No Sound with new motherboard...

Ric Moore wayward4now at
Tue Sep 20 20:37:32 UTC 2011

On 09/20/2011 03:41 PM, Larry Shields wrote:
> On 09/20/2011 02:28 PM, Conny Enström wrote:
>> 2011-09-20 21:05, Larry Shields skrev:
>>> ATI Technologies Inc SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
>> You can try this guide:
> *Thanks I will try it...
> Have a nice day

This is a dead horse, beaten to death in this support list. Didja google??

Open a terminal window, type "alsamixer"

Use that to unmute (m) your outputs that show that they are muted (mm)
Adjust your volume sliders to around 85%. (use up/down keys)  Hit 'esc' 
to exit.

Then, in a terminal window, type "pavucontrol". If it ain't there, 
install it. Click on configuration, click on audio adapter and set the 
type of sound/speaker output you have. If you do not have a standalone 
mike (not a headset), do not select a setting with a mike in it.
Then click on output devices. Make sure nothing is muted. Set the volume 
to 90%.

Click on playback and in another terminal or program play a sound file, 
keeping one eye on the playback. As the file is  being played, you 
should see the indicator bouncing with the intensity of the sound being 
played back. Your playback device here should be what you set in 
Configuration. Click on the box to set, if necessary.  It should not be 
muted, the sound should be set to 90% and your speakers MUST BE ON, 

You should be playing sounds by now. It's simple ALSA is what makes the 
sound system happen at all. Pulse sits on top and remembers what 
settings you used for a program when you used it last. So, ALSA must be 
set correctly, and then pulse must be set correctly. It'll work. Intel 
is so common, it's a pretty much a no-brainer, not requiring jumping 
through hoops to use, UNLESS you followed instructions from 2009 to set 
up .asound files and the like. They are deprecated. Dead parrot. Don't 
use. Let ALSA just work, and let pulse set up the room full of speakers. Ric

My father, Victor Moore (Vic) used to say:
"There are two Great Sins in the world...
..the Sin of Ignorance, and the Sin of Stupidity.
Only the former may be overcome." R.I.P. Dad.

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