Audio stopped working after apt dist-upgrade to Debian 9.5

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Audio stopped working after apt dist-upgrade to Debian 9.5

Postby Jthomas » 2018-07-17 10:26

Hello all. I've been using debian stable as a daily driver for the past 2-3 months. Yesterday morning everything was working fine. Then I decided to update to 9.5 from 9.4 as well as install the spotify client. Soon after I realized the audio stopped. I was unsure whether it was the upgrade or spotify, so I spent a few hours trying to figure it out with no luck. I was getting frustrated so i ended up doing a reinstall of 9.5 to see if it would help and I'm still stuck without sound.

Previously to my audio issues I was using i3 wm and alsa to manage the sound. After the reinstall, I tried installing pulseaudio/pavucontrol to help debugging the issue and I still can't seem to get any audio. i also installed a dedicated sound card I hand around and could not get any audio from that either. Finally the only device I was able to get sound from my computer as by connecting usb headphones and they worked without an issue.

I do not have timidity or it's daemon installed. I have set flat audio off in pulse audio.

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uname -a
Linux desktop 4.9.0-7-amd64 #1 SMP Debian 4.9.110-1 (2018-07-05) x86_64 GNU/Linux


As far as a I know the hardware is detected:
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lspci -v | grep Audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
01:00.1 Audio device: Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. [AMD/ATI] Tahiti HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7870 XT / 7950/7970]
03:00.0 Audio device: Creative Labs Sound Core3D [Sound Blaster Recon3D / Z-Series] (rev 01)


This is the device I was originally using and would like to get working again. Module appears to be loaded
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00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
   Subsystem: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller
   Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 31
   Memory at f8300000 (64-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
   Capabilities: <access denied>
   Kernel driver in use: snd_hda_intel
   Kernel modules: snd_hda_intel


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aplay -l
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: ALC889A Analog [ALC889A Analog]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: ALC889A Digital [ALC889A Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 3: HDMI 0 [HDMI 0]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 7: HDMI 1 [HDMI 1]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 8: HDMI 2 [HDMI 2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 9: HDMI 3 [HDMI 3]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 10: HDMI 4 [HDMI 4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: HDMI [HDA ATI HDMI], device 11: HDMI 5 [HDMI 5]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: Creative [HDA Creative], device 0: CA0132 Analog [CA0132 Analog]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 2: Creative [HDA Creative], device 1: CA0132 Digital [CA0132 Digital]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0


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aplay -L
default
    Playback/recording through the PulseAudio sound server
null
    Discard all samples (playback) or generate zero samples (capture)
sysdefault:CARD=Intel
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    Default Audio Device
front:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    Front speakers
surround21:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
surround40:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
dmix:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=Intel,DEV=1
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Digital
    Direct sample mixing device
dsnoop:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=Intel,DEV=1
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Digital
    Direct sample snooping device
hw:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=Intel,DEV=1
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Digital
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=Intel,DEV=0
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Analog
    Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=Intel,DEV=1
    HDA Intel, ALC889A Digital
    Hardware device with all software conversions
hdmi:CARD=HDMI,DEV=0
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 0
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=HDMI,DEV=1
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 1
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=HDMI,DEV=2
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 2
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=HDMI,DEV=3
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 3
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=HDMI,DEV=4
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 4
    HDMI Audio Output
hdmi:CARD=HDMI,DEV=5
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 5
    HDMI Audio Output
dmix:CARD=HDMI,DEV=3
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 0
    Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=HDMI,DEV=7
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 1
    Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=HDMI,DEV=8
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 2
    Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=HDMI,DEV=9
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 3
    Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=HDMI,DEV=10
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 4
    Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=HDMI,DEV=11
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 5
    Direct sample mixing device
dsnoop:CARD=HDMI,DEV=3
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 0
    Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=HDMI,DEV=7
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 1
    Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=HDMI,DEV=8
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 2
    Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=HDMI,DEV=9
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 3
    Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=HDMI,DEV=10
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 4
    Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=HDMI,DEV=11
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 5
    Direct sample snooping device
hw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=3
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 0
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=7
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 1
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=8
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 2
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=9
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 3
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=10
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 4
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=11
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 5
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=3
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 0
    Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=7
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 1
    Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=8
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 2
    Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=9
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 3
    Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=10
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 4
    Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=HDMI,DEV=11
    HDA ATI HDMI, HDMI 5
    Hardware device with all software conversions
sysdefault:CARD=Creative
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    Default Audio Device
front:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    Front speakers
surround21:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    2.1 Surround output to Front and Subwoofer speakers
surround40:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    4.0 Surround output to Front and Rear speakers
surround41:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    4.1 Surround output to Front, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround50:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    5.0 Surround output to Front, Center and Rear speakers
surround51:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    5.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Rear and Subwoofer speakers
surround71:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    7.1 Surround output to Front, Center, Side, Rear and Woofer speakers
iec958:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Digital
    IEC958 (S/PDIF) Digital Audio Output
dmix:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    Direct sample mixing device
dmix:CARD=Creative,DEV=1
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Digital
    Direct sample mixing device
dsnoop:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    Direct sample snooping device
dsnoop:CARD=Creative,DEV=1
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Digital
    Direct sample snooping device
hw:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
hw:CARD=Creative,DEV=1
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Digital
    Direct hardware device without any conversions
plughw:CARD=Creative,DEV=0
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Analog
    Hardware device with all software conversions
plughw:CARD=Creative,DEV=1
    HDA Creative, CA0132 Digital
    Hardware device with all software conversions


