"Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buster

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"Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buster

Postby jaja » 2019-08-04 05:43

Hello,
After installing Debian Buster, the "Line Out" port quit playing audio (youtube, media players, etc.).

The audio hardware works when Windows-7 is installed; but fails when Debian Buster is installed.
So it's a software problem, not a hardware problem.

Audio works on two ports:
    - "Headphone" port;
    - "Side Speaker Out" port (gray).
but fails on three ports:
    - "Line Out" port (lime);
    - "Center/Subwoofer" port (yellow orange);
    - "Rear Speaker Out" port (black).
It is strange that audio works on "Side Speaker Out", but fails on "Line Out".

Computer:
    HP Pavilion p7-1126s
    AMD CPU

"sudo lspci -v" gives the audio controller as:
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  00:14.2 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD] FCH Azalia Controller (rev 01)
          Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company FCH Azalia Controller
          Flags: bus master, slow devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
          Memory at feb40000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
          Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
          Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
          Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel


Some procedures I've tried hoping to fix "Line Out":
    1) Using "alsamixer":
      - selected and tested all listed audio devices <F6>;
      - un-muted everything (M);
      - maximized the volume on all ports.
    2) Deleted "~/.config/pulse/", then stopped and started "pulseaudio".
    3) Killed "pulseaudio" and rebooted.
    4) ROOT login.
They all failed to restore audio to "Line Out".

I did get one curious output on "Line Out".
If I un-mute "beep" in the "alsamixer", the "beep" command will play a momentary tone on the "Line Out" port.
This beep is the only audio I've gotten from the "Line Out" port under Debian Buster.

I'd appreciate any suggestions or insights.
Thanks.
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Re: "Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buste

Postby Segfault » 2019-08-04 12:39

1) Using "alsamixer":
- selected and tested all listed audio devices <F6>;
- un-muted everything (M);
- maximized the volume on all ports.

What often happens is people do not realize there are more sliders on the right, you need to use arrow key > to scroll right to see them. My 2¢.
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Re: "Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buste

Postby jaja » 2019-08-04 15:12

Segfault wrote:
1) Using "alsamixer":
- selected and tested all listed audio devices <F6>;
- un-muted everything (M);
- maximized the volume on all ports.

What often happens is people do not realize there are more sliders on the right, you need to use arrow key > to scroll right to see them. My 2¢.


Segfault, thank-you for your response.
Yes, I saw the "sliders on the right". That's how I discovered the "Beep" slider (which led to producing the only sound I've gotten on "Line Out").
Thanks for taking a shot.
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Re: "Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buste

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-08-04 15:28

Try installing the firmware-linux-nonfree metapackage.
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Re: "Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buste

Postby jaja » 2019-08-04 21:48

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:Try installing the firmware-linux-nonfree metapackage.

Hello Head_on_a_Stick,
As you suggested, I installed "firmware-linux-nonfree" into a fresh install of Buster.
It did not fix the problem. "Line Out" still fails to produce a signal.
Thank-you for the suggestion.
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Re: "Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buste

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2019-08-05 14:05

Can we see
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aplay -l
amixer
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Re: "Line Out" dead (except for beep) after installing Buste

Postby jaja » 2019-08-09 18:51

Hello Head_on_a_Stick,
Sorry for the delay. I can only work on this computer on weekends.
Here is the information you requested.
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# sudo aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 0: 92HD89E2 Analog [92HD89E2 Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Generic [HD-Audio Generic], device 1: 92HD89E2 Digital [92HD89E2 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

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# sudo amixer
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 65536
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 65536 [100%] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 65536 [100%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch cswitch-joined
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 65536
  Front Left: Capture 48209 [74%] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 48209 [74%] [on]
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