Help with no sound ANTIX

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Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-30 01:38

I just recently loaded AntiX on my old Compaq Presario CQ-60 (I am a first time user of Linux)

All seems to work fine except audio and the more I search and read, the more confused I get.

If I run COMMAND LINE CONTROL CENTRE - audio works fine, SPEAKER TEST works, AUDIO PLAYER works etc but when I exit from that, I can't get any sound within AntiX, it's like I am missing something on loading, but I am not sure what.

My sound card is reported as Intel: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel which is (0 - default I guess)

Typing aplay -l gives me:

card 0: Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: CX20583 Analog [CX20583 Analog]
Subdevices: 0/1
Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

When I enter this line cat /proc/asound/cards I get:

0 [Intel ]: HDA-Intel - HDA Intel
HDA Intel at 0x94700000 irq 28

I'm just not sure where to go from here or where to see what codec etc is not loaded

Any help is appreciated.

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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-12-30 09:54

KE3GK wrote:If I run COMMAND LINE CONTROL CENTRE - audio works fine, SPEAKER TEST works, AUDIO PLAYER works etc but when I exit from that, I can't get any sound within AntiX, it's like I am missing something on loading, but I am not sure what.

You will have to forgive me but I'm not familiar with antiX so I'm not sure what the "command line control centre" is, if you open a terminal emulator does this command work
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speaker-test --nloops 1

Can you please also post the output of
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amixer

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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-30 13:24

Thanks for the reply

Yes in terminal mode speaker test works

Here is the info from amixer

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 91408 [139%] [on]
Front Right: Playback 91408 [139%] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
Capabilities: cvolume cswitch cswitch-joined
Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
Limits: Capture 0 - 65536
Front Left: Capture 44648 [68%] [on]
Front Right: Capture 44648 [68%] [on]
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby None1975 » 2018-12-30 13:28

Of course, this forum is for Debian users, but as far as I can remember, Antix have a control center. Did you choose default sound card in this center?
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-30 13:35

I did choose default sound card and tried intel sound card - neither seems to work

I know this is for Debian, I tried registering at Antix and haven't received the email with password yet.

I was kind of hoping that all Linux was basically the same.

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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-12-30 14:00

So are we using PulseAudio then?
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pgrep -a pulse || echo "No, we are not"

If we are then please post
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pacmd list-sinks

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EDIT: from your posted output it looks like things should be working.
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-30 17:12

I just added pulse yesterday thinking it may benefit - it don't that I can tell

Here is results of pacmd list-sinks

alsa.driver_name = "snd_hda_intel"
device.bus_path = "pci-0000:00:1b.0"
sysfs.path = "/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:1b.0/sound/card0"
device.bus = "pci"
device.vendor.id = "8086"
device.product.id = "293e"
device.form_factor = "internal"
device.string = "front:0"
device.buffering.buffer_size = "352800"
device.buffering.fragment_size = "176400"
device.access_mode = "mmap+timer"
device.profile.name = "analog-stereo"
device.profile.description = "Analog Stereo"
device.description = "Built-in Audio Analog Stereo"
alsa.mixer_name = "Conexant CX20583 (Pebble HSF)"
alsa.components = "HDA:14f15067,103c360b,00100301"
module-udev-detect.discovered = "1"
device.icon_name = "audio-card-pci"
ports:
analog-output-speaker: Speakers (priority 10000, latency offset 0 usec, available: unknown)
properties:
device.icon_name = "audio-speakers"
analog-output-headphones: Headphones (priority 9000, latency offset 0 usec, available: no)
properties:
device.icon_name = "audio-headphones"
active port: <analog-output-speaker>
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby None1975 » 2018-12-30 17:36

KE3GK wrote:I just added pulse yesterday thinking it may benefit

According their antiX-17.3.1 changelog they removed the pulse audio and pavucontrol.
* Removal of pulseaudio and pavaucontrol

It may be that the problem is that you are installing pulseaudio?
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-12-30 17:43

KE3GK wrote:I just added pulse yesterday thinking it may benefit

Did it work before you added PA?

Try installing & running pavucontrol — the "outputs" tab should have options for individual programs.
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-30 18:09

No sound didn't work before PA - I added PA thinking it would help but it didn't

Maybe since I am inexperienced with Linux, I should choose a better Linux OS - that is easier - recognizes all hardware etc ?

I chose Antix because it said it was easy to setup - which it was - just can't seem to have sound.

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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-12-30 18:33

KE3GK wrote:Maybe since I am inexperienced with Linux, I should choose a better Linux OS - that is easier - recognizes all hardware etc ?

Your hardware is already recognised and the PulseAudio/pavucontrol combination is what you will find in other distributions so we should be able to get it working in antiX.

Try the output options in pavucontrol, as I suggested.

Failing that, the antiX developer is a forum member and may be able to help more if you wait a bit.
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-30 19:12

Just reinstalled Pavucontrol - same thing - no audio except when testing in terminal

I can wait for the Antix developer ... no rush ... I'm learning as I tinker with it all

I appreciate help

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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby stevepusser » 2018-12-30 20:01

When you say "can't get sound", do you mean in a video player like VLC or in something like Youtube in the browser? Are you checking the volume controls in either situation?

Sometimes sound cards or outputs are muted--install alsamixer if necessary and run that in the terminal and check there.

MX Linux is closely related to antiX and also very easy to set up, though a bit more demanding in terms of RAM on really old machines than antiX--do you get sound on its Live Session? Did you get sound on antiX's Live Session?
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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-31 00:10

Yes, there are no system sounds (beep etc) and trying to play a youtube video in firefox - no sounds.

I do get sound when in terminal speaker test

Alsa mixer shows correct sound card installed

I'm not sure what live session is or how to run it (yet)

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Re: Help with no sound ANTIX

Postby KE3GK » 2018-12-31 00:40

I can also play music etc when using mps-youtube which looks like terminal - doing a search and download etc

and using poor mans radio station - that works

I can't play music or stream audio within a browser
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