[Realtek ALC269 ]No sound on Sony Vaio VPCEB1j1e Lucid Alpha3

Bug #534372 reported by Theodore Dimitriadis on 2010-03-08
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Bug Description

Command : "cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* |grep Codec" gives
Codec: Realtek ALC269
Codec: Intel G45 DEVIBX

2.6.32-15-generic

alsa-base:
  Installed: 1.0.22.1+dfsg-0ubuntu3
  Candidate: 1.0.22.1+dfsg-0ubuntu3
  Version table:
 *** 1.0.22.1+dfsg-0ubuntu3 0
        500 http://gr.archive.ubuntu.com lucid/main Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status

I have installed Ubuntu Lucid 10.04 Alpha3 on my Sony Vaio VPCEB1j1e and i don't have sound. I insert line "options snd-hda-intel model=auto" in file /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf. I also tried "options snd-hda-intel model=vaio" but no luck.
I tried kernel 2.6.33 but no luck.
I tried to play a .ogv video with mplayer and i am getting : bt_audio_service_open: connect() failed: Connection refused (111)

Theodore Dimitriadis (theodim) wrote :

I forgot to mention, Ubuntu Lucid 64bit .

description: updated
Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Use linux-alsa-driver-modules from ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev

Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
Theodore Dimitriadis (theodim) wrote :

i installed linux-alsa-driver-modules, but didn't change anything.
I attach alsa-info, if there is any help.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Remove your model=auto quirk.

Also, mute 'IEC958' using amixer/alsamixer.

Theodore Dimitriadis (theodim) wrote :

I reinstall Lucid, to have a clean start. I only change the line options snd-hda-intel in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf .
Now there is not 'IEC958' in mixer to mute.
I attach the alsa-info.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 0 [0%] [-63.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 0 [0%] [-63.00dB] [on]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Simple mixer control 'IEC958',1
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
^^^^^^^^^^^^^

Theodore Dimitriadis (theodim) wrote :

Below are the results of amixer. I attach a screenchot of alsamixer.

Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono: Playback 64 [100%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 63 [98%] [0.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 63 [98%] [0.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 64 [100%] [1.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 64 [100%] [1.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 255
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
  Front Right: Playback 255 [100%] [0.00dB]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost',0
  Capabilities: volume penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: 0 - 3
  Front Left: 3 [100%]
  Front Right: 3 [100%]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',1
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Beep',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch penum
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 46
  Front Left: Capture 32 [70%] [15.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 32 [70%] [15.00dB] [on]

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Both of your IEC958 controls are unmuted still. (They're marked S/PDIF in alsamixer.)

Theodore Dimitriadis (theodim) wrote :

ok, now there are mute IEC958 controls. But still no sound.

Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch penum
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 64
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 64 [100%] [1.00dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 64 [100%] [1.00dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]
Simple mixer control 'IEC958',1
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined penum
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [off]

Giuseppe Pennisi (giupenni78) wrote :

I have the same problem with this laptop.
I think this is the problem of bug 525149

tags: added: kernel-series-unknown
tags: removed: kernel-series-unknown
Theodore Dimitriadis (theodim) wrote :

Bug 525149 has Codec: Realtek ID 275, this one has Codec: Realtek ALC269

Theodore Dimitriadis (theodim) wrote :

The sound woks now with the help with this post : http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?p=9008912#post9008912

Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2010-03-31
tags: added: lucid

I had the same problem in Ubuntu Lucid on a Sony VAIO VPCEB1M1E.

I've run hda-analyzer, and under Node[0x19] PIN, changed Widget Control VREF from 80 to HIZ. Problem solved, sound restored.

However, running hda-analyzer and clicking through that every time is somewhat laborious, so I've downloaded the hda-verb utility, compiled it, and added a script to rc.local to invoke it this way:

/PATH/TO/hda-verb /dev/snd/hwC0D0 0x19 SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL 0x60

0x60 is the code for the constant VREF_HIZ.

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

This is probably a dupe of bug 445889.

Installing test package http://people.canonical.com/~diwic/temp/alsa-intel-hda-optiplex-dkms_1.0.23_all.deb solves the problem more permanently between reboots (but it apparently requires reinstalling after each kernel update).

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