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#46 pcpunk

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 10:35 AM

 

@pcpunk special thanks and according to what I understood is that this issue might remain even if I did a new clean installation ?

1. I don't know, all you can do is run a LinuxLiveSession to see.  My best guess is, this was caused when W8 was in FastBoot Mode.

 

Disclosure: I don't have any experience with this, and don't have many technical skills, I just think it is worth while to try and fix it if the only option is a Re-Install, so we'll give it a shot for as long as worth while.

 

2. Now that "A Future Pilot" has got you with all your sound packages why don't you do an Update and Upgrade.  Maybe a new Package is available for the one broken- we'll get lucky - and it will fix it.  Only use the command below.  If asked Y or N for package questions, just Hit Enter which uses the default choice.  Reboot and check Sound.  

 

The outputs above tell us some stuff that is wrong but I'll need to look at it good later.

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

3. Also tell us what Model computer you have?  I see your speccy but sometimes the Model helps also.

 

4. Did you create a "home" partition upon install? if so this will make it easier to reinstall the same distro, save all your settings and files by Un-checking the Format Option in "home" as cat1092 suggested.

 

 

 

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Posted 05 August 2016 - 06:00 PM

Please post the output of 

inxi -Fxz

And this:

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec

Thanks!


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Posted 06 August 2016 - 03:14 AM

Here's an example of the output that pcpunk is asking for, simple to obtain. :)

 

 

cat@cat-ASRockPro3 ~ $ inxi -Fxz

System:    Host: cat-ASRockPro3 Kernel: 4.4.0-28-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 5.3.1)
           Desktop: MATE 1.14.1 (Gtk 3.18.9-1ubuntu3.1)
           Distro: Linux Mint 18 Sarah
Machine:   Mobo: ASRock model: 970M Pro3
           Bios: American Megatrends v: P1.50 date: 01/11/2016
CPU:       Hexa core AMD FX-6300 Six-Core (-MCP-) cache: 12288 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 sse4a ssse3 svm) bmips: 41909
           clock speeds: max: 3500 MHz 1: 3500 MHz 2: 3500 MHz 3: 3500 MHz
           4: 3500 MHz 5: 3500 MHz 6: 3500 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde XT [Radeon HD 7770/8760 / R7 250X]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.18.3 driver: radeon
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.00hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on AMD CAPE VERDE (DRM 2.43.0, LLVM 3.8.0)
           GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 11.2.0 Direct Rendering: Yes
Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-28-generic
Network:   Card: Realtek RTL8111/8168/8411 PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet Controller
           driver: r8169 v: 2.3LK-NAPI port: d000 bus-ID: 05:00.0
           IF: enp5s0 state: up speed: 1000 Mbps duplex: full mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 1748.4GB (2.5% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: M4 size: 128.0GB
           ID-2: /dev/sdb model: Samsung_SSD_850 size: 120.0GB
           ID-3: /dev/sdc model: WDC_WD10EARS size: 1000.2GB
           ID-4: /dev/sdd model: WDC_WD5003ABYX size: 500.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 40G used: 7.7G (21%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
           ID-2: /home size: 99G used: 33G (35%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sdd1
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 1.07GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sdd2
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 30.9C mobo: N/A gpu: 43.0
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 252 Uptime: 2:00 Memory: 2344.2/11988.5MB
           Init: systemd runlevel: 5 Gcc sys: 5.4.0
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.421) inxi: 2.2.35 
cat@cat-ASRockPro3 ~ $ 
 

 

And....

 

 

cat@cat-ASRockPro3 ~ $ cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec

Codec: Realtek ALC892
cat@cat-ASRockPro3 ~ $ 
 

 

This gives us the information needed to help diagnose the issue. As can be seen, I have a Realtek ALC892 MB audio chipset, though am using the sound from the AMD GPU in the first quote. If I were to plug in external speakers (not going through the monitor with Displayport connection) or headset, would be using the Realtek ALC892 drivers, which if I had a decent surround system (even 2.1 channel, a right/left & subwoofer), would be a much better option, and the AMD sound going through the low cost inbuilt monitor speakers would be muted. Nice ASUS monitor that cost over $300 in late 2013, the problem is that the speakers aren't in the same ballpark, have earbuds that sounds better, which goes through the MB (above quote). Would be pointless to plug into the monitor's headphone port, plus tricky to get to. ASUS builds great monitors, needs more quality with the speakers. A pair of 1W speakers for what's otherwise less hardware than a TV, though costs more, may ruin the experience for some. Speakers inside of computer monitors are for convenience, those whom expects decent sound quality must pay for more outside of the monitor purchase. 

 

 

Audio:     Card-1 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] SBx00 Azalia (Intel HDA)

           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 00:14.2
           Card-2 Advanced Micro Devices [AMD/ATI] Cape Verde/Pitcairn HDMI Audio [Radeon HD 7700/7800 Series]
           driver: snd_hda_intel bus-ID: 01:00.1
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.4.0-28-generic

 

 

For now though, it'll have to do. :thumbup2:

 

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Posted 06 August 2016 - 01:00 PM

Hey Guys,

 

I ran sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

 

and I accepted all the updates but I got a window ( I took a screen shot ) about  UEFI secure boot being enabled and how in order to use third party drivers I should disable it.

