[ubuntu-studio-users] Default sound settings

David Sumbler david at aeolia.co.uk
Fri Nov 4 16:53:19 UTC 2016


On Fri, 2016-11-04 at 14:20 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> On 03 Nov 2016, at 16:49, David Sumbler <david at aeolia.co.uk> wrote:
> 
> > 
> > Thanks for the suggestion.  Unfortunately adding 
> > 'options snd slots=snd_hda_intel' (as it would be in my case) to
> > /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf has not made any difference, even
> > after
> > rebooting the computer.
> What isn't different?
> 
> The issue that you can't hear audio of all apps or that the device
> still is hw:1 instead of hw:0?

Both - as I said, the edit of alsa-base.conf hasn't made any
difference.  I have reverted back to the original version.

> Regarding the application sound issue I can't help, because I'm not
> using a default with pulseaudio. If the device still shouldn't be
> hw:0, then post your complete /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf and the
> output of
> 
>    ls -l /etc/modprobe.d/
> 
> ,too

I am not running pulseaudio.

'cat /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf' gives:

# 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-caiaq index=-2
options snd-usb-ua101 index=-2
options snd-usb-us122l index=-2
options snd-usb-usx2y 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
# Keep snd-usb-audio from beeing loaded as first soundcard
options snd-usb-audio index=-2




'ls -l /etc/modprobe.d/' gives:

total 60
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2507 Nov  3 15:42 alsa-base.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 2541 Nov  3 15:33 alsa-base.conf~
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  154 Mar 23  2016 amd64-microcode-blacklist.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  325 Mar 13  2016 blacklist-ath_pci.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1603 Mar 13  2016 blacklist.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  210 Mar 13  2016 blacklist-firewire.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  697 Mar 13  2016 blacklist-framebuffer.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  156 Jul 31  2015 blacklist-modem.conf
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root   41 Aug 20 16:16 blacklist-oss.conf -> /lib/linux-sound-base/noOSS.modprobe.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  583 Mar 13  2016 blacklist-rare-network.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 1077 Mar 13  2016 blacklist-watchdog.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  390 Apr 12  2016 fbdev-blacklist.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  347 Mar 13  2016 iwlwifi.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root  104 Mar 13  2016 mlx4.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   68 Dec 28  2015 osspd.conf
-rw-r--r-- 1 root root   30 Mar  3  2016 vmwgfx-fbdev.conf

Yes, there are only 16 items, despite the line saying "total 60".


On Fri, 2016-11-04 at 16:54 +0100, Ralf Mardorf wrote:
> I don't have access to xfce at the moment. Instead of using a right
> click menu, did you try running xfce4-settings-manager? The right
> click menu on the desktop most likely is handled by thunar. I anyway
> prefer feh to provide the wallpaper.

I'm not sure if this was addressed to me or not, but I normally get the
GUI settings window from a menu entry.  Running xfce4-settings-manager
gives me the very same window, still without any entry for sound
settings.

David



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