[SOLVED] Audio problems

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[SOLVED] Audio problems

Postby general portion » 2018-11-03 20:46

I updated alot of packages and now no sound is working. Pulseaudio is just showing a dummy output and no input. I have tried alot of troubleshooting steps but nothing have been working, here I am 4 hours later and frustrated making this post. I've tried to reinstall alsa and pulseaudio several times. Here's some info I think would help anyone kind enough to take a look into this problem of mine.

aplay -l
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**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
ALSA lib conf.c:3639:(config_file_open) cannot access file /etc/alsa/conf.d/10-rate-lav.conf
ALSA lib conf.c:3559:(snd_config_hooks_call) function snd_config_hook_load returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:4013:(snd_config_update_r) hooks failed, removing configuration
aplay: device_list:281: control open (0): No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:3639:(config_file_open) cannot access file /etc/alsa/conf.d/10-rate-lav.conf
ALSA lib conf.c:3559:(snd_config_hooks_call) function snd_config_hook_load returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:4013:(snd_config_update_r) hooks failed, removing configuration
aplay: device_list:281: control open (1): No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:3639:(config_file_open) cannot access file /etc/alsa/conf.d/10-rate-lav.conf
ALSA lib conf.c:3559:(snd_config_hooks_call) function snd_config_hook_load returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:4013:(snd_config_update_r) hooks failed, removing configuration
aplay: device_list:281: control open (2): No such file or directory


inxi -Fxz (if there is any other field that would be of any help please tell me and I will provide the full output)
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System:    Host: lmao Kernel: 4.15.0-0.bpo.2-amd64 x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 6.3.0 Desktop: i3 4.15.0.1-143-gfcdf8d30
           Distro: Debian GNU/Linux buster/sid
Audio:     Device-1: Intel 9 Series Family HD Audio vendor: Micro-Star MSI driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 00:1b.0
           Device-2: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Hawaii HDMI Audio [Radeon R9 290/290X / 390/390X] vendor: ASUSTeK
           driver: snd_hda_intel v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.1
           Device-3: Yamaha type: USB driver: snd-usb-audio bus ID: 3-9.1:7
           Sound Server: ALSA v: k4.15.0-0.bpo.2-amd64


ls -l /dev/snd/
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total 0
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root       60 Nov  3  2018 by-id
drwxr-xr-x  2 root root      100 Nov  3  2018 by-path
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 14 Nov  3  2018 controlC0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  2 Nov  3  2018 controlC1
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  6 Nov  3  2018 controlC2
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 18 Nov  3  2018 hwC0D0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 13 Nov  3  2018 hwC2D0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  5 Nov  3  2018 midiC1D0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 16 Nov  3  2018 pcmC0D0c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 15 Nov  3  2018 pcmC0D0p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 17 Nov  3  2018 pcmC0D2c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  4 Nov  3  2018 pcmC1D0c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  3 Nov  3  2018 pcmC1D0p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 11 Nov  3  2018 pcmC2D10p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 12 Nov  3  2018 pcmC2D11p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  7 Nov  3  2018 pcmC2D3p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  8 Nov  3  2018 pcmC2D7p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  9 Nov  3  2018 pcmC2D8p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 10 Nov  3  2018 pcmC2D9p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116,  1 Nov  3  2018 seq
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 33 Nov  3  2018 timer


amixer
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ALSA lib conf.c:3639:(config_file_open) cannot access file /etc/alsa/conf.d/10-rate-lav.conf
ALSA lib conf.c:3559:(snd_config_hooks_call) function snd_config_hook_load returned error: No such file or directory
ALSA lib conf.c:4013:(snd_config_update_r) hooks failed, removing configuration
amixer: Mixer attach default error: No such file or directory


some groups of interest:
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audio:x:29:pulse,ayy,root
pulse:x:114:ayy,root
pulse-access:x:115:ayy,root
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Re: Audio problems

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-03 20:50

As you appear to be running testing/unstable booted with a backported kernel I think you should probably read this:

