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no suitable alsa driver for siemens c1410 laptop

Reported by Alexander Torstling on 2007-07-13
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Bug Description

Hi! I have a fujitsu siemens C1410 laptop.

After fresh install, the sound worked, but internal speakers functioned sporadically, and the mics did not work at all.
This is with the "auto" or "fujitsu" model parameter to the hda_intel driver.

After googling for quite some time, i've tried all driver settings for my hda_intel card. I have a ICH7 compatible card, ALC262 chipset.

While setting driver to "basic" or "benq" in etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base makes most stuff work, these drivers still confuse headphones with internal speakers,
provide low volume and add lots of unneccesary controls in alsamixer.

I've recompiled alsa to latest version, so this does not seem to fix the problem.

I just thought I'd report this as a feature request. I don't know how high this is prioritized, but I'm happy to help out if you need more info or testing etc.

Thanks

chris123 (chrisneilbrown) wrote :

It does not work satisfactorily for myself either
There is no sound at all through the internal speakers, how did you achieve to get sound through the internal speakers?

Alexander Torstling (strictfp) wrote :

My theory is that the different models of laptops have channels hooked up differently in hardware, and in this model the internal speakers are hooked to some normally non-used output. The setup seems pretty similar to the benq one, so to enable that just add

options snd-hda-intel model=benq

At the bottom of etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.

Then do "/etc/init.d/alsasound restart" to restart ALSA and see if you get any sound from the speakers.

With this setup, the internal speaker volume can be adjusted with the "headphones" volume slider, and the headpone jack can be adjusted
with the "Front" slider. Both mics work aswell!!

My theory is that since the benq driver thinks that the headphone sink is actually a speaker sink, it will not amplify the signal very much, since
it believes that the speakers have built-in aplifiers.

To get decent volume, just use model=fujitsu again. With this configuration, you won't get any sound through the internal speakers though...

I'll try to find a way of swapping the channels, if its possible.

Attatching the ALSA-Configuration.txt, where the options for the snd-hda-intel module is listed.

Hi,

I havnt tried using the benq model recently
I shall get back to you on how it goes with the latest alsa drivers

Chris

On 7/26/07, obfuscator <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> My theory is that the different models of laptops have channels hooked
> up differently in hardware, and in this model the internal speakers are
> hooked to some normally non-used output. The setup seems pretty similar
> to the benq one, so to enable that just add
>
> options snd-hda-intel model=benq
>
> At the bottom of etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.
>
> Then do "/etc/init.d/alsasound restart" to restart ALSA and see if you
> get any sound from the speakers.
>
> With this setup, the internal speaker volume can be adjusted with the
> "headphones" volume slider, and the headpone jack can be adjusted
> with the "Front" slider. Both mics work aswell!!
>
> My theory is that since the benq driver thinks that the headphone sink is
> actually a speaker sink, it will not amplify the signal very much, since
> it believes that the speakers have built-in aplifiers.
>
> To get decent volume, just use model=fujitsu again. With this
> configuration, you won't get any sound through the internal speakers
> though...
>
> I'll try to find a way of swapping the channels, if its possible.
>
> Attatching the ALSA-Configuration.txt, where the options for the snd-
> hda-intel module is listed.
>
> ** Attachment added: "File with list of module options"
> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/8573650/ALSA-Configuration.txt
>
> --
> no suitable alsa driver for siemens c1410 laptop
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/125790
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

chris123 (chrisneilbrown) wrote :

