Not able to adjust volume

Asked by Sbn on 2008-04-25

Just upgraded to hardy, and the volume device has changed from alsa to oss. There is nothing I can do about it through preferences and when I try to adjust volume the bars resist moving. Using Fn+F8/F9 won't work either. There is no sound even when the volume button shows 100%... Frustrating as I was about to watch a movie... What happened and what can I do?????

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hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said : #1

I don't think you have the sound kernel modules loaded, I thought hardy uses pulseaudio instead of ALSA or OSS by default. Can you play any kind of sounds on this machine?

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #2

Hi, I'm not able to play any sounds at all...

hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said : #3

what does 'lspci' say about your audio hardware?

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #4

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 4 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation G70 [GeForce Go 7600] (rev a1)
02:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 01)
05:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation PRO/Wireless 3945ABG Network Connection (rev 02)
09:06.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
09:06.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
09:06.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
09:06.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD Host Controller

hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said : #5

check if snd_hda_intel is loaded(lsmod | grep snd_hda_intel). If yes, apt-get alsamixergui, set volume through that. If No, load it with modprobe and set the volume with alsamixergui

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #6

 lsmod | grep snd_hda_intel
snd_hda_intel 344728 0
snd_pcm 78596 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 11400 2 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_hwdep 10500 1 snd_hda_intel
snd 56996 11 snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_hwdep,snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device

I'm kinda new at this, so I don't know how to interpret it.

hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said : #7

you have the drivers, can you install alsamixergui and set the volume? 'sudo apt-get install alsamixergui'

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #8

I installed it and got this message when opening: alsamixer: function snd_mixer_load failed: No such file or directory

???

Best hardcorelinux (hardcorelinux) said : #9

A bug has been added for the problem trouble here,
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/alsa-driver/+bug/192382

Sbn (esbenvinsnes) said : #10

I followed your link and did this:

sudo apt-get install module-assistant
module-assistant a-i alsa-source

then I restarted and now it works!

thank you very much for your time.

sbn