no sound with Realtek ALC269 - on Sony Vaio VPCEB1S1E

Bug #546769 reported by hannes haschl on 2010-03-25
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Bug Description

following gives my bash out:

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC269

Sadly to say there's no sound - nothing is muted or set sleep... here my alsa-base.conf:

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* | grep Codec
Codec: Realtek ALC269
root@laptop:~# cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf
# autoloader aliases
install sound-slot-0 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-0
install sound-slot-1 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-1
install sound-slot-2 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-2
install sound-slot-3 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-3
install sound-slot-4 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-4
install sound-slot-5 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-5
install sound-slot-6 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-6
install sound-slot-7 /sbin/modprobe snd-card-7

# Cause optional modules to be loaded above generic modules
install snd /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-ioctl32 ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }
#
# Workaround at bug #499695 (reverted in Ubuntu see LP #319505)
install snd-pcm /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-pcm $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-pcm-oss ; : ; }
install snd-mixer /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-mixer $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-mixer-oss ; : ; }
install snd-seq /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-seq $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-oss ; : ; }
#
install snd-rawmidi /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-rawmidi $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq-midi ; : ; }
# Cause optional modules to be loaded above sound card driver modules
install snd-emu10k1 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-emu10k1 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-emu10k1-synth ; }
install snd-via82xx /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install snd-via82xx $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist snd-seq ; }

# Load saa7134-alsa instead of saa7134 (which gets dragged in by it anyway)
install saa7134 /sbin/modprobe --ignore-install saa7134 $CMDLINE_OPTS && { /sbin/modprobe --quiet --use-blacklist saa7134-alsa ; : ; }
# Prevent abnormal drivers from grabbing index 0
options bt87x index=-2
options cx88_alsa index=-2
options saa7134-alsa index=-2
options snd-atiixp-modem index=-2
options snd-intel8x0m index=-2
options snd-via82xx-modem index=-2
options snd-usb-audio index=-2
options snd-usb-us122l index=-2
options snd-usb-usx2y index=-2
options snd-usb-caiaq index=-2
# Ubuntu #62691, enable MPU for snd-cmipci
options snd-cmipci mpu_port=0x330 fm_port=0x388
# Keep snd-pcsp from being loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2
# Power down HDA controllers after 10 idle seconds
options snd-hda-intel model=sony

and last but not least the output of " cat /proc/asound/card0/codec#* "

