sometimes one device being muted will prevent other unmuted devices from working.

If that doesn't work, try installing the linux-backports-modules-alsa-karmic-generic package and rebooting. Again, installation of this package may cause some devices to become muted (or new devices are set to mute by default), so they need to be unmuted after the first reboot.

Let me know how that works.

WeatherGod ha scritto:
> mimomox, this could be for a couple of reasons. First, could you
> please double-check to see if all output devices in the audio mixer are
> unmuted (not just turned up)? Sometimes one device being muted will
> prevent other unmuted devices from working.
>
> If that doesn't work, try installing the linux-backports-modules-alsa-
> karmic-generic package and rebooting. Again, installation of this
> package may cause some devices to become muted (or new devices are set
> to mute by default), so they need to be unmuted after the first reboot.
>
> Let me know how that works.
>
>
>

Thank you WeatherGod for being with me.

After installing

linux-backports-modules-alsa-
karmic-generic package

it works, even if at maximum level volume remains low. Internal
microphone is in the web cam QuickCam Messenger,
which neither liked Ubuntu 9.4 nor 9.10 but tolerated the previous. In
<sound preferences> QuickCam has input but no output.
Grazie, mimomox

WeatherGod (ben-v-root) wrote :

Ok, it is a good thing that we have the sound working to a point. We can deal with the sound level issue by referring this bug report to the sound drivers people who are building a database of useful sound levels for different hardware.

WeatherGod (ben-v-root) wrote :

This is another reporter who got the sound working, but the speakers are too quiet. Maybe another for the database?

affects: gst0.10-python (Ubuntu) → alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

In a Terminal, please use apport-collect -p alsa-base 474304

Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: ubuntu 1650 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC1: ubuntu 1650 F.... pulseaudio
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'I82801DBICH4'/'Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981A at irq 17'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1981A'
   Components : 'AC97a:41445372'
   Controls : 29
   Simple ctrls : 19
Card1.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:1 'U0x46d0x8da'/'USB Device 0x46d:0x8da at usb-0000:00:1d.0-2, full speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB046d:08da'
   Controls : 3
   Simple ctrls : 2
CheckboxSubmission: 620de13703d43caaa09f06d82729f617
CheckboxSystem: 4fa9de7da1067f6d72452a8da4491fad
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: alsa-base 1.0.20+dfsg-1ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
 LANGUAGE=it_IT.UTF-8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-14.48-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-14-generic-pae i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev sambashare scanner video
XsessionErrors:
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1666): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (gnome-settings-daemon:1666): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_propagate_error: assertion `src != NULL' failed
 (polkit-gnome-authentication-agent-1:1730): GLib-CRITICAL **: g_once_init_leave: assertion `initialization_value != 0' failed
 (nautilus:1723): Eel-CRITICAL **: eel_preferences_get_boolean: assertion `preferences_is_initialized ()' failed

tags: added: apport-collected
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

Hi mimomox,

Please, if you are still having issues, test with the latest development release of Ubuntu. ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ .

If it remains an issue, could you run the following command from a Terminal (Applications->Accessories->Terminal). It will automatically gather and attach updated debug information to this report.

apport-collect -p alsa-base 474304

Also, if you could test the latest upstream kernel available that would be great. It will allow additional upstream developers to examine the issue. Refer to https://wiki.ubuntu.com/KernelMainlineBuilds .

Once you've tested the upstream kernel, please remove the 'needs-upstream-testing' tag. This can be done by clicking on the yellow pencil icon next to the tag located at the bottom of the bug description and deleting the 'needs-upstream-testing' text.

Please let us know your results.

    [This is an automated message. Apologies if it has reached you inappropriately; please just reply to this message indicating so.]

tags: added: kj-triage needs-test-current-image no-sound-system
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete

Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC1: ubuntu 1579 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/controlC0: ubuntu 1579 F.... pulseaudio
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'I82801DBICH4'/'Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981A at irq 17'
   Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1981A'
   Components : 'AC97a:41445372'
   Controls : 29
   Simple ctrls : 19
Card1.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:1 'U0x46d0x8da'/'USB Device 0x46d:0x8da at usb-0000:00:1d.2-1, full speed'
   Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
   Components : 'USB046d:08da'
   Controls : 3
   Simple ctrls : 2
CheckboxSubmission: 309990885107bf235757910ba03a775e
CheckboxSystem: 4fa9de7da1067f6d72452a8da4491fad
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 9.10
Package: alsa-base 1.0.20+dfsg-1ubuntu5
PackageArchitecture: all
ProcEnviron:
 SHELL=/bin/bash
 LANG=it_IT.UTF-8
 LANGUAGE=it_IT.UTF-8
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.31-20.58-generic-pae
Uname: Linux 2.6.31-20-generic-pae i686
UserGroups: adm admin audio cdrom dialout dip floppy lpadmin netdev plugdev powerdev sambashare scanner video

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → New
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2010-03-31
tags: added: karmic
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