Codec + mixer: Analog Devices AD1981B + USB mixer - Alsa soundcard: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at irq 17 - Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01) - sound not working on Dell Dimension desktop in Ubuntu 9.04 - using snd-hda-intel: model=dell-m4-1 - also using USB mixer with 'default'/'C-Media USB Headphone Set at usb-0000:00:1d.2-2, full speed'

Asked by myshell1 on 2009-06-25

Hi.

This is a Dell Dimension desktop.

aplay-l gives me this:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801DB-ICH4]
  Subdevices: 0/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: default [C-Media USB Headphone Set ], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

This is the relevant part for lspci -v:

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)
 Subsystem: Dell Device 0160
 Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 0, IRQ 17
 I/O ports at ee00 [size=256]
 I/O ports at edc0 [size=64]
 Memory at feb7fa00 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
 Memory at feb7f900 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
 Capabilities: <access denied>
 Kernel driver in use: Intel ICH
 Kernel modules: snd-intel8x0

Nothing is muted in alsamixer.

I tried a WAV file and it did produce sound, though nothing else does.

This is the end of the /etc/modprobe.d file - some of these things I added myself. Now that I'm looking at this, perhaps the snd-hda-intel should be changed to snd-intel8x0 - what do you think?

# Keep snd-pcsp from being loaded as first soundcard
options snd-pcsp index=-2
alias snd-card-0 snd-hda-intel
alias sound-slot-0 snd-hda-intel
options snd-hda-intel model=dell-m4-1
options snd-hda-intel enable_msi=1
options snd-intel8x0 ac97_quirk=3

I did this: sudo nano /etc/group and added my username to the end of this: audio:x:29:

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks.

-Lisa

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Its probably a pulse audio problem.
System>administration>system monitor
In the processes tab find pulseaudio right click on it and kill it.
Then alt+f2 and type pulseaudio and hit enter and then try to listen to something and it should work.
Problems like that are probably going to be fixed soon its just pulse is only new to ubuntu and still has problems

Regards
Shane

myshell1 (myshell1) said : #2

Shane,

I tried that but it still doesn't work.

Thanks anyway.

-Lisa

Hmmm I dont have a clue then that work around worked for me when ever I had a problem.
Is the problem system wide or just the Firefox?

Hi,

In order to gather essential troubleshooting information about your sound card, please first follow this procedure:

Step 1: Open Terminal from "Applications->Accessories->
Terminal"

Step 2: Run the following command (copy/paste the following command into the Terminal and then hit <enter> -> this is a single command)

wget -O alsa-info.sh http://www.alsa-project.org/alsa-info.sh && bash alsa-info.sh

When the alsa-info.sh script asks "Do you want to run this script? [y/n]", press y and then hit <enter> to make sure the script actually runs. Please send us the full terminal output after the script has actually run.

Step 3: Run the following command (copy-paste the line below into a Terminal, press enter, then enter password when sudo asks for password, then press enter again)

cat /proc/asound/cards; sudo aptitude install gnome-alsamixer asoundconf-gtk alsa-utils; asoundconf list; aplay -l; ls -lart /dev/snd; cat /dev/sndstat; lspci -nn; lsmod | grep snd

Step 4: Please post results (copy/paste terminal output) on this thread

Step 5: Please also report on this thread if you cannot hear sound through the speakers, the headphones or cannot hear sound on both.

Step 6: Please also specify the exact model and make of your PC (if possible) on this thread

Step 7: If you are using a dual boot system (with Windows and Ubuntu installed on separate partitions),
then make sure to set the sound volume in Windows to a high level before booting into Ubuntu.
Also make sure to use the special function keys in Windows to make sure the loudspeakers are physically switched ON and working properly in Windows before installing and testing Ubuntu. This step is necessary with certain Toshiba Tecra laptops.