 

Link to screen shot  https://s7.postimg.org/bgayic4sr/Screenshot_from_2016_08_06_20_46_16.png

 

My pc is Toshiba satellite C50 - A073.

 

I did create a home partition as far as I remember.

 

Entry inxi -Fxz

 

gave :

 

System:    Host: Toshi-C50-A073 Kernel: 3.19.0-32-generic x86_64 (64 bit gcc: 4.8.2)
           Desktop: Cinnamon 2.8.8 (Gtk 3.10.8~8+qiana)
           Distro: Linux Mint 17.3 Rosa

Machine:   System: TOSHIBA product: Satellite C50-A073 v: PSCGAV-00S00MAR
           Mobo: Intel model: PT10F v: Type2 - Board Version
           Bios: Insyde v: 1.40 date: 04/22/2014

CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i5-3230M (-HT-MCP-) cache: 3072 KB
           flags: (lm nx sse sse2 sse3 sse4_1 sse4_2 ssse3 vmx) bmips: 10376
           clock speeds: max: 3200 MHz 1: 1385 MHz 2: 1328 MHz 3: 1200 MHz
           4: 1319 MHz

Graphics:  Card-1: Intel 3rd Gen Core processor Graphics Controller
           bus-ID: 00:02.0
           Card-2: NVIDIA GF117M [GeForce 610M/710M/810M/820M / GT 620M/625M/630M/720M]
           bus-ID: 01:00.0
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: nvidia (unloaded: intel)
           Resolution: 1366x768@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: GeForce 710M/PCIe/SSE2
           GLX Version: 4.4.0 NVIDIA 340.96 Direct Rendering: Yes

Audio:     Card Intel 7 Series/C210 Series Family High Definition Audio Controller
           bus-ID: 00:1b.0

Network:   Card-1: Qualcomm Atheros QCA9565 / AR9565 Wireless Network Adapter
           driver: ath9k bus-ID: 08:00.0
           IF: wlan0 state: up mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Qualcomm Atheros QCA8172 Fast Ethernet
           driver: alx port: 2000 bus-ID: 09:00.0
           IF: eth0 state: down mac: <filter>

Drives:    HDD Total Size: 750.2GB (38.8% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: HGST_HTS541075A9 size: 750.2GB

Partition: ID-1: / size: 24G used: 7.4G (34%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda8
           ID-2: /home size: 28G used: 991M (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda9
           ID-3: swap-1 size: 8.82GB used: 0.00GB (0%) fs: swap dev: /dev/sda10

RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present

Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 71.0C mobo: N/A gpu: 0.0:61C
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 198 Uptime: 26 min Memory: 1912.3/3827.6MB
           Init: Upstart runlevel: 2 Gcc sys: 4.8.4
           Client: Shell (bash 4.3.111) inxi: 2.2.28

 

I don't know what went went wrong but I copied and pasted the code cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
 

into the terminal several times and I tried a root terminal but I still got this :

 

cat /proc/asound/card0/codec* | grep Codec
cat: /proc/asound/card0/codec*: No such file or directory
 

 

 

 

 

 

 



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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for the outputs Tamimwm, this tells us a little more about what is needed.  I was thinking the Thread had come to a standstill, so I was going to try and help as a last ditch effort.  I had a few ideas, but the Staff here don't want me making suggestions unless I am sure of the outcome.  So I will keep watching to see if you get some help and add if I see something I am sure about.

 

Looks like secure boot is preventing file downloads that you are missing, but I'm not absolutely sure.  I think it is trying to download this codec:  "cat: /proc/asound/card0/codec*: No such file or directory" and that's why you were getting that output.

 

 

My pc is Toshiba satellite C50 - A073

 

It helps to give the exact model, I don't think that is correct.  Model# will be on the bottom of Laptop, don't give the Serial# that should be kept private.

 

 

I did create a home partition as far as I remember.

 

Yes, I see you did create a "home" Partition! that is great.  Now if you need to reinstall, and you reinstall the same distro, you should have all your Settings preserved, along with your Personal Files.  Just make sure NOT to format "home" during re-install, and backup all personal files just in case.

 

Hopefully someone will be able to help with this new info, good luck!

 

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Posted 07 August 2016 - 05:48 PM

 

 I had a few ideas, but the Staff here don't want me making suggestions unless I am sure of the outcome

Correct, Suggesting a course of action without knowing the outcome could cause more problems.



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 08:49 AM

OK I shall post a new topic in the forum , If a moderator would close this topic .

 

Thanks a lot everyone, I am going for a clean new installation



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Posted 10 August 2016 - 09:26 AM

We don't normally close threads unless there's a specific reason to do so.

A new installation is a wise choice IMO.




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