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dmesg | grep -i hda
[   16.586113] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2: autoconfig for ALC889A: line_outs=4 (0x14/0x15/0x16/0x17/0x0) type:line
[   16.586116] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   16.586118] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:    hp_outs=1 (0x1b/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   16.586120] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:    mono: mono_out=0x0
[   16.586122] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:    dig-out=0x1e/0x0
[   16.586123] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:    inputs:
[   16.586126] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:      Rear Mic=0x18
[   16.586128] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:      Front Mic=0x19
[   16.586130] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:      Line=0x1a
[   16.586132] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:      CD=0x1c
[   16.586133] snd_hda_codec_realtek hdaudioC0D2:    dig-in=0x1f
[   16.607759] input: HDA Digital PCBeep as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input9
[   16.609160] input: HDA Intel Rear Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input10
[   16.609238] input: HDA Intel Front Mic as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input11
[   16.609311] input: HDA Intel Line as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input12
[   16.609387] input: HDA Intel Line Out Front as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input13
[   16.610339] input: HDA Intel Line Out Surround as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input14
[   16.610420] input: HDA Intel Line Out CLFE as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input15
[   16.610493] input: HDA Intel Line Out Side as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0/input16
[   18.340318] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Handle vga_switcheroo audio client
[   18.340321] snd_hda_intel 0000:01:00.1: Force to non-snoop mode
[   18.340392] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: Disabling MSI
[   18.340394] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: Force to non-snoop mode
[   18.719798] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=3 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input17
[   18.719883] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=7 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input18
[   18.719965] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=8 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input19
[   18.720060] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=9 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input20
[   18.720140] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=10 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input21
[   18.720219] input: HDA ATI HDMI HDMI/DP,pcm=11 as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.1/sound/card1/input22
[   18.721539] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1: autoconfig for CA0132: line_outs=1 (0xd/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0) type:line
[   18.721543] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1:    speaker_outs=0 (0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   18.721545] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1:    hp_outs=1 (0x10/0x0/0x0/0x0/0x0)
[   18.721554] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1:    mono: mono_out=0x0
[   18.721555] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1:    dig-out=0xc/0x0
[   18.721557] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1:    inputs:
[   18.721559] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1:      Mic=0x12
[   18.721561] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1:    dig-in=0xe
[   18.753571] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: firmware: direct-loading firmware ctefx.bin
[   19.340258] snd_hda_codec_ca0132 hdaudioC2D1: ca0132 DSP downloaded and running
[   19.665908] input: HDA Creative Front Headphone as /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1c.1/0000:03:00.0/sound/card2/input23
[   84.650699] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: IRQ timing workaround is activated for card #2. Suggest a bigger bdl_pos_adj.
[ 2073.381096] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: Too many BDL entries: buffer=2097152, period=524288
[ 2080.497242] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: Too many BDL entries: buffer=2097152, period=524288
[ 3530.658473] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: Too many BDL entries: buffer=2097152, period=524288
[ 3550.148587] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: Too many BDL entries: buffer=2097152, period=524288
[ 3631.884572] snd_hda_intel 0000:03:00.0: Too many BDL entries: buffer=2097152, period=524288


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lsmod | grep snd
snd_hda_codec_ca0132    49152  1
snd_hda_codec_hdmi     49152  1
snd_hda_codec_realtek    90112  1
snd_hda_codec_generic    69632  1 snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_intel          36864  6
snd_hda_codec         135168  5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_ca0132,snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hda_core           86016  6 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_ca0132,snd_hda_codec_realtek
snd_hwdep              16384  1 snd_hda_codec
snd_pcm               110592  5 snd_hda_intel,snd_hda_codec,snd_hda_core,snd_hda_codec_hdmi
snd_timer              32768  1 snd_pcm
snd                    86016  20 snd_hda_intel,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_codec,snd_timer,snd_hda_codec_hdmi,snd_hda_codec_generic,snd_hda_codec_ca0132,snd_hda_codec_realtek,snd_pcm
soundcore              16384  1 snd


I have indeed played around with alsamixer trying to regain audio. I have also tried through vlc to output to the specific device with no luck. No matter what devices I've tried, I cannot hear anything from speaker-test either.

I apologize for not having my apt logs, I did not realize how useful they may be until after I reinstalled.

I'm completely baffled as to what the problem is.. Any help would be most appreciated. I am dedicated to fixing this and continuing my debian journey.
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Re: Audio stopped working after apt dist-upgrade to Debian 9

Postby bw123 » 2018-07-17 12:16

It's really going to be tough for people to help until you decide which hardware you are going to use, and which sound configuration, alsa or pulseaudio? It's really not clear from all thoe output exactly what the machine has in it, and what you have installed on it.

When something breaks on an upgrade, the last thing I would do is throw more hardware at it, or try installing a bunch of stuff blindly. The first thing I do in that case is check logs/dmesg for errors.

If alsa failed me after any upgrade or reboot, I'd try
# alsactl init

Then I'd check the mixer for anything muted, then I'd try the speaker-test.

Once that setup is working, moving from that to pulseaudio should be easy, but I don't use it so can't help with that.

Take your time and stick with one hardware setup, get alsa working first, then decide on pulseaudio?

Good luck.
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Re: Audio stopped working after apt dist-upgrade to Debian 9

Postby Jthomas » 2018-07-17 13:19

I understand where you are coming from and I appreciate your response. I will be reinstalling 9.4 to see if I can get my original setup working with the onboard sound (realtek) and alsa. If that works I will proceed with upgrading and replicating the issue and update my post accordingly. I apologize for the confusion with additional software and hardware. In hindsight I realize it made it far more difficult to debug, but I was so desperate to get sound working I just wanted to try every possible thing. I will take it slow and get to the bottom of this. :)
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