Step 8: Experiment with the audio settings in gnome-alsamixer and asoundconf-gtk until you get sound (hopefully)

Step 9: In System/Administration/Users and Groups , make sure that your user and the root user are members of the following 5 groups:

 pulse
 pulse-access
 pulse-rt
 audio
 video

Step 10: Run the command gnome-volume-control and set the Sound Theme to "No sounds" (Sound Theme is also accessible via System > Preferences > Sound)

Step 11: Try connecting headphones to different audio jacks/ports on the backpanel of the sound card until you hopefully hear sound

======================================================================================================

Please also read the following pages

http://www.ubuntugeek.com/sound-solutions-for-ubuntu-904-jaunty-users.html

http://doc.ubuntu-fr.org/audio_intel_hda (check for correct /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf options at bottom of this page)

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/SoundTroubleshooting

for some initial suggestions.

You should add the following string to the /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf file

options snd-hda-intel model=YOUR_MODEL

Valid model names (that replace YOUR_MODEL) depending on the codec chip, can be found at

http://kernel.ubuntu.com/git?p=ubuntu/ubuntu-jaunty.git;a=blob_plain;f=Documentation/sound/alsa/ALSA-Configuration.txt

If you do not know your codec chip name, you can execute the following Terminal command to find out:

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

Each combination of audio codec, audio mixer and audio device name requires a very specific configuration in the alsa-base.conf file, if the audio chipset does not work out-of-the-box.

Make sure to set all channels to high volume levels in gnome-alsamixer.

Make sure all the different speakers (including 'Front', 'Master', and 'PCM") are NOT muted and NOT set to low volume levels.

Kind regards,

Mark

myshell1 (myshell1) said : #5

Mark,

Here's the additional information that you requested:

!!################################
!!ALSA Information Script v 0.4.56
!!################################

!!Script ran on: Thu Jun 25 17:55:00 UTC 2009

!!Linux Distribution
!!------------------

Ubuntu 9.04 \n \l DISTRIB_ID=Ubuntu DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Ubuntu 9.04"

!!DMI Information
!!---------------

Manufacturer:
Product Name:

!!Kernel Information
!!------------------

Kernel release: 2.6.28-13-generic
Operating System: GNU/Linux
Architecture: i686
Processor: unknown
SMP Enabled: Yes

!!ALSA Version
!!------------

Driver version: 1.0.18rc3
Library version: 1.0.18
Utilities version: 1.0.18

!!Loaded ALSA modules
!!-------------------

snd_intel8x0
snd_usb_audio

!!Sound Servers on this system
!!----------------------------

Pulseaudio:
      Installed - Yes (/usr/bin/pulseaudio)
      Running - Yes

ESound Daemon:
      Installed - Yes (/usr/bin/esd)
      Running - No

!!Soundcards recognised by ALSA
!!-----------------------------

 0 [I82801DBICH4 ]: ICH4 - Intel 82801DB-ICH4
                      Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at irq 17
 1 [default ]: USB-Audio - C-Media USB Headphone Set
                      C-Media USB Headphone Set at usb-0000:00:1d.2-2, full speed

!!PCI Soundcards installed in the system
!!--------------------------------------

00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller (rev 01)

!!Advanced information - PCI Vendor/Device/Susbsystem ID's
!!--------------------------------------------------------

00:1f.5 0401: 8086:24c5 (rev 01)
 Subsystem: 1028:0160

!!Modprobe options (Sound related)
!!--------------------------------

snd-atiixp-modem: index=-2
snd-intel8x0m: index=-2
snd-via82xx-modem: index=-2
snd-usb-audio: index=-2
snd-usb-us122l: index=-2
snd-usb-usx2y: index=-2
snd-usb-caiaq: index=-2
snd-cmipci: mpu_port=0x330 fm_port=0x388
snd-pcsp: index=-2
snd-pcsp: index=-2
snd-hda-intel: model=dell-m4-1
snd-hda-intel: enable_msi=1
snd-intel8x0: ac97_quirk=3

!!Loaded sound module options
!!--------------------------

!!Module: snd_intel8x0
ac97_clock : 0
ac97_quirk : 3
buggy_irq : N
buggy_semaphore : N
enable : N
id : <NULL>
index : -1
joystick : 0
spdif_aclink : 0
xbox : N

!!Module: snd_usb_audio
async_unlink : Y
device_setup : 0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0,0
enable : Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y,Y
id : <NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>,<NULL>
ignore_ctl_error : N
index : -2,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1
nrpacks : 8
pid : -1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1
vid : -1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1,-1