Codec: Realtek ALC269
Address: 0
Function Id: 0x1
Vendor Id: 0x10ec0269
Subsystem Id: 0x104d4600
Revision Id: 0x100004
No Modem Function Group found
Default PCM:
    rates [0x5f0]: 32000 44100 48000 88200 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Default Amp-In caps: N/A
Default Amp-Out caps: N/A
GPIO: io=0, o=0, i=0, unsolicited=0, wake=0
Node 0x02 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x1d: Stereo Amp-Out
  Control: name="Speaker Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Device: name="ALC269 Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x3f, nsteps=0x40, stepsize=0x03, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x40 0x40]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x03 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x1d: Stereo Amp-Out
  Control: name="Headphone Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x3f, nsteps=0x40, stepsize=0x03, mute=0
  Amp-Out vals: [0x3f 0x3f]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  PCM:
    rates [0x560]: 44100 48000 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x04 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x05 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x06 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0x5f0]: 32000 44100 48000 88200 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x07 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10011b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x11, nsteps=0x2e, stepsize=0x03, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x90 0x90]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Connection: 1
     0x24
Node 0x08 [Audio Input] wcaps 0x10011b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Capture Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Capture Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Control: name="Capture Volume", index=0, device=0
  Control: name="Capture Switch", index=0, device=0
  Control: name="Mic Boost", index=0, device=0
  Device: name="ALC269 Analog", type="Audio", device=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x11, nsteps=0x2e, stepsize=0x03, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x1d 0x1d]
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  SDI-Select: 0
  PCM:
    rates [0x160]: 44100 48000 96000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
  Connection: 1
     0x23
Node 0x09 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x0a [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x0b [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Control: name="Beep Playback Volume", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=4, ofs=0
  Control: name="Beep Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=4, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x17, nsteps=0x1f, stepsize=0x05, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x97 0x97] [0x97 0x97] [0x97 0x97] [0x97 0x97] [0x97 0x97]
  Connection: 5
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1d
Node 0x0c [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 2
     0x02 0x0b
Node 0x0d [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00] [0x00 0x00]
  Connection: 2
     0x03 0x0b
Node 0x0e [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010a: Mono Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x00] [0x00]
  Connection: 2
     0x0c 0x0d
Node 0x0f [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x10 [Audio Output] wcaps 0x211: Stereo Digital
  Converter: stream=0, channel=0
  Digital:
  Digital category: 0x0
  PCM:
    rates [0x5f0]: 32000 44100 48000 88200 96000 192000
    bits [0xe]: 16 20 24
    formats [0x1]: PCM
Node 0x11 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400380: Mono Digital
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x10
Node 0x12 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400001: Stereo
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  Pin Default 0x90a60920: [Fixed] Mic at Int N/A
    Conn = Digital, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x2, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN
Node 0x13 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x14 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40010d: Stereo Amp-Out
  Control: name="Speaker Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x00010050: OUT EAPD Balanced
  EAPD 0x2: EAPD
  Pin Default 0x90170110: [Fixed] Speaker at Int N/A
    Conn = Analog, Color = Unknown
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x15 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018d: Stereo Amp-Out
  Control: name="Headphone Playback Switch", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=Out, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Pincap 0x0001001c: OUT HP EAPD Detect
  EAPD 0x2: EAPD
  Pin Default 0x0221101f: [Jack] HP Out at Ext Front
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0x1, Sequence = 0xf
  Pin-ctls: 0xc0: OUT HP
  Unsolicited: tag=04, enabled=1
  Connection: 2
     0x0c 0x0d*
Node 0x16 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40010c: Mono Amp-Out
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80]
  Pincap 0x00000010: OUT
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Connection: 1
     0x0e
Node 0x17 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x18 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Control: name="Mic Boost", index=0, device=0
    ControlAmp: chs=3, dir=In, idx=0, ofs=0
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x00003734: IN OUT Detect
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x02a15830: [Jack] Mic at Ext Front
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Red
    DefAssociation = 0x3, Sequence = 0x0
  Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
  Unsolicited: tag=08, enabled=1
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x19 [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x00003734: IN OUT Detect
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x24: IN VREF_80
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x1a [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x0000373c: IN OUT HP Detect
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x1b [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x40018f: Stereo Amp-In Amp-Out
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x03, stepsize=0x27, mute=0
  Amp-In vals: [0x00 0x00]
  Amp-Out caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-Out vals: [0x80 0x80]
  Pincap 0x00003734: IN OUT Detect
    Vref caps: HIZ 50 GRD 80 100
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN VREF_HIZ
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 2
     0x0c* 0x0d
Node 0x1c [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x1d [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400000: Mono
  Pincap 0x00000020: IN
  Pin Default 0x40138205: [N/A] Speaker at Ext N/A
    Conn = ATAPI, Color = Purple
    DefAssociation = 0x0, Sequence = 0x5
  Pin-ctls: 0x20: IN
Node 0x1e [Pin Complex] wcaps 0x400380: Mono Digital
  Pincap 0x00000014: OUT Detect
  Pin Default 0x411111f0: [N/A] Speaker at Ext Rear
    Conn = 1/8, Color = Black
    DefAssociation = 0xf, Sequence = 0x0
    Misc = NO_PRESENCE
  Pin-ctls: 0x40: OUT
  Unsolicited: tag=00, enabled=0
  Connection: 1
     0x06
Node 0x1f [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x20 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00040: Mono
  Processing caps: benign=0, ncoeff=33
Node 0x21 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x22 [Vendor Defined Widget] wcaps 0xf00000: Mono
Node 0x23 [Audio Selector] wcaps 0x300101: Stereo
  Connection: 7
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1d 0x12* 0x0b
Node 0x24 [Audio Mixer] wcaps 0x20010b: Stereo Amp-In
  Amp-In caps: ofs=0x00, nsteps=0x00, stepsize=0x00, mute=1
  Amp-In vals: [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80] [0x80 0x80]
  Connection: 6
     0x18 0x19 0x1a 0x1b 0x1d 0x0b

hope someone can help me - or fix the problem... Help would be much valued!