Hi

I still get no sound from the front speakers

Chris

On 7/26/07, obfuscator <email address hidden> wrote:
>
> My theory is that the different models of laptops have channels hooked
> up differently in hardware, and in this model the internal speakers are
> hooked to some normally non-used output. The setup seems pretty similar
> to the benq one, so to enable that just add
>
> options snd-hda-intel model=benq
>
> At the bottom of etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.
>
> Then do "/etc/init.d/alsasound restart" to restart ALSA and see if you
> get any sound from the speakers.
>
> With this setup, the internal speaker volume can be adjusted with the
> "headphones" volume slider, and the headpone jack can be adjusted
> with the "Front" slider. Both mics work aswell!!
>
> My theory is that since the benq driver thinks that the headphone sink is
> actually a speaker sink, it will not amplify the signal very much, since
> it believes that the speakers have built-in aplifiers.
>
> To get decent volume, just use model=fujitsu again. With this
> configuration, you won't get any sound through the internal speakers
> though...
>
> I'll try to find a way of swapping the channels, if its possible.
>
> Attatching the ALSA-Configuration.txt, where the options for the snd-
> hda-intel module is listed.
>
> ** Attachment added: "File with list of module options"
> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/8573650/ALSA-Configuration.txt
>
> --
> no suitable alsa driver for siemens c1410 laptop
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/125790
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Alexander Torstling (strictfp) wrote :

Did you get a bunch of extra volume controls? You should have if you
used the benq settings. Try to crank up the "headphone" slider and
unmute it. Check that you've selected
all volume controls in "preferences".

Other than that, I dont know. Attaching my config.

Regards

2007/8/9, chris123 <email address hidden>:
> Hi
>
> I still get no sound from the front speakers
>
> Chris
>
> On 7/26/07, obfuscator <email address hidden> wrote:
> >
> > My theory is that the different models of laptops have channels hooked
> > up differently in hardware, and in this model the internal speakers are
> > hooked to some normally non-used output. The setup seems pretty similar
> > to the benq one, so to enable that just add
> >
> > options snd-hda-intel model=benq
> >
> > At the bottom of etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.
> >
> > Then do "/etc/init.d/alsasound restart" to restart ALSA and see if you
> > get any sound from the speakers.
> >
> > With this setup, the internal speaker volume can be adjusted with the
> > "headphones" volume slider, and the headpone jack can be adjusted
> > with the "Front" slider. Both mics work aswell!!
> >
> > My theory is that since the benq driver thinks that the headphone sink is
> > actually a speaker sink, it will not amplify the signal very much, since
> > it believes that the speakers have built-in aplifiers.
> >
> > To get decent volume, just use model=fujitsu again. With this
> > configuration, you won't get any sound through the internal speakers
> > though...
> >
> > I'll try to find a way of swapping the channels, if its possible.
> >
> > Attatching the ALSA-Configuration.txt, where the options for the snd-
> > hda-intel module is listed.
> >
> > ** Attachment added: "File with list of module options"
> > http://launchpadlibrarian.net/8573650/ALSA-Configuration.txt
> >
> > --
> > no suitable alsa driver for siemens c1410 laptop
> > https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/125790
> > You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> > of the bug.
> >
>
> --
> no suitable alsa driver for siemens c1410 laptop
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/125790
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Alexander Torstling (strictfp) wrote :

oops, the attachments got squashed.

Alexander Torstling (strictfp) wrote :
chris123 (chrisneilbrown) wrote :

i used the kernel alsa drivers and i got it working
thanx

On 8/9/07, obfuscator <email address hidden> wrote:
>
>
> ** Attachment added: "alsa-base"
> http://launchpadlibrarian.net/8743724/alsa-base
>
> --
> no suitable alsa driver for siemens c1410 laptop
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/125790
> You received this bug notification because you are a direct subscriber
> of the bug.
>

Mackenzie Morgan (maco.m) wrote :

Thank you for taking the time to report this bug and helping to make Ubuntu better. It would help us greatly if you could test with the current development version so we can work on getting it fixed in the next release of Ubuntu. You can find out more about the development release and download the live cd at http://www.ubuntu.com/testing/ . If it is reproducible in the development version, please run the alsa-info.sh script linked on https://wiki.ubuntu.com/DebuggingSoundProblems and post the link to the results. Thanks again.

Changed in alsa-driver:
status: New → Incomplete
Javier Jardón (jjardon) wrote :

We are closing this bug report because it lacks the information we need to investigate the problem, as described in the previous comments. Please reopen it if you can give us the missing information, and don't hesitate to submit bug reports in the future. To reopen the bug report you can click on the current status, under the Status column, and change the Status back to "New". Thanks again!

Changed in linux:
status: Incomplete → Invalid
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