!!AC97 Codec information
!!---------------------------
--startcollapse--

0-0/0: Analog Devices AD1981B

PCI Subsys Vendor: 0x1028
PCI Subsys Device: 0x0160

Capabilities : -headphone out-
DAC resolution : 20-bit
ADC resolution : 16-bit
3D enhancement : No 3D Stereo Enhancement

Current setup
Mic gain : 20dB [ 20dB]
POP path : pre 3D
Sim. stereo : off
3D enhancement : off
Loudness : off
Mono output : Mic
Mic select : Mic1
ADC/DAC loopback : off
Extended ID : codec=0 rev=1 AMAP DSA=0 VRA
Extended status : VRA
PCM front DAC : 44100Hz
PCM ADC : 44100Hz

AD18XX configuration
Unchained : 0x1000,0x0000,0x0000
Chained : 0x0000,0x0000,0x0000

0:00 = 0090
0:02 = 0f0f
0:04 = 0101
0:06 = 0001
0:08 = 0000
0:0a = 0000
0:0c = 0001
0:0e = 0041
0:10 = 0101
0:12 = 0000
0:14 = 0000
0:16 = 0000
0:18 = 0101
0:1a = 0000
0:1c = 0f0f
0:1e = 0000
0:20 = 0200
0:22 = 0000
0:24 = 0000
0:26 = 000f
0:28 = 0601
0:2a = 0031
0:2c = ac44
0:2e = 0000
0:30 = 0000
0:32 = ac44
0:34 = 0000
0:36 = 0000
0:38 = 0000
0:3a = 2000
0:3c = 0000
0:3e = 0000
0:40 = 0000
0:42 = 0000
0:44 = 0000
0:46 = 0000
0:48 = 0000
0:4a = 0000
0:4c = 0000
0:4e = 0000
0:50 = 0000
0:52 = 0000
0:54 = 0000
0:56 = 0000
0:58 = 0000
0:5a = 0000
0:5c = 4000
0:5e = 0000
0:60 = 8080
0:62 = 0000
0:64 = 8000
0:66 = 0000
0:68 = 0000
0:6a = 0000
0:6c = 0000
0:6e = 0000
0:70 = 0000
0:72 = 1800
0:74 = 1001
0:76 = 2050
0:78 = 0000
0:7a = 0000
0:7c = 4144
0:7e = 5374
--endcollapse--

!!ALSA Device nodes
!!-----------------

crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 13 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/controlC0
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 6 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/controlC1
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 12 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 11 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC0D0p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 10 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC0D1c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 9 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC0D2c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 8 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC0D3c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 7 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC0D4p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 5 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC1D0c
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 4 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/pcmC1D0p
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 3 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/seq
crw-rw---- 1 root audio 116, 2 Jun 25 13:38 /dev/snd/timer

!!Aplay/Arecord output
!!------------

APLAY

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801DB-ICH4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: default [C-Media USB Headphone Set ], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

ARECORD

**** List of CAPTURE Hardware Devices ****
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801DB-ICH4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 1: Intel ICH - MIC ADC [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC ADC]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 2: Intel ICH - MIC2 ADC [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - MIC2 ADC]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 3: Intel ICH - ADC2 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - ADC2]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: default [C-Media USB Headphone Set ], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0

!!Amixer output
!!-------------

!!-------Mixer controls for card 0 [I82801DBICH4]

