No sound after clean install, sound worked with Intrepid Ibex

Bug #365766 reported by khamil8686 on 2009-04-23
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Bug Description

Did a clean install of Ubuntu 9.04 Jaunty Jackalope

lspci output
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00:00.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 Host Bridge
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (int gfx)
00:0a.0 PCI bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] RS780 PCI to PCI bridge (PCIE port 5)
00:11.0 SATA controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 SATA Controller [IDE mode]
00:12.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:12.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:12.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI0 Controller
00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700 USB OHCI1 Controller
00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB EHCI Controller
00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 SMBus Controller (rev 3a)
00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 IDE Controller
00:14.2 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 LPC host controller
00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 PCI to PCI Bridge
00:14.5 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc SB700/SB800 USB OHCI2 Controller
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon HD 3200 Graphics
01:05.1 Audio device: ATI Technologies Inc RS780 Azalia controller
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 02)
03:07.0 Network controller: RaLink RT2561/RT61 802.11g PCI
03:0e.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB43AB23 IEEE-1394a-2000 Controller (PHY/Link)
khamil8686@khamil8686-desktop:~$ aplay
ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:3985:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:2202:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
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aplay output
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ALSA lib confmisc.c:768:(parse_card) cannot find card '0'
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_card_driver returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:392:(snd_func_concat) error evaluating strings
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_concat returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib confmisc.c:1251:(snd_func_refer) error evaluating name
ALSA lib conf.c:3513:(_snd_config_evaluate) function snd_func_refer returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:3985:(snd_config_expand) Evaluate error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib pcm.c:2202:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
aplay: main:590: audio open error: No such file or directory

khamil8686 (khamil8686) wrote :

After googling the subject a bunch and playing around i came across
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting
and followed all the instructions and towards the end recompiled the alsa drivers which fixed my problem!
dont know how it fixed it, didnt really understand fully what was wrong but im not complaining that that fixed it :)
on Intrepid Ibex 32 bit (x86?) i needed to install the driver for alc889a from the realtek.com website, it was just a generic driver, and it gave me sound with no problems. i installed the driver on a clean install of Jaunty Jackalope
and it didnt give me any sound, but then i recompiled the alsa drivers and it worked fine! anyways, i thank all of you for checking the thread even though i figured it out myself with some rtfming and rtfonlinetutorials :)

affects: ubuntu → alsa-lib (Ubuntu)
Don Deakins (don-deakins-epbfi) wrote :
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dmesg output:

[ 0.000000] BIOS EBDA/lowmem at: 0009fc00/0009fc00
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpuset
[ 0.000000] Initializing cgroup subsys cpu
[ 0.000000] Linux version 2.6.28-11-generic (buildd@palmer) (gcc version 4.3.3 (Ubuntu 4.3.3-5ubuntu4) ) #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:57:59 UTC 2009 (Ubuntu 2.6.28-11.42-generic)
[ 0.000000] KERNEL supported cpus:
[ 0.000000] Intel GenuineIntel
[ 0.000000] AMD AuthenticAMD
[ 0.000000] NSC Geode by NSC
[ 0.000000] Cyrix CyrixInstead
[ 0.000000] Centaur CentaurHauls
[ 0.000000] Transmeta GenuineTMx86
[ 0.000000] Transmeta TransmetaCPU
[ 0.000000] UMC UMC UMC UMC
[ 0.000000] BIOS-provided physical RAM map:
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000000000 - 000000000008f000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000000008f000 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 0000000000100000 - 000000007de8f000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007de8f000 - 000000007df08000 (ACPI NVS)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007df08000 - 000000007edfa000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007edfa000 - 000000007ee07000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007ee07000 - 000000007eeaa000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007eeaa000 - 000000007eeaf000 (ACPI data)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007eeaf000 - 000000007eef2000 (ACPI NVS)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007eef2000 - 000000007eef3000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007eef3000 - 000000007eeff000 (ACPI data)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007eeff000 - 000000007ef00000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 000000007ef00000 - 000000007f000000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] BIOS-e820: 00000000fff00000 - 0000000100000000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] DMI 2.4 present.
[ 0.000000] last_pfn = 0x7ef00 max_arch_pfn = 0x100000
[ 0.000000] Scanning 2 areas for low memory corruption
[ 0.000000] modified physical RAM map:
[ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000000000 - 0000000000002000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000002000 - 0000000000006000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000006000 - 0000000000007000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000007000 - 0000000000010000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000010000 - 0000000000082000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000000008f000 - 00000000000a0000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] modified: 00000000000e0000 - 0000000000100000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] modified: 0000000000100000 - 000000007de8f000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007de8f000 - 000000007df08000 (ACPI NVS)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007df08000 - 000000007edfa000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007edfa000 - 000000007ee07000 (reserved)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007ee07000 - 000000007eeaa000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007eeaa000 - 000000007eeaf000 (ACPI data)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007eeaf000 - 000000007eef2000 (ACPI NVS)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007eef2000 - 000000007eef3000 (usable)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000007eef3000 - 000000007eeff000 (ACPI data)
[ 0.000000] modified: 000000...

Daniel T Chen (crimsun) on 2010-01-31
affects: alsa-lib (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: New → Fix Released
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