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

EDIT: and maybe search the boards before posting?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=138976
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Re: Audio problems

Postby general portion » 2018-11-03 21:07

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:As you appear to be running testing/unstable booted with a backported kernel I think you should probably read this:

https://wiki.debian.org/DontBreakDebian

EDIT: and maybe search the boards before posting?

viewtopic.php?f=7&t=138976


Damn, thanks for the link to the other issue.
I've honestly spent the last 4 hours searching for this issue but found nothing of any use, but
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sudo mv /etc/alsa/conf.d{,_bak}
did the trick. Thanks for helping me find the solution.
About the backported kernel on testing/unstable, I initially didn't use testing/unstable but I wanted a newer version of a few packages so I added the unstable sources to apt list without even thinking about changing the kernel. I will certainly look into fixing this next.

Thanks again.

EDIT: IT seems that I've made a "FrankenDebian", is there any way to fix it without reinstalling the OS?
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Re: Audio problems

Postby CwF » 2018-11-04 15:56

general portion wrote:EDIT: IT seems that I've made a "FrankenDebian", is there any way to fix it without reinstalling the OS?

I have faith! I keep saying on here...I hope you try! Fixing leads to solutions, or not. A fresh install only gets you back to where you already were.
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Re: Audio problems

Postby Bulkley » 2018-11-04 16:06

CwF wrote:...I hope you try! Fixing leads to solutions, or not. A fresh install only gets you back to where you already were.


Agreed.

A reminder: it is one thing to grab a particular package from another source. It is something else and a big mistake to leave that source open. Doing so means that every apt-get upgrade can bring in unmanageable problems.
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Re: Audio problems

Postby Head_on_a_Stick » 2018-11-04 16:06

general portion wrote:IT seems that I've made a "FrankenDebian", is there any way to fix it without reinstalling the OS?

There may be a way to "fix it" but why take the risk?

Re-installing is easy as pie and it's not like you've spent much time configuring stuff, right?

If you do want to try a recovery you could follow this guide:

https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi ... owngrading

In your case you need to make sure all of your sources point to stable before pinning that repository to 1010 and dist-upgrading.

If that all goes through you can check your package list origins with
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# apt install apt-show-versions
apt-show-versions | grep /buster

But perhaps I should defer to @CwF's vast experience in this subject — I've never created a FrankenDebian so I don't know how to fix them...
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Re: [SOLVED] Audio problems

Postby wizard10000 » 2018-11-04 17:07

Sid is in the middle (well, actually closer to the end) of a major Perl upgrade and at least on my machines (both laptops, both run openbox) sound is currently broken. I did end up filing a bug report as volumeicon-alsa currently maxes out a single core and causes my machines to overheat, but all I'm seeing are dummy devices as well. dist-upgrade told me I was good to go; apparently that wasn't quite the case :D

My sources.list is a oneliner:
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deb http://cdn-fastly.deb.debian.org/debian/ unstable main contrib non-free
Linkage to bug report here - https://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugrepo ... bug=912746
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Re: Audio problems

Postby general portion » 2018-11-04 21:36

CwF wrote:
general portion wrote:EDIT: IT seems that I've made a "FrankenDebian", is there any way to fix it without reinstalling the OS?

I have faith! I keep saying on here...I hope you try! Fixing leads to solutions, or not. A fresh install only gets you back to where you already were.


Thanks for the motivating words, I will do my best not to "break" my install more than I've apparently already done.

Head_on_a_Stick wrote:
general portion wrote:IT seems that I've made a "FrankenDebian", is there any way to fix it without reinstalling the OS?

There may be a way to "fix it" but why take the risk?

Re-installing is easy as pie and it's not like you've spent much time configuring stuff, right?

If you do want to try a recovery you could follow this guide:

https://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/debi ... owngrading


I've spent quite a lot of time configuring everything to work, feel and look the way I want it to. I've saved all the dot-files to a private git repo so a fresh install would only take about a full afternoon for me, but I'm hoping my system does not break again in any serious manor so I don't have to do a fresh install. Thanks for the link, I will have a look at it.
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