Card hw:0 'I82801DBICH4'/'Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at irq 17'
  Mixer name : 'Analog Devices AD1981B'
  Components : 'AC97a:41445374'
  Controls : 28
  Simple ctrls : 20
Simple mixer control 'Master',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 16 [52%] [-22.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 16 [52%] [-22.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Master Mono',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 30 [97%] [-1.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 30 [97%] [-1.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 30 [97%] [-1.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Headphone Jack Sense',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'PCM',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 30 [97%] [10.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 30 [97%] [10.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Line',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 30 [97%] [10.50dB] [on] Capture [off]
  Front Right: Playback 30 [97%] [10.50dB] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Line Jack Sense',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'CD',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on] Capture [off]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Mono
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 30 [97%] [10.50dB] [on]
  Front Left: Capture [on]
  Front Right: Capture [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Boost ( 20dB)',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mic Select',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Mic1' 'Mic2'
  Item0: 'Mic1'
Simple mixer control 'Video',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Phone',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Mono
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Mono: Playback 30 [97%] [10.50dB] [on]
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Aux',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 31
  Front Left: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on] Capture [off]
  Front Right: Playback 31 [100%] [12.00dB] [on] Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mono Output Select',0
  Capabilities: enum
  Items: 'Mix' 'Mic'
  Item0: 'Mic'
Simple mixer control 'Capture',0
  Capabilities: cvolume cswitch
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Capture 0 - 15
  Front Left: Capture 15 [100%] [22.50dB] [on]
  Front Right: Capture 15 [100%] [22.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Mix',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'Mix Mono',0
  Capabilities: cswitch cswitch-exclusive
  Capture exclusive group: 0
  Capture channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Front Left: Capture [off]
  Front Right: Capture [off]
Simple mixer control 'External Amplifier',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Stereo Mic',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]

!!-------Mixer controls for card 1 [default]

Card hw:1 'default'/'C-Media USB Headphone Set at usb-0000:00:1d.2-2, full speed'
  Mixer name : 'USB Mixer'
  Components : 'USB0d8c:000c'
  Controls : 7
  Simple ctrls : 3
Simple mixer control 'Mic',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pvolume-joined cvolume cvolume-joined pswitch pswitch-joined cswitch cswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Capture channels: Mono
  Limits: Playback 0 - 32 Capture 0 - 16
  Mono: Playback 31 [97%] [46.50dB] [on] Capture 1 [6%] [1.50dB] [on]
Simple mixer control 'Auto Gain Control',0
  Capabilities: pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Mono
  Mono: Playback [on]
Simple mixer control 'Speaker',0
  Capabilities: pvolume pswitch pswitch-joined
  Playback channels: Front Left - Front Right
  Limits: Playback 0 - 151
  Mono:
  Front Left: Playback 150 [99%] [-1.37dB] [on]
  Front Right: Playback 150 [99%] [-1.37dB] [on]

