off and on sound problem

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at alice-dsl.net
Tue Dec 14 02:26:47 GMT 2010


On Mon, 2010-12-13 at 21:18 -0500, Douglas Pollard wrote:
> On 12/13/2010 08:25 PM, Mike Holstein wrote: 
> > On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 8:22 PM, Douglas Pollard
> > <dougpol1 at verizon.net> wrote:
> >         I am using Ubuntu studio 10.04.   I get sound for a while
> >         after start up
> >         but then loose it. I typed pavucontrol into the terminal.
> >         The volume
> >         control panel comes up and I get an error message
> >         ( connection failed:
> >         connection terminated).  The little speaker thingies in the
> >         Volume
> >         control are showing and X as if muted. If I restart I have
> >         sound for a
> >         while but then loose it.  If I play VLC media player sound
> >         stops and
> >         starts and beaks up and after a while it shuts down
> >         altogether. I would
> >         appreciate any help with this.  Thanks  Doug
> >         
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> > let us know what hardware your using... are you using JACK? is this
> > an internal card? or a USB device? 
> > 
> > 
> > you can run 
> > lspci 
> > in a terminal and paste that here, or
> > lsusb
> > 
> > 
> > i have a VIA sound device that just dies sometimes... what kernel
> > are you using?
> > 
> > 
> > uname -a
> > 
> > 
> > have you tried other kernels?
> > 
> > -- 
> > MH
> > http://www.myspace.com/mikeholstein
> > 
> > http://opensourcemusician.libsyn.com/
> > 
> 
> Ok here it is.  That's a good trick :-)         Thanks Doug     
> 
> 
> lspci 
> 00:00.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
> 00:00.1 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
> 00:00.2 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
> 00:00.3 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
> 00:00.4 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
> 00:00.5 PIC: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE I/O APIC Interrupt
> Controller
> 00:00.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8M890CE Host Bridge
> 00:01.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237 PCI bridge
> [K8T800/K8T890 South]
> 00:02.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge
> Controller
> 00:03.0 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. K8T890 PCI to PCI Bridge
> Controller
> 00:0f.0 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc. Device 5372
> 00:0f.1 IDE interface: VIA Technologies, Inc.
> VT82C586A/B/VT82C686/A/B/VT823x/A/C PIPC Bus Master IDE (rev 07)
> 00:10.0 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
> Controller (rev b0)
> 00:10.1 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
> Controller (rev b0)
> 00:10.2 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
> Controller (rev b0)
> 00:10.3 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT82xxxxx UHCI USB 1.1
> Controller (rev b0)
> 00:10.4 USB Controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. USB 2.0 (rev 90)
> 00:11.0 ISA bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237S PCI to ISA Bridge
> 00:11.7 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8251 Ultra VLINK
> Controller
> 00:12.0 Ethernet controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6102 [Rhine-II]
> (rev 7c)
> 00:13.0 Host bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A Host Bridge
> 00:13.1 PCI bridge: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT8237A PCI to PCI Bridge
> 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
> 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc.
> K8M890CE/K8N890CE [Chrome 9] (rev 11)
> 04:06.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments TSB12LV26 IEEE-1394
> Controller (Link)
> 04:07.0 Ethernet controller: Belkin Device 700f (rev 20)
> 20:01.0 Audio device: VIA Technologies, Inc. VT1708/A [Azalia HDAC]
> (VIA High Definition Audio Controller) (rev 10)

Test what happens if you have
"linux-backports-modules-alsa-lucid-generic" installed, taken from a
German forum:
http://forum.ubuntuusers.de/topic/soundkarte-vt1708-a-funktioniert-nach-update-a/#post-2710978

Hth,

Ralf




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