Greets Hannes

Ps. I'm using: Ubuntu 9.10 on 2.6.31-14-generic

hannes haschl (hannes-haschl) wrote :

here the log of vlc when I try to open a mp3

sux dienene vlc
VLC media player 1.0.2 Goldeneye
[0x882bf88] inhibit interface error: Failed to connect to the D-Bus session daemon: Did not receive a reply. Possible causes include: the remote application did not send a reply, the message bus security policy blocked the reply, the reply timeout expired, or the network connection was broken.
[0x882bf88] main interface error: no suitable interface module
[0x8768140] main libvlc error: interface "inhibit,none" initialization failed
[0x8768140] main libvlc: vlc wird mit dem Standard-Interface ausgeführt. Benutzen Sie 'cvlc', um vlc ohne Interface zu verwenden.
QGtkStyle cannot be used together with the GTK_Qt engine.
Qt: Session management error: None of the authentication protocols specified are supported
QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: Permission denied
QFileSystemWatcher: failed to add paths: /media/C8A8FF4FA8FF3B10
QInotifyFileSystemWatcherEngine::addPaths: inotify_add_watch failed: Permission denied
QFileSystemWatcher: failed to add paths: /root
[0x8b34758] pulse audio output: No. of Audio Channels: 2
[0x8b34758] pulse audio output error: Failed to connect to server: Verbindung verweigert
[0x8b34758] pulse audio output error: Pulse initialization failed
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:2211:(snd_pcm_open_noupdate) Unknown PCM default
[0x8b34758] oss audio output error: cannot open audio device (/dev/dsp)

David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

Hmm...thanks for the VLC log. It seems like it can't access dbus, pulseaudio or the alsa configuration.
What could cause these permission errors? Are you running inside a chroot or something?
I assume it isn't reproducable if you run Ubuntu from a Live-CD?

hannes haschl (hannes-haschl) wrote :

don't think so either - run ubuntu in recovery-mode over root-bash -> startx. Tried to run vlc via sux in her notebook - because when I choose in grub the "normal-ubuntu-mode" there comes a white screen after she logs in...

hannes haschl (hannes-haschl) wrote :

is there any output I should post also - so you can fix this problem in alsa?

Greets

Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

Hi hannes,

Please be sure to confirm this issue exists with the latest development release of Ubuntu. ISO CD images are available from http://cdimage.ubuntu.com/releases/ . If the issue remains, please 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 546769

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.

Thanks in advance.

    [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-required-logs no-sound-system
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: New → Incomplete
ff670099 (ff670099) wrote :

Did you find a solution?

Thank you in advance

Pistolpete (petervanbouwel) wrote :

I've had the same problem on Lucid. I've found a solution in Bug report #445889. I will quote Arwin Tugade:
"
There is this tool that lets you flip settings around but the changes aren't persistant: http://www.alsa-project.org/main/index.php/HDA_Analyzer

To get my speakers working, I ran the hda_analyzer above and under "Node[0x19]" at the bottom in a pane called "Widget Control", I flipped the VREF to "HIZ" and that did the trick. Because I'm impatient, I flipped this value in the kernel source tree I'm using (stable 2.6.33.2):

<KERNPATH>/sound/pci/hda/patch_realtek.c

13479c13479
< {0x19, AC_VERB_SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL, PIN_VREF80},
---
> {0x19, AC_VERB_SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL, PIN_IN},

Recompiled and it's persistent. This is just informational and is by no means a official solution, so use it at your own risk, I just wanted to get this out of the way so I can get on to using my laptop. "

I haven't changed the value in the kernel source yet. But the non-persistent solution works for me so the persistent solution should work to. But it's quite harder...

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Same problem, thank you so much for your solution, Pistolpete - worked GREAT.

Haven't tried the patch yet, but, yeah, the HDA Analyzer does the trick.