!!Alsactl output
!!-------------

--startcollapse--
state.I82801DBICH4 {
 control.1 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 2
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
 }
 control.2 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -4650
  comment.dbmax 0
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Playback Volume'
  value.0 16
  value.1 16
 }
 control.3 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 2
  iface MIXER
  name 'Headphone Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
 }
 control.4 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -4650
  comment.dbmax 0
  iface MIXER
  name 'Headphone Playback Volume'
  value.0 30
  value.1 30
 }
 control.5 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Mono Playback Switch'
  value true
 }
 control.6 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 1
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -4650
  comment.dbmax 0
  iface MIXER
  name 'Master Mono Playback Volume'
  value 30
 }
 control.7 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Phone Playback Switch'
  value true
 }
 control.8 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 1
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -3450
  comment.dbmax 1200
  iface MIXER
  name 'Phone Playback Volume'
  value 30
 }
 control.9 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Playback Switch'
  value true
 }
 control.10 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 1
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -3450
  comment.dbmax 1200
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Playback Volume'
  value 30
 }
 control.11 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Boost ( 20dB)'
  value true
 }
 control.12 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 2
  iface MIXER
  name 'Line Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
 }
 control.13 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -3450
  comment.dbmax 1200
  iface MIXER
  name 'Line Playback Volume'
  value.0 30
  value.1 30
 }
 control.14 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 2
  iface MIXER
  name 'CD Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
 }
 control.15 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -3450
  comment.dbmax 1200
  iface MIXER
  name 'CD Playback Volume'
  value.0 31
  value.1 31
 }
 control.16 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 2
  iface MIXER
  name 'Aux Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
 }
 control.17 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -3450
  comment.dbmax 1200
  iface MIXER
  name 'Aux Playback Volume'
  value.0 31
  value.1 31
 }
 control.18 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 2
  iface MIXER
  name 'PCM Playback Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
 }
 control.19 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 31'
  comment.dbmin -3450
  comment.dbmax 1200
  iface MIXER
  name 'PCM Playback Volume'
  value.0 30
  value.1 30
 }
 control.20 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type ENUMERATED
  comment.count 2
  comment.item.0 Mic
  comment.item.1 CD
  comment.item.2 Video
  comment.item.3 Aux
  comment.item.4 Line
  comment.item.5 Mix
  comment.item.6 'Mix Mono'
  comment.item.7 Phone
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Source'
  value.0 Mic
  value.1 Mic
 }
 control.21 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 2
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Switch'
  value.0 true
  value.1 true
 }
 control.22 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 15'
  comment.dbmin 0
  comment.dbmax 2250
  iface MIXER
  name 'Capture Volume'
  value.0 15
  value.1 15
 }
 control.23 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type ENUMERATED
  comment.count 1
  comment.item.0 Mix
  comment.item.1 Mic
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mono Output Select'
  value Mic
 }
 control.24 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type ENUMERATED
  comment.count 1
  comment.item.0 Mic1
  comment.item.1 Mic2
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Select'
  value Mic1
 }
 control.25 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Stereo Mic'
  value true
 }
 control.26 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Headphone Jack Sense'
  value true
 }
 control.27 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Line Jack Sense'
  value true
 }
 control.28 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'External Amplifier'
  value true
 }
}
state.default {
 control.1 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Playback Switch'
  value true
 }
 control.2 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 1
  comment.range '0 - 32'
  comment.dbmin 0
  comment.dbmax 4800
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Playback Volume'
  value 31
 }
 control.3 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Speaker Playback Switch'
  value true
 }
 control.4 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 2
  comment.range '0 - 151'
  comment.dbmin -2837
  comment.dbmax -119
  iface MIXER
  name 'Speaker Playback Volume'
  value.0 150
  value.1 150
 }
 control.5 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Capture Switch'
  value true
 }
 control.6 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type INTEGER
  comment.count 1
  comment.range '0 - 16'
  comment.dbmin 0
  comment.dbmax 2400
  iface MIXER
  name 'Mic Capture Volume'
  value 1
 }
 control.7 {
  comment.access 'read write'
  comment.type BOOLEAN
  comment.count 1
  iface MIXER
  name 'Auto Gain Control'
  value true
 }
}
--endcollapse--

!!All Loaded Modules
!!------------------

Module
xt_limit
xt_tcpudp
ipt_LOG
ipt_MASQUERADE
xt_DSCP
ipt_REJECT
nf_conntrack_irc
nf_conntrack_ftp
xt_state
binfmt_misc
i915
drm
bridge
stp
bnep
video
output
input_polldev
lp
ppdev
iptable_nat
nf_nat
nf_conntrack_ipv4
nf_conntrack
nf_defrag_ipv4
iptable_mangle
iptable_filter
ip_tables
x_tables
dcdbas
pcspkr
snd_intel8x0
snd_ac97_codec
ac97_bus
snd_usb_audio
snd_usb_lib
snd_hwdep
iTCO_wdt
snd_hda_intel
iTCO_vendor_support
snd_pcm_oss
snd_mixer_oss
shpchp
snd_pcm
snd_page_alloc
snd_seq_dummy
snd_seq_oss
snd_seq_midi
snd_rawmidi
snd_seq_midi_event
snd_seq
snd_timer
snd_seq_device
snd
soundcore
parport_pc
parport
intel_agp
agpgart
usbhid
b44
ssb
mii
tulip
floppy
fbcon
tileblit
font
bitblit
softcursor

