[SOLVED] Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

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[SOLVED] Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby chpaisal » 2019-07-10 18:26

Hi,

I'll show you my sound hardware configuration:

The card is really an ALC888 but I can't get it to work in Debian 10 (Buster). In Debian 9 it worked well. Since the dist-upgrade the configuration has been lost

root@hp6704:~# lspci | grep -i audio
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset High Definition Audio (rev 06)
01:00.1 Audio device: NVIDIA Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)

Pulseaudio doesn't seem to detect it, but alsamixer does.

I've tried everything, and there's no way to get the sound back.
What can I do?
Thank you
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-10 19:17

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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby Deb-fan » 2019-07-10 19:40

Someone just yesterday was having audio issues with a system they'd upgraded to Buster from Stretch. Couple thoughts about it. Check in your users /home/.config/ a directory named pulse in there, copy that somewhere else ie: somewhere else, name it pulse.bak or whatever. Then try rebooting, seen people mention sometimes these app config directories and files could be automatically recreated if you delete them and there isn't one when you bootup. Don't know if that's the case with Debian Buster though.

Anyway, if still not working after reboot could either remove (or purge) pulseaudio, perhaps alsa-base or alsa or whichever are relevant to your system/OS and then reinstall them or just outright try reinstalling them with ... or similar.
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sudo apt-get install --reinstall pulseaudio


Of course watch the terminal output while undergoing any of the above, what's going to be removed ? Etc.

Finally could resort to what that user ended up doing to restore his sound-audio. He installed Buster completely fresh and sound starting working. Am assuming it was likely a config file conflict as noted above but yeah it did turn out apparently being an improperly done migration from Stretch to Buster that messed up the guys sound. Could get into how you actually performed the dist-upgrade too(not doing that) but unless something has majorly changed weird borkage like this is clearly why fresh installs between releases is the recommended method.
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby chpaisal » 2019-07-11 06:10

Not works :

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   $ rm -r ~/.config/pulse /tmp/pulse-*
   $ pulseaudio --kill
   $ pulseaudio --start


And not works

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   # apt-get install --reinstall pulseaudio



the only device seems to be the HDMI ports given by the Nvidia graphics card, but I can't hear the audio.

On the other hand, alsamixer detects the motherboard integrated card (ALC888).

How is it possible that pulseaudio does not see a device that if it sees alsamixer? pavucontrol shows all those HDMI devices, but nothing of the analogical output.

By the way, has the alsa-base package disappeared in buster?
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-11 07:24

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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby chpaisal » 2019-07-11 07:49

Thanks for the link. I'll try it.

Anyway the pulseaudio automatisms seem to be fine, but when things don't work as they should, it becomes a real nightmare to set up the sound.

It is also curious to see that archlinux has it better documented than debian.
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-11 07:52

In Arch you should set almost everything by hand.
So, they have to have better documentation. :-)
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby chpaisal » 2019-07-11 15:30

The result is and the problem persists

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$ fuser -v /dev/dsp
$ fuser -v /dev/snd/*
                               USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/snd/controlC1:  carles     1983 F.... pulseaudio
/dev/snd/pcmC1D7p:   carles     1983 F...m pulseaudio



The pavucontrol shows many Digital Stereo HDMI 2 Output.

As root:

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# fuser -v /dev/snd/*
                     USER        PID ACCESS COMMAND
/dev/snd/controlC0:  root        856 f.... alsactl
                     timidity   1115 F.... timidity
/dev/snd/controlC1:  carles     1983 F.... pulseaudio
/dev/snd/pcmC0D0p:   timidity   1115 F...m timidity
/dev/snd/seq:        timidity   1115 F.... timidity
/dev/snd/timer:      timidity   1115 f.... timidity
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby ruwolf » 2019-07-11 16:43

Have you tried to close timidity as described in wiki.archlinux.org?
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby chpaisal » 2019-07-11 17:36

YEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH You're crack.

I run this:

# apt purge timidity

after

# alsaximer

OO To enable alsa sound card

Rerun the pavucontrol and YEEEESSS. I can see the "Audio Intern Estereo Analogic"


SOLVED !!!!!! Thanks for all.

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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby sunrat » 2019-07-11 23:38

Please edit the title in your first post by prefix [SOLVED] so it may help someone else with the same issue.
“ computer users can be divided into 2 categories:
Those who have lost data
...and those who have not lost data YET ”
Remember to BACKUP!
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Re: Sound Card ALC888 not detected Debian Buster

Postby pcdoctor01 » 2019-07-30 10:11

Thank you!
I had this issue when I upgraded.



chpaisal wrote:YEEEEEEAAAAAAAHHHHH You're crack.

I run this:

# apt purge timidity

after

# alsaximer

OO To enable alsa sound card

Rerun the pavucontrol and YEEEESSS. I can see the "Audio Intern Estereo Analogic"


SOLVED !!!!!! Thanks for all.

I owe you a beer if you ever stop by Barcelona.
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