Sony VPCB1 running maverick - no sound until I followed your suggestion, had tried various meaningless things such as:
* options snd-hda-intel model=auto
* setting any of the options in sound preferences profiles (the various analog and hdmi ones) - actually, when I accidentally selected the input profile, my entire desktop locked up using 100% CPU until I restarted gdm from a VT - btw, it does that if you kill pulseaudio too - it didn't use to
* testing mplayer with: oss alsa esd pulse nas sdl openal
* making sure all channels were at 100% in alsamixer and unmuted (they are)
* plugging a set of external speakers into the headphone jack
* testing the various connectors under output in sound preferences.

all wild shots in the dark. thank you!

Now, I wonder why this is still an issue almost 5 months after a reported solution...

Derek (bugs-m8y) on 2010-09-23
Changed in alsa-driver (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Confirmed
Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Oh, FWIW, I also had a volume of 0 on Speaker in alsamixer that I had to set to max. Everything looked fine in the sound preferences, so presumably once again there's some confusion on what channel things are playing on :)

Anyway, his solution is still working although making it permanent would be nice. Mildly annoying to fire up HDA Analyser, esp since it freaks out with some network error on startup if I'm not on a network.

David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

Cool that you're on the track on finding something.
So to get this into the kernel permanently, I will need the following:
 * A verification that installation of the latest snapshot do NOT solve the problem: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules
 * Your alsa-info's to make sure you have the same hardware as the original bug reporter: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/AlsaInfo
I'll then make a test package for you to test, and upon your positive verification, will submit it upstream.

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

I had that PPA enabled prior on a recommendation in #ubuntu+1 for about a week but since it did nothing, I disabled it again.
Sorry, forgot to mention that in my laundry list of failures I guess.
I will reenable it briefly and retest, then post my alsa info.

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Damn.
Subsystem Id: 0x104d4300

Will attach the file, but I suppose that means you'll want a new bug.
Nonetheless, the issue may have overlap, and clearly at least 2 of us on these sony vpc series found this value to be a solution (no response from original reporter on whether he tried it too).

Sooo, I hope you can still provide a patch file.

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Full output from alsa...

David Henningsson (diwic) wrote :

I have now researched this issue, and it seems like since only a week back, there is a quirk for all sony vaios having the ALC269 chip.

This means that if you retry https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Audio/InstallingLinuxAlsaDriverModules *now*, it should work without further changes.

Quoting some code below, I don't know if it makes sense to you:

 [ALC269_FIXUP_SONY_VAIO] = {
  .verbs = (const struct hda_verb[]) {
   {0x19, AC_VERB_SET_PIN_WIDGET_CONTROL, PIN_VREFGRD},
   {}

static struct snd_pci_quirk alc269_fixup_tbl[] = {
 SND_PCI_QUIRK_VENDOR(0x104d, "Sony VAIO", ALC269_FIXUP_SONY_VAIO),

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Yep. All better after applying the most recent alsa driver modules package.

BTW, there was a warning saying I shouldn't be installing this package, but rather using a meta I didn't see. Hopefully whatever that is is an issue that won't be a problem in release.

Also. I still have to raise the volume on the Speaker item, which always seems to start at 0.

Otherwise I don't hear anything.

Fortunately, unlike some other systems I have, the Master volume still works fine. Just requires Speaker as well.

P.S.
Sorry for the delayed response. I was keeping an eye out for new e-mails, but I didn't get one from this bug for some reason.

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

FYI, I'd stayed on ALSA test, and the most recent update killed my sound again.
Going into HDA Analyser and changing it from GRD to HIZ again seems to do the trick.

I'm a bit puzzled since your patch suggests that GRD worked before? (assuming that was what was in the ALSA ppa up until now)

Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Apart from needing to set Speaker from 0 to 100% in alsamixer each time I log in (should probably add that to a startup script), everything seems to be working again in latest ALSA updates.

Derek, are you using GNOME or KDE? Specifically, are you using KMix?

Martin Pitt (pitti) on 2010-10-26
affects: alsa-driver (Ubuntu) → linux (Ubuntu)
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: New → Fix Committed
tags: added: verification-needed

Accepted linux into lucid-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Accepted linux into maverick-proposed, the package will build now and be available in a few hours. Please test and give feedback here. See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you in advance!