Names of available sound cards:
I82801DBICH4
default
**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 0: Intel ICH [Intel 82801DB-ICH4]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 0: I82801DBICH4 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4], device 4: Intel ICH - IEC958 [Intel 82801DB-ICH4 - IEC958]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
card 1: default [C-Media USB Headphone Set ], device 0: USB Audio [USB Audio]
  Subdevices: 1/1
  Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
total 0
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 2 2009-06-25 13:38 timer
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 3 2009-06-25 13:38 seq
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 6 2009-06-25 13:38 controlC1
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 7 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC0D4p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 8 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC0D3c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 9 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC0D2c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 10 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC0D1c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 13 2009-06-25 13:38 controlC0
drwxr-xr-x 2 root root 280 2009-06-25 13:38 .
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 12 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC0D0c
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 4 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC1D0p
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 5 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC1D0c
drwxr-xr-x 16 root root 4040 2009-06-25 13:38 ..
crw-rw----+ 1 root audio 116, 11 2009-06-25 13:38 pcmC0D0p
Sound Driver:3.8.1a-980706 (ALSA v1.0.18rc3 emulation code)
Kernel: Linux thebigpieceofjunk 2.6.28-13-generic #44-Ubuntu SMP Tue Jun 2 07:57:31 UTC 2009 i686
Config options: 0

Installed drivers:
Type 10: ALSA emulation

Card config:
Intel 82801DB-ICH4 with AD1981B at irq 17
C-Media USB Headphone Set at usb-0000:00:1d.2-2, full speed

Audio devices:
0: Intel 82801DB-ICH4 (DUPLEX)
1: USB Audio (DUPLEX)

Synth devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Midi devices: NOT ENABLED IN CONFIG

Timers:
31: system timer

Mixers:
0: Analog Devices AD1981B
1: USB Mixer
00:00.0 Host bridge [0600]: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface [8086:2560] (rev 01)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device [8086:2562] (rev 01)
00:1d.0 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1 [8086:24c2] (rev 01)
00:1d.1 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2 [8086:24c4] (rev 01)
00:1d.2 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3 [8086:24c7] (rev 01)
00:1d.7 USB Controller [0c03]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller [8086:24cd] (rev 01)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge [0604]: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge [8086:244e] (rev 81)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge [0601]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge [8086:24c0] (rev 01)
00:1f.1 IDE interface [0101]: Intel Corporation 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller [8086:24cb] (rev 01)
00:1f.3 SMBus [0c05]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller [8086:24c3] (rev 01)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller [0401]: Intel Corporation 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller [8086:24c5] (rev 01)
01:04.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: ADMtek NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 [1317:0985] (rev 11)
01:05.0 Communication controller [0780]: Conexant Systems, Inc. HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem [14f1:2f20]
01:09.0 Ethernet controller [0200]: Broadcom Corporation BCM4401 100Base-T [14e4:4401] (rev 01)
snd_intel8x0 37532 2
snd_ac97_codec 112292 1 snd_intel8x0
ac97_bus 9856 1 snd_ac97_codec
snd_usb_audio 90400 1
snd_usb_lib 24320 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hwdep 15108 1 snd_usb_audio
snd_hda_intel 434100 0
snd_pcm_oss 46336 0
snd_mixer_oss 22656 1 snd_pcm_oss
snd_pcm 82948 5 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss
snd_page_alloc 16904 3 snd_intel8x0,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm
snd_seq_dummy 10756 0
snd_seq_oss 37760 0
snd_seq_midi 14336 0
snd_rawmidi 29696 2 snd_usb_lib,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq_midi_event 15104 2 snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi
snd_seq 56880 6 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_seq_midi_event
snd_timer 29704 2 snd_pcm,snd_seq
snd_seq_device 14988 5 snd_seq_dummy,snd_seq_oss,snd_seq_midi,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq
snd 62628 19 snd_intel8x0,snd_ac97_codec,snd_usb_audio,snd_hwdep,snd_hda_intel,snd_pcm_oss,snd_mixer_oss,snd_pcm,snd_seq_oss,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq,snd_timer,snd_seq_device
soundcore 15200 1 snd

I don't have speakers, just headphones. It's connected by a usb port.

The computer is a Dell Dimension desktop.

It's not a dual boot machine.

Thanks. Though it still doesn't work, I'm still trying things that you suggested.

-Lisa

Hi,

I think your pc is experiencing the following bug:

https://bugs.launchpad.net/bugs/369000

which seems to be a new regression/bug in Ubuntu 9.04

Please try installing Ubuntu 8.10 from a LiveCD session.

According to the bugreport, Ubuntu 8.10 should give working sound.

Hope it helps,

Kind regards,

Mark

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