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Settings sound no devices showing

Postby sodcore » 2019-09-02 21:39

I have upgraded from Debian 9 to trusty and I have found a number of problems running programs and simple configuration.

One of the problems I am having is that in settings under sound there are no devices showing.
I have tried to install alsa but it says it this:

Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
Package alsa is not available, but is referred to by another package.
This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
is only available from another source

E: Package 'alsa' has no installation candidate

alsamixer is working however. I have done extensive research on this and it appears that the device manager in the settings run on alsa to the best of my knowledge.
I also have a set of head phones that would just plug and play with Debian 9.
I am at a loss here as to what to do and/or try.

Thanks,
Donald
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Re: Settings sound no devices showing

Postby sunrat » 2019-09-03 01:07

sodcore wrote:I have upgraded from Debian 9 to trusty and I have found a number of problems running programs and simple configuration.

Hopefully you meant to write "Buster"

E: Package 'alsa' has no installation candidate

There is no package called alsa and it is usually installed by default anyway.
https://packages.debian.org/search?keywords=alsa

alsamixer is working however. I have done extensive research on this and it appears that the device manager in the settings run on alsa to the best of my knowledge.

When you press F6 in alsamixer, does it show sound cards?

These commands are useful to show what hardware you have:
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lspci |grep -i Audio
aplay -l


Pulse Audio Volume Control may also help with configuration.
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Re: Settings sound no devices showing

Postby sodcore » 2019-09-03 04:38

Yes all devices show with the following:
lspci |grep -i Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 7 Series/C216 Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 04)

aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 0: ALC269VB Analog [ALC269VB Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: PCH [HDA Intel PCH], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: H340 [Logitech USB Headset H340], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
Subdevices: 1/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


and alsamixer shows all devices also.

And yes I am using buster.
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Re: Settings sound no devices showing

Postby sunrat » 2019-09-03 07:10

Check in alsamixer if levels are up and not muted. An "M" will show when muted or "O" when not muted. And check Pulse Audio Volume Control that the application that's playing is routed to the correct device.
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