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: New → Fix Committed
Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

daniel, WRT kde vs gnome, this is a brand new default install of ubuntu 10.10 - soooo, gnome :)

Steve Conklin (sconklin) wrote :

This bug is awaiting verification that the kernel in -proposed solves the problem. Please test the kernel and update this bug with the results. If the problem is solved, change the tag 'verification-needed' to 'verification-done'.

If verification is not done by Thursday, November 11, this fix will be dropped from the source code, and this bug will be closed.

See https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Testing/EnableProposed for documentation how to enable and use -proposed. Thank you!

Steve Conklin (sconklin) wrote :

Due to national holidays, the deadline for verification of fixes for the -proposed kernel has been extended thru Monday, November 15th.

If verification that this bug is fixed by the -proposed kernel has not occurred by that date, the change will be reverted and this bug will be set to incomplete.

If you have tested the kernel in -proposed and found that it fixes the bug on the original hardware, please change the bug tag "verification-needed" to "verification-done".

The new stable kernel release process under which these actions are being taken is still being refined, and is documented here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/StableReleaseCadence

Discussions about the new process tend to take place in #ubuntu-kernel on IRC, so please contribute to the discussion there if you would like.

Thank you!

Steve Conklin (sconklin) wrote :

Verification that this bug is fixed has not been completed by the deadline for the current stable kernel release cycle.
The change will be reverted and this bug is being set to incomplete.

In order to have this fix considered for reapplication to the kernel, please follow the process documented here:

https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Kernel/StableReleaseCadence

Discussions about the new process tend to take place in #ubuntu-kernel on IRC, so please contribute to the discussion there if you would like.

Thank you!

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
tags: added: stable-reverted-lucid
Brad Figg (brad-figg) wrote :

The change has been reverted from the Maverick kernel for the same reasons given in #24 above.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Fix Committed → Incomplete
tags: added: stable-reverted-maverick
Brad Figg (brad-figg) on 2010-11-16
tags: removed: verification-needed
Derek (bugs-m8y) wrote :

Hm. Well. I'm not too clear on exactly why it was reverted, but I can attest as I noted previously, that it worked for a while using the ALSA team's package, but then, stopped working.

I've continued to use that team package. Currently am on: 2.6.35-22.201011231600

Since then, I've been using the HDA Analyser tool to fix 0x19 VREF to HIZ as suggested by Pistolpete, and it still fixes things.

Is just inconvenient since I have to do it on every startup, and I must have a network connection since HDA Analyser expects one.

Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

@Derek -- once a fix is applied to the kernel via the SRU process it must be verified as working in the -proposed kernel within a week, else it has to be assumed as not functional and removed from kernel which is passed to -updates. This is to ensure that all fixes which are released actually are confirmed to fix their issues. This is a requirement of the SRU process, unverified fixes are not allowed to be released. If you able to test this fix, then you can request it is reapplied and a further chance to verify it in the next upload should occur.

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Andy Whitcroft (apw) wrote :

The fix which is being SRUd under this bug has already hit mainline, first appearing in v2.6.37-rc1. Therefore this is already applied and uploaded in Natty. Closing out the development task:

  commit abdd8f510686da0a58e475bc0143d1069e5f53da
  Author: Takashi Iwai <email address hidden>
  Date: Tue Sep 21 17:38:14 2010 +0200

    ALSA: hda - Apply ALC269 VAIO fix-up to all Sony laptops with ALC269

    We've applied a fix-up for ALC269 VAIO only for two models. But all
    Sony VAIO models with ALC269 codec seem to require the similar fix.
    Let's apply it with vendor-id mask.

    Signed-off-by: Takashi Iwai <email address hidden>

Changed in linux (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Fix Released
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2011-02-14
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Incomplete → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
status: Fix Committed → In Progress
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: In Progress → Incomplete
Julian Wiedmann (jwiedmann) wrote :

This release has reached end-of-life [0].

[0] https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Releases

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Maverick):
status: Incomplete → Invalid
Andy Whitcroft (apw) on 2015-05-21
Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Incomplete → Fix Committed
Rolf Leggewie (r0lf) wrote :

lucid has seen the end of its life and is no longer receiving any updates. Marking the lucid task for this ticket as "Won't Fix".

Changed in linux (Ubuntu Lucid):
status: Fix Committed → Won't Fix
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