[ubuntu-studio-users] Audio Problems (was: Updates for June 2019)

Erich Eickmeyer eeickmeyer at ubuntu.com
Thu Jun 13 16:21:04 UTC 2019

Hi Mac,

On Thursday, June 13, 2019 6:08:15 AM PDT Mac wrote:
> I've had some time to mess with this to see what's up with my on board
> audio.
> I did an alsa-info while booted to the upgraded 19.04.
> Then downloaded and built a fresh live ubs 16.04. Then booted that and did
> an alsa-info.
> A diff of the resulting files show the live is running
> kernel: 5.0.0-13-lowlatency
> ALSA Driver version:     k5.0.0-13-lowlatency
> And the onboard sound works.
> The upgraded version is running
> kernel: 5.0.0-16-lowlatency
> ALSA Driver version:     k5.0.0-16-lowlatency
> And onboard sound does not work.
> Can't see any other obvious difference in the alsa-info output.
> Any thoughts on if this is the issue and if so, how I might fix it?
> Regards,
> Mac

As we discovered while working with you while troubleshooting via IRC, the 
problem ended up being the installation of Timidity. Uninstalling it seemed to 
do the trick.

Note that Timidity isn't installed in Ubuntu Studio by default.

As such, I have retroactively added the issue to our release notes for 18.04, 
18.10, and 19.04. We can't stop people from installing it (even accidentally), 
but we can warn people. :)

Erich Eickmeyer
Project Leader
Ubuntu Studio


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