Ubuntu

[Realtek ALC889A] pactl stat failed to find default card

Reported by Craig Chambers on 2010-05-31
6
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
Undecided
Daniel T Chen

Bug Description

Binary package hint: pulseaudio

Macbook Air 2,1.

No sound from internal speaker. LIne out works fine. Microphone does not work.

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
Package: pulseaudio 1:0.9.22~0.9.21+stable-queue-32-g8478-0ubuntu14
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
NonfreeKernelModules: nvidia wl
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: craigchambers 1549 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: craigchambers 1549 F...m pulseaudio
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0x93380000 irq 17'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC889A'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0885,106b3500,00100103'
   Controls : 33
   Simple ctrls : 19
Date: Mon May 31 08:31:07 2010
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
SelectedCard: 0 NVidia HDA-Intel - HDA NVidia
SourcePackage: pulseaudio
Symptom: audio
Title: [Realtek ALC889A] pactl stat failed to find default card
dmi.bios.date: 11/14/08
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBA21.88Z.0075.B03.0811141325
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
dmi.board.name: Mac-F42D88C8
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag#
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F42D88C8
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBA21.88Z.0075.B03.0811141325:bd11/14/08:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookAir2,1:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F42D88C8:rvr:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-F42D88C8:
dmi.product.name: MacBookAir2,1
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.
---
AlsaVersion: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture Driver Version 1.0.21.
AplayDevices:
 **** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
 card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 0: ALC889A Analog [ALC889A Analog]
   Subdevices: 0/1
   Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
Architecture: i386
AudioDevicesInUse:
 USER PID ACCESS COMMAND
 /dev/snd/controlC0: craigchambers 1439 F.... pulseaudio
 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p: craigchambers 1439 F...m pulseaudio
Card0.Amixer.info:
 Card hw:0 'NVidia'/'HDA NVidia at 0x93380000 irq 23'
   Mixer name : 'Realtek ALC889A'
   Components : 'HDA:10ec0885,106b3500,00100103'
   Controls : 15
   Simple ctrls : 8
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 10.04
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 10.04 LTS "Lucid Lynx" - Release i386 (20100429)
NonfreeKernelModules: wl nvidia
Package: alsa-driver (not installed)
ProcEnviron:
 LANG=en_GB.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/bash
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.32-21.32-generic 2.6.32.11+drm33.2
Tags: lucid
Uname: Linux 2.6.32-21-generic i686
UserGroups: adm admin cdrom dialout lpadmin plugdev sambashare
dmi.bios.date: 11/14/08
dmi.bios.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.bios.version: MBA21.88Z.0075.B03.0811141325
dmi.board.asset.tag: Base Board Asset Tag#
dmi.board.name: Mac-F42D88C8
dmi.board.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: Asset Tag#
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: Apple Inc.
dmi.chassis.version: Mac-F42D88C8
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnAppleInc.:bvrMBA21.88Z.0075.B03.0811141325:bd11/14/08:svnAppleInc.:pnMacBookAir2,1:pvr1.0:rvnAppleInc.:rnMac-F42D88C8:rvr:cvnAppleInc.:ct10:cvrMac-F42D88C8:
dmi.product.name: MacBookAir2,1
dmi.product.version: 1.0
dmi.sys.vendor: Apple Inc.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Upon inspection of your codec dump, I believe you've used the wrong model quirk (regardless of what may have been advised in another report that lacked your codec dump). Instead of mbp31 (which doesn't exist), you should use mba21.

affects: pulseaudio (Ubuntu) → alsa-driver (Ubuntu)
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
assignee: nobody → Daniel T Chen (crimsun)
status: New → Incomplete

Changed as instructed (file attached). Same issue I'm afraid.

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) wrote :

Are you intentionally using a combined (simultaneous output) sink? I.e., use (install if necessary first) paprefs, choose the Simultaneous Output tab, and make sure "Add virtual output device for simultaneous output on all local sound cards" is *not* checked. Then use (install first if necessary) pavucontrol, and make sure that the single internal audio analog stereo sink is chosen.

I'm afraid that went way over my head. I have done a default install of 10.4LTS and am trying to listen to youtube videos. I have no sound output through the internal speaker, however, if I plug headphones in I can hear sound.

Looking through sound preferences (from the menu icon), I can see two options under output. Currently, simultaneous output to internal analogue stereo is selected. Changing the setting to internal audio stereo makes no difference, including any selected connector.

Thanks for the help, so far.

Regards,

Craig

OK, found what you where talking about and unchecked the option. Still the same, no sound through the speaker.

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tags: added: apport-collected
description: updated

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Running pavucontrol, you can see audio output in the bottom bar, but no sound from the speakers on any of the settings.

So bug is still present. Hope you can solve this for me.

Upgraded alsa 1.0.21 to 1.0.23 following these instructions

http://monespaceperso.org/blog-en/2010/05/02/upgrade-alsa-1-0-23-on-ubuntu-lucid-lynx-10-04/

and speaker started working.

So it looks like the fix is to include the latest version of alsa in 10.4lts

It's already slated for inclusion in
linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic; you'll just need to wait a
bit.

Alternately, there is linux-alsa-driver-modules-$(uname -r) from
ppa:ubuntu-audio-dev.

Cheers,

Craig

momcilo (momcilo-majic) on 2011-05-05
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Opinion
status: Opinion → Incomplete
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